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gemli is a trusted commenter Boston 3 hours ago

Libertarians are starting to get on my nerves. Rand Paul and his earnest plea to let people have the freedom to die when they can’t afford medical care is just the most immediate example. Paul is essentially saying, “Give me liberty, AND give me death!” What a rallying cry.

Given the bizarre performance of their presidential spoilers during the last “election,” I’d think they’d want to include a mental health option in any healthcare plan. But I digress.

Paul is merely doing what the Republicans always do, which is to come up with plausible-sounding excuses for why we should put the old and the sick on an ice floe and let them drift out to sea. Conveniently, we’ve got one as big as Delaware in the antarctic.

Lying is the essential arrow in the Republican quiver. It’s the very foundation of their economic arguments, which always suggest that by letting a few people become obscenely rich the rest of us will flourish.

The president doesn’t have a clue about–well, anything, including health care, and the Vice President lies with the pseudo-sincerity that religious hypocrites are known for. The Senate is controlled by the drawling destroyer Mitch “sit down and shut up” McConnell, while the House is overseen by a self-described policy wonk and Ayn Rand acolyte who’s a complete fraud.

I don’t know what’s happened to our government, but I do know that letting it decide how to provide health care for the country is going to kill us all.

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A friend sent me this video showing people signing a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide, a dangerous chemical. Ha Ha It’s water! The idea is to show how gullible people are and especially in the case of environmentally friendly people how eager they are to display passion without using common sense.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw[/youtube]

Of course, this video is created by Penn and Teller, avowed libertarians. See here and here. They are against a lot of things, including gun control, and this video on water has overtones of anti-environmentalism. But you may differ! Please feel free to leave a comment!
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