Why Mommy is a Hypocritical Democrat

Why mommy is a hypocriteHere’s the email I found in my inbox from Jeremy Zilber, author of the children’s book “Why Mommy is a Democrat:”

I appreciate all the publicity you’ve been giving my book, Why Mommy is a Democrat, but it has come to my attention that one of the comments posted on your website contains virtually the entire text of the book. This is a violation of copyright law, so please remove the text from your website.

Thanks for your immediate attention to this matter.

It seems one of our commenters linked off to another blog that had gleaned roughly 11 pages of text from the 28-page illustrated book. I’ve removed the quoted blurb from the comment since it’s a bit beyond fair use.

We do respect copyright and property law around here, so it’s kind of a no brainer, but I do have to laugh that someone who writes “Democrats make sure we all share our toys, just like Mommy does” would be so defensive of his toys.

So, meh… how about a new twist on the toy sharing credo: “Democrats make sure we share our toys (but not our books), because Mommy’s a hypocrite.”

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

16 Comments
  1. Hmm, if just listing the reasons why Mommy is like a Democrat is ‘copyright infringement’… look out Moveon.org!

    OK, here’s what should be a copyright-free version, fair usage paraphrasing, as this description is NOT about the book, but instead was gleamed from hours and hours of studying political conventions

    One of the major political parties, including someone’s parental unit, wants to, among other tasks:

    * be “fair” to everyone
    * respect diversity
    * end war
    * feed the hungry
    * end homelessness
    * have universal health care
    * have environmental protection
    * have public schooling
    * protect everyone at all times
    * make everyone follow the law
    * eliminate private property

    Hmm, sounds like an entirely different book now…
    written by Karl Marx. See below.

  2. Why Daddy is a Communist by Karl Marx

    Both my daddy and the communists want:

    * Expropriation of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
    * A heavy progressive tax.
    * Abolition of all right of inheritance.
    * Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
    * Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
    * Centralization of transport in the hands of the State.
    * Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
    * Equal liability of all to labour.
    * Combination of agriculture with industry, promotion of the gradual elimination of the contradictions between town and countryside.
    * Free education for all children in public schools.
    * Warm fuzzy slippers for everyone.
    * Hugs and Kisses, and occasionally, Secret Police Raids.

  3. Oops, SVD, just got a nasty note from Karl Marx… Sorry for the controversy.

    He says, in an email from the grave,:

    I appreciate all the publicity you’ve been giving my book, Communist Manifesto, but it has come to my attention that the Internet now contains the entire text of the book. This is a violation of copyright law, so once we, the proletariats, take control of the Internet, we’ll be censoring it as needed. This includes your funny little blog, HumorofTruth.

    Thanks for your immediate attention to this matter.

  4. Seth, Democrats aren’t for ending the war and they had an instrumental hand in getting us into it. Ditto for Kosovo, etc. Apparentely, Mommy is a liar too.

  5. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    “(For those who will [very intelligently] ask: Yes, I sent in money. $75 in fact.)”

    (-: (-: (-: (-: (-: (-: (-: (-: (-: (-:

    I saw that!

    -0-

  6. Mommy makes sure no one fights

    That worked really well for the Patriots at Concord, when we showered the British troops with rose petals and gave them a share of our beer.

  7. Too bad we cant seem to get a unified message out there that the democrats voted for war in enough numbers and voted to keep funding it; and even now cant bring themselves to a timetable to getting out.

    Our task is to remind the voters that voting for Democrats in 2006 to protest against the war and Bush is no different than voting for Bush himself. We need MEDIA AND MONEY to do this.