His Campaign Failing, McCain Uses His Failed War Record To Rekindle Support
September 1, 2007

In the Globe today, the AP reports that Senator John McCain will attempt to “revitalize his flagging campaign by emphasizing his war hero biography and his credentials to be commander-in-chief.”

How about that war hero biography, and his history as a warrior?

He got himself shot down over enemy territory and got himself captured. He sat out the war as a prisoner for five and half years.

Yeah, he suffered and no one should have to go through that. But it hardly qualifies him to be President. In fact it didn’t even measure up to the qualifications needed for a good Senator. After all, this is the guy who got dirty in the savings and loan scandal back in the day.

You’d think that someone who went through the Vietnamese POW  experience would see just how much like his captors the United States has become. We imprison without charge, without relief. We torture. We murder prisoners. But apparently ol’ John boy learned nothing from his experience.

“The transcendent issue of the 21st century is the struggle against radical Islamic extremism and I, with considerable ego, say that I’m the best prepared and qualified to meet this challenge,” the Arizona senator says…

This is the guy who wore body armor to walk through a Baghdad marketplace, accompanied by a hundred armed soldiers and five attack helicopters, and pronounced Iraq safe and secure.

He’s as much in touch with reality as the guy he hugged and kissed in public, the guy that slimed McCain’s family in the 2000 primaries, the guy he wants to replace.

As for transcendent issues, the Islamic thing is a blip. McCain and his ilk want to throw bombs to kill flies. I guess it makes them feel they can still get a hard on. The real transcendent issues are going to be water supply failures, massive crop failures, catastrophically destructive climate events, the extinction of species (possibly including our own), and the spread of disease.

Some pissy little Muslims fighting each other over thousand-year-old religious issues isn’t transcendent, Johnny boy. Why don’t you use that fabulous Senatorial health coverage to get  some Viagra and go play with yourself in the corner. The last thing this country and this world needs is another human failure covering his inadequacies and brain death in the trappings of the American Presidency.

Healthcare Reform In Massachusetts A Sick Joke. Insurance Companies, Pols, Bureaucrats, and Governor Deval Patrick Screw The Sick. Again.
August 30, 2007

Here’s some nice logic from the State of Massachusetts as it whores for the insurance companies.

The Deval Patrick administration wants to cut the Free Care Pool that catches sick people who fall through the cracks.

Why? Because the existence of the FCP, which is an effective safety net, is ‘incompatible’ with the state’s now-mandatory health insurance boondoggle.

That’s right. Unaffordable health insurance is better than providing health care to sick people.

Got to make sure those health insurance executives keep getting their outrageous salaries, no matter how many people have to get sick and die or lose their homes and life savings. Can’t do anything to keep the politicians from getting their whore money from the insurance companies. Gotta screw the poor folk and the working poor because it’s what we do and we don’t want to actually think realistically about the problem, and besides we got our health care, so screw those other people.

Next year the penalty for not having health insurance will run more than $1,000, per year. And even if you pay the fine, you still don’t have insurance. And that fine is larger than the fines for pretty much every criminal act in the lawbooks.

When are we going to put an end to health insurance terror and provide real health care in this country?

Read the full column in the Globe, by Benjamin Day.

Car Bombs In London! Wow! Who Woulda Thunk It?
June 30, 2007

Anyone who’s surprised by the car bombs found in London really needs to have their sense of reality examined by a competent professional.

Paisley Dodds of the Associated Press writes today:

Professor Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St. Andrews University, said a number of factors would have come together to prompt the thwarted attacks.

“With the change in prime minister this could be the work of Al Qaeda,” he said. “They have a track record of trying to influence political change through violent means such as in the Madrid train attacks.”

A couple of notes on that. The change in Prime Ministers had already taken place. And these people were most likely not really al Qaeda. Hell, they couldn’t even put together a working car bomb. I doubt that al Qaeda training has fallen off that badly. We’ll probably find these were local wannabes who couldn’t figure out how to do a good bomb. Which is most fortunate.

Then there’s this:

US authorities said there was no specific terror threat to the United States, and the national alert level, currently at yellow (elevated) was not raised.

Well of course it wasn’t raised. There’s no election scheduled this time of year.

Next year, though, wow oh wow! If someone sets off a firecracker in August, the Republicans will put that terror color thingie right up through the frigging roof. They’ll be shouting “Nine eleven! Nine eleven! Vote Republican. Democrats are weak-kneed traitors! Nine eleven! Nine eleven!”

The pathetically funny thing is that al Qaeda, the real al Qaeda, would love to pull off a big one next year in order to keep the Republicans in office. Bin Laden & Company know that their best friend and biggest supporter is George W. Bush and his neocon sociopaths. He’s carried their water since 2001 and if another Republican gets into office, that one will carry their water too. Republicans are the best recruiters and trainers that al Qaeda has.