Oh, The Humanity

Posted in Politics on January 16th, 2014

Some disasters, due to the damage they wreak upon people and the shock the societal consciousness they cause, are fated for lasting fame or infamy. Two such horrific disasters that come quickly to mind are the Hindenburg and ObamaCare…

ObamaCare Hindenburg
Oh, The Humanity

If Herb Morrison were still alive he could fairly reprise his famous commentary.

It’s a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. It’s smoke, and it’s flames now … and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring-mast. Oh, the humanity and all the patients screaming around here. I told you, I can’t even talk to people whose friends are on there. Ah! It’s–it’s–it’s–it’s … o–ohhh! I–I can’t talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest, it’s just laying there, a mass of smoking wreckage. Ah! And everybody can hardly breathe and talk, and the screaming. Lady, I–I’m sorry. Honest: I–I can hardly breathe. I–I’m going to step inside where I cannot see it. Charlie, that’s terrible. Ah, ah—I can’t. I, listen, folks, I–I’m gonna have to stop for a minute because I’ve lost my voice. This is the worst thing I’ve ever witnessed.

The Hindenburg disaster in 1937, along with political and economic issues, hastened the demise of the Zeppelins. One can reasonably assume that the ObamaCare disaster in 2013 and ongoing, along with political and economic issues, will similarly hasten the demise of Obama and many Liberal politicians or, at the very least, leave their legacies permanently tarnished and infamous.

The similarities between the disastrous and failed roll-out of ObamaCare and the Hindenburg disaster are, however, limited. The Hindenburg was a short, sharp disaster and largely acute in nature; it happened and then it was over. ObamaCare is a more lasting disaster, one which we’ve only seen the initial damages from. In this sense it is more akin to the 1989 tire dump fire in Heyope, Wales which burnt, spewing toxins, for over 15 years.

The other and more horrific difference is that the loss of lives and livelihoods caused by ObamaCare will far outstrip either the Hindenburg disaster or the Heyope tire fire. In the end, if left unchecked, the ObamaCare disaster’s toll in lives and livelihoods will likely only be matched, if that, by the Holocaust.

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ObamaCare Train Wreck

Posted in Humor, Politics on November 29th, 2013

ObamaCare is the law of the land despite the opposition of 100% of the GOP and the majority of the population of America. That train has left the station as it were.

ObamaCare Train Wreck
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Of course much of that train broke down as it left that station and the ongoing failures and delays put the lie to the comparisons, some apt and some fanciful, between Obama and Hitler. Obama can’t get that train to run on time. ;-)

But Obama was installed in office on the belief that he was a “game changer,” a messiah who would break all the old paradigms, prove the tried and true axioms wrong, and usher in a new age. So far, with ObamaCare the boy has proved the adage, “Better late than never” to not be universally true, so his followers weren’t entirely wrong.

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And No Tears Were Shed

Posted in Humor, Politics on August 5th, 2013

Sadly, this is just a fantasy, albeit an extremely pleasant one to muse upon. Washington DC doesn’t even have the right sort of bedrock to be particularly vulnerable to sinkholes. There’s always a tsunami though. ;-)

Washington DC destroyed by sinkhole - and not a single tear was shed by the American people
Washington DC Destroyed – No Help Rendered; No Tears Shed

The lack of horror, grief, tears, and rendered aid is also about what I would expect or, at least, hope for. Aside from some museums and a handful of monuments, none of which would survive a sinkhole like that, are the only things in DC itself that are worth trying to save or crying over the loss of. The the majority of part-time and full-time residents certainly have no worth and wouldn’t be missed by we, the American People.

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