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Intro: "Some days just leave me speechless - Angry - and more than a little pissed off. This little treasure just takes my breath away. In order for 9/11 Responders to receive needed medical care and treatment, they have to be screened against the Department of Homeland Security Terrorism Watch List. It's the law."

A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center, 09/15/01. (photo: Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres/US Navy)
A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center, 09/15/01. (photo: Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres/US Navy)



9/11 Responders Are Terrorists?

By John Cory, Reader Supported News

21 April 11


Reader Supported News | Perspective

 

ome days just leave me speechless - Angry - and more than a little pissed off.

This little treasure just takes my breath away. In order for 9/11 Responders to receive needed medical care and treatment, they have to be screened against the Department of Homeland Security Terrorism Watch List. It's the law.

Apparently, true patriot Florida Republican Rep. Cliff Stearns, attached an amendment to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Law that was passed by Congress last May. This amendment bars any and all 9/11 Responders from treatment if they have not been cleared by DHS. Obviously rushing into burning and crumbling skyscrapers to save lives is a suspicious activity that indicates possible ties and sympathy to - terrorists.

Pardon my French, but -- are you fucking kidding me!

And Democrats let this piece of manure pass? The smell didn't bother them?

And where is that grand old "I want my country back-proud to be an American" Tea Party? Did they get lost at a "birther" convention in the Trump Towers?

Honest to God, I don't know what to say about this - this miserly, mean-spirited little Republican representative and his cohorts who seem to enjoy inflicting cruelty and pain on the men and women who risked life and limb to save lives on that horrible day and the days and weeks afterward. This is how we honor their heroism and sacrifice? Really?

This odious piece of excrement stinks to high heaven.

Where are the Democrats? Where is the so-called media? Rachel? Chris? FOX? Where are the rest of us?

Have we become a nation that smears the dead and the very people who risk their lives daily for us in order to save a few pennies or gain political points and increase campaign contributions?

Apparently.

I say get hold of your Congressperson and Senator and demand that this amendment, this insult to 9/11 Responders and their families, be repealed and dumped in the trashcan of false patriotic piety. Let everyone know about this travesty and tell them to put heat on the media to actually use their celebrity status to do some good for their country for a change. Spread the word on every blog you visit.

And then - send it to the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic parties, and especially the White House.

What good will it do?

It can't do any harm.

And it might help us feel like real Americans again.

Even if it's just for a little while.


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+56 # ahmo 2011-04-22 16:35
Unf'believeable ! these people would eat their own in a heartbeat. ...Wait, they ARE eating their own, the citizens of their own nation. WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE????
 
 
+23 # DMG 2011-04-23 08:41
My bumper sticker says . . .

Republican Politicians to THEIR voters
are like . . . WILD Animals eating their young!

The American people have allowed ourselves to be divided and we are being eaten by the WILD ANIMALS . . .

Who I might add in the midst of all the budget cuts have not ONE suggested THEY (POLITICIANS) take some cuts . . . WAKE UP AMERICA!!! tHEY WILL CUT YOUR HEALTH CARE BUT HAVE YOU EVEN ASKED THE cost OF THEIRS?
 
 
+8 # Rita Walpole Ague 2011-04-23 12:57
ahmo, here's some outrage for ya.....

BUSHWHACKED and KOCHSUCKED -

VILLAINAIRES, GO TO HELL!!!!!
 
 
+41 # Sean 2011-04-22 17:49
Well John...your own government very likely orchestrated the 911 attacks, so this would make sense. The responders were trying to help the people the government was trying to kill for political purposes. Why are you confused?
 
 
+61 # in deo veritas 2011-04-22 21:58
The truth about this will come out but will it be in time to expose the rottenness we are infected with since even before 911. I wouldn't put anything past the Bush regime. The complicity of the Dems in letting this travesty slide by is unforgivable.
 
 
+27 # Capn Canard 2011-04-23 09:59
Well, I got an answer but it is ugly. All of our actions as a Gov't are based on protecting the most profitably industries. It reminds me of Shays Rebellion(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shays%27_Rebellion) following the Revolutionary War. The soldiers of the Colonial Army went unpaid and broke thus these farmers had foreclosures on their farms(sound familiar?) so they revolted, and our wonderful Gov't put down Daniel Shays' rebellion. Nice. America is not concerned with fairness and equitable treatment of those who sacrificed their lives. Most Americans are just tools to used by the POWER STRUCTURE of WEALTH. My advice to everyone is don't be a tool.
 
 
+26 # Dave W. 2011-04-23 10:43
Sean, Absolutely agree with you. If you've read "Project for a New American Century" it practically spells out the 9/11 attacks. Years before they happened. 9/11 was greatest day in GOP history. "Disaster Capitalism" realized, to steal Naomi Klein's phrase. Evidence for this is overwhelming. Why won't more people look at this? John Cory, if you see this post, do us ALL a favor. Delve into this subject. We're not "conspiracy nuts." And we're not "chumps" either. We know we've been had and "Uncle Sam" had his white gloved hand in it. Puzzles create a clear picture once you've put the pieces together. You're writing is superb but Sean here is correct. It all fits together.
 
 
+49 # in deo veritas 2011-04-22 21:55
I hope to hell that when this little rat or his family need assistance from fire or police that they fail to answer the call! This is the most revolting thing done yet by the corporate fascist government we are saddled with.
 
 
+7 # wantrealdemocracy 2011-04-23 10:28
The most revolting thing about our corporate fascist government is that the people keep voting the bastards back to continue screwing us and killing our mother the earth. STOP VOTING FOR ANY PERSON NOW IN ELECTED OFFICE IN WASHINGTON D.C. Got that? Do not vote for your Representative, your two Senators of the current puppet in the White House.

Make a resolution now to keep up your strength when you are assaulted by the TV ads in the election season that is now beginning. It is all lies and empty promises. We will get no change until we throw out the corrupt.
 
 
+3 # Kim Jones 2011-04-24 10:35
Quoting wantrealdemocracy:
The most revolting thing about our corporate fascist government is that the people keep voting the bastards back to continue screwing us and killing our mother the earth. STOP VOTING FOR ANY PERSON NOW IN ELECTED OFFICE IN WASHINGTON D.C. Got that? Do not vote for your Representative, your two Senators of the current puppet in the White House.

Make a resolution now to keep up your strength when you are assaulted by the TV ads in the election season that is now beginning. It is all lies and empty promises. We will get no change until we throw out the corrupt.

We the People of the United States of America, need to remember this great line...• Of all the ideas that became the United States, there's a line here that's at the heart of all the others. "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new Guards for their future security."
 
 
+74 # GTrout 2011-04-22 22:16
I'm surprised there's any surprise here! A few months from now it will have been 10 years since the attacks. That's 5 terms for a House member, nearly two for a Senator. Do you REALLY think these bozos are any more concerned at looking past the current quarter's results than any other corporate shill? They'll throw anyone under their bus if it means cementing their position with more votes or - better yet - more payoffs from lobbyists and corporations. What have the 9/11 responders done for these politicians? I mean really - fund raisers? Get out the vote campaigns? TV appearances? No! And worse, they're all sick with pre-existing conditions of at least 10 years, and now they want taxpayer money to fund free medical care to help them?! I mean, really, that's money the Republicans can give to rich people and corporations... and be assured of getting a hefty share back.
 
 
+33 # giraffee2012 2011-04-22 22:58
when a republican wins an election - one more nail in the coffin for democracy.

Even if you used to be a republican == look at the scum that fly under the R flag today -- they are bought and paid for by the Koch brothers.

Corporations are not individuals. They don't look like one, don't talk like one, don't live like one, don't quack likke one (etc) so HOW THE HECK did the Strupemes rule they are one (with 5th and 14th and 1st amendment rights?)

Bc Scalia/Thomas SLEPT with the Kock brothers before they ruled in their favor.

REPEAL that decision --- yes YOU: Stupremes.

When the United States is ruled by man (we the people) = democracy.

When the United States is bought and paid for by corporations ($$$ and not man) = facism.

Start writing to your Congress Persons to start legislation to repeal that 2010 decision.

VOTE in 2012 -- vote for a democrat else you'll go down with the rest of us
 
 
+22 # Dave W. 2011-04-23 10:31
giraffee, I share your disdain for the goddamned Republicans. But you better read Cory's article again. DEMOCRATS are complicit in this. They've been complicit in making concessions to GOP bastards for thirty years now. Not every Democrat of course. But enough...always enough. Democrats are "part of the problem. Our system is corrupt and Democrats are part of the system. Cory asks "where are the Democrats." Answer: fundraising just like their rapacious counterparts in the elephant suits. You tell us, "vote for a Democrat." That should not include ANY Democrat. If you lived in Nebraska, perhaps you do I wouldn't know, would YOU vote for Ben Nelson-D, who voted with the Republicans over 90% of the time in 2010? Simply having a "D" in back of your name does NOT guarantee blanket immunity from corruption. Vote for the "best" candidate. I'd vote for Bernie Sanders-I of Vermont in a heartbeat. He's a helluva lot more "Democrat" than the dude currently residing on Pennsylvania
Ave. As for Scalia/Thomas.. .Thomas should be impeached on tax evasion charges besides the fact the man should NEVER have been a Supreme in the first place. And Scalia should be outfitted with an English wig as so befitting his pompous ass status.
 
 
+5 # giraffee2012 2011-04-23 16:52
Dave -- point well taken. As ver Bernie Sanders (I of Vermone) - he's TOP on my list of (for/by/of the people).

My theory about Dems v Republicans is that the Republicans as a Majority in either house seem to chip away at Democracy in ruthless ways. Dems are not clean but as a block - we have a better chance to survive.

E.G. Wisconsin and other mid-west R governors' actions will take as many years to "undo" as the actions of Bush & company did at the Federal level.

As for the D's --- although the R's and much of both sides in the media dry the D's didn't pass a budget (and other such) -- we know the R's ran more filibusters between 08-10 etc.

I heard on RT.com (Russian Television) that the Dems have a "motion" before the Stupremes to repeal the 2010 "corp $" decision -- still looking for proof though.


MAYBE more good guy Congressmen (like Sanders - who is tops) will run on the I ticket.
 
 
+15 # wantrealdemocracy 2011-04-23 10:32
Give me a break!! Vote for either of the two corrupt corporate political parties and we will CONTINUE to go down. Tell me, what difference is there between the two bunches of greedy bastards? Both go for war after war, trillions to the banksters, and terrible cuts to all of our badly needed domestic programs to fund the EVIL EMPIRE. Our only hope to stop the downward movement is to throw out the corrupt and that means kick out both the Democreaps and the Repukelicans.
 
 
+7 # Observer 47 2011-04-23 11:44
giraffee, two arguments with your statements. One, voting does nothing; the elections are totally rigged. No one who will actually change things in this country will ever be nominated, let alone elected. Two, check out Thom Hartmann's recent articles. It seems that the Supreme Court never did rule that corporations are people, back in the late 1800's. It was a clerical oversight that the railroads ran with, and it has become de facto law. But not actual law.
 
 
+1 # giraffee2012 2011-04-23 20:47
Ovserver 47

Yes and No to D v R -- The TParty is taking hold of the R's and nothing can be more dangerous (reasons mentioned in other articles).

As for the Railroad information -- THAT is new to me and makes me even more afraid (and angry) at the 2010 Decision - thanks for the infor.
 
 
+4 # Patricia Robinett 2011-04-22 23:00
BOOOOOOOO
boooooooooo
HISSSSSSSSSS
hisssssssssss
 
 
+47 # AngryMan 2011-04-22 23:11
As "AngryMan" my anger is running out. There are countless scenarios on which I could spend my currency but egregious and obscene behavior is now the norm. Banks get bailouts while Joe American can go pound sand. Hero first-responder s on 9/11 are now vermin. The war against drugs, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, all drain money for no good reason that matters to the people, yet they continue unchecked. Gitmo is still open for business and nobody has figured out who put the Anthrax into envelopes. The Bush crime family goes on, unfettered by the damage they did. BP is still getting money from our government and making very little restitution for the damage they caused. 11 people died on the Deepwater Horizon yet nobody is guilty of any wrongdoing. Permits to "drill baby, drill" in deep water have now been let. Leakers of a video showing murders are sought, yet the murders themselves go unpunished. Pat Tillman is still dead from friendly fire and the cover-up is complete. Though we based our invasion into Iraq on "facts being fixed around policy", nobody asks about what will happen as a consequence.

So what great egregious act of the day should I get pissed about? The unimaginable and hideous has played out in real life many, many times. That which catches the interest of politicians is unknown to me, but it sure isn't what angers me.
 
 
+6 # Observer 47 2011-04-23 11:46
Couldn't have said it better myself, AngryMan. Bravo!
 
 
+16 # Arika 2011-04-23 00:43
You guys are awesome! It was an inside job, and it is no surprise. What does get me is, don't these corporate bastards get that poison air will be what they breathe? Radiation will infect them too? These heroes will risk their lives to save them? Maybe not, I hope not! But they probably will.
 
 
+24 # H.M. Sutton 2011-04-23 01:13
And surprise, surprise, note that this politician is from FLORIDA!

Good grief.
 
 
+19 # rhwasc 2011-04-23 02:26
This is heartbreaking. I apologize for every real American who cares for our country, what it was, and what we hope it will be someday again. Our congress, led by lawyers, has divided this country better than any terrorist group ever could. Whatever happened on 9/11 the great men and women who risked and lost their life to save others should be honored every moment of ever day. Your courage amidst the chaos should provide you with every benefit available and yet we treat our soldiers the very same way. Shame on you, Con
 
 
+22 # ginger gee 2011-04-23 03:08
i think the real reason is that these first responders are getting sick from the toxic dust of 9-11 so now they are a liability to the medical insurers.  so they pay politicians to change the laws to protect their profits. in exchange, the politician gets extra campaign funding. as far as they are concerned, the first responders can live their shortened lives in pain and die of untreated disease. what in the world has happened to America? all the rules (moral, political, financial) have changed so that the worst people rise to the top. for the most part, only the most devious, greedy and merciless thrive because they're the only ones with big campaign budgets. if enough people ignored the campaign advertising and only voted for those with a proven track record of ethical politics, we could get around this. any chance?
 
 
+6 # diospsytrek 2011-04-23 04:53
its why we need bigger government - we need screeners to screen the screeners
 
 
+25 # NanFan 2011-04-23 04:53
Once again, SHAME ON us if we do nothing about this and vote in Republicans who believe this is the right thing to do.

I'm with those who say they are not surprised; I am not. But I am outraged, once again, that this is what we who vote have allowed to happen over and over again. Remember the 2004 election when nearly 55 million people voted to retain Bush, a known war criminal, as president of the US? I remember reading the front page of Britain's "Daily Mirror" that said, "How can 55 million people be so dumb!"

I say that now. We are heading down the path of pure destruction, bitter implosion, because we blindly accept the politicians who do NOT care about the people.

Shame on us! I'm mad and I, for one, will not lie down and take this anymore, even if I don't get heard, even if things don't change. To do nothing is the greatest evil of all.

Look for my continued outrage on this site, in Godot, and elsewhere...whe rever I can speak out.

Terrorists? Really???? Who are the real terrorists? Republican, for sure, and any politician who allows this "law" to be enforced against the 9/11 responders.
 
 
+9 # Observer 47 2011-04-23 11:54
NanFan, to your point about the 55 million who voted for Bush: how do you know that that's a fact? I sat here in Ohio and watched the vote tallies change from Kerry to Bush over a matter of a few hours. I saw our Secretary of State do everything in his power, sometimes despite court orders, to rig the election. I saw copies of memos supporting Bush that came from inside the company that built the voting machines. I don't believe for a heartbeat that Bush was legitimately elected. We don't have elections anymore---we have appointments. Those who will do the most to help the corporatocracy are appointed and put into office. No election is involved.
 
 
+1 # giraffee2012 2011-04-23 20:58
Observer 47 -- Thanks for the information from Ohio -- PLUS don't forget the Kerry conceded before the final count was in --- which was truly amazing. Ya think he was threatened? Don't forget Rove's "words" drove the negative ads against Kerry and McCain about their history during Vietnam -- and he still runs free.
 
 
+16 # NanFan 2011-04-23 04:55
Who's next to be screened by this "law" before receiving health care? You? Me? Anyone??
 
 
-7 # pol 2011-04-23 05:31
Not making excuses,-- and it's not a good one, anyway,-- but isn't this the bill that Anthony Weiner had the hissy fit about and we saw repay many, many times on YouTube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O_GRkMZJn4

Is it possible that Dems had to swallow that bitter pill in order to get the Republicans to vote for it?
 
 
+20 # Gary Ray Pierson 2011-04-23 05:41
If the haven't open the Kennedy Files in 50 years, do you really think they'll dig into this? An inside job is an inside job and when it's your own government or I should say, your own CEO's, Banks and the War Machine doing it.. Your never going to know the truth, legally. Open the Kennedy Files NOW and lets follow the money George. Cpl. Pierson, 101st Airborne Vietnam
 
 
+1 # giraffee2012 2011-04-23 20:59
Right on George and thanks for your service.
 
 
+15 # fredboy 2011-04-23 06:05
Nothing from Florida surprises me. Their legislature just gutted the state's consumer protection laws. Their waters are teeming with harmful algae and extremely dangerous bacteria generated by unchecked fertilizer abuses. And now a Rep. craps on the heads of 911 responders. And, as you say, the Democrats sit mute while Obama stays busy shining the Republicans' shoes. Welcome to hell--and warn your friends to avoid retirement and vacationing in the Sunshine State.
 
 
+3 # Doctoretty 2011-04-23 07:00
You won't win this one, sad to say. But there are bigger battles to be fought!
 
 
+8 # Carolann 2011-04-23 07:20
We are either dealing with the height of conspiracy or we are dealing with simple minded men. Politicians are typically social misfits. Most of them are looking for a piece of legislature to call their creation... that is their goal in life. It doesn't matter who they step on to get it or how stupid it really is. As we already know, nobody in Congress READS these goofy Bills . They just pass it on and hope they can add something onto it to give themselves something to go home and brag about at re-election time. And then there are those who are determined to be Republicans and stand behind any and every thing they propose... right or wrong. Like they don't have an f-ing brain of their own. I wish the people who need this information were the ones reading these articles and posts. Unfortunately, it's mostly us Liberals agreeing with each other. Too bad we can't get the word to everyone that if you are middle class or poor, you would be crazy to support any Republican any where.
 
 
+12 # Carolann 2011-04-23 07:23
Anthony Weiner is my hero. He is extremely smart and dedicated and stands far above the general mold of politicians in DC.
 
 
+4 # giraffee2012 2011-04-23 21:01
CarolAnn = Anthony Weiner and Bernie Sanders are both heros and they stand for democracy -- we need more of them
 
 
+2 # Dave W. 2011-04-24 16:52
giraffe2012, Agree with you and CarolAnn. Weiner is "old school" Democrat willing to go toe to toe with the Conservative swine that completely have taken over the GOP and large segments of Democrats. Sanders is a first rate fighter as well and I was really sorry when Alan Grayson and Russ Feingold were not re-elected. Wisconsin voters are already feeling the sting of their error and Florida...is well...Florida. No disrespect to any Floridians with any sense. I'm sure there's many. But "Governor" Rick Scott!!!??? It DOES make you wonder.
 
 
+12 # wfalco 2011-04-23 08:05
This is just another example of the lengths the Repubs will go to make it difficult for the Average Joe to get help. They will always protect corporate interests -and go to any extreme to impress their new base of tea drinking supporters. Every matter of legislation,app arently, must include something that will cut costs. It does not matter, and is probably a benefit to this crowd, if the "cost cut" adversely affects a working class stiff who is "looking for a hand out."

So you rushed to the WTC to dig people out of the rubble? Now you feel a little sick and actually want a "hand out?" Screw you!Pay for your own health care.
 
 
+10 # thomash 2011-04-23 08:39
It's not Democrats or Republicans It is both. GREED and CONTROL
 
 
+12 # tedrey 2011-04-23 08:53
There's a level of perversion not mentioned yet. If they can insist on a so-called terrorist check before they pay health-care for those LEAST likely to be terrorists, they can easily demand it for ANYONE seeking health-care. Then for anyone seeking ANYTHING from the government, student loans, business loans, tax refunds, you name it!
And this from the part which claims to be against the intrusion of government in citizen's affairs!
Coincidence?
 
 
+5 # Mandala 2011-04-23 10:08
THEY owned >51% of Planet "Wealth", THEIR Fools "Gold" hyperbolically, exchanging for promissory save paper "money". You, pathetic obedient non-human slaves since the Age of THEIR Muscle & Mind Machines began. Now THEY control the Planet TOTALLY in Mammonic Double Think propagandising, in Gargantuan vile "For Us Alone" diabolic crafty, foul ingenuity. Great 2001, the final 12 Generation Megalomanic Countdown to THEIR NWO, so long slimily rehearsed before. Now - it IS. We, the slaves in THEIR gaudy blinding lights & deafening cacophony, >90% of us, disposable. No hearts or right brained feel, they sneer most ugly & count their piles of Gold as Earth rots in screaming terror. All Nature, its Truth & Beauty from 4 Billion Years before, irrelevant, extinct. TODAY - theirs, not ALL Life Posterity. Nihilist, stubbed fork tongue poison cestode suck making THEIR own with OUR usery, in diabolic pleasure maim & kill. Roll over, tummies tickled, capitulate, believe their Dreams then not so, disembowelled. Now, YOU have no choice unless.... "Heaven" forever gone.

Civilised Man always the same. Now, in THEIR WORLD, your "toys" & Paper Money. Your Lives worthless if not of VALUE to them, on THEIR PLANET, and IF you pay THEIR Price, or doas told, OR ELSE.. In Greed & Lust not Love does Devil Sciamachy fester. So now, where are Ye, Priceless Men of Love & Truth?
 
 
+6 # CragJensen 2011-04-23 11:00
These people don't even make sense! What do 9/11 Responders have to do with terrorism? – I don't get it. Where is the connection? What was the thought behind such an insidious little piece of legislation? There has got to be an angle – somewhere – somehow – some way or another. Is some rich bastard somewhere profiting from this outrageous piece of crap law. Or is it it just another cover up tactic for something dark and hidden and hideous?
Or - perhaps the questions we should be asking are - are Republican politicians actually real people? Or are they merely soulless robots that have been custom made-to-order in the bowels of some secret Koch-Industries laboratory? Or perhaps they are a group of sinister, outlaw aliens from some distant planet that have slipped through a wormhole in space – a wormhole that empties out into Washington DC.

(To be continued)
 
 
0 # CragJensen 2011-04-23 11:01
(Continued from previous post)
Ah me... one could speculate from now until the end of time I suppose. But why waste brain cells on such a futile exercise? Washington is chock-full of psychopaths – and these psychopaths make it their business to screw each and everyone of us - each and every day of our lives. Everyone with even the slightest amount of intelligence knows this – so why waste precious time bemoaning and belaboring?

Brings to mind a few words from a little song I know:

“Everything's been turned around, inverted and thrown upside down but that's OK.
'Cause my twisted thoughts grow clearer as your technicolor slowly turns to gray.
Laughter fell like rain inside my head until they took it all away
And now -
It's just another Addams family day...”

To hear the whole song go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImMD-eBFGbo

But be careful – it might just cheer you up – LOL...
 
 
+8 # ruthee 2011-04-23 12:08
What? What? Is this what all of you writing here conclude? I am aghast. This is become of the noble, virtuous,countr y that I have adored these 75 years?
But yes, I fear we are overcome with locusts, rotting animals on 2 legs who would devour us without one glance.
I am powerless. All i can do is support you and write on this pitiful machine.
WE MUST BAND TOGETHER AND DO!!!!
ruth mckenney springfield, mo. 65804
 
 
+2 # Dave W. 2011-04-23 21:26
ruthee. "This is become of the noble ,virtuous, country that I have adored these 75 years." I respect you for your age and wisdom but its time to come back to reality. This country, other than truly banding together magnificently during WW11, has not acted like a virtuous, noble country since. It's hard for any of us to admit. Want to know one of the MAIN problems in the world today? Take a good ,hard look at the actions of the United States of America. History, "real" history, tells a much different and less inspiring story.
 
 
+4 # Mandala 2011-04-23 12:44
Thank You for the delightful injection of humour, Craig. I do strongly object to your inappropriate use of "brains" in reference to Washington (& most other political sanitrium inmates( as seems exemplified by the present crop of minions ruling the "Free World". I am waiting for the election of the perfect brain for the next President who in that disrespect will make all (or most) previous "Presidents" et all hysterically Palin to insignificance. Is she a "Plant" by You know who? Sorry "you can't be serious. Sorry to reduce the tone of this conversation. May I refer you to the old music hall song "Right said Fred" to interject a little cross-eyed inducing farce? Dunno whether a feeble attempt at lunatic humour will cross the Atlantic. Lets make the Left Brains go cross-eyed) in total lack of comprehension?

McInroe Oliver & Hardy
 
 
+5 # C. Andrews 2011-04-23 13:01
If this was signed into law last May, that means it was signed by Obama. Why hold Republicans accountable and let Democrats off the hook? I haven't seen Obama rushing in to abolish the Patriot Act, or shut down Gitmo, or end our wars.
 
 
+4 # Mandala 2011-04-23 13:12
Crag

New Song...Koch Anthem?

Koch are soul-less left brained robots
Made to Red Shield Order in Bush-Obamas-Che ney-Clinton's Loo
Forever to screw each & every one of us
The Psychopaths of Washington & Pentagon Cooking tons of crap most dark & hideous
Lets Flush the robots down the toilet
And forever dump all Red Shield mighty clandestine Poo.

Chorus

Gone, gone, gone & we slaves are now victorious
And forever free of Red Shield Poo

(This lunatic ribaldry has lowered the tone of this academic debate, sorry) (Please don't ban me, you need me)

Mercurial

PS. If you don't I'll write all bad (fun) poetry in future, I've just crawled out of the woodworm cupboard
 
 
+8 # jefffillmore 2011-04-23 13:56
The U.S. government is on MY terrorist watch list.
 
 
+6 # photonracer 2011-04-23 14:28
Jefffillmore I totally agree. All members of Congress, any bureaucrat and most local government officios are on my list. I think domestic terrorism is more to be feared and guarded against than fanatics from abroad.
These insidious bastards of Congress have never felt physical pain from their poor decisions. They have never felt hunger, cold, disease or want because they have been pampered and protected as the elite class.
Time for pitchforks, nooses and guillotines after conviction of crimes against the People by the Peoples Court. European politicians still tremble at the punishments dealt by the French Revolutionaries . Time for the pseudo-American elites to tremble for their well being. One Blue Dog Senator was inappropriately punished, the rest should be appropriately punished and removed from office and denied compensation. No matter what, they should be denied compensation of any kind until the job is done, the country is out of debt, insurance for health care is free to all citizens, the U.S. is not at war and the "Fairness Doctrine" is restored as law.
 
 
+3 # Lulie 2011-04-23 17:25
If they weren't terrorists before . . .
 
 
0 # Byronator 2011-04-23 22:38
Wouldn't you say there's an even larger possible connection to terrorism relating to Barbara and George Bush the First given that they were entertaining Osama's relatives the day of 9/11? Oh that's right, there was no Office of Homeland Security at that time.
 
 
0 # CragJensen 2011-04-24 00:48
You might have a hit there Mandala...

Unless the Koch-Brothers-S ecret-Police get to it and censor it from the sheepish masses first - LOL
 
 
+1 # CragJensen 2011-04-24 00:55
Osama's relatives were flown out of the US on or just after 9/11. In fact there were so many mysterious events that took place on 9/11 it boggles the mind. Yet - the most amazing oddity of all happened shortly after 9/11 - the people of the most advanced country on the planet bought the government's official story of happened on 9/11 hook-line-and-s inker.
 
 
0 # lynn Bradbury 2011-04-24 04:44
i'm with jesse ventura on this. don;t for dems OR repubs. he said he'd run with ron paul if the latter ran as an independent. see his interviews last week pushing his new book (with dick russell) "63 documents the govt doesn't want you to read." :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMP15giQXJ8 LISTEN TO THIS!
 
 
+1 # heraldmage 2011-04-24 14:39
Anything for money that's the USA.
Health Care cost of 9/11 first responders are high. By the time they complete the political& legal process many of them will be dead, near death or so critically ill the cost of care will be enormous.
But the law also invalidated the HIPA (Health Information Privacy Act) legislation meant to protect the privacy of and prevent disclosure of health care information without the patients written approval to anyone aside from health care providers & in coded fashion to insurance companies for reimbursement of services provided.
The Zadroga Law allows DHS to comb through a patients medical records without patient authorization looking for pre-existing conditions that could be related to their current condition. A claim of pre existing condition could lead to denial of coverage under the Zadroga Law. The insurance adjuster & physician reviewers can turn a remote possibility, inactive condition into a pre-existing conditions, denying coverage.
Profit must be protected at all cost. This is an example of why health care must be taken away from profiteers.
Congress keeps giving the insurance industry gifts either to protect profits as with Medicare & Zadroga Law or increase profits with Medicare Advantage (Part C) which caused Medicare Part B deficit spending by giving low risk patients premiums to insurance companies.
 

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