Saturday, November 1, 2008
Livin The Vida Loca in The Bay Area
by Tammy de Leeuw
Financial Advisor Netzone
I am a big fan of scary stuff: scary movies, scary soundtracks, scary politicians. What better place to get scared than the wild and wacky left-leaning SF Bay Area, where political correctness, liberal whining, and elitist attitudes collide to give you a truly memorable Halloween?
This year our chosen destination for ghoulish mayhem was none other than The Peoples' Republic of Berkeley, a place where bundles of taxpayer dollars were used to change the parking meters to read "Indigenous Peoples' Day," instead of Columbus Day.
This is also the place where hordes of ex-hippies, pockets full of the despicable fruit of nasty old capitalism gained through real estate investments and other successful business activities, escaped to a life in the trendy, upscale hills.
Now these guilt-ridden wannabe socialists can look down at the poor, ignorant masses, clamor for change, and hang Obama signs and rainbow flags in their triple-paned windows while sipping green tea chai and munching sustainable rain forest crunch.
I should not have been amazed that even Halloween in Berkeley is full of subtle and not-so-subtle reminders that nearly everyone in California thinks that the greed of "those other people" is to blame for the wrecked economy.
Couldn't possibly be anything else other than corporate greed and mean old banks could it? Couldn't be those Wendy's employees dumb enough to think they could afford a 3,500 square foot house with a pool on minimum wage?
The victim mentality is alive and well and it's name is San Francisco "Bail Out Everyone, Even Idiots." What we need is more regulation. Yeah, uh-huh, that's the ticket.
Idealism replaces common sense faster than you can say "Barack Hussein Obama."
Tammy "Don't Blame Me I Wanted Ron Paul" de Leeuw