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March 2, 2012

OMFG. Somebody clean me up!

Just had the misfortune to leave the TV on Faux, and heard the tail end of the ceaseless eulogies for Not-too-brite Bart. "The Happy Warrior". "Krauthammer spewing garbage of how he did away with the vile organization known as Acorn, the great threat to our existence" or some similar vomit. God. Too bad they didn't play his Magnum Opus, the tape of him drunk and shouting at OWS crowd of being "vile, filthy animals and rapists". Happy Warrior my ass!

February 29, 2012

The Rethuglicans have hit an all time low

as exemplified by this shining example running for Congress in Illinois:

"A congressional candidate running as a Republican in the upcoming Illinois primary says the “Holocaust never happened.”

Arthur Jones, 64, a Lyons, IL, insurance salesman who organizes family-friendly, neo-Nazi events around Adolph Hitler’s birthday, hopes to be the Republican candidate chosen to run against Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District.

“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Jones said. “It’s the blackest lie in history. Millions of dollars are being made by Jews telling this tale of woe and misfortune in books, movies, plays and TV.

"The more survivors, the more lies that are told."


They don't even bother to hide it any more

February 13, 2012

A modern fairy tale

Once upon a time there was a community somewhere in the United States which, by chance if not by design was comosed mostly of people from the Jehovas Witness faith. As their community progressed the citizens decided it would be good to have a hospital to serve it. So it was that the local Kingdom Hall had many fundraisers and, in due time a community hospital was built. It was to be run by Jehovahs Witnesses and adhere strictly to Jehovas Witness teaching, but also employed cititzens of different faiths, particulary in its non-medical areas: administration, maintenance, clerical, etc. Everyone was happy with how the hospital was run. And being a model institution, it provided decent health insurance for all its staff, Witnesses and non-Witnesses alike. The only catch was that, as a good, God-fearing and scripture obeyeing institution, the Hospital did not approve of or perform blood transfusions, as being antithetical to the teachings of the Church.

Then the President of the US promulgated some new rules and regulations, which npw made it obligatory for the Hospital to provide health insurance plans for its employees which covered a multitude of medical procedures, including blood transfusions when necessary. And the elders of the Jevohas Witnesses heard of this and decried it - "How can they do this to us? It violates our religious freedom".

And the House Republican Leader and the Senate Minority Leader agreed, and promised swift legislative action to make sure that never, ever would Hospital employees receive a blood transfusion under their existing health insurance plans, even if the Hospital didn't have to pay for it.

And the Church Elders and Fox News were not assuaged. "It's an OK first step, but we're still being oppressed and our religious freedom is being violated. We won't stand for any of our employees receiving a blood transfusion no matter who pays for it!"

And Fox News spun it 24/7 and President Obama just put his face in his hands in sheer disbelief.

So glad that it's only a fairy tale.

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