Friday, August 21, 2009

Laughter is the best medicine!

8-21-09 befuddled brain
I’ve been outspoken and pissed off about “corporate welfare” for years. I was especially intrigued by a book I read back in 2007 called, “Free LunchHow the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense, and Stick You with the Billby David Cay Johnston.

Today I’m fascinated by my Republican friends who are NOW getting on the band-wagon of outrage at Goldman Sachs, AIG, City Group, and the government bailouts.

I guess better late then never.

Big corporations have been taking the American people for a ride for a very long time. It's call "business as usual in Washington D.C." Both Democrats and Republicans practice this, and we the people have let the system continue.

Finally something WE- my Democrat AND Republican friends, can agree upon….. so now I’m sure if I post this clip ALL will enjoy this from Stephen Colbert. Remember “laughter is the best medicine”….

And those of you who DON'T have insurance need all the “laughter” you can get! Try some of the Colbert Report, or a Girls Weekend.... it might add a year to your life.

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PS: There is already “socialism” for the wealthy…. Then they make the rest of us live by capitalism… working, scrapping and fighting for every penny we get. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not looking for a free handout, (like the lobbyist)…. I want a system that works for everyone. And not a system of government owning everything.

How to stop business as usual in Washington, DC? I good place to start would be campaign reform and term limits…. Easier said then done. But it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.

The top 1% own most of the money in our country, not because they worked harder, but because they worked the system that they created…. But the rest of us still have power if we come together in our outrage.


  1. I'm sensing some pent up anger here...and if there's one item that off limits with my good friends, it's politics. So you go girl...and I'll leave the commenting to others.

    Can't resisit....I love living in a free world and that thanks not to our politicians...but to the millions and millions of of veterans.
    That's you Mr. Sebern and me too.

  2. Well Judy you have successfully confused me here. Knowing you, reading what you wrote and watching the clip have me befuddled as to what is your point?

  3. Molly- I guess my point was and is.... isn't it time to start to pull together and work across the party lines? I'm tired of this divide.... more on tomorrow's post... maybe I'll make more sense then.