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Friday, September 14, 2012

Bumper sticker of the Day

Seen in the Trader Joe's parking lot

The rich get richer.
The rest get less.
Vote Democratic

Fifty years ago (or near enough as no matter) my dad told me this:

Every once in a while, when a crumb falls off the plate, the Democrats will let you keep it.

The Republicans won't even do that.

In my callow ignorance, I had no idea what the hell he was talking about.  Seriously.  My own personal brand of selfishness was far too venial to help me get it.  I really had no idea about the all-too-common human capacity for avarice and cruelty.

As recently as 1990, I really still wasn't getting it.

Thank you Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Junior partner to your own presidency "W", John McCain, Paul Ryan and Willard Romney for bringing my late father's wisdom home to me in such graphic terms.

I really get it now.

Also, too - a H/T to my lovely wife who continuously teaches me the virtue of selflessness.

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