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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Intimations of Mortality

Actual Fox News host:

“Do you worry 100 years from now someone is going to take that memorial down like they are trying to remake our memorials today?” co-host Brian Kilmeade asked, referencing moves to take down Confederate monuments and statues across the country in the wake of a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month.

Do you understand that 100 years from now you won't be around to care?


Blogger rustypickup said...

This is the same crowd that is obsessed with the DEATH TAX! The estate tax of course is only relevant when you are dead, so why should you care? Of course it's very relevant to whoever stands to inherit your estate, but that's the real issue. But they are also very exercised about welfare, and people getting things they haven't "earned" or "deserve". What has someone inheriting an estate "earned" or "deserve", other than often being born to the right parents? The two circumstances are too close for comfort, so better to focus on the dead and call it a death tax rather than an inheritance tax. Sigh.

9:56 AM  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

people are such dicks

4:25 PM  
Blogger June Butler said...

The quote from Kilmeade made me laugh out loud. He should do stand-up rather than a "news" show.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Rmj said...

Most of those statues aren't 100 years old, either.

8:13 PM  

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