Thursday, December 17, 2009

Quote of the Day


Thomas said...

"Medical Mobster Protection Money." Couldn't have put it better myself.

dammitjanet said...

wow.......I am speechless. Completely on track and brilliant

Chez said...

I'm not sure I agree that killing the bill altogether is necessarily the right tack to take -- but, man, I completely understand the desire to say "screw you" to all these bought-off dirtbags who've managed to turn genuinely strong health care reform into a payday for themselves and their insurance cartel overlords. It pains me to no end to imagine giving in that pissy little weasel Joe Lieberman.

CNNfan said...

Commentary and opinion:

My friend told me her son broke his arm. The hospital bill came to $26,000.00 ... For a broken arm.

Remind me again, what were we talking about?
Oh yeah... Ah.. Reform.

Is it possible to reach a point where abuses and injustices simply get the better of making changes for improvement?

BenoƮt from Ottawa said...

Holy Jumping Jesus! Hell of an editorial.
Wonder if it'll be heard in the White House?

dick_gozinia said...

I'll never be able to comprehend why it makes any sense to "reform" the health care industry without going to universal coverage. Until that happens, there's absolutely no point in passing any more of this compromised and neutered legislation.

Capt. Aclow said...

Brutal. The two biggest problems:

1) Democrats act like Goddamned pussies. The GOP bitch-slapped them around when they had the majority, and they're STILL bitch-slapping them around while having virtually no true political power.

2) Health care reform is too nuanced for 95% of people to even start to delve into.

For a real eye-opening article on many good things that aren't being talked about, google "How American Health Care Killed My Father".

It's so obvious to predict that the Dems will rather pass any piece of shit watered-down nightmare bill that actually makes things worse just so they can claim to have accomplished what they set out to do.

That's what's scary -The political motivation to sign ANYTHING so they can call it a win will be huge, and throwing it all away on principle because it's been ruined just doesn't seem like a politically acceptable choice for them. (shiver)

NoxiousNan said...

I've lived long enough to see this happen regularly: Republican rule causes devastation and outrage to the extent that entire country ousts them. Democrats start strong, but quickly turn into butt licking pussies to the right. outraged voters dump them and the whole process starts over again. It's disgusting and its hard not to loathe the Dems even more so then their overt brothers in greed and corruption.

Specific to mandates, since it first came up I vowed never to be forced to buy insurance from a private health carrier. Gonna see if anyone has put a lits up online that I can sign. I haven't been ignored yet today.

Anonymous said...

Right on Keith.

Capt. Aclow said...

NoxiousDan said: "its hard not to loathe the Dems even more so then their overt brothers in greed and corruption."

Heh, I like that observation.

Republicans: "We're evil!"

The Public: "Well, at least they stand for something, at least I understand their motivation."

Democrats: "We want to help you but we SUCK at it"

The Public: "Pull your heads out of your asses, you incompetent pussies!"

Chez said...

The sad, shitty, and undeniable fact is that we really have no choice but to accept a bill that helps a hell of a lot of people -- even if it's by no means everything we wanted and should be getting. Sucks, but that's how it is.

Anonymous said...

As sucky as what we might get is, it's a hell of a lot more than we would get if McCain were prez. and a lot better than what we have now. Actually what we have now and what we'd get with McCain are one in the same. Status Quo!

Anon said...

...I don't know what to say.
I just don't.
One of the better written editorials in recent years, poignant and elegant, even if I'm not sure what I agree with in it.

Kevin Davis said...

in the end though, did we really expect anything different?

Bill White said...

I hate this whining Socialist Olbermann. He goes on and on spouting off gibberish. We have the best health care in the world. Shut up you Northeast Communist Liberal!

Socialist senators want to build up a high tax Nazi-like system headed by Wiccan Pelosi who will hired millions of health czars. We don't need no reform.

We just need to keep Nobama, Reid and Pelosi's hands off of us in every way possible.

My praying has paid off because I know that this health care thing is thankfully failing just like everything else that this installed-president has come up with and will come up with. As I said before: 2010 will be a blood bath will Dumocrats sprawled out on the Capitol's floor with egg all over their Commie faces.

Merry Christmas,

Chez said...

Happy Kwanzaa, Bill. : )

Anonymous said...

Satire... thy name is Bill Onanist White. Holy be thy name.

Izar Talon said...

Oh Bill White! I want you to have my babies!