The Obligitory Post About Health Care
Since I have a blog, it is required by law for me to give my 2 cents on the health care reform bill that just passed. My main thought is:
GEEZ IT’S ABOUT FREAKING TIME!!!
It’s modeled after the system we have here in this great Bay State, which I’m fairly happy with. I mean, I have health insurance and that’s pretty rad. I wouldn’t have it if I lived anywhere else (oh, except maybe any other developed nation). Of course, the insurance companies are still going to get rich off of the pain and misery of others, but hey– that’s what capitalism is all about! At least they won’t be able to exclude people from getting insurance because of pre-existing conditions… after 2014 (kids after this September). Basically, I don’t think it does enough, and it’s going to make insurance companies even richer because now it’s going to be mandatory that everyone have coverage which means millions of more people on the rosters at insurance companies.
Yeah, it’s pretty scary all the Tea party people being lame and freaks shouting racial slurs at old Civil Rights activists and that poll that says that 14% of the population thinks that Obama is the Anti-Christ (I question the methodology), but I’m getting sick of the media sensationalizing it all. I think people will calm the fuck down once they start reaping the benefits from the bill, or if it doesn’t affect them, at least seeing that Obama isn’t going to put them in a concentration camp for being Christian, like what Pat Robertson thought back in the 90s:
just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It’s no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.
— Pat Robertson
Yeah, because all the gays who work for the NY Times are actually spending their time herding Christians into death camps and making lamps out of their skin. Yup!
I really don’t get all the Hitler-Obama comparisons either. I’ve been trying to find someplace where someone says why exactly Obama is like Hitler, and I’m not finding anything, just a lot of people saying “Obama is like Hitler.”
This pretty much says Obama is like Hitler because both had rallies and people like them. Uh…. ok then. Because nobody ever got emotional or liked, say, Ronald Reagan or Brad Pitt or anything. They both must be Hitler too!
There’s one that goes farther and says that both Hitler and Obama came to power during an economic depression. So does that make FDR like Hitler too? This article says that lots of Nazis were homosexual. Uh, didn’t this person, who did a report on Hitler know that gays were also sent to the concentration camps? Hence the pink triangle symbol?
Argh. I’m going to stop this. None of this is based on anything!
Entry filed under: current events.