Archive for September, 2009

The Truth about Joe Wilson’s Personal Health Care Plan

September 11, 2009

In typical hypocrite fashion we see Senator Joe Wilson opposed to any health care reform plan.   Just not when it comes to his own flesh and blood.  For you see, Joe Wilson and each of his four sons are covered by free military health care coverage.  Newsweek has the entire article.

If Joe Wilson had to PAY for his insurance coverage monthly (like the rest of us) then he might sing a different tune.  How nice it must be to have a government program paying for all of your laboratory tests, prescriptions, doctor’s visits and hospitalizations?

Once again, a hypocrite that has free, complete, life-time medical coverage stands in the way of decent hard-working Americans who want the same opportunities.  Shame on you, Joe Wilson.

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How to become a Wingnut Darling by Badtux the Snarky Penguin

September 11, 2009

How to become a wingnut darling by Badtux the Snarky Penguin

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Let’s say you’re a wingnut Representative from the Old South. You got a nigger President. Worst yet, you got an opponent breathin’ down your throat who came within a few thousand votes of getting you thrown out of office despite your opponent having less money for his campaign than the average Mercedes Benz owner spends on caviar each year. You need money, you need publicity, and you need it fast. What do you do?

Well, you live in Crackerville, and everybody there hates niggers. So what do you need to do? Well… that’s simple. While the President of the United States is speaking to Congress, jump out of your seat and shout, at the top of your voice, “LIAR!”.

Presto chango, you just went from being an about-to-be-voted-out has-been to hero of the wingnut base, a sizable number of whom live in your district and hate niggers and spics and thus love the fact that you just called a nigger a liar (while lying in the process of doing so, but hey, let’s not talk truth, what matters is truthiness!). Expect Rep. Joe Wilson to appear on Faux News multiple times over the next few weeks as their new hero of outrageous wingnuttery now that Sarah Palin is moving off into the sunset and Michelle Bachman is getting old (literally) and too crazy even for wingnuts to stand. And remember, if a Republican politician can tap into this wingnut base, he no longer needs the rich money men who traditionally have elected Presidents. Obama raised as much money from individuals via this new Internet-driven marketing and funding mechanism as he did from the traditional Democratic fundraisers aimed at the rich, and so the rich money men decide to keep their wallets closed because they don’t want to be associated with this kind of lunacy? No problem… just twitter and blog around, and voila!

Of course, this is just a recipe for further labeling the Republican Party as a party of lunatics, conspiracy theorists, racists, and gun fetishists who stroke their guns while masturbating every evening, but hey, that’s not Joe Wilson’s problem. He just needs to get elected in 2010. And he just improved his chances of doing so, given the nature of his district. So anyhow, I gotta applaud Joe Wilson: He may have just helped his re-election chances immensely, but he also just helped the Republican brand go even further into the gutter. Bravo, Joe Wilson, for your fine efforts in electing more Democrats in saner parts of the country!

— Badtux the Snarky Penguin

Gotta LOVE HELEN PHILPOT!

September 10, 2009

This just in from Margaret and Helen.

A Buttload of Moolah!

Margaret, I guess if you get enough morons congregating in one particular geographical area, eventually they will vote a fellow moron to represent them in Congress.  Kind of like sleeping with your cousin – eventually your offspring are not going to be right in the head.  But the idiot parade coming out of South Carolina seems to be getting longer and longer these days.

From where I sit Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s heckling of the President puts him pretty far down on the moron food chain in South Carolina – well below  Miss Teen Lauren Caitlin Upton, but only slightly above  Governor Mark Sanford.  Which isn’t saying much considering all of them are behind the Osprey, northern pike, perch, bleak, shrimp and plankton.  For those of you in South Carolina that is just a fancy way of saying they aren’t worth a pile of shit in my book – except for that little Lauren Caitlin Upton.  She couldn’t help herself the poor dear. Everyone knows you can’t be a carnivore and still fit in your pageant dress.

Folks, let me tell you something about  healthcare and health insurance.  There are a  couple of ways to make a buck in the game.  One way is to systematically deny coverage to anyone with a propensity to get sick as evidenced by past occurrences.   The other way is to spread the risk over the largest population possible effectively minimizing the impact of the most risky.   But there is one way for sure to lose a buck – keep increasing the number of people who can’t pay their bill.   It’s really quite simple.   A public option means insurance companies will report profits using language like “impressive” and “satisfactory” rather than “awesome” and ”a buttload of moolah!”

When exactly did we become so enamoured with health insurance companies that we are now so adamantly fighting for their rights to make a buck off our misfortunes?  None of this makes any sense to me.  The President wants to make a speech encouraging our children to stay in school and study hard and we compare that to Nazi Germany.   Doctors talking to patients about feeding tubes and life support machines has become some secret plot to kill Grandma.  Making sure a woman can get treatment for her breast cancer is unreasonable.  I don’t know Margaret.  What’s next?  Governor Perry and Governor Sanford fight to see which state secedes from the Union first- Texas or South Carolina?   If only…

Someone needs to remind Representative Wilson that he and his family currently have a public option for their health insurance.  And while you’re reminding him of that, be sure he understands that the next time his doctor has a finger up his butt all of us taxpayers footed the bill.  Come to think of it, maybe instead of paying the bill we can skip the finger and just introduce his ass to my foot.  I mean it.  Really.

PS.  Did anyone else notice the look Nancy Pelosi gave to Joe Wilson when he acted out?   Now there is a lady I would enjoy having over for coffee and pie.

The Truth – Never Hard to Hear

September 6, 2009

Glenn Beck’s Head Writer Hails Soviet Era Brutal Dictator on His Myspace Page

September 2, 2009

Glenn Beck would like you to believe that he is a “victim” of liberals attacking him for no reason. That’s the explanation he gives for the loss of major advertisers on his Fox show. Informed and saavy watchers of his show know the truth, he’s only reaping what he’s sown.  It’s humorous that Beck decries Van Jones as being a Communist when he has one as his own advisor!  Watch out, Glenn Beck – you protest too much!

For a while I’ve wondered what was really wrong with Glenn Beck.  Today I discovered a great post by Angelo on Another War of Jenkins’ Ear (http://jenkinsear.com/).  In a little known fact, Beck’s chief writer, advisor and Executive Producer has ties to a brutal, totalitarian, Soviet era dictator.  So, what’s really wrong with Beck is that we now know exactly who is in charge over there.  Read Angelo’s post for the complete info.

Great job, Angelo!