Friday, August 14, 2009

Bill McCormack: Lie down, you sack of shit

Last night on Public Radio International's "To the Point," the discussion concerned proposed health care provision reform from a religious angle. You might imagine that folks representing religion would hold the view that the morally right thing to do would be to help as many people be as healthy as possible while holding down costs for everyone as much as possible. That's not always the case.

One Man of God, Bill McCormack of the Christian Coalition, vented detectable hatred toward the reformers, and especially toward President Obama. I'm sure if I were across the table from him I would have seen flecks of spittle flying hither and yon. Of course, he had to bring up the Wingnut Lie that the government would institute a program of euthanasia. Euthanasia? That's not in the bill, protested host Warren Olney. "Yes it is," replied His Sirreverence, who continued with his deranged description of health care in America. We're number one in the world! he claimed, speaking with an air that assumed his point was correct (We're number 37 in overall health system performance; France is number one, according to the World Health Organization). Some minutes later, Olney pressed him again about the bill containing a provision for euthanasia. This time the Unpleasant Pastor conceded that no, the word "euthanasia" was not in the bill, but the intent certainly was.

So the question is: is this man merely deluded, or is he a lying sack of shit?

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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Sarah Palin says, Okay start makin' shit up

When Sarah Palin quit her job as Vice President Governor before completing a term, she admonished those working in the media to "quit makin' stuff up." Now that she no longer spends her time watching for Putin to come over the horizon, she can make up scary stories about proposed health care reform:
The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
Also in that Facebook post, a little more hypocrisy, the political exploitation of her children. Shame on Obama's Death Panel for dragging Palin's child into a political debate! How despicable! It seems like every time Palin opens her mouth, we realize that America dodged a bullet last November.

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