Sunday, August 30, 2009

If you were Wealthy you'd be Healthy

That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above...


Hey poor people? I've got some bad news for you... It's your own fucking fault you're poor. And because you are poor when you get sick well too fucking bad.

The Healthcare Reform debate is rooted in the idea the poor are that way due to their own failings, their lack of moral fiber. If god or nature wanted the poor to be wealthy and healthy they would be, but since they are not well then... It's Pre-Destination, Calvinism, Social Darwinism and Welfare Queens again. It's the Myth the Rich got that way due to their inherent merit... And why should the best and brightest, The Rich, pay for your pre-ordained immorality? Indeed forcing the Meritorious Rich to pay for the Poor is the height of evil and as Michele Dump Bachmann* stated "This is Slavery".

Now that we have once again established the hierarchy of Morality with the Rich on top they needed a way to coerce enough of the middle, who think they are rich living off of the Piss Down You Back trickle down American economic cycle, to get up in arms (literally), form a Dump Bachmann 'Wrist Slitting' Death Cult Covenant and threaten violence if any reforms are attempted. So they choose Sarah Hot and Palin to warn America about her baby Trig and your Grandma being put to death by ACORN-SMERSH Obamannist Death Panels.

This is merely the underlying message. The battle for Healthcare is actually being waged by the 250 or so Republicans and Democrats who are in the pocket of Pharmaceutical Giants who reap huge profits from selling their legal drugs.

Recently, I had to transport a young man to the Hospital near my town who I arrested for an Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer. His injuries in the scuffle were minor but I learned he took Seroquel for bipolar disorder. Seroquel is the AstraZenaeca name for the chemical Quetiapine. He didn't have any meds with him and hadn't taken them for days, and my department procedure and County law dictates all arrestees must have received prescribed medications prior to being turned over the the Sheriffs Department for holding awaiting trial. I looked up Seroquel, which according to the AstraZeneca Annual Review 2005, "...with $2.8 billion sales in 2005, further strengthened its position as the most prescribed atypical anti-psychotic therapy..."

Total sales for Quetiapine was over $4 billion.

It's the Money.

The Billionaires for Wealthcare understand perfectly the Status Quo needs to be maintained.



Related:
Truth Shall Rule: Rich Republicans Jealous of Food Stamps

*- It's disturbing we have M. Dump Bachmann ranting on and on about the voices she hears. Can't her Government Run Health Care provide her with enough Seroquel to quiet the voices in her head?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

How to Beat Torture


Is Using A Minotaur To Gore Detainees A Form Of Torture?

Torture's back in the news because Dick the Pimp and Liz the Prostitute are out pumping the media and angrily defending war crimes on TV again.

The Republican Ticking Time-Bomb Scenario is easily countered. Any terrorist actually tortured, in the scenario, need only steel themselves for a short time and then provide false information.

For example, let us say you have knowledge a bomb is set to go off in 1 hour in LA or NY, if the bomb planting terrorist can hold out for 30 to 45 minutes and then pretend to succumb and provide you with the location of the bomb, the group will go off running 24 style to the wrong location as the bomb explodes in the other location.

To back my argument in the Mel Gibson MOVIE Payback. The crucial torture scene (in the Gibson cut of the film) has Gibson's character "Porter" undergoing a ball-peen hammer to the toes pretending to break and giving false information (in a sincere way) in order to send the torturers to a wrong location.

The Republican Pro Human Pain and Suffering Right Wing Extremists seem to think the prospect of wanting the torture to end is what is motivating the terrorist and don't seem to understand a committed terrorist has no expectation of survival. But, the major mass casualty attacks used by Dick the Pimp to justify his war crimes have usually ended with all the terrorists dead because they knew going in it would be a suicide mission. (See as examples the Moscow Nord-Ost Siege, the Beslan School Hostage Crisis, Mumbai Terror Assault and Dick Cheney's massive failure 9/11) Torture designed to inflict pain is used because the Torturer thinks the Tortured is worried about ending the torture with the mindset of living to see the future.

And then there is John McCain. Senator McCain proves some people are strong and crafty enough to give a false confession using information which the torturer thinks may be true. Although, I could be wrong about false confessions and all those people tortured by the Inquisition actually were Witches, flew around on brooms and were in League with Lucifer.

Of course, some sadistic fucks torture for the sheer pleasure of inflicting pain and tormenting the infidel and enemy. This describes most of the Right Wing FreeRepublic Extremists who are pro-torture.

Related:
Andrew Sullivan: Chris Wallace, Torture Defender
Obsidian Wings: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc Torture Edition
Progress Not Congress: The Case Against Liz Cheney's "Case"
Whiskey Fire: The Sacred Heart of Waterboarding
Sadly, No: Torture a Movie

Monday, August 24, 2009

Inscribe his name in the Veteran Book of Death

See, that's the difference between a great investigator like me, and a piece of Spam like you.
Spam? You're a piece of spam. That's what I think of you.
No, I call you a piece of spam, cause that's what you are.
... Spam.
~ Ed O'Neill and Andrew Dice Clay discuss an epistemological self-evident proposition in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

Obama wants to kill Veterans, or more specifically he wants them to kill themselves to save money or benefits which he can give to ACORN Thugs. The Veteran 'Death Books' premise was advanced by Jonah Goldberg and trumpted by Sean Inshannity to Michael Steele on Fox Propaganda. Goldberg is famous for his well accepted theory that Nazis are Liberals because the Nazis were environmentally sound and tolerant and accepting of homosexuals just like those Liberals of today Michelle 'Jesus Saved the Planet Already' Bachmann and Rick 'man on dog' Santorum.

The epistemological self-evident proposition Nazis were Leftists because they had the word Socialists in their title and the Democrats of today are Nazis because they are Leftists (when we just proved that Leftists are Nazis) is tantamount to the proof the Chicago Bears are made up of actual Grizzly and/or Polar Bears because they have the word Bears in their name.

Jonah Goldberg is the rising doughy conservative chicken hawk star, who was guest lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Young Republicans All I am Saying is Give War a Chance in which he; (joined) the UMass Republican Club for yet another lively and edifying political discussion on the costs, necessities, consequences, and benefits of war.

So, Obama is to blame for Veterans neglect and wants Veterans to kill themselves. Even though President Obama has increased funding and expanded benefits for the VA he hasn't done enough to stem the tragic rate of Veterans suicide, but the criminal malfeasance and neglect Bush showed to Veterans for years was actively defended by the Republicans and their Right Wing Extremists Supporters. It was turned into a point of strength used to attack the patriotism and denounce anyone who was anti-war for hurting the Troops.

The Bush Regime knew it could get away with passively and actively ignoring Veterans care and actively underfunding the VA because society would accept Bush's I love the Troops rhetoric and staged performances using Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors as back drops for his Let's Have More War Speeches.

And pudgy Jonah never quite got around to calling out the Bush Regime in 2005 when the Pentagon's undersecretary for personnel and readiness, David S. Chu stated, Veterans benefits are hurtful to national defense: "The amounts have gotten to the point where they are hurtful. They are taking away from the nation's ability to defend itself."

Or in 2008 when CBS News revealed the Department of Veterans Affairs and Doctor Ira Katz the VA's head of Mental Health deliberately withheld critical information about the true suicide risk among veterans.

Or when NPR reported Army officials pressured the Department of Veterans Affairs to stop helping wounded Veterans with their paperwork so Veterans wouldn't get their proper disability rating or benefits.

But to Right Wing Extremist Chicken Hawk Scum like Hannity and Goldberg, Veterans are only useful when they can use them to attack Democrats.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Turning the US Congress into the Sejm

The Golden Freedom, which the magnates defended with every bit of chicanery and power they commanded, was the freedom of the few to oppress the many... ~ James A. Michener's, Poland
In the novel Poland, Michener describes how the "incredible liberum veto, by which one man in a Seym (parliament) of hundreds could negate and prorogue the entire work of the Seym by merely crying 'I oppose!' was a major cause of Poland's disappearance from the map of Europe".

This isn't even symbolic of the "debate" over Healthcare Reform today. Because, the Republicans are moving towards a Liberum Veto of their own, they call it "Bipartisanship", by declaring 51 votes in the Senate is unacceptable, the filibuster 60 is not enough and the total should be 75-80 to pass Healthcare Reform.

Why? They Object! Not that they object to Government run health care, that's what every member in Congress enjoys, a lifetime of tax payer funded care by the best physicians and hospitals in the Nation. No they object because much like in Michener's novel a group is using them to block reform. Because that reform will diminish the huge profits made off of denying care to Un-Real Americans.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Got A Gun Kill Some Women

Got a Gun
Fact I got Two
That's Okay Man 'cause I love Guns
 - Glorified G, Pearl Jam

Guns are tools. However, they are tools with the specific function of the projection of deadly force.

2009 has been a year of lament due to gun violence. Besides the common run-of-the-mill accepted gun violence and deaths, the ones were the reader shrugs his shoulders and goes ho-hum another day / another 6 shot at a gang members funeral. There have been spectacular episodes of gun murder as when the typical shooter "a quiet non-violent man who kept to himself" walked into a New York state Immigration center in April and proceeded to murder 13 people before killing himself.

It's hard enough for Police and the Court systems to stay on top of restricting gun access to those who have documented crimes as a recent August incident when a Chicago man shot his wife to death before taking his own life after a Domestic Dispute had been charged with a DB and had an OOP filed against him in 2006.

As a Police Officer you always fear coming into a Domestic and finding one of the involved parties has a gun, as a Libertyville Officer came upon on August 15th ending in the shooting and death of the suspect by the Officer.

And then you add on the nearly impossible to predict incidents when some catalyst starts a reaction which results in the slaying of 3 women and the wounding of 9 others while they were in a fucking yoga class by the aforementioned typical shooter, a quiet man who kept to himself, but whose warped and frustrated mind built up edifices of anger, which exploded into a murderous rage. He Ran Amuck and because of the tools he acquired 3 innocent people lost their lives.

Unfortunately, the Toxic Right has been augmenting the gun violence by stoking the fears of deranged and disturbed people with ObamaHitler is coming for your guns. This directly led to the ambush and murder of 3 Pittsburgh police officers at the hands of a Right Wing Extremist Terrorist. Who was specifically acting upon the idea that Police Officers as Obama Government officials were coming to take his guns, under the Obama Gun Ban.

There have been other Right Wing Extremist terror attacks this year, using guns, the murder of Doctor George Tiller and the attack on the Holocaust Museum.

Now, the Toxic Right and elected Republican Congressmen are encouraging people to show up armed to Obama's Town Halls. Why? Why are those who stoked and feed the flames of irrational fears with daily rhetoric about the encroaching Brownshirted ACORN-Nazi-Liberal-Islamo-Marxist-Fascist-Communist Dictatorship, encouraging people to bring guns to Presidential Rallies? And why did they not express the same fervent encouragement for Code Pink or Anti-War protesters to come packing to to Bush or Cheney Rally Round the Flag We Need More War speeches? (There's that nasty old time function again! Rights and patriotism change when a non-Republican is in office. Threatening gun violence is now what Real Americans do!)

I don't know what to do about Gun violence. I have no magic panaceas. But, the violence is reaching levels where it has to be debated. Distressingly the pro-gun argument techniques oft times devolve into: Ahem! Second Amendment. QED. So therefore, and as such as. Because shut up. Also.

It's been made worse as the bureaucratic system to control and ensure guns don't end up in the wrong hands has been shown to be lacking. It's not laziness or corruption which causes inefficiencies in a bureaucratic system, it's just not possible to apply general rules to cover all specifics and to have 100% efficiency when dealing with such a large number of people.

Americans do not want to live in a society with this Sword of Damocles (Barrel of Right Wingers) hanging over our heads. Of being gunned down at school, at a yoga center, at a funeral. Of being mistaken for throwing gang signs when speaking with a hearing disabled person, of being killed by your abusive spouse or of finding oneself at the end of a Birthers AR-15.

But, the empty and corrupt Hollow Men, the Glenn Becks who cavalierly suggest it's Time to Get a Gun when bewailing the Democratic Party are pointing the weapon at that which they want to destroy and easing the fingers of the deranged Protesters on the trigger...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

You still have made a choice

Now watch what you say or theyll be calling you a radical,
Liberal...
~ The Logical Song, SuperTramp
I do not like the power of the Federal Government and despite the last 8 months of posts, I'm not a staunch Obama Defender.

However, If you force me to make a choice between R. Limbaugh and the Birthers or Obama, I'm going to choose Obama. I can never forgive R. Limbaugh for making fun of Michael J. Fox by his grotesque undulating. And the Birthers, and their Fathers the Republican Party, have declared they can never accept Obama. So if that is the choice you offer, I'll stand with Obama.

The issue is the Misplaced Rage. The conservatives of the Nation have ignorantly allowed their anger to be displaced onto Obama from the real enemy. The President Who:
- diddled himself while the country received the Worst Terrorist Attack ever,
- undertook Nation building in War torn regions,
- expanded the Federal Government to new heights,
- allowed the hole at Ground Zero to remain a festering wound in order to exploit it for votes,
- negligently ignored Veterans returning from foreign wars of choice,
- subverted the Constitution,
- obscured and distorted scientific progress and thought,
- funneled Trillions to the Military-Industrial-Complex destroying the economy,
- used the power of the Federal Government to quash dissent and to undermine political enemies,
- hired incompetent religious zealots to run the military and the economy,
- and allowed criminals to drain money from the nation when hundreds of billions of dollars were hidden in Swiss Bank Accounts.

Obama has inherited a situation which Jessie Ventura declared he wouldn't "wish on his worst enemy", yet the conservatives have allowed themselves to be duped into hating and working to overthrow Obama because... he's a Kenyan Socialist, instead of the ignorant buffoon who transformed a surplus of 4 Trillion dollars into a 6 Trillion dollar debt and changed the country from the United into the Failed States of America.

Related:
The Daily Doubter: Ostracized conservative says conservatives need to stop scape-goating

Hullabaloo: Deny Me Health Care or Give Me Death

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Republican Intentions


Surely, I have made my meaning plain. I mean to avenge myself upon you... KHAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNN!, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

With the ever shifting political winds trending away from them the Republican Party, their lamprey-esque Toxic Commentators and their ignorant abused followers have taken the political rhetoric to it's final conclusion. Obama, the Democratic Party, and anyone who supports them are Nazis.

It began as Obama's candidacy overtook Hillary Clinton. To their consternation the Fox led Propaganda of Obama is the most Liberal Senator in America didn't work to unseat his popularity and push to the White House.

The dialogue then moved to Obama is a Socialist, but that failed because the young and newly voter eligible were zygotes when the Berlin Wall fell and the USSR ceased to be a winning rallying device.

Penultimately, the Republicans resorted to the ignorant wretch with gams Sarah Hot and Palin. While she kept a victory possible by casting come hither looks her inability to speak coherently ended up not aiding the Republicans. Although Sarah did manage to promote the Obama is a Terrorist theme. Interestingly, the Obama Pals Around with Domestic Terrorists who Target their own country seems especially silly now that the Freepers, Birthers, Teabaggers and Death Panelers are cheering on a Second American Revolution which would of course, require the targeting of their own country...

So, what to do? Well, the last stratagem is to invoke the only group to be assured to be always consistently associated with abject evil; The Nazis.

And therefore, Obama is Hitler.

It really can't go farther than that, well, except for the Obama is the Anti-Christ, discovered by the great site Crooks and Liars.

And there is nothing Obama or any Democrat can do to appease the Republicans. They set themselves upon this course when it became apparent Obama was going to win. The Republicans Scorched the Earth and Spiked the Wells.

No One shall have the sword. No One Shall Wield Excalibur... But ME! ~ Gabriel Byrne as Uther Pendragon from John Boorman's Excalibur

The main reason for the constant unceasing declarations of Obama is Hitler and the Democratic Party is the Nazi Party from Elected Republican Congressmen, Sarah Hot and Palin, R. Limbaugh, Sean Inshannity and the lesser known Toxic Commnetators is the hope the threat of violence will lead to Republican Victories in 2010 and 2012.

But, more distressingly the underlying Republican message is, in case of defeat, one or more brainwashed emotionally disturbed Republican supporters will turn to the Bullet Box and has the moral right to "forcibly remove" Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and any other Nazi Democrat as needed to save America.

Monday, August 10, 2009

You Are Unwise to Lower Your Defenses

There She Breaches! ~ Moby Dick, Herman Melville

When Sarah Hot and Palin inexplicably stepped down as Governor many thought she was finished. But, Sarah Palin like a Herpes Sore is never really gone.

Palin will continue to get funding, speaking engagements, support seemingly for a run in 2012. She is the strongest candidate the Republicans currently have... no one knows why. But the prospect of a Palin run is not one I look forward too. It is a situation which fills me with trepidation not giddiness. And for once I agree with the Skinny Blonde Harpy Who Shall Not Be Named the fear exists because She Just Might Win...

Palin won't even have to run against Obama in 2012 if the Republican plan to have him "removed" from office by a rabid Birther. She'd be running against Biden and she'd win. A Palin Presidency would be like having Tipsey Canoe with more tits and winks and less speaking ability.

From the guided palm of Sarah herself:
President Obama can try to gloss over the effects of government authorized end-of-life consultations, but the views of one of his top health care advisors are clear enough. It’s all just more evidence that the Democratic legislative proposals will lead to health care rationing...

Obama wants to kill You. You will stand before the 'Death Panel' wherein Obama will have the power to determine who lives and who dies. And since we already know ObamisHitler and the Democrats are Nazis you are justified in your resistance to them, however far you want to take it.
As an aside, the Right has begun to push back and claim it's a Democrat agent provocateur providing the Obama is Hitler and Nazi imagery, this might be believable if Republican County Clerks in Indiana had not begun Obama is Black Hitler prior to his election, if the quivering R. Limbaugh wasn't pounding away daily the Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat Party are like the Nazis and if this had been stated by a Democratic US Congressman - "That's exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it's exactly what the Soviet Union did," Broun said. "When he's proposing to have a national security force that's answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he's showing me signs of being Marxist." - Republican Congressman Paul Broun. Who proudly stands behind his comments.

So, Palin and anything associated with her (tip jars, divorce rumours) elicits strong reactions. But, despite the entire circus surrounding her, she is the best shot the Republicans have at winning in 2012 so to off-handedly dismiss Palin or officially declare her mystique over is a mistake.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Literally, Nothing

Let me tell you about murder. It's Fun! It's Easy! You... Gonna learn all about it... Tin Tin, from the masterful epic The Crow

Obama is an Arab
Obama is Kenyan.
Obama is Muslim.

Obama is a Socialist.
Obama is a Communist.
Obama is a Nazi.

Obama is The Joker
Obama is Mao
Obama is Hitler.

Obama wants to kill Babies.
Obama wants to kill Old People.
Obama wants to kill you.
Hear me calling
Can't you hear my death tone
~ ManOwaR, Death Tone
There is literally nothing the Republicans, The Toxic Commentators, The Birthers, The Teabaggers and the ignorant brainwashed bigoted followers won't shout in their effort to have Obama murdered. Because that is the goal. To have one of their ilk "remove" Obama from office.

Is this the Modern Republican Party? The ObamaisLiterallyHitler constant refrain, the use of violence and intimidation to stop the Democratic Party? The Scorched Earth Party? The Death Panels? (In Honor of the American Marine, Quit Making Things Up Sarah!) How do you debate that? How do you reason with those whose stated political position is a declaration to use lies, violence, bloodshed and murder?

I can only hope The Second American Revolution is not coming, because those who seek to unleash the murder and mayhem apparently do not understand a thing like that, once released, can not be controlled and thousands of innocents will die.

And even though I'm a Veteran and Police Officer I'm certain I'll be eliminated because I don't hold the Modern Republican Party platforms of christian insanity, chicken hawk war profiteering, work the people to death in the Military and Industry and bigoted racism to escape being put up against a wall.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Shatner's Moxie

I've always enjoyed Conan O'Brien's comedy. He has a nimble wit with which he comes up with some very funny bits: In the Year 2000, Grrr I'm your Bear, Staring Contest are three very memorable skits which highlight Conan's ability.

What Conan does not possess is the gift of delivery. But, hell half a gift at comedy is still quite laudable.

So, with Sarah Hot and Palin combusting at Warp Speed, Conan shrewdly enlisted the spoken word talents of Mr. Bill Shatner to highlight the incredible moronic buffoonery of the Once and Future Mrs. President Palin.