As I think about the claim, the Obama care is going to kill your grandmother. How much of a monster one must think the other side is to believe that is even a possible consideration? Seriously in order for Republicans to think that the Democrats would actually think of that as a form to cut costs.
Certainly the cons on tbtsnbn think of thunderbird as some kind of monster often calling him horrible names and accusing him of some mindless actions. It has to be the most unreasoning thing in the partisanship the dehumanizing of the other side.
Can anyone here think of Granny as a loving grandmother and wife? Easier to imagine her drinking the blood of the innocent huh? How unreasoning it is that the lie about the health care bills so demand that the believer must think that the other side is so monstrous. It actually demand that you ignore the very complain about Democrats that they take caring too far and that if it involves money nothing is too expensive.
To then turn around and think that the very same people would let the elderly to die to save money is delusional.
Through out history it is a tactic of war, to dehumanize the enemy. The Japanese so stressed that the Americans if they capture any Japanese the American would eat them alive. The story of the horror of our troops watching men, women and children leaping to their deaths rather then be captured.
We too dehumanized the Japanese, saying they were amoral and without a soul.
But this is too far and disturbing in the name of partisanship, such a illness in our Politics that feels the delusions.
by fnord |
August 11, 2009 · 5:00 pm
Yes, we already knew he was responsible for the politically-motivated firings of attorneys, so we could file this under the things we already knew. The question now is will there be any accountability? The whole fiasco of the bush the lesser administration begs for assurances that crooks can’t be running our country.
The House Committee investigating the Bush-era U.S. attorney firings released 5,400 pages of interviews with Karl Rove and Harriet Miers as well as RNC and White House e-mails that reveal “White House officials were deeply involved in the U.S. attorney firings and the administration made a concerted effort to hide that fact from the American people,” according to the press release from the committee.
“Under the Bush regime, honest and well-performing U.S. attorneys were fired for petty patronage, political horsetrading and, in the most egregious case of political abuse of the U.S. attorney corps–that of U.S. Attorney Iglesias—because he refused to use his office to help Republicans win elections,” Conyers said.
by jammer5 |
August 11, 2009 · 11:19 am
From the hands raised in this picture, it’s no wonder the GOP gets it wrong.
Fact check came out with a response to the “death panel” wackos:
Q: Does the health care legislation bill promote “mercy killing,” or euthanasia?
Q: Then what’s all the fuss about?
A: A provision in the House bill written by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., would allow Medicare to pay doctors for voluntary counseling sessions that address end-of-life issues. The conversations between doctor and patient would include living wills, making a close relative or a trusted friend your health care proxy, learning about hospice as an option for the terminally ill, and information about pain medications for people suffering chronic discomfort.
The sessions would be covered every five years, more frequently if someone is gravely ill.
Q: Is anything required?
Monsignor Charles Fahey, 76, a Catholic priest who is chairman of the board of the National Council on Aging, a nonprofit service and advocacy group, says no.
“We have to make decisions that are deliberative about our health care at every moment,” Fahey said. “What I have said is that if I cannot say another prayer, if I cannot give or get another hug, and if I cannot have another martini – then let me go.”
Q: Does the bill advocate assisted suicide?
A: No. It would block funds for counseling that presents suicide or assisted suicide as an option.
by fnord |
August 11, 2009 · 6:30 am
Who would have guessed Kansas would have so much rain in the month of August? We’re still green, with pink, yellow, red, purple… flowers in bloom.
Iggy is out of town this week. So, is there a topic you would like to see discussed? Should we just tell jokes, and sing in the rain? 🙂
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