Hard work v. Democrat hand-outs

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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Here ya go, Integrity!

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While I was googling to double-check my memory (Texas got 4 seats), I came across this nifty map.

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And when I was looking through Site Bites to decide where to file the newbies, I saw this one and thought it was time to re-run it.

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I thought I had a good work ethic, but when we had a Japanese exchange student with us, I found out what a “hard worker” really looks like.

She was basically on a freebie year as far as academics went and, frankly, her Japanese school English teacher (a native Frenchman!) had done a better job teaching her to read than to write or speak English. So I was more than astonished to hear her fretting about her GRADES. In English.

I mean … she wasn’t in ESL “English as a Second Language”. She was taking a regular high school English course. SAT words. Shakespeare. This girl barely spoke conversational English and used her dictionary and sign language a LOT and I suspect just smiled and pretended even more.

So when I asked her why she was giving a single thought to her grades, she said, she didn’t want to shame her Rotary Club who had worked so hard and chosen her over all the others. Wow.


Filed under Economy, Elections, Rick Perry

6 responses to “Hard work v. Democrat hand-outs

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Since there are no comments here yet, I’m going to try following bob’s hard-won tactic for posting a photo here in comments. (Thanks, bob!!!)
    By Terrell


    • chrissythehyphenated

      Cool! It worked.

      And am I glad I didn’t have to figure all that out by my lonesome. bob you did yeoman’s work there. My sincerest thanks for figuring it out AND explaining it to me so clearly!


      • chrissythehyphenated

        BTW, bob, I saved a step by pre-sizing the image before uploading it. I set it at 150 dpi, 2″ wide x whatever it wanted high. It looks like there’s more room, so maybe next time I’ll try 3″, see what it does.

        My Chrissy Originals webmaster told me anything more than 150 dpi is wasted for monitor viewing. It just takes longer to upload the data which the site’s software promptly drops down to 150 dpi or less anyway.


  2. chrissythehyphenated

    And here’s a priceless rant from an angry taxpayer. Just got it in email and it fits so nicely under this topic.

    Subject: Interesting letter from an angry taxpayer!

    Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming, Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.

    August, 2010.

    Here’s a response in a letter from a unknown fellow in Montana… I think he is a little ticked off! He also tells it like it is !
    Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight..

    1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

    2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

    3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and
    turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud.

    4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

    5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.

    6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.

    To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

    1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

    2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

    3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

    4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

    It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nut cases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what?


    That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political
    careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

    And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch.


  3. Reagan Republicans bankrupted America… let’s get the facts straight. These are the same guys who want Lincoln’s “government of the people, by the people, for the people” to perish from the earth.


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