Lord of the (Supersized) Fries


Hell hath no fury like a winger scorned, eh? On the one hand, you’ve got thepreemptive impeachers, then there’s Erik Erickson of Red State, full of righteous spittle, promising the wrath and fury of leprosy–or its political equivalent–to anyone who dares question the abilities of wingnut hero Sarah Palin, or, worse, whispers leaks to the likes of Carl Cameron, et al. As you might expect, Michele Malkin approves.

I suppose this is the winger equivalent of introspection: screech, puff out your chest, maybe toss a few verbal rocks, threaten yet another “enemy”…and reach for some more supersize fries.

Last week we were treated to another fine example, that ofGlenn Reynolds and the Missus promising to go all John Galt/Postal/to the mattresses, their preferred method of combat being…the snide note in lieu of a tip to the waitstaff at any number of establishments where they choose to dine. Others bravely responded in comments that they too, were willing to go right to the edge, perhaps even closing vital engines of commerce rather than subject themselves to the humiliation of a slightly higher marginal tax rate. A tax that no doubt would be used to subsidize shiftless laziness (and we all know what THAT means, wink wink.)

But, you know, on a more serious note, these sorts of reactions are quite revelatory. Since the attacks of 9/11, your wingers have insisted that history itself had stopped, that we must grimly set aside any notion that government was anything but an engine of merciless combat, and that, above all, the horde MUST be stomped on and stopped, regardless of cost. It was our duty, and anyone asking unpleasant questions was a traitorous stooge.

But, in the end, what it’s really all about for these folks is…the absolute need to feel superior to, and, if necessary, behave with the utmost rudeness, towards…staff or waitstaff. 

And, even as they reveal themselves to be just that pathetic, they are equally delusional in their beliefs that, for some reason, we’d actually miss them if they DID ‘go John Galt” on us. Imagine–no tip AND no snide note. What horror!

Of course, the real horror is the absolute childishness displayed by the wingnuts–a childishness that’s resulted in genuine suffering for an awfully large number of people.

8 thoughts on “Lord of the (Supersized) Fries

  1. Can I assume that the waitstaff will be appreciative of being preached to in lieu of a tip?
    What gets me is that through 8 years of Clinton, I kept hearing “not my president. I didn’t elect him. etc.” Seeing lapel buttons of the same.
    Bush was elected under very questionable circumstances. Yet the country went with it.
    Now Obama is elected and there appears to be a gearing up for years of “Not my President” again.
    If the repubs can’t allow that a dem can be elected, then the republic is lost.

  2. The childish also like their leaders to be childish. Hence George Bush and Sarah Palin. Even McCain showed his jr. high school mentality during this campaign.

  3. What, they need an excuse not to tip? I have a feeling that in general, if these jokers don’t tip, waitstaff won’t see that much of a decline in their income. You have to actually give something before you can take it away.

  4. Don’t send ’em here; we don’t want ’em. 60% of the population didn’t vote for Harper, after all.

  5. I’m about 100% sure that that “tip” story is just a typical winger lie.
    Why? Reynolds & spouse are inKnoxville, TN. Now, if they arugula munching, latte sipping elitist communards, then they would patronize restaurants in town, where college kids (i.e. Obama supporters) try to survive on tips.
    But if they’re red-blooded, GOP-lovin’, true Amerikkan conservitives, then they’d just go outside of town, toreal america. And get served down-home food (and yes, it is good) by a sweet little old lady who’s been working there for 40+ years, trying to support her family on tips, and voting GOP for all her life.
    Now imagine the reaction after they stiff that lady and leave their “I’m giving it to Obama!” note. Hell hath no fury, etc.
    Now if they tried stiffing the burly waitstaff at “Bubba’s Hog Heaven BBQ & Biscuit Barn”, they’d probably get their beemer trashed.
    So I think they’re just blatentlylying just like typical republitards.

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