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The following list of “Leftie” jokes may only be funny to those who aren’t but all together, they clearly evince much that is wrong with many in our society. Because those who hold these views are often in prominent or influential positions (news media, teachers), they also explain why in America we are faced with so many problems and why there exists such a cultural divide.
You might be a left head, if ...
James Lewis May 01, 2011
Remember redneck jokes? Blonde jokes? Polish jokes? So --- why don't we have leftie jokes? The United States is infested by out-of-control lefties swarming around the media like body lice. Why don't we scratch where it itches?
To start making up for our humor deficit, here are a few starting ideas. Please add your own. Extra points for funny.
"You might be a left head if...
• You can't tell "it's" from "its."
• Your mind cuts out after one tweet a day.
• You think "like" is part of English grammar.
• You believe Jerk Rap is better than Mozart.
• You feel sure that 2 + 2 equals 5 in some cultures.
• You think snowstorms prove global warming.
• You believe God is dead but Karl Marx lives.
• You secretly think human history started when you woke up in high school.
• You've had at least twelve years of education, but you can't read, write, add, subtract, multiply or divide, or make any sense.
• Your eyes glaze over when somebody talks facts and logic.
• You never liked history because it has too many dates.
• You're twelve years old and feel ready to have a baby.
• You think undocumented immigrants lost their documents someplace.
• You think blacks can't be racists.
• You consider Al Sharpton to be a spiritual leader.
• You want to spend your life doing good for humanity, but you can't stand math, science, business, accounting, agriculture, economics or engineering. Or work.
• You think the Nazis were conservatives.
• You're sure you're a Progressive but can't explain what that means. If anything.
• You believe Karl Marx gave human rights to women, blacks, and gays.
• You think the Soviet Union was a good idea.
• You think the most intellectually stuck president in history is a genius.
• You think ObamaCare will balance the budget.
• You think Bill Maher is funny.
• You think race baiting is a perfectly good political argument.
• You believe anything in the New York Times. Anything. A-n-y-t-h-i-n-g.
• You know in your heart that people who don't agree with you are evil, racist, sexist, gay-hating, and Islamophobes.
• You think America deserved 9/11.
• You're scared about Islamophobia, but not about suicide bombers with nukes.
• You believe Christians should not be allowed to criticize Muslims.
• You think it's ok for Hamas to kill families in Israel, but it's not ok for Israel to strike Hamas.
• You think that all drugs should be legalized, because people will use less of them if they're cheap and legal.
• You think Christians are evil, but Muslim terrorists deserve more sympathy and understanding.
• You think the media tell the truth.
• You think Obama never tells a lie.
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Sophistry is used by Obama, the Democrats and even some Republicans to vilify very successful companies dealing with crucial commodities – like gas. Opponents and demagogues portray the $10.65 billion profit of Exxon Mobile as obscene and rapacious – and demand that punitive actions such as windfall profits taxes be imposed in order to “recoup” what shouldn’t be theirs.
This is an essential component of the Democratic Party’s ideology - punishing those individuals and companies that are successful and ironically, pay inordinate amounts of taxes to begin with.
In contrast, what has Government Motors (GM), a government and union favorite and perennial loser, done for us lately?
How about cost the American taxpayer tens of billions of dollars that we will never see again. A failed company on life support (thanks to Federal government) that should have been allowed to fail and close or markedly downsize that is persistently sucking out rather than contributing tax dollars.
The editorial below places this deception into proper perspective. We will add one more element. Though not entirely linear, if Exxon Mobil had produced only one fifth the amount of oil that it actually did, its profit would have been only be around $2 billion – not so excessive sounding. However, this would have also translated into a higher cost of a gallon of gas (due to supply and demand issues) and its tax “contribution” to our government would have been billions of dollars lower.
Seen And Obscene
Investor’s Business Daily 04/28/2011
Earnings: A few oil firms post what some call outrageous profits. How long before the uninformed and envious demand these companies pay a windfall profits tax?
Exxon Mobil, the largest oil company in the U.S., reported Thursday a first-quarter profit of $10.65 billion, or $2.14 a share, up 61% from a strong year-earlier period. Royal Dutch Shell came in at $8.78 billion, or $1.76 a share, up 68%. And on Friday, Chevron is expected to post a 27% increase in earnings to $5.69 billion, or $3 a share.
Speaking for the anti-capitalist, anti-corporate wing of his party (it's a big wing), Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., called Exxon's profits "obscene" and claimed that "Big Oil" is "robbing" the middle class.
Two days earlier, ABC's Jonathan Karl displayed the bias widely found in his profession when he, too, asked if there is something "obscene" about high oil and gas profits "when Americans are struggling just to fill up the tank."
While billions in profits might seem a little much, let's take a look at the context.
Exxon earned $10.65 billion on $114 billion in revenue. Shell's $8.78 billion profit came on $114.84 billion in revenue. Chevron's expected top line of $66.62 billion will likely yield a bottom line of $5.69 billion. These are not outsize margins — roughly 9% after taxes in the case of Exxon, less than 5% for Shell and 8.5% for Chevron.
In comparison, Apple made $6 billion on revenue of $24.7 billion, a profit margin of almost 25% in the first quarter. Google's profit margin for the same period was nearly 27%. Too high-tech for you? McDonald's makes 20 cents on the dollar. Where is the outrage over their profits? Aren't they committing robbery too?
Also lost in the rush to demonize oil companies is historical context. What some would say are large profits simply aren't inevitable. The oil industry has gone through periods of low profits before and will again.
Further, there's a (probably willful) misreading on the left and in the media of oil company profits. They aren't squandered by rich executives but paid to investors — some of them Democrats — and plowed back into producing more energy. If profits are taxed more, investors are hurt, as are consumers who pay higher prices due to energy scarcity caused by curtailed development.
"Obscene" profits? A need for punitive taxes on oil companies? The facts show the Democrats and the media (but we repeat ourselves) are wrong on both counts.
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We have just finished our second year of presenting you with information and opinions on issues relating to attacks by our government on our rights, freedoms and way of life as intended and established by our Founding Fathers. These past 27 months under the ideologically radical, intellectually dishonest, corrupt, arrogant, racist and abjectly incompetent Obama Administration have been among the worst (excluding the Civil War) in our nation's history.
Even worse than the Carter's years.
We have a "president" who shows an unmistakable and perpetual disdain for our country and a majority of its citizens (which has been on display internationally). His actions have consistently been geared to weakening us economically and militarily and to reducing us to a non-exceptional and middling nation in the eyes of the rest of the world.
Domestically, he has relentlessly sought to abrogate our rights, freedoms and choices often by resorting to unconstitutional or fringe means and regulations that frequently make use of his hand-picked radical, anti-American and often Marxist czars and far-left infested government agencies. These are imposed against the will of the people - US!
These are the signs and manifestations of tyranny and MUST NOT BE TOLERATED.
Obama, as well as those in his Administration, in Congress and elsewhere who seek to negate our rights like that which occurred in the old Soviet Union through the Politburo, must be vehemently and vociferously opposed and either neutralized or removed from office or government positions.
Information is power and we must use it to Save Our Rights!
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The apparent federal debt, which has been the focus of contentious debates as well as demagoguery, is the amount the federal government owes others from unrestrained, irresponsible government spending … like China, Japan, other foreign countries and even individuals. This is the nearly $15 trillion dollar number bandied about.
It is an incomprehensible number that will be extremely difficult to ultimately pay down completely.
What most Americans are completely unaware of are the unfunded and underfunded liabilities that dwarf this nearly $15 trillion number. This relates to Social Security, Medicare and other entitlements and is estimated to be around $127 trillion which, as noted below, equates to more than 730% of our GDP!
Drowning In Debt
Investor’s Business Daily 04/26/2011
Liabilities: The latest finding that states have underfunded their pension and retiree health plans to the tune of $1.26 trillion is just the leading edge of an overwhelming wave of unfunded government promises.
A new study by the Pew Center on the States finds that the gap between the states' pension and retiree health benefit promises and the money they have to meet them climbed 26% in just one year, hitting $1.26 trillion in fiscal 2009.
Even that alarming figure relies on the states' optimistic assumptions about how much they expect to earn on their investments. Using more realistic assumptions could boost that gap to $2.4 trillion, Pew found.
Bad as it is, this funding gap is a piker compared with the federal government's debt. We're not talking about the $14 trillion in public debt that everyone has been focused on, but the even more massive debt we're piling up in Social Security, Medicare and other entitlements.
According to the Cato Institute's Michael Tanner, we've promised future retirees far more than we can pay at current tax rates. How much more? If these unfunded liabilities were included in our debt figures, it would reach $127 trillion — or more than 730% of gross domestic product. This debt tsunami isn't hitting us by surprise. Indeed, Tanner and others have issued countless warnings that we've been promising future retirees far more than we can deliver, only to be met with indifference or hostility.
At least some state and local governments are starting to take their unfunded liabilities seriously, as we saw in Wisconsin earlier this year, and even now in union strongholds such as Detroit, where the mayor is pushing city employees to pony up more to cover health insurance and pension costs.
At the federal level, it's another story. When President Bush offered up a modest privatization plan to save Social Security for the long haul, he was strung up by Democrats and the media.
Now Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is stepping up with a proposed fix for Medicare and is getting the same treatment, with Democrats — including President Obama — playing on the public's general lack of understanding of the stakes involved to scare them away from needed reforms.
Like it or not, this entitlement wave is coming, and the only way to avoid catastrophic destruction is to take action now.
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