We've been meaning all morning to take a good look at the TWU's strikeblog — and, more interestingly, the 300-odd kvetchy comments that have been posted so far this morning — but we haven't been able to motivate to sit and read 300-odd kvetchy comments. (Mostly because poking ourselves repeatedly in the eye with a dull pencil sounds more fun.) Yet one more reason to love the Observer's Ben Smith, however, is that he did it for us. Some comments highlights from The Transit Worker, as excepted by The Politicker:
The TWU is a bunch of communist douche bags that's ruining Christmas for everyone.
You guys really have a lot of balls. All you do is drive around in circles. Your job isn't hard at all. You get paid as much as cops and firemen, while much more as teachers. Something is wrong. You're asking for way too much here. Back down and know your roll. You guys aren't as high and as mighty as you thing.
I am disabled with Kidney failure, and need to get to my doctors office on 96th street for a life sustaining injection, due to your selfish "strike" you have now put my health at risk. IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS I WILL SUE YOU IF I SUFFER AS A RESULT. It is sickening that TWU workers who admittedly on tv make $48K a year think they are 'suffering' while a dying disabled person such as myself my live on less than $9,000 a year.
Got that? Your commutes are being inconvenienced by high and mighty communist douchebag dialysis-obstructing murderers. Sort of puts it all in perspective, doesn't it?