All Further Articles for 2013-12-18

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Five Stars For Irony: Walmart Sells Occupy Poster, Say What?
It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry Dept: In this season of grace and joy, buy a poster of the OWS encampment at Zuccotti Park for your loved ones at Walmart, that bastion of populism (except when it's "bleeding communities dry" as a case study in our nation’s obscene and growing economic inequality) for just $42.75 or $52.25, "printed on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original... ready for hanging or framing.” Sigh. "Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America...Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up." - Kurt Vonnegut
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