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“We want to take a moment to thank our sponsors.”

Admittedly, such honesty would require a serious conversion.

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After all, these self-anointed heroes seem to be doing everything they can to encourage the poor to resent (and even envy) their benefactors.

“Those greedy Tea-Partiers think they’re Taxed Enough Already! The Hell they are!  Thank them? No way! They should be ashamed for not giving more!”

Curiously enough, the 108 million have a lot in common with the Cronies – the “one percent” who benefit from the special-interest cash and favors that flow from the Bipartisan Beltway Hot Tub – all paid by the taxpayer.

Like the poor, the Cronies are full of gratitude – but not for the taxpayer.

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No, they direct their gratitude to the thieving politicians!

The cronies literally throw money at the hacks who make it possible for them to make billions. But why don’t they ever thank the beleaguered taxpayer whose money pays for it all?

Here’s a modest proposal: let’s make April 15 a national holiday.

On “Let’s Thank the Taxpayer Day,” everyone in the private sector gets the day off; and everybody working for the government works for nothing.

Country’ll grow.

Flash: Con Law Prof Hates the Constitution

The Washington Times reports that Obama really unloaded at a Chicago fundraiser for rich Democrats in May.

Democrats are at a “disadvantage,” he says, because the Constitution allows only two senators for each state.

“California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” he complained.

Of course, Obama has defied the Constitution so often that one doesn’t wonder why he doesn’t just appoint a few more senators on his own.

He could follow the lead of Caligula, the Roman Emperor who reportedly loved his horse so much that he appointed him to the Roman Senate.

Actually, the move would not represent that great a departure from protocol. After all, some folks will tell you that there’s always room for one more ass in the Senate.

Pope Francis’ recent trip to the Holy Land was carefully planned. However, he left one stop off his official itinerary.

Gianni Valente writes for La Stampa’s Vatican Insider from Jerusalem:

“In a resounding unscheduled stop during his visit to the Holy Land before the Mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, the Bishop of Rome asked to be driven in front of a point of the cement barrier that Israel has been constructing since 2002 and that runs largely through Palestinian occupied territory, contravening international laws. There, Pope Francis remained a few minutes in total silence, surrounded by a group of young Palestinians.”

Like Benedict and Saint John Paul before him, Francis believes that “the Holy Land is in need of bridges, not walls.” He also called on Israel to recognize a “two state solution,” affirming the “right of the Palestinian people to a sovereign homeland and their right to live with dignity and with freedom of movement.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman at the Israeli Foreign Ministry reportedly called the unscheduled stop a “publicity stunt.”

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