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Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

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Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby jjoyce » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:13 pm

Are you a moocher? Here is a handy checklist:

Two of the first three describe Scott Walker...

*Does the government send you more money than you pay in federal income taxes?

*Have taxpayers bought you breakfast, a car, or a house in the last few years? (Please include tax credits for clunkers, electric cars, and new home purchases.)


Many describe civil servants, like cops and teachers and snow plow drivers.

*Do you receive payments from pension funds that are disproportionate to your contributions?

*Do you work for Goldman Sachs, Citibank, AIG, or the government?


Apparently Chuck thinks that people who describe themselves as the engines of capitalism (investment bankers) ought to be lumped in with public servants. But my favorite is this one:

*Do you routinely get something for nothing?


Sykes broadcasts his bitter, demeaning and mean-spirited shots on the public airwaves each and every day. He gets a platform, a rather large and loud one at that, for absolutely nothin'. And he doesn't even appear to be thankful for it.
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby ilikebeans » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:35 pm

jjoyce wrote:Sykes broadcasts his bitter, demeaning and mean-spirited shots on the public airwaves each and every day. He gets a platform, a rather large and loud one at that, for absolutely nothin'. And he doesn't even appear to be thankful for it.

I find it very interesting that you'd go off like this on a former regular Isthmus contributor.

Will you be saying the same thing about Blaska in four years' time?
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby scratch » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:50 pm

ilikebeans wrote:
jjoyce wrote:Sykes broadcasts his bitter, demeaning and mean-spirited shots on the public airwaves each and every day. He gets a platform, a rather large and loud one at that, for absolutely nothin'. And he doesn't even appear to be thankful for it.

I find it very interesting that you'd go off like this on a former regular Isthmus contributor.

Will you be saying the same thing about Blaska in four years' time?


Why wait?
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:57 pm

Can we get Sykes banned too?
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby massimo » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:00 pm

Wait, was Blaska banned? Am I missing something?
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby jjoyce » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:11 pm

ilikebeans wrote:I find it very interesting...


I didn't know you were so easily interested, beans.

Is Sykes right? Are we all moochers?
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby Meade » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:16 pm

Moochers accept $810 million in federal "stimulus" grants to build pie-in-the-sky "high-speed" rail.

Scott Walker returned over $370,000 of eligible salary to Milwaukee county when he was county executive.

Sykes may be playing a silly rhetorical game but Joyce here is only displaying his envy for Sykes's popularity and success. It should be embarrassing.
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby O.J. » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:23 pm

Meade wrote:Moochers accept $810 million in federal "stimulus" grants to build pie-in-the-sky "high-speed" rail.


Did you forget about this, Larry?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/2 ... 42267.html
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby ArturoBandini » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:02 pm

jjoyce wrote:Are we all moochers?
To some degree, yes. There are varying levels of moochiness, of course. And don't let widespread mootual moochmanship convince you that mooching is actually good for society. Mutual gain can be attained without mass moochery.
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby seashells » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:07 pm

ArturoBandini wrote:
jjoyce wrote:Are we all moochers?
To some degree, yes. There are varying levels of moochiness, of course. And don't let widespread mootual moochmanship convince you that mooching is actually good for society. Mutual gain can be attained without mass moochery.


Mucho mooching, muchacho?
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby ilikebeans » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:12 pm

jjoyce wrote:
ilikebeans wrote:I find it very interesting...

I didn't know you were so easily interested, beans.

Is Sykes right? Are we all moochers?

I find it interesting that you feel the need to start a new thread to further publicize "his bitter, demeaning and mean-spirited shots." Seems to me that his "platform, a rather large and loud one at that, for absolutely nothin'" has now expanded.

But ok, about the "issue" itself: Sykes' list is so overreacting and broad as to not deserve a careful response. It's just another attempt to paint all government operations as wasteful spending on those who don't deserve it-- the modus operandi of today's right wing.
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Re: Chaz Sykes defines "moochers," includes the governor

Postby jjoyce » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:24 pm

This mooching meme is spreading, it appears:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... On70Q1DKNc

Warning: There are some vulgarities in the video linked above.
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