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Renewing the Bush Tax Cuts Is Like (this is a contest)

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" driving your car off the cliff, paying a tow truck twice the price of the car to haul it back up, then driving it back over because your brother-in-law's cousin's friend told you this time it will fly.

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Celebrating your one day sobriety pin with a cognac and crack party.

Getting gonorrhea from unprotected sex, and after you get rid of it, going back to the bath house to see if you can get something incurable this time.

A 400 pound person going on all McDonald's diet.

After the drunk British football hooligans have rioted and burned down the stadium, you rebuild the stadium and, this time, to make it better, you offer free al-you-can-drink beer.

A prostitute getting out of "the life' by switching from cash to credit cards.

Losing all your money with Bernie Madoff, then convincing the rest of your family to break him out of jail so they can invest all their money with him too.

After the earthquake rebuilding your house on the fault line, instead of just next to it.

Giving your local alchemist your life savings to turn lead into gold, and after the lead remains lead, robbing the bank to pay him to do it again.

Invading Afghanistan to get Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, then, after you fail, invading Iraq to get weapons of mass destruction that don't exist.

Putting poison in your food to teach the dog not to eat off the table, then forgetting what you did and eating it yourself.

After you get lung cancer, smoking again because the worst has already happened.

Knowingly doing 2001-2009 all over again, a few people get rich, no new jobs are created, and the whole economy collapses.

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This is a contest. It's open to everyone. The writer of the best comparison gets to live with the consequences of whatever our loony legislators and waffling president do.

 

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For the Dems to renew the Bush tax cuts is like th... by Don Smith on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 10:39:20 AM
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Waking up the morning of "Groundhog Day", the movi... by Dan Suilem on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 12:09:59 PM
I agree that Obama's deal should be rejected, and ... by Don Smith on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 1:00:41 PM
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Our doing a contest doesn't mean we can't discuss ... by Don Smith on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 2:22:45 PM
I think they --- myself included --- worry about D... by Kevin Gosztola on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 2:27:08 PM
Letting Billy go to confession with that priest, w... by Kevin Gosztola on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 2:04:52 PM
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the most absurd and heinous reality that our chidr... by thepiffler on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 4:18:31 PM
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It's like....Why are you surprised he lied?hahahah... by zonie on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 7:49:38 PM
And then reneging on it.... by Vaikunthanath Kaviraj on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 9:20:39 PM
Obama agreeing to renew the Bush tax cuts with the... by Nathan Nahm on Sunday, Dec 12, 2010 at 12:26:16 AM
The writer of the best comparison gets to live w... by phidipidese on Sunday, Dec 12, 2010 at 12:42:00 AM
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that I'm still available to blather on. It was adm... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, Dec 12, 2010 at 9:34:38 AM
I'm glad they did.Despite our differences, I still... by zonie on Sunday, Dec 12, 2010 at 10:36:33 AM
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