Thursday, September 3, 2009

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Baffled Burt Prelutsky:
Boneheads would have you believe my opposition to Obama is based on racism. I, on the other hand, would insist that when a presidential candidate announces that once his energy plan is in place, our energy costs will soar; that he will bury you if you have the temerity to own a coal company; and that he believes, as he told Joe the Plumber, that it is government’s job to re-distribute wealth, what does race have to do with it? I hated all that stuff back when it was being promoted by such white con artists as Karl Marx, Josef Stalin and Saul Alinsky.
Few of my fellow communists can forget Marx's first triumphant book tour through 1950s America, surely the promotional event Burt is referring to here.

23 comments:

fish said...

Surely Burt was there browbeating Marx as he was finishing up on Das Kapital. He is probably old enough.

Perhaps he hasn't read it though.

Another Kiwi said...

Ruh roh Burt, Groucho was not the Marx you are talking about.

tigris said...

OMG Burt is totally race-hatin' on Jews and Georgians!

Substance McGravitas said...

I award tigris the Gold Medal of Lefticism.

herr doktor bimler said...

if you have the temerity to own a coal company
Dear Burt,
I would like to buy a coal company, but I'm not sure if I have saved up enough temerity. Can you advise me about current market prices?

tigris said...

I think Lefticism demands everyone get a prize. Or is it that I get a prize that was taken from someone who really earned it?

herr doktor bimler said...

Let us find the producer of prizes and re-distribute their hard-earned property.

ckc (not kc) said...

Prizes are theft!

ckc (not kc) said...

(at least all of mine are)

herr doktor bimler said...

I trust you have a Letter of Marque and Reprisal to make it state-sanctioned theft.

Another Kiwi said...

Dear Herr Doktor Bimmler, you will be upon the dilemma Horns. You do not have levels of Temerity to claim this weeks BIG PRIZE. If you would do the me the kindness of forwarding your bank account number I will credit your account with the awards of Temerity which are needed in this endeavor.
Your Friend
Nigeria

tigris said...

When I was in London I enjoyed shopping at Marque & Reprisal.

ckc (not kc) said...

...ah, the Cruizers and Convoys Act of 1708 - (I like to keep a copy with me when I hit the bars).

herr doktor bimler said...

When I was in London I enjoyed shopping at Marque & Reprisal.

Did you visit the National Gallery and see Turner's painting of Teh Fighting Temerity?

herr doktor bimler said...

Also, joke about Marx and Spencers.

Another Kiwi said...

Turner's painting of Teh Fighting Temerity?

He going to finish that?

ckc (not kc) said...

joke about Darwin and Spencer

ckc (not kc) said...

(with a sly reference to Darwin and Marx)

herr doktor bimler said...

He going to finish that?

You philistines should go back to Philistinia if you don't like it here.

Another Kiwi said...

You philistines should go back to Philistinia if you don't like it here.
Hey, I was just going to say that my Bro-in-Law does house painting and could do it cheap if Turner wants to. You got somethin' against small business?

Substance McGravitas said...

Let us find the producer of prizes and re-distribute their hard-earned property.

Good luck climbing the Ivory Tower pal.

Slippery.

mikey said...

Nigeria is your friend?

Dammit.

Uganda and Chad used to say they were my friends, but they were nowhere to be found when Nigeria would come around to beat me up and take my lunch money...

herr doktor bimler said...

Good luck climbing the Ivory Tower pal.

Rest assured that I have already scaled it to the giddy heights, and I now occupy its belfry.