Category Archives: Government

>How Christian is Tea Party Libertarianism?

Great article over at Sojo by Jim Wallis. Some key quotes:

“Both compassion and social justice are fundamental Christian commitments, and while the Christian community is responsible for living out both, government is also held accountable to the requirements of justice and mercy.”

“Libertarians seem to believe in the myth of the sinless market and that the self-interest of business owners or corporations will serve the interests of society;”

“C.S. Lewis once said that we need democracy not because people are essentially good, but because they often are not. Democratic accountability is essential to preventing the market from becoming a beast of corporate totalitarianism – just as it is essential for the government. And God’s priorities should determine ours, not the priorities of the Chamber of Commerce.”

“When the system is designed to protect the privileges of the already strong and make the weak even more defenseless and vulnerable, something is wrong with the system.”


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Posted by on May 28, 2010 in Faith, Government


>Truth Make Bill O’Reilly Mad, No Room for Debate

From a recent episode of Law & Order: SVU:

“Limbaugh, Beck, O’Reilly, all of ’em, they are like a cancer spreading ignorance and hate…They’ve convinced folks that immigrants are the problem, not corporations that fail to pay a living wage or a broken health care system…”

Bill O’Reilly:

“Dick Wolf is a coward for putting that out there, he is also a liar…”

Yes, making your point on one of the most-watched television shows in the country is cowardly, it takes no courage to do that.

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Posted by on December 11, 2009 in Government, Health


>The Real Problem with Health Care Reform


Seriously though, how can you be against the Public Option? Because your high ideals prevent you from considering such “nonsense?” You’re right, keep letting people go bankrupt and die. Maybe you don’t even know anyone affected, and they could just be homeless people for all you know. The rest of the industrialized world, all of the other capitalist democracies, *are* wrong. We should stand firm on the mighty belief that people *should* profit from the sickness and misery of others.



Posted by on September 22, 2009 in Government, Health, Humor


>My Uncle on Health Care Reform


“…it is definitely is a sad day when the voice of millions of the most ignorant and selfish of citizens is controlled by a political party that has been bought… lock, stock and barrel by a private group of people in a protected non-competitive atmosphere who profit in the billions of dollars over the sickness of their fellow Americans and the selective denial of care to others.”

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Posted by on September 13, 2009 in Family and Friends, Government, Health


>Health Care Costs Much Less than Pointless War

I used to defend our invasion of Iraq. I used to think that if Saddam Hussein was out of power, that was good for their country and for our safety. But then it became abundantly clear that not only did Iraq not contain any weapons capable of harming us, but Al Qaeda training never occurred there. Saddam was actually keeping them out.

So they never posed a threat, never aided terrorists against America, but we’re sending our sons, daughters, mothers and fathers to die over there.

And people seem to have no problem to continue doing this while a lot of Americans are going bankrupt, homeless, sick and even dying under the outrageously broken system we currently have. In fact they’re not really even offering a clear alternative plan to the various health care bills in the House.

The military-industrial complex has become a disgusting monster. How can you not see that with at least half a brain and the capability of possessing emotion?

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Posted by on September 2, 2009 in Government, Military


>Glen Beck is His Own Worst Enemy


[thanks baby]

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Posted by on August 18, 2009 in Government, Health, Humor


>Dear Conservatives

>This was a comment posted to an article featured on about the faces of angry people at the health care town halls. I’ve edited it slightly for my own use but it’s 99% the same:

Dear conservatives:

You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate energy policy.

You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

You didn’t get mad when we invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn’t get mad when we spent over 600 billion(and counting) on said illegal war.
Of which, over 10 billion dollars just disappeared in Iraq.

You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.

You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city drown.

You didn’t get mad when the deficit hit the trillion dollar mark.

You finally got mad when.. when… wait for it… when the government decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, useless wars, lies, corruption, torture, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, are all ok with you but helping out other Americans… well screw that.

That about right?

[Good find, R]

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Posted by on August 17, 2009 in Government, Health


>Government Health Care Option is a Must


“leaving private insurance companies the job of controlling the costs of health care is like making a pyromaniac the fire chief.”

-Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.

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Posted by on August 17, 2009 in Government, Health


>New Rules for the Health Care Debate

Here are my new rules for entering the health care debate:

1. Not allowed provide an opinion without knowing more details about the systems the rest of the industrialized world uses. You need to know much more than just anecdotal evidence Fox news produces.

That means maybe watching Frontline’s investigative report on health care in the rest of the modern world or perhaps viewing Sicko (it doesn’t matter what you think you know about him, this is the least partisan thing he’s done since Roger & Me).

2. Not allowed to vehemently protest a Public Option unless also pubicly decrying the evils of our American socialized education system, police forces, firefighters and public libraries.

3. No bringing Nazis into this, you’ve already lost your argument if you’re suggesting that ANYONE in elected office is for fascism. I am referring, of
course, to Rush Limbaugh’s tirade referencing the false history of the rise of the Nazi party. He had almost completely made-up facts about parallels to the current move for American health care reform.

If you can manage to accomplish at least two of those things, then you can actually contribute and we can talk. And by “talk” I mean an actual exchange of ideas and not screaming slogans at representatives from districts other than yours while pretending to be a constituent.

And oh yeah, one last thing:

4. You must be willing to concede that you are in the minority of opinion since Obama was elected by America last year (and by no small margin) largely for his health care platform.

These rules are necessary because we’re dealing with moronic crap like this:

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Posted by on August 7, 2009 in Government, Health


>Who Wants the Government to Kill Granny? Republicans, It Turns Out


You only need to watch the first minute or so of the video to learn that the source of all the hype and lies around the Public Option allowing the government to kill the elderly is from a provision that republicans actually put into some of the proposed health care bills being worked on. This particular republican senator from Georgia wanted the government bill to include covering living wills. You have to be quite an alarmist to lose your shit over that.

If only they’d stop shouting and bullying long enough to listen and observe how public options are run in this country now and in other industrialized nations, they’d realize that no government officials would interfere with a patient’s relationship to their doctor. But intelligent debate and discourse is exactly the opposite of what they’re contributing.

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Posted by on August 6, 2009 in Government, Health

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