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Received this by way of email and just copied the first few paragraphs. Not sure if it has been around before, but it struck me a bit funny with all the hub bub down here right now. I thought it was point on and funny to boot.

Me I fit best into the libertarian.

DEMOCRATS

You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

You feel guilty for being successful.

Barbra Streisand sings for you.

REPUBLICANS

You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

And your point is?

ANARCHISTS

You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

And if he tries to take one of your cows, you'll blow him away.

LIBERTARIANS

You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

And that's his problem, not yours, and not the government's.

SOCIALISTS

You have two cows.

The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

COMMUNISTS

You have two cows.

The government seizes both and provides you with milk.

You wait in line for hours to get it.

It is expensive and sour.

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SOCIALISTS

You have two cows.

The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

Smells a lot like spreading the wealth to me.

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SOCIALISTS

You have two cows.

The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

Smells a lot like spreading the wealth to me.

Hmmmm, do Obama's tax propsals equate to taking half your wealth (one of your two cows)?

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I would be a Libertarian also ,,,,I dont remember being asked what it smells like though!!!!

LAS

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Originally Posted By: LMITOUT
SOCIALISTS

You have two cows.

The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

Smells a lot like spreading the wealth to me.

Hmmmm, do Obama's tax propsals equate to taking half your wealth (one of your two cows)?

Kinda hard to take 1/3 or 2/3's of my two cows.

See, I can be a wise-acre too.

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Originally Posted By: LMITOUT
SOCIALISTS

You have two cows.

The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

Smells a lot like spreading the wealth to me.

Hmmmm, do Obama's tax propsals equate to taking half your wealth (one of your two cows)?

Spreading the wealth is a beginning of socialism. If that is Obama's stand, I say if the shoe fits wear it grin

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Well, I come from dairy farming stock, so I think in terms of what a milk cow produces over time, not what a beef cow yields when it's slaughtered.

So it's quite simple to break a cow's productivity down into thirds or whatever fractions you like.

"Math: It's what's for dinner." gringrin

upnorth: Conservatives spread wealth too, and they also use government to do it. They just do it differently than liberals.

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LIBERTARIAN here. I'll carve up one cow and wash it down with the milk from the other!!!

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I'd never own Holsteins, plus the story says Obama would take one of my two cows, not the milk or the meat.

Try again.

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I'd never own Holsteins, plus the story says Obama would take 1 of my two cows, not the milk or the meat.

Try again.

Oh, got it. The pedantic approach. Not my style. Actually, the story doesn't mention Obama at all. If you want REAL pedantry, I'll say the initial post is a generalization, not a targeted statement about a specific candidate. You brought Obama into it with your "spreading the wealth" quote, not the OP. gringrin

Shane, that's pretty darn funny right there! smilesmile

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LIBERTARIAN here. I'll carve up one cow and wash it down with the milk from the other!!!

Then what are you going to do?

Survive on milk?

Carve up cow #2 and then when that's gone have no meat or milk?

Nope, you liked that steak and milk and want more so you'll vote for the Socialist party next time so you can get one of your neighbor's cows handed to you because you burned up your last handout on lottery tickets, cheap booze and cigarettes. Oops, I mean you carved up your two previous cows. Not sure where that last part came from. grin

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You brought Obama into it with your "spreading the wealth" quote, not the OP.

Obama said he's going to spread the wealth? Hadn't heard that before. What a coinky-dink.

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upnorth: Conservatives spread wealth too, and they also use government to do it. They just do it differently than liberals.

stf, not going to bite on that one. Truth is I really don't care for all of either the Liberals or Conservative stands on issues. But playing Robin Hood is the beginning stages of Socialism, doesn't matter if is Liberals or Conservatives.

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Originally Posted By: stfcatfish
You brought Obama into it with your "spreading the wealth" quote, not the OP.

Obama said he's going to spread the wealth? Hadn't heard that before. What a coinky-dink.

He mentioned it to "Joe the plumber," and of course it instantly became a conservative battle cry, even though conservatives (if you can judge conservatives by the current crop of Republicans) spread the wealth too. I'm sure you know all that quite well. winkwink

upnorth, no "bite" needed. Just getting sick of the same old partisan slams against others. In the end, the similarities between today's Republican and Democratic politicians are far more telling than the differences. Just my $.02 there. smilesmile

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upnorth, no "bite" needed. Just getting sick of the same old partisan slams against others. In the end, the similarities between today's Republican and Democratic politicians are far more telling than the differences. Just my $.02 there. smile smile

I can agree with that. I read somewhere during the last election that if JFK were alive and running he would have been the conservative and both Bush and Kerry would have been much more liberal. Shows where the parties have come in the last 40 years or so.

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Originally Posted By: Sandmannd
LIBERTARIAN here. I'll carve up one cow and wash it down with the milk from the other!!!

Then what are you going to do?

Survive on milk?

Carve up cow #2 and then when that's gone have no meat or milk?

Nope, you liked that steak and milk and want more so you'll vote for the Socialist party next time so you can get one of your neighbor's cows handed to you because you burned up your last handout on lottery tickets, cheap booze and cigarettes. Oops, I mean you carved up your two previous cows. Not sure where that last part came from. grin

You're right. I'll quote Denis Leary "I'll carve off what I want AND RIDE THE REST HOME!!!!"

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You're right. I'll quote Denis Leary "I'll carve off what I want AND RIDE THE REST HOME!!!!"

Ahhh yesss...Dennis Leary's "No Cure For Cancer" freakin funnyy wink

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Originally Posted By: stfcatfish
Originally Posted By: LMITOUT
SOCIALISTS

You have two cows.

The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

Smells a lot like spreading the wealth to me.

Hmmmm, do Obama's tax propsals equate to taking half your wealth (one of your two cows)?

Spreading the wealth is a beginning of socialism. If that is Obama's stand, I say if the shoe fits wear it grin

Umm, the income tax serves the sole purpose of spreading the wealth, and in every state there is an income tax except 1. And Alaska not having an income tax will actually write you a check because of the surplus the gain from taxing oil companies and the like so heavily. So you get the money that once was the oil companies (which you may or may not give back to the oil company). All over the US wealth is redistributed so to speak, so you might as well call the US socialist for the past 85 year...

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I am a little of a couple of these...

Republican, Anarchist and Libertarian

If I have two cows. AND My neighbor has none.

What IS your point?

AND

If I have two cows, My neighbor has none AND he or anyone else tries to take one of my cows, well, tresspassers and thieves get shot.

AND

If I have two cows. My neighbor has none.

I fail to see how thats my problem and I don't think its the governments job to try to fix it.

BUT

If my neighbor has a Bull, we can work out a deal to increase both of our herds.

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Shame on you Wade!! That's free market capitalism. That's not allowed in this country! You're supposed to be dependent on the "system". Didn't you know that? There is no reason to better yourself so why waste the time by making a deal with your neighbor? tisk tisk! If you increase the size of your herds, be aware that I'm ENTITLED to some of your cows whether I tried to increase my herd or not because IT'S NOT FAIR you have more than I do.

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Shame on you Wade!! That's free market capitalism. That's not allowed in this country! You're supposed to be dependent on the "system". Didn't you know that? There is no reason to better yourself so why waste the time by making a deal with your neighbor? tisk tisk! If you increase the size of your herds, be aware that I'm ENTITLED to some of your cows whether I tried to increase my herd or not because IT'S NOT FAIR you have more than I do.

Scary thing is you are pretty much right on the button. There is a mentality of punishing those that have worked hard and had some success.

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If I have two cows and you have none? If I am set for the year I will give my neighbor what I have left over (my choice); but then I expect you to work at my house and not sit on your butt expecting me to give you something.

If I have a bull and increase my herd I will have you work the heard and give you a cow in return for payment.

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Shame on you Wade!! That's free market capitalism. That's not allowed in this country! You're supposed to be dependent on the "system". Didn't you know that? There is no reason to better yourself so why waste the time by making a deal with your neighbor? tisk tisk! If you increase the size of your herds, be aware that I'm ENTITLED to some of your cows whether I tried to increase my herd or not because IT'S NOT FAIR you have more than I do.

I think you listen to a little too much Limbaugh and Jason Lewis.

(Do you guys get 100.3 out there?)

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The problem as I see it with this exercise is that farmer #1 doesn't own the cows, the chinese and Japanese do and the milk is full of melamine.

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