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Homeopathic Tax-cutting

Every time I see pea-brain Republicans like Joe Walsh talk about how cutting taxes will raise revenues ...

I'm reminded of Homeopathy. A quack industry whose product defies the laws of physics.

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April Fools? No. It’s April Awareness!

I hope that all the fine folks that populate this blog community will indulge me for writing about something non-political and not particularly humorous.  It is a subject that is close to my heart.  

In 1985, I was diagnosed with a chronic degenerative inflammatory disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).  Most likely, you have never heard of it, or, if you have, it’s because you either know someone that has it or you are a Rheumatologist. 

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The Death March of Dimes ...

John D. Rockefeller, one of the richest men in the history of the world, used to give out dimes to people he would meet.   Many of the recipients cherished their "Rockefeller dimes" and kept them as inspiration (read hope), that the magic of his great wealth would somehow, even in just a small way, be transferred to them.  So much for wishes.

Today, the super-rich have nearly everything. Their accumulation of wealth boggles the mind.  The richest 400 people in this country have more than the combined assets of over half their fellow countrymen.

The old line about "The rich get richer ..." has gone from humorous rejoinder to sadly ironic statement to pathetically cruel redundancy.

So, I believe it's time to respond in the only way the working poor can respond to a situation which is totally out of their control, with defiant sarcasm.

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Christmas with the Condiments


Christmas with the Condiments by MrSmith1

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Mitt Romney wants to privatize Unemployment benefits!

Just when you think they can't find another way to siphon money out of your wallet, some GOPer comes up with a new and even crazier idea.  This time, it's 'Catcher's' Mitt Romney.  Instead of those poor, put-upon, over-taxed, and overly regulated employers paying into the Unemployment Insurance fund, Mitt wants you, the potentially future unemployed, to pay for your own unemployment insurance!!  Just think of how NOT paying all that money into the system will free up corporations and allow them to create more jobs!

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Follow the Drinking Gourd

"This country was founded on compromise. I couldn't go through the front door of this country's founding. And you know if we were really thinking about ideal positions, we wouldn't have a Union.

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I write at least one haiku a day. Here's a few of my favorites.

 "Wearing a sweatshirt,
Nursing a cup of coffee,
Reading the Funnies."

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Since this ...

Since this:

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FDR's skull will be put on a spike ...

 ... and paraded through the streets of Republican districts, where jeering tea-partiers will pelt it with rotten tomatoes and curse it for "Destroying America" ...

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What it was REALLY all about ...

So ... you're wondering why the GOP felt it necessary to whip their followers into such a frenzy for the recent elections, and why they'd go so far as to funnel money from outside groups and foreign entities...  Thanks to taking over the House, the repubs now get to control ... GERRYMANDERING next year.


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