see no privilege speak no privilege hear no privilege

Hello kittens,

Romney won Ohio. That means all we have to do this fall is be more exciting than a dirty gym sock.

I think we got this shit on lock down.

But today I want to talk about something Mr. Romney’s wife said yesterday:

“So, you know, we can be poor in spirit. I don’t look — I don’t even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing. It can be here today and gone tomorrow. And how I measure riches is by the friends I have and the loved ones I have and the people that I care about in my life. And that’s where my values are and that where my riches are.”

Okay, I want you to take a deep breath. I’ll do it, too. We’re going to need it.

Ann Romney actually laughs after she says “we can be poor in spirit.” Laughs. Even Ann Romney knows goddamn well how ridiculous this statement is.

For funsies, I just divided the Romneys’ wealth by my wealth. Do you know how many of me it would take to equal the Romneys?


Assuming everyone in my hometown has the same amount of money in the bank as I do, it would take 73 of my hometowns to equal the net worth of the Romneys.

To put it another way, if everyone in Boston had the same amount of money as me, the city of Boston would have the same net worth as the Romneys.

The world’s most expensive bottle of whiskey sells for 100,000 pounds (157,330 USD). Although only one bottle is currently for sale, the Romneys could afford 1,843 bottles of it – and still have 86 TIMES what I have in the bank.

Ann Romney has her PRIVILEGE BLINDERS on. In my head, they look a lot like those stupid stripy hipster glasses everyone was wearing like three years ago. But diamond-encrusted.

I don’t even have time to go into how barfy it is that Ann Romney justifies her diamond-encrusted privilege blinders by saying she’s been sick. Illness can happen to anyone. The world’s best treatment – fuck, any treatment at all? Access to healthcare is a privilege. One Ann Romney’s husband has spent the last year backpedaling on. I hope Julie Klausner eats you for breakfast this week, Ann Romney. I might even suggest it to her.

Your privilege blinders do not make your privilege go away. I planned about six ways of saying that, but I guess that’s the basic idea. Just stop fucking denying your privilege. Because the truth will out, and it is almost always you who will be flashing off your own damn privilege.

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