By Mike Gallagher
America, how does the liberal hate thee? allow us to count number the methods . . .
It’s exertions being a liberal nowadays. not just do an insignificant 20 percentage of usa citizens determine themselves as liberal, yet you possibly can move broke helping a thin double-decaf Starbucks behavior. On most sensible of that, if you hate issues such a lot american citizens love, it’s tiring to need to perpetually correct/educate/fix/enlighten the negative dullards in the market who simply are looking to get pleasure from their lives. Which, taken as a complete, makes the typical liberal lonely, brief on funds, and mad as hell! So, within the spirit of the compassion they themselves espouse, 50 issues Liberals like to Hate is fact spoken with love, a call for participation to the disenfranchised: it’s now not too past due, liberals, to affix the joys! C’mon, crack open a Bud and throw one other T-bone at the grill. yet kindly money your disdain on the door by way of:
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That might make you happy, and they can’t have that. The folks who eat and work in liberal, organic, vegan places always have the same pale complexion. The same yellowish pallor. They always look worn out and tired, wrinkly and sad. I mean, ask yourself: Have you ever seen a bubbly, happy vegan? Have you ever had a meal with a cheerful vegetarian? Please. What on earth do they have to be happy about, with every day filled with sad little tofu wraps and piles of beans and odd-looking grains? Liberal food is even hard to spell—is it “quinoa”?
In typical nanny-statist hyperbole, they equated what the burger giant did to kids with child abuse, and worse, child molestation. “McDonald’s is the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children,” CSPI’s litigation director, Stephen Gardner, said in a prepared statement. “It’s a creepy and predatory practice that warrants an injunction. . ” It was Gardner’s statement that sounded creepy to even the most ordinary liberal who occasionally treats the kids to lunch at McDonald’s. “Multi-billion-dollar corporations make parents’ job nearly impossible by giving away toys and bombarding kids with slick advertising,” CSPI’s director Michael Jacobson added.
And the slackers were exposed. Free riding no longer yielded any benefits. And so the free riders started working. The whole place started to hum with the kind of flinty industriousness we’ve come to expect from tough, winter-beaten New Englanders. In a few years, they had enough prosperity and leisure time to take up cultural pursuits, like burning witches and whipping adulterers. You can’t do that kind of thing when you’re gaunt and weak from hunger. ” You think? All over the world—and at every moment in modern history—people have learned this simple lesson.
50 Things Liberals Love to Hate by Mike Gallagher
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