Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Randi Rhodes: The REAL Death Panels

There’s a new world of “limited government” coming, and it’s a world on fire. Recently, firefighters in rural Obion County, Tennessee watched a home burn to the ground because the homeowners failed to pay a yearly $75 fee for fire protection. It was more than just that home burning. The entire concept of a government by the people, of the people, and for the people went up in flames.
Nowadays fire protection is just for people who can pay the extra money it takes for that service. So I guess from now on, the first thing the firemen do when they show up is ask for a receipt. Talk about “death panels”! Now firemen will have to consult a billing list before deciding whether or not to put out a house fire. We now live in a world with “flame panels.” Here’s the thing about fires—flames spread. That’s pretty much the reason for the blanket fire protection coverage that most sane municipalities provide. The family told the fire department they would pay whatever it cost if the firemen would just put the flames out. The fire captain refused. So it wasn’t really about the money—it was about punishing those who don’t accept the new world. Let’s be clear, this family paid their taxes. That should cover basics like fire protection. If they don’t, then taxes aren’t high enough. But that’s not a concept that’s allowed in the new world. Rail on all you want to about “big government,” I think that government should be at least big enough to extinguish fires.

Let’s go from that nightmare to a nightmare that hasn’t happened yet—Senator Christine O’Donnell. In 2006, Christine claimed she had inside information that the Chinese had a “carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America.” How did she find this out? Maybe a little mouse with a fully functioning human brain told her. Maybe she got this information by consulting her crystal ball, or bubbling cauldron, or whatever the curious modern witch uses for divination purposes. O’Donnell went on to claim “There’s much I want to say. I wish I wasn’t privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to.” Gee, that sounds like another way of saying “make the voices stop!” There are ways to make you less privy to this “classified information,” Christine, but it involves medication and a jolt of electricity. Did you ever see “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”? Today’s Homework Discuss

In her latest ad Christine O’Donnell proclaims “I’m not a witch” – seriously…

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