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I need to stop reading the news...


What does it say about our country (or at least a significant segment of it, whom shall remain nameless at the moment) when we're keen on spending billions and billions of dollars invading a country that had ZERO to do with 9/11, yet stage massive protests against giving its own population the basic human need of health? Pardon my cynicism, but I'm hearing echoes of Mel Brooks when the Roman senate in "History of the World" yelled, "Fuck the poor!" If I'm going to pay taxes, I think I'd prefer them to go to something a little more noble than "bombing the middle east into glass," as some would gleefully prefer.

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schnuder
Sep. 15th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
I totally agree with you. The stupidity is painful. Thankfully John Stuart is back on duty as of today and is having a ball with it.
esprix
Sep. 15th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
Remember, now, Bush was a PATRIOT for invading a country that had nothing to do with attacking us, but Obama is a SOCIALIST for wanting to provide healthcare for our own citizens.

(some) PEOPLE ARE FUCKED IN THE HEAD.
schnuder
Sep. 15th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Gotta love how people try to resolve their cognitive dissonance. Anyway, to look on the bright side, people who are screwed up in the head keep people like me in a job.
esprix
Sep. 15th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
True true! :)
akirashima
Sep. 15th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
You are right. Have you seen the video of the fucking idiot that stood up at a town hall meeting screaming he did not want the government in his Medicare! IT IS FUCKING GOVERNMENT RUN YOU SICK SAD UNDEREDUCATED FUCKING SIMPLETON!
Holy fucking cunt bubbles. i think i am allergic to stupid and i want to know if i can sue all these protesters for causing the extreme reactions i am having right now. Gods they are like mental asbestos and are going to give me psychic mesothemeloma
esprix
Sep. 15th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Oh please link me to that video. It would amuse me.
akirashima
Sep. 16th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
could not find the vid anymore but here is an article about it
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/get-your-goddamn-governme_b_252326.html
hell there may be a link to the vid in that somewhere but i have ten thousand e-mails to get through and i have still not eaten or taken meds yet so.
esprix
Sep. 16th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
There are, indeed, links. Wow.
akirashima
Sep. 17th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
... sometimes i think it should all just burn. and sometimes i wish i was powerful enough to burn it all and start it all over.
felis_ultharus
Sep. 15th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
Well said :)
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esprix
Sep. 15th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
You radical you. :P

No, of course it's not every Republican out there, I know that. It does frighten me, however, that the ones that were (are) so eager to drop a nuclear bomb on Iraq and Afghanistan are the same ones joining "tea parties" and calling Obama a fascist while bringing guns to his speeches. Sadly, they're also the ones getting all the press.

I applaud anyone willing to sit down and talk about this plan with both sides of the political spectrum, because it needs to be done, and has been overdue for decades (as Obama said, he's not the first president do deal with this issue, but he'd like to be the last, and I cannot agree with that sentiment more). But given the nonsensical rhetoric that oozed out of the radical right (death panels, health care for illegals, etc.), I find it hard to defend them as merely protectors of our grandchildren's trust funds - it's painfully obvious their agenda is far more nefarious than that.

And, really, it's hard not to see a lot of classism and racism in these peoples' attitudes. I think there are a vocal minority out there who are genuinely pissed off that a black man was elected to lead this country, and, again, they're unfortunately getting far too much attention.

I just happened to see some of the coverage of the rally this weekend, and it kind of freaked me out. I suppose seeing Obama's face with a Hitler-styled moustache squicked me quite a bit, as I don't see him deserving that kind of comparison. Bush? That I'd almost agree with, given the unjustified invasion of Iraq (not that Hussein was a hero by any stretch, given). But someone who is trying to give what, IMHO, SHOULD BE a RIGHT for every citizen? That's way, way out of line to me.

I also agree some of the proposals have problems (although I'm not opposed to state-instituted healthcare, but I understand the compromises that need to be made there). And I do agree everyone should look at them critically. In the end, something positive will come of this. I just find it apalling that the radical right, which decried the radical left's vilification of Bush, is turning around and doing the same thing. So much for rising above petty politics. (Besides, as Jon Stewart said, they lost - it's SUPPOSED to taste like a shit taco, but when the left complained, they hated America, so Limbaugh and Hannity and the rest of the rabid Neocons need to make up their fucking minds.)

Anyway, I see your point. Bygones! :)
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esprix
Sep. 16th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
Still, just like the rabid anti-Bushers made the Dems look bad, so do these wingnuts make the radical right look bad.

Beyond the politics and personalities in each party, I still think our money is better spent on healthcare than on a pointless war in Iraq (Afghanistan, maybe, but then again, it's been 8 years and we still don't have bin Laden, so...).
merlinwon
Sep. 15th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Yeppers.. the news can certainly bring on depression and anxieties. I wonder myself WHY are we spendin' so much time over there. Something gonna happen to side of the world? HmmmmZ!
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