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A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across, takes 11 cookies, looks at the tea partier, and says, "Look out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie."
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Submitted by coyotecreek on

Quite frankly - it's the most simple explanation I have read to explain what Wisconsin is all about. And, in fact, what politics in America is all about today.

Submitted by hipparchia on

parable from the dark side, more like.

Submitted by Hugh on

I agree this takes a subject distorted by widespread propagandizing and reduces it to simple, easy to understand, bite-size pieces, literally.

Submitted by JuliaWilliams on

And yes, Hugh, it does make it easy to understand!!! LOL "bite-size" But as lambert says, maybe we need to "simplify the message"?

Submitted by Schmoo on

A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across, takes 11 cookies, looks at the tea partier, and says, "Look out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie."

Submitted by lambert on

Let's make this go viral, indeed.....

Submitted by jawbone on

A unionized public employee, a teabagger and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it.

The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, looks at the teabagger and points to the union guy. “You’d better look out for that guy — he wants a piece of your cookie.”

The teabagger looks at the union worker, knocks the last cookie to the floor, stomps on it and calls the union member a “fucking socialist.”

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Submitted by dr sardonicus on

After the CEO says all that, he grabs the last cookie and tells the tea partier, "Pop that union bastard in the jaw and you can have the last cookie".

The tea party guy proceeds to knock the union man out cold. With the union guy on the floor, the CEO breaks the last cookie in half and hands one half to the tea partier, keeping the other half for himself.

"What the hell", the Tea Party dude says, "you said if I popped him I could have the last cookie!"

"What's the difference?", replied the CEO through a mouthful. "If you hadn't done that, the union guy would have got this half anyway..."

Submitted by Lex on

And on a similar note, stop over at S&R and read this:

Capitalism, raw and bloody

You know, if there had been more Coach Crabtrees 40 years ago, we’d live in a different world. But the Crabtrees don’t coach anymore. Now, they get elected governor of Wisconsin, and expect folks to be grateful just to have a job. ‘Here, take this loose change and be happy, you ingrates.‘ Poor Wisconsin. Poor all of us.”

I'd post it to the front page, but i've very little experience with Corrente posting and am leaving in a bit to take a sauna...which will hopefully help sweat out the cold that's been beating me up for almost a week.