After extensively surfing the internet for the latest news about Health Care Reform, I’ve come to a number of conclusions. The first being that despite my grievances with Obama, and perhaps even a small desire to seek out a different party, I think I’ll be staying put for a while. The opposition has gotten into Rush’s medicine cabinet and it’s best when dealing with them to politely nod and walk slowly toward an exit. The second is that Fox News can’t be real and is part of some elaborate experiment where social scientists are researching what people will actually believe if told by a man in a suit who boasts “traditional conservative” values, even if those values are neither traditional nor conservative. On a flowchart it would be difficult to comprehend Sean Hannity’s belief system unless you were able to discern whose interest is motivating it (Big government is dandy when Bush runs it, but tyranny under Obama). And the last is that I should probably buy a gun. Not to protect my family from Obama’s “death squads” but to protect myself from psychotic retards who believe those death squads actually exist. These people are quickly becoming an American kind of Taliban scum and I won’t be caught with my pants down when they try pulling any of their shenanigans.

On her Facebook page, Sarah Palin recently wrote:

“The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care.”

Wow. To think that a woman aspiring to be Vice President would actually make such an irresponsible claim is a testament to the kind of lunacy that has become the GOP. From the pictures and video I’ve seen it appears that the baboons the insurance industry has recruited to disrupt town halls are either elderly Medicaid recipients (try wrapping your head around that one) or folks who apparently don’t have shit to do in the middle of the day during the week while the rest of us are at work. I wonder about a system wherein old women who’ve never worked a day in their lives have the audacity to pull money out of the paychecks of working young people (the most uninsured demographic) and then turn around and decry sharing the health coverage they never paid for in the first place. Simply put, most of us want universal health care but our voices can’t be heard because we’re at work while the old drive Medicaid-purchased Hoveround scooters to the local town hall so they can flop around and oink like a bunch of dirty pigs.

What really blows my mind is how a movement, mostly southern Baptists and evangelicals, can be so viciously opposed to something which is, at its core, the basis of their belief system. I’m not quite sure how Jesus Christ felt about government-sponsored health care reform (although the Romans did have an amazing track record for public works, that coliseum they built is still standing) but I’m pretty sure that if you could approach Christ and ask him if its possible to siphon some of the military spending into a program which would help provide vaccinations to save the lives of children he wouldn’t start foaming at the mouth and screaming “TYRANNY! TYRANNY! SOCIALIST! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!

So I think it works out like this:


Maybe I’m overreacting, which if true, makes me just as much a part of the problem. The news cycle is certainly licking its teeth for some kind of massive, 24-hour “incident” involving bombs, gunmen, and a plot to destroy the government. I’ve seen a lot of veiled threats on blogs and user comments on Fox News. Most conjuring fantasies of revolution, civil war, and violence in the streets. But I think we overestimate the capability of these morons to get shit done. Most of these people represent a fraction of society, one which has never experienced true violence and would need to draw upon lessons learned from a life spent sitting on a couch eating Ho-Ho’s while watching action flicks on TNT. It’s a lot more difficult firing two guns while diving through the air if you’re overweight, and I’m not sure if they realize “slow motion” is a film effect and not a force of physics.

Anyways, off to the races!

Town Hall Protest Mob



  1. It’s funny we hear Republicans say that they do not want “faceless bureaucrats” making medical decisions but they have no problem with “private sector” “faceless bureaucrats” daily declining medical coverage and financially ruining good hard working people. And who says that the “private sector” is always right, do we forget failures like Long-Term Capital, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Enron, Tyco, AIG and Lehman Brothers. Of course the federal government will destroy heathcare by getting involved, Oh but wait, Medicare and Medicaid and our military men and women and the Senate and Congress get the best heathcare in the world, and oh, that’s right, its run by our federal government. I can understand why some may think that the federal government will fail, if you look at the past eight years as a current history, with failures like the financial meltdown and Katrina but the facts is they can and if we support them they will succeed.

    How does shouting down to stop the conversation of the healthcare debate at town hall meetings, endears them to anyone. Especially when the organizations that are telling them where to go and what to do and say are Republicans political operatives, not real grassroots. How does shouting someone down or chasing them out like a lynch mob advanced the debate, it does not. So I think the American people will see through all of this and know, like the teabagger, the birthers, these lynch mobs types are just the same, people who have to resort to these tactics because they have no leadership to articulate what they real want. It’s easy to pickup a bus load of people who hate, and that’s all I been seeing, they hate and can’t debate. Too bad.

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