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  •  I am not a child. I am old enough (1+ / 0-)
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    to be your father's father.

    And some rich people do give back to society. Some don't. But Phil's bitching reveals an ugly part of his character. To say that he has to change his life and the lives of his family in drastic ways is the sign of a weak, selfish, little man.

    So for you to say that everybody else is doing it is does not in any way mitigate Mickelson's obvious selfishness.

    We all need to remember that we came from somewhere else to this place, and that people came before us and they built a world for us. It is obvious and corny, but you seem to have forgotten it, and Mickelson clearly has.

    And, you idiot, I did not "go after" Mickelson. He came after me and the people who came before me. I helped build this world that Mickelson enjoys, and I paid lots of taxes. In fact, I paid the maximum for my income bracket. I always used the simple form and took the standard deductions. I have paid enough in taxes so that anything I or my extended family ever takes from our government is paid for. I have paid my way and the way of others. And my family would have done the same for me, I just happened to be lucky.

    Mickelson needs to remember that. He has been lucky and he should in some way be grateful. He needs to show some honest gratitude.

    Think how different the reaction would have been if Mickelson had said, "My taxes have gone up, and I hear lots of rich people bitching about it. But I don't mind paying and they shouldn't mind it either. We rich people have been very lucky and we need to pass on that opportunity to be lucky to others. Paying taxes is one way to do that."

    So, Timmy, stick it where the sun don't shine.

    Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

    by hestal on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 08:09:29 AM PST

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    •  Unless you're about 120 (0+ / 0-)

      you're overestimating yourself.   I'm 65, have been around the bend as you have, and obviously have a different view.

      In fact, I thought your diary was a good piece of history, and not particularly focused on PM's foibles, but rather on how others have behaved, specifically Hogan.  You should really go back and re-read (maybe your old eyes deceived you) since I was remarking on comments and not your diary.

      Age has its limits, and one of them should be to take more time reading before condescending, calling people idiots, or telling them to stick it.  If you can still manage it, go fuck yourself.

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      by Timothy L Smith on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 08:24:54 AM PST

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      •  I am old enough to know smoke when I (0+ / 0-)

        see it. Your indignation was unwarranted no matter who you aimed it at. I read every word of every comment on this diary and I read yours several times. Each reading confirmed that you are a kindred spirit with Mickelson. You shoot from the lip and say things that you shouldn't. This time you got caught, in public, in writing.

        So you are an idiot and you have proved it once more.

        Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

        by hestal on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 08:31:17 AM PST

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