Socialist Superman vs the Hospital Hater

“Bah, hospitals! Who needs ’em?”, said old man Stanton. Luckily, there was someone there to set him straight before he started quoting Ayn Rand again.

Socialist Superman And The Hospital Hater

Fact-checking is so 1950's.

Arizona Shooter of Congresswoman Giffords was Self-Defined Terrorist

I’m pretty sure these videos are from today’s shooter. For some reason, the spelling of the name, “Laughner” that has been released is incorrect. His real name was Jared Lee Loughner of Tucson, Arizona. Today, he murdered a number of people, including Federal Judge John Roll, and critically wounded many more, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It’s a dreadful tragedy, and I was searching for anything that might give us some idea why he did what he did.
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Farmville has its own Congressman.

And he’s not bad.

Sadly, he was ganked by the right honourable Senator for Darkfall shortly after making this speech.

Connecticut for Lieberman party campaigns agains Joe Lieberman.

I found this remarkable. The chap in this video is Dr. John Mertens, and he really is the Chairman of the Connecticut for Lieberman party, the party Joe set up when he got beaten by Ned Lamont in the 2006 Democratic primary race, in order for him to contest (and sadly win) the election as an independent with heavy Republican support.

At some point they really need to change the name of their party. Also, they should probably apologise to Ned Lamont, though he may well consider their work to get Joe to act in the interests of his constituents to be apology enough.

MEP Daniel Hannan lies about the UK on US Television for money.

While socialised medicine is considered with great mistrust in the US, here in the UK, no political party would dare to suggest that the dear old NHS should be replaced. Unless, of course, they didn’t think anyone from Britain would notice.

In this clip, UK Conservative, MEP Daniel Hannan, holds court with the crown prince of right-wing crazy, Glenn Beck.

You would not think it to listen to Hannan and his FOX friends, but we do actually also have private medicine here. It’s much cheaper than the US, of course, because they have to compete with the NHS, but if you have the money, you can still buy whatever healthcare you desire. You can also buy painkillers pretty much anywhere. Hannan’s “friend” that claims that NHS staff got aggressive with him for trying to buy painkillers is either fictional, or not telling the whole story. Also, those prostate cancer survival rate claims have been debunked so many times (they’re measured totally differently in the different countries so have no relation to eachother), nobody with any respect for their audience ought to be trotting them out. Ah right, I forgot, it’s Glenn Beck.

Daniel Hannan is of course the man who famously insisted that the BNP is a party of the far-left. He has clearly learned from Beck, who is equally happy to claim that the Nazi party was left wing, as part of the “liberal fascism” smear.

Why is Daniel Hannan still a member of the Conservative party? This man is getting a platform because of his membership of a mainstream party, and is using it to be paid to tell the most grievous lies about the UK, and Europe. Lies that would not be tolerated here.

Yesterday he found a new friend, Mr Hannity. Apparently he is spending a great deal of time in the US campaigning against healthcare reform. Do the people who elected him to the European parliament realise this is how he is spending his time? How much money is he making from his disloyal behaviour?

Dear US readers. Daniel Hannan is a liar being paid to lie, and you should not place any stock in his words. The leader of his party, David Cameron, has said in response “I support the NHS 100% and the Conservative Party supports the NHS 100%. We are the party that gives the biggest amount of support to the NHS. It is incredibly important to my family. It is incredibly important to this country.”.

That’s all very well, Mr Cameron, but Mr Hannan is not doing his job, and making the UK look bad in the eyes of America. Kick him out.

I should thank him, I suppose, for making me sufficiently angry to end a month-long lack of posting!

Captain America on Torture.

If Captain America was interviewed by Fox News’ Sean Hannity:

Captain America hates torture.

Captain America hates torture.

He’s also not big on detaining people indefinitely without trial.

Luckily for him, Captain America is just about the only guy in the US who can get away with saying stuff like that without being called unamerican.

Microsoft threatens to leave US if tax-loopholes are closed.

Steve Ballmer of Microsoft is threatening to pull out of the US, if the Obama administration moves to close tax loop-holes that are allowing multinationals to avoid paying tax.:

“It makes U.S. jobs more expensive. We’re better off taking lots of people and moving them out of the U.S. as opposed to keeping them inside the U.S.”

He might love his company (a little too much), but he doesn’t seem to like the country that allowed it to grow and thrive. Microsoft managed perfectly well under previous, much higher, tax regimes, but I guess they’ve gotten used to not having to put much back in to America. Or maybe ol’ Crazy Steve is just shooting his mouth off without thinking again.