Happy St. Patrick’s day to all!
Contrary to popular hope, I’m not dead. I’ve been busy and a big project had to hit the scrap heap (at least for now). But I had to drop a line tonight. I’ve looked at thousands and thousands of dollar index charts, but I’ve never seen one that looked like this before:
No one out there is seriously considering listening to Chris Dodd on financial reform, are they? I kid you not, I would rather see Bernie Madoff write a financial reform bill. Dodd is a sleazeball who should be in jail with a longer sentence than Madoff. Remember who paid for Dodd’s 2004 campaign:
I’ve not chimed in on healthcare reform in any meaningful way until now. I think we all agree that reform is needed, but just because you label something “HEALTHCARE REFORM” doesn’t mean that’s what it is (remember “PATRIOT ACT”?). I wouldn’t trust this pathetic bunch of weasels to make a batch of Irish potatoes, so honestly, what are the odds that this monstrosity of a bill that no one actually wants to discuss in any detail contains more good than harm? I’m goin’ with zero.
What I hate more than anything, is the cheap tugs at the heart-strings. Anyone with half a heart wants to help people like Natoma Canfield. To use her plight to gain support for legislation birthed in corruption is contemptible. Utterly contemptible.
Chris Matthews showed a clip today of some truly heartless douche-bags taunting a man with Parkinson’s disease at a healthcare/anti-healthcare rally. Here’s the thing – it smells like clever propaganda to me. In other words, people who oppose healthcare reform are total dickheads – so support this black box labelbed healthcare reform, or you’re a dickhead too. Fuck you. Here’s the link.
And you still believe in Leprechauns, do you?
That’s the punchline to a motif of jokes popular at this time of year. Google it at your own peril. In all its variations, it always involves a naive victim, a well-endowed midget and sodomy. Sadly, it has become a metaphor for any American expecting anything good to come from our government.
Legislation this important should be constructed sentence by sentence in the light of day. And I see no reason why it can’t be produced in smaller pieces. Bottom line – I don’t trust these fuckers one bit and I can’t understand anyone who does.
Wish you were here…