Thursday, August 20, 2009

Laughter(and ridicule), the best medicine

On the subject of what Popessa calls the "town hall psychos" and their rhetoric, especially the alleged administration "death panels" in the works to "kill off granny," I stole this meditation from James Fallows of the Atlantic. If the psychos REALLY think they're destined for the DEATH PANELS, then why don't we announce immediate availability of same, with the following options:

Firing squad manned by NRA members
Being dressed like a dog and thrown into the locker room of Michael Vick
Being left in the median strip of a major interstate highway

Going hunting with Dick Cheney
Being left on an Alaskan glacier to await Sarah Palin's gunning you down from a helicopter
Being forced to ingest the medications that Rush Limbaugh is on

As Fallows concludes, laughter and Barney Frank-style contempt just might be the cure for this idiocy.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

OMG! We Have GOT to Start Spending More Money on Education!

Ok, so I've avoided the "town hall" nonsense out of sheer stubbornness. But I've just listened to a few snippets and am convinced that the number one problem in America is that we've become very very stupid.

A 20-something girl who bemoans that all of this is because the nation is "becoming like Russia" or those that FEAR we are becoming socialists. Or have convinced themselves that the President of the United States wants to kill the elderly.

I can't figure out what astounds me more about these idiots. That they're letting themselves be led by the nose by those who love the status quo that is screwing them over at the moment, or that they seem to actually believe the nonsense they spout. They must, how else do you get such full throated screaming unless you think you're being personally attacked.

Well done Fox news and the health care industry. You certainly have done a great job of convincing many people to do your work and thank you for it. PT Barnum would be proud.

Personally, I'm going to agitate as hard as I can for more money for education.

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