You won’t see it in the liberal news media that delights in giving these protesters widespread coverage in prime time TV or major newspapers around the country. Here is the letter:
“My husband worked on a drilling rig 12 hours a day for 301 of 365 days last year in the heat and cold to provide for our family.
The petroleum he helps produce created the ink for your protest signs, the strings for your guitars, the contacts and glasses you need to watch your speakers, the ice chests that hold your organic milk, the black nail polish you are wearing, the rubber tires on your bikes and the soles of your protesting shoes, the tarps and tents you are sleeping under, the cameras you use to capture images of police brutality, and the port-o-lets you are demanding from the cities.
Even the microphones you use to condemn the evil oil companies, banks, and corporations are made from petroleum. The pensions you expect have invested 27 percent of their funds in oil stocks.
So, until you’re willing to do my husband’s job or give up your iphone and tent, Go home you hypocrites... WE are the 53 percent” who work and pay taxes so you can protest!” End of letter.
Enough said. Now for a little levity:
Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch standard four pound dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields. British engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the windshields of their new high speed trains.
Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the British engineers. When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield, smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the control console, snapped the engineer’s back-rest in two, and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin like an arrow shot from a bow.
The horrified Brits sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield and begged the US scientists for suggestions.
NASA responded with a one-line memo -- “Defrost the chicken.” (True story.)
That’s my story and I am sticking to it.
*Milo A. Nickel is the former President and COO of Louisiana State Newspapers.