OT I know, but your posts reminded me that my mother used to say..."Many a truth is said in jest"...we do try to use humor for comfort, don't we?
Here is some political satire from an acquaintance. This is just a snippet:
(It's a faux R. Party Platform- here are some "planks"...)
"When you re-elect us, we Republicans will continue to implement the following platform:
o We will take the gloves off large trans and multi-national corporations and allow them to run roughshod over you.
o We will give these conglomerate businesses the ability to push down your wages as far as possible.
o We will allow companies to eliminate your health benefits and pensions.
o We will continue to expand the powers of the administrative branch and render oversight by Congress irrelevant.
o We will abolish unions to take away any voice and collective power you have as workers.
o We will create a new class of people called the 'working poor' who work full time jobs but can't afford basic living expenses."
There is much more here:http://cronus.com/platform/
Check this out...Joyce in the mts.