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Sat Apr 20, 2013, 06:16 PM

"I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."
















Boston Cop delivers milk to family with young child, during the lock down.

Bravo to our dedicated "Big Government" employees, in Boston and beyond.

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Reply "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." (Original post)
mzmolly Apr 2013 OP
blue neen Apr 2013 #1
mzmolly Apr 2013 #2
starroute Apr 2013 #13
cilla4progress Apr 2013 #36
GiveMeFreedom Apr 2013 #15
Hekate Apr 2013 #3
madrchsod Apr 2013 #4
cui bono Apr 2013 #69
lamp_shade Apr 2013 #5
treestar Apr 2013 #6
underpants Apr 2013 #7
mzmolly Apr 2013 #11
calimary Apr 2013 #28
csziggy Apr 2013 #46
eShirl Apr 2013 #70
mzmolly Apr 2013 #73
calimary Apr 2013 #77
Triana Apr 2013 #8
Still Sensible Apr 2013 #9
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #10
mzmolly Apr 2013 #12
Triana Apr 2013 #16
mzmolly Apr 2013 #14
TwilightZone Apr 2013 #18
freshwest Apr 2013 #48
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2013 #23
mountain grammy Apr 2013 #17
deutsey Apr 2013 #19
Dawson Leery Apr 2013 #20
agent46 Apr 2013 #21
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2013 #24
Cha Apr 2013 #30
jmowreader Apr 2013 #22
RC Apr 2013 #25
jmowreader Apr 2013 #76
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2013 #26
aaaaaa5a Apr 2013 #27
freshwest Apr 2013 #49
Cha Apr 2013 #29
LineLineReply .
mzmolly Apr 2013 #32
tblue Apr 2013 #31
mzmolly Apr 2013 #33
bleever Apr 2013 #34
mzmolly Apr 2013 #35
bleever Apr 2013 #40
freshwest Apr 2013 #50
Catch2.2 Apr 2013 #37
mzmolly Apr 2013 #38
freshwest Apr 2013 #51
silverweb Apr 2013 #52
cilla4progress Apr 2013 #39
Cha Apr 2013 #42
newmember Apr 2013 #41
mzmolly Apr 2013 #45
Doctor_J Apr 2013 #43
GReedDiamond Apr 2013 #44
Zoeisright Apr 2013 #47
Turbineguy Apr 2013 #53
MOTRDemocrat Apr 2013 #54
mzmolly Apr 2013 #58
JNelson6563 Apr 2013 #55
mzmolly Apr 2013 #57
Walk away Apr 2013 #56
mzmolly Apr 2013 #60
lame54 Apr 2013 #59
mzmolly Apr 2013 #61
lame54 Apr 2013 #62
mzmolly Apr 2013 #66
lame54 Apr 2013 #78
pasto76 Apr 2013 #63
mzmolly Apr 2013 #67
world wide wally Apr 2013 #64
icyhotnot Apr 2013 #65
mzmolly Apr 2013 #68
hrmjustin Apr 2013 #75
reformist2 Apr 2013 #71
mzmolly Apr 2013 #72
bulloney Apr 2013 #74

Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 06:19 PM

1. We owe them all a debt of gratitude.

I love that last pic, btw!

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Response to blue neen (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 06:21 PM

2. Agreed. Oddly enough, that pic's my favorite.

Above and beyond ... as they say.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:42 PM

13. Somebody should caption it "I'm from the government and I'm here to help"

Last edited Sat Apr 20, 2013, 11:03 PM - Edit history (1)

Instant internet meme -- and it puts Reagan firmly in his grave.

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Response to starroute (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:26 PM

36. Definitively.

That snide cynical right-wing perspective.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:43 PM

15. Nice image.

Maybe if they showed more pictures of cops holding gallons of milk, instead of AR-15 assault rifles, their public image would change. This is a PR campaign that needs to be done. Our public servants do deserve better. Peace.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 06:31 PM

3. Bravo, and thanks

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 06:51 PM

4. they deserve every penny they make.

if it was up to the republican assholes these "big government" employees would be making a whole lot less and have no well earned pension.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:25 PM

69. Actually, if it were up to them they wouldn't be govt employees since everything would be privatized



And then you gotta wonder... what would they bother to deal with? I mean if it's privatized, do they have to do anything they don't want to, that's not gonna fit their cost/benefit parameters?

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:07 PM

5. Thanks. Big kick and rec.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:09 PM

6. Bravo

Reaganites need to see this and have their noses rubbed in it.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:13 PM

7. I had to post the milk pic on Facebook

GREAT headline mzmolly

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Response to underpants (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:42 PM

11. Thanks

underpants.

Sadly, I can't help but think of good ol' Ronnie when we have a national disaster.



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Response to mzmolly (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:21 PM

28. ronald reagan WAS a national disaster.

I think if I had a public platform, I could see myself launching a campaign to REMOVE his damn name from every freeway, every bridge, every high school, every building, every town square, every big boulevard, and so forth. He planted more toxic seeds in the farmlands of the American psyche than ANYONE ELSE before or since. And unfortunately, many of them have sprouted, and grown. His presidential library should be relocated to Somalia.

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Response to calimary (Reply #28)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:01 AM

46. With the Republican lack of support for our infrastructure

All those "Reagan" freeway, bridge, high school, building, town square, big boulevard, and so forth will fall into disrepair and need to be replaced sooner than later.

When that happens, we can name the new structures for people who really cared about this country and its people.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #46)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:27 PM

70. well-said

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Response to csziggy (Reply #46)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 01:05 PM

73. Not to mention starving government may impact our ability

to pursue terrorists, before and after they strike.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #46)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 02:11 AM

77. That would be poetic justice!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:20 PM

8. We lambaste them when they needlessly brutalize OWS protesters...

 

...and that is justified.

We praise them when they serve and protect the public, their sworn duty. Also justified. Not "hero worship" - just credit where and when it's due. Right now for these guys, it's due.

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Response to Triana (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:36 PM

9. Exactly! n/t

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Response to Triana (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:40 PM

10. I believe this is the quote you are searching for...

 

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.”

― Mark Twain

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:42 PM

12. Indeed.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:51 PM

16. That's it! n/t

 

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Response to Triana (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 07:43 PM

14. Exactly.

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Response to Triana (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:25 PM

18. Agreed. It's not an all or nothing proposition.

I'm not sure why that's so difficult for some to understand.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 01:09 AM

48. Agreed. The other is B & W thinking, no doubt.

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Response to Triana (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:56 PM

23. ...

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:20 PM

17. Beautiful! This brought out the best of the best!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:37 PM

19. Reagan was such an asshole

but there were also too many dumb asses who lapped up everything he said that made him a powerful asshole.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:44 PM

20. Reagan was a lowly ass.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:45 PM

21. Many thanks to the men and women of the BPD and others

But I still have a lot of questions about what happened to the Occupy movement when it was in the streets and asserting a legitimate voice of dissent nationally. Police Depts. across the country are coordinated by the DHS now. There's still an iron boot there. Some of us haven't forgotten just because they're the good guys this time around.

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Response to agent46 (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:58 PM

24. Some of us haven't forgotten....exactly!

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Response to agent46 (Reply #21)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:30 PM

30. Don't forget.. but, that has absolutely nothing to do with these men and women

from the Government who were so brave and vital in Boston.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 08:47 PM

22. What teabaggers will never understand

While there is a place for the free market, when your house is burning down the thing you need most is six government employees and a hose.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:12 PM

25. Don't forget the Municipal water.

 

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Response to RC (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 02:38 PM

76. Or the tax-funded road they came to your house on

There is not one business in America, not one private citizen in America, that got successful without help from the government.

Easy example: the company I work for. We have a massive hospitality division. We use government roads, government inspectors, government tourism promotion...our biggest hotel is safe because the evil government made them sink the pilings it's on forty feet deeper than our private architect wanted them.(Our biggest hotel is built on the edge of a lake; the dumbass architect wanted to set the pilings on the bedrock but the state wanted them embedded so the moist soil couldn't make them slide around.)

The baggers in the area will tell you our boss "made it on his own." The local baggers are idiots.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:14 PM

26. Suck it, Ronnie. nt

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:16 PM

27. Too many conservatives are ignorant, hateful people.... who are above all else, hypocrites



Ronald Reagan pandering to the most ignorant society has to offer.





Governor Rick 'secession" Perry asking for Federal Aid.





President Obama responds to the wannabe Texas Confederate Governor.



Reagan to Obama.......... What a difference.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #27)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 01:10 AM

49. And what a relief.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:28 PM

29. That's a beautiful sight, mzmolly and I bet a sight

for sore eyes for the People of Boston and beyond!

Thank you, mzmolly

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:17 PM

32. .

My pleasure.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 09:44 PM

31. Your tax dollars at work. nt

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Response to tblue (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:22 PM

33. Absolutely. The heroism of first responders saved 180 lives

...according to CNN.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:23 PM

34. I had to sign in just so I could recommend this thread.

Beautifully done. The emptiness of the bullying Reagan "government is the problem" philosophy laid bare, in touching human form.

Thank you, and well done.

:cheers:

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Response to bleever (Reply #34)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:25 PM

35. Thank

YOU bleever.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #35)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:39 PM

40. And

I still owe you one of these:

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Response to bleever (Reply #34)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 01:11 AM

50. Well said, thanks for the insightful comment.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:27 PM

37. One of the biggest things....

I think the Dems need to do is reverse the Nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' quote. So many people have that negative image of the gov't and I think a lot can be traced to Reagan. The gov't can run well but not when it's run by people that don't think gov't works. If we could start changing the mindset that the gov't doesn't work then I think more people would start drifting away from the GOP, which would = a better America.

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Response to Catch2.2 (Reply #37)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:33 PM

38. I agree.

We need to "sell" the American people the good - in a functional, representative government.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #38)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 01:13 AM

51. There it is. We the People make the government work for us. If we don't, corporations will rule.

Last edited Sun Apr 21, 2013, 02:39 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to freshwest (Reply #51)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 02:35 AM

52. Exactly!




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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:35 PM

39. Can someone please explain to me in words this dumb head can understand

where the right's adoration of Reagan comes from? Is it because he stood for starving the government and fulfilled their fantasy of living in a libertarian utopia where they could take and use and usurp everthing they craved - might makes right?

Or because they felt like was their adorable old Gramps?

I have never understood even one scintilla of the attraction.

Like GWB, I thought he had very low intellectual capacity, compassion, worldliness and understanding.

I felt like I saw right through him. But considering the regard he is held by the right, I am clearly missing something.

Am I?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #39)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:43 PM

42. Couldn't reagan sell ice to the dwellers of the North and South Poles?

He had those who are succeptible eating right out of his greedy little fist.

The silver tongued devil as it were.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:41 PM

41. Some of those pictures scare the hell out of me but what ever floats your boat......

 

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Response to newmember (Reply #41)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 11:38 PM

45. Welcome.

Sorry to scare you.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:56 PM

43. union thugs and public sector parasites

 

I despise low life hypocrites like Paul Ryan.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:58 PM

44. Open Up!...

...It's The Milk Man!!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 01:07 AM

47. Fuckin' A.

Nicely done.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:37 AM

53. Well, yeah...

but they are union thugs!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:40 AM

54. Nothing about those pictures scare me.

 

The lack of that kind of presence following a major incident would scare me more.

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Response to MOTRDemocrat (Reply #54)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:54 AM

58. Context is everything

as they say.

I agree with you, fully.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 06:56 AM

55. Something about the cop bringing milk...

I saw it yesterday with the explanation. It just makes me smile.

Go Boston police! Some of my favorite union thugs!

Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #55)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:53 AM

57. That photo was my inspiration

Last edited Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:18 PM - Edit history (2)

for the topic.

A lovely, human gesture, captured during a very dark time.

Edited to add Hey J!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:09 AM

56. These are the people that the NRA want us all to out gun.

If the Gun Lobby had it's way, every house those officers were walking towards would be packed with AK15s with thousands of bullets and no way to tell who is holding them.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #56)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:55 AM

60. Ironic isn't it? I was thinking about how much more 'successful' the bombers would have been

with backpacks loaded with AR15's? Sadly, the death toll would have been greater.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 10:55 AM

59. That last pic is good PR, but...

he doesn't look to happy to be doing it

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Response to lame54 (Reply #59)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 11:01 AM

61. Should he be happy about a city being on lock-down, while a terrorist is being hunted?

Bravo to the cop who felt it was part of his duty to assist people in need. I'm sure "PR" wasn't the slightest consideration.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #61)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 11:12 AM

62. Too soon?

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Response to lame54 (Reply #62)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:15 PM

66. Excuse

me?

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #66)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 12:00 PM

78. What is the waiting period for...

an unhappy cop carrying 2 milk jugs?

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Response to lame54 (Reply #59)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 11:19 AM

63. hey Ive looked like that after an 18 hour shift or mission.

super lame all of the posts with that same comment. pretty radical to still look for something negative in something positive.

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #63)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:15 PM

67. Agreed.

Cynical, Libertarian hogwash.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 11:40 AM

64. The 9 most frightening words in the English language are...

I'm from a corporation, and I'm here to help

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 11:56 AM

65. The Milkman Cometh

 



But I bet what's bugging the freaked out minds of Reagun, Paul Ryan Teabaggers is, "I hope to God that cop ain't pulling that Good Samaritan act of his on my taxpayer money else we should dock him for moonlighting as a milkman while armed and in uniform."

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Response to icyhotnot (Reply #65)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:17 PM

68. Welcome to DU!

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Response to icyhotnot (Reply #65)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 02:31 PM

75. Welcome to DU icyhotnot!

 

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:27 PM

71. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LrbsUVSVl8


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Response to reformist2 (Reply #71)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 12:54 PM

72. Very brave,

considering who they were seeking. Thank you for sharing.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2013, 01:19 PM

74. That line from Reagan galvanized my opinion of him being a doddering idiot.

He spent much of his adult life drawing a paycheck from the taxpayers and all he could do was speak contemptuously about government.

What a hypocrite!!

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