What a crazy week in the "news". The potential toppling of Islamofascism in Iran gets upstaged by some philandering Republican (as if they weren't a dime a dozen), then Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and Jeff Goldblum all died on the same day. What a great excuse not to cover the landmark energy bill that barely passed, or the UN report recommending decriminalizing drugs. And of course there's no time to look into why anyone in their right mind would oppose the "public option" in the faux debate on health care reform.
I watched Mr. Obama's invitation to open up the "debate" to the YouTube nation (see below). He may not realize that the insurance lobby and HMOs actually hire "trolls" to jam sites like these. I started reading the comments to his very polite and inclusive request and felt the mental equivalent of throwing up a little into my mouth. Yuk!
Pure vitriol. There was even a video response that cast FDR as "The Great Dictator". Turns out that FDR was the one who caused the Great Depression! I never knew that. Thanks YouTube.
This whole "debate" on reforming health care in the US reminds me of the fake election results in Iran. It isn't even being done credibly.
The issue has become so stark, the need for single payer universal health care so dire, that all the bastards shilling for the Insurance Lobby looks like the corporate sellouts they are. Our own darling Diane Feinstein, here in California, chief among them.
If only we could revoke her lifetime free top of the line coverage. She'd change her tune in a hurry.
Tar and feathers, boys. Get out the tar and feathers. And don't forget to pray for the poor Iranians.