Monday, August 10, 2009

Vulture Droppings - The Summer of Our Discontent

Vulture Droppings is a semi-regular feature of this blog. It's a kind of "Random Thoughts" post in which I try to quickly summarize a particularly large event or series of events. Think of it being sort of like what a vulture leaves behind after devouring a horse. You don't get the whole horse, just highly processed leftovers.

Aside from the good news that Congress is on vacation, there really isn't much cause to feel optimistic about the future of the good old US of A. Truly this is the Summer of our discontent. This installment of Vulture Droppings takes a look at the battle lines being drawn (and one might add, quartered) over the issue of Health Care Reform the Fascist takeover of the medical industry.
I'll say this for Il Duce, he's an ambitious son of a gun. Not content with essentially running 2 of the Big Three automakers and a large portion of the financial sector, he wants to run the medical industry as well. What would you expect from a megalomaniac with messianic delusions?

In recent weeks there has been an groundswell of opposition over Duce's takeover plot. Unfortunately, the dim-bulbs showing up at the various town hall meetings have accomplished exactly the opposite of what they set out to accomplish. By foolishly chanting and creating a disturbance, they've given the opposition a plausible talking point: that they're afraid to have people hear about the plan because it isn't what the opposition claims it is.

Look, idiots. You've given Big Media (the BM for short) their talking points - "Look! See for yourselves! The anti-health care reform crowd is a bunch of screaming lunatics." Is that what you wanted? NO! You wanted to stop this mess. So do it like adults! Show up, allow the Congresslizard to speak, then quiz them on their lies. In a measured, adult tone. Without histrionics.

Your histrionics have also had the effect of giving Congresslizards cover for avoiding town hall meetings because of "security concerns".

I don't know who is stupider - Leftists who believe in Il Duce's DoublePlusGoodHopeChange, or so-called "conservatives" who think that acting angry in front of the TV cameras is a good way of winning people over to their side.

The opposition to his grandiose plan has seriously steamed the imperious Duce. He put out a message, ostensibly to his fellow Democrats, to "Punch back harder" at the opposition. Unfortunately, the message was received loud and clear, not so much by Team Donkey, but by Union thugs, who have shown up in force at town hall meetings to bust heads.

One man on the receiving end of a busted head was Kenneth Gladney of St. Louis.
Kenneth Gladney, 38, a conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with "Don't tread on me" printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was awaiting treatment for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack.
I suppose it was only a matter of time before Il Duce lost patience and went all Woodrow Wilson on us. Expect more of this type of thug action as Obama faces steeper opposition to his Fascist takeover.

Various members of Congress, particularly members of the so-called "leadership", have been vocal in their disdain for the opposition.

Senator Palpadine (AKA Harry Reid) had the gall to accuse those opposing the plan of trying to "sabotage" the democratic process.

Little Nancy "Air Force 3" Pelosi accused protesters of "carrying swastikas". She also teamed up with Maryland's own special kind of scumbag, Steny Hoyer, to write an editorial in USA Today essentially accusing protesters of being "un-American". That's some badge of honor, being accused of un-American activity by the likes of those two Fascists.

The Team Donkey leadership's rhetoric will only get uglier as September nears and they re-adjourn.

Naturally, the BM has been foursquare behind their Beloved Leader. You can see it in the little jabs at the protesters; calling them "teabaggers", a reference to an ugly, sexually perverted act (see this entry from the Urban Dictionary for details). I never thought in my lifetime I'd see the BM stoop so low as that.

But even when they're not engaging in perverse slams, they're engaged in bald-faced promotion of the plan.
One of the signs waved by a plan opponent said "Don't tell my gigi how to die," referring to allegations that the bill would allow senior citizens to be euthanized, something the nonpartisan group said is false. Cohen also denied that the bill would pay for abortions -- another claim made by opponents.

Roger Fakes, 70, said he sat quietly during most of the meeting, but Cohen's insistence that citizens would be able to keep their private health care drove him to his feet.

He argued that changes to private insurance would force citizens into the government plan.
Here's the thing. Technically, all of those allegations deemed "false" by the writer of this story are, in fact, in the bill.

Keep cheerleading, BM. It'll catch up with you soon enough.

So what is the denouement, Mr. Vulture? How will this little adventure end?

There isn't a chance in hell of this crap legislation passing unless public opinion is swayed by the childishness of the majority of the protesters. Please, do everyone a favor - STAY HOME is you're just going to scream and act like a child!

But, what happens in the off chance that this steaming pile of legislation DOES pass? Pray for good health, my friend. Because prayer is about all you're going to have once the rationing begins.