A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 07, 2010
“Annoy a liberal—work hard & be happy”

"Annoy a liberal—work hard & be happy” has been a bumper sticker slogan since at least 1994. The conservative message means that liberals don’t like to work and prefer being poor and unhappy while mooching from other people’s tax dollars. The second part of the saying sometimes has variations, such as “work hard and smile” and “work hard and get rich.”

A similar political saying—“Annoy a conservative—think for yourself”—has been cited in print since 2004.

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9 December 1994, Fresno (CA) Bee:
Among the right-of-center slogans on merchandise in the Right Stuff’s Christmas ‘94 Collection are such things as “Annoy a liberal - work hard and be happy.”

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From: (Kurt Merkle)
Date: 1995/08/09

Annoy a Liberal
Work hard and Smile
(seen in D.C., of all places. . .)

15 October 1995, Miami (FL) Herald, pg. 15BR:
Bumper sticker on the back of Republican state Rep Debby Sanderson’s Jeep Cherokee: “Annoy a liberal. Work hard and get rich.”

5 December 1995, Palm Beach (FL)) Post, “GOP pays to party with Wexler” by Dale Fuchs, pg. 5B:
Ecclestone joked at the fundraiser where he wore a pin that read “Annoy a liberal work hard and smile.”

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1 December 1997, Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune, pg. 6B, col. 5:
When business finally picked up, he bought a Mercedes—and a bumper sticker: “Annoy a liberal. Work hard and get rich.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • (0) Comments • Saturday, August 07, 2010 • Permalink