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May 04, 2005

Social Security and Medicare will make you eat your grandkids

Run! Hide! Do anything, besides sit on stinky old grandpa's lap. You might think he's just being nice, and might give you some of his hard earned social security check, but children beware. He just might try to eat you.

... a comment Justice (Janis Rogers) Brown made in 2000 about senior citizens. She said: “Today senior citizens blithely cannibalize their grandchildren because they have a right to get as much free stuff as the political system will permit them to exact.” When I asked her about this statement at her hearing, she made no effort to distance herself from it.

So now you know why the filibuster is so important. We can't have judges spreading rumors about grandparents eating their grandchildren, or the whole fabric of society will be torn in two.

I only have one grandparent left, but thank god she gets her social security check and eats pretty well, or I might have gotten chopped up and thrown in one of her casseroles. Come to think of it... whatever does she put in those casseroles?


  • At May 04, 2005, Blogger Sylvana said…

    I liked this quote. I took it for my quote blog- Renegade Mouth. You are cited there for finding it, of course.

  • At May 05, 2005, Anonymous Ellen said…

    And of course Cookie, you do realize that at 81 years old US citizens aren't suppose to eat any more, so the grandchildren are safe if they've made it until then.

    I think things will all even out in the wash, don't you?

  • At May 05, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    That's a very valid point, Ellen. And helps to explain why George is hitting on that old lady up the page a ways.

  • At February 03, 2006, Blogger Jeff said…

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  • At February 03, 2006, Blogger Jeff said…

    The older generation didn't fund Social Security and Medicare as they should have. Link to this application to determine the percent of salary you grandma gave to Social Security and Medicare vs. a person working today. Years ago, the rate was as low as 2% vs 15.3% plus(prescription drug and underfunded trust funds) today.


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