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Father-Daughter Talk

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

This joke came across my email:

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Audrey doing?"

She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties, and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over."

Her wise father asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, "That's a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I've worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!"

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, "Welcome to the Republican party."


My response: And that's the fallacy of the Republican Party! It assumes that those who have wealth are working harder than the single mother who juggles an 8 to 5 job and kids in school, the dishwasher at the restaurant where you dine, and the construction worker who works in the hot sun for 8 hours to build the roads your goods travel on or the building your factory is in. You did not earn your wealth all by yourself! The community helped you.. To assume that you did it all yourself is consummate arrogance ..... and that is what bugs me about the Republican party! They are so narcissistic and selfish and convinced that any means is justified by the end no matter who is hurt! The wealthy should give MORE back to the community that fostered their wealth. Anything less is morally corrupt!

  
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ALICERIEGER 10/12/2012 9:11AM

    Eah to their own

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WOUBBIE 10/11/2012 12:23PM

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Well put.

In the purchasing and sourcing business we talk a lot about comparing things "apples to apples". The father's suggestion is "apples to oranges", and that's exactly what you see in so much of our political discourse these days. You can only compare things that are comparable.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/11/2012 9:29AM

    emoticon and so true.

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123ELAINE456 10/11/2012 5:50AM

  A very Wise Man. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Have a Nice Day.

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BALLOUZOO 10/10/2012 11:24PM

    Interesting view point!

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DALID414 10/10/2012 11:14PM

    Well said!

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MAGGIEVAN 10/10/2012 11:03PM

    I like the joke but I can comment on American politics.

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Late Night Funny

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Your choice now is pretty clear. You can either vote for the guy who got rid of bin Laden or vote for the guy who wants to get rid of Big Bird.

David Letterman

  
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NAYPOOIE 10/10/2012 11:59AM

    Now that's putting it in perspective

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ALICERIEGER 10/10/2012 11:47AM

    At least we have a choice.

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HELEN_BRU 10/10/2012 7:03AM

    Interesting perspective! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 10/10/2012 2:35AM

  Very Interesting Choices. Everyone likes Big Bird. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/10/2012 1:41AM

    emoticon Interesting choices, don't you think? Just have to love David Letterman.

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DALID414 10/10/2012 12:58AM

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The anthropologist

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

An anthropologist shows off his priceless trove of treasure to his saintly grandmother. "What's that?" she asks, pointing to an oddly shaped item.

"Uh..." stammers the anthropologist, "it's a phallic symbol."

"Oh," says his grandmother, nodding her head. "That's good, 'cause I hate to tell you what it looks like."

  
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DALID414 10/9/2012 11:41AM

    emoticon I love grandmothers!!

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123ELAINE456 10/9/2012 11:15AM

  Very Funny. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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ALICERIEGER 10/9/2012 8:03AM

    LOL

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WAY2GOCAT 10/9/2012 4:59AM

    Cute! Thanks for my first smile of the day! emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 10/9/2012 3:40AM

    Very funny. Thanks for sharing.

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EBONYSOL 10/9/2012 1:55AM

    Good one!

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Church Feuds

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Church feuds are not uncommon, especially among cliques in the congregation. But when the pastor and choir director get into it, stand aside.

One week our preacher preached on commitment, and how we should dedicate ourselves to service. The director then led the choir in singing, 'I Shall Not Be Moved.'

The next Sunday, the preacher preached on giving and how we should gladly give to the work of the Lord. The choir director then led the song, 'Jesus Paid It All.'

The next Sunday, the preacher preached on gossiping and how we should watch our tongues. The hymn was 'I Love To Tell The Story.'

The preacher became disgusted over the situation, and the next Sunday he told the congregation he was considering resigning. The choir then sang 'Oh, Why Not Tonight.'

When the preacher resigned the next week, he told the church that Jesus had led him there and Jesus was taking him away. The choir then sang, 'What A Friend We Have in Jesus.'

  
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DIDMIS 10/10/2012 12:30AM

    A lot of people don't know we are to honor and respect those who have authority over us. I know it is a joke though

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MISSDAISY23 10/9/2012 3:01PM

    Too bad.

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NAYPOOIE 10/9/2012 11:43AM

    LOL

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123ELAINE456 10/9/2012 11:18AM

  Very Sad Story. Glad to see it was a Joke and not real. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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ALICERIEGER 10/9/2012 8:07AM

    What a sad story

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AMARILYNH 10/9/2012 7:42AM

    I too was glad to see that this was a joke. Life others, I have seen the real deal - and its a sad, sad thing to witness.

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RAMALEX 10/9/2012 6:53AM

  You would think as Christians we would get along better and work our problems out among ourselves.

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MAGGIEVAN 10/9/2012 3:44AM

    A bit sick but I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

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WILSHAR7 10/9/2012 12:44AM

    I've heard this before. It's a good thing it's only a joke, but sometimes there is animosity in the church and churches break up because of it. There is a church around the corner from me that that happened to. Some of the members stayed where they were and others went down the street and started a new church. I don't know how many years ago that was, but I've been here for 15 years and they started before that. The church is not growing and never will because of the bitter people that started it. Thanks for sharing.

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Caesar Salad Now Legal!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC -- California decriminalized the sale of Caesar salad this week -- and it's not a moment too soon, the Libertarian Party said today.

"When you outlaw Caesar salad, only outlaws will eat Caesar salad," noted the party's Director of Communications, Bill Winter. "That's why, on the issue of Caesar salad, we Libertarians have always been pro-legalization."

Selling Caesar salad became a crime last year when California legislators passed a new health law banning the sale of food that used raw eggs as an ingredient. Unexpectedly, the law included Caesar salad, which uses uncooked eggs in its unique dressing.

Restaurant owners and fans of the popular salad were outraged. The outcry convinced state legislators to file a new bill to cancel the criminal status of Caesar salad -- and, presumably, end what might have become a flourishing black market in contraband romaine lettuce, raw eggs, and Parmesan cheese.

The bill, signed into law by Governor Pete Wilson on Monday, has Libertarians cheering -- but a little surprised.

"We have to compliment California legislators for their rare display of good sense," acknowledged Winter. "Although we're a bit surprised that they were courageous enough to toss the Caesar salad law entirely."

Libertarians had expected politicians to take a more timid, gradual approach, said Winter, perhaps...

* Implementing a five-day waiting period for Caesar salad, so the government could do a medical background check for raw-eggallergies.

* Legalizing only "medical Caesar salad" -- whereby people with a vitamin deficiency could get a doctor's permission to buy a small amount of Caesar salad for their own personal use.

* Launching an anti-Caesar salad TV advertising blitz, perhaps with a commercial showing a frying pan, and then showing a frying pan with a raw egg in it. The voice-over could be: "This is your brain. This is your brain on Caesar salad."

* Allowing only adults, 21 and over, the right to buy Caesar salad, on the grounds that it may be an adolescent's gateway-salad to stronger stuff, like macaroni salad or three-bean salad.

But Libertarians say they are delighted with the bold, unexpected victory over the "Just Say No to Caesar Salad" lobby -- and argue that it's a win for libertarianism and the American way of life.

"We support the Constitutional right of every American to keep and bear a Caesar salad -- or, rather, to eat and buy a Caesar salad," said Winter. "All joking aside, it's a setback for those political eggheads who think they have the right to micromanage every aspect of our lives -- down to the type of salad we buy in a restaurant. Hopefully, politicians will learn ... TO JUST LETTUCE ALONE."

  
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RUSSELL_40 10/7/2012 1:31PM

    Amazingly, this is the biggest victory ever by the Libertarian Party.

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COACHPENNY 10/7/2012 11:23AM

    Caesar reigns!

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    LOL

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123ELAINE456 10/7/2012 4:42AM

  Awesome!!! Let the Government JUST LETTUCE ALONE!!! God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Your Day.

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