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Voters Say Free Stuff Better than Freedom
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Sep 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 09/28/2012 9:55:45 PM PDT by John Semmens

Despite polling data indicating that over 60% of those surveyed see GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's concern about Americans becoming too dependent on government as valid, most still say they will vote to reelect Obama.

“As a general proposition, it might be a bad thing for people to become too dependent on the government,” said one poll respondent. “But this whole freedom thing is kind of abstract compared to actually getting stuff for free. I mean, take the 10 million free phones the government has given out. A phone is something I can hold in my hand. I can use it to call my friends, play video games, download tunes—you know, have fun.”

“Freedom might have been important to people when they were fighting taxation without representation in 1776, but what's that to me here and now?” asked another poll respondent. “I don't have to pay taxes, but I still get to vote. My vote counts just as much as the sap who has to work. Shouldn't I use it to keep the free stuff coming?”

In related news, Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection effort bragged that “Democrats have locked up the women's vote. We're giving them free birth control and free cell phones—two items of critical importance to the modern woman. The Republicans offer what—lower taxes, fewer regulations? Even if we were to concede that these are desirable—which we don't—they'd provide equal benefits for men. Why should any woman vote for that?”

If you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/119701-2012-09-28-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-september-30-2012.htm


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: democrats; dependency; freeloaders; satire

1 posted on 09/28/2012 9:55:51 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Bump


2 posted on 09/28/2012 9:56:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 43north; ...

ping


3 posted on 09/28/2012 9:58:01 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Dear old Dad always said, “Once the parasites outnumber the hosts, it’s all over. The Democrats win.”


4 posted on 09/28/2012 10:03:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: John Semmens

Dude, again, that is too close to the truth. :p


5 posted on 09/28/2012 10:08:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John Semmens

John, have you seen the Obamaphone screamer video yet?

You’re actually reporting about something that’s NOT satire.


6 posted on 09/28/2012 10:11:57 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

Have a link?


7 posted on 09/28/2012 10:14:21 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: John Semmens

Missing satire alert. This one is just too true...

Good one, John!


8 posted on 09/28/2012 10:14:54 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: John Semmens
“Freedom might have been important to people when they were fighting taxation without representation in 1776, but what's that to me here and now?” asked another poll respondent. “I don't have to pay taxes, but I still get to vote. My vote counts just as much as the sap who has to work.

Sooo close to reality, it is terrfying........

9 posted on 09/28/2012 10:15:44 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: John Semmens

“It’s easier being a liberal than a conservative,” Rush Limbaugh.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 10:16:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: John Semmens

ha ha, pretty good.


11 posted on 09/28/2012 10:19:07 PM PDT by MarMema (eh.)
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To: John Semmens

Everyone needs a copy of The Road Warrior and Thunderdome. Not for entertainment, but as a planning guide.

Because it’s coming fast.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 10:22:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: John Semmens

This sounds like one of those “man on the street” interviews where the people give all kinds of goofy answers that really shows what they are thinking, lol.

I know, I know it’s satire, or maybe not.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 10:30:57 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Norm Lenhart

Why do you think the CDC came out last year and told people to prepare for a zombie apocalypse?

You don’t think its because they actually believe in zombies do you?


14 posted on 09/28/2012 10:36:01 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

People think I am kidding when I recommend the Max Brooks (Yup, Mel’s kid) Zombie Survival Guide. I’m not. Simply replace Zombie with feral liberal and it’s a very good and informative book/books.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 10:40:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: John Semmens

What makes you beleive this is satire??


16 posted on 09/28/2012 11:02:01 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: wastedyears
The Obamaphone Lady

See it before YouTubeGoogle takes it down...

17 posted on 09/28/2012 11:04:51 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: John Semmens
Reminded me of this old Onion piece:

Funyuns Still Outselling Responsibilityuns

True as it ever was.

18 posted on 09/29/2012 12:06:43 AM PDT by TChad
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To: John Semmens
May be satire, but there is always a background of truth in Semmen's articles.

Give the "gimmes" what they want and they will always expect more. Food Stamps not enough? Welfare not enough? Free land-line phone service not enough. Cell phones not enough? Paying no income taxes not enough? Political correctness not enough?

What will be enough for you deadbeats? A new flat screen? A new car? A new couch so you can sit on it day after day watching the Kardashians? What's it going to take to get your lazy asses out and contribute to our society?

19 posted on 09/29/2012 12:31:22 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: John Semmens

John, in a saner world this would be considered cutting satire. Now, unfortunately, it reads like any other daily byline of liberal politics.


20 posted on 09/29/2012 2:37:22 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: John Semmens

I thought you did satire?


21 posted on 09/29/2012 3:27:15 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: John Semmens

Those who drool at the prospect of mo’ free stuff, courtesy of Obama, excuse me, the taxpayer, will not change their tune when the tap is turned off. They will still consider your property free.

They will just try to take it rather than wait for you to give (forcibly redistribute it) it to them.

I guarantee that “prepper” will soon become racist because the libs will spin it that it is people who are hoarding food to deprive the “downtrodden” of their due redistribution.

Entitlement programs have created GENERATIONS of people who have radically divergent work ethics, values, and mores, and furthermore, who have no intent or stimulus to adopt one that is more conducive to independence.


22 posted on 09/29/2012 4:22:58 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: John Semmens
This is the one part that sort of fails in this piece....

“Freedom might have been important to people when they were fighting taxation without representation in 1776, but what's that to me here and now?” asked another poll respondent. “I don't have to pay taxes, but I still get to vote.

There is no way the "gimmes" understand the concept of taxation without representation. those words are too big for them!

Plus, they have no idea what 1776 refers to in history.

Other than that, it's perfect! LOL

23 posted on 09/29/2012 4:49:17 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: John Semmens

For a bowl of pottage . . . .


24 posted on 09/29/2012 5:23:08 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: wastedyears
Have a link?

This one's the best!

25 posted on 09/29/2012 5:43:26 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: John Semmens

In Florida it is against the law to feed dolphins -even if they beg for food...they become dependent on begging, and do not hunt for their food....why is this not true of welfare for people?...The Government is the biggest drug pusher in our country and that drug is free stuff....many are dependent on it.....We must change our country. If people need help we must help them...that should be a step up to being independent again...


26 posted on 09/29/2012 5:51:45 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: A Navy Vet

Uuuuhhh, don’t forget: gotta’ have gas for that new car...dontcha’ know?


27 posted on 09/29/2012 5:57:28 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Dear Leader's new math: 1(brutalized, dead Ambassador)+2(dead seals)+...= 1(bump in the road))
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To: Old Sarge
Hey she sounds like a motivate sales person.

She should. The SEIU was paying her 11 bucks an hour!

28 posted on 09/29/2012 6:03:43 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: Molon Labbie

I guarantee that “prepper” will soon become
racist because the libs will spin it that it is people who
are hoarding food to deprive the “downtrodden” of their
due redistribution.

29 posted on 09/29/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

I feel pity for our race as a whole.


30 posted on 09/29/2012 8:06:42 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: John Semmens
We're giving them free birth control and free cell phones—two items of critical importance to the modern woman.

Hahaha! You're gonna be in so much trouble for that one!

31 posted on 09/29/2012 8:23:30 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens

Yep. “Free” phones, “free” gas, “free” mortgages, “free” health care, etc. Isn’t “free” dom(or is that “free”dumb?) grand? ;)


32 posted on 09/29/2012 11:07:15 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: John Semmens

Another good one right on the money again John. Thanks for the ping.


33 posted on 09/29/2012 11:48:34 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

Another good one. Thanks again for the ping.


34 posted on 09/29/2012 4:25:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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