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Monday, January 23, 2012

How to Ruin My Day

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Is this typical (see below) of the emails conservative haters send each other?

I work extremely hard at staying out of political discussions with people I won't agree with. So I was truly depressed - and then enraged - to receive this forwarded email from an acquaintance. Did she seriously think I would agree with the sentiments and pass it on? Surely she knows me better than that. The vitriol and plain old inhumane consideration for fellow human beings expressed by this writer depresses the shit out of me.

The simplicity and narrow-mindedness of this person's comments lead me to believe that it was, indeed, written by a 21-year-old. Someone who can't (or won't) delve a little deeper into issues and who hasn't had enough life experience to give her a clearer outlook. I wish she would talk to people who recognize that the poor in the U.S. are not the problem. Does she not know anything about PACs and the 1% and hypocrites who claim to demand a certain set of social mores from others but they have no such standards for their own behaviors?

To the person who wrote this: I hope nothing bad ever befalls you. I hope you don't lose your home, your job, or your legs in an automobile accident. May you never need a helping hand be it from a church, family member or government social service agency. May you never get old and have to rely on social security benefits because all your life's savings went up in flames due to crooked investment brokers. May you marry the perfect man who never cheats on you or dumps you for a younger woman while you struggle to care for small children. May your life be peachy keen and perfect. May you never make a mistake. May you never be forced to think for yourself or look for true meaning beyond soundbites. May you die a horrible death you selfish bigot. (oops. I told you this email made me cranky.)

This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it.  It's her future 
she's worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big
government state that she's being forced to live in!  These solutions are
just common sense in her opinion.

This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, TX, Nov 18, 2011


Put me in charge of food stamps. I'd get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash
for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans,
blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want
steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I'd do is to get women
Norplant birth control implants or tubal legations. Then, we'll test
recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use
drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing.  Ever live in a military barracks?
You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. 
Your "home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be
inventoried.  If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your
own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week 
or you will report to a "government" job.  It may be cleaning the roadways
of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you.  We
will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo
and speakers and put that money toward the "common good.."

Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all  of
the above is voluntary.  If you want our money, accept our rules.  Before you
say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self esteem," consider
that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing
absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at 
least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices.  The current system
rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

AND While you are on Gov't subsistence, you no longer can VOTE!  Yes, 
that is correct.  For you to vote would be a conflict of interest.  You will
voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov't
welfare check.  If you want to vote, then get a job.

Now, if you have the guts - PASS IT ON...

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