Thursday, May 12, 2005

Fact Chuck

This is not a parody. Really. No matter how much you think it is a parody of, you have to come to terms with the reality that it is not, in fact, a parody of

On the other side, the liberal People for the American Way released an ad May 3 attacking both Owen and Brown. The PFAW ad says of Brown, "She's so radical that she says, with programs like Social Security and Medicare, seniors are cannibalizing their grandchildren!"

Actually, Brown was speaking about the debt being passed on to future generations, not suggesting that Medicare or Social Security causes old people to eat human flesh. Here's the full quote from a speech she gave in 2000 before the Institute for Justice:

Brown: My grandparents’generation thought being on the government dole was disgraceful, a blight on the family’s honor. Today’s senior citizens blithely cannibalize their grandchildren because they have a right to get as much “free” stuff as the political system will permit them to extract.

That's certainly a colorful metaphor. Readers can decide for themselves whether the idea being expressed is "radical" or not.

Click through the link, my readers. I promise you, it's not a parody...