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Fri Mar 22, 2013, 09:50 AM

 

A union member, a tea party activist, and a CEO...

..are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it.

The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the tea partier and says,

'Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie.'




I forgot where I heard this but it's one of my favorites.

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Reply A union member, a tea party activist, and a CEO... (Original post)
SHRED Mar 2013 OP
pampango Mar 2013 #1
brewens Mar 2013 #2
Coyotl Mar 2013 #3
csziggy Mar 2013 #11
Walk away Mar 2013 #4
michigandem58 Mar 2013 #5
jtuck004 Mar 2013 #6
LeftishBrit Mar 2013 #7
Kablooie Mar 2013 #8
RoccoR5955 Mar 2013 #9
Zorra Mar 2013 #10
SHRED Mar 2013 #12
uponit7771 Mar 2013 #13
Cleita Mar 2013 #14

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:06 AM

1. Heard it before, but it is a great one because it is based in fact.

Given the distribution of wealth and income in the US the CEO-class does get about 11 of every 12 cookies. The success of the CEO-party is that they not only get the 11 cookies but they get the others at the table to fight over the scraps rather than over why the CEO is getting so fat.

I've heard other versions of the joke that included immigrants, women and/or minorities sitting at the table as well. The constant in all versions is that the CEO gets 11 cookies and the others are expected to fight with each other over the remaining one.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:09 AM

2. I might make that bank/Wall Street CEO. You have all kinds of

CEO's at relatively small operations who aren't robbing us. People will get the point though.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:25 AM

3. Actually, CEO pay is so high, you'd need a dozen dozens of cookies

 

so the asshat could eat 143 of them.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:30 PM

11. Yes - completely true

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 11:10 AM

4. Maybe the CEO takes all twelve cookies and tell the Teabagger that ...

the Union Member wants to steal his crumbs.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 11:20 AM

5. Or the CEO gets 100

 

The union member gets 12, and the tea partier gets 8. The CEO tells the tea partier that isn't fair, that he and the union guy should each have 10.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 11:30 AM

6. That joke needs an update for today, wherein

 


the CEO owns the table, and provides temporary seating to serve crumbs to the teabagger. The union member can't afford to get in and the only chair available is in front of a closed factory.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 11:34 AM

7. A current British version might be...

A wealthy media mogul, an economic migrant from a poor country, and a single mother on benefits are sitting at the table. The mogul takes 11 of the biscuits, and tells the economic migrant and the benefit claimant, out of both sides of his mouth, 'Watch out! That scrounger is demanding part of your biscuit!' While the two watch each other with suspicion, the media mogul takes the opportunity to grab the last biscuit for himself.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:23 PM

8. The union member brings the cookies he baked to the table.

The CEO takes all of them and tells the tea partier that the union member stole his cookie.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:26 PM

9. Now THAT's more like it!

 

Thank you for that one!

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 12:30 PM

10. +1

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 01:19 PM

12. +10

 

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:09 PM

13. +1

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:13 PM

14. Now you made me want a cookie.

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