Fellow Socialist Comrades, remember this when you step into the polling booth next year! Interesting is no coverage for abortions (a give-away to get more Blue Dogs and GOPers on-board - which sure did work). The upside: mandatory coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and a stripping of the antitrust exemptions for an industry that has acted like a drunk railroad tycoon at a Chinese auction. The Senate is making no promises on passing the bill as written, with Lindsey Graham (R-SC) saying it is "dead on arrival." Apt language, Mr. Senator, much like all of us at the ER should an exotic virus breakout.
The Rage Virus Spreads
Good thing Obama's too busy passing health care and pondering two wars to take away our 2nd Amendment Rights. H1N1 vaccines have had the expected result: Lunatics with guns have gone on violent sprees en masse in the past week. First at Fort Hood, TX, with Malik Nadal Hasan, a Muslim Army Major shrink, somehow getting two pistols and reloading at least once, killing 13, wounding 29, despite Intelligence officials knowing of his contact with Al Qaeda scum months ago. Next came Jason Rodriguez, no doubt of Latino heritage, who went in his former employer's offices in Orlando, FL. And, as of press-tiime, a gunman in swanky suburban Dutchess County, NY, was holding a school principal hostage. Closer to home a sadistic episode of The Odd Couple played out in a Prineville trailer park when 69-year-old Richard Lynn Breneman shot and killed his 54-year old roommate in an incident that neighbors say was years in the making. Breneman eventually surrendered to police after a three-hour standoff. More tragically, a 14-year old boy is shot to death on a family hunting trip near Culver while sleeping in a camp trailer. The culprit: stray bullet fired by his 21-year-old cousin who let loose from his deer rifle in the dead of night and then left the scene. Finally, in a scene out of the Burning Bed a Redmond mother shoots and kills her estranged and rampaging husband in their home as he attacks her with an antler after breaking into the home. The tragedy: the two sons who were locked in the bathroom during the fatal altercation.
A Death That We Can Celebrate
Most Morbid Upfront Ever
"Day of the Dead" in Brazil certainly lived up to its name, when Ademir Jorge Goncalves walked into his own funeral, shocking his family and friends. They had ID'd him as the dead man in a car crash but Goncalves was really drunk at a bar when a teen actually died in the accident. His family was ecstatic to see Ademir alive, and the teen's family surely the opposite. "In my 10 years in this business, I have never witnessed a scene like this," said the manager of the funeral home. America's fascination with death and morbid still reigns, as a new tourist attraction in Cleveland, Ohio, has been drawing hundreds of onlookers from afar. "The House of Horrors" is really the home of Anthony Sowell, suspected of being a serial killer, with 11 bodies already dug from his backyard. Examples of bad parenting abound, with Cliff Westwood bringing his two young children to the Sowell home, justifying his own sick curiosity by saying, "We wanted our children to understand what has occurred, to understand how people go missing." Bring the backhoe over to this guy's house next, surely there's a clown costume somewhere.