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About Republican idiocy on health care policies? -Texas politician Rick Perry leads the way

'Gov. Rick Perry, who is vocally opposed to the (Obama health care) law, says the state can "deliver health care more efficiently, more effectively and cheaper than the federal government can." That's great, Rick, but you are a liar, now aren't you. Your state, Texas, which is where I am from, actually has the highest percentage of its population of any of the 50 states who remain without any health care coverage. So you are a liar! See A look at the health care law in all 50 states 34993

WWII vet, age 92, finally diagnosed with PTSD why, because we care?

Sgt. Stanley Friedman, a 92 yr-old veteran of the WWII North African campaign, was finally diagnosed with PTSD. Pro bono lawyers couldn't even verify his service records, but after sixty years of denying his claims, the VA has at last been forced to grant Friedman compensation. Is this really the result of crafty legal work, at long last, or of a PR climate now overrun by Big Pharma, whose PTSD drug market windfall needed a poster boy for the baby boomer set, the type of veteran Americans favor over those from less "good" wars?

Insurance companies in the US treat conditions that don’t need treatment while giving others no care at all

The essential absurdity of Big Business run medical care in the US can be seen in the following Reuters report... Unnecessary cancer treatment in men on the rise. Meanwhile, many people needing screening for cancer and even essential treatments for cancer will be turned away by the Big Business docs. We're living SICKO all the time in the US of A.

Shit I learned in school

...because, really, I DO believe there's a deliberate sabotage of Public Education being done simply by handing a "liberal" program over to be administered by "conservatives". In 7th grade in Texas you're taught Texas History. Some of it would be almost unrecognizable from a Yankee point of view. For instance, we were taught that the Civil War wasn't about slavery, it was about State's Rights. State's Rights to spend civic money and exercise military and police powers to enforce slavery. We were also told, and I have reason to believe that it's gotten worse, we were told that the Slaves were well treated, given decent food and housing, and Medical Care. Happy Days on de ol' Plantation wif all de Darkies singin' and happy and de Massa jes' lubbin all of dem! O, de sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home it's summer and the darkies are gay... You smile and laugh and sing because the Massah would beat you and maybe have you killed if you indicated any dissatisfaction with the arrangement. It's that simple. The Slaves were all Happy and Content and Well Treated... so why do the Corporate Slaveholders of the Modern Plantation, the ones who advance this bald-face lie about how good

“Invest in America” speak-out at Lame-Bone’s Office Tomorrow

Instead of his lame-ass "town halls" like the Tea-Party ones he held for health care, remember those? The one at a Country Club on the far edge of town that started after the bus stopped running on a Friday evening, no more bus service till Monday morning? Working Class need not apply? Then they filled the hall with a Republican Party strategy session before the "open to everyone" Town Hall? And the Republicans stayed for the "open" Town Hall, making sure nobody else could come in? Yeah... THAT old Pig tactic. This Speak-out is outside his Luxury Office Suite, where anybody with a million-dollar annual income and a campaign contribution check has easy access. Again, Poor people, workers... need not apply. Unless the Punk can prove that he actually does own one square inch more of the streets and sidewalks than any other citizen, there ain't Jack they can do about it. Bring stereo equipment, something with microphones and amps. Make sure every TeaBag sellout who works for him can hear what the REAL people have to say. 10:30 tomorrow morning, Thursday 24 Feb 2011, at Doug Lamborns congressional district office in Colorado Springs. MoveOn.org is sponsoring, and this is an info blurb: 23209

Boehner says “Mandate to Kill the Disabled! Hooray!”

So, what was the first thing the Korporate Kash Klub putting on their agenda today? Destroy any hope of actual Health Care. Why don't the Republicans take out their 2nd Amendment Specials and just shoot any disabled people they see on the street? It's not because they don't want to hurt us. They showed that at every one of their TeaBag rallies, with their willingness to KILL 120 Americans every single day, and that's just those of us who had Corporate Health Insurance. The rest of us die undiagnosed and uncounted. Miss Johnnie got a quote on health "insurance" yesterday, 485 dollars a month at the lowest, and that's with a $5k Deductible. That's three weeks pay at minimum wage, the Minimum Wage the Right Wing want to abolish in favor of paying us an even smaller fraction of what it costs us to work for their profit. So if it's not an unwillingness to kill us, then the reason they don't do it directly is really obvious. They're too God-damned YELLOW. Any speeches they want to make about compassion or not wanting to hurt the cripples, are bullshit. It's trying to make themselves look good while they're (temporarily, until they can

Happy 18th Re-Birthday, to me…

It was 18 years ago last Friday that I woke up as a healthy, badly underpaid and moderately radicalized minimum wage Construction Laborer and 5 minutes before quiting and pay time (they didn't pay me either) was reborn as a badly disabled, even worse paid and definitely Radicalized Ex-Construction worker. The De-Regulated Fully Privatized, Right To Work but No Right To Health Care Corporate Regime that I'm supposed to not even TRY to vote against next week, "Defeat is Inevitable, Resistance is Futile, You will be assimilated" attitude has cost me the use of my feet. In case any of the Tea-bag or Republican Mainstream or other Right Wing Extremist groups wonder why anybody would vote against their "Freedom to Conform and Obey" platform, that's not a complete answer but it's a Really Damned Good Start. Had there been fully socialized health care in America for the past 18 years my right foot would not have died and it would have saved almost a quarter of a million dollars in my case alone. Shove that up your Fiscal "conservative" ummm... left nostril, o ye Stupid Ones, and then line up and take turns kissing my ..errr... right foot. The one

PA Homeland Security Chief: Burning Hate Flag = Terrorism

That's right, folks, according to the PA Homeland Security Privatized Terror Alert System, National Burn The Confederate Flag Day, a protest against the TeaTard Racist "patriot" party, is an act of Terrorism. Meanwhile the TeaTards inciting Mosque Burning, Scripture Burning, Assaults and even Murders on behalf of their Racial Purist Agenda, doesn't raise a red "flag" with the Private Pig Group. 19787

Glenn Beck going blind, yes, it IS paybacks… from himself to himself

Now, I do know that Macular Degeneration isn't caused by lifestyle choices. Where HIS guilt in his own blindness is that the Corporations who FUND and ORGANIZE the TeaTards and also pay him more money a month than Real Construction Workers make in a LIFETIME of REAL work, to pose as a Working Class Citizen, have with the help of the Republican, Libertarian, and now Racist-ass Tea Parties, consistently blocked research into Macular Degeneration. Consistently. The same way Ronald and Nancy Reagan blocked socially and politically any effective research into Alzheimers until Ronald was diagnosed. Their Accomplices at FOX "news" manipulation have funded the TeaTards at first "secretly", an open secret but they denied it, until the Supremes, most notably Clarence "Uncle" Thomas, whose wife is a Corporate Lawyer Whore, decided that Corporations are better than and have more rights than us mere mortal peasants, and now the TeaTards have a little dilemma on their bloodstained hands... They've been outed by their Owners as being Corporate Whores. Now, I don't really want Glenn Beck to Go Blind. For one thing he's going to suck up Medical Resources trying to buy his way out of it, even if the Macular Degeneration research were

Hey, TeaBags, you know those Free Market Insurance Companies..

The ones you trust to sort out the health care dilemma by consistently denying Health Care to as many people as possible, thus somehow improving health care for everybody. Yeah. THOSE Insurance companies. Their Life Insurance affiliates just shat all over the War Widows and orphans. And, since there's a little bit of Taxpayer backing of their scams, through direct buying of their "service" to hidden subsidies like Tax Breaks for THEM because they're in a War Industry. Then there's THIS: 19276

Isn’t it strange…

The same TeaBags and Reagan Revolution and Christian Coalition freaks who say they're opposed to Assisted Suicide, gladly and with a hymn on their Lying lips promote Suicide by Tobacco, Suicide by Fast Food, Suicide by dependence on motor vehicles instead of using our muscles. I know there are many of us in America who can't get out and jog, I can't walk more than a couple of blocks without pain. Due to my very infamous and uncompensated on-the-JOB injuries. But we aren't everybody. Although the Cigarettes and the Diabetes will probably make it to where the ones who make all the laughing sneering excuses for their lifestyles won't be able to walk without pain as they enter the Expensive To Everybody final stages of their lives. 19095

Glenn Beck might go blind— Karma?

Oh well, at least he has his millions in Blood Money gotten for being a Professional Liar on Fox. That will pay for adaptive technologies, therapy, training in how to survive with a disability... you know, the kind of stuff he and his fellow TeaBag ASSHOLES have tried to keep OTHER disabled people from having any chance of obtaining. The Slash-and-burn approach to Health Care funding that reached a fever pitch during the Reagan/Bush/Bush junior Regime. The kind of funding cuts and service cuts Ron Paul endorsed, fought for, loudly and proudly boasted of accomplishing. Kick the cripple when he's down, eh, Mr Paul, Mr Beck, Mr and Mrs TeaBag? The kind of Denial of Basic Health Care that killed Martha. 18966

Operation Home Front = fake patriotism

Enough already. If you "support" the troops or the war, then why don't you actually "support" them? Dig down deep and pay your God-damn taxes to fund it. Can't afford the war under the current Tax Scheme? Too GOD-DAMNED BAD. You should have protested George Bush and his Corporate Thieves when they STARTED the bitch. You should have protested THEN and you really need to protest it NOW, the tax-breaks given to the Wealthiest People On The Planet so they don't have to pay for the "troops" to go out and rob one of the poorest nations on the planet, Afghanistan, on their behalf. Those Corporate Murderers who are benefiting from the war are getting their blood money essentially for FREE because STUPID PEOPLE or LAZY PEOPLE wouldn't ever stand up to them. Some of you who have influence in the major parties, maybe people with military titles in front of your names? The kind of name-and-title combinations politicians drool over when it's election time... YEAH, YOU! Get off your Fat Uniformed Butt and make Congress aware that THEIR bribe-taking and favoritism to the Blood-sucking Corporations have NOT gone un-noticed. TeaBags, you bitch and whine about a health care plan that might stop

Sarah Palin a rotten mother

She parades her youngest son around, the kid she gets subsidized health care for, unlike, say, kids with similar disabilities, born instead to poor parents , in states, unlike Alaska, without Socialized Medicine and without an annual check just for being a resident. She uses him as a prop to push her agenda, actually the agenda of Corporations for whom she's merely a SpokesWhore. Corporations which will refuse to allow such children to live. Much the way she, and others in her TeaBag Party and their Corporate sponsor the Republican Party, say they would have taken up a collection to pay the in perpetuity Medical Bills for Terri Schiavo. But, of course, deny life prolonging medical care for anybody Who Doesn't Happen To Be A "Token" Handicapped For Their Agenda Which is what the TeaBags have been screaming long and loud to keep as the Law of the Land for the past year. 16695

Obama breaks truth to widows: Miners died as Corporate Slaves, get used to it

Not really. He said they died in pursuit of a better life. But since the Coal Companies and other Corporate owners of West Virginia aren't going to actually invest anything in developing some other way for the people who live there to survive, and the people have not nearly enough opportunity to build their own enterprises, it IS a cycle of corporate slavery. 16258

America is not a “white” nation

Well now... an apparently Southern person wrote in response to an article about the Tea-Baggers and Other Klan Affiliates espousing Hate Crimes against black American PEOPLE, under the banners of the Failed Confederate States, that "you are an Idiot" and saying something about the "palling around with terrorists" badly disproved Tea Party Rhetoric. And then saying that the Southern States will secede along with Alaska. And of course all Southerners are going to agree to this, Right? Allow me to remind you of a few things... 15617

Tea-Party Skulks decide to ramp up their terrorism…

Only, like the jackals they truly are, they did drive-by windowbreakinsgs and split before anybody could fight them. Guess it's a Republican thing, you know, institutionalized cowardice. Their Skulk "leaders" at DumFox Noose Nutwerx are "fighting a war against Liberals" the same way they "fought" in the VietNam War, which they universally supported, just, you know, not with their own personal presence. Beck and Limbaugh and Malkin and O'Reilly, Ted "I shit my pants and didn't shower for a month to play crazy in order to not go to the VietNam War I supported" Nugent, doing their Same Old Tired Ass ChickenHawk routine, urging OTHER PEOPLE to commit the crimes they're just too yellow to commit themselves. 15556

America Wins! Tea Party LOSES!

One of their congressional whiners, from Michigan: "The American people know you can't reduce health care costs by spending $1 trillion or raising taxes by more than one-half trillion dollars. The American people know that you cannot cut Medicare by over one-half trillion dollars without hurting seniors," said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. (as though the lying hypocrite ever gave two shits about seniors or the deficit) "And, the American people know that you can't create an entirely new government entitlement program without exploding spending and the deficit." (unlike the current over ten trillion deficit with more to come from an "entitlement program" for the Oil and Coal corporations and the War Industry billioniares) 15541

You know how the Tea-baggers claim to give 3/4 of a Deceased Rat’s Rectum about Seniors?

Turns out one of their controllers, the Bush Administration pricks who are angling to get back into full power, meaning, first place at the trough, have been issuing bonds against Social Security surplus funds to finance Bush's (Cheney and Rove actually) Global War On The American Bank Account, without a squeak of pretended outrage from the Tea-Baggers. More proof that their agenda has more to do on the "Astroturf Roots" level with outrage that a Black man is President than anything substantial. Tea Party "patriots", are you listening? You're being played like a finely tuned harmonica on so many levels by the Rich Bitches who will discard your stupid collective arse as quickly as they discarded the disabled and other poor and now, the Older PEOPLE you stupid bastards claim to care so much about. 15520

One photograph I saw showed a newborn baby with three heads.

That's a quote from a BBC report on the ongoing, and growing, number of birth defects in kids in Fallujah."They were well aware that what they said went against the government version, and we were told privately that the Iraqi authorities are anxious not to embarrass the Americans over the issue. There are no official figures for the incidence of birth defects in Falluja. The US military authorities are absolutely correct when they say they are not aware of any official reports indicating an increase in birth defects in Fallujah - no official reports exist

Gov Rick GoodHair issues first Texas posthumous pardon. Mighty white of him

To Tim Cole. Convicted of Rape, died in prison from an asthma attack in 1999... 13 years after being wrongfully convicted, and 4 years after a confession from the Real rapist cleared him. How very kind of Mr Perry to say "OOPS..!" I haven't looked into it but since Mr GoodHair was a prosecutor (small time thief and pig) before becoming the Big Time Thief he is today, he might have had a hand in convicting Mr Cole... and definitely had a hand in keeping him locked up in one of the Texas sweatboxes, where prisoners with Asthma are subjected to the combinations of dust, heat, and no access to their rescue inhalers. 15139

More people who do not muchly good speak the English tongue…

renegade ?/?r?n??ge?d/ [ren-i-geyd] noun 1. a person who deserts a party or cause for another. 2. an apostate from a religious faith. adjective 3. of or like a renegade; traitorous. Synonyms: Traitor, Snake, Turncoat, Oath-breaker, Treaty Breaker.   John McCain on Press the Meat this morning, sponsored by a Wall Street Powerhouse, Edward Jones Investments. Lying his arse off about how he's bipartisan on the Health Care bill when he joined every single one of his (R) Comrades in voting against it. Apparently in Renegade Republicanspeak, "Bipartisan" means the Democrats have to suck much Republican Ass. Ran as a "Maverick" which doesn't mean anything like "not one of the herd", it means steers claimed by a notoriously lazy Texas free-range rancher named John Maverick. Who didn't bother to brand or earmark any of his steers, just the lead cows. Any Steer or cow following them would be just a part of "His" herd. The Wall Street Bankers who sponsored today's Lie-Fest, their advertisement "If you believe in the Renegade idea of face-to-face with your broker" 15056

You can’t even trust Goobers anymore

By "goobers" I mean Goober Peas. That staple of American Diet in more ways than you can possibly imagine unless you're allergic to them, Once Again being recalled due to bacteria that exist naturally in the digestive tracts of Carnivores. In this case, like the LAST recall, which was only last year, about this time, it's Salmonella. 15039

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