Bitter abortion advocate demonstrates to Rush Limbaugh that no good deed goes unpunished

Merritt Tierce, budding novelist, former executive director of a not for profit and, of course, like all under appreciated artistes, a former moonlighting waitress, thought the $2000 in tips from Rush Limbaugh on a couple of meals at a high end Dallas restaurant "felt like 'blood money." So she gave it to her charity: the Texas Equal Access  (TEA) Fund, a group that finances abortion for poor women. 

Irony seems to be completely lost on this woman.   I wonder if the concept was covered in the coursework when she got her MFA from the University of Iowa?

Of course, her first novel, which she is now promoting, is all about working in a restaurant.

Let me hazard as guess as to the tone of this work.  Since she looks like she is mad at the world, I bet her novel tells in great detail how the main character is mad at life in general and then beats the reader over the head with "the truth" about the high-end restaurant business.  She will then wonder why so few people bought her novel.   (Or came to her play, or listened to his music or bought the painting or sculpture, etc. etc etc.) 

The world of art is full of poseurs who routinely mistake progressive dogma for profound insight and garden variety experiences as penetrating metaphor.  Those few with genuine talent actually seldom tell the audience much of anything.  Instead, a real artist makes an audience feel the emotion as if it were their own.

Merritt Tierce, budding novelist, former executive director of a not for profit and, of course, like all under appreciated artistes, a former moonlighting waitress, thought the $2000 in tips from Rush Limbaugh on a couple of meals at a high end Dallas restaurant "felt like 'blood money." So she gave it to her charity: the Texas Equal Access  (TEA) Fund, a group that finances abortion for poor women. 

Irony seems to be completely lost on this woman.   I wonder if the concept was covered in the coursework when she got her MFA from the University of Iowa?

Of course, her first novel, which she is now promoting, is all about working in a restaurant.

Let me hazard as guess as to the tone of this work.  Since she looks like she is mad at the world, I bet her novel tells in great detail how the main character is mad at life in general and then beats the reader over the head with "the truth" about the high-end restaurant business.  She will then wonder why so few people bought her novel.   (Or came to her play, or listened to his music or bought the painting or sculpture, etc. etc etc.) 

The world of art is full of poseurs who routinely mistake progressive dogma for profound insight and garden variety experiences as penetrating metaphor.  Those few with genuine talent actually seldom tell the audience much of anything.  Instead, a real artist makes an audience feel the emotion as if it were their own.