Under the Maple Canopy

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Today’s Thing

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From First Draft:

I know it’s been said before like a thousand times but the overwhelming butthurt coming from our multimillionaire class has gotten way old. I’m tired of it, I really am. I would like you people to take a steaming cup of STFU and please, go Galt or go to your island in the Caribbean or the south of France or whatever better place you think exists for people like you and just leave the rest of us alone. We’ll clean up your mess, just like we always do. We’re used to it by now.

In response to a letter David Seigel, CEO of Westgate Resorts, wrote to his employees.  Not surprisingly, Mr. Seigel hasn’t received any negative feedback from his employees about the letter which he apparently assumes means that they agree with him.  To which I say, “Duh!” and “I do not think this means what you think it means.”

Jay Bookman also had a fantastic response to poor Mr. Seigel’s plight:

The email does raise an interesting question or two, such as, if it’s true that “even to this day, every dime I earn goes back into this company,” where did all the money for that house come from? And if he made all the right decisions, why did he come so close to bankruptcy? Why does he blame government for the fact that he had to pull his eight kids out of private school? If he couldn’t support a family that large, why did he keep having children?

For the record, though, he’s not the only one.  There was also that coal mine in Beallsville.  I have the world’s tiniest violin for these poor, put upon rich people.


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