Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Too Easy



It is too easy (like shooting fish in a barrel) to get annoyed / outraged / flummoxed / confused by the bizarre arguments going on right now about providing Health Care and other things.
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Rick Santorum has enough wacky ideas for a full slate of sitcoms.  It would all be absolutely hilarious, if he wasn't treated as a serious candidate for President.  He honestly thinks Birth Control is wrong because sex should be reserved for ONLY procreation.  Which is interesting, but - come on, really?  He thinks amniocentesis should NOT be part of health care- because as far as he knows it is used for abortion exclusively (or at least so often he doesn’t want to pay for it).  He is way wrong there, and would sentence thousands of children a year of brain damage (Rh negative disease) along with other easily resolvable conditions.
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Of course once they are born, Rick doesn’t wantto pay for schoolin’ neither.  He doesn’t see a justification for Federal OR State government to provide education.  Gang, it astounds me that we are even having this discussion.  Last I heard, we were worried about falling behind in science and math scores.  Now he wants parents teaching kids and not schools.  At least not public schools (and “public” in the US terminology).  So poor kids with 2 working parents don’t get schooled at all.
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Mittens looks reasonable by comparison.  And this is a man campaigning in Michigan on the “let GMC, Ford and Chrysler go bankrupt”. Man.  He also doesn’t think Health Care should cover birth control – but he also believes that baptizing Jews from the Holocaust is okay because they have a choice to say no (in the afterlife).  You can’t argue with that kind of logic.
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Good Grief Charlie Brown.

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