We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The cartoon below was posted at The Moderate Voice. In 25 words or less, deconstruct the verbal, visual and invisible text, taking into account gender roles, victimization, Marxism, Transgender Theory, the fact that "freedom" is a capitalist delusion, the Patriarchy, Imperialism, the Illegal and Immoral War in Iraq, Abortion Rights, the environmental crime of diaper use, George Bush's Psychology with special reference to his desire to kill women and children and his hypocritical unwillingness to kill unborn children fetuses, the U.N.-guaranteed Basic Human Right to Have Your Neighbor Pay Your Family's Medical Bills, and, of course, Everything That is Wrong With Amerika.
On a serious note, though, I ask whether Bush is supposed to be the parent. I say "no."
Bi-partisan ‘wrong’ in No Child Left Alive: The Left would punitively tax our $60,000+ annual income Super Rich pigs to give charitable monies to the better car driving, better home theater and better bling Poor to save our dying Infants (age 0 to 28) just for the Right to send them off to Republican wars for Crude (and to save our Skyscrapers and Capitol) that despoil Gaia but which provide jobs Left and Right in America and ‘round the world.
I personally vote with the crudes who think Child Health Care should be more about moms staying home and caring about the health and welfare of their children and less about Hillary’s political leftist-transnational climax.
Dang. Looks like I forgot to work in that men is evil. Well, they is.
I really loved the John Stossel piece Insty linked to earlier ( http://www.nysun.com/article/63163 )... I'll take the teaser quote he gave:
"America's health-care problem is not that some people lack insurance, it is that 250 million Americans do have it.
You have to understand something right from the start. We Americans got hooked on health insurance because the government did the insurance companies a favor during World War II. Wartime wage controls prohibited cash raises, so employers started giving noncash benefits like health insurance to attract workers. The tax code helped this along by treating employer-based health insurance more favorably than coverage you buy yourself. And state governments have made things worse by mandating coverage many people would never buy for themselves.
Competition also pushed companies to offer ever-more attractive policies, such as first-dollar coverage for routine ailments like ear infections and colds, and coverage for things that are not even illnesses, like pregnancy. We came to expect insurance to cover everything."
Excellent article! And, yes, insurance is bad for health care...
There are times when our intellect and propensity for discernment cloud the necessary response to such as this despicable propagandist trash. The depiction of GWB would earn the highest accolades from the 'artists' of Stalin, Mao, and Hitler. And that is really what it reminds me of, the caricatures of Jews as done by Hitler's finest. A disgusting cartoon, really. Beyond parody.