When the SCHIP hits the Fan

SCHIP Hits the Fan

Two weeks ago, SCHIP was the hottest thing making the hottest headlines. Health Care for children of low-income families is a Democrat’s touch-stone. Nobody wants headlines about poor kids dying from lack of health care anymore than interest in headlines of starving children in the Sudan of Africa. Except for the GOP of course. Starving children, letting them die and or flat out killing them for an Oil War is their “cup o’ tea”! In fact, they’ll flat-out tell you that they’re “happy that the President’s willing to do something bad to kids.” Whenever they hear something described as heartless assult on children, they’re generally pleased about it!

The Democrats upped the ante by putting up 12-year old Graeme Frost to do the Saturday’s weekly radio address after they overwhelmingly passed the bill in the Senate and the House. With the ink still wet, they grabbed the 12-year old and the kid, quite literally, “spoke to America”. He begged our “Compassionate Conservative” President to sign the bill. Ohh…Umm…let me re-phrase that: “America heard a 12-year old kid beg the president to sign the SCHIP bill…literally.”

A twelve year old begging the President of the United States to sign in a health care bill for poor kids?!

This infuriated the Rabid Right. “How dare they use children?!”, they screamed. “And what gives them the right to use children who have benefited from the program?” Limbaugh went as far to claim that Graeme Frost was being used as a “Human Shield” for the Democrats.Klieg Light

Bush vetoed the bill though. With the same cowardice he showed in Viet Nam, he vetoed the bill behind closed doors. No journalists, no klieg lights, no spectators and he certainly didn’t have any of his “Snowflake Babies” err… I mean, “Human Shields” standing near-by.

Since then, the Rabid Rights’ vitriol is reaching new heights and heigher decibel levels with each passing day.

  1. Rush Limbaugh plays “Opposite World” on his radio show saying on the subject: “Everything that is truth, is really a lie -and everything they say is a lie, is obviously the truth.”
  2. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Congress’ favorite mattress, complains that the SCHIP program is socialized medicine, and helping poor children take their meds is a bad thing. (Hint: She’s the mother of five children and 23 foster children. And yet…she won’t vote for their health care.) Yup! She’s a Sealy!!
  3. Michelle Malkin is so upset, she makes a special trip to visit the Frost neighborhood, visit with “Dad’s” working colleagues and take time out to snap a photo of the family with her cell phone.

Ummm, quick question here! How is it that these Republicans can hate a 12-year boy and his family so much, and yet go completely insane over that precious woman back in 2005 who was completely brain-dead for ten years?!?! Congress deliberated until 10:00PM yelling about their love for life and the horrors of killing a brain-stem. Bush billed the tax-payers for his Air Force One to fly in from one of his many vacations from the “Western White House” to sign their stupid…useless bill. And how did Terry Schiavo’s parents put it when her body was finally put to rest? Oh yes, they called it “judicial murder“.

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Last year, the GOP screamed: “The Dems don’t have a message!” Yet, the GOP’s message seems a very mixed bag when it comes to America’s youth.

  1. The issue of stem-cell research to cure neurological and other diseases? Rush Limbaugh muddles up the symptoms by stupidly making fun of Michael J. Fox.
  2. Right before Congress’ August recess, George W Bush issued a directive to all of the states requiring them to tightening the belt on SCHIP. That directive required the states to prove that recipients of SCHIP benefits are children who’s parents make twice below the established poverty line. Children of higher income families must be without any type of health care for over a year before they are available for SCHIP benefits!
  3. Health care for your kid? Screw that! Even talking to a kid who’s received SCHIP benefits will result in Michelle Malkin showing up and harassing your parents at their workplace and their working colleagues! Shoving her cell-phone at your family and snapping their picture. Ridiculing you on her blog hoping to make you feel like… SCHIP!

Newsday has a piece that’s worth noticing when it comes to health care for fostered-children. It’s so horrorific, you’ll think they are talking about Sudanese kids!

FruitFly 6The only time the GOP seems to be “pro-American Youth” is when they’re ready to be recruited for a lost Oil War (and they’ll lie to your kid in order to get him/her to sign the contract) in Iraq.

While they claim to be the political “Jesus Party”, and when it comes to taking care of America’s children, they clearly don’t give a SCHIP!

 

Found In The Ditch

ditch trashMark Cherry has new plans for Desperate Housewives

Openly gay Mark Cherry, creator and producer of the wildly popular television show “Desperate Housewives” has a revolutionary new idea for his show: Add a desperate gay househusband!

Marc Cherry, (right with Teri Hatcher), creator of Desperate Housewivesmark cherry terry hatcher revealed during the ABC Press Tour that Wisteria Lane will become home to its first gay couple in season 4. “We’re going to have the first male desperate housewives,” said Cherry. “They will move into the old Applewhite house and one of the gay men will just have a fractious, hateful relationship with Teri Hatcher. We just started writing the episodes so I probably won’t start casting for another few weeks.”

Will the lucky gay couple have their Massachusetts wedding license framed on the wall as the practice of most legally wed Gay/Lez couples?

Will all of the heterosexual couples’ marriage fall apart as guaranteed by the religiously insane? Oh wait…that’s already happened in seasons 1, 2 and 3, long before the Queers showed up!

It should be a blast to see. I can only hope the gay couple will be protrayed as professional gay people. Because if one of them is a “female impersonator” so some dumb crap like that, I ain’t watching it.

Fred (Fredrick of Hollywood) Thompson’s numbers are extremely low

The Republican Party, extremely disappointed with their current gaggle of Presidential hopeful contenders, have secretly habored a personal hope in Fred Thompson. Thompson however, continues to ride the fence on whether he really wants to run for the Presidency or not. And he seems to have taken a beating with his money laundering raising.

The amount Thompson raised for his committeeSimpsons to “test the waters” of a presidential bid lags the original $5 million goal backers set for June, the first month in which he set out to raise money.

Thompson did, however, collect more than several other Republicans did in their initial fundraising months as prospective candidates. Still, Thompson’s take doesn’t even compare to the stunning $6.5 million haul that Mitt Romney collected on a single day in January as he was exploring a bid.

Let’s recall that Mitt Romney, the GOP’s Golden Boy, has funding problems of his own and has been keeping his campaign floating with his own money.

Thompson apparently doesn’t seem to have enough of his own cash to chip into his campaign otherwise none of us would be seeing these kinds of headlines. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that he wasn’t paid that much when he served as a lobbyist for an abortion rights group. Thompson’s candidacy presents other problems as well: When he announces, all of the Law and Order episodes will have to be pulled off the air, including all of those that are currently in syndication. This move also has an effect on all of those fellow cast members including camera crews, make-up artists, casting directors and walk-on actors who will loose royalties for the more recent episodes.

Minnesota GOP Fund Raising Woes

Dunce…And while we’re talking about the financial woes of the GOP, it seems local statewide GOP teams have their own financial problems.

On another note, [ed.] said he got a call from GOP fundraisers for the special election and he refused to give any money because he did not trust the financial stewardship of the state party. And also because the caller was an asshole, he said.

Minnesota’s GOP has problems internally anyway. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (a.k.a. Bagdad Bachmann) has turned out to be even more bat-shit insane than the voters of MN Cong Dist 6 originally Bagdad Mall of Americarealized. Think Progress has a great piece on Congreswoman Bachman’s comparison to visiting Bagdad, Iraq to a trip to Mall of America in Minneapolis.

Eight-term Representative Mark Olson from Big Lake, MN has been dumped by the GOP Caucus after a jury cleared him of battery, but guilty for terrorizing his wife. While the trial was going on, it was revealed that this “GOP American Family Values” man would beat the shit out of his wife with a Holy Bible. In turn, she would defend herself by using her own HolyLesbian Patty Bible and beat him with it. Don’t believe me? Check out the audio of his confession…

The best part of this story is that Representative Mark Olson is extremely anti-gay marriage. You can check out a YouTube of him bitching in the Minnesota House yelling about his religious views about gays getting married.

Are you still interested in giving your money to these Minnesota GOP political-hacks?!?

US Senator Ted Stevens’ home raided: Underwear, lubes and Internets discovered

This needs no introduction because the story speaks for itselfAshamed Blog

The longest-serving Republican in U.S Senate history, who is known for delivering billions of federal dollars to his home state, Stevens in a statement said: “My attorneys were advised this morning that federal agents wished to search my home in Girdwood in connection with an ongoing investigation.

“I continue to believe this investigation should proceed to its conclusion without any appearance that I have attempted to influence the outcome,” it said.

Old FruitfliesHas anybody set up a webpage that keeps count of all of these GOP Senators and Congressman who’s lives are being invaded by FBI agents? Oh well – who cares about this one. Let him rot with the salmon spawn up river.

Have you heard about his son Ben Stevens? He’s an Alaskan state senator and he’s also under investigation for all kinds of mischief. It’s all of that “family values” that gets me warm and fuzzy on the inside, you know?!

Scary Mary (Poppins) re-cut trailerMe

Andrew Sullivan found the most horrifying film on the YouTube to date. It’s a remake of Mary Poppins, only four times the scare. I was so terrified, I was peeing in my trash lid full of rotten fruit and I screamed so hard, I scared the neighboring maggots back to pupa-stage.

Minn Cupcake Votes “No” On Minimum Wage

Why am I not suprised by this? Rep Michele BachmannBachmann Hitler (R-MN) decided that raising the minimum wage for low-income working folks just wasn’t necessary. How odd, that Jim Ramstad (R-MN) from our 3rd Congressional District even joined the rest of the Minnesota team and voted for the minimum wage increase.

So, with a total of 8 Congressional Districts in Minnesota, only two are represented by Republicans, and only one of those two voted against the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007: Minnesota’s very own “Katherine Harris, Version 2.0” Michele Bachmann.

Why do I get the sneaky suspicion that Bachmann is going to ride her four two years in office making Minnesota an embarrassment. The rest of us who aren’t in Bachmann’s 5th District should set up toll-booths and tarriff’s for entering and leaving the district, just to pay off the shame.

If she spent all of that time talking to God before she was elected, then is it safe to say that God hates poor people?!?

The other day, somebody in the local news was noting all of the uniqueness from Minnesota’s election last November. Camera is spot on and the voice over said: “Senator Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s first female elected to the US Senate!” and then the camera is on Keith Ellision and he’s smiling and the voice-over said; “Mr. Ellision is Minnesota’s first African-American elected to Congress and is the first Muslim elected to Congress!”. Then the camera was on Michele Bachman and there’s no voice-over because she speaks into the microphone and says; “Well, it’s not talked about much, but I’m the first female Republican elected to Congress!”

The Fruit FlyI wish I could find that piece. She going to be such an embarrassment to her District and her God for the next four years. I can’t wait for her husband Marcus to come flying out of the Closet like an old argyle sweater…. You just know that’s the next shoe to drop.

Updated:  Someone came along and left a comment and pointed out the “error of my ways”.  Bachman’s up for reelection in two years – and there’s already a great gaggle of DFL’ers ready to shoo her out the door.

Gossip

Gossip 5Ida: There she is… over there.

Nora: Mom! Don’t start.

Ida: I’m serious! Look at her! Witch…

Nora: Mother!

Ida: What?! At least I didn’t use the “B” word… witch…..

Nora: Mom, I’m going to change my clothes and I’m going home. Tim is working late and I have to pay the babysitter…

Ida: “…women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.” First Corinthians 14, versus 34 and 35. And there she goes right across the floor over to that medicine ball excercize.

Nora: Mom! Leave Senator Bachmann alone and quit yelling Scripture. Our trainer will hear us. Look, I don’t like her either and I agree, she is repulsive. But, she’s obviously here at the gym getting a nice workout with some honest excercize and work up a sweat. That’s all…now can we leave?

Ida: I’m just saying. Michele Bachmann… She’s real quick to tell you that gays can’t have rights in this country, and then she’ll tell you how much she hates our country because she has to pay taxes… “Render unto Ceasear what is Ceasar! Matthew 22:21!! ”

Nora: Shhhhhhh! You think they heard you in Milwaukee?! Look, the joke is on her. She gets up in front of the church congregation, gets the minister to endorse her as his selection to vote, and now the church is under investigation to remove it’s non-profit status. I actually thought it was funny when it was noted in the news that neither the minister of the church nor the church itself are within Michele Bachmann’s 6th Congressional district.

Ida: <chuckeling> …Witch. Remember that campaign ad she had just a few weeks ago: “And I’ll work to reduce government regulations…” I should have sent her a bag of California leaf spinach and a recipe for fried E-coli.

Nora: <giggling> I’m still laughing about that YouTube video where she gets wide-eyed and yells “I’M A FOOL FOR GOD!” Did you see that?

Ida: <choking on a drink from her water-bottle and laughing> And she says: “Ah’m Hot for Jesus!

Nora: <giggling louder> Shh! She’s looking at us, shush…

Ida: <cackling loudly and rudely> …And to think; she’s a former tax-attorney for the IRS.

Nora: Mother! Shush! <snickering>

Ida: <giggeling modestly> I’m just saying Darling… She brings her Bible into her politics and demands your brother Michael do without the rights to have a marriage with his life partner while she slops around in front of church congregations yelling “I’m on fire for God!!”. How can she preach her religion in our law-books about homosexuality when she gets up in church services begging for votes and her own Bible says Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says!!!?
Nora: Okay, now that time I’m sure she heard you. <giggling> Did you talk to Michael and Mike yesterday?

Ida: Of course she heard me, did you see that weird look she just gave us? And, don’t change the subject. Your brother and brother-not-in-law are both fine. Mike’s on a new medication and the doctor warned him it was his last of the three cocktail drugs. Oh! Didn’t tell you; Michael’s getting that promotion at work! Thank the Good Lord above that his job comes with domestic partnership benefits.

Nora: You think she’ll beat Patty Wetterling?

Bush on XanaxIda: I doubt it. Rumor has it that Hillary Rodham Clinton’s coming here to help Patty, and Laura Bush is coming here to help out … the Witch. Humph… The First Lady Xanax Queen is coming to Minnesota to stump for the Grand Old Hypocrit.

Nora: <gasp> Mother!

Ida: <grinning> I was reading Norwegianity after lunch today, and I got all upset all over again. It’s just way too much fun what the bloggers are saying about her. Did you see that Michele Bachmann landed her face on that MSNBC Keith Olbermann show as “Worst Person in the World“?! Unbelievable, one of our own state senators can get her mugshot on Keith Olbermann’s “worst person” list for that “come to Jesus and I’m on fire for God!” speech last week at that Living Word church.Habeus Corpse

Nora: Olbermann blasted the Republicans with that piece the other day about Habeus Corpus. Did you see that?

Ida: Michael emailed me the YouTube clip. Congress belly-ups the United States Constitution and Habeus Corpus while sitting comfortably their behinds watching ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Oh look…there she goes talking to Trudy at the cash register…Let me guess, she’s going to tell Trudy that she’s a “…Fool for Jesus!

Nora: Lower your voice Mother. <sigh> Well, you can eavesdrop on her all you want. I still have a babysitter at home who’s waiting to clean out my wallet.

Ida: <grabbing her arm> No, wait Darling.. Look, Bible-thumping Bachmann is headed on over to stationary bicycles. You think we can get her some training-wheels?

Nora: <giggling> Mother, your encouragable. You can despise that woman all you want, it isn’t going to matter anyway. Besides, you’re one to talk about Bible versus and ignoring that one that says you should love your enemies.

Ida: Oh phhhh-you. <grinning> It also says to “suffer the little children, for they are precious”. Did you see whatEphelba Michele Bachmann said after the news broke about that disgusting pedophile Congressman Mark Foley? Patty Wetterling blew a gasket and immediate condemned that pervert’s actions against that little boy and paid for an advertisement stating so that aired everywhere the following day. Michele Bachmann? She was quoted in the press to say, how did that go? Oh! I remember, the Wicked Witch of the East said; “Wetterling’s focus on the issue has been opportunistic and called the ad “a rush to judgment.” It’s disgusting. Michele Bachmann would ignore the life of that teenage boy and the horror Foley put him through and ask for caution in jumping to conclusions on judgeing one of her own sick-kind. The minute I heard how Bachmann said that we shouldn’t be so quick to judge Congressman Foley, I thought to myself; “Oh Lord….and she brags openly on the fact that she and her husband have been foster parents to over 20 children during their marriage…how much caution to judge would she have if it was one of her own children?”

Nora: I almost vomited when they said Foley emailed that boy and asked him to measure his genitalia and take photos of himself. What kind of monsters have been living in our hallowed halls of Congress?

Ida: <pointing to Michele Bachmann> It’s those kinds of monsters!

Minnesota RallyNora: It’s stunning, actually. And quit making a scene.

Ida: What is Darling?

Bachmann closeNora: That she can get elected to the State Senate and act the way she has towards gay and lesbian people. According to her; same-sex marriage threatens our Constitutional liberties. Michael said that he and Mike were the ones who took that photo of Michele Bachmann hiding behind the bushes peek-a-booing the GLBT Lobby Days celebrations on the capitol lawns two years ago. And then Michele Bachmann made up that huge lie about getting trapped in the ladies room at a restaurant and a couple of “lesbians harassed her”.

Ida: I still don’t understand why she wasn’t cited for that.

Nora: For what?

Ladies RoomIda: For that incident! She said she went into the ladies room where two lesbians accosted her and harassed her for her position on gay marriage. Then she went home and filed a complaint with the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Then the following day, demanded that the Capitol Police give her a body guard because of the alleged incident. Isn’t there some kind of crime for filing a false police report? LIAR!!

Nora: Mother! Quit yelling. I’m heading home. You and Daddy coming over tomorrow evening for dinner with Michael, Mike, Tim and the kids? …I’m making you favorite! Lasagna.

Ida: Of course we’ll be there Darling. I’ll bring a pumpkin pie. Are you still going with me Thursday evening to the DL meeting?

Nora: DL?

Ida: DL! Sure! Drinking Liberally! Remember I told you? Last week I went for the first time…and I got to meet the woman who put up that website “Dump Michele Bachmann dot com“.

Nora: No! You didn’t tell me Mother. You’re saying that you and Daddy actually went to a bar? ..and you were drinking?!?!

Ida: Oh no no no Darling… Daddy didn’t go with me! I went by myself!!

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