Friday, February 27, 2009

Objecting for the Sake of Objecting

facepalm, prop 8, stimulus, obama, protest, stupid

picture from sheburns12*

Pearlyscum has some advice for those protesting Democrats/Obama/stimulus. Some of it's not bad, but the this bit of advice is extremely telling:

3. Speakers not prepared for the media - the organizer was asked to name some specific objectionable items in the stimulus. She couldn’t do it. I doubt many of us could.
If you are an organizer, or the “face” of the event - take an hour to prepare. You don’t need to know everything about the stimulus. Just find 2 or 3 things - hard facts - you can point to and credibly say - these are wrong, wasteful spending items. Or, these items grow government, not the economy. It is critical.

If you can't think of one, just one, item in the stimulus you are opposed to, then how do you even know you are opposed to it? These people used valuable hours of their lives, time that could have been spent doing, well, just about anything, to protest a stimulus and they don't even know what it is they are opposed to?

Captain Picard displays my reaction to this in a way words cannot.

*unfortunately, using the source code for blogs from sheburns12's page results in a picture too big to be seen in its entirety on my blog. hence the awkward attribution.

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