Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Grayson was right

The crowd at the Teabagger Debate *cheered* yesterday when the scenario of a 30 year old dying due to lack of health insurance was introduced.


Don't believe me? See for yourself:

What kind of people cheer at the thought of dead human beings? Not humans, surely. Surely that must have been a crowd of lizard people from Planet Sociopath, right? Right?!

It seems that Alan Grayson was right...

-- Badtux the Sickened Penguin


  1. The others on the panel think the very same but keep their mouths shut.

    We have more than just serious problems with our society.

  2. Boy, they sure were mad at Grayson for pointing out the truth.

  3. I have to admit, that whole cheering at the idea of letting someone die deeply disturbed me but didn't surprise me at all. I've often had to justify my position of socialized medicine with the preface that I have to support it because, since I am unable to just let someone die even as a result of their own choices, socialized medicine is the most efficient system. Our current system where ERs are forced to treat the uninsured isn't very efficient, that is for sure, although in my mind, even that is better than just letting people die.

    The real irony there though is that a lot of those folks who have that attitude call themselves "pro-life"

  4. William Rivers Pitt, an excellent essayist, calls it "A Cult of Death."

  5. This is starting to get scary. Especially when this fake outrage against the other turns to violence as we know it will. The MSM will wring its hands and claim that nobody could have seen it coming.

  6. I've noticed that a lot of folks here in the Bay Area, safe in their little cocoon of sanity, are in serious denial about the nature of the Republican electorate in the so-called "heartland". A friend from India was bemoaning the fact that whenever she leaves the Bay Area, she has to allocate extra time when driving for the police stops for "driving while brown", but she was absolutely baffled about why the cops were pulling her over so often. I had to patiently explain that she looks somewhat Mexican and is driving an expensive car, so of course the only Mexicans who drive expensive cars are drug dealers, right? (Nevermind the richest man in the world, who is Mexican, let's not let facts interfere with a little racism eh?).

    So anyhow, they pull her over, notice an Indian name on her driver's license, and let her go on her way... she was also baffled about why there are so many restaurants in the "heartland" where she can't get service. Her husband is especially dark-skinned for an Indian (about the same skin tone as Obama), and I had to explain racism to her -- "they think you're a bi-racial couple, the only reason they don't grab you and take you behind the restaurant and hang you from the nearest oak tree as a warning to their own daughters to not marry a black person is because the law no longer allows that, but they'd do it if they could." She was aghast. "How can people like that exist in the 21st century!" "That's 'Real America'", I explained. "This artificial bubble of sanity here in the Bay Area? Just a bubble."

    So it goes. I don't see how this situation can continue, where all the intelligent people flee to islands of sanity and leave the majority of the country ruled by vicious violent bigots and morons, there is no "United" left in the United States. But the final solution to that problem is not likely to be good. Especially since the vicious violent bigots and morons are, well, vicious and violent, meaning they have an inherent advantage at the start of any civil war that breaks up the nation.

    - Badtux the Apocalyptic Penguin

  7. BTW, Bukko, thanks for that link to the William Rivers Pitt essay. It is, sadly, all too accurate...

    - Badtux the WASF Penguin

  8. Mrs. Bukko is signed up for daily e-mails from TruthOut and a buncha other left-wing content aggregators who publish people such as Pitt. We are bathed daily in the angst of current events. That's one of the reasons she's so depressed -- we're paying too much attention. I deal with it by figuring "What the hell? We're all going to die eventually. For the moment, I have it good, and for that I am thankful. When it all goes to shit, in my final days I will be able to look back on this and smile at the joy that was there."

  9. Today I quietly left yet another Facebook group that my crazy tea-party brother-in-law signed me up for. They're nutcases, nutcases all, and they scare the hell out of me. I envision the entire heartland populated with such people. I expect that's unfair... but all the same, I'd hate to be the lone liberal in B-in-L's neighborhood.


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