Blazing Saddles if “socialist” was the the “N-word”

When it was reported last week that MSNBC’s Carlos Watson started to wonder if socialist is the new N-Word, I was at a loss for words. Until today.

I read some tweets by Peter Schmugge directly addressed that. I told him I was stealing it.

With that said, I’m updating an old post.

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Comrades Barack Obama, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Comrades Barack Obama, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

“My new comrade.”

That’s what Russian president Dmitry Medvedev called Barack Obama.

Heck, we’ve known his as Comrade Obama for some time.

I’m just waiting on a bailout bill to include a provision for a new song to replace the Star Spangled Banner.

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All I want for Christmas is…

Remember the movie A Christmas Story? The main character, Ralphie, wanted “an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time.”

And, at the end of the movie, he got it.

Remember Peggy Joseph? She’s the woman who said that, because of Obama, wouldn’t have to worry about putting gas in her car or have to worry about her mortgage.

She thinks he’s Santa Claus.

Well, so do most Americans, it seems. They voted him as the next president.

In the spirit of those American classics — A Christmas Story and Barack Obama — I’m wondering what you want Obama to bring you for Christmas.

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So tell me again why Obama is expected to win in any state that has a large coal economy

Latest polls (if you believe them) show Barack Obama winning in many of the largest coal-producing states.

Of the top 15 coal-producing states, Obama leads the polls in 6 of them, for a total of 89 electoral votes:

  1. Wyoming (338,900)
  2. West Virginia (158,257)
  3. Kentucky (130,688)
  4. *Pennsylvania (74,619)
  5. Texas (49,498)
  6. Montana (38,352)
  7. *Illinois (33,444)
  8. *Virginia (32,834)
  9. North Dakota (31,270)
  10. *Colorado (29,137)
  11. Indiana (27,965)
  12. *New Mexico (27,323)
  13. Utah (26,656)
  14. *Ohio (22,269)
  15. Alabama (19,324)

Totals in thousands of short tons, as of 2000. States marked with an asterisk (*) are listed as leaning/strong Obama by on November 2, 2008.

If McCain won those states, he’d win the election.

But here’s the reality … or so it seems: Obama leads in 6 of the top coal-producing states.

And Obama wants to bankrupt the coal industry:

Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It’s just that it will bankrupt them.

Why would someone in those states want to vote themselves out of a job?

Maybe so they can get some of your wealth that Obama plans to spread around?

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Business model

Hey, I got a great idea for a business model.

Here’s the deal…

  1. All sales personnel will pool their sales … and all bonuses from goals exceeded … into a common pool. This pool will be divided equally between all employees: sales, administrative, maintenance, security, IT, and retirees. This will allow the company to spread the wealth around to all under-achievers.
  2. All lower level wage-earners will pool their wages, including overtime, into the common pool. It will also be divided equally among all employees. This will help those who don’t work overtime to reap the rewards from those who do.
  3. Management will not participate in the pooling of income. Management simply makes and enforces the rules; management does not follow the rules.
  4. To compensate for this, management will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week, encouraging its workers to continue to work hard “for the good of all.”
  5. Employees should be thrilled with these new policies because it’s “good to spread the wealth around.” Those who have underachieved will finally be rewarded; those who have worked hard and had success will feel more “patriotic,” if you will, by knowing that others are benefiting from their hard work.

Okay, this is not an original thought on my part. I stole it from somewhere else. But it’s okay; I’m just spreading the humor around.

Anyway, I don’t see a flaw in this plan. In fact, I’m thinking this could work on a national level.

Any other ideas to improve or expand this plan?

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A riddle

Here’s an old riddle.

Let’s see if you know the answer.

Q: What’s Black and White and Red all over?
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Spread the wealth around

“Spread the wealth around.”

That’s Barack Obama’s plan. But it’s not a new plan. There are many, many ways to spread the wealth around.

Karl Marx
From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

Don Corleone
I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.

50 cent
It ain’t easy to make money, so now everybody wanna take money…

Obama and Joe The Plumber
I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance at success, too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.

Now, what’s the difference in these plans?

Well, if it’s your wealth that somebody takes to spread around to someone else … nothing. No difference at all.

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“From each according to his ability to each according to his need.”

The words of Karl Marx.

And the meaning of the words of Barack Obama:

“Spread the wealth around,” he said.

“Spread the wealth around?”

Take your wealth (“from each according to his ability”) and spread it around (“to each according to his need”).

Way to go, Obama. Karl Marx would be proud.

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Hitler, Stalin, Chavez: Negroes one and all

It’s amazing what you can find out by reading columns by liberals.

For instance, I read a column by Lewis W. Diuguid, a columnist for the Kansas City Star. He wrote a piece recently where he said that “socialist” is “code word for black.”

Imagine that.

“Socialist” means “Black.”

Which means that Adolf Hitler, former leader of Germany’s National Socialist German Worker’s (Nazi) Party was Black.

And Joseph Stalin, former leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was Black.

And Hugo Chavez, leader of the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (United Socialist Party of Venezuela), is Black.

And Barack Obama, the socialist who is the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States, is Black. Oh, wait. That I knew.

Still, somebody needs to recall a bunch of history textbooks and fix those pictures.

Thank you, Mr. Diuguid, for setting us all straight.

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