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Mon Dec 4, 2017, 01:17 PM

Dear Senator Grassley: I AM NOT A COMMODITY, YOU SEXIST ASSHOLE!

"I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing-- as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it's on booze or women or movies."

The number of ways this statement is beyond nauseatingly misogynist, patriarchal and condescending are too numerous to count.

But let's start with the notion that "women" are pleasure baubles to be purchased, upgraded, accessorized, etcetera, with the disposable income of the feckless non-wealthy (presumably male-- although it would be amusing if he was thinking 'lesbian' here, wouldn't it..? naaaah...) schlubs who spend it all rather than investing in assets that can be passed along to their heirs tax-free, thus solidifying a hereditary oligarchy in what remains of our "democracy."

Then let's examine the assumption that the schlubs doing the spending are (again, barring the amusing but highly unlikely notion that he's acknowledging the existence/legitimacy of lesbian relationships) mostly like to spend on "booze, women, movies" BECAUSE OF COURSE THEY'RE ALL MALE.

They're, like "breadwinners" yanno. "Heads of household" which of course means guy-persons, fully human, endowed with the sacred patriarchal Y chromosome and all that bestows, and entitled to earn and spend their pittances to the benefit of the bottom lines of the consumer economy Overlords.

Not women. Hell, no. They get, maybe, "dress allowances" or something, but they don't actually make significant financial decisions, earn wages or salaries, support their families, require credit, invest in assets or any of that complicated man-stuff.

Speaking of "stuff"...

...go stuff yourself, Chuck.

disgustedly,
Bright

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Reply Dear Senator Grassley: I AM NOT A COMMODITY, YOU SEXIST ASSHOLE! (Original post)
TygrBright Dec 2017 OP
Tanuki Dec 2017 #1
niyad Dec 2017 #2
nolabear Dec 2017 #3
TygrBright Dec 2017 #6
Lifelong Protester Dec 2017 #4
smirkymonkey Dec 2017 #5
bucolic_frolic Dec 2017 #7
bdamomma Dec 2017 #8
Duppers Dec 2017 #9
PunkinPi Dec 2017 #10
gademocrat7 Dec 2017 #11
lunatica Dec 2017 #12
xxqqqzme Dec 2017 #13
dembotoz Dec 2017 #15
xxqqqzme Dec 2017 #16
SunSeeker Dec 2017 #14
Orrex Dec 2017 #17
TygrBright Dec 2017 #19
Orrex Dec 2017 #21
world wide wally Dec 2017 #18
Orrex Dec 2017 #22
world wide wally Dec 2017 #24
Solly Mack Dec 2017 #20
IronLionZion Dec 2017 #23
world wide wally Dec 2017 #25
justgamma Dec 2017 #30
RicROC Dec 2017 #26
sarcasmo Dec 2017 #27
Calculating Dec 2017 #28
RandySF Dec 2017 #29

Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 01:25 PM

1. +1000. Thank you for making this point.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 01:30 PM

2. off to greatest, with a sick, angry stomach.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 01:34 PM

3. Yes indeed. I was furious at that! He just negated us all.

Id add something but you did a fine job.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 01:52 PM

6. I do NOT understand how the people of Des Moines, Ames, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs...

...Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Sioux City, Waterloo, West Des Moines, etc. can keep re-electing these IDIOTS!

I used to live in Minnesota. I know lots of people in Iowa who are NOT antediluvian morons. VOTE, people!!

You can do better than this!! You gave us Tom Harkin, FFS....

I could weep...

sadly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 01:34 PM

4. What.An.Ass.

He encapsulates what is wrong with the Republican Party.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 01:50 PM

5. +1000

That statement set me off as well, precisely for the reasons that you mentioned. There is so much wrong with it, I didn't even know where to start.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:07 PM

7. He really put his foot in it

He's saying the lower classes buy their women? What would he know about that?

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:09 PM

8. I wonder if his senate office

was being called today after that comment.

Disgusting POS.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:17 PM

9. + another 1000 👍 👍

bdamomma called Grassley a PoS above and indeed he is!

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:36 PM

10. K&R, well said! nt

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:42 PM

11. Grasley needs to slither to The Shady Viper Retirement Nest.

He only cares about enriching himself and his wealthy donors.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:43 PM

12. Shit goes in so shit comes out

His brain is shit. What do we expect his words would be?

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:49 PM

13. So 99.8% of the population of the

United States just wastes their money. Why is it the 'undeserving 99.8%' are always the slackers, the unemployed, expecting a handout, school lunches, food stamps (and BTW he forgot to include the druggies)? This rotten excuse for a human needs to have a head-on crash with reality. Who the hell pays his salary, his health care, his full pension? Oh, that would be the 99.8% he obviously despises.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:52 PM

15. 99.8 only .2 percent own estate tax

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:59 PM

16. Thank you.

I go back and edit my post. I was uncertain of the .percentage.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 02:50 PM

14. K & R

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:03 PM

17. On the plus side, he ranked you wimmin higher than movies

Chuck can line up with all the other Republicans who can collectively go fuck themselves.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:07 PM

19. Gosh, yer right.... well, that's okay, then... except... was he including Pr0n? n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:09 PM

21. I can't imagine that he was including anything else.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:05 PM

18. Iowa should be proud to bring us such thoughtful representation in Congress

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:10 PM

22. One supposes that this will more or less guarantee his reelection

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Response to Orrex (Reply #22)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:23 PM

24. We are dealing with truly sick fellow countrymen

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:08 PM

20. K&R

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:13 PM

23. Iowa used to be a more liberal place

Their legislature had passed gay marriage years ago. They used to elect Democrats regularly. Obama won the caucuses there in 2008.

What happened?

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:24 PM

25. No fucking idea, but the first things that come to mind are Fox News and gerrymandering

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #25)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 04:16 PM

30. Iowa can't be gerrymandered.

We have a bipartisan commission that does the changing. Could be Faux snooze.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:30 PM

26. more women in the Senate

There are too many of these old men in the Senate. If there are two Senators from each state, maybe it's time to create a Constitutional Amendment such that there is one male Senator and one female Senator representing each state.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:32 PM

27. I spent all my money on "booze and women." this weekend.



Chuck is a royal douche-bag who has been receiving a government check since 1981.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:41 PM

28. My God

How did things end up like this so quickly? Feels like we're about an inch from the conditions which preceded the French revolution. Basically the rich loathe the poor, and blame the poor for creating their own problems.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:44 PM

29. I bought my wifes Christmas present, Trump bought five Russian hookers

Who is the wasteful one?

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