National Pain Gods

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 3:58 pm by George Smith

Krugman in “The Punishment Cure:”

“[Itís] part of a general pattern of afflicting the afflicted while comforting the comfortable … So the odds, Iím sorry to say, are that the long-term unemployed will be cut off, thanks to a perfect marriage of callousness ó a complete lack of empathy for the unfortunate and bad economics.”

“Rich Man’s Burden,” then, is our perfect national song for 2013. Art perfectly illustrating life, pithy, catchy and lots of other good things, all of it just right for the holiday season in America.

Throw a $1.25 in the cup. It would be the same I can make, on average, per day through Mechanical Turk. If it makes enough I might even be able to pay the bribe iTunes requires to stock it.

The poor don’t pay enough it, they spend it all on liquor/If we stopped it all right now, we’d get rich a whole lot quicker.


  1. Bill said,

    December 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Wasn’t Richie Rich the poor little rich boy?

    Rueben Bolling does a good parody with his Hollingswood Hound character in his irregular Lucky Ducky series.

    AND, back to the Richie Rich theme, somehow I always pictured ‘lil
    Billy Gates as a clone of Mr. Rich.

    Poor Billy Gates, those software pirates are taking food out of
    your mouth.

  2. George Smith said,

    December 11, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Yeah, I like what I see of Bolling’s comics.