Who Dat Patriot
Everyone in the sports world is suddenly aware of the Who Dat Nation; hello it is the rallying call of the New Orleans Saints! Well any way what’s that got to do with anything. Come on Patriot, we’ve come to rely on you to rage against the King and his court; so where’s the rage?
OK; OK; here we go. Just who is the Patriot and why does he despise Democrats to the extent he does. Time for a meet the Patriot session; surely you’ve wondered why someone, anyone, could not find one redeeming quality in that political force known as the Democrats.
I grew up in the Deep South; the son of post depression parents who clung to their guns and religion as a way to make it through the next day. Seriously, they were great parents! They instilled in me and my three brothers a sense of responsibility that we carried throughout life. Athletics were my life at a young age and in fact, they provided me an education I would not have been able to otherwise afford.
At a very young age I discovered I could throw a baseball very hard; how hard, I don’t know; the radar gun hadn’t been adapted to baseball at that time. Anyway my ability propelled me to the top of the athletic world as we knew it at that time and as such, I found myself trying out for the Houston Astros. Wow, a kid of 18 years pitching in the 8th wonder of the world as it was known at that time, the Astrodome! I told you I was old, they hadn’t invented Astroturf at that time so they were still trying to grow grass in the Astrodome and it looked like defecation; that’s not how I described it at the time. Anyway they offered me a small contract; I couldn’t throw a very good curve ball so it wasn’t much, but I turned it down because I had secured a college scholarship to a small Mississippi Liberal Arts College. Why not a large SEC school; well the Patriot had a nerve problem in those days. The SEC scouted him 4 different times and each time his nerves kicked in and he blew it; the last time he walked 6 straight batters after striking out the first two in the high school state championship game!
Moving on to post graduation; Patriot graduates from college and goes to work as a Management Trainee for one of the now four remaining big four railroads. He comes out of college as most kids do as a pseudo liberal! Can you imagine the Patriot a liberal pseudo or otherwise? Anyway, after a couple of years he is in charge of managing a small 300 mile territory wherein he is the chief transportation officer. He must deal with two well entrenched unions whose main objective is to protect their sorry employees; good employees do not need unions! The Patriot continually found himself frustrated because this big city work force refused to work and there was little or nothing he could do to force the issue. In fact one of his worst employees once told him when asked why he marked off sick again for the 5th time that month quote; I am an Afweet and I pulls my muscles; I’ll be an Afweet till the day I die! And there you have it friends in a nutshell; from that point on I realized the party that protected the rights of these sorry employees to refuse to work regardless what effect it had on the operation, an operation I was responsible for, was the Democratic Party.
In fact I soon realized the Democratic Party supported every sorry activity these employees that were making my life miserable were engaged in. If they faked injuries in order to sue the company the Democrats supported them by providing a stable of attorneys ready to handle their bogus law suit. They also directed them to Plaintiff friendly cities wherein juries could be found that hated corporate America. Any activity that worked against the goals of the company the unions and their pals in the Democratic Party stood solidly behind. For a young aspiring company man, these were formidable opponents standing in the way of meeting the company objectives that had been set out for his success!
As I progressed up the company ladder my visceral hatred for Democrats grew proportionately with each promotion. As the responsibility increased the union caused problems magnified. Finally my last position put me in charge of the railroad operation across a 6 state area; with a crew base of some 1500 employees. I’m not saying all 1500 were bad but the bad ones were solidly supported by the Democrats and their big labor pals. One such employee sued for 1.5 million dollars saying he was injured so badly he could not stand to sit in the seat and operate the locomotive. The case was tried in one of those plaintiff friendly venues and he was awarded the full $1.5 million. This in spite of the fact the company had hours of video showing this employee climbing ladders; ripping siding off houses; driving his pickup truck; pushing a wheel barrow across a construction site with a large generator in it. The jury was polled as to why they voted as they did in spite of the video. To the last man/woman the jury said; we don’t care what your video showed, the man said he couldn’t work!
That my friends is why I can’t stand Democrats!