Alan Grayson: my latest hero

Watch him speak truth to power (and powerful insurance lobbying interests):

Then, watch all the Repugnican heads EXPLODING.

And toward the end, you can hear Dubya and his buh-rilliunt catch-all solution. Emergency Pap tests, ladies? How ’bout a mammogram in the ER? Next thing you know, emergency prenatal care will be all the rage, as will emergency chemo and radiotherapy for that cancer. Just leave everything till it gets so bad that you’ll HAVE to go there and nowhere else. If you’re lucky, you might survive, only to get a sticker-shock bill in the end because you weren’t sick enough, or poor enough, to qualify for truly free care.

“Die quickly.” Yeah, like IN EMERG. Dubya recommends it, therefore it must be just what the doctor ordered. And a lot of conservatards are now repeating it all over the Internets.

Fuck you, tards–that shit would never fly in Canada. Single-payer healthcare is so sacred up here, even the Conservative Party–as full of right-wing and free-trade crap as the Repugs, but wussier, and rightly afraid of popular opinion–won’t touch it, much less re-privatize the whole system. They’d be voted into oblivion if they even laid a finger.

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12 Responses to Alan Grayson: my latest hero

  1. Manaat says:

    Have people seen this news item about Ahmedinejad being Jewish-born?

  2. Manaat says:

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past
    10.03.2009 | Telegraph
    By Damien McElroy and Ahmad Vahdat
    A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots. A close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian – a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver.
    The short note scrawled on the card suggests his family changed its name to Ahmadinejad when they converted to embrace Islam after his birth.
    The Sabourjians traditionally hail from Aradan, Mr Ahmadinejad’s birthplace, and the name derives from “weaver of the Sabour”, the name for the Jewish Tallit shawl in Persia. The name is even on the list of reserved names for Iranian Jews compiled by Iran’s Ministry of the Interior.
    Experts last night suggested Mr Ahmadinejad’s track record for hate-filled attacks on Jews could be an overcompensation to hide his past.
    Ali Nourizadeh, of the Centre for Arab and Iranian Studies, said: “This aspect of Mr Ahmadinejad’s background explains a lot about him.
    “Every family that converts into a different religion takes a new identity by condemning their old faith.
    “By making anti-Israeli statements he is trying to shed any suspicions about his Jewish connections. He feels vulnerable in a radical Shia society.”
    A London-based expert on Iranian Jewry said that “jian” ending to the name specifically showed the family had been practising Jews.
    “He has changed his name for religious reasons, or at least his parents had,” said the Iranian-born Jew living in London. “Sabourjian is well known Jewish name in Iran.”
    A spokesman for the Israeli embassy in London said it would not be drawn on Mr Ahmadinejad’s background. “It’s not something we’d talk about,” said Ron Gidor, a spokesman.
    The Iranian leader has not denied his name was changed when his family moved to Tehran in the 1950s. But he has never revealed what it was change from or directly addressed the reason for the switch.
    Relatives have previously said a mixture of religious reasons and economic pressures forced his blacksmith father Ahmad to change when Mr Ahmadinejad was aged four.
    The Iranian president grew up to be a qualified engineer with a doctorate in traffic management. He served in the Revolutionary Guards militia before going on to make his name in hardline politics in the capital.
    During this year’s presidential debate on television he was goaded to admit that his name had changed but he ignored the jibe.
    However Mehdi Khazali, an internet blogger, who called for an investigation of Mr Ahmadinejad’s roots was arrested this summer.
    Mr Ahmadinejad has regularly levelled bitter criticism at Israel, questioned its right to exist and denied the Holocaust. British diplomats walked out of a UN meeting last month after the Iranian president denounced Israel’s ‘genocide, barbarism and racism.’
    Benjamin Netanyahu made an impassioned denunciation of the Iranian leader at the same UN summit. “Yesterday, the man who calls the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium,” he said. “A mere six decades after the Holocaust, you give legitimacy to a man who denies the murder of six million Jews while promising to wipe out the State of Israel, the State of the Jews. What a disgrace. What a mockery of the charter of the United Nations.”
    Mr Ahmadinejad has been consistently outspoken about the Nazi attempt to wipe out the Jewish race. “They have created a myth today that they call the massacre of Jews and they consider it a principle above God, religions and the prophets,” he declared at a conference on the holocaust staged in Tehran in 2006.

  3. Strange. I would have thought that any name ending in “-ian” or “-yan” is Armenian, rather than Jewish. (Not that there aren’t Jewish-Armenians in Iran; it has the highest Jewish population in the world outside of Israel or the US, and also the most assimilated. Armenian-Jewish Iranians probably have Armenian surnames, rather than something German-sounding ending in -witz, -berg, or -stein.)
    It’s quite possible that there are also political reasons for his hardline stance. His reputation is shaky; the true outcome of the recent election is still unknown, since no international observers were allowed in to verify it. If he lacks the appropriate “Islamic revolutionary” street cred, that would indeed explain a lot in and of itself, since denial and minimization of the Nazi holocaust is nothing out of the ordinary in that part of the world. The bluster would help shore up any sagging in his political support, as would the purported nuclear (or plain old ballistic-missile) brinksmanship that’s causing so much squawking among the same people who pounded the war drums against Iraq.
    Of course, it being the UK Telegraph–a right-wing, hardline pro-Israel paper–any “revelation” of this nature printed in it would need to be taken with a grain of salt. Maybe even a truckload of it. So would anything Bibi Netanyahu says–the man is no small one for the histrionics himself. The only thing he’s ever kept mum about, it seems, is his own role in Palestinian genocides–and of course, the not-so-secret Israeli nuclear weapons facility at Dimona.

  4. Manaat says:

    Here’s the latest from the reality show of the Ven oppos:

  5. Ah, the Culitos Blanquitos were holding their weekly moon-in for demockery.
    What a bummer!

  6. Jasper says:

    [Cowardly lunatic anti-choice ravings removed, as promised. E-mail with originals saved as evidence to be forwarded to troll’s ISP.]

  7. Nice try with the fake e-mail address,
    Your IP is
    Who knew that they had so many fucking lunatics in Boston? No wonder you are batshit insane. You’re surrounded by progressives. Bwahahahahahahaha!
    Nice try, Asshat. You’re banned under yet another e-mail. And now your ISP will be hearing from me, as you’re a repeat abuser and cyberstalker.

  8. Jasper says:

    You post my email and IP without my consent at your own peril, you are being warned.

  9. No, Asshat, that’s not how it works. YOU came onto MY blog. YOU took a dump on MY turf. That’s cyberstalking. I warned YOU. You’re fair game now for whatever comes your way.
    I hope it’s gay porn spam, personally.

  10. Jasper says:

    I’m reporting you to the FBI for threathing my family.

  11. ROFLMAO! Go right ahead and do your worst, you whiny widdle wingnut. I’ve got all the evidence I need against you right here on my home computer–that is, if they have jurisdiction in Canada. WHICH THEY DON’T.
    BTW, Verizon has been notified. Evidence has been attached. You’re toast for cyberstalking and now also threatening ME.
    If you’re at all smart (which I can see you’re not), you will recognize that you are now in a hole and it’s time to stop digging. Like I said, this is my turf. Anything you say here can and WILL be used against you.

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