Monday, January 30, 2012

Don't Drink the Covet-Cat Coffee!

Michael Prell:
“At a certain point you’ve made enough money.” Says who? The President of the United States. He also said, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” In a CBS News story entitled “Obama Versus the ‘Fat Cats,’” President Obama “ratcheted up his rhetoric against Wall Street” calling them “fat cat[s]” and scolding them for not showing “‘a lot of shame’ about their behavior and outsized compensation.” And Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign is built almost entirely on coveting – the promise to reach into the wallets of rich “Fat Cats” and take their money away.
And you know what? Coveting is WRONG. SO SAITH THE BABBLE BIBLE.
If we minded our own business, and followed the Helpful Guideline to not covet, it would not matter to us if our neighbors had more. There would be no class warfare. We would never descend into the covetous madness of declaring what’s “fair” between what our neighbors have and what we don’t have. Following this one Guideline alone would end the most corrosive debate of our time: the covetous urge to take away from the “haves” and give to the “have-nots” in pursuit of some mythical fantasy of fairness in a world that has never been fair – not once, not for a second – since our Ten Helpful Guidelines were first etched into stone.
Y'hear that? STOP COVETING JAMIE DIMON'S STUFF. Because he DOESN'T COVET YOURS.

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WTF is with all the biblical shit now? Is it election-year serpent-oil selling or something?

DEBT UPDATE:

38 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

These shitheads always conveniently overlook recent history.

The Bush tax cuts: "Reagan proved deficits don't matter."

- Dick Cheney

So now that the national debt has been more than doubled with wars for the rich, bailouts for the rich, and those tax cuts, they want to cut Social Security to pay for it.
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El Manquécito said...

And all those biblical injunctions against usury (and shellfish!) are no longer applicable.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

the promise to reach into the wallets of rich “Fat Cats” and take their money away.

If they keep acting like dicks, this is a reasonable response.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

There would be no class warfare.

This fucking pisses me off. The wealthy have been waging class warfare since LBJ. they have targeted the social safety net since before it was enacted; they had to forced to pay living wages every step of the way; they encouraged the volunteer which takes advantage of the poor to support the Military INdustrial complex; they aggressively pursue policies that allow for poisoning and destroying public lands and the environment, which disproportionately affects middle class and poor.

And NOW they want to whine about class war when the weight of evidence clearly points out their inhumanity?

Fuck them. Fuck them with an electrically heated concrete settlement vibrator. Get my fucking guillotine already.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

They really are tripling-down on the lecturing-to-the-inferiors aren't they?

"envy is unseemly"

It's not envy, assholes, it's VENGEANCE.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The first rule of Republican class warfare: accuse anyone who mentions it of waging class warfare.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I thought the first rule was "Fuck You I Got Mine".

perhaps that is Rule 0.

M. Bouffant said...

a world that has never been fair – not once, not for a second

I hate this "Life is not fair, so shut up" crap. "Life" is arbitrary & random, but human activity is, almost by definition, often unfair.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...


I hate this "Life is not fair, so shut up" crap. "Life" is arbitrary & random, but human activity is, almost by definition, often unfair.




Right?

And notice that the wealthy are not shutting up AT ALL when life is not being unfair in THEIR FAVOR.

wiley said...

Bunch of whiny bitches, the rich. They talk real tough because they can hire XE to protect them; but one well placed RPG loaded with lead and depleted uranium and their limo is toast. Methinks that they protest most when they feel most threatened. So I say, make 'em feel MORE threatened. If we're lucky, they'll all move to Paraguay and we'll get along just swell without the whiny little parasites.

Substance McGravitas said...

If they move they'll take cash with them; if their cars blow up there is a stimulative economic effect.

El Manquécito said...

If they move they'll take cash with them; if their cars blow up there is a stimulative economic effect.

See Anastasio (Tachito) Samoza. Those trying to make this a more perfect banana republic should think about all the implications.

Of course Paraguay was/is a weird place and I'm not sure that it reaped much benefit from Tachito's demise.

Substance McGravitas said...

I don't know that Donald Trump's atomization would be equivalent to Somoza's, so maybe some sort of experiment is in order.

vacuumslayer said...

The debt bondage passage mentioning scouring latrines and sewing now disappointingly proves that there is no form of bondage I would be good at.

Most I can offer is a roll in the hay where I wear a black corset. Or somebody wears a black corset. That's as far as I can go.

OK, MAYBE SOME LIGHT SPANKING!

vacuumslayer said...

If we're lucky, they'll all move to Paraguay and we'll get along just swell without the whiny little parasites.


What wiley said.

vacuumslayer said...

Did everyone get the covet-cat coffee part?

Smut Clyde said...

The Jubilee-year debt-forgiveness idea for bankrupt banks is too important to waste on home-owners.

Did everyone get the covet-cat coffee part?
Also.

vacuumslayer said...

Talk about your niche market...

wiley said...

No, vs, I did not get that.

Thnx? I won't be paying more for coffee that was pooped out of an animal.

wiley said...

Oh, sorry--- that was Smut Clyde.

Shoulda known.

Substance McGravitas said...

I don't trust any food unless it comes from a nice clean factory.

mikey said...

The most trustworthy food is that you grow or kill yourself.

Or grow AND kill, perhaps.

I tried to grow some cilantro on the windowsill. It fell over and became TINY compost.

So I killed a couple of cottontails over behind the golf course with a crossbow and made a nice stew. I used a half bottle of Gewurztraminer. It was AWESOME.

I put the non-food bunny remains out for the Ocelot. Gawd, we're starting to really bond here in my neighborhood...

Substance McGravitas said...

Ocelot? Where's your camera?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

The most trustworthy food is that you grow or kill yourself.

You could be a zombie.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Covert Cat will drink your milkshake.
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Smut Clyde said...

Honey. Now there's a disgusting foodstuff.

Substance McGravitas said...

Please don't call me honey.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Snookums?

vacuumslayer said...

Substance likes to be called Angel-Nuts. IT'S LIKE YOU PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HIM AT ALL.

Another Kiwi said...

He told me it was Mr.Goth Hammer Master of Discipline.

vacuumslayer said...

And just when I confessed to being bad at bondage!

Substance McGravitas said...

Just means you can't get out.

mikey said...

The calls are coming from INSIDE the wetsuit!!!

Smut Clyde said...

being bad at bondage!

Now look what VS made me upload.

Substance McGravitas said...

What could you do? Your hands were tied.

Smut Clyde said...

The boot was on the other foot.

tigris said...

Condo bondage? Is that when you REALLY can't get out of your lease?

vacuumslayer said...

I need a copy of Condo Bondage, like, yesterday.

FOR A FRIEND.