Friday, August 28, 2009

Live and let die

Still trying to rest the shoulder so yet another linky post without much commentary.

This should cut down on my useless phone calls by about 90%. I swear I've never had so many robocalls in my life as I have since I've moved here. Good news. FTC will be banning most robo-calls starting 9-1-09.

John McCain put up a smug tweet the other day just before this event, saying how much he was looking forward to a "civil town meeting." Didn't quite work out to be so civil. As I said on twitter last night, the GOPers are creating a monster that is going to devour them too. Drumming up outrage among their deluded and clueless base against "big government" only works for them if they can make Dems the big gov. Unfortunately, the rubes are starting to figure out that the GOP is part of the big gov too. This won't end well, I'm afraid.

And this was covered yesterday by a lot of bloggers, and it's only a fundraising letter, but it's still so over the top false that it makes me ask again when do we call this sort of politicking sedition? The whole thing was egregious, but this was the big Q that set everyone off.
"It has been suggested that the government could use voter registration to determine a person's political affiliation, prompting fears that GOP voters might be discriminated against for medical treatment in a Democrat-imposed health care rationing system. Does this possibility concern you?"
I mean this isn't the KKK or some fundie group. This is the fucking Republican National Committee suggesting that the opposition party is planning political genocide. This at a time when their base is showing up with guns at Obama appearances. It's not just irresponsible. It's anti-American.

Meanwhile, Waxman is going after the astroturfers and Think Progress lists the multiple front groups of AHIP who are trying to kill reform.

Speaking of reform, without a public option, there is none. Insurance companies will earn $1.39 trillion in new revenues over 8 yrs if a bill passes without it.

And if all that has left you as depressed and grumpy as it has me, then head over to Whiskey Ina's for garden pix and her latest in the series of 100 self portraits. She is really is an amazing artist. Also, scroll for Curly and Larry Elvis.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"when do we call this sort of politicking sedition?"

Right now and it's been that for a while, but it doesn't help. the public is soaking it up faster than your kid's Sponge Bob in an unflushed toilet.

Reichsminister für Volksentführung und Propaganda von Beck is now telling us that Americorps is being converted into Obama's Schutzstaffel to disarm the US after he disbands the army.

I don't think we can survive this.

1:30:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I hate Beck for making me want censorship. There comes a point where even good speech can't overcome that much bad broadcast through such a large megaphone.

2:59:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that the outbreaks of H1N1 now happening on college campuses is about to make this anti-health care hysteria turn around, and be really bad for the wingnuts.

(see my post at )

3:27:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Unless they manage to convince the meatheads that The flu results from all those countries with "socialized" medicine and had been deliberately distributed by ACORN to registered Republicans.

4:02:00 PM  

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