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SnohoDem Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 02:57 PM
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Al Franken on Class Warfare
I find pubbies whining about "class warfare" particularly annoying so when I read this in Al Franken's new book, I cracked up and just had to share it:

Any time that a liberal points out that the wealthy are disproportionately benefiting from Bush's tax policies, Republicans shout, "class warfare!"

In her book A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century, Barbara Tuchman writes about a peasant revolt in 1358 that began in the village of St. Leu and spread throughout the Oise Valley. At one estate, the serfs sacked the manor house, killed the knight, and roasted him on a spit in front of his wife and kids. Then, after ten or twelve peasants violated the lady, with the children still watching, they forced her to eat the roasted flesh of her dead husband and then killed her.

That is class warfare.

Arguing over the optimum marginal tax rate for the top one percent is not.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:00 PM
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1. Did you read the chapter on Fallwell?
He points out that Falwell had said that the anti-Christ was alive and in the form of a male Jew. So, on Geraldo Franken asked him about that, and Falwell explained that since the anti-Christ was a couterfeit Christ, he'd most likely be a male Jew, as Christ had been.

Then, Franken asked him if the anti-Christ was Marvin Hamlisch.
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SnohoDem Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:14 PM
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6. Yeah, but Falwell and Franken are both wrong
After at least fifteen minutes of biblical study, I am sure that the antichrist is either George W Bush* or actor David Paymer. At the moment I'm leaning towards Bush. He acts self righteous and does evil shit. Paymer just acts.

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fizzana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:23 PM
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7. Hold on a second there
I know David Paymer and if he is the antichrist he's doing an incredibly good job of hiding it. He's actually a really nice, unassuming guy with a wife, a kid and a dog. How much more innocuous can you get?
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SnohoDem Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:24 PM
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8. That clinches then,
it's gotta be Bush.
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:28 PM
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9. You're both wrong.
It's Yanni.



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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 06:05 PM
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15. I totally agress but...
I always spell it "Yawnie"
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DieboldMustDie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:48 PM
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12. Jesus Christ said "sell all you have and give to the poor."
George Dubya Bush says "sell all you have and give to the rich." Conclusion: George Dubya is the Anti-Christ. :evilgrin:
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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:00 PM
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2. If the neo-cons and neo-liberals keep pushing us
it will come to that. It wasn't long ago in America when the Pinkertons were shooting at workers, and we were shooting back.
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quispquake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:00 PM
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3. ha ha ha
I probably shouldn't be laughing, but I could think of one or two that deserve the ol' spit at this point...
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:02 PM
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4. I'm definitely picking up that book this weekend!
:D
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:03 PM
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5. That's an excellent book
Franken does a good job putting the screws to a lot of people. I'd recommend it to anybody especially right wingers who don't understand how the guys on their side lie to them.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:31 PM
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10. From the World's Most Famous Class Warfare Spokeman
Mat 19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

---Jesus



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SavageWombat Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:57 PM
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14. .
And again I say unto you, it is easier for a rich man to get into heaven on the back of a camel, than for a poor man to get through the eye of a needle. (wink)

--- Supply-Side Jesus
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Boudicea Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:37 PM
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11. I love A Distant Mirror.
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KaliDem Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 03:52 PM
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13. you said it
That class warfare stuff is even worse and more annoying than the democrats who cry 'racism' anytime someone opens there mouth about the flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-05-03 07:37 PM
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16. Hi KaliDem!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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