Amazing: Congressman Greg Casar went on a heroic thirst strike that lasted a FULL 8 HOURS on the House steps in DC today
A progressive Democrat by the name of Greg Casar went on a “thirst strike” that started at 10:30 this morning on the House steps in Washington DC.
Casar went on his heroic strike to draw attention to the need for a federal workplace heat standard, including protections for rest and water breaks. A noble cause for sure.
Why anyone would think it would be okay to not give construction workers rest and water breaks in the hot Texas sun is beyond me and sounds like attempted murder to restrict those types of things but we’ll touch on that point below.
How long was the strike?
Let’s see what this guy is made of. I’m down for a good hunger or thirst strike. This dude must have been lying on the House steps completely drained and dehydrated, fighting to stay alive while medical crews were trying to help him and people watching him were begging him to stop the madness while saying “he’s proven his point”, right?
Nope. Greg Casar’s fucking “thirst strike” was for a total of 8 HOURS.
I can’t believe this guy thought he was doing something noble by not drinking any liquids for 8 hours.
How out of touch do you have to be?
At that point, I think it’s pretty obvious that anyone around him in that video above, which I honestly thought was a joke, were just paid actors or members of his campaign team.
I still can’t believe not one person in the crowd asked him why he thought not drinking anything for 8 hours was some type of valiant “strike” in the first place. Then again, I’m sure whatever sad sap of a journalist that was assigned this beat wasn’t really a valued at their position anyways so what did we really expect to happen?
This dude wants an award for not drinking anything for 8 hours?!
I literally do this every single night when I go to sleep buddy, you’re not impressing anyone with an 8-hour thirst strike and really, it wouldn’t matter if I was sleeping or not.
I walk into work everyday and sit down in front of a computer and work 10 hours straight by choice. Sure, I typically go in with a Celsius and a large bottle of water on my desk, but point being I’m completely locked in and don’t even think about getting up for lunch or really, taking a sip of water or whatever beverage I have next to me.
Toss me a 30mg adderall and I’ll sit in front of my computer all night, completely oblivious to my mental and physical well-being while I’m pumping out articles for The Liberty Line. Put me in front of a TV with some mushrooms and Planet Earth on Netflix and you may not see or hear from me for at least 24 hours.
Point being, if someone challenged me to not drink anything for 8 hours in a day, I would hardly consider that any type of major accomplishment and it definitely doesn’t warrant the respect that this guy was given for doing it during the day in the name of drawing attention to federal workplace standards.
This has to be the worst attempt of standing up for something in the history of American politics. I would have actually given a shit if Greg Casar went at least what, 48 hours?
Again, I want to see Greg Casar collapsed and frail and dehydrated on the brink of death on the House steps to prove a point. 8 Hours is fucking pathetic.
Has Greg Casar ever heard of intermittent fasting? Sleeping for eight hours? Getting caught on a long bus, plane, or road trip without any drinks? Hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Summer and getting caught without a watering hole (actual experience) that wasn’t completely dried up?
Clearly he hasn’t or else he would have rolled out one of the lamest thirst strikes the world has ever seen.
However, Casar’s thirst strike did work. It clearly caught my attention so while I crack jokes at the the time of his strike, we should be very clear about something…
Any law that restricts construction workers from going on food/water breaks during long periods of work when they are outside in the heat is basically attempted murder.
How could that actually be a thing in the first place?
Greg Casar is absolutely correct in fighting against bullshit like that and regardless of his stupid thirst strike, he has my full support.