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Joe The Plumber: Obama Tax Plan ‘Infuriates Me’ [ABC]

Because it doesn’t cut the rich’s taxes? Are you eelighest, Joe?

/TJ/: Atl’s Creative Loafing catches the Unicorn spirit on its cover!

Can Stinquers have influence on the medias? ¡Sí, se puede!

It would be down right plagiarizing only if they colored the unicorn, black.

Kudos to SFL for coining Barry as Sen Unicorn (and Mellbell for her digging to get the black unicorn pic)

@blogenfreude: That’s an amazing shot of McCain trying to bring up the furball. It’s beyond funny. It’s genuinely disturbing.

I remember this cartoon — must’ve been on Sesame Street, which is odd considering the Xs for eyes the plumma has at the end.

I think what the country needs now is a mudwrestling match between Joe the Plumber and Lilly Ledbetter.

Look like our little plumber boy doesn’t like anyone’s tax plan.

@drinkyclown: I think he’s a flat-out Libertarian, judging from the video I watched. Which is a politically defensible position, but perhaps not the one McCain would want representing his campaign today.

@nojo: People not wanting to pay taxes under any circumstances are a dime a dozen. In fact, it makes him an anarchist, or at least deluded if he expects, oh, police and military protection for free.

@rptrcub: Purist Libertarians would prefer privatized protection services, not unlike the competing fire companies of 19th century New York. I agree they’re deluded, but it is a coherent philosophy.

The video I saw, Joe comes out against Social Security on principle — he doesn’t need the government to tell him what to do, blah blah blah. I think he’s actually Sarah Palin’s id, saying in public what she’s afraid to, for fear somebody might be listening.

@nojo: I don’t think she’s necessarily afraid of saying it; she’s just been told not to by the wonks at the Geezerplex.

@JNOV: Comedy Central did a very clever series of South Park promos last spring using the old Electric Company silhouette heads speaking words.

And while we’re referencing: Featured performers included Bill Cosby and Rita Moreno.

Plus — although he didn’t get mentioned last night — Morgan Freeman.

Technically I was too old for it, but it was the best thing on at 5:30 p.m.

@nojo: Yes, Morgan Freeman, The Easy Reader. My dad had a thing for Ms. Moreno. I have no memory of Cosby being on the show, but I met him when he was filming a commercial for Temple U, and I reached out to shake his hand. Instead he gave me a little-too-long-to-be-comfortable hug. When the allegations of sexual harassment came out two decades later, I was like, “Yeah, I could see that.”

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