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The Stinking, Dirty, Rotten, Stingy, Evil Rich

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President Obama reached a compromise with the Republican Leaders of Congress over extending the Bush tax cuts.  Grudgingly, he agreed to include the “evil rich.”    Although Obama failed to use that exact term when he made the announcement, it was clear from his tone and his rhetoric that, over the next two years,  he intends to play the politics of “envy and greed” to the max.

“I am not willing to let working families across this country become collateral damage for political warfare here in Washington,” Mr. Obama said.   When progressives, i.e., liberal Marxists who believe that it is their sacred duty to redistribute wealth in order to achieve fairness or “economic justice,” use the term “working families,” it is clear they are excluding any family with a combined income of more than $250,000 per year.   They would have us believe that these people are undeserving, idle parasites, soaking up the wealth of the country at the expense of the rest of society. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 9th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Congress attacks Mom’s Apple Pie

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Mom’s apple pie is an important symbol of America.What is more American than mom’s apple pie? It’s the technology that made it possible for mom to make it and bake it with ease.

It’s not the apple pie that is in the gun sites of this Congress; it is the symbol of what has made America, America – good old American ingenuity. It is that ingenuity that made the United States an industrial world power. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jane Chastain

September 6th, 2007 at 1:00 am

Patently Offensive

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My father-in-law, John Chastain, had the privilege of observing one of America’s greatest inventors. As a young man, he worked at a grocery store in Ft. Myers, Fla., where Thomas Edison had a winter home.Pop, as we affectionately called him, would tell us about seeing Edison in his twilight years going to and from his laboratory in the wee hours of the morning, as he made his way to the grocery store to sweep the floors and restock the shelves before customers arrived. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 26th, 2007 at 1:00 am


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