Delicious Satire

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson

Photo: Slate.com

Are you up for a delicious bite of satire?  Try this, from Slate.

Field of Greens
The dreaded broccoli uprising and other freaky GOP nightmares.

by Dahlia Lithwick

When the socialist revolution comes, the first shot will not come from filthy peasants bearing flaming torches or angry, poorly dressed workers demanding higher wages. No, listening to the anti-government chatter these days, it’s clear that the new socialist revolution will be spearheaded by a lone asparagus.

The vegetables are coming, my friends. Green, gassy, fibrous vegetables. They aren’t buttered. Or salted. And this time, they mean business.

Last week, flush with his victory in a lawsuit challenging the president’s health care initiative, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced gravely that “if we cross this line with health care now—this unconstitutional line—where the government can force us to buy a private product and say it’s for our own good, then we’ll have given the government the power to force us to buy other products: cars, gym memberships, asparagus. The list goes on.” Broccoli? Belgian endive? The list indeed goes on.

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