Archive: August, 2009

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Irony really is the best medicine

★ You can’t make this stuff up. I saw this first when @gruber posted it on df: Anti-health-care-reform activist Kenneth Gladney, reportedly injured in a scuffle at a town hall meeting late last week, is collecting donations to pay his medical bills because he was recently laid off and lost his health insurance.

If the current system can consistently produce irony of this calibre then I’m all for it.

Socialism

★ This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the national aeronautics and space administration.

At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After work, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to a house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it’s valuables thanks to the local police department.

I then log on to the internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on my blog about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can’t do anything right.

Socialism

Punk’d

★ The “Birthers” are so crazy, stupid, and increasingly desperate to hurt the Democrats who are dominating them, that they can’t be bothered with “fact-checking”. I only wish that I had thought of this first. While the wacky, tin-foil hat wearing, conspiracy theory movements are making headlines based solely on entertainment value in this post Sarah Palin era. It still doesn’t change the fact that the GOP is NOT relevant. Not even remotely relevant.

Not even @aplusk (Ashton Kutcher) could’ve setup a better Punk. From the TPM:

It now looks like the forged “Kenyan” Obama birth certificate that was briefly promoted by the Birthers — actually an altered copy of a decades-old South Australian birth certificate — was deliberately designed as a prank on the Birther movement itself, Dave Weigel reports.

  • Fine cotton business paper: $11
  • Inkjet printer: $35
  • 1940 Royal Model KMM manual typewriter: $10
  • 2 Shilling coin: $1
  • Pilot Varsity fountain pen: $3
  • Punkin’ the Birthers: Priceless

Everything needed to forge a Kenyan birth certificate You've Been PUNK'D! Kenyan Birth certificate Punk