Monday, February 21, 2011

Justin Bieber was creepy

The Bieber thing has become so ubiquitous, I've no longer been able to avoid him. I tried to like him. I did. But there's something about that kid that I find really creepy. Which I don't think is fair. Because he's just a kid and probably a victim of some ugly adult supervision. But that just changed.

In possibly the best post ever published on the internets, Thers put Bieber in a context that didn't make my skin crawl. This is my favorite part.
I wish anyone in Washington was proposing a Canadian-style system. However, they are not. The Canadian system is not especially similar to "Obamacare." They are different things! This minor detail of substance however does not detain Hill; he has a trendy pop culture hook for a canned wingnut diatribe, dammit!
Recall that in May of 2010, then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi noted that the Obamacare legislation would enable “artists” to simply quit their day-jobs, and not worry about providing for themselves. "We see this as an entrepreneurial bill,” Pelosi noted at the time, “a bill that says to someone, 'if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.'"

No need to think about who pays the Doctor, for Ms. Pelosi. Just focus on your “passion” and “aspirations,” and thanks in no small part to her, you will simply “have” healthcare. Sounds like Bieber’s Canada.
The ability to work hard and live your dreams without having to worry about going bankrupt because of medical bills-- sure sounds like Canada is basically Mordor. This is one of the reasons an overwhelming majority of 14% of all Canadians want a US style system, because they're tired of having the freedom to follow their "passion" and "aspirations," on account of how terrifying those things are once you put them in scare quotes.
Brilliant takedown and finally, I have a reason to kind of like little Justin. Or at least empathize with him. And I wanted to. Seriously, read it all.

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