Tag Archives: politics

Wha?

1 Aug

I need to do more reading to make a definite decision about the debt ceiling compromise,  but one of the arguments I’m seeing around the lefty blogs that are in support of it is that the Medicare trigger is “just” directed at the providers, so we shouldn’t worry. (Or even that this is a victory for Democrats because doctors, drug companies, and hospitals tend to donate toward the Republican party more often).

Um…guys…what do you think will happen when providers aren’t paid? Especially in underserved areas where a larger portion of the population is poor and/or elderly? Some hospitals rely on Medicare to keep their doors open, as do nursing homes. For many providers, it’s not that they are being greedy and refusing to operate without federal funding; it’s that they *can’t.*

Undoubtedly, the Medicare payment system needs reforming, but sudden, unplanned cuts and caps to providers will result in Medicare patients receiving less care and lower-quality care and, most likely, would lead to an increase in the cost of health care for the rest of us. I could be wrong, but that doesn’t sound like a Democratic victory to me.

Fuckheads

26 Jul

I keep hoping that the Republicans’ reach will exceed their grasp before they completely destroy this country. A girl can dream, can’t she?

Dear America

22 Jul

If you haven’t been paying attention (and we know you haven’t), I’d like to inform you that your political system is completely, totally fucked.

What’s the Complete Opposite of Being Surprised?

24 Jun

Because that’s what I feel right now.

I’d like to pat 2008 T&U on the head condescendingly for voting for Obama in the primary mostly because she believed he was more interested in protecting civil liberties and less of a hawk than Clinton, because (not to be all OBAMA=BUSH!11!!!11!!!!1111!!!) it really didn’t fucking matter.

Shittier Than a Frothy Mixture of Lube and Fecal Matter

23 Jun

What the fuck:

 Not only have I been consistently pro-life, but I’ve taken the – you know, I’ve not just taken the pledge, I’ve taken the bullets to go out there and fight for this and lead on those issues.

You know what hurts more than metaphorical bullets? ACTUAL FUCKING BULLETS, ASSHOLE.

The day that you are harassed, subject to bomb threats, forced to hire a bodyguard, and live in terror because of your role in the anti-abortion movement is the day you can fucking complain about “bullets”, you pathetic wanker. Until then, I’d advise you to fuck right off.

You Said “Weiner”

1 Jun

The fact that conservatives truly believe that Anthony Weiner actually sent a picture of his penis to someone over his official Twitter account reflects their mindsets perfectly. One has to be a truly powerdrunk, technologically-illiterate  moron to do something like that. And, as we all know, “powerdrunk, technologically-illiterate moron” is just a fancy-ass, big city term for “conservative.”

COMPLETELY UNRELATED UPDATE: I am obsessed.

Is Malkin Stealing from Alkon Next?

19 Apr

Ann Coulter totes ripped off The Donalde.

He probably doesn’t have a basis for a lawsuit, though, unless the book contains obsessive screeds about Tintin. Or some sort of reference to Bigfoot and the State of Israel.

(God, that will NEVER get old).

At Least That’s Something…

8 Apr

On mornings when you’ve overslept by a half-hour and are searching your floordrobe for something relatively clean and unwrinkled to wear because the skirt you were planning on wearing NO LONGER FUCKING FITS, putting baby powder in your hair because you haven’t washed it in five days, contemplating selling plasma to pay your bills, rushing out the door and realizing that you forgot both your lunch and your wallet and you’re seriously congratulating yourself for accidentally coming up with this method to lose weight and save money, thinking about how you’ll be 31 in five months but you feel like you’re 22 (not in a good way), feeling resentful of a friend’s proclamation on her blog that she loves her thirties because at this rate you won’t get your shit together until you’re at least 60 or, more likely, you’ll be on Hoarders by then, it’s good to remember that at least you’re not a Republican.

Failures! All of You!

6 Apr

I forgot to vote. How could you let me forget to vote???

Luckily, it didn’t matter too much. Craycray school board dolphin lady only got 10% of the vote. (Which is still kind of scary, actually).

Take This Quiz

2 Apr

and be horribly depressed at the results. And/or feel incredibly superior to the vast majority of your fellow USAians. (Or USAians in general, should it happen that you are not from The Greatest Country EVAR to Exist EVAR).