Friday, February 4, 2011

Zandar's Thought Of The Day

Another day, another gobsmacking example of the staggeringly ignorant people running this country.

A fun nugget buried in this story about Rep. Ann Buerkle's (R-NY) first town hall meeting as an elected member of Congress. Constituents repeatedly asked a puzzled Buerkle about her health benefits. She couldn't figure out why. But her staff sure could.
Buerkle, who voted to repeal the health care reform act, was twice asked about the health insurance she receives as a government employee. At first she said she couldn't understand why people were so interested in her health insurance, and that taxpayers didn't pay anything for it. She later corrected herself after being handed a note from a staffer. Like most employees, she pays for a portion of her insurance and her employer, the government, pays the rest, she said.

Buerkle's argument was her health insurance was "employer-provided".  She just forgot who her employer was, apparently.

The more I think about it, the more I realize that it's not that Republicans are simply ignoring the half of the facts that make their positions constitute blatant hypocrisy, it's that they really don't know what the hell is going on, because asking questions and going outside the talking points only gets you punished.

Ignorance, in other words, is bliss.

9 comments:

Silver Owl said...

*sigh* It is so fucking difficult to teach kids that one needs to have skills and some knowledge/understanding of basics to apply for jobs when today's adults in government are of such a low standard Buerkle.

After all the years she's been living in the U.S. what part of government does she not get is funded by the taxpayer? I'm so sick of the dumb white republican crap.

dave in boca said...

Zander is easily the most ignorant fucktard on the memeorandum left-loser side of the spectrum, and Silver Owl appears to be a racist "dumb white..".

Probably both should be tossed into a back ward of the local psychiatric hospital for extended observation.

StarStorm said...

Oh hey, I think we found out who the Incredible Credibility Problem is.

Okay, probably not, but yeah, you're not the first moron. Let's go for some originality.

Anyways, I'd say "projection much", but come on, that's too EASY.

Unknown said...

Hey there, dave in boca! You type pretty well for a cat.

So what's with the fugly guy in the pic who's ass-fucking you?

dave in boca said...

@allan Sorry I'm not a spermburper like you and Zander. Your breath smells like warm dick, I'll bet, and keep posting on this dick-breaths site to get your pebbles off.

StarStorm said...

God-fucking-dammit, I see enough homophobic insults in my games, why the fuck do I see them in one of my favorite blogs.

Unknown said...

Dave apparently heard "ad hominem" and thought it was spelled HOMOnem and meant that he should toss out random bits of gay bashing.

StarStorm said...

Maybe so, but it's bad enough I hear someone call just about everyone gay because he can't get a handle on MNC's Assassin.

StarStorm said...

Although, to be fair, "sperm bumper" is one I've never heard before.

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