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Sunday, July 11, 2010

John Boehner (GOP minority House speaker) - a victim of racism

One look at John Boehner and you can tell he spends a lot of time working on his tan. A recent report says he is always one of the first Congressman out of the door and spends a lot of his spare time hanging out in bars. Between that and many hours in the tanning salon one wonders when he has time to take care of the people's business for which he was elected.

John Boehner is dumb.  Google his name with dumb and you will see the evidence.   A couple of weeks ago he described financial reform as 'killing an ant with a nuclear bomb'.  Tell that to people who have seen their 401Ks shrivel and those who's homes are now worth less their mortgages.

The current issue Republicans and especially Boehner are up in arms about a 10% tax on tanning salons in the health care bill.  Last year, cancer treatment experts classified tanning beds as 'high risks' for cancer.   For the same reason, there are extra taxes on cigarettes. 

This has led to a serious discussion among the loony right that the tax is unconstitutional because black people tend not to need to work on their tan the way John Boehner does.  They are seriously considering a challenge to that.  Rush Limbaugh has been all over this for the past week and a guest on the Glenn Beck show said, "I now know the pain of racism", because paying a little extra to get a fake tan is just like not been allowed to vote, being forced into segregated schools and not being allowed into a restaurant.

Good grief.  It's tough being a little too white in America these days. 

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