[thechat] The Pianist

Drew Shiel ashiel at sportsinteraction.com
Mon Oct 20 06:56:57 CDT 2003

At 07:31 20/10/2003 -0400, rudy wrote:

>jerome's post was a bit of a troll, wasn't it

   And then:

>perhaps the difference is, conservatives want to use government to hold on
>to what is theirs, while liberals want to use government to give them what

   Dude. I'd like you to meet my friend Kettle.

  I'm reasonably certain I'm a liberal - I don't think Sabrina and I would 
argue over much politically anyway - but I've never signed for the dole, or 
any other benefit in my life*. I want to to be available for those that 
need it, though. It's not so much wanting what I haven't got, as thinking 
that it's reasonable in this day and age to provide a decent standard of 
living for everyone. If someone's working, they're going to have a better 
standard, but if they can't, for whatever reason, they shouldn't be on the 


* - Well, my folks got children's allowance for me. But everyone in the 
country gets that, automatically. 

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