Rip Our Flesh
I wrote today's gag early Wednesday afternoon,
and then woke up Thursday morning to a huge
package of shiny affirmation.
For instance, this morning the Republican Party
released their new Contract For America in
many ways they plan to help their corporate
masters screw the system, uh, I mean, help
Four hours later
House Republicans voted, almost to a man, against
a new bill
billions of dollar in incentives and loans
to, uh, help small business.
The ensuing avalanche of gall that flowed
from Capitol Hill wiped out two condos, a strip
joint, and a mosque.
The bill passed anyway but only because two
retiring Senate Republicans jumped ship to
vote for the package.
More good news was when Republican candidate
for Senator and ex-presidential front-runner
on his little
podium at the Values Summit and said,
benefit of his insurance overlords, that if you
have a pre-existing condition then you
To be precise, he told the assembled wing-nuts
that people are like houses, and a pre-existing
is like a house that's been on fire. You shouldn't
expect to get insurance on a house that's been
on fire, right? So why should you deserve health
because you have asthma or diabetes?
Not only is Mike Huckabee a first-class jerk
but he's also lousy at metaphors. The closest
human condition to a burnt-out house is a person
who has died, but that argument for health care
would have been as stupid as the one he made.
from 2009 pops up showing Senatorial
candidate Sharon Angle, at a Tea Party rally, mocking
autism by making air quotes when she mentioned
it her her speech. How lovely. Her speech
indicates that Ms. Angle's view of health care
is that as long as she's healthy the rest of
you can kiss her grits. After all, she's past
the child-bearing age so why should her insurance
dollars be part of a pool that offers pre-natal
To top it all off documents obtained by the Freedom
of Information Act proves that
President Bush's administration began
change in Iraq a mere three
days after taking office. All they needed was
a good excuse to invade. Now what could that
be? What could that beeeeeeeee?
And what did we get from invading Iraq? Nothing but Iraq's oil, and it only cost
us two trillion dollars. I wonder what that works out per gallon?
I could go on and on about this stuff,
and it seems like I have already, but I think it's clear that we shouldn't trust
a Republican candidate or legislator closer than we can comfortably spit out
a rat. And there are plenty of rats these days.