Heartlanders are, by most accounts, a common-sense group of Americans. They rarely claim to be “triggered” or “offended” by others and often find themselves silently scratching their domes at the antics of Social Justice Warriors.
At times, they rise up and set the world back on the right course, then cling to the hope that logic prevails. But lately, the shenanigans from the loony left has some flyover folks arming themselves with proverbial pitchforks and, in some cases, a wicked sense of humor.
“It would be like Bill Clinton taking credit for the MeToo movement.”
Making the rounds this week after Thanksgiving found the good people of the Sunflower State wondering if they were still in Kansas, the oil and gas guys and gals in the Land of Enchantment horrified at the audacity of Obama, and everyone ready to punch the headlights out of the bigwigs General Motors.
General Motors Screws the Pooch
The Detroit automaker recently detailed their plans to slash 14,000 jobs and cease production at five factories in North America. The move will terminate an estimated 5,750 salaried workers and 6,000 hourly employees in Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland.
Trump was incensed:
“Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. Nothing being closed in Mexico & China. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get!”
But Trump wasn’t alone – New Mexican George Reid started his own GM thread on Facebook, “Is it just me or should GM maybe feel like they owe the American taxpayers a little something?”
Reid continued his assessment: “referencing the Obama era bailout, which Ford Motors turned down. I understand taxes and production costs, I just feel that without the American tax payer, GM wouldn’t exist and that loyalty should be a two way street.”
Danny McClain responded, “Kinda like a 5 finger discount and a 10 toe get away.”
Hey Toto, Where are We?
The good people of Kansas were on the defensive as a Japanese-American man from Los Angeles, California, was offended by a flyover visitor to his not-so-great state. Keith Kawamoto, 70, felt attacked after seeing a Kansas car parked in his neighborhood sporting a plate bearing the letters JAP, followed by the requisite digits.
Kawamoto snapped a photo, then wrote several letters to Kansas officials, including the governor, and “I let them know it is considered a very derogatory racial slur and I don’t think it should be allowed anywhere.”
Kansas agreed, recalling 731 active registrations to issue new plates, sparking dialogue on social media. The people of Kansas had a field day.
Crazy Uncle Chris in Wichita posted on the Wichita Eagle’s Facebook page:
“The license plate on my pickup says GYM. As a fatass I find that offensive! How dare Harvey County make sly remarks about my weight by suggesting I should waddle all of my morbid obesity into a gym?!”
Chris Todd piped in, “I want to abolish the plates entirely. The tax is what’s offensive to me. All that $$ for a sticker, and the state is still broke,” and Cody Bartlett advised, “It’s going to be replaced with WTF!”
And then the entire conversation went into the ditch.
Why Won’t He Leave?
Former president Barack Obama is again taking credit for the resurgence in the oil and gas industry. But Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister was quick to set the record straight on the former president’s egotistical claims during a visit to Rice University:
“I would say that he was not a leader when it comes to energy, other than the Clean Power Plan, when he tried to remake the power generation industry without involving Congress, and the Paris accords – again without involving Congress. So he can take credit for all he wants, but whether people believe him or not it depends on how much history do you really know versus how much history do you want to reinvent.”
Stan Mobley, Technical Chief Inspector of major energy company, was aghast:
“Mind blown! Fools will believe that more regulations imposed by themselves aided in the huge increase of production. I can’t believe he had the balls to claim credit in the State of Texas!!!”
And finally, Hal DeKeyser, a newshound from Nevada, offered this analogy, “It would be like Bill Clinton taking credit for the MeToo movement.”
And that’s why Hal gets the last word.Feel free to comment below. And remember to check out the web’s best conservative news aggregator Whatfinger.com