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It’s Not All Bad

Depending on your priorities, there may be something for you is the Senate’s ?Health Care Reform? bill, as long as you aren’t looking for reform of the health care system.

As Connecticut Man at Corrente notes, if you look at the PDF of the manager’s amendment and go to Page 5, Line 11, you will see that your Second Amendment rights to possess an arsenal are extensively protected.

No indication as to what the “right to bear arms” has to do with health care reform, but since nothing else in the bill has anything to do with health care or reform, I’m not actually surprised.

It is rather obvious that the Senate listens to the health insurance companies, the pharmaceutical companies, the NRA, and US Conference of Catholic Bishops, but people who want sanely priced health care can just pound sand.

7 comments

1 John McKay { 12.21.09 at 4:57 pm }

This was another one the conspiracy theories that was circulated to tell us what the bill really is about. Most conspiracy theories were about who the bill would kill: old people, veterans, Republicans, women with breast cancer, blah-blah-blah. Another group of conspiracy theories was about how the bill would be used to end our freedom by creating government databases (other than the ones maintained by Homeland Security, because those pose no threat at all). Our evil plan is that we will declare guns to be a public health menace. Then we will require everyone to tell us about their guns. Naturally, everyone will tell us about their guns. Then blue-helmeted UN troops will arrive by black helicopter and take all the guns, paving the way for Al Gore to rein supreme as the Antichrist. Whenever the Democratic leadership is faced by such conspiracy mongering, instead of saying “don’t be such an idiot” they mollify the nuts by passing a law against whatever had their knickers in a knot that week. By rushing to pass a law against the fear du jour, they confirm the conspiratorial fear that these things really are possible and that only the eternal vigilance of Glen Beck and Art Bell keep us safe.

2 Steve Bates { 12.21.09 at 5:02 pm }

Oh… I thought it was the Right to Bare Arms, to make it possible for them to give one a jab w/o resorting to a needle in the tush.

3 Bryan { 12.21.09 at 6:05 pm }

You’re right, John. The presence of this, really does make it look like someone was planning something, and the nefarious plot was nipped in the bud. I really can’t believe that there is no one in the Democratic leadership who has a handle on the optics of this mess. They have allowed this thing to be displayed to all and sundry with no attempt at message control. The Obama campaign had great message control, but it has disappeared when they entered the White House.

I think they should arm bears and send them to rallies, but I’m a liberal, so no one cares what I think.

4 Kryten42 { 12.21.09 at 7:16 pm }

I think they should arm bears and send them to rallies, but I’m a liberal, so no one cares what I think.

Heyyy!! Now, I like that plan! 😀 And so environment friendly! And solves a whole buncha problems at a time (Bears are finding it hard to find food I hear, with habitat destruction etc.) When your Revolution starts Bryan… count me in! 😀 😉

And yeah… nobody listens to me either. I’m sane and realistic and honest. Three strikes… 😈

5 hipparchia { 12.21.09 at 9:31 pm }

Oh… I thought it was the Right to Bare Arms,

yes, but if you want to tan them, there’s a tax on that.

6 Bryan { 12.21.09 at 9:50 pm }

It’s the realistic that drives them around the bend. They don’t seem to be able to deal with it, so they do everything they can to avoid it.

We should ship SUVs and their owners to the Arctic as canned food for the Polar Bears.

7 Bryan { 12.21.09 at 9:53 pm }

No wonder Boehner opposes the bill – it will cost him major bucks.