Monday, July 27, 2009

Wearing my crankypants tonight

I must have felt repentant when I stopped using my chainsaw and vinegar graphic because I cannot find it in my archives. Evidently I deleted it. I really wanted to bring it out of retirement tonight. (For newbies, it is related to my comments about people who should be sodomized with a chainsaw and dipped in a vat of their own bile and vinegar.)

I am nominating for the aforementioned treatment all who are obstructing the passage of health care reform WITH a strong viable public option and/or are carrying water for the insurance companies (said corporations having long since proven themselves minions of Satan). I don't give a damn whether such obstructionists have a D or an R behind their name.

I am also inclined to suggest that members of Congress, both houses, have their feet nailed to the floor of their respective chamber until they pass legislation that helps the American people with our current health care disaster. No fucking recess, kids, class isn't over!

Told y'all in an earlier post today that I'm feeling cranky.

As for "bipartisanship" I have this to say. Dems, you were elected or re-elected to bring major change to America. Universal health care is part of your party platform. We voted for you because we want it. It will be a disaster for this nation if you don't make it happen. The overwhelming majority of the American public wants a public option. So, Dems, you have a majority. Enough to pass legislation. It's time to grab your opponents by the balls and squeeze, hard, real hard, until they fall to their knees and cry, then kick them in the teeth and toss them to the side of the road and PASS THE LEGISLATION. They are not bringing anything to the party so stop kowtowing to them you lily-livered pussies! Remember when Rush Limpbone was telling the Dems that until they won they were supposed to shut up? Ahem. Sauce for the gander time.

I know, you want to be friends with them when this is all over. Well, let me tell you something. You may possibly be cocktail party friends with some of them afterward, though they will still despise you. But if you fail, the people who elected you, contributed to your campaigns, volunteered for you, and cheered you on are going to despise you too. Think about that. Real hard. Because you are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory right now and it ain't pretty, and it ain't serving the American people, and it ain't gonna get you reelected. We haven't gotten a year into the Obama term and you are well on your way to relegating our party to the ash heap.

Now that you have a majority in both houses and a Democratic (though centrist) President, are you going to sit idly by while people die, the economy goes down the toilet, and our future is tossed away, doomed to providing health only to the wealthy while the mass is malnourished and sickened, and some folks for various ignoble reasons are stalling?

What the fuck are you thinking? Have you no shame? No integrity? No morals? No courage?

Fergodsake, do the job we elected you to do.

--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...

Paul, I should have stayed away from your blog. I am furious with Congress on the health care business, really steaming. I can't believe what I see happening now. Why must the bill be bipartisan? The Republicans will rant against it forever anyway.

I'm very much afraid that health care reform won't happen and that any bill that passes under the cover of that name will give more money to the health care industry on the backs of sick people.

Tomorrow, tell us what you really think, luv. Don't hold back.

Paul said...

Only you would notice that I held back this evening, hoping not to get you too riled up to sleep. I'll cut loose mañana.

Sweet dreams, Mimi, in spite of it all.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Bonne nuit et doux rêves, mon cher Paul.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...


susankay said...

And they are saying that bi-partisan "means" not only no public option but also no mandate on employers!!!! So, health "reform" will consist of a vague statement that it would be NICE if everyone had health coverage?????


it's margaret said...

Perhaps we should deny them the healthcare coverage they recieve.... let them have a little HMO like the rest of us and see how long they will stand for it.

What's good for the goose and all that.

Paul --a chainsaw? Really?! Euuuch!

The Cunning Runt said...

It's the same bullshit they pulled in Massachusetts. It has nothing to do with "health care" reform. We're gonna get "health insurance reform," and it goes like this: everybody will be required to buy health insurance, whether they can afford it or not.

And as long as we're buying health insurance instead of health care, a third of our dollars will go toward advertising, buying politicians and fattening investors' bank accounts (I'm not even mentioning "bonuses" here,) another third will go to pay an army of soul-sucked work zombies to figure out how to deny us care, and a third of it will go toward providing us with the Best Health Care on the Planet.

Excepting, of course, the other places which have electricity 24/7.

It's verging on depressing - we need a leader on this one, and Kennedy's down for the count.

Excellent rant Paul, you got my juices flowing there (and I don't say that to every guy I meet!)


Paul said...

TCR, that is what I fear and it makes me angrier. I get crankier every day as I see Congress bowing down to the masters who have bought them. Or at least enough of them.

I wish America had the tradition of a general strike that some nations have. Shut the whole country down to say we will not take this! Get their damned attention. Alas, we as a populace had for decades been trained to have ever shorter attention spans so we don't even notice that we should be troubled, much less irate, and if we do, we cannot focus long enough to act. Sigh.

Jane R said...


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