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'Political Science' ... What a Misnomer!
'Political Happenstance' Might Be More Apropos?
NEVER, EVER SAY: "UNCLE" !
TAX THE RICH?
© - Tom Hyland - 1/4/12
The following is a copy of my comments regarding Mr. ED’s recent post -
“Tax The Rich? How Absurd” ...
DEAR PESSIMISTIC PEEWEE ...
TRULY A WELL-WORDED SYNOPSIS THAT IS BOTH FULL OF TRUTH, AS WELL AS DEFEATISM!
THE $10 MILLION PRICE TAG TO RUN - 'FA-GET-A-BOUT-IT'!
NOTE HOW THE 'ARAB SPRING' SPRANG SO RAPIDLY! CELL PHONES - SMART PHONES - CAMERAS WITH VIDEO N' AUDIO - TWITTER - FACEBOOK - TEXTING - TALKING ... NO NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL FILM CREWS OR REPORTERS ANYWHERE NEAR!
BUT - BOTH NATIONAL N' INTERNATIONAL MEDIA GROUPS ALL OVER THE WORLD GRABBED ONTO IT LIKE IT WAS 'FREE GOLD'!
IT SPREAD LIKE 'WILDFIRE' - WHY?
BECAUSE 'HISTORY WAS BEING MADE'! THE TRULY 'PISSED OFF' LITTLE PEOPLE WERE FINALLY STANDING UP FOR THEIR 'RIGHTS ... EVEN IF IT KILLED THEM! AND MANY WERE KILLED!
BUT THE 'GREATER MAJORITY' SURVIVED!
MILLIONS AND MILLIONS ARE NOW EXPERIENCING THE OPPORTUNITY OF 'FREEDOM' THAT HAS BEEN VERBOTEN FOR DECADES AND DECADES - IN SOME CASES, 40 OR 50 YEARS!
THAT - IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING!
WERE THERE ANY REALLY POWERFUL, WELL-KNOWN 'LEADERS' IN THOSE DEMONSTRATING CROWDS? A BIG 'HELL NO!'
HOW MANY DESPOTS WERE UNSEATED? HOW MANY SOVEREIGN NATIONS WERE AFFECTED? HOW MANY 'OTHERS' LIKE THE 'REGAL SAUDI RULERS' ARE SCARED 'SHITLESS' THAT 'THEY' MAY BE NEXT? CAN THE 'BUSH'S N' THEIR CRONY TEXAS OIL MAGNATES PROTECT THEM? MAYBE, BUT I DON’T THINK SO!
NOW - LET'S CONSIDER OUR CROOKED, WARPED, MILLIONAIRE CONGRESS 'NON-LEADERS' ... ARE ANY OF THEM INDIVIDUALLY WORRIED ABOUT RE-ELECTION? YOU BET YOUR SWEET 'ARSE' THEY ARE! FOR EACH SOLITARY 'SEAT' THAT IS CLEARED OUT AND REPLACED, ANOTHER 'USUFRUCTOR' IS ELIMINATED!
ALL 'WE THE PEOPLE' NEED IS ONE HONEST MAN, WITH NO MONEY, BUT WITH A CELL PHONE, AND A CLEAR, CONCISE MESSAGE - "MOTHERHOOD, APPLE PIE, AND CHEVROLET" COMES TO MIND!
NEXT - THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY FOOLISH OPTIMISTIC MIND THAT THIS NEXT, MERE 'ONE' ELECTION WILL NOT IMMEDIATELY 'FIX' OUR AMERICAN WORLD -
BUT, DAMN - IT CAN BE A GREAT START IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
FINALLY, ASSUME I AM 1,000 % WRONG! IT TOOK 'MEALY-MOUTH' BUSH AND HIS RIGHT-WING NEO-CONSERVATIVES 8 VERY LONG YEARS AND 2 FRIGGIN' WARS TO SCREW-UP OUR ECONOMY, RIGHT?
IS IT SO TERRIBLY WRONG TO TAKE THE CHANCE THAT - 'IF' OBAMA SHOULD WIN THIS ELECTION, THAT HE JUST 'MIGHT' BE ENTITLED TO 'EQUAL TIME'? WHAT ACTUAL CHANGES 'MIGHT' OCCUR FOR THE BETTER, IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS? ESPECIALLY WITH A DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN BOTH HOUSES?
JUST IMAGINE THE 'PARTY OF NO' ON A WAY, WAY, BACK BURNER FOR 4 YEARS ...
MIGHT NOT A GOOD BILL OR TWO GET PASSED?
NO 'MAGIC WAND' EXISTS TO 'RIGHT THE WRONGS' INSTANTLY ...
HOWEVER, MY DEAR FRIEND, IF OUR 'FOREFATHERS' WOULD HAVE HAD A 'DEFEATIST' ATTITUDE ... TODAY, WE WOULD BE ONE HUGE BRITISH 'COLONY' - AND CALLING EACH OTHER ‘CHAPS’ OR ‘MATES’!
A 'POSITIVE ATTITUDE' IS POWERFUL - PERSISTENT - AND - PRODUCTIVE!
PEACE ... CUZ TK ... THE HARD-HEAD.
© - TKH.
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|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|I'd settle for the truth for a change. and yes I can handle the truth, they can't. Then we can talk about taxing the rich and the poor if necessary to dig us out of this mess once and for all. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
|Well said......Unfortunately, it will take a strong political laxative to flush out the kleptocrats and their fellow travelers. There's a part of me that longs for an "American spring." If so I just hope we can hang around long enough to see what comes out the other end.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Dear Uncle Hard-Head,
I think our Forefathers would be disgusted today with our 'leaders.' They fought for our independence, and today, our 'leaders' readily give it away. We borrow most of our money from China who now owns us, and some might say that we are once again a British Colony - we allow them to drill in our Gulf, make gobs of cash from it, and pollute it in the process.
And if you can get ONE HONEST MAN, WITH NO MONEY, BUT WITH A CELL PHONE elected today, poets will sing your praises for decades to come.
PS: You better take Chevrolet out of your Motherhood and Apple Pie slogan since most of the parts going into these Chevys today are now made in Japan, Korea, and Canada.
Pessimistic Pee Wee