So how many people lost their jobs because of the health care law?

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  1. Murky

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    There's some skinny people in the crowd. The woman on the far right-hand part of the screen looks like a vegan liberal type.
     
  2. Traitorfish

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    Because she's not wearing sweat-pants?
     
  3. AlpsStranger

    AlpsStranger Jump jump on the tiger!

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    Oh my Gawd, that political cartoon is priceless.

    Tea Party watching has become my principal guilty pleasure so I really appreciate that :lol:

    DISCLAIMER: I'm actually pretty fat too, so I'm not so much focusing on that.
     
  4. Murky

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    She looks like a journalist. Maybe from Motherjones or something.
     
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    Stereotype :p
     
  6. ParkCungHee

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    Realistic depiction of Americans.
     
  7. AlpsStranger

    AlpsStranger Jump jump on the tiger!

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    As "part of the problem" I have to reluctantly agree. Many of us are fat :(
     
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    Honestly, it's frightening how distorted the media's image of average Americans looks. When I do transcription of BBC shows, I see people who are overweight, persons of color, and just plain ugly people. But in a country where only a third of the population is overweight, a slim percentage of people on TV, in video games, or even in political cartoons are overweight, so much so that when an editorial gives an honestly accurate image, it's strangely noticeable.
     
  9. AlpsStranger

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    We're just good at what we do.

    I, for one, know I don't belong on TV.
     
  10. ParkCungHee

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    Why is that? Shouldn't television try to reflect life, at least some of the time?
     
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    Being fat is better than being stoned, dirt poor, and uneducated.

    Tea Party > Occupy Wall Street
     
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    Nice generalisation. :rolleyes:

    Do you know this is the Chamber?
     
  13. The_Tyrant

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    And the last 12 comments labeling all Tea Partiers as fat is not chamber material?

    Being the only one here who likely has every been to a Tea Party event, I can confidently say the cartoon is not accurate.
     
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    So you believe the American Dream is to work long hours for sweet FA and to be in debt all your life if you need healthcare?
     
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    I thought that the party line was that OWS was just a bunch of liberal arts graduates?

    That describes the experience of more (willing and unwilling) immigrants than all the picket-fence-and-apple-pie crap. No that Tea Partyers would readily admit it.
     
  17. ParkCungHee

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    Uh...what's FA stand for in this context?
     
  18. WindFish

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    F**k All
     
  19. ParkCungHee

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    Ah. Okay, that makes a lot more sense than what I was thinking.
     
  20. Murky

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    Isn't one of the Tea Party's slogans "Don't tread on me?" They often display this on signs or t-shirts. Then why do they eagerly support those 1% who tread on the 99%, which most Tea Parties are in? If you support the side of the 1% then aren't you really just an unwitting shill for the those who would tread on you?
     

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