Thursday, October 29, 2009

Senator Cantwell,

Not everyone has the guts of an Alan Grayson, but....

Thank you for your votes today in favor of a health care public option. Leadership can be a lonely position. Stay strong. Show Baucus and the other blue dogs how it's done.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What's in a Name?

Just in case anyone still wondered why I call them refuckyoucans.

Family values at their best.

Good Christian misogynists.

Now with bi-partisan support !!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Damn Near Speechless

I sit here thinking about the Baucus Caucus farce of a wealth care bill. I find myself offended in ways I cannot describe. What's done it is the inclusion of the so-called "sur-charge" on "Cadillac plans." The very idea, that they would be so self righteous and narcissistic as to presume that they can place some arbitrary boundary on what is acceptable for employers to provide in terms of coverage is...

"...I will ascend to the throne of the most high..."

Who made you God, Max Baucus? ???

This is NOT a fee. It is NOT a sur-charge. It is NOT even a tax. Call it what it is: A FINE.

They have criminalized good health care. I have good coverage. At least I had it, until my employer was pushed off what we had and forced to go elsewhere. (Full disclosure: Our new insurance has yet to kick in; I do not know for sure how good it might be) Our new plan, is supposedly a cadillac plan; as was our old plan. No worries about pre-existing conditions; no fuss over preventative procedures, like ass reamings and tit squeezings; small copays on Dr visits and prescips: $10-15. Was nice. I really never had to worry. And I could add family members and only payed the same percentage of their premiums as I did on my own.

Apparently though, this is some kind of threat. To whom, I know not, but the Baucus Caucus and Gang of Six, has in their infinite wisdom decided that my life is not worth this coverage. Nor is your life. Nor anyone's.

Should the Baucus Bill become law, this will now be a crime and my boss will be fined. They say it's to encourage companies to search out other options. Like... Shittier coverage? Higher copays? Higher deductibles? Lower life time and yearly maximums on payments? My coverage goes crappy, he no longer gets fined.

I thought it was McCain who wanted to dismantle the employer based system? And I thought he lost the election? So that we wouldn't have George Bush's third term? I thought health care would work toward providing better coverage. Not worse.

I feel as though I've just been told I'm only 3/5s of a man.

Meet the new boss; same as the old boss. The Boss from the 1800's.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How Many Ways Can You be a Moron

And still be a guest on a Sunday talk show?

Apparently a GREAT many, as George F Will once again proves.

He asks Arianna Huffington about the fact that there's a Democratic majority in the Senate, same with the House and the same with the White House, "...so what's the problem with the change you don't seem to be believing in? How many Republicans voted for the stimulus bill? Two."

George.... Dear boy.... you just answered your own god damned question. The problem is all the compromising and watering down done by the Dems on EVERY issue since Obama's taken office. He, and they, repeatedly fails to acknowledge the evidence right under his nose, and continues to pursue non-existent bi-partisan solutions to the nation's problems. Hundreds of Refuckyoucan amendments to the health care bill coming from the Senate HELP committee and NO Refuckyoucan votes in return. Why offer up the amendments at all unless their purpose is to make the bil a bill worth passing?

If there is a problem with the stimulus, its in the refuckyoucan amendments that watered it down. If they had had their way, the stimulus would have been ALL tax cuts.

There is a very simple reason we will NEVER see compromise, meaningful, constructive, compromise, or TRUE bi-partisan efforts from this congress. It would be an admission that the republican way, the neo-conservative way, Reaganomics/voodoo economics were wrong. The economy shrinks, and they tout their mythical "Ron Reagan pro-growth" policies. Jon McCain runs with the plan to cuts trillions more in taxes so the republican party can "...regain the position of fiscal responsibility it had under Ronald Reagan." HUH????

This is a party, a group representing a party, that filibustered one of their own fucking bills in the last congress. Obstruct first, ask questions later. if at all Indefensible. Totally. They do not deserve to be taken seriously. Other than for the damage they will do if given the chance.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wow...

I got thinking today about the anal seepage on the other side, The Gang of Six, Cantor, Boner, DeMint, Ensign, and got to wondering if this woman just, well... If she just looked in the mirror, at the people behind her, beside her... she'd be spot on.



She's got her expose. It's called the Baucus Caucus.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Jack and Squat,,,

I think they were already in place...:



He's right: I'm pissed.

One of the things the Wrong Wing doesn't understand, or.... maybe they understand, but they don't apply to themselves is self-criticism. Remember, the loyalty oaths? The "free speech zones?" The St Paul Police Dept's pre-emptive raids against "suspected" protesters? Holy Joe's quote:
To those who would criticize our president in time of war, we do so at our nation's peril.
Noooo... critics allowed. Get behind your commander in chief. March off that cliff behind him like good little lemmengs. OK, so no one on the dark side really made that last statement. in public. that I know of. But the sentiment is there.

I remember George F Will, the "Giant of Conservative Thought," (and epitome of contradiction in terms) once said something like, "We on the right understand that it's the job of government to protect the borders and deliver the mail," and ignore "promoting the general welfare," but I digress...

We on the left understand that it is the DUTY of the people, and press, and tv pundits... to criticize our president, refuckyoucan or Democrat, because that is what keeps government on the right, as in "correct," path. So Yes, I WILL criticize Obama for his total pandering to the party that wishes for nothing but his failure, and the ensuing disaster and destruction, otherwise known as the return to conservative values and standards.

It's no secret that I despised George W Bush and all for which he stood; on the days when my feelings toward him were more positive, that is. I never "hoped for" his failure; I knew he would fail, but I never hoped for it. Everything he did was wrong; bad for the country; the environment; the economy; the world. He touched gold and it turned to shit. But one thing I will say about Dubya:

When it came to getting shit done, he got it done.

Summbitch had NO qualms whatsoever in getting up in front of his hand picked, loyalty oathed, crowds and totally shaming Congress into doing his bidding. Whether it was passing tax cuts to bankrupt the treasury, starting a war against a country that never attacked us, funneling Billions to contractors for non-existent work, more billions to pharmaceutical companies for over priced drugs... if it was a sweetheart deal for corporations, and a shitty deal for working/middle class people, he got it done.

What is Obama's fucking problem? ???

Friday, October 2, 2009