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How I Remain Sane in the War Against Obamacare

Over the course of the past 8 months — and especially during the last month or so of the Obamacare ‘debate’ — I and my political brethren have been called racists, right-wing extremists, racists, a mob, racists, political terrorists, racists, NAZIs, racists, comparable to the Islamic terrorist groups Hamas and Hezb’Allah, racists, un-American, racists, evil-mongers and finally RACISTS!!!11!!!

All of this, simply for objecting to Obama and the Democrats quadrupling the deficit, taking over two-thirds of the American auto industry, proposing an economy-destroying Cap-and-Trade legislation based on the false religion of anthropogenic global warming and proposing to nationalize the health care industry, spending $1 Trillion we don’t have (causing obvious massive tax hikes on every single American citizen) while doing so.

In light of all this, there are some right-of-center people out there who call on us to remain calm and not express our anger for fear of making ourselves look bad.

To that I say… FOCK THAT.

Everyone should be “as MAD AS HELL” and yelling “I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!”

And I bet, with regards to the “death panels” in Obamacare, seniors all across the nation are repeating the cry “I’M A HUMAN BEING, GAWDDAMNIT!  MY LIFE HAS VALUE!”

Here are a few songs and writings to which I have been listening and reading over the course of the past few weeks to keep my sanity and keep my spirits up against the efforts of my own government — and sometimes my own side of the political aisle — to stamp them out:

DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

*****

TEN THOUSAND FISTS — DISTURBED

One more goddamn day when I know what I want
And my want will be considered tonight, considered tonight
Just another day when all that I want
Will mark me as a sinner tonight, I’m a sinner tonight, yeah

People can no longer cover their eyes
If this disturbs you then walk away
You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
Ten Thousand fists in the air

Power un-restrained dead on the mark
Is what we will deliver tonight, deliver tonight
Pleasure fused with pain this triumph of the soul
will make you shiver tonight, will make you shiver tonight, yeah

People can no longer cover their eyes
If this disturbs you then walk away
You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
Ten Thousand fists in the air

We are the ones that will open your mind
Leave the weak and the haunted behind

*****

DON’T TREAD ON ME — METALLICA

don’t tread on Me.
said Don’t tread on Me.

Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
once you provoke her, rattling of her tail
never begins it, never, but once engaged…
never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage
said don’t tread on me

so be it
threaten no more
to secure peace is to prepare for war
so be it
settle the score
touch me again for the words that you’ll hear evermore…

don’t tread on me

love it or leave it, she with the deadly bite
quick is the blue tongue, forked as a lightning strike
shining with brightness, always on surveillance
the eyes they never close, emblem of vigilance
ooh, No, No, No.

said don’t tread on me

*****

RIOT — THREE DAYS GRACE

If you feel so empty
So used up, so let down
If you feel so angry
So ripped off so stepped on
You’re not the only one
Refusing to back down
You’re not the only one
So get up

Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot

If you feel so filthy
So dirty so f#cked up
If you feel so walked on
So painful so pissed off
You’re not the only one
Refusing to go down
You’re not the only one
So get up

Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot

If you feel so empty
So used up, so let down
If you feel so angry
Just get up

*****

MOB? THIS.IS.AMERICA!

*****

Listened to with Obama in mind:

NO JESUS CHRIST — SEETHER

Before you hedge those bets you placed against me
Be reticent of fortunes they foretell
Your verbal defecation i can’t wash away despite myself
Your vanity, it seems, has served you well

You’re so quick to choose the path walked by the righteous
So you can go and nest among the weak
The innocent observers will refuse to find the lie within
Renew the disappointment of the meek

You’re no Jesus Christ!
You’re no Jesus Christ!

[ … ]

You’re no Jesus Christ!
You’re no Jesus Christ!

You keep takin’ over
I keep rollin’ over
I can’t take it anymore
You keep takin’ over
I keep rollin’ over
I can’t take it anymore

Before you hedge those bets you placed against me
Be reticent of fortunes they foretell
Your verbal defecation i can’t wash away despite myself
Your vanity, it seems, has served you well

You keep takin’ over
I keep rollin’ over
I can’t take it anymore

*****

Listened to with Fah King Liar Obama and his fellow lying bastard Democrats in mind:

I F#CKING HATE YOU — GODSMACK

For everything you do
I’d like to swallow you
And everyday I’m gonna blame you
Even if you justify
Every f#cking bullchit lie
It only makes me want to break you

You pull me down
And you crucify my name
You make me insane
It’s broken now
Don’t ever look my way
Don’t even think I’m playin’

’cause I f#cking hate you
You’re such a liar
And I love to hate you
You’re all the same to me

When you repeated me
Take advantage of me
The only thought I get of you sickens me
Everybody knows your fate
You’re everything I f#cking hate
And I’m everything that you could never be

You pull me down
And you crucify my name
You make me insane
It’s broken now
Don’t ever look my way
Don’t even think I’m playin’

’cause I f#cking hate you
You’re such a liar
And I love to hate you
You’re all the same to me
I f#cking you hate you
You’re such a liar
And I love to hate you
You’re all the same to me

August 13, 2009 , 10:41PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Healthcare, Inspiration, Life | Comments Off on How I Remain Sane in the War Against Obamacare

American Care = 4 1/2 Weeks ; Canada Single Payer = 8 Months

Obama wants to trash American care and give us single payer here, similar to Canadian Single Payer health care. Instead of waiting 4 1/2 weeks for an operation, as we currently do under our health care system, he wants Americans to wait 8 months, as they do under single care health care systems in Canada.   Brilliant.   Idiot.

A Short Course in Brain Surgery

Filmmaker Stuart Browning shows the callousness of “single-payer”, government-run health care systems as practiced in Canada.

August 13, 2009 , 7:27PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Communism, Healthcare, Liberalism, Socialism | Comments Off on American Care = 4 1/2 Weeks ; Canada Single Payer = 8 Months

Sarahcuda Palin Humiliates Fah King Obama on Health Care

This is hilarious. The Fah King ‘genius’ Obama outsmarted by a couple posts on Facebook by some ‘irrelevant dumb hick’ from Alaska. heh

Not surprising to anyone who has been paying attention to facts the last few days and actually reading the bill and putting it into context with Obama’s own words and those of his health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel.

Tammy Bruce: Palin Power: Senate Removes ‘End of Life’ Provisions

Palin responded again last night on Facebook to attacks on her exposure of the Death Panels as part of Obama’s DeathCare agenda. This time she did it with a hard slap at the Obama admin and viola, after being derided as “nuts” and out-of-touch, Grassley of the Senate Finance Committee made this statement today:

Finance Committee drops end-of-life provision

Also, here is ace at Ace of Spades HQ: Finance Committee Drops End-of-Life Counseling Positions

I’d be remiss if I didn’t note, as A. Weasel did, that Sarah Palin’s agitation contributed to this.

Bear in mind, though, that Obama is proposing a $500 billion cut to Medicare (or Medicaid, or both; forget which).

Where do those savings come from?

Well, unless you believe we can save $500 billion by just not cutting out seniors’ tonsils and skipping one “unnecessary” test per visit what we’re talking about is reducing coverage for the elderly.

A death-panel of a kind, too.

August 13, 2009 , 5:06PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Communism, Death Panels, Healthcare, Liberalism, Marxism, Sarah Palin, Socialism | Comments Off on Sarahcuda Palin Humiliates Fah King Obama on Health Care

Fah King Obama is a Fah King LIAR

No, Fah King Obama, that heat in your pants is NOT due to ‘global warming’, no matter what Debbie Dumb@ss Stabenow (Dumb@ss Democrat-MI) says. Nope, your pants are on fire, because you are a Fah King LIAR.

Via ace at Ace of Spades HQ: REVEALED: SECRET OBAMA-PhARMA DEAL MEMO BOTH PARTIES HAVE DENIED FOR WEEK

A memo obtained by the Huffington Post confirms that the White House and the pharmaceutical lobby secretly agreed to precisely the sort of wide-ranging deal that both parties have been denying over the past week.

[ … ]

It says the White House agreed to oppose any congressional efforts to use the government’s leverage to bargain for lower drug prices or import drugs from Canada — and also agreed not to pursue Medicare rebates or shift some drugs from Medicare Part B to Medicare Part D, which would cost Big Pharma billions in reduced reimbursements.

In exchange, the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) agreed to cut $80 billion in projected costs to taxpayers and senior citizens over ten years. Or, as the memo says: “Commitment of up to $80 billion, but not more than $80 billion.” …

Also, as ace notes:

Gibbys spent a good chunk of today’s presser lying about this, by the way. Chuck Todd kept asking if the White House had made specific pledges to PhARMA, and Gibbs kept saying something like “We’ve only pledged to look for further savings.” (Something like that — don’t quote me.)

How is promising not to seek savings in the bulk of the federal drug budget “looking for further savings”?

Caught on memo: The specific pledges the White House denies.

[ … ]

And bear in mind Big Pharma’s promise to spend up to $150 million in television ads pimping Obama’s plan.

Ace also brings up some good points here: Problems With Obama’s Drug Deal Gone Bad

1. The President is not allowed to enter into secret deals with corporations. Deal, perhaps. Deal secretly? No.

2. They’ve lied about it. They did not merely withhold information about the deal; they actively lied to the public — in agreement with each other; both parties, after all, have to agree to lie before one goes forward in the lie — about the deal.

3. Big Pharma has also agreed to an utterly-corrupt $150 million ad buy to prop up Obama’s plan — which is of course the same as contributing to his election war chest. And John McCain only spent $126 million on his campaign, for comparison.

4. Obama keeps lying to the public, claiming he can find additional “savings” in drug spending, when in fact he as already promised to seek not a penny more in savings from Pharma. He needs to contrive fakey-pretend methods of savings, in order to explain why the CBO is wrong, and he keeps coming back to vague savings he’ll get from drug-makers. This is a lie. The exact amount of savings has been agreed to and there is not another dollar coming. (Cf. his frequent statements that he’s already gotten $80 billion out of pharma, so who knows how much more in savings he’ll find?)

5. Obama promised over and over these “negotiations” would be not only transparent, they’d be on CSPAN; he promised that anyone “carrying water” for the drug companies (a Congressman, he suggests) would be shamed. Check out this vid of Obama’s many promises to make his negotiations transparent and “on CSPAN:”

Ya know, I am beginning to think that this Henry Rollins song is more appropriate to describe Fah King Obama and his cultist worshipers than all those stupid “yes we can” songs which were written for him during the Presidential campaign:

And then
You meet me
And your whole world changes
Because everything I say is everything you’ve ever wanted to hear
So you drop all your defenses and you drop all your fears
And you trust me completely
I’m perfect
In every way
‘Cause I make you feel so strong and so powerful inside
You feel so lucky
But your ego obscures reality
And you never bother to wonder why
Things are going so well
You wanna know why?
‘Cause I’m a liar
Yeah I’m a liar
I’ll tear your mind out
I’ll burn your soul
I’ll turn you into me
I’ll turn you into me
‘Cause I’m a liar, a liar
A liar, a liar

I’ll hide behind a smile
And understanding eyes
And I’ll tell you things that you already know
So you can say
I really identify with you, so much
And all the time that you’re needing me
Is just the time that I’m bleeding you
Don’t you get it yet?
I’ll come to you like an affliction
And I’ll leave you like an addiction
You’ll never forget me
You wanna know why?
‘Cause I’m a liar
Yeah I’m a liar
I’ll rip your mind out
I’ll burn your soul
I’ll turn you into me
I’ll turn you into me
‘Cause I’m a liar, a liar
Liar, liar, liar, liar

I don’t know why I feel the need to lie
And cause you so much pain
Maybe it’s something inside
Maybe it’s something I can’t explain
‘Cause all I do
Is mess you up and lie to you
I’m a liar
Oh, I am a liar

Heck, you put an Obama head on Henry Rollins in this video and it works perfectly.

August 13, 2009 , 4:51PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Communism, Healthcare, Liberalism, Socialism | Comments Off on Fah King Obama is a Fah King LIAR

Obama Spoke of “Death Panels” in April 2009?

Well then! Sarah Palin’s description of “death panels” is being seen as more and more on the mark afterall. I wrote about this initially in my post “Sorry, Palin-haters, She is RIGHT About Obama’s Deathcare” and then followed that up with examples of pundits supporting her classification of Obama’s “end-of-life care” as “death panels” in “Yes, “Death Panels” is Appropriate to Say“.

Now, we have this from the Kausfiles (via Slublog at Ace of Spades HQ):

Tom Maguire digs further into that April Bloomberg story — and the David Leonhardt NYT interview behind it — and discovers that Obama came a lot closer to talking about “death panels” back in April than I’d thought. Here’s the key passage [emphasis added by Maguire]. It comes as Obama is talking about the hip replacement his grandmother got a few weeks before her death:

[ … ]

THE PRESIDENT: So that’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that’s also a huge driver of cost, right?

I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.

LEONHARDT: So how do you – how do we deal with it?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance. It’s not determinative, but I think has to be able to give you some guidance. And that’s part of what I suspect you’ll see emerging out of the various health care conversations that are taking place on the Hill right now.

[ … ] He’s talking about a panel of independent experts making end-of-life recommendations in order to save costs that have an effect at an individual level. And he thought it would be in the bill that emerges. … It’s also pretty clear that something like the “IMAC” panel is what he has in mind.

Hmmm…

More, via Shannon Love: The Dangers of Decompartmentalized Health Care Spending (via Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit)

“The elderly consume 70% of all health care spending. That means that when it comes to cost control, they will bear the brunt of the burden. If we don’t cut spending on the elderly we can’t reduce cost without simply denying care for everyone else. When it comes down to choice between spending on old people and children, the elderly know full well who we are going to pick.”

August 13, 2009 , 9:51AM Posted by | Barack Obama, Death Panels, Healthcare, Sarah Palin | 1 Comment