Wednesday, February 25, 2009

how's yer free lunch?

That sniveling prick John Boehner is whimpering about the difficulty the Grand Obstructionist Party has in selling its ideas to the American people:

"It's harder to sell. . .We have a tougher job than our friends across the aisle. They’ve been offering Americans a free lunch for the last 80 years, rather successfully. . . . Those of us that believe in a smaller, more accountable government, we have a tougher time making our principles relevant to the American people. But it’s our challenge, and we’ve got to do it.”

All y'all enjoying your free lunch, now? Been chowing down for the last eighty years? I'm looking around for my free lunch and I just can't find the fucking thing, or the remnants of it, not even a dried out crust.

I noticed, though, that Mr. Principles Boehner voted for that hideous Medicare Part D corporate welfare plan. Guess the big pharmaceutical companies were needing some lunch. And he was one leading the charge on the monstrous welfare handout to Halliburton/KBR, Titan, Blackwater, CACI et al we call the Iraq war. No lunch for the dead soldiers. Or the dead Iraqi citizens.

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Blogger Dusty said...

Gawd what a prick.

Funny how they love corporate welfare though!

February 25, 2009 6:58 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

He should check out all of the people he thinks are getting a free lunch in shelters and tent camps across the most prosperous nation in the world! Asshole!

February 25, 2009 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Fredericka said...

If the people who vote for slimeballs like him were disqualified from receiving any assistance from the programs he rails about so much, that might really change the look of things on the old political landscape.

February 25, 2009 8:55 PM  
Anonymous ewe said...

I think the Obamas should get pregnant.

February 26, 2009 1:17 AM  
Blogger Doralong said...

Checked the fridge- nope nothing there. Let's not forget the genius of the "trickle down" theory of economics and how well that worked folks. I got trickled on all right.

February 26, 2009 7:26 AM  
Anonymous D said...

I suppose there has been a free lunch offered to Americans. He just forgot to throw in the word, "some" and mention that it comes with an enlistment.

However, speaking from experience, military chow isn't that great.

February 26, 2009 1:18 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Did ya catch his comments, along with other so-called intelligent Senators at the CPAC convention? It puts sniveling prick in my vocabulary! The name calling, hate mongering, poor loser bastards!! Making by blood pressure go up! good thing I'm going to Mexico and won't have to listen to these assholes for a week!

February 27, 2009 10:19 PM  
Blogger Elaine Warner said...

It would be funny to watch the Republicans falling all over themselves trying to make sure nothing Obama does works -- if it weren't so scary and tragic. Repubs are so into fear mongering and covering their own asses -- hope all that effort doesn't create a self-fulfilling prophecy!

February 27, 2009 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please use some common sense. I am against welfare on any level, but to claim "corporate welfare" is somehow worse than any other welfare is just idiotic. The fact is, welfare basically gives free money to people. Who do you think companies give that money to? Employees, most of whom are middle class and need the jobs. Duh. Yes, you do need to think a little bit beyond your first-grade education.

March 01, 2009 2:34 PM  
Blogger Russ Manley said...

Oh really? They're giving all those billions in corporate welfare to their hard-working, $10-an-hour middle class employees? You haven't been watching the news at all lately, have you Anonymous?

I guess it's really true, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

What I want to know is, when do I get *my* goddamn free lunch? Heck, I'd actually settle for a couple hundred thousand. Don't even need a limo or a Learjet, I'm happy with my old pickup.

The rich get rich, and everybody else gets . . . the shaft. That's the sum of the Republican party platform in one sentence. And why all the millions of screwed-over working people keep voting for them is a mystery only God can figure out, I know I can't.

March 01, 2009 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, here's an idea: why don't we just print more money and hand it out? Oh wait, that's what Obama's doing! That will work, surely...

March 02, 2009 11:38 AM  
Anonymous ewe said...

Anonymous: You are part of the problem. We have entered a new age of solutions or at least are attempting to. So PIPE DOWN. The only place left for your type of rant is Fox News. There you will find the first graders you speak of.

March 02, 2009 2:13 PM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

They had 8 years to get their message across. That's what got us into this mess. Seriously Republicans, stop your sputtering. Your way doesn't work. It's time to try something else.

March 02, 2009 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Keith said...

Let's see about that 'free lunch' Mr. Boehner? How about Nixon's free lunch (1969-1974) in which the welfare state actually EXPANDED to help more people.

Hey, but then we had Reagan (1981-89) which really got the ball rolling on ending that 'free lunch' you spoke of. Hey what happened to that?

Then there was the faux progressive Bill Clinton. I bet you were smiling when he signed the bill that killed Glass-Steagall. FREE LUNCH FOR THE CAPITALIST CLASS BABY!! Capital could now do whatever it wanted to the American people and, hoo boy, did we get it good and hard, eh?

But then people like 'anonymous' are being trained by their mental handlers to blame the American people for doing exactly what the conservatives told them to do for the last few decades - get the American Dream (tm) baby - any way you could. They were just following orders.

And then we had Poppy and Son.

Eighty years, eh?

You know this is why, with my temper, I'd couldn't be in Congress. See, 'official America,' the people in government and national media, hold any show of emotion as 'bad sport.' We're supposed to sit around on Meet The Press and dispassionately discuss the biggest ass fucking of the American people in their illustrious history (sorry Lynette, I'm on a roll) since the days of the robber barons.

Well it's not just Bonehead making outrageous remarks like that but if I had been in the House that day, sergeant at arms regardless, I would punched him so hard his teeth would have embedded themselves in the mace in back of the speaker's chair.

Don't even ask what I would do to Bobby Jindal.

It takes every ounce of personal strength to stand in my business every day and listen to people like anonymous and the rest of their brain dead 'eat the poor, get a receipt)' contingent spout their crap and resist the urge to strangle them.

And I know I'm not the only one. And this anger has to come out somewhere.

While I'm letting my outward rage take flight, I saw that pompous asswipe Steve Forbes on TV the other day saying that government - the same government that gave the capital class everything they asked for in the last 25 years, was responsible for this mess. There's another one that needs a very deep and painful kick to the nuts. But on the official media, he gets a nice comfy chair so that the corporate class that owns the networks can continue to brainwash the American people into blaming themselves for what has happened.

I personally believe that there are at least a few hundred CEO's in banking and finance among others that should be publicly hung for what has happened or at least sentenced to multiple life terms at Leavenworth. Most of the Bush administration deserves life sentences on a work farm as well. What these people did to this country and its people is nothing less than TREASON and I would expect the appropriate punishment for destroying whatever hope my sons had to grow up in a decent, prosperous society.

What do we teach our children? Seriously? That crime pays if you're on the inside of finance and government? That an entire class of people are above the law and we're told to respect their positions while they hold them? Do we teach them the Constitution of the United States now exists somewhere in the dead letter department? That (and thinking of the Bush-Yee memos just released) that we are, indeed a quasi-fascistic country ruled by men and not by law? That almost everything they were taught in public school history classes about their country was bullshit written under the guiding hand of the people that rule over them?

Do we tell them that no matter what, money and power will always crush decency and compassion?

I don't know anymore.

Hell, Lynette, I killed my blog (Bad American) because a career counselor urged me to do so lest I remain unemployable the rest of my life.

Hey son, learn to live on your knees. You won't be alone.

Please forgive me for the rant in your comments section. I should sent you $50 for the therapeutic value alone.

March 03, 2009 10:31 AM  
Blogger Tater said...

Amen Bad American!! Tell it Keith. I could not agree with you more. Wish I was in line to help deliver one of those deep kicks.

March 05, 2009 5:10 AM  
Blogger Cindy...154 said...

Wonder why Anonymous had to be Anonymous.....? Go ahead, Anonymous, stand up and be somebody. Anyway, loved the post. Thanks everybody, I needed this.

March 06, 2009 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money! Print more money! Oh, and I'm not a Republican. I'm a realist. If printing money solves the problem, why don' we just print more? Get a clue, people. Get out of your small minded politics and see reality!

March 25, 2009 11:15 PM  

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