A Still Small Voice Says, "Are Your Kidding Me?"

Well, I combed through the side line files, and you have a lot of stuff, sir. But what I liked about that video you posted wayback was the way the ranter ended it with saying something three times, which he did in all his videos. I can't remember if he threw his hammer through a radio or not. But sweet catharsis.

Posted by Jewel at July 27, 2011 10:21 PM

My goodness, what a lovely rant. Perfecto, with one caveat:

Everybody in the country needs to begin differentiating between Medicare and Medicaid.

Medicare has got its problems, primary among which is that anybody on Social Security will lose almost $100 off the top every month for Government-mandated medical insurance, need it or not.

Medicaid, though, is the county-administrated scam that pays for every single illegal's baby born in the United States. That's where the money's disappearing down the rathole. That's the source of Government corruption on the level of Acorn, and make no mistake. People are simply coached on how to game the system, period. Not you, though.

If you're ever unfortunate enough to need help cause you're really hurtin', slide on by the local county Medicaid office and see whether you can find anybody that'll talk to you in English. I'm not exaggerating, either.

Posted by Rob De Witt at July 27, 2011 10:47 PM

I can relate.

Posted by Sara (Pal2Pal) at July 28, 2011 12:05 AM

You are not kidding, Rob. But Medicare has its own problems, too. My father isn't having much luck getting on as a new patient with Medicare. Doctors in his area don't like Medicare, either.

Posted by Jewel at July 28, 2011 1:00 AM

Unfortunately, they can't be shamed. And off the top of my head, I can't think of a more dangerous animal than a human being incapable of shame. Ann Coulter just shamed the Times, but they'll never know it.

Posted by Gagdad Bob at July 28, 2011 6:52 AM


No kidding about doctors that won't take it - but your father still has to pay for it.

The county I live in (Lynn Woolsey's Congressional District - characterized by no less that the Congressional Record as "The Left-Most County In America") turns out to pay so much less for Medicare services than the county to the immediate South that medical care is almost unavailable except through HMOs. No problem for anybody on Medicaid, though.

Posted by Rob De Witt at July 28, 2011 9:48 AM

The man is right. So are the others who have posted or videoed similar rants. But the question is: who do they speak for? Is a majority of the electorate in general agreement or do they disagree or are they oblivious? We have the government that a majority of the electorate voted for. The last election indicated that a majority in some parts of the country are aware of the need for fiscally responsible representation but also that in other parts of the country (Washington, California, Delaware and Nevada come immediately to mind) a majority is quite content with continuing the status quo. And in November of last year it was quite obvious what the future held if we maintained the status quo.

I am unsure that there is a majority that will vote to give the country the government it needs. If the left has more than 40 votes in the Senate you can bet the farm (which will probably be foreclosed anyway) they will obstruct and filibuster any and all efforts to achieve real cuts in spending. They may not succeed in every case but, with the enthusiastic aid of the MSM propaganda machine, they are likely to succeed enough to keep the country on the decline. If Obama is reelected nothing will get past him unless there is the 2/3's needed for a veto override. That would be 66 votes in the Senate and 287 in the House.

In other words the country must have a GOP landslide that not only maintains their control of the House but gives them 60+ votes in the senate as well as the presidency. Add to this that even with such a scenario in place a majority of the people elected must demonstrate a determination and ruthlessness that, so far, only a minority of the GOP in the House has shown. Because not only must spending be reduced for real but the bureaucracy must be brought under control and reduced both in size and influence. Hercules had an easier task with the Augean stables.

Posted by scory at July 28, 2011 10:31 AM

@Scory, Remember that over 700 new seats in state legislatures went GOP in the 2010 election. Of course, that was a landslide of historic proportions. The house GOP has the mandate of the people to fully exercise their constitutional power of the purse. What they've done is tell the electorate to fold their mandate three ways and stick it up their nether regions; maybe spinning at about 50 RPM. They don't give a rat's rear end about the will of the people. Someone like Michele Bachmann could give Boehner and McConnell two of her balls and still have two left. The man in the video said "with all due respect". I've not had any respect for these parasites for freaking decades. All they ever do is make concessions to the statists, the collectivist redistributionists. Appease your friends across the aisle; never appease the poor shlubs who voted you into your sinecure.

@Jewel. I recall a video of a man in a fit of rage taking a sledge hammer, or maybe a baseball bat to his TV; beat it to a pulp.

Posted by John Hinds at July 28, 2011 11:37 AM

@John Hinds. You are absolutely right. And we have seen some of the states take effective action to get their houses in order.

Unfortunately the feds can borrow and print money and create regulations and effectively wreck every state no matter how conservative the local government may be. If the matter weren't so urgent I would be optimistic that many of those who won state races would end up in the US congress eventually and have a real impact on things. But at the rate the malignant fools in DC have been spending the country into oblivion and printing money by the ton I doubt we have the time. We may not even make it to November, 2012.

Interesting times, indeed. It has been a real lesson to watch things unfold. I now have much more sympathy for our ancestors many of whom had to put up with similar idiocy in their day. They managed to carry on and, God willing, so will we.

Posted by scory at July 28, 2011 2:44 PM

It's time to hold them accountable, and to educate the electorate, most of whom haven't got a clue about what is supposed to happen on Aug 2nd. However, this is our process, and with providence we'll throw the rotters out.

Posted by Casca at July 28, 2011 4:32 PM