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January 30th

He's Not That On To Something

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Memo to the Wall Street Journal: NICE TRY, ASSHOLES.

A quickie update for today, on account of winter kicking my ass all over town today. You know, back when it was "global warming", I was all set to live out my golden years in the subtropical paradise of Minneapolis, but now that it's "climate change", I appear to be as fucked as the rest of you. Goddammit.

Anyway, on Wednesday, I brought you the story of a man with a $130 million yacht who's afraid that liberals will go all Kristallnacht on him just because, well, he's a douchebag with more money than he deserves.

The Wall Street Journal, who decided it was a good idea to publish Tom Perkins' letter in the first place, doubled down on the whole thing with the kind of statement I expect from a World Net Daily comment thread. ACTUAL QUOTE TIME!

"While claiming to be outraged at the Nazi reference, the critics seem more incensed that Mr. Perkins dared to question the politics of economic class warfare... Maybe the critics are afraid that Mr. Perkins is onto something about the left's political method."

So Tom Perkins says that liberals are so mad at rich people just for being rich that he's worried they'll organize into paramilitary units, attack the rich in their... rich people neighborhoods, I guess, and put all the rich people into concentration camps.

And the Wall Street Journal thinks they have a point, because a bunch of people angrily mocked Tom Perkins for being a stupid rich paranoid douchebag.

Sometimes it's true that pissing off certain groups of people means you're doing something right. But more often than not, it's not that you're pissing off one group of people, it's that you should be pissing off everybody, but a bunch of people are too stupid or tribal to admit how wrong you are. Put that on your yacht and sink it.