28 June 2012

On the Lighter Side: What Justice Roberts is Doing for Summer Recess

Apparently, the Chief Justice arranged his own private flight out of D.C. And is helping to bring the precious benefits of forced contraception, abortifacients, and sterilization to Catholics across the country.




12 comments:

Pete said...

So, I guess you're saying that the consolation prize of eviscerating the commerce clause doesn't quite cut it for you. We still have to pay this tax and participate in socialized medicine.

thetimman said...

FYI, I just noticed that before a post has any comments, blogger now shows "no comments" where it used to say 0 comments. This should not confuse you into thinking that I am not allowing comments. In more than five years, I think I have closed the combox fewer than five times.

So, comment away.

Anonymous said...

I hope the witch-king enjoys his time away in Malta.

Distressed

Anonymous said...

Pete, don't fool yourself: we already have "Socialized medicine," Our seniors have enjoy 'socialistic' Medicare, and same with those who served in the military - the US provides them with the 'socialistic' service of the VA administration. We also have 'socialized' medicine in the highly dysfunctional Medicaid program, which pays for Emergency room visits for the poor, destitute and uninsured, but not for preventative health and wellness programs. (Yes, they will help a child in an Emergency Room get temporary control over her asthmatic attack, but will NOT give preventative medicine or healthy check-ups to make sure it doesn't occur, thus, dozens of more ER visits every year.)

Labels are a horrific way to try and decipher this highly complex issue, and tend to be used by the ignorant to remain ignorant.

Except for the CEO's of insurance companies who rake in hundreds of millions a year, I don't know any American who "loves" their insurance company, or hasn't heard horror stories from their family, friends and neighbors. People work there whose full time job is to deny coverage, and they are paid bonuses for how much they save their CEOs. People who drag out the payment of services hoping that the patient will finally give up and pay out of pocket, and bingo, another bonus for the insurance company.

America should be absolutely ashamed that, being the wealthiest nation in the world, 35 million Americans can't afford, or have been denied, health care coverage, while CEO's enjoy bonuses in the tens and millions of dollars every year. (Yes, these are the same people crying that their taxes are too high, and paying off many politicians to reduce their 'burden.')

It is about time that America actually starts investing in its citizens instead of wars, the extremely bloated military, and the continuation of wealth redistribution to the excessively wealthy.

TIYS

Anonymous said...

Comments from political satirists:

* Donald Trump now claims that Justice Roberts was born in a mud hut in Kenya to witchdoctors.

* Mitt Romney is saying that he despises the health care system he set up in Massachussetts, which is the basis for Obamacare, saying "Whatever I said before, I'm 180 degrees opposite of now."

* Justice Scali wrote “The only medical procedures the government should pay for are forced transvaginal ultrasounds and exorcisms.”

TIYS

thetimman said...

As I said in the other thread, I love Leftists. What is the destruction of the foundational law of the nation compared to a chance to soak the rich?

Anonymous said...

Oh, where to start, Timman. "Soak the rich?"
Amazing how incredibly compassionate the right wing becomes when it comes to about 1,000 Americans owning 40% of America's wealth, but downright cruel to the 35 million poor and uninsured Americans.
You don't have to listen closely at all to hear that by far, the number one goal of Republicans is NOT to end abortion, or try and make America act more Christian. No - it's all about the money.

It is a riot trying to watch you try and meld Christian beliefs with raw capitalism.
Here is the 'funny' thing about Capitalism: it HAS to have about 5% unemployment at all times. Has to. IF employment is too high, as they were under Carter's administration, then inflation runs rampant. If unemployment is too high, then you have the mess we're in now.
So, as a Christian nation, what are we supposed to do with the 5-6% of the popuation that has to be unemployed for the economic system to work? If you're a Republican, you blame the poor for being poor, the unemployed for being unemployed, the sick for being sick ... it's all their fault.
If you're a Christian, you try to do something about it - you provide a safety net and try to prevent those Jesus seemed to love the most from going deeper into despair and poverty.
Uness, of course, you're a Republican when you are trained to turn your back on them while while bragging about how "Christian" your party is.

Will this be your new slogan for the fall election: "&*&%$ the poor - vote Republican!"

thetimman said...

It's also a riot watching you try to square communism with Catholicism. Communism is atheistic, which would be a little inconvenient for you, but it is always easy just to let belief in God fade into the background, to be trotted out when you talk past a Catholic with political views on the right. Guilting an opponent isn't the most effective way to win minds, though it can be a good fundraiser for left-wing causes.

And you have no clue about my beliefs if you think I'm Republican.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 21:59 ... you don't come here often, right? Clearly not. A little background for your edification-in-progress might prove a valuable primer for you into the mind of this very thoughtful man.

/s

Anonymous said...

So, any sort of safety net is "Communism?"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Seriously? So there are ONLY two options out there - raw capitalism and atheistic communism? Get a life!

Call me what you will, Timman, but if America is to be even remotely considered "Christian," it HAS to offer some sort of safety net to catch the anawim of society.
Call me a "Christian Socialist" if you have to use a grade school term that isn't out of the early 1950's. Yes, I believe that WE as a nation, WE as a people share God's duty to serve the poor, the ill, the unemployed, the lame, the blind, our elders, and our most defenseless people, all the way down to fetuses. I see no such compassion in you for any of them - except when you pull out your handkerchief and wail crocodile tears because the super rich are forced to pay a sliver of their wealth too much to help those not born into their excesses.

So what does your form of Capitalism have to say for the 5% of the workforce that HAS to remain unemployed for our economic system to survive? Is setting up a safety net for them somehow "atheistic?" Or helping seniors survive their senior years without being homeless through a Social Security program make me not believe in God? Does thinking that 35 million Americans deserve preventative health coverage make me Satanic? Seriously - I'd be far more proud of being one of your "athiests" by trying to emulate Jesus's love of the poor than by trumping up how "Catholic" I am while totally siding with the rich, the powerful, and the condemning. (The French revolution serves as a good reminder that the church should never, ever side totally with any political party. Ever.)

TIYS

Anonymous said...

You assume a lot TIYS, and you make breathtaking assumptions of Timman's positions, but he is adept in stating his own case. I guess angry commentary is to be expected from an angry liberal though. I wonder if you hop around from forum to forum spewing your self-styled 'righteous indignation'?

While people of good will and faith would agree that we are indeed our brother's keeper, and that it's integral to our Catholic Faith to serve the poor (whether in spirit or by means), it should never be mandated by a Government in such a way that it forces the Church to abide by laws that by their very nature are diametrically opposed to Her teachings. How does your self-styled piety square with the mandate of forced coverage for abortifacients from religious institutions who by their very essence cannot abide it?

/s

Anonymous said...

Anonymous "/s,"
I totally disagree with the tiny section of the health care act that requires insurance companies to provide abortificants. We're on the same page here.

However, I don't think as a so-called Christian nation we can turn our back on 35 million poor either, as most tea-partiers want to do.

It is an ugly quandery, but one I am used to. E.g. I want America to have an army to defend itself, but have been opposed to our continued building of nucleur bombs. Public education has helped America become what it is today, but object strongly to some of what is taught. And the Hollywood culture - not sure there is anything redeemable there.

Beauty is interwoven with thorns, and often cannot be seperated. I simply believe that the government DOES need to provide a safety net for the poor, the homeless, the abandoned, the aged, the blind, unborn children ... because WE are the government.

TIYS