“Only in America …” 11

John Hawkins writes at Townhall:

1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.

2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black.

3) Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

4) Only in America will you find people who burn the American flag and call America an “imperialist nation”, but who get offended if you say they’re not patriotic.

5) Only in America can we have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America could someone drinking a $5 latte and texting to his friends on an iPhone 4 complain that the government allows some people to make too much money.

7) Only in America would people take rappers who brag about shooting people and selling drugs seriously when they complain the police are targeting them unfairly.

8) Only in America would we make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American citizens.

9) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists”.

10) Only in America could the most vicious foes of successful conservative women be self-proclaimed feminists and the National Organization for Women.

11) Only in America could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

12) Only in America can we have terrorists fly planes into our buildings and have some people’s first thought be “what did we do to make them hate us?”

13) Only in America would we think teaching kids at college is an appropriate job for communists, terrorists, and other dregs of humanity.

14) Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether the oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when for every penny of profit the oil companies make, the government tacks on roughly 24 cents’ worth of taxes.

15) Only in America could the first people asked to weigh in on the seriousness of a racial incident by the media be professional race hustlers like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Ben Jealous. In other words, it’s like calling in a car dealer as a neutral source on whether or not you need to get a new car.

16) Only in America does airport security put its hands on your underwear….while you’re wearing it.

17) Only in America could the government force a skating rink to have handicapped parking spots and Braille on the ATM machines.

18) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation ever has before in all of recorded history, still spend a trillion dollars more that it has per year, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

19) Only in America could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

20) Only in America could the people who approve of slaughtering 25 million females babies via abortion accuse OTHER PEOPLE of waging a “war on women”.

We laughed and nodded, and hope our readers will too.

Numbers 5, 8, and 13 are the ones we appreciate the most.

 

(Hat-tip our Facebook commenter Libby Lael)

 

Posted under America, Humor, United States, US Constitution by Jillian Becker on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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  • Other than #20, I’d agree with them all.

    • Dale Jensen

      Ripping fetuses into pieces isn’t slaughter? Then what is it? And oh by the way, you don’t have to be religious to oppose abortion.

      And a true “Conservative” would be both disgusted and horrified at the low birth rates of the Euro-West, which is the consequence of both abortion and contraception. Disgusted because it represents the domination of slut culture and a war against family which is sort of a Conservative concern. Horrified because of what it portends for Caucasians once they are a minority in their own countries. Another Conservative concern. At least of Conservatism the way it used to be before it was co-opted by various right-liberals, libertarians and Neo-Cons.

      • I’d be a lot happier if more conservatives were more libertarian in their outlook. You should probably head back to the Radix Journal comments now. They’ll miss you.

        • REALBEING

          I simply ask every person in favor of abortion to ask themselves if the’re glad that their mother decided to go full term when they were fetuses.

          • Phil

            Yes, and ask them if in hindsight they would defend their mother’s right to have aborted them if she had chosen to. It’s easy to be a proponent of abortion when it’s not you being torn out of you mother’s womb before you even had a chance at life.

            • REALBEING

              I think that these folks in favor of abortion use the line “Its my body…..my decision” as a replacement and a personal empowerment line against their lack of initial, before-the-act responsibility.

              Blame and responsibility are two very different positions that a person can take, IMHO.

              Blame can only take the stage after the event, while responsibility is available to be implemented before, during, and after the said event.

        • Dale Jensen

          Oh as if there were no such things as paleo-conservatism. As if every person with a racialist perspective must sleep with a swastika under his pillow. I say it again. You can not call yourself a “conservative” if you do not want to preserve the ethno foundation of your civilization. And that which sustains it; ie child birth. Being pro-abortion disqualifies anyone from being a conservative. Call yourself a libertarian. Leave conservatism to conservatives.

  • REALBEING

    And only in America could a list like this go unnoticed, or get chided, or ignored by the spoiled rotten, victim-creating, Socialist Leftist beasts who perpetrate these misdeeds and travesties of justice!

    Its just “business as usual” to these parasites.

  • liz

    Yes, and that list of 18 is just the tip of the iceberg. But it does give a pretty good sense of the hopeless mess this country has become.
    I would add to #16 – only in America does airport security put its hands in your underwear, while letting terrorists and Ebola carriers waltz right through.

    • liz – has the list appeared on your computer as 18 in number? There should be 20.

      • liz

        Oops! Yes I do see 20 now.