Friday, October 24, 2008

and now, a word from Memorex America

on the "s" word; it isn't "shoes," no.

I love the pretty, frilly, shiny items. I love designer shoes and handbags. I started my addiction for Lorac cosmetics back when I had money. I still have a once a year craving for a splurge at Sephora. I can't tell you how much I would love it for someone to come hand me $150,000 for a shopping spree. Although, seeing some of my friends and family barely holding on financially, I couldn't.

I sit and listen to Carly Fiorina define, out of a dictionary, socialism. Then goes on to say that Obama's idea for government healthcare is socialist. You know, there is a woman in my city who needs cancer treatment, it is experimental and stem cell based so the insurance will not cover it. The oncologist will meet her halfway and donate $100,000 of the treatment if she can raise the rest. So far, local fundraisers have brought her total to $33,000. Can you imagine? The only thing standing in the way of this woman raising her young daughter is half of Palin's new wardrobe.

I get so angry. The republicans are now talking about how spreading the wealth around would be a bad thing, after we have suffered such a bleed of wealth in the past few years that went straight to the top. Why wouldn't they want to fix that? Why wouldn't they want healthcare for single mothers who can't afford their cancer treatment? These people wave their wealth in our faces while we try to figure out how to stay alive.

We need community and compassion back. We need a responsibility to each other. We need to stop waging financial war upon each other. This money madness has to stop. Where has the compassion gone? How can the republicans believe what is coming out of their own mouths? How can they continue to support their words and deeds with a straight face?

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belledame222 said...

s is also not for "spam."

ArrogantWorm said...

Must've been a tenacious bugger.

Chels said...

Obama claims to have only made $12,000 a year as a community organizer. Yet, he was able to travel to Indonesia and Pakistan, just to name a few, after 2 years at Occidental College. Then 4 years of Columbia University, Harvard Law School and 7 houses with one of the houses discounted at a cost of $1.65 million which is at issue with Tony Rezko.

Hmmm. Makes you wonder where he gets all of this money from.




PS. Maybe I should take a trip to Muslim places like Indonesia and Pakistan it seems as if money grows on trees there! heh

belledame222 said...

AW: that one was just a garden variety advertising 'bot. viagra or summat. almost refreshing really. generally if I baleet right away that's what that is.

so what sort of spammer are you, chels? does it talk? chels want a cracker? -poke-

belledame222 said...

p.p.s. he got a lot of it from sales of his book, Einstein.

well that and the generous handouts from the seekrit Illumnati African Zionist Islamist Gay Scary Black Liberation Church Satanist Communist Cabal. the way one does, you know. if you convert over 10,000 innocent souls in your first six months, they give you all the O-negative fetus blood you can drink and a free Louis Vuitton handbag. That's why there's so much uproar against poor Sarah Palin, you know: apparently she's threatening the seekrit stash of designer freebies. God Bless Real America: we will not stand for this kind of disgusting persecution.

Woozie said...

gotsta watch out fo dem homerseckshul mooslims

Daisy said...

seekrit Illumnati African Zionist Islamist Gay Scary Black Liberation Church Satanist Communist Cabal.

It's really expanded since I was a member; we were just a couple of those!

Hey, I'm all for the big tent! :P

ArrogantWorm said...

seekrit Illumnati African Zionist Islamist Gay Scary Black Liberation Church Satanist Communist Cabal.


"It's really expanded since I was a member; we were just a couple of those!"

-Snickers-

Well damn, a Louis Vuitton bag? All I got was a toaster.

CrackerLilo said...

the seekrit Illumnati African Zionist Islamist Gay Scary Black Liberation Church Satanist Communist Cabal

I have to remember this for the next few days!

Sorry you got hit with spammers, too. That problem plagued me last month.

Anyway. The post. I think it's obscene that the $150,000 for clothes was even proposed.

The gross inequalities in this country, and the ways our top executives have acted, are among the reasons why I can no longer identify as a libertarian (though I am still very much a social libertarian).

Nick said...

McCain and company have no way to criticize Obama on this without being hypocrites. If we apply their bare bones definition of socialism to the McCain backed Wall Street bailout, then they are socialists too.

Whether or not one thinks corporate welfare is truly socialism is something dependent on the person's degree of leftism. A true rightist free market libertarian would characterize it as such, but a libertarian socialist-anarchist would call it state capitalism -- Marx saw open government-business partnerships with subsidies-bailouts as a form of late capitalism. It was the allegedly natural result of the capitalist mode of production. I admit I've never been a hardcore Marxist, so this is about all the detail I can provide.

This latest attack on Obama is pathetic. If he is a radical socialist for socializing some healthcare costs, then we should acknowledge that most politicians in America qualify as "socialists". I do not know of any major politician who has never socialized the costs of private business or impoverished people before. Right now; they are scrambling to build state-business partnerships with massive giveaways of extorted taxpayer dollars. I do not see either of the candidates taking a strong stand against this.

Many people's economic dreams-livelihoods are at the mercy and whim of politically connected capitalists right now. That's the issue pertaining to socialized costs that should be discussed. Instead; we get shallow rhetoric designed to paint Obama as a European social democrat.

Fidelbogen said...

"We need community and compassion back. We need a responsibility to each other. We need to stop waging financial war upon each other. This money madness has to stop. Where has the compassion gone? How can the republicans believe what is coming out of their own mouths? How can they continue to support their words and deeds with a straight face?"

Verily. And this cuts in oh-many-directions.

It stupifies me - dumbfounds me - to hear the incredible things coming out of people's own mouths in these times. How indeed, can those republocrats continue to support their words and deeds with a straight face?

If I was a rightwing conservative Christian, I might quote some scripture here:

"All have sinned, and fallen short of the glory of God."

However, not being the afore-named type of person, I must surely forebear to do so.

Shore is mighty tempting, though! ;-)

Git thee behind me, Jebus!

Mary said...
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belledame222 said...

btw, belatedly, welcome, woozie.

The Scarlet Pervygirl said...

This is beautiful. Thanks.