Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Just say No to Socialism

I found this online and had to post it. It's been said before in differnt ways, but I liked how it was put here. Also, I'm not big on the healthcare bill that was passed, but it's like anything (some good / some bad). I really hate lobbing up mandatory INSURANCE for the bastards who are source of this problem. Note: if we all had health COVERAGE (a la Universal Healthcare) we wouldnt need INSURANCE; that for-profit bureaucracy always getting in the way. Okay, enough from me, here's the excerpt:

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the United States Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the Federal Communications Commission regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of United States Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time as regulated by the United States congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the United States Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the United States Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After work, I drive my NHTSA car back home on DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.

I then log onto the internet which was developed by the defense advanced research projects administration and post on and fox news forums about how socialsism in medicine is bad because the government can't do anything right.

Furthermore, if the Politicians would just discuss what the real issue is here (hint: Human Rights), there'd be no debate.

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are supposed to be among our inalienable rights, instead they're just another example of our hypocrisy.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Collateral Murder

I say this as someone who was more than angry after September 11th, as someone who voted for George W. Bush (now, regrettably) in 2004, as someone who thoroughly excused The War in Iraq and virtually anything America did to "defend" herself; but this is bullshit - period - and the same mentality a lot cops have.