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Should they really assume everyone hates sick babies?

We knew, while we were watching and crying along with Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue about his newborn son’s rough first day on earth and his fears as a dad about that tiny little baby with all the monitors and tubes hooked up to him, that it was inevitable someone would have to be an asshole about it, because OMG Kimmel said a political thing! And the Usual Suspects showed up to tell Kimmel that he’s lying: We CAN’T all agree that every child deserves life-saving surgery, because who’s going to pay for it? And how can you talk about loving your baby if you support the right to choose abortion, you hypocrite? But mostly, how dare you politicize your son during his first week of life? You must wait until he’s a preschooler and can hold his own little sign full of bloody aborted fetuses to do that! Or at least until you are a former vice-presidential candidate and can fret about Barack Obama’s death panels, but not the House Republicans’ death panels.

For instance, there’s former congressman and notorious deadbeat dad Joe “Not the one from the Eagles” Walsh, who approaches all issues logically and unemotionally, except when he’s talking about scary Muslims who want to kill us all. Here’s Walsh’s principled stand against helping babies born with bad hearts:

Strangely, this didn’t elicit a lot of support from people eager to align themselves with Walsh. But virtually everyone on Twitter noted the irony — or perhaps the horrible consistency — of a guy who failed to pay child support for his own kids also being against other people’s useless sick children. Some people clarified Walsh’s message for him, because they care:

At least one person — obviously a wild-eyed socialist lunatic — attempted reason:

Fortunately, Walsh knows he’s just a clearer thinker than all these hysterical libs and that crying wuss Kimmel:

Hmm. We reject the claims there, but we can see why a lot of people might not be convinced by “reason” like Walsh’s. A man who is logical, and never stoops to emotion, except when he does:

Or when he fantasizes about that great day when the liberal media gets its comeuppance, radical Islam takes over America, and terrorists behead everyone on TV in an orgy of bloodletting, which liberals so richly deserve, Ha! Ha!

Give Walsh a day or so, and he’ll figure a way to have the terrorists (here any day now!!) behead Jimmy Kimmel and his whole family for being liberal elitists. Or maybe for co-hosting “The Man Show” and tempting men with those “Juggies” on the TRAMPolines.

Walsh is just one failed congressmen with a regional radio show, though (except for some reason he keeps getting booked, now, on MSNBC?). For truly spectacular cluelessness, you had to turn to the Washington Times, which started things off with a single outrageous headline carefully calculated to get hate-clicked (“Shut up, Jimmy Kimmel, you elitist creep”), then when people insisted on being offended by its offensive hed, followed up with a “media analysis” piece on “Jimmy Kimmel’s crying pro-Obamacare jag.” And just for good measure, the paper also explained that stupid, stupid Jimmy Kimmel was getting all upset over nothing, because he is a socialist who is stupid and cries: “Science Says: Kimmel baby’s heart defect is common, fixable.” What a crybaby idiot you are for being concerned about your newborn son, Stupid Jimmy Kimmel, and also for thinking that any babies in America would ever die because their parents can’t afford surgery!

We aren’t going to do a deep dive on these three pieces, because while we’re insured, we’re not 100% certain anyone should be exposed to this much toxic sludge. But here are a few samples!

From Charles Hurt, who thinks Jimmy Kimmel is a creepy elitist for thinking all American babies deserve the excellent care his own baby got, because elitists are always thinking about other people:

Here was this moment highlighting the preciousness of life, the heroism of nurses, the unmatched expertise of surgeons and the magical power of family. And what is the point of it all for Jimmy Kimmel?

Politics. Grubby, dirty politics. […]

It was suddenly as if instead of bringing forth into life an exquisite bundle of joy, Mr. Kimmel had been handed a stupid golden statue. And as if at the Oscars, the dirty, self-absorbed, narcissistic exhibitionist could not help himself but step into the klieg lights and start blubbering about politics.

How shameful! A man thought his experience as a parent might somehow be relevant to a national issue? You are only allowed to do that if an undocumented immigrant killed your child — then you are a noble hero for taking the staged of the Republican convention to make Americans hate all immigrants because they are all murderers. But to generalize your son’s close call? GRUBBY! Even worse, that sick bastard Kimmel wants all of us to be robbed to pay for other people’s sick babies, “Easy thing to say for a gazillionaire from Hollywood.” Thank god, Charles Hurt (please, commenters, no “butthurt” jokes, since they really are over-used in the Moonie Times comments) sees right through Kimmel for the pandering whore he really is, a shameful man who is exploiting his family’s near tragedy, OH THE PAIN!!!

He just had a kid and the kid nearly died and he wants you to know that if you are not for bloated federal bureaucracy, socialized medicine, higher taxes and tons of more debt piled onto your grandchildren, then you are not a “decent person.”

Actually Jim, if you were a “decent person,” you would shut your fat trap about partisan politics and go care for your kid, who just nearly died, you elitist creep.

One good thing about all this: The comments are almost universally condemnatory of Hurt, and wonder why he thinks anyone is fooled by his politicizing Jimmy Kimmel’s baby, the damn snowflakes.

Just to prove Charles Hurt isn’t the only staffer who’s clear-eyed enough to resist Kimmel’s sob story, we also have the “crying jag” piece by Cheryl Chumley, which starts with “The left has an uncomfortable habit of slinging around tears to get what it wants,” goes on to assure us that she really is sorry Billy Kimmel came into life with a bad ticker, but explains that Kimmel’s tears are no reason to throw money at the National Institutes for Health to blow on useless research and wasteful government takeovers of healthcare, because she is logical and not swayed by your dumb tears. Kimmel’s whole premise is a lot of silly hyperbole, she assures us:

Where in America did newborn children not receive the health care they needed?

What hospitals in the country cruelly tossed a child into the street — a newborn child born with a heart defect — and called out, as the door slammed shut, “No health care for you!”

Fact is, Americans received emergency care before Obamacare. Fact is, too, Americans also received treatment from insurers for pre-existing conditions after a certain amount of time had passed.

Maybe they received bills in the mail for the emergency care, and for co-pays and deductibles for other medical services received — but not as large as the bills taxpayers and insurance holders alike are receiving now, post-Obamacare. Pre-Obamacare, the system was more free market; post-Obamacare, it’s a spread-the-wealth, subsidize the poor system.

[Raises hand] Oh, I know this one! In St. Louis, where respected political analyst Our Girlfriend told us her own grandmother gave birth to 13 children back in the bad old days before neonatal ICUs, and five of them — FIVE — were “blue babies” with heart defects, sent home to die because nothing could be done for them. Her mom remembered, as a child, seeing one of the departed babies “lying in his box” on the kitchen table in the 1920s. See, if you let them die, no preexisting condition! [Note: this anecdote updated after Our Girlfriend corrected a couple of details]

And if, after receiving those bills in the mail, people went bankrupt because they couldn’t pay them, at least their babies were alive. Please ignore the reduction in medical bankruptcies under the ACA, too. And ER visits never raised healthcare costs, no, not at all. Sure, maybe a doctor’s office is a far less expensive place to treat people with chronic conditions (who in the olden times were never denied coverage), and just as long as people aren’t actually ON the street when they die from preventable conditions, then everything’s great!

Also, congenital heart defects never caused anyone to be denied coverage, except when they absolutely did that on the regular. The emotional idiots at the American Heart Association sure seemed to think the ACA’s protections had improved healthcare for people with heart problems, even before the exchanges were implemented.

Hey, stop your sob stories, will you? If you really want a tragedy, look at all the people killed by having insurance, who are definitely out there in anecdotes. Or the wealthy people whose taxes went up! Where is the late-night comedian who’ll cry for them?

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  • proudgrampa

    Joe Walsh has really gone down hill since the Eagles days.

    • And to think he did all that good work for missing kids, too.

    • Michael Smith

      They say he’s crazy but he has a good time.

    • weejee

      ♪ Lies been good to me so far ♪

  • Jennifer R

    I can’t get past the idea that the right is guided by reason and thought when they base all their judgements on what a fictitious 2000 year dead itinerant jewish teacher would do in the evil mirror universe.

  • Marceline

    Is this the same Joe Walsh who doesn’t even want to pay for health care for his own children?

    • DrBigHead

      Well, if the little bastards had planned a little better they wouldn’t have been born with an asshole for a father, so it is obviously their own fault.

    • Jennifer R

      It is. Remember the party of personal responsibility has none.

    • schmannity

      You must have him confused with the draft dodger who criticized Tammy Duckworth’s unfair advantage of having her legs blown off during active duty as a helicopter pilot..

    • SpideySenser

      Yes.

  • Chadwells

    Oh HELL no….man FUCK these bastards. I’m gonna stop there before I get the law on my ass….these mother fuckers…..

    • proudgrampa

      I see you’re having one of those “commenting for radicals” moments.

      • Dutchman

        Also too, with votes….ba da bump…

        • weejee

          Nice rimshot.

      • Chadwells

        Yep…..for like the whole week!

  • therblig

    anything i would say about these scumbags would certainly violate the (non) commenting rules.

    but i’m free to think it.

  • Michael Smith

    The one guy called him an “exhibitionist” who wanted to get on stage and expose his political leanings.

    One solid conservative tactic – imply that your opponents are sexual perverts. Even if your opponents have a better argument, you are more likely to win over the crowd if they think the other group is a bunch of sick sex perverts.

  • msanthropesmr

    I don’t want to see Juggalo on a trampoline.

    • Dutchman

      I do not want a Juggalo
      I do not want a Juggaline
      I do not want them in a row
      I do not want them on a machine

  • Mpeg

    Today feels like I’m gettin waterboarded with stabbytimes…

    • I’m feeling so stabby right now that I’m kind of sorry I read the post. Knowing people are that horrible makes me feel sick and hopeless.

  • msanthropesmr

    Hey Joe. Where you going with that dumb in your brain?

  • elviouslyqueer

    Maybe I’d give a single flying fuck about anything you say, Joe, the minute you decide to pay your fucking child support.

    • Major_Major_Major

      Not even then, EQ, not even then.

      • elviouslyqueer

        Well, I did say maybe.

  • TJ Barke

    Actual thought and reason are what they use in the Nordic countries, they are much better than the united states in most rubrics.

  • schmannity

    Hey, did that newborn lead a healthy life? Why should the Godly babies have to pay?

  • GunToting[Redacted]

    I had a buddy in grad school (early 90s) who was born with a heart condition. When he graduated, he was amazingly fortunate to find a position that had health insurance that would cover him because of his pre-existing condition. He took the job almost completely because he was less likely to die of the heart he was born with.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Why don’t we start with the premise that we’re all already paying for everyone’s hospitalization – because it’s just a fact, hospitals aren’t eating the cost of healing the poor – and ask if there’s a more sensible way to do that.
    Most congressmen – including an awful lot of Republicans – think the pre-op care days sucked. Think about that, you freedom-at-all-costs morons.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    The idea that something like this could motivate a person to express empathy and compassion for others less fortunate is not only inconceivable, but offensive to Republicans. He got his problem taken care of just fine, so he should shut the fuck up and let the surplus population decrease the way Jesus intended.

  • The GOP: Loving zygotes. Hating babies.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Fucking chickens. Blowing goats.

    • Carole

      And the women who carry them. And the horses they ride in on.

  • TJ Barke
  • boyblue122

    Conservative opinion: Women should have to be forced to give birth

    Also conservative opinion: No we wont give you affordable health care to save your child if they need it after birth

    • SnarkON

      “…oh, and we won’t give you affordable prenatal care either.” FIFY

  • Stulexington

    Oh hey, look at the naked hypocrisy of the pro life movement, on display yet again.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    As if I could not be more in man love with Jimmy Kimmel and then that monolgue! Oh, fuck Joe Walsh with a fist and spiked gloves — (with votes of course)

  • msanthropesmr

    Walsh – if you don’t want to pay for it her people’s health care, that’s fine, as long you never buy insurance, cause that’s essentially what we’re doing.

    • Stulexington

      But there’s a CEO in charge of insurance so that somehow makes it not-communism.

    • SnarkON

      Stop using your emotions!!!111!!!!

  • puredog

    It’s kind of a cheap shot to go after Joe Walsh, about whom the only thing I ever need to know, and have always known, and will always know until it comes to pass, is that he deserves to get all of the pointiest votes there are.

    • Crystalclear12

      Don’t leave out the rusty votes!

      • puredog

        If I’d started listing all the kinds of votes he deserved (e.g., chainsaw votes, ICBM votes, acid votes, curare-dipped votes, u.s.w.), I’d never get anything else done.

  • mrFawkes

    Just imagine:
    If Joe Walsh fought as hard for altruism, decency and reason as he does against writing a check for the $110,325 he owes his kids.

  • Crystalclear12
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Is this our open thread? Because if so:

    https://twitter.com/TrueFactsStated/status/859860781340536832

    • DrBigHead

      I want this to be true SO MUCH! Can’t think of which two of the imbeciles I want to see indicted first. Although I guess it could just be search warrants. Either way I will take it.

    • Thiazin Red

      I keep hearing stuff like this, so I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • Claire

      I hope this is true, and that it constitutes an important move of some sort. This guy’s one of the same group of people who said indictments were going to start coming down “this week” like a month ago, though, so I’m not holding my breath.

  • The Wanderer

    Okay. Time for alcohol.

    • Crystalclear12

      Getting a late start, aren’t you, dear?

      • The Wanderer

        Yes, I decided to wait until my outrage reached an arbitrarily-set point. That point has been reached.

        • Crystalclear12

          Your set point is MUCH higher than my set point.

          • The Wanderer

            Fifteen years ago, I would start with vodka on the rocks, and several hours later still be able to drive home sober. Now I do my big drinking at home.

  • Painter of Goats

    Of course they don’t care about some baby with a problem heart. These hateful losers seem to be getting along fine without one.

  • Bub, Zombie of the Resistance

    I want to be locked in the Thunderdome (of votes) with Joe Walsh.

    He would not leave.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Master Blaster would vote the shit out of him.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Oh Joey, you dumbshit. It’s “funny” how the right, all “thinking” with their “reasons,” still decided a grifty asshole with no experience, no strategy, no clear roadmap was the guy they should vote for because “oooo, Mexicans and ter’rists are scary” and “I can make America great again” was more compelling than a policy wonk with a vag. Seems kinda emotional, if you look at it like that.

  • Carole

    Hmmm. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Joe Walsh (not of the Eagles) a 1-term Congressman from Illinois who had his ass kicked by a female veteran with a prosthetic leg?

    P.S. I love Tammy

    • IdRatherBeDancing

      Yup who then went on to kick some Kirk ass.

  • TJ Barke

    Come and join the Grand Old Reprehensible Human Garbage Without a Single Shred of Decency Party.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      The acronym spells out GERSH.

      • TJ Barke

        I’ll take your word for that.

  • whitroth

    Dear Joe Walsh,

    Why do you think our tax dollars should pay for your medical benefits, or, for that matter, your salary, you goddamned (literally( Christian Satanist?

  • SnarkON

    God these people.

  • Nounverb911

    So when his ex-wife or kids run him over with their car (and votes) I hope he’s carrying enough cash to pay for his medical care in advance. (He seems like a bad credit risk).

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I wish he were a flight risk, but there’s no country I think I could wish him on.

  • anwisok
    • Shoto

      Lookit all them Babbies!!

    • TJ Barke

      Looks like the polar bear is saying: “Get down from there! How many times have I told you!?”

  • Crystalclear12

    OK, because someone has to say it:
    WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE!!!!

    • TJ Barke

      Sociopathy. A pronounced lack of the ability to empathize.

    • Shoto

      Um…Pretty much everything?

  • mrFawkes

    I’d like to think that in five years Joe Walsh is alone in a SRO apartment, cockraoches fighting over the pot of beans on the lonely hot plate, he’s squaking on his ham radio to a trucker on speed, and his dark, lonlely, angry, calcified heart just says no more.

    • Crystalclear12

      You paint a good picture.

  • Chyron HR

    “Behead the appeasing cowards at CNN, MSNBC, etal who refused to show the cartoons.”

    Wow, Teen Titans Go fans are a nasty bunch.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Waffles!

  • Msgr_MΩment

    “I liked Jimmy’s early, funny work. Girls on trampolines.” — The Deadbeat Joe Walsh

  • JMP

    Yes, if you are not for universal access to health insurance, if you don’t want to pay taxes to save the lives of the sick, then you most definitely are not a decent person at all.

    I’m so tired of the idiocy of wingnuts claiming that they’re rational Spocks, while liberals are somehow purely emotional even though they wouldn’t recognize an actual logical thought if it was right in front of them. Nope, you are not rational at all, idiots, and loudly declaring your rationality does not actually make it so.

    • TJ Barke

      Rationality dictates one should do all possible to promote the health and wellbeing of your fellow citizens.

      • The Wanderer

        True. Which enables one to draw certain conclusions about Walsh and his ilk.

    • Anna Elizabeth

      James T. Kirk – “Above all else, a God *needs* compassion!” I’ll be damned if I’m going to apologize for my emotions, and further damned before I cede “logic” to the twisted, evil, Republicans.

      • The Wanderer

        Hi! I’m glad you’re here. I recall you mentioning that you build models, and I wanted to show this off:
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bdcaf5422ca701d4cdc22aa903637fd1b4b7d0f8abe036da626dfc7474d12369.jpg

        It’s a kitbash to create an armored and armed trolley for a friend’s O-scale model railroad. I named it Scarface.

        • Anna Elizabeth

          OOh, I like it! Are those missile launchers, or energy weapons?

          • The Wanderer

            The cheek sponsons at opposing corners (you can see one at the far end) mount British BL 1-pounder QF cannon, and the makeshift turret on top has a Great War-vintage Minenwerfer.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Oh, my bad. I love the trolley. :) Brigade Games makes an (non-motorized) O-Scale Russian Armored Train for the Russian Civil War, but it’s hella spendy. I like the idea of kitbashing cars instead. :)

          • The Wanderer

            This same friend gave me a T-54 kit, and I just acquired a Lionel O-scale flatcar on EBay. I’m planning out an armored train, with setting-appropriate slogans in Russian, Mandarin and Japanese.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Oh, please share more photos, I love this idea! I have a few miniatures for White Russians, I’m hoping eventually to do some Back-of-Beyond style-skirmish gaming, ala the “Black Baron”, other White Russian diehards, ne’re-do-wells, and brigands. I’ll probably throw in a plucky American archaeologist and some British military types as well.

          • SpideySenser

            Oh shit, I am out of Kahlua. And I like my White Russians rather large vs. miniature. But O.K.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            XD I like Kahlua too, especially with coffee. But, on a diet.

          • SpideySenser

            I know, congrats on the weight loss. All that walking has paid off.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Thank you. :) It’s a lot easier to diet when you see the changes month-to-month.

          • SpideySenser

            I try to walk 20 miles a week, translates to 4 miles 5 times per week. I (fortunately) never had a weight problem. My problem is I like to eat so as the years pile on the pounds, it’s a great way to excise those pesky intrusive calories. BTW I love me some carbs.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Nice! I do 1-2 miles 6 days a week, with a couple of 3 or more usually in there. I adore carbs too, if I don’t get enough, I get even more mood-swingy.

          • SigDeFlyinMonky

            Check out the history of the American Expeditionary Force Siberia; Russian Railway Service Corps. An interesting corner of the Russian Civil War.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Oh cool, I will. :) Thank you!

        • Contemplative Ron

          Nicely done! It has the sort of home-made found-materials look I enjoy, a lash-up created from necessity for some ominous purpose.
          I think I am slightly afraid to ask about your friend’s layout…

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      “Logic is the beginning of all wisdom, not the end.”

  • JoeChristmas

    The “why should I have to pay for someone else’s healthcare” line plays well with the 39% of Föx watchers, teabaggers, and 1%. You’ll be seeing a lot of it over the next few days.

    • SnarkON

      The irony is that we in the blue states already pay for those fuckers’ healthcare.

      • Courser_Resistance

        On top of our own! Most blue states send more revenue to the fed than they take in. Doubly so in CA, but CO pulls its own weight, too.

        Red states, particularly the Southern States? Fucking black holes of federal money. Which makes double the smoke come out of my ears because THEY’RE the assholes who want to take healthcare away from everyone else. These days, I’m kind of sorry they didn’t get to secede. The rest of the country would be a fuck of a lot smarter and richer!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      because someone else is paying for theirs never manages to sink into their fat heads

    • Electric Ukulele Land

      “Why should I have to pay for someone else’s police force?”

      “Why should I have to pay for someone else’s fire services?”

      “Why should I have to pay for someone else’s roads and bridges?”

      “Why should I care about anyone who isn’t me?”

  • Shoto

    All bullshit aside, it’s OK if I beat Walsh’s ass (with plenty of votes), right?

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    The hearts of orphaned babies keep Dick Cheney alive.

    • Shoto

      And the hearts that Cheney rejects are forwarded to Walsh. He’ll take whatever he can get.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    Didn’t we already vote this turd off The Island?

    • The Wanderer

      Someone forgot to drill the holes in the hull.

      • Jennifer R

        I swear I read that as skull.

        • The Wanderer

          LOL! Trepanning is a hoot.

          • marxalot

            Something on your mind? Not anymore!

          • The Wanderer

            LOL
            I need trepanning like I need a hole in the head!

        • Courser_Resistance

          Me too!

  • The Wanderer

    We heard the same fucked up argument, almost in the same construction and wording, when ‘Joe the Plumber’ Wurzelbacher farted out to a Newtown parent that his dead child didn’t outweigh his 2nd Amendment rights.

    Woollybooger and Walsh are two disgusting excuses for human beings.

    • Jennifer R

      I love Mr Wurzelbacher. He isn’t named Joe, he isn’t a real plumber, and I highly suspect he is even a “the”.

  • Jamoche

    Where do they think the money comes from for the people who aren’t turned away from emergency rooms?

    • WotsAllThisThen

      The Invisible Wallet of the Free Market?

  • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

    Winger “thoughts”:
    Yes, how dare Jimmy Kimmel, who hosts a television program seen by tens of millions of people every single weeknight…how dare Mr. Kimmel use that platform to speak from his heart about an issue that is personal to him and demand that we do better. Why the utter nerve of him!
    Now, what time is Hannity on? I don’t want to miss the Two Minute Hate.

  • JoeChristmas

    Also, too, it was that Russia hating, tax raising lib Reagan who signed into law EMTALA that set up the ER as our healthcare safety net.

  • Charles Hurt’s comments just confirm that hurt people hurt people.

  • Nounverb911

    Obama released renderings of his new library today
    https://twitter.com/ObamaFoundation/status/859830987198537731

    • jesterpunk

      That looks really cool.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Sure it does, but Trump’s will be yoooge, covered in gold and will cost $200k to enter. And once inside, if you laugh at him, you’ll be arrested.

        • wait! what?

          All the books that were supposed to be in Donald’s library were used to build a wall…

    • Thiazin Red

      It reminds me of something, but I can’t think of what. Thats going to bug me.

      • Vecchioivan

        It’s obviously a mosque . . .

        • Nounverb911

          Not enough minarets…

      • The Wanderer

        One of those fertility idols they have on Rysa?

      • Boscoe

        Easter Island head wearing a LaCrosse helmet? ;P

    • Aww…. I miss having good, decent, and intelligent people running the country.

      • Marion in Savannah

        Let’s pray that we all live long enough to have that again.

      • Courser_Resistance

        I was just thinking…
        If my death would bring back Obama’s presidency, I’d gladly do it. I would quite literally, die happy.

        That ain’t happening

  • ManchuCandidate

    Assholes being Assholes. Just be glad this shit stick isn’t anywhere near the levers of power. Tammy Duckworth did the US Amercia a favor beating the shit out of Joe (with votes.)

  • wait! what?

    It sounds like Joe wants Jimmy to Newt Gingrich his own son…

  • Thiazin Red

    I’d like to think that republicans coming out a directly telling everyone how horrible they are would matter to red state voters.

    • Marion in Savannah

      Well, unless their voters agree with them…

      • Thiazin Red

        Their voters just assume that republicans are only going to take health care away from those icky undeserving blacks. When they need government assistance its different!

    • Claire

      Feature, not bug. Their voters are as hateful as they are.

  • marxalot

    Lotta people took to the twitters to drag Joe for not even paying for his own kids, btw. There are some nice slams on there if you’re so inclined.

  • Claire

    When are all these assholes who think contributing to society is such an imposition going to buy an uninhabited island where they can go live out all their Lord of the Flies fantasies?

    • jesterpunk

      You notice how none of them go to Somalia? It has everything they want, no government or taxes and you can have as many guns as you want.

      • Boscoe

        HAhaha This is my go-to retort for conservatives too. Works even better for libertarians. :)

      • SpideySenser

        Not soon enough.

        • SpideySenser

          OOPS! My bad. Clicky click response was for Claire. But the sooner they move to Somalia and understand what a real problem is the happier I am.

    • Thiazin Red

      I kind of want that to be a show. Libertarian dickbags are all put on an island together. Except they can never leave until they learn that a functional society requires cooperation.

      • Jamoche

        75 years ago Robert Heinlein wrote a story on that exact premise – Coventry. Got nominated for a Retro Hugo last year. Really should’ve won, just on the grounds that SF should be about shining a light on the present, and that story is still doing so today.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          Heinlein gets a bum rap about being a libertarian, but in reality he was just a technocrat. In fact, the latter years of his career he was anything but libertarian and didn’t have particularly nice things to say about them

        • Wait, is that the story where everyone convicted of a crime either gets compulsory brain-fixing or gets sent to Coventry to live with the theocrats and other loonies?

          • Jamoche

            It’s not compulsory – that’s the whole point of the Coventry option. The main character starts out as a typical douchebro and grows up on his own.

    • Hardly Ideal

      Needless to say, there’s been libertarian fantasies in fiction that have gone about as well as you’d expect.
      http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/BioShock1

      • Claire

        Lord, I did not know that was what Bioshock 1 was about. I may have to play it now.

        • Hardly Ideal

          More or less, anyway. “Let’s build a city on the ocean floor that technically has no laws or regulations. C’mon, it’ll be awesome!”

    • Nicholas

      Every now and again, you hear about someone trying to a “real life Galt’s Gulch” in South America, or create a floating libertarian utopia and getting people to invest in it. It always ends with the investors getting scammed and everyone involved suing each other.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        and then running back to uncle sugar begging for help

      • Claire

        There’s a lesson in that, but I don’t know that I honestly want Republicans to learn it. Better they should spend their time scamming each others’ life savings than doing something harmful to society.

      • Greyhame

        I have a feeling if they actually did create a Gault colony on an island somewhere, it would all rapidly descend into a hell-scape of chaotic debauchery and cannibalism.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          They’d be eating each other within a week, not for survival but for fun.

        • Nicholas

          Objectivist jerky.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        There was a floating boat in international waters scheme going a while back.

        It sounded crazy then and has never happened, not that it didn’t attract a lot of sucker money.

  • Thiazin Red

    My one criticism of Kimmel is that he went back to the lazy ass both sides thing. This is simply not the case, one side thinks that everyone deserves health care and the other side doesn’t.

    • Marion in Savannah

      That was probably the “we can’t afford to offend anyone” shit kicking in. Little did he know…

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        it certainly didn’t stop the mouth breathers

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Came to say the same thing. I know that saying the Republicans are doing it would turn off that portion of the audience that he’s trying to reach (we already believe this stuff, after all) but it just isn’t true. We’re not the ones being callous jackholes who can’t stretch our empathy past our immediate family.

    • Carole

      But see, if Jimmy had been all partisan about it, people would have sided with Ol’ One Eye Joe. This way, Joe’s probably lost his last friend. His twitter feed is once again full of references to his Deadbeat Dad status. Who listens to his radio show, anyway? Who advertises on it? Those are the, er, entities we need to go after.

  • Paul Dietzel

    I’ve been waiting ever since Jimmy’s monologue the other night for Ben Stein – Kimmel’s boss way before “Girls On Trampolines” – to weigh in. So far, crickets, unless I’m not very good at the google thing.

    • wait! what?

      He went all “Donald is a wounded snowflake” in his CNN interview with Ana Cabrera; and how the media is consistently attacking.

      That leaves Ben no room to criticize anyone, about anything, for at least a few more news cycles..

      • Contemplative Ron

        He used that up ’round about the time he pissed away the last shreds of his credibility by making ‘Expelled.’

    • Hardly Ideal

      Even if he did have an opinion, I’ve already got a retort lined up:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B34DmsMxUlA

  • If I weren’t so distracted by Joe Walsh’s staggering inhumanity and selfishness, I’d be pretty off-put by the use of the clunky “obligate” where he clearly intends the more graceful “oblige”. Professional communicator, right there.

    • The Wanderer

      “Where’s your noblesse oblige?
      “I left it in my Sunday pants.”

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Some days, I really hate people. They’re usually days that end in “2017.”

    • Carole

      or “day.”

      • SpideySenser

        Ending in “Y”

  • AnonyPenguin

    As much as I appreciated this article, I had to take periodic breaks from the sludge to make the cat chase the light reflecting from my phone.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    I gotta admit, the toothless goobers at washington times are fun to troll

    so much dumb and angry…

  • Gorillionaire

    I literally cried in my car in the parking lot after I paid for my monthly meds last week.

    • Al Swearengen

      Sorry you have to go through that.

  • cmd resistor
  • Beowoof14

    Most of the grubby, dirty politics I see lately come from guys such as: Charles Hurt, Joe Walsh, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, etc etc, Guys who seem to delight in taking away desperately needed health care so Adelson and the Kochs can have another tax cut.

  • jaspersdad

    “Reason and thought” are a poor substitute for compassion.

    • Beowoof14

      What good are they without compassion for our fellows as we take this journey through life. Many of these right wingers think they’re taking the cash with them.

    • Fidel Jack Tenhet

      Funny, isn’t it?

      They hate the feels, yet they are totally governed by them.

      They claim to be reasonable and rational, yet hate science and fact.

      Funny, isn’t it?

      • dshwa

        It’s always projection with that crowd.

      • Khavrinen

        “Funny.”
        Yeah, ha ha.
        Reminds me of the old episode of MASH, where the reporter asks Hawkeye why he’s cracking jokes all the time in the ER, and he says it’s because the only other option is crying…

    • Maree Martin

      Well it’s true they don’t have any compassion…but I’ve yet to meet a Republican who used reason or had a thought in his head that wasn’t put there by a talking point either.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        or some dopey faceplace meme

    • dshwa

      If they had reason and thought, they’d know that paying for coverage is cheaper than when people who can’t afford care suddenly need it, the problem is 10x worse and 50x more expensive to treat from ignoring it for do long, and the hospital passes their unpaid costs on to other patients.

  • “Or the wealthy people whose taxes went up! Where is the late-night comedian who’ll cry for them?”

    Does Dennis Miller still have a show?

    • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

      Does Dennis Miller still have a show?

      Ha ha ha. That’s the funniest thing Dennis Miller has said since Rick Overton stopped writing his jokes.

  • Fidel Jack Tenhet

    Well, that explains my feed today. I watched Kimmel and cried because “conscience” and “decency” and things wingnuts don’t get. Still, I was struck by a coupla “I don’t have to pay for your healthcare” people today.

    Not many, really. One out of a few thousand or so, but they were there.

    They were also shot down by literally everyone else. People who, rightfully so, gently reminded them that this is EXACTLY how insurance works. Younger, healthier people pay premiums so older, sicker people who also pay premiums can get benefits because we’re all gonna be an old and a sick eventually, even rich white penis having, no slut parts having people will get sick eventually.

    Now I know where this swarm. . . swarm? What’s smaller than a swarm? What’s a swarm like word for five assholes? Is it a gaggle of dicks? A harem of talking points? A murder of wingnuts?

    There are all kinds of reasons to come here. I just wanted to share this one.

    • Maree Martin

      I like the murder of wingnuts idea. Oh you just meant how to categorize them as a group?

      • Fidel Jack Tenhet

        Now, you!

    • Jamoche

      A rage of assholes?

      • Fidel Jack Tenhet

        A prolapse of anuses?

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          I wish they’d prolapse into silence

        • this country says it’s about

          LOL!! My coffee shot out my nose!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      not necessarily younger and healthier- shit happens to all of us at any time and there’s no telling when or where

      • Fidel Jack Tenhet

        Yeah, I was born into mine as well. Never been able to “work” and couldn’t even do the school thing at, well, a school with kids. It’s complicated.

        But yeah, there are a lot of sicks out there who, like me, were just born into it. To deny these people life saving measures is, well, eugenics and we all know who believed a metric shit-ton in eugenics, right?

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          sick, or any number of accidents. You can be a healthy as an ox twenty something and get hit by a bus or fall down a mountain or get struck by lightning- shit happens. Betcha you’ll be glad you have insurance if that happens and not bitching about anyone paying for anyone else’s health care

          • Fidel Jack Tenhet

            Yeah! My grandniece, barely nineteen years old and prfectly healthy, got t-boned by a drunk driver. She’s got massive brain trauma, took two years of constant rehab to get her where she could eat without a feeding tube. She just got to where she can breath on her own last year.

            My niece and her husband would never been able to afford that without insurance. She says the cost to have everything re-done specifically for her needs was fifteen million dollars. Then the surgeries, the doctors, the medications,feeping bags/tubes, breathing machine, regular home visits, a therapist, just for one daughter topped a hundred million dollars.

            Reality is never as neat and clean as wingnuts would like to believe it is.

      • this country says it’s about

        Yeah – all that has to happen is one mishap and the young and healthy can turn into young and infirm.

    • SpideySenser

      My dad did commercial insurance. If your business gets robbed or burnt down it affects everyone in the community. This isn’t rocket science, you get insurance to “ensure” communities and people are active and functioning. Otherwise it’s all just a shitstorm. Or anarchy. Or worse.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Sorry, Jimmy, but now that your baby is actually born, we are required not to give a shit about it.”
    — A Pro-Lifer

  • Fidel Jack Tenhet

    Here’s a good one from earlier.

    “Stop whining! Everybody dies at some point!”– Wingnut with pro-life crap on his wall. Shit you not.

  • chascates

    Your irrational hatred of others doesn’t obligate me to pay for your endless wars.

  • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

    That logic and reason are supposedly as a rule opposed to compassion explains a lot about the Republican/conservative worldview.

    • Boscoe

      What’s to explain? Conservative worldview is simple: “Winners” should be rewarded, everyone else can suck it and die, and it’s not my problem if the game is rigged, ’cause it’s rigged in MY favor, the way Jesus intended.

    • Nockular cavity

      Especially when those claiming “logic and reason” are arguing against people who refer to statistics, counterexamples, peer-reviewed national studies, etc.

  • Contemplative Ron

    People ask, ‘WTF is wrong with America?’
    Here’s one possibility: People debating whether or not to save dying babies.

    • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

      ^
      ^
      ^
      This right fkn here.

    • Finnabar87

      A major clue.

    • Shalimar

      What have those dying babies ever really done to contribute to society? /s

      edit to add sarcasm tag, for the people who don’t realize I’m sane. I swear.

    • Lord Jim

      We have a winner up in here. ^^^

    • Nockular cavity

      Who’s against saving babies? Pro-life people, of course!

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    • AnnieGetYerFun

      No, no, no. They should be saved, but the bill should fall on the shoulders of the parents entirely, even if it means losing their home. And also, the child should not be able to get health insurance later because of the pre-existing condition that he was stupid enough to be borned with.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
    • Courser_Resistance

      I think they’ve proven once and forever that they are a bunch of cruel, callous, dumbfucks who wouldn’t life a finger to help someone else (unless there was $$ in it for them)

      Don’t think we’ll ever forget this you craven, grubbing, immoral, illegitimate fuckstains.

      • SpideySenser

        I would love to agree with the once and forever, but these shit stains will not be happy until we are all dead which means no one will be paying taxes which pay their salaries so perhaps there is some justice in that.

  • mancityRed6

    Remember all the stories when Terri Schiavo was headlining nearly every newspaper?
    There was another story that didn’t get as much traction, about a child born in Texas with physical difficulties that needed immediate attention (to be honest, I can’t remember what they were, if it was even said). The family didn’t have insurance and couldn’t find a hospital to treat the child, so it was left to die. This was in 2005, under a law that W signed when he was governor. As far as I know, it could still happen.

    • C4TWOMAN

      The Terri Schiavo thing was a complete invention of the radical right, like the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, etc. I happened to read message boards where one of the chief actors, a libertarian operative by the name of Marsha McCleland, used to post:

      apfn.net/messageboard/05-02-05/discussion.cgi.46.html

      [WARNING: alt-right extremist message board. But great place to trace the source of a lot of conspiracy woo. ]

      This keeps happening because the media is strangely uninterested in WHY and HOW fake news viruses get started. And we’re paying for it:

      https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/01/gamergate-alt-right-hate-trump

    • SpideySenser

      There was also a story about a kid in MA around that time who had some dreadful leukemia and was going to die if the insurance company didn’t cough up $100,000 which is of course a tiny little part of a bonus for the CEO. Ted Kennedy tried to encourage said company to pony up. Not sure if his “diplomacy” was “politically” correct or not. End result, 12 year old kid dies then dad commits suicide due to tremendous loss. They were buried together, IIRC. These people SUCK and perhaps they should think about what hell is going to be like. Full disclosure – I am atheist.

      • mancityRed6

        another story that didn’t have the same pull, I don’t remember reading about it.

        • SpideySenser

          As a Boston Globe subscriber I tried to look the article up, to no avail. Sorry. The archival publications can be a bitch.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Daesh will never do us the tremenous favor of taking out Joe Walsh (not of the Eagles); they don’t attack their allies.

    • mailman27

      Not only is the other real Joe Walsh a bit of a grouchy lefty, he’s also too one of the top 5 living electric guitar players IMHO.

      • SpideySenser

        Keef LIBELZ!!!1!1

        • mailman27

          Hey, he’s in there too!

          • SpideySenser

            K, It’s all good. And Buddy guy.

  • Roadstergal

    “The left is winning”

    …the popular vote in the election.

    (Hey, if Trump won’t shut up about it, why should I?”

  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    Good to know our sad stories don’t obligate you to do anything. I guess your sad stories about crime victims don’t obligate us to execute criminals, or allow you to own ak-47s or m-16s, or kick sikhs off airplanes.

    PS – Only Joe Walsh could pretend the left is winning when his party has both houses and the white house.

    PPS – has he paid his fucking child support yet?

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Lots of people brought that up on Twitter – it was glorious.

    • SpideySenser

      Prolly not.

  • mancityRed6

    One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. The anger at the end is almost palpable. From 25 years ago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlGAGzEztQI
    (lyrics for those who want them):

    The question they keep asking me
    how can one so young be so bitter and angry
    well, the answer is plain to see
    maybe if they weren’t so blind they’d see what i see
    i see the homeless livin’ out on the street
    on every corner they’re asking for money
    i try to help them whenever i can
    but sometimes i can’t afford to help myself
    i see diseases and modern plagues of our times
    the greed of our leaders has made them blind
    to our problems
    they spend millions overseas,
    people right here are fightin’ wars everyday

    I see the whites that hate the blacks
    blacks against the jews, race against religion
    and the’re all too blind to see

    When we fight each other it puts all of them at ease
    it keeps us so busy, so they can do what they please
    election time comes and they’re out for votes
    that’s when you see and hear from them the most
    this is what they’re calling a democracy
    that’s just another word for hypocrisy
    we keep fallin’ for the bait
    when we realize, it’s always too late

    I see the whites that hate the blacks
    blacks that hate the jews, brother against brother
    and they’re all to blind to see

    As the rich get richer, the poor goin’ hungry
    i’ve seen the toll it takes on the workingman’s family
    education system that’s obsolete
    can’t hold a kid’s interest or keep ’em off the street
    see a father’s fear, hear a mother’s cry
    what kind of a nation lets their children die
    government’s corrupt and full of red tape
    then you’re gonna ask me why i hate

    Why don’t you open up your eyes so you can see
    open up your ears so you can hear
    take a look around and you will find
    take a look around and you will find out why

  • Mavenmaven

    We’re becoming a dumber, fatter, meaner Sparta.

    • mailman27

      Boy o boy, you got it.

  • Major_Major_Major

    These people are amazing. So much anger and faux outrage over a statement that is fundamentally inarguable. Fuck all yall, motherfuckers. In the ear, the eyehole, the nose. Don’t matter just as long as yall get the fucking yall so richly deserve.

  • shastakoala

    So nice of Dok to tell my Mom’s story. I just wish my fiesty Gram was alive today to give these lawmakers an earful!
    This is my mom at 19 who kept the past alive with her https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbcbb59251e3e2baad43a8b1561e898c767db7671a300d61d26a16bee9659022.jpg family stories.

  • Ricky Gay

    These goblins are so chock full of hate. Glad I am not their plumber.

  • Carole
    • JustDon’tSayFlatEarth

      What? a potluck? How very social -ist.

    • Carole

      The sad thing is that this sick fuck found another gormless woman to marry him.

    • Lord Jim

      I think I have some bags of stale rat dicks I can bring…

    • President in Exile Firefly

      “Why should I bring something for other people to eat?”

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Bring an appetizer or salad to share?

      Socialism!!!!!!!11,!,1!,11!!,1!

  • Finnabar87

    As a parent whose child was born with HIE, spent two weeks in NICU then was moved to hospice – where he died- I say:

    Fuck.You.All.Trump.Cucks. (But use someone else’s dick, already)

    No baby ever asked to be born.
    A heart defect in a newborn happens, and you cannot control that.
    And sometimes new parents don’t have the insurance needed to pay for a catastrophic birth, which is, by its nature, CATASTROPHIC.
    They shouldn’t be bankrupted due to an accident of biology, like a malformed heart at birth.

    • Courser_Resistance

      I’m so very sorry. No one should ever have to go through that.

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      So sorry for your loss.

      This issue makes me angrier than every other; I don’t know what happened to this country that we breed such cruelty.

    • shastakoala

      I’m so sorry.

    • Lord Jim

      Very sorry for your loss. :(

    • this country says it’s about

      I’m very sorry you lost your child. And no, they shouldn’t be bankrupted by this kind of thing.
      Unfortunately, the ideology before humanity crowd likes to pontificate about how you should not have kids if you can’t afford our overpriced, 38th place in the world, healthcare system.

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      I am so sorry.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Of course not. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. These people are almost literally monsters. They barely deserve to live themselves. They are brutish, cold, ugly barbarians, and we must do everything we can to make them irrelevant and banish them back to the sewers they came from. Your child had a short but beautiful life, and let us hope that his passing led to more and more knowledge that saved other babies. I’m so sorry. .

    • SpideySenser

      I cannot imagine your pain and I am so sorry.

    • mailman27

      How could we even be arguing about this? These motherfuckers better hope that heaven and hell are the fairy tales that they almost surely are.

  • mikemixer

    Well it’s nice to know that if we need the psycopath take on the issues of the day we have proven douchecanoe and all around ignorant fuckstick Republicunt Joe Walsh at our service.

  • Nick Scroggs

    These bloggers remind me of Ayn “Every motherfucker for their motherfucking selves” Rand, and the insanity of when game theory was utilized in the Vietnam War (“Well, let’s bomb them with carpet bombs, since that’s better than nuclear weapons.’). It’s “rugged individualism”, taken to new heights, it seems.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Rugged, hypocritical individualism, from people who themselves take endless advantage of the many things provided by other people’s taxes, including Ayn motherfucking Rand.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    The big prize in engaging in “dirty, grubby politics” is to make life better, possible even, for tiny sick babies. Everything else is commentary. Christ on a bike, what a bunch of underwear skidmarks these right-wingers are.

  • aureolaborealis

    A monster who uses ‘etal’ instead of ‘et al.’ or ‘et alius’ or, even better, ‘and others,’ is the kind of person who wouldn’t care if children died from preventable illnesses.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    There are sick threads of not only jealousy – “You got tons of free medical care for your baby, and all I got was this lousy red cap” – but also an arrogant indifference – “My baby didn’t get sick, so why the hell should I care about yours?” – in these responses to Mr. Kimmel. I’m not sure which one is worse. Yes, I am sure, it is the indifference.

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      Indifference is the defining emotion of narcissists and sociopaths.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Should we just create a standard response, pointing out to these assholes (1) exactly HOW MUCH they get from other people’s taxes and (2) how a healthy citizenry is, you know, sort of the key to a successful, prospering country? I’ll be glad to draft it up.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Please do, I’d like to read it. I drafted a 6-page letter to my members of Congress last summer on this subject, but decided to hold off on sending it until after the election. I never sent it, as it would clearly be a total waste of time now. I did write to Paul Ryan about the ACA, he sent me back an email that was a string of blatant and easily-disprovable lies. I replied with a point-by-point refutation. I got no answer. Not only does he not care, but he also thinks I am stupid.

        I have been circulating this November 2016 posting to people I know, including a few who used to be friends, but are friends no longer. He said what I think, but he said it better.
        http://www.columbiatribune.com/f7fb2cbe-a9aa-560e-b23a-0ded618bb275.html

        The sun is shining and it is not raining for the first time in a week, so I am going to go outside and plant the 10 pots of petunias I bought last week that have been patiently waiting for action, and while I do it I will thank the god I do not believe in that I got on Medicare three months ago, and that Ben Carson can’t force me to live in a Poorhouse.

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    My genetically-determined, born-that-way cancer got me kicked off my long-term health insurance. This happened at the time of the Tea Party tantrums, when Obamacare was first being debated.

    I thought then that I couldn’t get any angrier. I was wrong.

  • geoffalnutt

    Obviously, a Republican is not human. It is the best evidence we’ve got that, indeed, malevolent aliens walk among us. Look at the eyes. See? Snark/Sort of.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      This is actually the best way to understand them.

  • andyshelt

    Is the Jane Espenson, whose tweet is included above, the same person who wrote for Buffy The Vampire Slayer?

    • C4TWOMAN

      I hope so.

  • Bitter Scribe

    If anyone had suggested to the mother of that guy who was killed at Benghazi that she was a dirty, self-absorbed, narcissistic exhibitionist who should shut her fat trap about partisan politics, these people would have screamed to high heaven.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      I believe they more or less did, after she repeatedly asked them to stop using her beloved son as a partisan political tool. She was a Hillary supporter.

      • Bitter Scribe

        No, I’m thinking of the woman who spoke at the Republican convention and blamed Hillary “personally” for the death of her son.

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          oh, THAT woman. She was so sad and they were so cruel to manipulate someone not in their right mind.

  • honeywest

    I fucking hate these evil people. Pigs. Walsh particularly should shut his pie hole when it comes to caring for children.

    • Lord Jim

      Somewhere in the Great Beyond, Jesus gonna have a couple of words for this asshole. And neither of them will be “Happy Birthday.”

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        He ain’t never going to see any Jesus.

      • JoeChristmas

        Is that Je$u$ gonna do it with votes?

  • Bitter Scribe

    I wonder if Kimmel is going to get a Mean Tweets out of this?

    • 451 Byrnes

      I really fucking hope so. These people need to be publicly shamed.

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        SERIOUSLY, publicly shamed. Enough. I’m so fucking sick of these horrible, barbaric monsters.

        • 451 Byrnes

          Heartsick, even.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            Seriously. I have this knot of pain in the middle of my chest. Especially today. I can’t bear it. We have to really think about how we can rise up against this.

  • Lord Jim

    Reason and logic my ass. This is the old pretense of self-styled “conservatives”. Yet somehow they cannot create federal budget surpluses or jobs, or get a grip on climate change. It’s projection. Republicans are the party that appeal to the basest emotions of the ignorant and mendacious. Reason says that if countries smaller and less prosperous than ours can take care of their people, so can we.

    tl;dr – Fuck these evil dungmunchers.

    Break it down for us, Mr. Truman: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b419b4bbb61dbdb4880a0e4251e53b7bc120f4523735561ea92a6072db3df0b4.jpg

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    After this last election, anyone who talks about how rational and reasonable “The Right” is deserves to be hit with a shovelful of votes.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    “Fuck future generations. What have they ever done for me?” added Walsh.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      “Fuck humans, fuck Americans, and in particular fuck the concept of community, while I myself take advantage of the safe roads, safe cars, safe medication, safe groceries, medical research, hospitals, the knowledge that a call to 911 will bring firefighters,police, or an ambulance; I also like to take advantage of safe airways (FAA), safe bank accounts (FDIC), an electrical grid, a fiber-optic grid, a cellular phone grid; the education and tech grants that enabled the iPhone, iOs, and Microsoft–oh, and also I take advantage of the Syrian refugee whose son invented the iPhone; I most of all like to take advantage of being able to live in a safe, stable country, because of our mighty Armed Forces, Border Guard, and Coast Guard—all of which are paid for “forcibly” by everyone else. But I don’t want ANYone else to have the slightest benefit, certainly not my own children. Because I am an ignorant, hate-filled monster.”

  • Nockular cavity

    OH THE PAIN!!!

    Dr. Zachary Smith libel!

  • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

    The more they talk about healthcare, the worse they sound. If they’d been smart, they would’ve kept their pie holes shut, and spouted their usual platitudes. Instead, they’ve been exposed for the heartless creeps they were along.
    As a baby boomer child in a middle class family, And then as a career government worker and retiree, I’ve had access to affordable healthcare my entire life. But I can easily imagine scenarios where that wouldn’t have been the case.
    What is wrong with these people?

  • tegrat

    Karen Ignagni, former head of AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans, a huge lobbying outfit for the rent-seeking insurance industry) admitted, pre-Obamacare, that she would be denied health insurance on the individual market due to her allergies. How do these people live with themselves?

  • calliecallie

    Dennis Miller. He is the comedian that will cry for the wealthy people whose taxes went up. Although he doesn’t have a late night show, and for good reason.

    • NotALiar

      BADABING! Followed by very very old pop culture reference.

    • TheBoatDude

      I remember when he used to be funny…

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Maybe they received bills in the mail for the emergency care, and for co-pays and deductibles for other medical services received — but not as large as the bills taxpayers and insurance holders alike are receiving now, post-Obamacare. Pre-Obamacare, the system was more free market; post-Obamacare, it’s a spread-the-wealth, subsidize the poor system.

    LOL. Looks like someone has never received a bill from the ER sans insurance.

  • Ryan Denniston

    We of course are forgetting the role that the unborned play here. After all, this child chose to be born to someone with the means to care for this heart defect. Whatever happened to personal responsibility?

  • laineypc

    All these assholes just need to fuck right off. The whole pro-forced birthers argument is based on feelings and feelings alone. Angry angry rage rage rage and I don’t even really like Jimmy Kimmel. I have to say he’s maybe matured a bit since his girls on trampoline days.

    • H0mer0

      as opposed to Adam Corolla who is still pedaling that misogynist stick which stopped being “funny” around the same time as the homophobic jokes “stopped” being “worthy of laughter.”*
      (*I’m sorry that I laughed along with them :(

      • TheBoatDude

        ‘S ok. We grow.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Hey, there, strawman arguments! Where did Jimmy ever say that sick babies aren’t treated in the US? Of course they are. But if they are born with a heart defect, health insurance can deny coverage. Or at least, THEY COULD until Obamacare.

    All Kimmel was talking about was coverage. But these yahoos always have to bring out the “Oh, so you’re saying that we don’t HAVE GOOD MEDICAL FACILITIES AND GOOD DOCTORS????!?” bullshit.

  • fuck they’re voting tomorrow on that abortion of a bill.

    that means ryan thinks he can get it thru.

    fuck fuck fuck.

    • Paperless Tiger

      God bless that little baby and all the sick people Ryan targets with his Kill Bill.

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    Jimmy’s so selfish. Imagine wanting everyone else’s sick baby to get the same excellent care his own sick baby got. Monster!

  • Scooby

    What if we save a kid and he grows up to be Muslim then we will have to spend even more blowing him up. Think of the savings.

  • Lefty Wright

    Ms. Chumley is absolutely wrong on the preexisting condition thing. Before the ACA, once you were tagged with any health problem, you were tagged for life. If you did join a company with a company sponsored group policy, you could enroll there. But if you had a heart valve problem at age 25, private insurance would hit you for the rest of your life. In their opinion,you do not outgrow a disease or illness.

    • efoveks

      Yup. Either they would add a rider excluding your condition, or they would offer you a rate up. It all depended on whether your condition could be isolated (for example, if you had bad knees, they would exclude coverage for your knees) or not (diabetes affects your whole body for instance, so you would be offered a policy with a higher rate, assuming the insurance company was willing to cover you at all).

      • Daisy

        Sometimes even being an insulin dependent diabetic makes insurance difficult, and that’s a common preexisting condition. I can’t imagine what rare ones are like.

        • efoveks

          They would most likely fall in the category of “uninsurable”. :(

        • efoveks

          (Hi Daisy! :)

  • Relativicus

    “Jesus, these really are the fucking mole people.”

    -Charles Pierce

  • btwbfdimho

    I pay house insurance so the victims of the tornado in Dallas can rebuild their houses.
    I pay car insurance so the victims of the flooding in St Louis can get their trucks back.

    • Jukesgrrl

      WHAT?!?!?! R U crazeee??? Whoever heard of such a thing!!11!

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      More to the point, if we didn’t have car insurance, only the wealthy could afford to drive, because only they could pay for any damage or injury caused by their driving.. If we didn’t have home insurance, a flood or tornado would wipe us out. If we didn’t have health insurance, we, or someone we love, might die.

      • Shelli Kae

        I wouldn’t put it past these fuckers that have the R label to all the sudden realize car insurance works basically the same way as health insurance. Next thing you know the ignorant Trumpkins will be hollering about paying car insurance because a poor man may be able to get his truck fixed. If we allowed these uneducated, immoral pieces of shit to stay in charge for 4 years they would destroy out country. They would work to pass laws that screw the poor and those laws would make the cash flow to the rich a continuing factor. We would be living with a caste system that makes sure “those” people never get ahead.
        I despise Trump, more than I can express, and his Republican supporters in Congress make me sick! And honestly I’m scared shitless! We are watching the downfall of our country as we know it. Hopefully his cult will observe all the damage inflicted by the republicans and flip from red to blue. I know Trump’s cult like followers are too brainwashed and too filled with hate for people who look different from them to flip blue. I honestly think Trump paid a person to hypnotize his supporters at his rallies. That’s the only thing that explains why people voted for a truly ignorant, misogynistic, xenophobic, racist who believes Alex Jones as he spews harmful and hateful conspiracy theories. It’s beyond my belief that so many people voted Trump knowing he’s a dumb ass. It must of been that they are hypnotized to love an unloveable sociopath.
        Thanks to all who voted Trump. Here’s a fuck you for voting Trump. Thanks to them for ruining the progress our country made under a real President Obama. Trump supporters are all assholes and we won’t change their minds.

  • efoveks

    Joe Walsh calls liberals “emotional” while complaining that those same liberals won’t show him cartoons. Now really, who is the adult here?

    • TheBoatDude

      Aye?

  • pgjack

    Insurance is a good thing. I pay for fire insurance on my home and have never had to call the fire department – but I really like knowing those guys are ready when I might need them.

    • Delu

      Well you understand how insurance works.

      For Trumpians, insurance = paying for others full stop.

      So they don’t like it.

  • thixotropic jerk

    “Look, we never said we were the party of health care for all the poor babbys! We’re the party of forced birthing! And slut shaming! Get it right snowsheepleflakes!”
    ~GOP (Greedy Ol’ Pussgraberz)

    • Jukesgrrl

      The people who would allow heart-defect kids to die are the same ones advocating that aborted and miscarried fetuses should be taken to an emergency room to make sure they can’t be “saved” no matter how much it might cost to keep a pre-term alive.

  • Christopher Boscarino

    My daughter, which I wrote about before, was born with a lifelong, potentially deadly genetic condition and is seen by her specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles several times a year. Her lifelong condition excluded her from anything but employer coverage FOR LIFE. So the pundit is just making things up.
    Also, my daughter participated in a study at the National Institutes of Health last year for her condition. No one else does this research because it’s not going to turn a profit. Her condition is too rare. Cutting funding for the NIH is practically criminal, in that they do research no one else can afford to.
    So, I have a dog in this fight, and really makes me pissed when I hear the victim blaming by the Right, trying to argue that health is all about “personal responsibility.” Birth defects happen to everyone, even to those of us who went bankrupt WITH a savings account, insurance, and all the other little talking points they are rolling out this week.
    Sometimes, when my daughter is hospitalized there, we have to stay in the Cancer ward at CHLA with the kids and their families. No one should have to worry about money while going through that. It’s heartbreaking.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Thanks for sharing your story. Best of luck to your daughter and the whole family.

      • Christopher Boscarino

        Thanks!

    • kareemachan

      May I add that Children’s Hospitals are the best thing since…. I can’t think of the right words.

      If you have any spare change (and don’t we all these days? Sigh), they are worth donating to.

  • NotALiar

    Is that a nazi iron cross in the likes of dipshits dumb tweet?

    • H0mer0

      and Che Cheney also too–how dare they appropriate our “Che!”

  • Delu

    Anyone know if Walsh buys insurance?

    If so, don’t buy from the same provider.

    If Walsh hates so much to pay for other’s health insurance then he should also hate it just as much for others to pay for HIS health insurance.

    And we all know that insurance works by paying into a pool where all the payees actually end up paying for each other’s health insurance coverage when needed.

    Walsh hates this so he should not really be having any health insurance, but if he is a hypocrite and does, let’s at least let him keep his “principles” and not help pay for HIS health.

    • Carole

      No, but as he was born in 1961, he’s got to have at least one preexisting condition (besides lobotomy-level idiocy).

  • Cogswell, Precious Snowflake

    Sorry, Joey. The first ones the muslim radicals will go after is the self-righteous, self-absorbed, radical christians and their perverted form of christianity that passes for religion.

    They will want to cut the head off of the hydra first.

    Can you give me a Hail, Hydra!

    • Gregory Brown

      Que?

  • Mahousu

    Maybe they received bills in the mail for the emergency care, and for co-pays and deductibles for other medical services received — but not as large as the bills taxpayers and insurance holders alike are receiving now, post-Obamacare.
    Really? A guy I went to high school with, his son required several emergency surgeries at birth. Now Bill had insurance, but it was good old-fashioned crappy insurance, so he was on the hook for somewhere in excess of $50,000 – and this was years ago, so it’d probably be more than $100,000 today. Just curious – anybody out there receiving such bills now, post-Obamacare?

    • Jay B.

      It’s clearly a lie. Health care costs are stabilizing and bankruptcies have gone way way down. These people are psychotic.

    • shoeflyin

      Aca limits out of pocket and also bans lifetime payout limits. So, should be much better.

    • Carole

      No; in fact a friend had an entire month of life-saving stem cell treatments (and boy howdy, did she ever have a pre-existing condition) and paid $0.

    • Debbie the Unpaid Protester

      My husband was stricken with cancer in 2014(a pre-existing condition from 32 years ago). The bills for his surgeries, acute rehab, Dr visits, and, sadly, hospice care, totaled well over $150,000.
      ACA limited my out-of-pocket payments to $5,000. So, in the midst of terror and anguish, trying to care for and comfort my husband, taking care of the house and cars, and trying to keep my daughters sane– I did NOT have to worry about going bankrupt.
      I promised my husband I would put my daughters through college by hook or by crook, and because of ACA, I can keep that promise and not live in a van by the river in order to do it.
      I don’t have the words to express what a comfort that is.

    • kareemachan

      My kid was in the hospital for 3 weeks with IBS-type symptoms (and may I bitch that that acronym makes it sound like it’s no problemo – until it happens to you and you have 3 transfusions and are put on expensive-as-all-hell drugs. Hers was like angrier-than-fuck bowel syndrome which almost cost her her colon). Total cost around $100,000, of which she (with our help) paid about $1000 after insurance. She’s a student and would not have had the money to pay for it pre-ACA.

      • H0mer0

        [once you start bleeding out your as$, it’s no longer “irritable” but inflammatory, and not a “syndrome” but a disease]

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      But, but, but, SHEMAILS!

  • Daisy

    Considering that the maternal mortality rate in America is on par with what we consider third world countries, I imagine a rather lot of newborns don’t get the care they need. Hell, my own birth had to be carefully scheduled so neither my mother or I died from blood loss.

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      The U.S. doesn’t match up too well with life expectancy or infant mortality either. We have *fabulous* medical technology and mad doctor/nurse skillz, and an insurance system that excludes people. :-(

  • Incoming “/FFS” Ham

    There are smarter, more principled, and less loathsome creatures lying on their backs 20 feet down in swamps than Joe Walsh.

    • H0mer0

      don’t swamp creatures and swamps for that matter play a necessary role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem?

      • Incoming “/FFS” Ham

        Good point.

  • Carole

    The comments on those articles you linked are spectacularly, thunderously stupid. And yet I am the one who is ignorant, uneducated, overly emotional, and apparently on the dole.

    • They will not get it until it happens to them.
      Every time. In every situation.

      • sarafina

        Yes. It’s awful to wish diseases on children, and I’m not, but if Senator Anchor-Baby Cruz’s daughters got some medical blight pediatric medicine research would be in much better shape financially due to increased federal funding.

  • Old Man Yells at Cloud

    I believe that Joe the deadbeat-dad Walsh ( to differentiate him from the good Joe Walshes of the world) wouldn’t pay for his own newborn’s surgery. I believe he would say, “If my kid really wanted that surgery they would out and get god job.”

    • TheBoatDude

      As opposed to “Joe – whose Maserati does 185 – Walsh”

  • Al Swearengen

    The problem with these people like Walsh, is that their parents did a shit job and didn’t teach them either how insurance works or how to be positive members of a society. So we’ve got to suffer being around them.

    Then there’s also the fact that Walsh is a mid-market hate radio asshole now and is enjoying the free publicity. I’m sure there’s lots of these cruel mental defectives that had forgotten about Walsh until the last couple of days. “Dumb cruel prick” sells in the rightwing bubble.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Walsh should be left on his kitchen table in a box.

    • La forza del resistino

      Wold like to hear from his kindergarten teacher on how he graded out in the plays well with others and shares toys in the sandbox categories

      • TheBoatDude

        “Joe regularly shits on toys so that other kids won’t play with them. Also, his penmanship sucks.”

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      Walsh is clearly a …. Cocksucker!

      • Al Swearengen

        Yes.

      • Zyxomma

        You misspelled Koch.

    • E.A. Blair

      If I were to put down here what I think of Deadbeat Dad Walsh and what I think should happen to him, even Wonkette might ban me. So what I will say is that a male creature which purports to be human who won’t support his own spawn can’t be expected to give a flying fuck about anyone else’s. Walsh is one of those people whose obituaries I will read with great satisfaction.

  • La forza del resistino

    Walsh must still be pissed his tax $’s were used by the VA to provide Tammy Duckworth the prosthetics she used to kick his azz out of his Rep seat.

  • beavertank

    Ha! Joe Walsh thinks Trump doing whatever the hell he wants is “the left winning”?

    Just wait until he sees what happens when the idiots get rousted out of office and the left actually wins. He’ll probably love it, but pretend to hate it, because he’s an idiot too.

    • kareemachan

      Let’s just stick with “he’s an idiot”

      Did he ever pay his child support?

      • sarafina

        Some sort of agreement was reached, but I will always consider him the DeadBeat Dad.

  • Werewolf

    Oh for fuck’s sake. My niece was one of the first kids to get the same surgery that Billy Kimmel got. Her parents’ insurance didn’t want to pay for the guy who actually knew how to do it(the same guy who worked on the Kimmel baby) since he was out of network, so they declared medical bankruptcy in order to save her life. That would not have happened in a civilized country-only in a barbaric land like the United Corporations of America.

  • WeaselPoo

    It so happens that my eldest brother ‘R’ was born with a hole in his heart.
    His condition wasn’t detected at the time because it was 1951, x-ray machines then were low resolution ( and even now aren’t that good for examining soft tissue) and even if it had been detected, there was no procedure or skill to address the problem at the time.
    He was born in Bermuda, spent a year in Bahrain (1954-55) and then lived in India from 1955 to 1959, before my parents moved to England and settled there.

    A checkup conducted at publicly funded schools as an annual routine by National Health Service doctors revealed a problem with my brother’s heart in 1963, and a prompt visit to a specialist revealed the hole in his heart which by then was apparently the size of a fifty-cent piece.

    Although my father had a managerial position at BOAC at the time, he couldn’t afford even a used car, we didn’t own a television, our phone line was shared with the next door neighbor because we couldn’t afford an exclusively private line, and my clothes (and shoes) were the saved hand-me-downs from my next eldest brother ‘J’.

    Without surgery, my 12 year old brother would be dead in a year.
    With surgery the operation could kill him because in 1963, in the UK, only five other hole-in-the-heart operations had ever been conducted.

    The surgeons had to split my brother’s sternum completely to fix his heart. During the operation the blood flow to his brain stopped for a minute, but they got it going again. They stitched his chest up so tight, they gave him a hunch back. The scar that resulted was a raised red welt 3/4″ wide. The blood flow problem caused some brain damage—made him a ‘slow learner’, and diminished his normal athleticism.

    He had annual checkups with the heart specialists thereafter. He died at home in his sleep, from heart failure when he was 26.

    His operation and all his checkups were paid-for by the mandatory automatic paycheck deductions that every working Briton contributes to the National Health Service. My parents were never presented a bill, never had to worry about the expense, and sure as hell didn’t bitch about being forced to contribute to anyone else’s life-saving surgeries, nor complain that their ‘freedom’ was being curtailed.

    • WeaselPoo

      Addendum: a comparison:
      My next eldest brother, 7 years my senior, had a heart transplant a year ago (in all other respects he was perfectly healthy and his recovery was rapid). While waiting for a matching donor, the heart pump he had to wear 24 hours a day, cost $12,000 per month, for 18 months. He told me the whole dang thing—the pump rental, the retrieval and transportation of the donor heart, the operation, the necessary drugs, cost about $1 million.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Joe W is not impressed, because he ain’t has no heart to replace.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      This was the morning there weren’t to be tears in my tea.

      Though it’s better than the silent rages, I suppose.

      I’m sure you still miss him. Thanks for your story.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Beautiful. That is how it should work. People who don’t think that government, and society, shouldn’t be in the business of giving everyone a fair and level playing field will trot out any excuse whatsoever to hide their not giving a shit about their fellow human.
      Thanks for the uplifting story. PBUH.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Meanwhile, I just got an Rx for Eliquis. Pharmacy says my co-pay is $341. Per month.

    • LadyLaz

      Yeah national health!

  • empf

    I hate these assholes

    • H0mer0

      [I also hate these Illinois Na– uh oh, am I going Poe too soon, just for the sake of snark?]

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    I love how you’re an elitist if you’re rich and want taxes to go for healthcare for everyone. But if you want to get rid of near-universal care just to further line your own pockets as a rich person then you’re smart and logical. Also I hate fucking wingnuts and I’d be sad if Charles lived up to his last name falling down a flight of concrete stairs….that would terrible. Very sad.

    • Phoenixdoglover

      Charles “Butt” Hurt.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        When he was in high school, I bet he frequently got locked inside his Hurt locker.

  • Saint Stephen

    “The right tries to use reason and thought.” In what universe, Joe?

    • Msgr_MΩment

      “The right tries to use reason and thought”

      Hilarity ensues.

      • You can go to jail for laughing at them now.

    • TheBoatDude

      Where does fear fall in these?

  • Phoenixdoglover

    Insurance, how does it work?

    Many people pay more than they get back.

    The remaining people get back more than they pay.

    Next: How do tides work?

    • penny stock

      Magic is how, silly. Tried to trick us didn’t you? We know it’s magic.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Never believe it’s not so.

        • H0mer0

          [I remember that song or earworm if you will]

          • sarafina

            It’s MAAGGGIICCC!!1!11!!!!!1!1

          • H0mer0

            I had a Lhasa Apso whose crescendo growl reminded me of the ascending “oh oh oh’ in the song.

    • Poorly Behaved Pérsistanista

      Also too pls splain gravitee and round Urth cuz theze theengs r hard.

    • Oblios_Cap

      The internet and its series of tubes mystifies me.

    • TheBoatDude

      What’s your thoughts on magnets?

      • Phoenixdoglover

        That is an attractive subject.

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    • Msgr_MΩment

      Beverley W Denney. The W is for WTF.

  • dslindc
  • Oblios_Cap

    They’re not even trying to hide the fact that they’re just greedy assholes anymore. Thanks, Trump!

  • E.A. Blair

    If all the Republicans in the US died overnight, I’d go bankrupt – from financing the party I’d hold.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    “Maybe they received bills in the mail for the emergency care, and for co-pays and deductibles for other medical services received — but not as large as the bills taxpayers and insurance holders alike are receiving now, post-Obamacare. Pre-Obamacare, the system was more free market; post-Obamacare, it’s a spread-the-wealth, subsidize the poor system.”

    Out and out total bullshit. Explain my $11k bill for a busted collar bone. Staff were thorough, examined my head and neck as I’d fallen – but really just gave me a sling and a prescription. $11k. God knows what a poor person’s bill for complicated pediatric heart surgery would cost. I haven’t seen the clip, but methinks Kimmel is glad he could afford it and weeps for the parents who couldn’t.

    Fuckers.

    • Lily412

      WITH insurance, an ER visit for less than two hours costed me over two grand out of pocket. And frankly, I’m perfectly willing to pay a little more if it means others can get insurance.

  • Panika MCD

    didn’t anyone ever tell these people that uncompensated costs at ERs are paid for through a combination of local taxes, state taxes, federal taxes and higher charges for low cost procedures so that they can cover all the bills people walked away from because they simply couldn’t pay them which means–TA DA!–higher insurance premiums for everyone who has insurance if we tell the poor to rely on the ER for primary care?

  • Jacob Prescott

    I love how the right sheds crocodile tears over “PC culture snowflakes” and “free speech censorship” then turn around without a sense of irony or shame and tells a late night comedian to shut up when he makes a plea for better healthcare for children. I am supposed to reach out to these Trumpkins and be understanding? No. Not happening.

    • Shelli Kae

      Exactly! The irony and hypocritical supporters of The Donald are ignorant people. We will NOT be able to change their minds about Trump because they are really brainwashed by his Twitter feed and when he speaks on the TV’s making people like us scream and holler and hit our TV’s.
      We have to remember This, (I can’t remember who said this) you shouldn’t argue with stupid people because those watching can’t see who is the stupid prick.

  • Alexander Stallwitz
  • BearDeLaOursistance

    “No no no, you’re supposed to come out and THEN die.” — ‘Pro-life’ Republicans

  • BearDeLaOursistance

    As long as we’re playing the Not My Responsibility game, how about our massive spending on needless geopolitical bullying and wars of intervention? Paying for defense execs’ kids to go to Exclusive Private Preschools is not my responsibility. How about the highways we build so rich white people can live 42 miles from their job to avoid Teh Scary Queers ‘n’ Blahs? Also not my responsibility.

  • William
  • William
    • phoenix00

      We’re still waaaaaaiting……..

  • Lily412

    OMG! Is that Jane Espenson the TV writer that replied to Walsh? If so, I love her even more now!

  • Lamashtar

    “no butthurt jokes”

    :[

  • Shelli Kae

    This, this is one article that pisses me off so bad I almosf can’t respond. Im just going to say that the people above who claimed Republicans use logic and such is a damn idiot who votes against there own interest. They believe Trump when he spews the fucking bullshit. Trump doesn’t believe in scientific facts, for example him denying Climate Change is real. These idiot, worthless, whiny ass pieces of shit can write their bullshit articles but all these articles just light a fire in us, liberals! Keep up your bullshit, not factual opinion pieces and just wait until 2018. By 2018 Trump and his horrible republicans in Congress will most likely have destroyed all things in government that helps the 95% of Americans that aren’t rich. Some of the people who voted Trump believes one day they will be billionaires (even though they are uneducated idiots who work at McDonalds and manage to fuck up that job) so they support the fact Trump and his immoral worthless idiots in Congress makes sure OUR government works ONLY for the top 10% of the country. People are stupid.
    I honestly feel like I’m living in an alternate universe! It’s hard for me to admit to myself our country voted for a flawed Trump. And why the fuck did Paul Ryan get re-elected. What is wrong with his supporters? Voting against their own interests and Ryan is so totally bought by the rich it’s pathetic! How can all Americans know Ryan is a puppet for the rich but his constituents can’t see that. Living in today’s reality is hard to swallow. I still cannot believe our current president colluded with Russia to steal the election from a woman who is so competent it’s sad. We KNOW the Russians worked with Wilileaks, made up articles of fake news, and it’s becoming so obvious Trump is a puppet for Putin it’s nuts.

    • M.E. Lawrence

      Thank you for ranting, Shelli Kae, because I wanted to as well, but I am tired and ready for PBS and bed. (This, I suppose, is logic, which we liberal elitists are not supposed to possess. Which makes about as much sense as all those fragile white folk in red states voting for a corrupt businessman who cares nothing for their interests.) Vive la France, et bonne nuit, Wonkettes.

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