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kpete

(71,959 posts)
Thu Aug 25, 2022, 08:04 AM Aug 2022

Stop Improving Things Right Now! Everyone Must Suffer as I Did! [View all]

DISGUSTING! AWFUL! I have just received word that life is getting marginally better for some people, and I am white-hot with fury! This is the worst thing that could possibly happen! I did not suffer and strive and work my fingers to the bone so that anybody else could have a life that does not involve suffering and striving and the working of fingers to the bone. I demand to see only bones and no fingers!

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When I see unleaded paint or un-asbestosed homes, I froth at the mouth and start stomping up and down like Rumpelstiltskin. And who are we to think we deserve better than to die of sepsis? Why shouldn’t smallpox be out in the world for us as it once was? Are we too good for scurvy, now? Our great-grandparents made do without penicillin, did they not?

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I am not opposed to this student loan forgiveness plan because I fear it won’t ease the suffering of millions; I am opposed to it because I fear that it will.

I fought uphill battles and squinted into the night and toiled and burdened myself in the hope that my children, one day, would also get to work exactly that hard, if not harder, and suffer at least as much as I did, and have, if the Lord allows, lives worse than mine. God, please make their lives worse!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/08/24/student-loan-forgiveness-suffering-satire/
https://balloon-juice.com/2022/08/25/thursday-morning-open-thread-fabulous-joe-biden/#comment-8600988

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You better add the sarcasm thingy gab13by13 Aug 2022 #1
So many sure have their hair in furballs over this. riversedge Aug 2022 #2
This is fantastic. I'm going to make some copies to post in a few places. liberalla Aug 2022 #3
Brilliant! A HERETIC I AM Aug 2022 #4
kpete gets thread of the day gab13by13 Aug 2022 #5
She beat me to it! Mme. Defarge Aug 2022 #13
Great post! In the words of Monty Python... "Even today, our government is out to get us -- allegorical oracle Aug 2022 #6
Open link to entire column UpInArms Aug 2022 #7
K&R 2naSalit Aug 2022 #8
Great post! GumboYaYa Aug 2022 #9
Satire but unfortunately, I'm sure some MAGAts think this way. halfulglas Aug 2022 #10
Sadly, so do some Dems, as a removed DU thread from yesterday shows Hekate Aug 2022 #16
Yeah, and this is the attitude they call Christian Farmer-Rick Aug 2022 #11
So very christian of them as usual. onecaliberal Aug 2022 #12
LBJ - Lowest look down keithbvadu2 Aug 2022 #14
That's the thing about America. Collimator Aug 2022 #17
Lol. So true! Sky Jewels Aug 2022 #15
Somebody alerted on this geardaddy Aug 2022 #18
Here's a great comment from the site geardaddy Aug 2022 #19
Bingo. This is why we can't have nice things. yellowcanine Aug 2022 #20
Damn right! Uphill! Both ways! In the snow! All year long! OldBaldy1701E Aug 2022 #21
Great piece Kpete DENVERPOPS Aug 2022 #22
Alexandra Petri is quite the satirist Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 2022 #23
Nobody flinches when Fortune 500 Companies suck in the corporate welfare! Ziggysmom Aug 2022 #24
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