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My claws are sharpened

A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And if she hasn't so much the worse for you
~Henri Matisse

That's today's quote from a daily desk calendar "Bad Cats" that my parents sent me. My own claws have been out since last night when a friend in my hometown posted this ridiculous rant on Facebook:

Our country really makes me shake my head. First off: I am sorry that the Federal workers are not receiving their pay. Unfortunately, this happens every single day to countless workers whom are suddenly faced with zero income.

Secondly: I just received an email about a “GoFund Me” account that I “May be interested in”. I have contributed, and donated, to GoFund Me accounts, several times before, each for different causes. I see this campaign effort has raised $14,700 thus far, of a $20,000 goal.

My answer is this: NO WAY!! These people should access their 401K accounts, and take out a loan, like so many other Americans must do. The average, everyday worker who is displaced from their job, has to figure things all out for themselves. There isn’t much help for the working class sector. These federal workers will probably have to eat crow, like so many other people must do, daily! I’m sorry, but what’s fair is fair.

Again, I do feel their pain of not receiving a paycheck, however, I don’t feel they warrant any special attention, that most others never receive. Honest question: Do you think if these Federal Workers were back into their jobs, that they would blink an eye for the average, working class sector? I’m sure that they wouldn’t.


That got my dander up immediately - as well as some others on his list. Alhough the few far righties he has on his f-list loved it. I mean what the eff, dude? He basically makes the statement - and yes, he confirmed his opinions when I called him out - that:
1. Federal workers aren't "ordinary people" because their jobs have perks
2. Federal workers are somehow less worthy than these "ordinary people" to recieve help when they're struggling because they should just suck it up
3. Federal workers wouldn't start a Go Fund Me for a factory worker who's been laid off

Dude, asshole much? He lumped all federal workers into the piss poor stereotype that they're all six-figure, BMW drivers who would spit on a factory worker if had the chance. You know who federal workers are? They're prison guards and TSA folks who have to work despite not getting paid. They're cashiers and food service workers with ailing family members who live paycheck to paycheck. Finally, you know who they are, BUD? When you took a vacation to DC a few months ago and got all dressed up, they're the custodians in the museum who clean the toilets after you use them and probably haven't been able to afford a vacation in a decade.

But do go on with your bullshit "federal workers aren't ordinary people" diatribe.

Comments

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spikesgirl58
Jan. 18th, 2019 02:14 pm (UTC)
Aw, the glories of FB and why I avoid it. :P
missdiane
Jan. 18th, 2019 02:15 pm (UTC)
Alas, stupidity like that is on every forum. Though here on LJ, I tend to more readily dump people with mindsets like that.
amethyst_witch
Jan. 18th, 2019 02:23 pm (UTC)
You're right but it seems to be ESPECIALLY bad and stupid on Fbook 🙄

This guy is a moron. Did you see Cardi B's video weighing in on this issue?? It's GREAT 😏
missdiane
Jan. 18th, 2019 02:29 pm (UTC)
It does. Of course my shit sister liked a comment (with wrong information) which opposed what I said. Another reminder not to post or reply there. Though I just joined a Vegan in NJ group and found that a brand new vegan burger place opened today near me.

Oh I did. I rt-ed it. Did you see the debate between the senators on her video?
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/michaelblackmon/cardi-b-senators-shutdown-trump
amethyst_witch
Jan. 18th, 2019 03:58 pm (UTC)
*LOL* OF COUUUURSE SHE DID!!! *massive eye roll*

YAY for the new vegan group! That's great, hon :)

YES I DID SEE (AND HAVE SUPPORTED) THE CARDI B RESPONSE :D Oh honey as if you even had to ask ;) I got Insta and Twitter just for her *LOL*

PS: Apparently my Amazon pckg is out there in the mailbox and if it is then I can do your v-day gift ^_^
I felt like such a sack of shit that yours didn't go out with the first wave -_- but I have been waiting on this one thing (no hype--it's just a small thing but made me think of you SO much <333) but YAY I think it's here--going to check after this smoke >:>

missdiane
Jan. 18th, 2019 04:01 pm (UTC)
No worries, m'dear. V-doomsday is nearly a month away. lol
amethyst_witch
Jan. 18th, 2019 04:03 pm (UTC)
LOVE DAY IS AMAZING!! It will be hard to be my friend and stay totally against it ;)

And you're right...it IS a month away--what is wrong with me?? *LOL*... I have problems. ^_^
spikesgirl58
Jan. 18th, 2019 05:06 pm (UTC)
It's easier to avoid them, that's for certain!
threecee
Jan. 18th, 2019 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think this is part of the whole hatred for national government. (As though state governments are less corrupt and bloated and the state legislators give a rat's ass about the average voter.)

missdiane
Jan. 18th, 2019 06:48 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, that's it. But it was amazing to me that when I pointed out who the little guy is, that not all federal workers are heartless suits, he refused to change his opinion that they wouldn't help anyone non-federal.

I also asked whether he puts me in the same box since technically since I work for Rutgers, I'm considered a State (government) employee which it's compounded since I manage federal funding. He was all flabbergasted then.
veganhothead
Jan. 19th, 2019 03:40 am (UTC)
Ugh, so ignorant and mean. That cat is not taking any crap!
grey853
Jan. 19th, 2019 02:15 pm (UTC)
I don't understand the mindset of some people. It shows no empathy.

When did national workers becomes slaves, forced to work without pay. If even one of those assholes had to do that, you'd hear them screaming about the tyranny.

AnnoyedItCrowd
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