Political Forums  

Go Back   Political Forums > Politics

We appreciate your help

in keeping this site going.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:07 PM
skippy_ps skippy_ps is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: California Desert
Posts: 72
Welcome to the Republican Party

Recently, while I was working in the flower beds in the front yard, my neighbors stopped to chat as they returned home from walking their dog. During our friendly conversation, I asked their little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day.

Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there so I asked her, “if you were President, what would be the first thing you would do”? She replied, “I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.” Her parents beamed with pride!

“Wow, what a worthy goal!” I said. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that,” I told her. “What do you mean,” she replied. So I told her, “you can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds and trim my hedge and I’ll give you $50. Then, you can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out and give him the $50 to use for food and towards a new house.”

She thought that over for a few seconds then looked me straight in the eye and asked, “why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work and you can just pay him the $50”? I said, “welcome to the Republican Party.”

Her parents haven’t spoken to me since.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:19 PM
finnbow's Avatar
finnbow finnbow is offline
Reformed Know-Nothing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: MoCo, MD
Posts: 21,920
Yawn. Got any original thoughts?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/0...son-vs-Reality
__________________
As long as the roots are not severed, all will be well in the garden.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:21 PM
skippy_ps skippy_ps is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: California Desert
Posts: 72
Cool! It's from this month!

Murray
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:25 PM
finnbow's Avatar
finnbow finnbow is offline
Reformed Know-Nothing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: MoCo, MD
Posts: 21,920
It's been floating around the Interweb for months and it took this long for you to take the bait. Congratulations.

http://pacificsun.com/square/index.p...poqprqd&t=4870
__________________
As long as the roots are not severed, all will be well in the garden.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:29 PM
Boreas's Avatar
Boreas Boreas is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Sonoma County, CA
Posts: 20,494
Golly! S'pose that really happened?

Another plagiarist heard from.

John
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:33 PM
finnbow's Avatar
finnbow finnbow is offline
Reformed Know-Nothing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: MoCo, MD
Posts: 21,920
Two things gave it away for me. Flowers don't grow in the Central California desert and even if there were, Republicans in California don't work in their own gardens. They have illegal immigrants for that (who they like). They just dislike everybody else's.
__________________
As long as the roots are not severed, all will be well in the garden.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:34 PM
skippy_ps skippy_ps is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: California Desert
Posts: 72
Lolz! I noticed that your first reference was from one of those "balanced" web sites. Looks like the folks over there went nuts over it.

I found the joke over at one of the auto web sites yesterday and didn't spend the entire weekend researching it, lol. I got a good chuckle out of it and thought it would be a big hit over here.

Waiting for more angry replies.

Murray
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:37 PM
skippy_ps skippy_ps is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: California Desert
Posts: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boreas View Post
Golly! S'pose that really happened?

Another plagiarist heard from.

John
Strawman argument!

I don't really think that anyone imagines that I wrote that myself.

Keep the angry comments coming!

Murray
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:38 PM
bobabode's Avatar
bobabode bobabode is offline
Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain in California
Posts: 33,063
Yup, we get all angry when we yawn. Siesta time! Asta la vista baby.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-26-2012, 03:41 PM
finnbow's Avatar
finnbow finnbow is offline
Reformed Know-Nothing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: MoCo, MD
Posts: 21,920
I'm not angry, but when I read it, it wasn't identified as something found elsewhere and thereby portrayed as original thought. I suspect it was probably written in a Karl Rove financed sweat-shop in the Houston 'burbs.
__________________
As long as the roots are not severed, all will be well in the garden.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.