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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    If the Rich cry long enough and hard enough that they're poor, their lapdogs and servants will start to believe them.
    The really pathetic thing to witness is the sycophants and toadies of the wealthy suck up to them against their own economic and political interests.

    I had a prof in college who once asked what the fundamental difference was between a man and a dog? He told this story so we could figure it out:

    Back in the days of kings and queens and medieval kingdoms the titled and rich used to hold lavish banquets at their castles involving the other swells to gorge themselves on food and drink for days at a time. And European manners being rather primitive, they would bring their dogs with them who would hang out under the massive table hoping for scraps and bones. Now some of these dogs were a bit faster and quicker than others and some learned quickly which noble threw the meatiest bone and learned to hang out at their feet. And some dogs ate very well at the expense of others who did not eat very well.

    But at the end of the night, not one of those dogs - even the most well ged and quickest among them - believed for a second that they were one of the nobles and jumped up on the table to take a seat.

    And that in a nutshell is the difference between men and dogs. Some men do not have the good sense that nature or God gave animals.
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The really pathetic thing to witness is the sycophants and toadies of the wealthy suck up to them against their own economic and political interests.

    I had a prof in college who once asked what the fundamental difference was between a man and a dog? He told this story so we could figure it out:

    Back in the days of kings and queens and medieval kingdoms the titled and rich used to hold lavish banquets at their castles involving the other swells to gorge themselves on food and drink for days at a time. And European manners being rather primitive, they would bring their dogs with them who would hang out under the massive table hoping for scraps and bones. Now some of these dogs were a bit faster and quicker than others and some learned quickly which noble threw the meatiest bone and learned to hang out at their feet. And some dogs ate very well at the expense of others who did not eat very well.

    But at the end of the night, not one of those dogs - even the most well ged and quickest among them - believed for a second that they were one of the nobles and jumped up on the table to take a seat.

    And that in a nutshell is the difference between men and dogs. Some men do not have the good sense that nature or God gave animals.

    an interesting bit of envy laced with the defeatist attitude that if you aren't rich you will never be and you should vote against the rich because the welfare socialist agenda is the best for those who have not yet made it


    Have you ever considered that telling people not to try is why they never make it?

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    still trying to figure out what the constitution was premised on
    Thats easy. Providing one knows the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence - )which you did not know and had to be school on it earlier by me) - the answer can be found in the Preamble. It tells us why the wrote it and what the aims and goals of it were.

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
    The underlying premise was we better find a government that works or its back to King George and company.
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    an interesting bit of envy laced with the defeatist attitude that if you aren't rich you will never be and you should vote against the rich because the welfare socialist agenda is the best for those who have not yet made it


    Have you ever considered that telling people not to try is why they never make it?
    That is absurd and again you cannot discuss these matters without resorting to the lazy mans playing of the ENVY CARD.

    I know of nobody who pushes a "welfare socialist agenda". - what ever in the hell that may mean. Can you cite some here please.
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That is absurd and again you cannot discuss these matters without resorting to the lazy mans playing of the ENVY CARD.

    I know of nobody who pushes a "welfare socialist agenda". - what ever in the hell that may mean. Can you cite some here please.
    envy is quite evident in the posts that whine about people with "silver spoons" and such

    do you think people really believe your comments that the rich should be on their knees begging to keep what they have made was inspired by something else?

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    You want REAL job creation instead of political bullchit? Get the housing industry back on track. Romney will be subsidizing the rich bastards anyway - we may as well make sure some Americans get employed with that money.
    I am delighted to see you recognize that the next president will be Romney.

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Yes, the U.S. declared war on the British and mostly got their ass handed to them, including getting their capitol sacked. Personally I don't see the hilarity in that.

    I will, however, await the hilarity of you joining TurtleDude in explaining just exactly how the British invasion of the U.S. precipitated the war of 1812, and just exactly where and when this war-causing British invasion happened. Let's review the original goalpost, which some seem to be tugging upon:


    However, I will now readily concede one error -- TurtleDude was serious, and it appears he wasn't the only one
    You claimed the US hasn't been invaded since the Declaration of Independence. There is a very great deal to laugh at about that claim, oh yes indeed.
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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    envy is quite evident in the posts that whine about people with "silver spoons" and such

    do you think people really believe your comments that the rich should be on their knees begging to keep what they have made was inspired by something else?
    You don't think the rich engage in envy politics? What do you think the attacks on public worker pensions are? The whining about people who don't pay income taxes or get government assistance? And what do you make of the many millionaires who agree their taxes should be raised?

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You claimed the US hasn't been invaded since the Declaration of Independence. There is a very great deal to laugh at about that claim, oh yes indeed.
    rather than conceding his mistake he tried to justify it



    self pwnage at its best

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    Re: Obama to call for middle class tax cut extension

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and I keep hearing ENVY has nothing to do with these sort of comments--its always funny coming from those who think others have a duty to fund their existence


    No economics thread would be complete if TD didn't play the Envy Card!
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