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John Edwards for President! October 29, 2007

Posted by Sobek in Economics.
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I have decided to officially throw my whole-hearted support behind John Edwards for President.  The reason: College for Everyone.

“John Edwards says if he’s elected president, he’ll institute a New Deal-like suite of programs to fight poverty and stem growing wealth disparity. To do it, he said, he’ll ask many Americans to make sacrifices, like paying higher taxes.”

Boo-frickin’-yeah, baby.  John Edwards is America’s new Walter Mondale.  Of course, Edwards is probably a little too young to remember Walt, so here’s a handy infographic to show exactly why I think we all need to support Edwards as much as physically possible:

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If John Edwards can produce the kind of unity that Walter Mondale inspired, then he is exactly what America needs during these polarizing times.

Another gem I can’t resist highlighting:

I think if we want to fund the things that I think are important to share in prosperity, then people who have done well in this country, including me, have more of a responsibility to give back,” he said. Later, he added: “There are no free meals.”

So people who work for their money, and then don’t want to give it all to the government, are trying to get “free meals.”  Meanwhile, people who are too poor to pay taxes, but get their college educations paid for from tax money, are not getting a “free meal.”  Uh huh.

Milton Freidman’s rotting head just exploded.

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1. John Edwards - October 29, 2007

Liz and I would give more to charity and stuff, but we can’t, as we need to pay for LIZ’S CANCER treatments, as well as the upkeep on my DEAD SON’S memorial. Therefore, our plan is to force you to give up your hard-earned money, as the money I have scammed out of idiot juries earned is already earmarked.

Sorry.

Vote Edwards ’08!

2. Sobek - October 29, 2007

You got my support, Mr. Next President of the United States.

3. Dave in Texas - October 29, 2007

He should have won in 2000, he’d have gotten my attention then. Hell I only have one left to pay for now, hardly seems worth it to me.

4. Dave in Texas - October 29, 2007

oops, 2004 I meant

5. Sobek - October 29, 2007

Okay, in spite of all the lutefisk comments on this site, I never bothered to go look up what lutefisk actually is. Then I actually stumbled across a description at Cracked:

http://www.cracked.com/article_14979_6-most-terrifying-foods-in-world.html

Let me just say, I hope suicide is still an option in the Lutheran Millenium Re-education Camps.

Also, I’ve consumed one of the items on that list.

6. Myron - October 29, 2007

damn, Sobek. I tried to try one of ’em once upon a time. Turned out there wasn’t enough San Miguel in the Phillippines.

7. Michael - October 29, 2007

Let me just say, I hope suicide is still an option in the Lutheran Millenium Re-education Camps.

No sir, that is not an option. We will be trying to save your soul with strict discipline. Suicide attempts will be confronted with a curative regimen of waterboarding and solitary confinement, for your own good, because we Lutherans love you.

8. Really Gaggy Shit « Myron’s Random Thoughts - October 29, 2007

[…] October 29th, 2007 in Food, Other Blogs, WTF? I found this link in a comment on Innocent Bystanders. I’ve gotta tell you, I tried one of the delicacies one time. Well, actually I tried to try […]

9. Mr Minority - October 29, 2007

…because we Lutherans love you.

Enough to feed you Lutheran Casserole and lutefish 3 times a day.

Now that is true Lutheran Love!

10. Russ from Winterset - October 29, 2007

Lutheran waterboarding is probably done with liquified lime jello.

11. lauraw - October 29, 2007

Which one was it Sobek?

12. daveintexas - October 29, 2007

I am fondly reminded of the chicken soup I enjoyed in Taipei in 1999.

Big bubbling cauldron. Chicken. Noodles.

Chicken with a head, and lips, and feet and shit, floating around in the pot.

Good times, good times.

13. Sobek - October 29, 2007

The maggot cheese. Although by the time I ate it (it was late in the season) most of the maggots were dead. I did get to watch one of ’em jump. Then I ate it.

14. anycomments - October 29, 2007

Jesus Christ.
Not even on a dare, man.

15. Bart - October 29, 2007

Green Bay Wins!!!!!

Fuckin A!!!!!!!

16. Muslihoon - October 29, 2007

You all should try bheja (similarly, anything with maghaz, like maghaz nehari) and katakat. The former is very popular in our home. The latter cannot be found in The United States. (Maybe in Canada?) In either case, I have only had it in Pakistan. Paya is also very good, despite what it is made of and despite the fact it is very, very messy to eat.


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