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    AN IMMODEST PROPOSAL

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    I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance
    in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year
    old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether
    stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it
    will equally serve in a fricasie, or a ragoust.


    I do therefore humbly offer it to publick consideration, that of
    the hundred and twenty thousand children, already computed,
    twenty thousand may be reserved for breed, whereof only one
    fourth part to be males; which is more than we allow to sheep,
    black cattle, or swine, and my reason is, that these children are
    seldom the fruits of marriage, a circumstance not much regarded
    by our savages, therefore, one male will be sufficient to serve
    four females.

    That the remaining hundred thousand may, at a year
    old, be offered in sale to the persons of quality and fortune,
    through the kingdom, always advising the mother to let them suck
    plentifully in the last month, so as to render them plump, and
    fat for a good table.

    A child will make two dishes at an
    entertainment for friends, and when the family dines alone, the
    fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned
    with a little pepper or salt, will be very good boiled on the
    fourth day, especially in winter.


    In foreign fineries which they never will pay for; the kingdom
    would not be the worse.


    I profess, in the sincerity of my heart, that I have not the
    least personal interest in endeavouring to promote this necessary
    work, having no other motive than the publick good of my country,
    by advancing our trade, providing for infants, relieving the
    poor, and giving some pleasure to the rich. I have no children,
    by which I can propose to get a single penny; the youngest being
    nine years old, and my wife past child-bearing.
              The End

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modest_Proposal

    SO MUCH FOR THE IRISH PROBLEM

    Swift noted that the Irish in the 18th Century were short of food and yet they had all these children and....

    Look, we have an immigration problem in this nation; and I aint even mentioning the severe problems with our Canadian neighbors.

    WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE BABIES?

     

     

    Well, what about putting them in cages inside tents in the middle of the desert and....

     

     

    IT IS ALL OKAY CAUSE IT IS ALL JUST SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE!

     

     

    (JUST CHECK OUT THE FIRST FOUR MINUTES OR SO OF THIS ONE)

     

     

    However, did anyone process the fact that little babies are worth money in certain markets?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child-selling

    I mean, barren couples would like to find and adopt cute little babies (I mean blue eyed lighter skinned)!

    And then of course, there are the pedophilia rings out there seeking more product.

    And what about body parts? You can sell livers and kidneys and lungs and hearts and...

    http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-sell-body-parts-for-profit-2012-3#sperm-1000-per-ejaculate-5

    THINK OF THE MONIES INVOLVED!

     

     

    Hell, those kids will never see their parents again anyway.

    And we could collect enough funds to build our great leader a massive wall.

    A wall with armaments and with cameras and with drones making sure that all is right.

    And in Asia, those future purchasers do not even care if the babes speak Spanish?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    A good start, Dick, but your proposal is still too modest. There are, what, 10,000 of those brats on the border? Selling them might save taxpayers a few bucks, but you can't fund a big, beautiful wall with that kind of chump change. We need more kids. A lot more. That's where entitlement reform comes in. Think about all those Medicaid and food stamp kids with healthy internal organs. We just need to add work requirements. If you work at least 70 hours a week without leaving your kids unattended, you get to keep them.* If not, they're off to the organ harvest bank and pedophile syndicate to recover the money that the taxpayers wasted on you.

    * There will be an exemption for white kids, naturally


    Thanks Mike.

    I was not even aware that they were sending babies on coach thousands of miles away from their mommies?

    And when I thought 'it' was all over, it turns out that the 2,000 plus kids might never see mommy or daddy again?

    and...

    AAHHHHHHHHH FUCK HIM, THE DIRTY BASTARD.


    As I read somewhere else this morning:  Trump could order one of those infants flown to Wash DC, and he could strangle it with his bare tiny hands, roast it on a spit, and eat live on TV.

    REPUBLICANS would be out in unsurpassed numbers shrieking with unbridled joy.

    Think I'm wrong?  I don't.  

    WE WERE SCREWED RICHARD..!!

    I'm tearing up my Dad's Son of the Revolution certificate, Battle of Monmouth County direct BY BLOOD verfied proof veteran descendent.

    The Revolution was a money scam by Tea Bootleggers and Lying War Profiteers..

    We got King Donald, Lyin Ryan, Turtlehead and Murdoch......and Canada and Australia got Single Payer Healthcare and Not ONE grifting bootlicking Republican quisling.

    Oh...and...great job !!!!


    Thank you NCD!

    How should we respond?

    Every goddamn day he lies.

    Every goddamn day his henchmen continue his lies.

    Do we even have to take the time to point out these lies?

    But then, in addition to his lies, he signs some fascist edict.

    WELL THEN WE HAD BETTER INVESTIGATE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE EDICTS AND SCREAM LOUD AND CLEAR:

    WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND WE AINT GONNA TAKE THIS ANYMORE.

     


    side question: By starting out thusly

    I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, 

    is Swift funning with the image of the colonists in America as barbarians who do things like eat babies?

    Discuss amongst yourselves....cheeky


    AA thank you for this comment.

    I just had to reread the Essay and then go back to Wiki (which really is a fine essay concerning this Essay).

    Swift is creating a narrator who is to be hated. hahahhaah

    Swift is discussing issues concerning the propriety of governmental action.

    Swift is attacking (or debating) other contemporary philosophers.

    And remember that Swift is Roman Catholic to the bone, as they say.

    And recall that the Irish Problem involved Roman Catholics.

    But...

    Yeah, just recall that the Colonies had been around for less than a century? when this was written.

    And also recall that there were native cannibals in Mexico for instance just a hundred or so years prior to this publication.

    And as Swift put it:

    THE END.

    HAHAHAHAH


    Dick, thank you for this swift response to the situation.


    I was viewing this expose of tyranny over a two day period and all of a sudden Swift's face appeared to me.

    And then, the news became worse and worser as they say. (Just look at Rachel's face as she recites the news off her video thingy!)

    Then the bastard blames this shit on the dems?

    This is a time when we need a seasoned and well reasoned leader and we end up with Happy the Clown.


    "a seasoned and well reasoned leader" .... hmmm.  Suppose we turn Swift's idea on its head and consider the tastiness of a seasoned politician?  A well reasoned one would never suffice, as his very thoughtfulness would likely lead to a diet of less fat and sugars; certainly one deprived of the starchiness of diatribe.  No, not worth the pot of water in which to stew.  A well seasoned politician, on the other hand, has been around the office as his minions do the work; has let his juices settle and puddle as he begs for donations from fatcats while they eat the calories he callously offers - even as he reaps the benefits of reelection.  And the best ones ... oh, Dick, the prime cuts, the restaurant quality examples of pure, seasoned, perfection politician ... will have the Trump steaks brand.  Everything old is new again.


    Missy, you went nuts, just like me and Rachel and millions of Americans discovering that America demonstrated the same morals as Genghis Kahn.

    There is no hahahahahah in this.

    TRUMP STEAKS

    I hesitate on this one but I hereby award you the Dayly Comment of the Day Award for this here Dagblog Site, given to all of you from all of me.

    Missy, I had to read this four times in order to see what you were getting at.

    I thought the message was just anger....

    But Damn!

    Well done.


    There is no hahahahahah in this.

    No, Dick, there isn't.  And you understood me perfectly.

    Thanks for the award ... I just wish we all hesitated more often.


    I have to add this.

    My son came to visit me for a few days last week end.

    On Saturday he brought his kids.

    It was raining cats and dogs as they say.

    He drops off his three girls as well as a fourth cousin and leaves to park across the street.

    Willow, with her nook, looks out the window on the front of the building and sobs.

    She sobs and cries and....

    She does so for three minutes?

    The older sister attempts to calm her. hahahahhah

    Daddy returns and it takes him about a minute and a half to calm her down.

    So Sean is upset. He tells me later that he should have just taken Willow to  the parking spot and carried her to the foyer. 

    I said: bullshit.

    She would have been soaking wet and unhappy.

    If my son and all of us were upset over a baby crying the loss of her parent.....

    And I swear, I swear on everything I believe, that this picture of this forlorn baby girl uptop looks just like

    my little Willow bemoaning her circumstance. But Willow had all her siblings as well as a cousin attempting to allay her woes.

    THE PICTURE JUST GOT TO ME.

    And Willow has deep deep brown eyes.

    THE END


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