Irony of the Day


Charlie Gilmour, the son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, has apologized for swinging from a flag after climbing on a war memorial in London. This was allegedly a protest of rising university tuition costs in in the UK.

So, the son of the guy in the band with the well-known song that contained the famous line “we don’t need no education” made an ass of himself and disgraced a memoral to Britain’s war dead — ostensibly for needing education? Kids really don’t listen to their parents, do they?

This was the same protest where angry “students” urinated on the Churchill statue. These jagoffs aren’t fit to carry a glass of Sir Winston’s Johnnie Walker Black Label:


Pink Floyd doesn’t have a song about not urinating on a Churchill memorial or this would have been ironic too.

“Education funding” is the latest excuse for anarchists, union stooges and rent-a-mobs to stage outbursts. I wonder how many of these “protesters” are actually students. But this is what happens when you try to pull back a nanny state that simply can’t support itself anymore — which is why it should never be allowed to grow that massive in the first place.

Author: Doug Powers

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