Oh, those saintly poor people

Much is made of the presumed perfidy of the One Percent who ostensibly control all our lives and own a putatively disproportionate share of the national wealth.

But as of right now, no member of the One Percent has ever done anything to me other than fark up my tax return, while several 99-percenters last night took it upon themselves to improve their financial condition by swiping the outside air-conditioning units on this block.

Rogue financiers, at least, have just enough of a moral sense to submit themselves for appropriate punishment. Common street thugs, lacking even this sliver of conscience, will go on as they had before, knowing the government, who needs their electoral support, has their back.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some Gun-Free Zone signs to pull down.


  1. Charles Pergiel »

    30 April 2014 · 3:10 pm

    Are we talking about window units or the outside half of central A/C?
    I can’t imagine stealing window units in the middle of the night, but maybe it was done in broad daylight. I can’t imagine that there is much of a market for used A/C units, but I’ve been wrong before. If this is meth addicts looking for copper, which is what I suspect, then it sounds like it’s going to be a long, hot summer.

  2. jsallison »

    30 April 2014 · 7:54 pm

    Not for used A/C units, think salvage copper. And yes, window units. Most folk don’t lock down the window sash with the provided brackets and screws provided with the unit that traps the unit. Lift up the unit, the sash lifts and you’re off to the races. If it’s on the first floor, lock the sash down. Or I guess if you see the unit starting to move, you could shoot the wall below it, you’ll hit a leg or at the very least act to improve the miscreant’s regularity.

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