There was a diary at Dkos last evening that highlighted the following comment thread, short that it may be. I wanted to share this with everyone here at BlueNC, because not only is there a teaching moment here but the comment to the winger was both extremely well written AND hilarious. The reason it was a short thread was that after the return comment was dropped like a reality bomb from the heavens, things got mighty quiet regarding this subject in the forum. Heh! We all know that Whole Foods is in a Whole lotta trouble right now due to their CEO's big neo-conservative mouth. I guess we organic food luvin' dirty hippies didn't appreciate his dissin' health care reform. However, whenever a progressive has a take on something in a public forum, you know a wingnut will be there to argue their Rush Limpbaugh approved talking points. Well, this chowderhead just got their ignorant right-wing talking point comments shoved up his/her backside, and it is a thing of beauty.
The comment thread discusses that the government can do a better job of bringing consumer prices down and create competition than insurance companies alone regarding health insurance.
Then hilarity ensues.
You're an ignoramus. Look at the facts. Anything the government has involved itself in haS becomes less efficient and more expensive. That's not partisan it's reality. The CBO has twice now substantiated that this trend will only continue if the government gets involved. We need to address the cost of health care but the gov. is not the solution.
Posted by Stump
Commenter MBShopper shot back this kick in the ass:
Once again, for the benefit of the government-can't-get-anything-right flock:
I AM AN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE SHITHEEL
This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.
At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and tTechnology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issed by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.
After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to ny house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it's valuables thanks to the local police department.
I then log on to the internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on freerepublic.com and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right.
The only reason government doesn't work is because conservative Republican administrations defunded and/or patronage staffed them with people with ties to special business interests: to wit the last FDA, Dept of Interior and Agriculture under Bush. No one seems to have a problem with pumping over $500Bil to the Defense Department which last I hear is a socialized entity.