What has Happened to Our World?

I stumbled across a children’s health clinic being held at a local hardware store, today.

The horror of our health care industry smacked me right in the face. What have we done with our once great nation?

I saw an endless line of children without health insurance. Some of the children were so sick someone called the ambulance. Even a fire truck showed up. Some of the children were too sick to even stand on their own.

How could we let this nation come to this? How can we be so silent while the Republicans turn this great country into the Libertarian Paradise of Somalia?  Children there are dying without health care, too.

Health care is a right, it’s not a privileged offered to only the wealthy. Obamacare is a small, tiny step in the right direction and even that is being opposed by the Republicans. The Republican party wants the sick and the poor to hurry up and just die.

This isn’t the America I read about in school. This is a bizarre nightmare brought on by too much Libertarian Voodoo economics.

This country is falling apart around our ankles and we need to get mad as Hell and get out in the streets and demand progress.

Dumb as a Tea Bagger

We used to use the phrase, “dumb as a post,” but more fitting in these days would be “dumb as a tea bagger.”

Twenty years ago, when we saw fools voting against their own best interests and wearing three pointed hats with tea bags hanging from them, we would scoff and disapprove. The fools wouldn’t show up in the news except a few humor stories from time to time.

These days, we have a political party intent on taking advantage of the poor misguided fools. They even have their own news media, Fox News, who tried to give the fools legitimacy.

This is not good for America. We need to call a fool a fool and we need to turn off and openly complain about any news media that tried to give legitimacy to the lunacy of the tea party.