So, George W. Bush is in a restaurant one day and, being generous, leaves a $40 tip on a $21.47 bill. The waitress, in her excitement, takes to Twitter to post a picture… and make a comment about 9/11.
bush did 911 but he did me a solid and left me a hella tip # pic.twitter.com/ZgnUcyd142
— leviosa (@leisaiscool) March 23, 2016
The “George Bush did 9/11” meme is everywhere. Thought to have originated at some point during a Charlie Sheen interview circa 2006, it’s coated the walls of the internet ever since in mocking, faux-9/11 conspiracy theorist accusations. The joke enjoyed a brief resurgence in 2015 in the Skrillex-Diplo-Justin Bieber collaborative music video “Where Are Ü Now,” and has now officially made a cameo in 2016 after a waitress who served the former president tweeted about the experience.
“Bush did 911 but he did me a solid and left me a hella tip #” the tweet, posted by Twitter user @leisaiscool, reads.
Now, leftists are known for being complete and utter turdnuggets when it comes to George W. Bush. Case in point, the last line of the Yahoo article referenced states: While a 200% tip is plenty generous, the former president probably wasn’t spread too thin in giving it: According to Time, Bush is currently valued at around $20 million. It’s easy to justifiably think the worst of the waitress, because leftists have, as proven by the phrase above said worse.
For reference, having a high net worth is not necessarily indicative of healthy tipping practices. For proof, see multimillionaire and cheap bastard, Bernie Sanders (watch “Irony Alert: Bernie Sanders Caught as One Cheap Tipper” here).
Anyway, this whole thing, turns out it was in fact a joke…
— leviosa (@leisaiscool) March 27, 2016
Thaaaat’s pretty much what I thought. So before you go off half-cocked based on a click-bait headline (you know, the one you glanced over without even reading the article), maybe people need to chill out a little. Put down your social media torches and pitchforks, and accept that sometimes, people are just having a laugh.
Also, for the self-avowed “Democratic Socialists” who will inevitably spam my twitter (send your hate-tweets here), I’d recommend reading “Who Really Cares” by Arthur Brooks. You’ll learn that George W. Bush’s generosity is not out of the ordinary here. Overwhelmingly, Conservatives (particularly the Christian variety) are more generous with their personal finances than their liberal counterparts. It’s a statistically observable, long-term, undeniable fact. So the tipping/charitable giving practices of George W. Bush vs. Bernie Sanders are nothing more than the common rule, not the exception.
Still, that won’t change people like Bernie from wanting to implement their economic fascism on YOU. They don’t need to tip, but you need to be mandated to give. It’s the socialist way!