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As Congress prepares to return to work after the holiday break, I’m curious to see what the Senate does with the health care reform bill debate.

And by curious I mean I hope they don’t freefall into a stagnant mess of rhetoric, rumor and ridiculousness but actually and frealz engage in the kind of serious debate that can move this issue toward a meaningful conclusion for everyone.

Oh, I know … très amusant but hey, stranger things could happen, right?
I mean, it could happen in a half-life alternate universe where elected officials actually do the work of the job they were chosen to do, right?

November 30, 2009 at 11:10 am 2 comments

War on welfare?

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would stick a big ol’ brick wall of “NEGATORY WINOS!” between welfare recipients and their state-funded boozy times.

This is so wrong!

In this The Great Depression 2.0 ™ – the ONE thing the hopeless and downtrodden can cling to … the ONE thing they truly gotta have – is their hooch!!!

A tummy full of Tequila or Tangueray smoothes the harsh edges of a chilly winter’s night alfresco like nobody’s business!

But just try telling that to State Rep. Dave Reed, R[eally MEAN]-Indiana, and you’ll get a steaming cuppa ‘screw you, deadbeat’!

reedReed submitted his ‘No Booze for  Beggars’ bill after discovering it was actually, like, legal and shit for the poors to buy their Boone’s using taxpayer-backed benefit cards, which look and can be used much like a common credit card.

“I had no idea at the time that such a loophole existed,” he shouted to the little people from high atop his ivory tower.
::: Get ready for a MAJOR huffy when he finds out what they do at the needle exchange!! :::

Reed’s bitter pill of a bill would bar Pennsylvania’s 619 state liquor stores and private beer distributors from accepting the Department of Public Welfare’s electronic benefit cards from the approximately 2 million Keystone Staters who get cash assistance, food stamps or medical aid of some kind.

And I know all of the assholes out there hatin’ on the homeless and dusgusted by the destitute are ALL FOR this shit!

‘Cuz it sounds good; it feels right – right?

Yeah … too bad it won’t work.

Oh shuddit!
It won’t.

Because — aside from the fact that Scaggy Maggie will flat out cut a bitch for blockin’ her Bud — Reed forgot that little bit about the bennie badges behaving like credit cards.

So who’s to stop the vagabond horde from gettin’ their ATM on?
That’s riiiight hobo haters … a steaming cuppa ‘No one’ – that’s who!

Ahhhh government!
Oh well — better luck with the druggies, Dave!


May 11, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Senate to Bush: Suck it, beeyatch!

Thumbs UPIt just may be the vote heard ’round the world … or maybe not —  but I don’t care … I’m fucking ELATED!

In a ‘we-do-have-balls-after-all’ vote that highlighted, put in bold text and underscored President Bush‘s diminished standing, the Senate thumbed its collective nose at his veto threat and added tens of billions of dollars for veterans and the unemployed to his Iraq war spending bill.

::: boo-YA :::

A majority of Republicans gave the proverbial hand to the Shrubster on a haha-where’s-your-veto-NOW-suckah 75-22 vote.
Even more shocking?
Those very same Repubs were voting in favor of adding more than $10 billion for domestic programs like heating subsidies for *gasp*  POOR PEOPLE, as well as other Bushy non-faves like health research and infrastructure (you know, so maybe not quite as many bridges will crush future voters to death …)

Democrats were seen high-fiving and back-slapping each other all over Capitol Hill.

Oh sure, sure .. I know it’s still got to be passed  and all to become law and who the hell knows what’ll be done during the extreme makeover all good and decent proposals must undergo in order to become passable — but it’s a start, goddammit!

It’s a start! And after being held hostage for eight long years of progressive blight brought upon by the Texas Twit and his dungeonmaster, Dickless Chaingang — I am thankful for this wee little ray of potential legislative sunlight and I don’t mind saying so!


Can I have more Kool-Aid now?

May 22, 2008 at 10:42 pm

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