Tuesday, August 4, 2009

UPDATED (NOW WITH MORE SNARK!): The Proper Response to Obugger's Health Care Rumor Hotline

I think Overkill said it best.

Some cribbed lyrics for those who can't stand thrash metal (wimps): "We don't care what you say: FUCK YOU!"

For proper frame of reference, check this Stalinesque shit out:
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.
Or maybe this will help put to rest the issue of who is a liar: NakedEmporerNews or THE PRESIDENT...

h/t: The Big Feed and Nickie Goomba

WHICH, should naturally be followed by this:

UDPATE: I was going to report H.R. 3200 to Obugger's watchdog email address as something fishy I found on the Internet, but then I figured he'd never read the bill.

So I checked out "Open" congress.org, where you can read the bill without spraining your wrist scrolling through the pdf here. If you go to "open" congress.org, take a gander at the righthand side of the page, specifically at the statistics on people who've let Congress know what they think of the bill:
12% Users Support Bill
180 in favor / 1325 opposed
You have to sign up for an account and give the government all kinds of identifiable information, so the actual number of people who've VIEWED the document as lurkers has to be much higher.

But of those who've taken the time to speak freely and give the government a name and address (obviously, it's easy to make up fake information), I think the results are pretty startling.

UPDATE II: Wow. This is the FIRST article I've seen in the media about this "fishy" business. Nice of the MSM to be out in vast numbers to vehemently defend the First Amendment. Oh...I'm sorry. It's their First Amendment, not ours? Huh. You learn something new every day.


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