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  • 20score (99 posts)
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    I’ve Got My Priorities Straight.

    First off, as a shift lead at Walmart in Oklahoma City, I need a lower capital gains tax…and the lower and sooner, the better! And I’m sick of paying for freeloaders who can’t work! (I don’t mean me and my coworkers who NEED the assistance – food stamps and Medicaid – I’m talking about others. They don’t need my tax dollars!)

     

    Secondly, we need more prisons and a faster death penalty. And give the cops a free hand to do whatever they need to do; and no second guessing from the hug-a-criminal types, either. If they complain about cops shooting and beating criminals – and don’t believe the videos, you weren’t there – they need to call a crack dealer if they’re ever robbed. Stop and frisk should be implemented nation-wide. If you haven’t done anything wrong, then you have nothing to worry about.

     

    Third, we need fewer animals and trees. Why waste all that space in the national parks when we could be collecting all those resources? I don’t know anyone who thinks we should preserve Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon. It’s there to be used, or it’s useless! Same with the animals. Are they more important than money? Hell no!

     

    This may sound like I’m a Rush Limbaugh, Ditto Head, but I’m not. I love Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy as much as any Democrat. It’s not that I hate Muslims or others from the Near East, I just think we should bomb them all…and the countries in Central and South America, too. We’re America!! And those countries are a threat. Watch the news and you’ll know what’s going on and who to hate. (I used to believe that Russia was a friend, but within the last year I learned to hate them, because I know what’s going on in the the world, because I watch the news.)

     

    I just needed to get that off my chest. I’m sure the majority agree that we need more tax cuts, fewer forests, fewer animals and more war.

     

    I will let you in on a secret. If you want to be on the winning side (and who doesn’t like to win?), then just want the same things that the rich and powerful want. Things always go your way!

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  • Marym625 (21816 posts)
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    1. Satire is good for the soul!

    And the Daily Radical

    Oi245KQ-1 "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
    • 20score (99 posts)
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      2. Why, thank you!

      • Marym625 (21816 posts)
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        3. I love satire. Wish we had more of it

        You and @mannygoldstein are so good at it. I’m sure others are too but I think everyone is so jaded right now, it’s difficult

        Thank you

        Oi245KQ-1 "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
  • Entrepreneur (1751 posts)
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    4. Agreed. And it's a shame Sarah Palin never got to be President. Liberals are

    just intimidated by articulate, intelligent, Republican women.

    No longer GoneFishin.  Truth is I've never GoneFishin.
    • 20score (99 posts)
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      5. Hahaha!

  • Silver Witch (4839 posts)
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    6. Excellent job my friend….

    Others here could learn by your creative writing and expression of frustration.

    #Let'sTalkRevolution
    • 20score (99 posts)
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      7. Thanks much!

  • Yanath (585 posts)
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    8. +1

    I love good satire.

    • 20score (99 posts)
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      10. Thank you!

  • Bernice Ta (406 posts)
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    9. Bravo! Well said. Speaks for me.

    I needed a good giggle this morning. Thank you! :D

    • 20score (99 posts)
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      11. Thank you!

  • Dragonfli (1042 posts)
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    12. And why do poor people need housing to keep children alive?

    “Were they allowed housing?”

    First off:  if the family killed her (beat her to death, neglected her til she died, injexted her with drugs, sold her for sex), the blame is on them.  And plenty of people do that to their kids despite living in houses.

    Second:  the article doesn’t say WHY they were denied housing.  Since govt housing means living among neighbors in an apt building, there are legitimate  reasons for denying housing:

    examples:

    — someone in the family is a convicted sex offender, a current seller of drugs,  has a history of racist hate crimes, or has a history of violent crime with no evidence they’ve improved.

    (I imagine the poor people living in govt housing and trying to raise their kids and deal with a difficult life, don’t want pedos, violent drunks, etc, living next door.  In their interest, the govt surely should keep certain dangerous people out of their buildings.  Or we’d be having JPR outrage that “a convicted pedo was housed alongside decent poor folk and the govt failed to protect the neighbor kids!

    There’s an odd duality at JPR where some people are considered EVIL and others are considered VICTIMS.  If I say “A woman was convicted of setting a mentally disabled black  man on fire” , the response will be “She sucks!  The govt should string her up!”  If I say “A baby died in a can with a homeless mother” the response will be “That poor woman!  The govt should have rescued her!”

    Hmmm.  What if the family ended up homeless because the woman is an ex con who once lit a mentally disabled black man on fire?

    Just something to consider before passing judgment on a pack of strangers whose story we know NOTHING about.

    Unfortunately not satire, but the real deal posted here by someone with their “priorities straight”

    “We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust. We must dissent from a nation that has buried its head in the sand, waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away. We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education or hope. We must dissent from the poverty of vision and the absence of moral leadership. We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.” Thurgood Marshall

      

  • Populist Prole (547 posts)
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    13. Hah!

    Was on vacation a few weeks ago and was around this one “friend of a friend” for a couple of days. Your second paragraph suits him to a Tee as he was constantly spouting authoritarian rhetoric and pretty much said everything you wrote in that paragraph. ( with the exception of the crack dealer reference ). Funny thing is that he’s a bona-fide member of the working poor.

    • 20score (99 posts)
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      14. Glad I got it right!

  • chknltl (124 posts)
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    15. Nobody wants more war….

    We just gotta stop the terrorists, the ruskies, the muslims and bring our democracy and maybe a little christian value to everyone everywhere.

    Once we do that, everyone will have an equal chance at a job workin’ for wal-mart!

    • 20score (99 posts)
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      16. Exactly!

      • chknltl (124 posts)
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        17. oops, i forgot stopping the brown people…

        How could i forget our number one priority: the brown people!

        We need to stop the brown people from using up all of our health-care…we need to stop them from taking away our jobs at wal-mart.

        Once we stop the brown people, America will be great again….well…it is the greatest country now but it could be even greater….again….like it was before all those brown people came here.

  • Dragonfli (1042 posts)
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    18. Reminds me of one of my SV posts in 2013 (One could replace Obama with HER)

    This is an important post regarding recent comments by Sanders and others that the base is split,


    with many within the base unhappy with the rightward policies and appointments that have become common under Obama’s leadership. Of course he had to fill appointments with Republicans and adopt policies created by the Heritage foundation, all for the same reasons he needs to employ the great wisdom of the Chicago school of economics and a more pragmatic view of ancient constitutional freedoms that simply do not apply to the new American century.
    Why? because he is not a moonbat unkempt hippy that thinks even the lower classes matter as much as the producers that keep the party flush with donations and are the only hope if prosperity is to trickle down on our lessers, thereby raising their filthy little boats enabling them to get much needed baths and haircuts. .

    There is no split. the base is behind our sagacious leader 99.9% of the time because they know he is smarter than all of us combined, the liars that claim any of the base is unhappy are not even part of the base!
    What firebaggers like Sanders and the pathetic paleo-Democratic, Libertarian far left, Anarchists for Putin that have taken over this site need to understand is they are fake “Democrats” suffering from a clinically undetectable mental disorder called ODS, and as such, are not real Democrats, and certainly not his base

    they are really mostly (nearly all in fact) libertarians registered as Democrats that only voted for him to advance a master plan the goal of which is to “bring him down” because ODS.

    Their end game after bringing down the best President of all time (past and future) is to finally herald a new administration with a Rand as president (whom they love almost as much as Putin).

    They are clever and embedded (many of them operating sleeper cells of so called “Democrats” for 30 or even up to 60 years).

    Real Democrats like Obama, Baucus, anyone named Nelson, Rahm Emanuel, Lieberman (before the firebaggers forced him to run as a party of one) and Ed Rendell are under constant attack by racist libertarians that claim to vote for Democrats as a cover and who must be destroyed.

    Their ODS inspired plot also includes discrediting great thinkers – true progressive thinkers like Milton Friedman and collaborative progressive thinkers like Will Marshall, Al From and others who were so pragmatic that they got an incredibly smart billionaire set of brothers named Koch to help fund their DLC. If billionaires as brilliant as they backed their progressive plans, all I can say is the DLC were top notch geniuses that had been working since the eighties to bring us a Democratic utopia of REAL liberal policies and we MUST carry their torch onward into the future.

    The Paulite conspiracy runs so deep here at Neo-DU, that the only way to be sure of backing true Democrats is to check to make sure they are connected to the third way think tank, the progressive policy institute, are former DLC alumni, or in the case of posters on this site – Boggers in good standing with the group.

    We true Democrats must have Obama’s back no matter what he says or does!

    We are NOT frustrated by revelations about the Obama administration’s secret government spying programs or the president’s support for military action in Syria and we support visionaries such as Summers and that hero Brennan just as we hope to do more for banks and for free trade. We promote kill lists and indefinite detention without rights because all these things are the true Democratic agenda and are all attempts to further the interests of the common working man and his right to be allowed to lose rights and job security in order to enable them to patriotically provide the US with the ability to be competitive on the global labor market and to also allow for a nation secure from the many domestic threats of the disgruntled far left and libertarian terrorists before they become organized. We want these things for our lessers because we love them and have their backs and know what’s best for them.

    If what is best for them is to reduce their earned benefits like SS and Medicare when they are whinny old farts that can’t earn money for their betters anymore, we will support such cuts BECAUSE we love them and want to help them find ways not to be the useless takers that they are. The same for the poor that claim that cutting programs like food stamps will hurt them, in the reality based world if they are not hungry and useful to their betters then we have failed to help them find the bliss in working three min wage jobs to help an economy that is wisely designed to funnel cash to the only people with the ability to trickle success down upon them. I mean, how can we help them if we don’t help the rich that may decide to help them at some point eventually?

    In conclusion, 99.9% of true Democrats support President Obama on everything all the time and those that do not provide such complete and trusting blind support are not really Democrats or “the base”, but rather ODS racist libertarians with an agenda going back to the days of that ‘bagger FDR and his hatred of those financially secure enough to shower their wealth down upon us with their unfettered ingenuity. We have already paid a great price for the suffocating regulations that held back the prosperity of the nation until Rubin and Summers under the very liberal Bill Clinton removed the regulatory handcuffs that impeded the creation of true and lasting prosperity that only unfettered capitalism can provide.

    Obama’s true base loves him, support his every decision 100% and always will, do not believe the lies of the firebagging Putin lovers that not only never really loved him but actually hate him and always will because ODS and their worship of Randian libertarianism.

    We need to stick together and go on the attack against what so many falsely see as his Democratic base, our numbers are small, but we are right, have the best funding, and will win in the end bringing to fruition our Progressive Koch inspired Democratic agenda that was so well articulated by our founding DLC heroes. We pragmatic few, ARE THE ONLY true base!

    Lets rally! Lets Win!
    Are you with me!!!!?

    “We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust. We must dissent from a nation that has buried its head in the sand, waiting in vain for the needs of its poor, its elderly, and its sick to disappear and just blow away. We must dissent from a government that has left its young without jobs, education or hope. We must dissent from the poverty of vision and the absence of moral leadership. We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.” Thurgood Marshall

      

  • Ohio Barbarian (3254 posts)
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    19. Ha ha! MY team won the election, yours lost! Buy me a beer!

    Yuckety-yuck.

    Great satire. Thanks.

    "Identity politics is the last refuge of the politically incompetent."  --Me, with a hat tip to Isaac Asimov