The DC Folly Trolley

The Bible doesn’t deny people the right to earn money. The idea that “money is the root of all evil” is usually misstated.

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Worshiping the “Golden Calf”, practiced by too many in the modern world.

The actual phrase from the Bible is “Love of money is the root of all evil.” There’s no doubt that the 1% are consumed by such lust. Lusting for riches is the sin and the wealthy are obsessed and possessed by this evil.

The obsession of the church is less understandable and unforgivable since it uses all manner of deception in its quest for the so-called tithe.

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Price Allen, The Peanut Man, who earned a living selling peanuts in Chicago, while preaching The Bible to his customers.

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A billionaire named Ken Griffin said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune that the ultra-wealthy in this country don’t have enough influence over government.

They already own the government lock, stock and barrel. That, of course, isn’t enough. Only the vast majority of Washington officialdom suck up to the rich. But the rich will never be satisfied until they transform every member of government into a suck up.

Shouldn’t take much longer either.

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So Mitt Romney, y’all, said that students who want to go on to college should “shop around” for the cheapest one they can find in order to avoid the catastrophic accumulation of debt that most students are currently burdened with.

Or else join the military. And if he’s elected and you’re not killed in a Romneywar, you might just, as Mitt would now say, “git you a loan from the gubmint” to pay for some of the extravagant cost of a college education.

Romney’s plan would increase the amount of the loan depending on how many people a soldier killed. Innocent people count as well.

Actually, I just made that last part up.

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Romney lost the cornpone election as his campaign went down to defeat in Alabama and Mississippi. I guess you could say he failed to “git ‘er done.”

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Taking a cue from Republicans in Congress and the ubiquitous right wing effort to control a woman’s uterus, the commissioners in a North Carolina county said they refuse to help women who can’t keep from spreading their legs. So they turned down a state family planning grant, that is, free money for a birth control program, to assist these women. Men however are still free to open their zippers whenever they feel like it.

The commission has five members – all male.

According to the Star-News of Wilmington, NC, the statement from Chairman Ted Davis was something to the effect that if young women didn’t have sex in the first place, we wouldn’t have this problem.

Sounds like a man suffering from a severe case of anal constriction. He should seek immediate medical attention.

Jonathan Barfield, a Democrat on the commission, said he regretted his vote after his wife “explained” to him the error of his ways. I hope she sews up all his zippers. Would serve him right.

These men are trying to do something every society has failed to accomplish since the birth of civilization in the fertile crescent – inhibit mankind’s sexual nature.- while turning a blind eye to the fact that for every woman who parts her knees, a man pulls down his pants.

The undeniable fact is that men really do want women to spread their legs.

Now some measure of control is desirable, of course, and I would call that “birth” control.

Absent that, I would respectfully suggest to the commissioners that they forbid men from having sex with women.

And good luck with that one.

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A photo taken by Caroline Culler of a view in Chapel Hill, NC, home of one of the finest educational institutions in all of Western Civilization, the University of North Carolina. The citizens of the state, whose views were politically moderate, seem to be taking a sharp turn to the right.

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The word “slut” has re-entered our vocabulary once again thanks to right wing radio extremist Rush Limbaugh. It was, as it always has been, applied to a woman.

It seems to me the word “slut” lost any meaning way back in the sixties when the birth of the sexual revolution – a truly historic event largely made possible by the invention of the pill – freed women to have sex purely for pleasure. To apply that vile word to a woman since then, however, is a symptom of deeply rooted misogyny.

If “slut” has any useful meaning today, it should be applied to the “hit and run” dad. Now there’s a crud if ever there was one.

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Rick Santorum took his campaign to Puerto Rico where he told its Spanish speaking citizens to learn to speak English if they wanted the island to become a state. That statement assumes that the majority of Puerto Ricans want statehood in the first place. There are a few advantages to remaining a commonwealth. For example, the citizens of the island are exempt from paying Federal income taxes – at least one good reason not to join the Union.

Santorum also ignored the fact that English as a second language is taught in all schools through the 12th grade. So citizens have some knowledge of the English language.

Also ignored was the fact that Puerto Ricans cannot vote in presidential elections even though they are citizens of the US and are represented by delegates at the Democratic and Republican conventions.

So why would a citizen of the island care one twit about whose running for president if they can’t vote in the general election? Well, they probably don’t care. And a candidate who campaigns there is revealing a desperate attempt to collect – what else – delegate votes for the convention.

If they want to vote for Santorum, however, they better learn to speak English first. Right, Rick. 

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