Monday, December 22, 2008

Can you pay for my trip to the mall? Cuz I don't want to. Thanks

Some newly graduated college guy from Texas or California is biking to Washington to be there for the incredible inauguration in a few weeks. He is biking because he doesn't have the money for a plane ticket. How he can afford to stay and eat where ever he will be staying and eating for the weeks it takes him to traverse the country, I don't know. And how much cheaper can that be than finding a ticket from L.A. to Washington with a few stopovers to save money, I don't know, either.

But wait! He doesn't have to worry about his expenses! He is shnorring from the general public, in the form of a website

I don't get this kind of stuff. Perhaps this is like the Israelis who go to Tibet after finishing the army, or other Americans who travel when graduating college before going out into the working world. Okay, something we in the BY/Seminary/Yeshiva world tend not to do, because, I am not sure why. Whatever. But what does wanting to ride bike across America (which sounds very appealing, by the way) have to do with Barak Obama? If McCain had won, it wouldn't have been a challenge? Because we will now have our first ever black president, riding our bike shows how open minded Americans are? Sorry, Ryan. All the people who will open their homes, barns, restaurants, gas stations (for air) swimming pools and showers, BBQ grills and refridgerators, would do so regardless of why you are biking across America. Americans admire that kind of energy and outdoorsmanship.

I don't know why I listen to NPR, I always get annoyed about something.

So here is my new website:

Every time you donate $10 I will shout, as I spend it, "Americans love free enterprise! America loves to see people buy whatever they want! Look at me being able to go shopping in the middle of the day and America smiles fondly and proudly! Watch me do what I want and spend what I want without having to work to pay for it!"

I love America.



Mikeinmidwood said...

Your not the first with that idea. Its been done by the tzedakas like reb meir baal hanes, who provide kollel people with money for not working.

The Real Shliach said...

You're missing the whole point here. This guy is showing how great America is, that he can do an utterly moronic thing like bike across the country and get people to pay him to do it! This country is incredible!

daughtersintheparsha said...

You're right! We are incredible! We nominated the most liberal member of the senate who has zero record and questionable affiliations all because we want to feel good! and no mention of the 57 million americans who did not vote for him! Waddacountry!

The Real Shliach said...

Get over it, Obama won. I don't know about you, but personally, I hope that he's wildly successful. This country can't afford to have four bad years.

citizen of brooklyn north said...

I agree. No complaining for four years like Rush Limbaugh.

I am not so savvy politically, but I didn't mind Bush so much for 8 years. But now he's kind of a limp rag, damp animal, disabled water fowl, whatever

and BTW, did you think he maybe would pardon Pollard?

citizen of brooklyn north said...

Mikey, Mikey, now now that isn't very nice. I don't think every guy should sit and learn indefinitely, and I can talk about the whole kollel thing another time, but come on! YOU apparently have never lost jewelry. We need Rav Meir Ba'al Haneis.

The Real Shliach said...

He still has a month to do it. I don't think he's going to, but I pray to the good L-rd that he does.

bL-AKtivist said...

You miss the message, but feel free to get educated. Follow on twitter @bikingforobama.