NOTE: The following criticism is not an open invitation for conservatives to write "Ha, we told you so. Obama is a Communist/terrorist/double dipper/poor tipper/baby killer/pill popper/obstructionist/rabble rouser/not nice guy." This is about one specific thing he said. I have a problem with part of it, so I'm going to vent. That is all.
A few days ago President Obama said in a speech, "When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices."
Of course this is true on the surface. I'd love to have a big screen TV and a mac notebook, but I can't afford them. And nobody should blow the college fund on the Wheel of Fortune slot. However, this is the second time the Prez has singled out Las Vegas as a place you shouldn't spend your hard earned money. Since the Las Vegas economy is in the shitter and I still have friends and family who live there, I take offense at his selective criticism.
Is the President suggesting no one take vacations? Is he a fan of workplace violence? Because there would be a spike of "Bob from the mail room" shooting the place up if people stopped taking breaks from their shitty everyday lives. Or, as it seems, does he just have a problem with Las Vegas? A dollar spent in Generic Tourist Trap, USA is as "lost" as a dollar spent in Vegas, right?
To counteract Obama's bias in this matter, I'd like to suggest reasons why people shouldn't spend their money in tourist destinations across the country. Because, you know, the two of us have equal influence among the citizenry.
In a tough global economy you need to keep your kids grounded in stark reality. Seriously, they don't need to think life is a never-ending parade lead by a giant, effeminate mouse.
This town is responsible for the continued success of Andy Williams and Yakov Smirnoff. You know who likes Branson? Your annoying aunt, the one who collects Thomas Kinkade paintings and gave you a Sarah Palin commemorative plate for Christmas.
Perfect weather, beautiful women...uh, what was my point again? Oh yeah...don't visit because they elected Ahnuld governor...TWICE!
New York City
On January 1, 2010, an important milestone occurred. It officially became acceptable to once again actively dislike New York. Yes, you heard it here first. These are the people who RUINED clam chowder; and the city has rats the size of Shetland Ponies.
It still is NOT acceptable to actively dislike New Orleans, so GO SAINTS!!!
Any ski lodge
Do you really want to hang out in an overpriced log cabin with a bunch of trust fund kids who listen to Vampire Weekend and have twenty different North Face jackets? You do? Eat shit.
People only come to Louisville for one reason: The Kentucky Derby. It's usually East Coast frat types who briefly turn our sleepy river town into an episode of Jersey Shore. Come if you will, but know this: We'll smile, turn our accents up a notch to patronize your condescending notion of "Southern Hospitality", and gladly take your money; but we hate you. Really, we hate your fucking guts. If you all die in our gutters we'll coldly sweep your collective remains into the Ohio River and you'll be replaced by a new group of assholes next year. Uh...I mean, "Come on back and see us, y'all!"