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So, a Socialist, a Populist and an Opportunist Walk into the Country...

Topeka Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 10:59 AM
... seriously ... Granny told me all of this. I remember her railing on and on about the Kingfisher - and who she hated the sound of it ( Think about it - It's like Judas claiming to be Christ ) ... I had no idea then of what she was talking about - or where she got her information ... only later I realized she knew the papers were lying, and had actual experience with the business end of leftism; and so she only read the most reliable sources ...
KPar Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 11:29 AM
Sounds like Granny was a T.O.B. (Tough Old Broad), and you were lucky to have her.

P.S. Please don't take offense at the word "Broad"- it is the Americanization of the German "braut", which means girlfriend (in fact, I believe it is the source of the word bride).

It is an axiom in the insurance business that insurance is not bought but sold. In 1935 Franklin Roosevelt sold Congress and Congress sold the U. S. the Social Security Act, the biggest, most comprehensive, most expensive mass insurance policy ever written. Since then its purchasers, the nation's taxpayers, have had occasion to read their policy carefully and, if they have detected no outright jokers, their reaction has been such that practically every politician in the U. S. from Franklin Roosevelt down has put revision of Social Security at the top of his must list.-  Pie from the Sky Time Magazine,...