Talking Points Tuesdays – Repealing Health Care Reform Law

When the Democrats were “Shellacked” in the November Mid-term elections it was said that the downfall of the Dems and President Barack Obama was the focus on Health Care  Reform.  Political pundits on both sides along with Republicans leading up to election night and the day after said time and time again that the focus should have been on Job Creation and bringing down the National Debt.

So when Republicans started the 2011 session of the House of Representatives the first bill they decided to bring to the floor of the House was; drum roll please…….

Introducing Repealing the JobKilling Health Care Law Act”

With all the talk of listening to the people and how the House or Reps belong to the people Republicans have decided to turn a deaf ear to the people and follow their obsession; Barack Obama.  This is all about defeating Obama and whatever it takes to make it happen.  It doesn’t matter that the #1 concern of the people is the debt and the economy; polls show that Americans may not be thrilled with the Health Care Reform Act but there are number of things about the bill they like.

If the GOP continue down this road they will only be shooting themselves in the foot and are setting the stage for Obama’s 2nd term.  As the president’s favorable numbers improve (50%) the idea of Obama losing in 2012 will be nothing more than a silly pipe dream for the Republicans.  They better smarten up before it’s too late; the idea of it still being early is nothing but an illusion, just ask Democrats!

As Mike Barnicle  from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” repeatedly said last year, “It’s the Economy stupid!”

We all know the Health Care Reform Act is far from perfect but it is a starting point, if Republicans don’t want to believe a Moderate Liberal like myself how about former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn)

“It is not the bill that [Republicans] would have written,”

“It is not the bill that I would have drafted. But it is the law of the land and it is the platform, the fundamental platform, upon which all future efforts to make that system better, for that patient, for that family, will be based.”

“[The bill] has many strong elements,”

“And those elements, whatever happens, need to be preserved, need to be cuddled, need to be snuggled, need to be promoted and need to be implemented.

Yes, that is Republican Bill Frist who is saying work with the foundation of the legislation and improve it; not sure what to think about the “Cuddled” and “Snuggled” parts but everything else Republicans should listen to… HAHA!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – “Don’t touch my Junk”

TSA pat downs

When John Tyner (not pictured) said, “If you touch my junk, I’m going to have you arrested” to an TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Agent during a pat down security check at an airport; he gave all dumbass Americans across the country a reason to bitch and complain about TSA security.  Yes you are reading it correctly, I am calling all the nutbag folks complaining about pat downs and body scanners dumbasses!!!

By the way John Tyner purposely taped his encounter with TSA, this wasn’t a coincidence by any means

We have all heard it before, after 9/11 the world as we knew it changed.  When those mofos boarded American domestic flights and took over planes with small knives the game most definitely changed.  We could no longer just look for terrorists trying to just smuggle bombs or guns on a flight.  Kats are now trying to light exploding shoes (Richard Reid) and underwear (Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab), this is not a game any more.

Since 9/11 we have been reluctant to profile passengers; and rightly so.  Terrorist are no longer just Middle-easterners with head wraps; again just look at Richard Reid aka Shoe-Bomber and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab aka Underwear-Bomber.

I am pretty sure everyone wants to fly safely without worrying about their plane being blown up or hijacked.

The problem is that people want to be safe without giving up anything; our society is SO selfish!  Everyone is for safety until they are inconvenienced in any way; I guess death is an acceptable option when it comes to standing in long lines or getting felt up a little bit.

When TSA rolled out the new program of Body Scanners and Pat Downs disgruntled passengers complained about being a naked image on a screen and being “molested”.  Sounds like people or more OK with being naked slabs on a coroner’s table, because that’s what you are ultimately saying!!  There are options offered; you can opt-out of the body scanner and subject yourself to a pat down.  Except people have issues with pat downs as well, just ask John Tyner aka “Don’t touch my junk”

So let me see if I got this…  We want secure safe flights protected from passengers/terrorists carrying weapons onto flights that could cause harm to the innocent.  We want this level of security minus the hassle; this National Opt-Out day is the dumbest thing I ever heard of.  You are protesting more security; this is what people find to be important, WTF!!!

Some people take the stance that they don’t want some strange TSA Agent feeling them up.  How about this thought, I bet TSA Agents would love to avoid getting close to or feeling up overweight or dirty mofos.

So far I have heard a lot of bitching but I don’t hear a lot of other viable solutions being offered that can be effective.  Some say we should move towards the Israeli model of screening passengers (interviewing passengers and selecting questionable candidates).  That would be great if the United States was the size of Israel, you can’t even compare the to airport systems.

I say body scan and pat me down if you have to; just don’t TUG on my junk. HAHA!!!

In all seriousness I am fearful and not afraid to say it; I know we can’t cover all the bases but I would hope we would be open to ways that could make us safe.  If you want to argue/protest lets focus on areas that are barely (only 4%) even being looked at like cargo on flights.  Body scans and pat downs are not humiliating, what’s humiliating would be turning a blind eye to real threats.

Unfortunately I believe people will only wake up to what is REALLY important about keeping us safe when there is another attack on U.S. soil and or skies. 

Mike Barnicle on MNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ said it best this morning, “We are now more afraid at airports, apparently of being felt up than being blown up!”

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!