This guy dies and goes to hell.
The Devil is there giving new recruits the nickle tour before he sends them off to eternal hell fire damnation.
The devil gets to this one guy and asks, so what did you do in the living world. The guy said I was an Air conditioning tech.
The Devil said, yeah? Hey we need aircon, think you rig something up? but not in the eternal hell fire damnation room! The AC man said sure I'll do my best. He got a nice 50,000,000 btu unit going and cooled the pace down. The devil said. Hey this is nice good job, what about an ice machine you know we could use some ice in hell.
The ac man got a huge industrial ice machine going. The devil thanked him. The guy was really making a great impression and got his own private office and everything. One day the red phone rings and it's St Peters, on the other end. He said I see you have Ralph Smith the AC man down there? The devil said, yeah that's right we got him. He's a good worker too, it's really working out. St Peters said well that's nice, but it was a mistake he went to you by mistake he belongs up here in heaven. The Devil said well you can't have him, he's been too good. St Peters said well listen you better, or we will sue you. The Devil asked... "So where are you going to get a Lawyer?"
This Redneck was sitting at the bar drinking his beer. When this Chinese guy walks in the bar and orders a beer.
The redneck gives him a few bad looks, then sucker punches him. The Chinese feller asked what in the hell was that for?
He said you people bombed Pearl Harbor. The Chinese guy said... "No you mean the Japanese" the redneck said. "Chinese Japanese, you're all the same"
He looks to the left of him and sees a Jewish guy, so he sucker punches the Jewish person. The Jewish feller asked "what in the hell was that about, what did I do?"
The redneck said you bastards sunk the titanic! The Jewish guy said that didn't have anything to do with Jewish people, the titanic was sunk by an Iceberg.
The redneck said...
"Iceberg, Goldberg, Greenberg, you're all the same. "
"If globalism isn't helping American workers, (that should be obvious) and it isn't helping the Chinese or Indians, who is the only beneficiary of all the new free trade? "
1. Chinese and Indian living standards have been improving dramatically in the past 2-3 decades: by orders of magnitude in dollar terms, 10x to 100x income increase in many cases. In some parts, they have a bubble.
2. What "globalism" does is highly dependent on what you mean by "globalism": real unfettered free trade benefit all those who are parties to the trade, including the poor. The problem is that "globalism" and "trade agreements" have in recent years become more and more like "managed trade," i.e. trade managed by government bureaucrats and their cronies who put the "trade agreements" together. Of course, in that case, the regulations on trade benefit the regulators and their cronies.
I got married at the JP without needing the popes blessing
That's been the point all along. Religious "conservatives" claim that the only real marriages are the ones the Pope or their imaginary friend would bless, regardless of what our Constitution says, because they hate America and are in love with their imaginary friend (aka their own ego). Frankly, even though you came from South Carolina Baptists, you should know better, having got legally married to a Catholic. You know from your own experience that in America people have a right to get married without the Pope's blessing. You should be celebrating, or at least you should try to find something nice to say.
That's what tends to happen, but only when the peasants have nothing. You may not like an income of $15k a year and I sure don't, but there's lots and lots of people out there who have no issue with sitting and watching Jerry Springer all day.
As long as the peasants eat and have mindless entertainment, there is no revolt to be had.
He's standing on street corners in Santiago, holding out pictures of his crap shack in Concord, telling passing crack whores, "Me mointo caliente real estate mogul, seniorita! Squeezita my ballsack, si?" while his kid tries to hide behind cars so no one will see he is with him.