Wednesday, October 29, 2008

So let me get this straight

Making sure that people have food, shelter, and health insurance is considered socialism, but bailing out banks, insurance companies, and car manufacturers is responsible capitalism?

Welfare and medicaid are bad because they throw money at lazy good-for-nothings who don't work, but subsidies to corporate farms to grow corn for livestock on corporate farms or to help American sugar farmers compete with other sugar farmers is good?

It is bad for an intellectual to run for president, despite the ill effects of the last eight years of an anti-intellectual in the Oval Office?

Did you realize that it is ok to criticize a Democratic president for operating under a deficit (Carter), but perfectly ok for a Republican to run up the largest deficit ever (Bush II)?

um, okay.

A lovely post here:


Suna said...

And never mention the last president to have us NOT in a deficit, since he was a Democrat.

vfg said...

I think you've got it now :)

African Kelli said...

Love this post. Thank you!

cathy said...


Btw: So Dumb It Hurts

For inspiration, did you see the interview Rachel Maddow did with Obama, published yesterday on MSNBC?

This election, I'm choosing grace, hope, and at least an *effort* toward intelligence on important matters.

I've never been this riled up.

Bridge said...

no worries,,,president Obama in the house !

Ariane Benefit said...

You go it sistah! LOL I'm SOOOOOOO happy the GWB decimation of democracy is over. If "socialism" means caring about having a decent society to live on and that some things are more important than profits...then I guess I'm a socialist too! Long live social responsibility and sustainable living!

BipolarLawyerCook said...

You're so picky. Really. : ) Long live socialism.

Carla Sonheim said...


jen said...

logic. i think we are missing a piece of that in our society. great post.