No one, and I do mean NO one, does political satire today quite like ReasonTV’s Remy. His efforts this time combine two major recent headlines, and he makes an inescapable (and deeply troubling) point.
Welcome to the new United States of America, where a people “…of the government, by the government, for the government…“, shall not perish from this earth:
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Tagged health, health care, military, political satire, politics, REASON TV, Remy, VA scandal, veterans
Are you familiar with the term “retconning”?
It stands for “Retroactive continuity“, and basically means when a previously established fact(s) is altered in the continuity of a fictional work. Retconning happens in movies, TV shows and comic books all the time, especially when the writer wants to unmake something that’s already happened, like if a character died and they want him/her back.
But again, …comic books. Movies.
Fiction. As in: “Not real”.
Because you can’t “retcon” reality.
And yet what else can you call this?
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Tagged ACA, Ellison, health, health care, history, Obama, Obamacare, retcon, Retconning, Retroactive continuity, revised history
Oh, wait. What? No! They’re serious? Really?!?
But that’s …insane!
(via Mary Katherine Ham at HotAir.com) – “…You have a friend who is a lifelong couch potato with diabetes and a heart problem. He declares his intention to run a marathon with no training whatsoever. You advise him against this, fearing he won’t be able to handle it and hurt himself.
He runs the marathon, almost dies at Mile 16, and then blames you for not carrying him 26.2 miles.
This is the GOP’s obligation to Obamacare, a law it had no hand in passing because it was afraid of exactly this meltdown. …”
This week a news report from CNBC raised some eyebrows, as it highlighted the likely risk of fraud and abuse in conjunction with the implementation of Obamacare:
Scammers have been at it for more than a year now, but consumer advocates and security experts warn that the problem will worsen as we get closer to Oct. 1. That’s when the millions of uninsured Americans can use a health insurance exchange, set-up by their state or by the federal government, to shop for coverage.
Just got back from vacation……..and really don’t have time (or energy) to post anything today.
Here’s one of my favorite routines, from one of my favorite comedians. Don’t think I’ve heard this since school, and I recall being rather jealous that I didn’t think of it first.
Have a good Wednesday, and we’ll be back to normal tomorrow.