Protesting Is NOT A Job

Am I the only one tired of seeing protests!?

I realize that it’s our right under The Constitution to peacefully assemble to show our displeasure with something that is happening and I certainly wouldn’t want to take that right away from anyone but for fuck’s sake … give it a rest! You don’t have to protest EVERYTHING!

Every fucking day there is some group out there protesting this, protesting that … and it gets to the point where I don’t even care if there is legitimacy to their complaint … I’m just tired of seeing protests! If you are a protester reading this screaming:

“It is my right as an American to protest the injustice I see going on in my country!”

Yes, you are ABSOLUTELY right. It is your right to protest the injustice you see. I would never take that away from you.

But as an American, it is ALSO my right … to not give a flying fuck about whatever you’re screaming about!

There are some people that just feel they aren’t alive unless they’re protesting. They look for something to be pissed about just so that they can go to the streets with “like-minded” people and show that “they are not gonna stand for this any longer!” They thrive on the idea that they now belong to something … they are part of a group! Get a life!

There is a large segment of the population who believe protesting is an actual job! I mean … why wouldn’t they!? The government is sending them a check so they don’t have to go to a 9am-5pm job … so with their freed up time they feel the need to take to the streets and tow the party line.

Why don’t you take the time that you are out protesting stupid shit … and go to a fucking job fair and get a REAL job! I’ve never seen a job fair for protesting … have you!? That must mean it’s not a REAL job.

Even if I wanted to, I don’t have time to protest because I’m too busy trying to make ends meet and pay bills. I suppose I could go on the weekend … but in all honesty … I can’t think of a fucking thing that makes me want to get up and march in the streets. Maybe, I’m just lazy. That’s not to say that I haven’t been pissed off at things that happen but I don’t feel that protesting is the streets is worthy of my time. I guess I’m just different. Old fashioned … or maybe just old.

I will begrudgingly admit that protests do have an impact sometimes … (especially in an election year) … because the politicians are whores and fall all over themselves trying to appease the protesters and whatever bullshit they are screaming about. Why? Because they all want to get re-elected. They slobber all over the latest cause so they “can be on the right side of history” but really it’s just to make sure they’re not the target of the next protest.

A prime example of this is all the politicians support of the BLM protests. Really!? I could have sworn that a day ago you were on the television imploring me to stay inside and NOT gather in large groups because that WILL spread the virus. Then all of a sudden these assholes take to the streets, gathering in large groups and you get on the television talking about how you support people’s right to protest. What!? If that’s not talking out of both sides of your mouth and catering to a political agenda … I don’t know what is! The truth of the matter is that they really didn’t support protesting due to the pandemic but because it was about BLM … they just shut their mouth because they are cowards and didn’t want to tread into those waters.

For the record … all you assholes who participated in the BLM protests ARE directly responsible for the second surge of the coronavirus outbreak!

None of the politicians have the balls to tell you that … so I just figured I would. Hate mail goes to: comments@todayspetpeeve.com

I digress. I got slightly off topic there. I don’t mean for this rant to turn into a BLM attack piece. I’ll save that for another post.

I understand the idea behind protesting and believe it does have a time and place. But currently there are so many people protesting …. every … fucking … thing … under the sun that I’m just tone deaf to it all. If I see you in a group of people holding a sign … I’m automatically turned off. I don’t want to hear anything you have to say!

I wish you’d put as much effort into a job as you do protesting. You might not be “disenfranchised” if you worked that hard at a real job. You might actually climb the ladder of success and not have to protest how unfair life is.

United States Congress 2020

Excuse me … did I hear you correctly?

Did you say you are taking a vacation without passing the next COVID-19 stimulus bill?

Vacation cancelled motherfuckers! Get your asses back in that room and work this shit out! In case you’ve forgot, you work for me … and I didn’t approve your vacation request!

Uh … in case you’re not aware … there’s a whole country that’s hurting right now, desperate to pay their bills. They are hanging by a thread and waiting for that stimulus check and you guys can’t come to an agreement … so you just go on vacation!?

Un-fucking-believable!

And don’t give me that bullshit about how the “other side” is just being ridiculous and won’t compromise. You are ALL TO BLAME as far as I’m concerned … Democrats AND Republicans. If you both can agree on the fact that the country needs another round of checks to help people get by … then work out the amount! It’s one thing if one side wants checks sent out and one side doesn’t. Then you’re ideologically opposed and will likely come to an impasse … but you are BOTH in agreement that Americans need money. Their money, not yours! So … work … it … out!

You’re not scoring any points with either side of the populace playing your games! People aren’t in the mood for partisan politics right now! People don’t give a shit about your ideology when they can’t pay their bills.

If you end up spending too much (Republicans) … then just tell the people complaining that:

“It was a lot more than we wanted to spend and we weren’t happy about adding so much to our national debt … but this was a unique situation and we needed to take care of the American people.”

Everybody knows you’re lyingbut we’re all used to it! At least you would have passed a bill that helps Americans and done your job. Everyone already knows you don’t have a problem adding to the national debt … you just don’t like doing it by giving money to the people. You’d much rather give it to your business interests to make sure they stay in business for your next election cycle. Campaign donations don’t appear out of thin air, right!?

And if you don’t get as much as you wanted (Democrats) … then just tell the people complaining that:

“We wanted to give you more but we didn’t have unlimited funds so we gave as much as we could within our means to get the money to the people.”

Everybody knows you’re lyingbut we’re all used to it! At least you would have passed a bill that helps Americans and done your job. Everybody already knows you could give a shit about spending within your means. If it was up to you everybody would just get any amount they want to stay home indefinitely … just so long as they blindly pledge their vote to your party.

Maybe I’m the only one who’s irritated at the fact that all these assholes are completely out of touch with what’s going on.

None of them are worrying about their mortgage payment! They’re getting paid … even if they DON’T do their job! They’re not worried about the crippling cost of health insurance. They’re not worried about putting food on the table! The only thing they are worried about is staying in power and playing politics by vilifying the other side.

The problem apparently is not so much the amount they want to give Americans in the form of a check but all the stupid extra shit they are trying to put in the bill. Here’s a real simple fix … if it’s not related to helping Americans pay their bills … it doesn’t belong in the bill! Save your pet projects for next year’s budget when we’re all back to work and aren’t paying attention to all the stupid shit you spend our money on.

I understand the problem with the additional $600 for unemployment from the federal government. You have people making more on unemployment than they were when they were working.

It IS bullshit and there really is no incentive to go back to work. I get it and I don’t like it either! But if you are going to hold up the entire thing over that sticking point … you are hurting more people than the ones that are getting over on the system. In any other time, I would be livid at someone taking advantage like that … but in the current state of our country, I’d be willing to begrudgingly look past it so that the majority of people who are struggling can get some help. Hopefully karma is real and will even the score.

I realize that the government did not create this problem but the government IS preventing many people from working … so I feel they have an obligation to help people. Before you start screaming at the monitor about how we all need to stay at home to “Stop The Spread” … most people don’t have 6 months of savings to sit back on and ride this shit out … so they depend on being able to work to make a living.

And the fact that Congress went on recess just shows that they don’t give a shit about us! They ALL sit there saying they are trying to help the American people and “the other side” is playing politics.

Well, … you BOTH went home!

No one stayed. I would have had a little more respect for the side that skipped their vacation schedule and said they were staying until it gets worked out. Yeah … it would still be playing politics because they’d be screaming how the “other side” left but they’re still here trying to work things out for the American People … but at least it would have given the appearance of giving a shit! Anybody else that just went home when shit needed to get done … would be looking for another job.

If you see any of these assholes back home in their districts … do me a favor and make sure you tell them to get their asses back to Washington and do their fucking job!