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Adding two sharp old broads to the blogroll

October 24, 2008

My friend Deb said:

When I’m in my 80’s, I hope that I am as witty, relevant and mobile as dear Helen. You betcha. Enjoy!

Of Margaret And Helen, who remind me of my grandmother.  An excerpt from today’s post; Those damn poor people ruin everything!:

… What really gets my goat is that I could have put that same wardrobe together at JC Penny for about $300 with enough money left over for a piece of pie and coffee.  Are you telling me THAT is the best they could do with $150,000?  I know I’ve seen the same three outfits about a dozen times this week alone.  And when this is all over, it all goes to charity.  Well isn’t that just rich?  Don’t give them health insurance, give them designer clothing.  Honestly, only a Republican could have come up with that one.

But it really all comes down to a fundamental misunderstanding of the poor.  When you hear Palin screaming “socialism” or John McCain spouting off about “redistribution of wealth” that’s really code for “those damn poor people”.  What they are really saying to those people who live in pro-American parts of the country is that Obama is going to take your hard earned money and give it to some poor person who is sitting at home in anti-America with too many kids just living high on the hog off the government.  And most likely that poor person doesn’t look like you (wink wink).  I doubt Palin even knows the definition of socialism.  After all it has three more letters in it than Muslim.  By the way, the average welfare recipient has less than three children.  Sarah and Todd Palin?  That would be five.  John and Cindy McCain?  Seven.

I do know this – taxes piss everyone off.  Nobody likes to be taxed.  Hell, Margaret’s husband Howard still has the first dollar he ever made.  Tax day to him ranks right up there with his annual prostate exam. And my Harold is no better.  But we all eventually take it in the rear because we fancy roads, schools, healthcare, national security, law enforcement, energy…  Those things represent the majority of what our taxes go to.  And speaking of majority, the majority of welfare recipients are children.  You know, those precious little bundles of life that the Republican base likes to ignore once the cord is cut…

There’s more, and it’s powerful stuff.  Enjoy!

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  1. Deb
    October 24, 2008 at 08:39 | #1

    Plain speakin’ from the octogenarian set. Helen and Margaret, both in their 80’s, have a lot to say, and the life experience to back it up with. My own grammy would be blushing and indignant at such ribald comments by the “ladies.” Two generations later, and well, all I have to say is viva la free speech!  Thanks DOF for sharing these sassy gals on your blog!

  2. October 25, 2008 at 12:44 | #2

    I’m falling in love with them, George.  Thanks for the find!

  3. SRM
    October 30, 2008 at 00:42 | #3

    I wish I could come up with the great wit that these two old broads do.  I join them in supporting Obama and have put up a blog about why us old broads should all vote for him.  http://OldBroadsForObama.blogspot.com

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