Thursday, 20 September 2012
Brad's Beardless NHL Lockout Protest: Day 5
I think I'm getting a cold. And, while I don't want to jump to conclusions here, I think it's related to standing in the middle of a bean field for 14 hours on Tuesday, freezing my face off. Except that I wouldn't have been freezing my face off had I had the insulating magic of a stately beard. And I would still have had that stately beard if Gary Bettman and his band of tripe wallowing swine hadn't staged a lockout. Thanks a lot, assholes!
And you know what pisses me off about this goddamn lockout besides there not being hockey and not having a goddamn beard?
This lockout out has given all these self-righteous cock gobblers out there more fuel to spew there "Well I think athletes are overpaid and they shouldn't make more money than doctors or teachers or fire fighters or police officers" bullshit. Because let's face it....this line of thinking is bullshit.
We live in fucking North America. Capitalism rules, baby. And if you don't like it, get the fuck out, you communist hippie!
At least this seems to be the general attitude from the majority of the population.
So, while these douchers whine and bitch and moan about overpaid players making more than doctors and lawyers, the moment the government mentions the words "raising" and "taxes", which is what would probably be required to pay teachers and doctors and fire fighters and police officers in this country since these services are all offered free of charge to the average citizen, you might as well have just strapped that person down and taken a large dump right in their mouth. Because they will go down, kicking and screaming, trying to fight against any sort of increase in taxes to prevent the "damn government" from taking all their "hard earned money".
But, if the local sports franchise in which they hold season tickets to, decides to raise season ticket prices yet again that year, they will mumble and grumble a little bit, but when it comes time to renew those tickets, you bet your ass they will fork over the several thousands of dollars required to do so.
So, if capitalism rules and the free market dictates value, who's overpaid?
Posted by brad hunt at 19:11