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November 04, 2008

Vote Non-Screaming About Socialism

I assume someone must have edited together a video with this material already, but I haven't seen it. This is from Woody Allen's monologue at the beginning of Annie Hall:

ALLEN: I’m not worried about aging.

I’m balding slightly on top. I guess that’s the worst you can say about me. I think I’m going to get better as I get older. I think I’m gonna be the balding, virile type. As opposed to, say, the distinguished gray.

Unless I’m neither of those two. Unless I’m one of those guys with saliva dribbling out of his mouth who wanders into a cafeteria with a shopping bag, screaming about socialism.

John McCain, age 72:

I think his plans are redistribution of the wealth. He said it himself, "We need to spread the wealth around."...That's one of the tenets of socialism.
Fox interview

You see, [Obama] believes in redistributing wealth, not in policies that help us all make more of it. Joe, in his plainspoken way, said this sounded a lot like socialism.
Radio address

At least in Europe, the Socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are upfront about their objectives.
Radio address

My advice is, vote today for one of your non-screaming alternatives.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at November 4, 2008 08:45 AM

Once I get out of work I plan to vote for Cynthia McKinney (primarily because she beat up a cop that one time). If I lived in a state that mattered I'd probably vote differently. Assuming that any of the states matter, of course.

Posted by: ethan at November 4, 2008 09:41 AM

Thanks for that wonderful connection with Woody Allen's opening comments in Annie Hall.

Posted by: Mikeb302000 at November 4, 2008 10:55 AM

Now you made me feel bad about throwing trash cans and screaming at the trick or treaters that they were all filthy commie scum. :-(

Posted by: tim at November 4, 2008 03:34 PM

Haha. I've lost track of how many times I've watched (and shown) that clip. Bravo.

Posted by: Batocchio at November 6, 2008 04:28 PM