I was tempted to cite several posts from a few years back that forewarned of some of the darkness. Though I'll be the first to admit that I never thought it'd be this bad.
Instead, here's a joke, courtesy of P-Dawg. As is said, many a truth is told in jest....
DEDICATED TO: Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, Congress, AIG, The Fucking Banking System, hedge fund managers, the IRS, HMOs, health insurance co's and insurance co's in general (actually sanctioned gambling casinos), drug companies, lobbyists and the politicians who do their bidding, mass media asleep at the wheel, walmart, the dumbya administration...
AND ANY OTHER JERKOFF SHITHEAD FUCKNUT WHO'S GOT THEIR HAND IN MY WALLET AND/OR BILKED/SOLD OUR COUNTRY DOWN THE RIVER FOR PERSONAL GAIN OVER THE GENERAL WELFARE.
GO FUCK YOURSELVES.
The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.
Little Sally led off: "I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success."
"Very good," said the teacher.
Little Jenny was next: "I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events."
"Very good, Jenny," said the teacher.
Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath.
Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467," he said. "$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?"
"Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.
"Toothbrushes...???" echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?"
"I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny, "I set up a Dip & Chip stand. I gave everybody who walked by a sample. They all said the same thing:
"Hey, this tastes like shit!"
Then I would say, "It is shit. Wanna buy a toothbrush?"