Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:47 AM
mucifer (10,371 posts)
Proposal to help the disabled.
An interesting post from the blog "Smart Ass Cripple" on a way to get politicians to do more for the disabled. It's a little hard to get the feel from the article in only cutting and pasting 4 paragraphs. I will try. :
We were riding in my van down Lake Shore Drive late on a summer night—Sullivan in the passenger seat, me in back and I forget who was driving. We hear this buzz, growing louder. A buzz like a swarm of mad hornets. Suddenly, we’re surrounded by motorcycles—engulfed in a wave of Harleys. There must have been 100 bikers. And they looked like they meant business. Badass Hell’s Angels types.
Everybody stopped for a red light. Sullivan couldn’t help himself. He rolled down the window and said to the biker next to us, “Hey! What’re you guys doing?” And the badass biker replied, “We’re raising money for Jerry’s Kids!”
Hell, I could wear their altruism down to a frazzle in Washington alone. There’s not a session of Congress that goes by without somebody trying to fuck with the cripples. I think the bikers would be excellent lobbyists for us. Picture some cocky little weasel like Paul Ryan sitting at his desk and all of a sudden in walk a hundred bikers. They wouldn’t have to do anything overtly intimidating. Just sit down like every other citizen and have a cordial policy discussion with a legislator: “We want to talk to you about your plan to convert Medicaid into block grants," says the leader of the pack. "That makes the cripples unhappy. And when the cripples are unhappy, we’re unhappy.”
The article isn't very long and it is amusing and thoughtful.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:27 AM
Shankapotomus (4,275 posts)
3. It would make great entertainment in a fictional movie or show but
I'm not for advocating veiled threats of physical violence within our legislature over polite and civil discussion and debate.