Tag Archive: class warfare

Thank God for Rich People — a Second Look

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Back in December 2010 I published a column in this space entitled, “Thank God for Rich People.”  It touched off a brouhaha – without the ha ha, attracting more than 300 comments.  When we talked about the column on the O’Reilly Factor it touched off another firestorm. This seems like a good time to run…

The Rowdy Roddy Piper Presidency

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In a column I wrote several months ago, I mentioned how I watched a lot of professional wrestling as a child. One of my favorite wrestlers back then was Rowdy Roddy Piper, the crafty and sharp-tongued arch-nemesis of fan favorite, Hulk Hogan. Piper was kind of the J.R. Ewing of Saturday mornings – the villain…

Rob Peter to Pay Paul: Bad Economics! Good Politics?

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So the man who once promised he would bring us together has now kicked off his campaign for re-election determined to tear us apart.   Irony doesn’t begin to tell the story. Barack Obama went to conservative Kansas “laying out a populist argument for his re-lection next year,” as the page one story in the New…

Occupy This

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Many of the videos coming from Occupy [your town here] do viewers the comedic favor of showing feckless tag-alongs who have no real idea why they’re doing what they’re doing. Generally you’re seeing a ragtag collection of young, unserious hangers-on who are wandering aimlessly, using and wearing products made by the same corporations they’re supposed…