Thursday, June 22, 2017

On the Upcoming Senate AHCA Vote

On the upcoming GOP Senate vote to repeal and replace the ACA and take away health insurance from 24 million people to give tax cuts to the wealthy:

They will vote for the bill because it is all about "choice" and "freedom" and "individual responsibility". They will blame poor choices and bad lifestyles for those who cannot afford health care. They will continue to claim that the wealthy and corporations are overtaxed. They will continue to lie about the quality of universal health care that even Portugal and Slovenia have. Social responsibility is anathema to them. Being the richest country means nothing to them. Freedom to be without health care and freedom to die does not register. Diabetes and cancer and congenital conditions cannot be blamed on lifestyle choices. But people will keep voting for them because they believe these lies and all the other lies about Democrats. Republicans are not even fiscal conservatives, yet this is what they get people to believe. Next up, Social Security cuts.

Friday, June 16, 2017

I'm just saying...


I’m just saying …
On a political cartoon site, one otherwise liberal cartoonist made the mistake of expressing doubt about the Russian connection to Donald Trump, to which a poster (handle “Radish”) provided the following amazing response: 
I don’t know – it’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia…except for the Flynn thing and the Manafort thing  
and the Tillerson thing
and the Sessions thing
and the Kushner thing
and the Carter Page thing
and the Roger Stone thing
and the Felix Sater thing
and the Boris Ephsteyn thing
and the Rosneft thing
and the Gazprom thing
and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing
and the Azerbajain thing
and the “I love Putin” thing
and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing
and the Sergey Kislyak thing
and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing
and the Russian Business Interests thing
and the Emoluments Clause thing
and the Alex Schnaider thing
and the hack of the DNC thing
and the Guccifer 2.0 thing
and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing
and the Russians mysteriously dying thing
and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing
and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing
and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing
and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing
and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing
and the Cyprus bank thing
and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing
and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing
and the election hacking thing
and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing
and the Steele Dossier thing
and the Leninist Bannon thing
and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing
and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing
and Trump’s reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing
and Spicer’s Russian Dressing “nothing’s wrong” thing
so there’s probably nothing there
since the swamp has been drained, these people would never lie
probably why Nunes cancels the investigation meetings
all of this must be normal
just a bunch of separate dots with no connection.