This type of humor only works if your own party doesn't suck on so many basic and fundamental levels.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 11.09.2009 @ 10:01
Oh yeah, like it did for victims of Stalin’s gulags and the Great Terror (28-30 million). Like it did for victims of Hitler’s little foray into world domination (6-7 million). Like it did for victims of Mao’s Cultural Revolution (30+ million).
Correlation does not equal causation. Hitler was a theist, though it is a common falsehood that he was not, spread by theists who would do anything possible to dissociate their belief system/gods with his.
Atheism is the lack of belief in god(s). It contains no dogmas, rituals, actions, belief systems, tenets, etc. There is nothing about atheism which would provide a causal link between atheism and any action.
Atheist wackos can be murderous vermin just as easily as fundamentalist wackos can.
Hitler was actually a pagan. A lapsed catholic, he ended up with a muddled belief in the old Teutonic gods but never ritualized his beliefs.
ed.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 11.09.2009 @ 20:41
Atheism would make us safer.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 11.09.2009 @ 09:09
In all of this, I have yet to hear a reasonable answer to the question: What do the insurance corporations bring to the table?
Because as far as I can tell, it's absolutely positively nothing.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.09.2009 @ 22:40
While I agree that the GOP as a whole won’t support the public option, a few individual GOP members might if they see a political advantage.
Any politician on either side would support just about anything if they saw a political advantage.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.09.2009 @ 13:55
Please give me an example of anything, or any program, that the GOVERNMENT has run that was successful? EVER?
How would you define successful?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.09.2009 @ 12:41
So you want the President to do what we the people want, right? No? Then that’s just fluff to make your bitter hatred sound patriotic, which is shameful.
Logic and reason? How unpatriotic of you busboy. It's obvious that you hate America and are, by default, a socialist.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.09.2009 @ 08:41
Who will determine what are “unnecessary tests”? Despite biology and chemistry being a science, medicine is a merger of science and art. What works for one person doesn’t work for another and therefore an unncessary test for one person, is a necessary step for another to diagnose.
Excellent point. I've had THREE cases where my private insurance company tried to deny coverage of tests that they deemed unnecessary. Three very long and painful battles ensued between my private insurance company and me. My doctor worked with me as hard as she could and we eventually got them to concede, but it was a nightmare filled with insurance company bullshit and weak, uninformed (medically) logic on their part.
These “unnecessary steps savings” concept will not fly especially since the plan doesn’t address tort reform. Any savings/rewards for doctors may not offset the loss in the “sue the pants off them and make me instantly rich” mentality that exists today.
Bah. Nonsense. That idea is mostly a myth, and private insurance corporations do this already. Tort reform is a corporatist distraction from the boots on the ground reality. Tort reform limits rights and personal freedom, and is used as a red herring. A vast majority of "sue the pants off them" cases are tossed before they ever go anywhere, but only AFTER they gain headline attention. The sensationalist cases that get headlines distract from real people with actual cases of negligence and shoddy practice both by medial professionals and the insurance corporations.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 9.09.2009 @ 11:08
Try the truth. It would be a nice change after 8 years of bombastic lies.
I wholeheartedly agree.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 4.09.2009 @ 11:20
Serious question, Chuck, because I don’t know. Does Phelps seek the destruction of the United States?
heh. That is only my interpretation of his insanity. An in depth study is impossible due to my gag reflex.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 4.09.2009 @ 11:26