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  •  LOL, what a jackass Varney is (11+ / 0-)

    Rich people are nice, lol. Really?

    The Earl blows his and his wife's fortune on a risky railroad venture, cuts the staff thereby breaking the ass of everybody downstairs (especially Daisy who goes months without a promised promotion/raise) and then of course gets bailed out by another rich guy. Oh, and when his daughter falls in love with the chauffeur, won't go to the wedding or give them a dime and has to be shamed into accepting them back home.

    Oh yeah, the bailout comes from the father of Livinia, a poor girl whose fiance Matthew, now the earl's son-in-law, cheated on her with Lady Mary. A coward who should have had the balls to own up to his feelings for Lady Mary in the first place. And when he lost the use of his legs, and Livinia stood by him despite his disability, he threw her over when he can walk again.

    Ah yes, Lady Mary. Fucks around with a guy from Turkey who dies in her bed, then covers it up. Hits on Matthew, who is engaged to Livinia. Browbeats Matthew into taking Livinia's father's money rather than giving it to charity or doing something useful with it.

    Grandma from America & Dowager Countess: rich old hags who think they can say anything to anyone because they are rich. One feels entitled to win the flower show every year because rich, and the other plays ugly American and insults her English hosts.

    None of them have to lift a finer and just expect the best of everything provided to them by people who work 15 hour days, 6 days a week for them.

    No, these are not "nice rich people" that will make me think the rich should be taxed less. Still, I'll give them some due - they turned their own house into (effectively) a VA hospital during the war and fed hungry war veterans out of their own household accounts. Just as soon as I see Jamie Dimon and Donald Trump doing the same, maybe I'll stop calling them arrogant, heartless entitled shitheads.  I'll drop the heartless.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 12:23:11 PM PST

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