Friday, March 26, 2010

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

I got a good but pained laugh out of the Onion story Like Hell I'm Going to Let Some Black President Help Me Pay for Dialysis.

There are some things that are hard to parody, but the Onion's "writer" Dan Laird gives it a good shot:

Obama needs to know that there's still one American willing to watch his body drown in its own deadly internal toxins rather than have long-overdue reform crammed down his throat.

Fact is, nobody wants some too-big-for-his-britches black president butting in to suggest that everyone, including me, needs to be treated with dignity. Yet this Obama thinks he can just waltz in and and tinker with a health care system that destroys people like myself every single day.
Then I saw a brief mention on BoingBoing about Mike Vanderboegh, a blogger-militiaman-self-proclaimed-Christian-libertarian who is calling on his readers to smash windows at Democratic party offices across the country in response to the passage of health care reform legislation.

Guess what? According to the Washington Post, Vanderboegh lives off of government disability (I assume it's Social Security) because of congestive heart failure, diabetes and hypertension.

I wonder if Vanderboegh has met Laird. Maybe they belong to the same militia.

1 comment:

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

You're right, both of these items are one part laughter and one part pain. Or maybe a little ratio of pain to laughter.