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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2009, 03:12:41 AM »

Some people* really have no sense of irony.

They dislike socialised healthcare out of distaste for the actions of socialist Germany in World War II, but have no problem invading other countries or keeping members of a certain social group in camps.

They claim to distrust the government, but support things like the USA PATRIOT Act.

They hate a black President, and, when asked why, claim it's because he's racist.

They want to pay less tax, but support increasing an already huge military.

They're anti-abortion on the grounds that killing is wrong, but support war, the death penalty, and the right to own firearms.

They insist on respect for Christian beliefs, but would rather pay less tax (despite "render unto Caesar") than cure sick people from other countries (the good Samaritan, Jesus heals the centurion's child).

They'll pay taxes and go to war to secure freedoms for people on the other side of the globe, but won't pay taxes to heal their neighbour.

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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2009, 05:05:50 AM »

Depends on what the patients go on to do I suppose.

Is it safe?
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2009, 05:46:17 AM »

This is the best picture I've seen all day.

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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2009, 08:06:05 AM »

To be fair, "Just give us the same health plan as Congress" makes some sense.

It also seems to completely support universal health care.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2009, 09:05:12 AM »

The funny part about that is that is precisely what Obama has been saying he's going to do since he was campaigning.

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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2009, 09:46:43 AM »

"HEALTH CARE REFORM = DRUG TESTING Pissin cup First"

I have no idea what that man is trying to get across. And don't you guys have term limits? And what does that have to do with health care?

Ffffffuuuuuu
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2009, 10:33:40 AM »

"HEALTH CARE REFORM = DRUG TESTING Pissin cup First"

I have no idea what that man is trying to get across. And don't you guys have term limits? And what does that have to do with health care?

Ffffffuuuuuu

Guys, I'm telling you.


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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2009, 04:52:13 PM »

I find it hard to respect people who resort to using Internet Shorthand on their picket signs.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2009, 06:15:27 PM »

All there is to be said about these people (other than the guy with the smart-ass sign, obviously) can be said simply by pointing out that the guy on the left showed up in a confederate flag T-shirt.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2009, 06:42:15 PM »

Do duh do do do do do do doo.....
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2009, 07:04:40 PM »

All there is to be said about these people (other than the guy with the smart-ass sign, obviously) can be said simply by pointing out that the guy on the left showed up in a confederate flag T-shirt.

A confederate flag T-shirt that looks like its probably been hand-painted.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2009, 03:49:52 AM »

I honestly didn't notice the Confederate flag painted on that guys Tshirt. The way it is painted, it almost looks like a superhero outfit from an old comic book. I suppose we should be thankful he didn't show up in a homemade confederate leotard.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2009, 05:28:52 AM »

Actually, it's a Lynyrd Skynyrd shirt. Which is modeled on the Confederate flag.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2009, 05:42:50 AM »

LOL.

I love how that shirt inextricably binds Southern Rock with DISABLEY RETARDEDNESS.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2009, 07:40:10 PM »

I think I am having an aneurysm.

I mean. Just. Fuck. Fuck. FUCK.

Republican, insane, greedy lying sacks of shit fuck you fuck you fuck you. Fucking inbred, old, easily manipulated, stupid fucking ignorant conservative racist assholes.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2009, 03:50:31 AM »

It doesn't seem like they are abandoning it completely. On page two I am reading about them simply changing the plan around using "nonprofit cooperative models" or some such. I dunno what that means, but that is par for the course when it comes to beurocracy speak. I'll have to look it up when I have time and not a headache.

Still, reading through both pages of the article I came away from it feeling like some sort of reform is still coming.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2009, 04:39:15 AM »

Without the public option, it is not reform.  It is basically the Democrats, who control the presidency and both houses of congress, bending over and letting outrageous lies dictate their policy.  Because any reform without a public option will do jack and shit for the common man, without it they will be signing over the country to the Republicans.  They will never win elections again and we can look forward to several years of Republican rule once Obama is out of office.  Hell, with the public option dying we're looking at Republican rule while he is in office.

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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2009, 05:06:07 AM »

A year ago, a stupid man ran your country, vainly opposed by a vast multitude of intelligent and charitable men.

Today, a vast multitude of stupid men run your country, vainly opposed by an intelligent and charitable man.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2009, 05:36:07 AM »

Zed's got the more poetic version, but that's just about it.

Your president has been forced into an untenable position by the utter worthlessness of the democratic caucus. Either he could keep pushing something that it looked like he was unlikely to get, leaving him with a giant failure on his hands or he could go for a greatly reduced option which would at leat preserve the illusion that he controls congress.

What's really embarassing is the fact that Cheney Bush had much better control of his party. But then, Republicans do place great importance on a heavily classist system, dominated from the top.
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Re: Health Care Reform
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2009, 07:16:39 AM »

I honestly think that a lot of this utter bullshit would be done away with if we got a bit of regulation on the news channels in place.  Like jail time for writers and casters of outright lies.  Or a required government license to call oneself a news program, which they could take away from the channel if deemed propaganda.  And of course reinstating the equal time measure that Reagan got rid of.

That would take care of FOX 'news' and Limbaugh and the like and thus shut them the fuck up so we could get something done for once.

Yes, I realize that if worded improperly such a bill would open the door for government propaganda on a massive scale but I'm just spouting theoretical right now and trust that if such a bill ever did make it back to congress if would be worded well.
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