Saturday, September 5, 2009

Must we be this scared of Obama?

Ok, maybe a slippery slope exists where we can fall from desiring simple health care reform... all the way to the government conspiring to killing our poor Grandmas, but I haven't seen it in my 38 years of living in the USA.

I get it... we are scared of repeating 1940 again. But, haven't we advanced as a society since then? Are we really so gullible as those living in Germany at that time? Wouldn't reason take over, or perhaps Fox News if we started to see documented cases that our old people were being sent to their death prematurely?

Really? We can't even talk about making our health care system better without accusations of secret death chambers in the works? I understand that big government is scary, and something to be leary of, but do we truly think that 1940 could ever happen again? Really? In this advanced age where information flows so freely and we truly are living in the age of freedom as never experienced before in human history... in this age, could Obama really be bringing back the SS and the extermination of an entire class by what he is proposing? Really?

Now, it has extended to the children. Some of our citizens have gone so far to not even want their children to listen to a speech from our elected president of these "United States" concerning the importance of staying in school and having a good education. They have demanded that their local school district NOT subject their children to this type of brain washing.

I weep along with those who wonder what happened to ideas, freedom, justice, and compassion for the less fortunate. This is what the health care debate is all about.

I speak as one of those who has pretty good coverage right now. However, I know deep down that this system can not continue as is. The number of people with "good" coverage will continue to shrink year after year... perhaps significantly. Should we really bury our heads in the sand and hope that this problem fixes itself? It seems so wrong to do so... think of the suffering that will occur by the millions of Americans if we wait until the whole system explodes and we are forced to fix the entire health care system at once. How many people will die when that happens?

So, I ask again... must we be this scared of Obama?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Joe Dallesandro

A good friend of mine has an infatuation (potentially unhealthy, but who am I to judge?) with a bi-sexual semi-star of the 60's and 70's who came out of the Andy Warhol Factory. He got cast in many small roles in some really obscure films, and he was generally known at the time as a hunk with beautiful long hair and a tendency to be found on camera completely naked with tranvestites.

I don't know why, but my friend is... ok, I'll say it... obsessed with Joe Dallesandro. Fortunately, she admits it, and doesn't care who knows! So, to feed the fire (being the good friend I am), I helped her put together a tribute video montage. It just got completed, and she quickly fired it off to Joe himself via his myspace page hoping to hear back from him. Not sure if he will, but in the meantime you can enjoy it yourself!

Fantasies of Joe