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Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:21 PM

I didn't fuck it up

I didn't cause this fucking deficit, old people who got sick didn't cause this deficit, hungry children whose homes were foreclosed on illegally didn't cause this fucking crisis, your damned war profiteering did, tax cuts for the super rich did, corporate welfare did.

I didn't wreck the economy, the fucking bankers did.

I honestly don't give a shit about "Shared Sacrifice" because I didn't fuck it up. I didn't crash the economy, neither did teachers or public union workers or anyone like that. The people who earn less now than their fathers did 30 years ago didn't fuck this up.

You know who fucked this up? The very, very rich people! The politicians who are OWNED by very, very rich people. You fucked this up, not me, so you need to go first on the "Let's sacrifice" diving board, because I am not in any position to sacrifice and you, dear rich people, have ALL THE FUCKING MONEY.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/30/989835/-Dear-Beltway-Insiders-while-you-make-pretty-speeches-I-m-being-cut-to-shreds



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Reply I didn't fuck it up (Original post)
liberal N proud Mar 2012 OP
proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 #1
liberal N proud Mar 2012 #2
proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 #6
liberal N proud Mar 2012 #8
Ian David Mar 2012 #3
proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 #4
HarveyDarkey Mar 2012 #35
Rex Mar 2012 #5
woo me with science Mar 2012 #7
surfdog Mar 2012 #9
lark Mar 2012 #18
whathehell Mar 2012 #20
surfdog Mar 2012 #33
whathehell Mar 2012 #34
treestar Mar 2012 #23
dotymed Mar 2012 #26
treestar Mar 2012 #28
dotymed Mar 2012 #31
DLevine Mar 2012 #10
russspeakeasy Mar 2012 #11
Loudmxr Mar 2012 #12
wendylaroux Mar 2012 #16
pansypoo53219 Mar 2012 #13
pansypoo53219 Mar 2012 #14
rsmartin Mar 2012 #15
saras Mar 2012 #17
bahrbearian Mar 2012 #19
saras Mar 2012 #21
treestar Mar 2012 #22
TBF Mar 2012 #24
woo me with science Mar 2012 #27
SammyWinstonJack Mar 2012 #30
HCE SuiGeneris Mar 2012 #25
SammyWinstonJack Mar 2012 #29
woo me with science Mar 2012 #32

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:23 PM

1. Reminds me of one of my favorite songs!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:25 PM

2. That is acutally linked in the article.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:28 PM

6. Needs to be in your OP

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:37 PM

8. Done

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. You beat me to it! n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:27 PM

4. LOL!!!

That has to be the link I've shared the most since someone shared it with me. Maybe that was you? LOL

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:23 PM

35. I love this

 

I would sing along, and I don't sing (especially in public).

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:27 PM

5. Well said!!!

When people finally decide to stand up to the plutocracy, it will be one glorious day. I have nothing to share either, sorry but I didn't fuck things up. IF the wealthy that DID fuck things up think they are off the hook...well they probably are. We can clearly see that politicians care far more about the wealthy then they do the working poor.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:36 PM

7. K&R This is the point. This is what keeps getting lost.

This is the crux of the problem, and it happens by design.

We did none of this, but we are the ones they are coming for. We were looted. We are being systematically impoverished and enslaved.

Corporations have no loyalty except to the bottom line on the ledger. They have no compassion or empathy or sense of right and wrong or commitment to human welfare. They exist solely to make as much money as they possibly can. They are not human. And we have given them power over our lives and our children's lives.

People need to wake up to the deadly danger of ceding our government to corporations, because that is exactly what is happening, in both parties. They will squeeze us dry and then move on. Money comes from war, from blood, from looting one country after another, and creating a world in which we are all money spigots for them. And they are not even close to finished with us yet.

Occupy. It has never been more important.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:41 PM

9. I disagree 100%

 

The nearly 60,000,000 people who voted for George Bush were not rich

This is a simple fact

Americans are perfectly aware of how the Republicans behave in office and they asked for specifically that

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Response to surfdog (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:46 PM

18. Mericans are not smart

They are stressed, lazy, and believe what the rich folks say in their negative and lying attack ads.

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Response to lark (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:33 PM

20. Speak for yourself

This 'merican is smart...Your description doesn't match me or anyone I know.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:04 PM

33. 70% of Americans believed ....

 

Saddam was behind 9/11

I find it hard to believe that you don't know any Republicans or anybody that thought Saddam attacked us on 9/11

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Response to surfdog (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 07:44 PM

34. That may be the percentage of Fox News watchers

although I heard it was actually 50%.

"I find it hard to believe that you don't know any Republicans or anybody that thought Saddam attacked us on 9/11"

Why?...I might hang out with better informed people.

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Response to surfdog (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:16 PM

23. Exactly.

And no one forces them to vote for the candidate who spends the most money, or the party that does.

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Response to treestar (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:11 AM

26. I question whether it really makes a difference.

We CAN make a difference by taking to the streets. I agree with George Carlin when he said "if voting really made a difference, it would be illegal."
Sadly, all of my adult life, I have voted, hoping to prove him wrong. It never worked.

RIP George.

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Response to dotymed (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 12:01 PM

28. What was he expecting as an alternative?

A system where we don't vote? I don't see the point in cynicism over this. Our system has its flaws but there's none better. Educate the voters - get them to see it is serious, and they should think about the issues, not just look at slick ads and superficial characteristics. The superficiality is our problem, not our system.

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Response to treestar (Reply #28)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:45 PM

31. You really do not see the problems with our unverifiable voting system?

I have worked the polls and have witnessed irregularities. Peoples votes being switched right in front of their eyes..Until we have a verifiable voting system just like all other "civilized" countries (most countries period. computer or pencil), I think it is very naive to believe that your vote is counted as it should be. Diebold machines that can be hacked in seconds, "proprietary" voting system information that can not be released to the public, Diebold CEO's promising to deliver the votes to rethuglican candidates......Where were you in 2000? I was working a polling station, the only Democrat there, until they had me removed for questioning their actions in a small Indiana town...
I think "his alternative" was verifiable voting. Even a receipt that shows you who you voted for just in case there is a need for a recount.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:42 PM

10. Agree 100%.

Too bad so many poor conservatives can't figure that out.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 12:44 PM

11. EXACTLY !!!!!!!!!!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:07 PM

12. Thank you Thank you... who is this woman!!!???

I laughed so hard I almost shit in my pants

Hold on ... yes I did shit in my pants..

Damn you for posting the most delightful piece since Tom Lehrer.. really!!

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Response to Loudmxr (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:41 PM

16. I too suffered with incontinence

years ago i called into a nationwide radio contest and won money.live,on air,when the dj asked me how it feels to win,i blurted out--"oh my god, i have urinated in my pants" ,from the shock or excitement,i don't know. so i feel your pain. it does happen.

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Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:33 PM

14. partisan sacrifice. the rich are always EXEMPT.

just like in the depression. they robbed banks CAUSE THAT IS WHERE THE MONEY IS. the rich HAVE ALL THE MONEY.

KILL THE BUSH TAX CUTS!!!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:36 PM

15. For decades now....

Probably before, but ever since the S&L scandals of the eighties, they have been siphoning off assets of the country. It has been just lately it was decided the hose wasn't big enough to fit the whole treasury.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 01:43 PM

17. Yes, but corporations consist of everyone who works for them.

 

Far too many oppose them in their spare time while spending 8 hours a day helping them collect.

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Response to saras (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:15 PM

19. So your saying don't go to work?

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #19)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:12 PM

21. That depends on who you work for and what they do.

 

You might have to get a different job, and that might make you poorer. Life is tough sometimes.

But what else do you do when you find that your employer is trying to use you, personally, to destroy exactly those things that you are holding a job in order to create and preserve for your kids or your future?

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 09:15 PM

22. The politicians

are elected. Yes, by responding only to ads and things that cost money and voting accordingly, we are all at fault. As a nation.



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Response to treestar (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:31 PM

24. I suppose in the end you could say we are at fault -

but not for voting. We are at fault for not resisting capital, and if Occupy is any indication folks are getting damned sick of not having economic choices.

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Response to treestar (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:19 AM

27. I fault those

who decry this shit only when it comes from one party, but continually make excuses for it when it comes from the other.

At a certain point, people have to grow a conscience and oppose what is wrong no matter who is pushing it.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 12:35 PM

30. Yep!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:29 AM

25. K & f'n R!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 12:29 PM

29. "Shared sacrifice" my A$$!

Only ones calling for that are the ones who know they will not be sacrificing a damn thing!

Right Obama?


And of course, never prosecute the ones WHO DID FUCK IT UP!

Oh Hell NO!


They are free to pay themselves mega bonuses and to continue on FUCKING IT UP!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 05:01 PM

32. Kick. nt

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