We are the 99%

April 21, 2010

We're All In The Twilight Zone Now

You're travelling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination and wingnuttery. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the Twilight Zone!

Submitted for your consideration: one Sue Lowden, a Senate candidate who believes the solution to a lack of insurance is to barter with your doctor -- chickens for checkups if you will -- and she's the one ahead in the polls in the Twilight Zone.
Our next offering concerns the Georgia state legislature. They held hearings on a bill to ban involuntarily implanting people with microchips and got more than they bargained for when one witness told them how she already had a chip in her. She testified that it was implanted by the Pentagon in her "vaginal-rectum area" and her coworkers can set it off by using their phones in the Twilight Zone.
Finally, we have the curious case of a Muslim woman in the state of Maryland who wanted to foster a child. But after a home visit, her application was denied because, as a Muslim, she doesn't allow pork in her home and that would interfere with the "personal rights of the child" in the Twilight Zone.

4 comments:

spork_incident said...

as a Muslim, she doesn't allow pork in her home

Presumably, they would have done the same if it had been a Jew who keeps kosher, right?

Didn't think so.


A Spork in the Drawer

Maria said...

Exactly.

jaywillie said...

I cannot believe that the Lowden campaign is doubling-down on this nonsense.

The "Little House on the Prairie" health care plan...

Talking Points Memo did the math - chicken costs on avg. $5; avg. health care costs about $7,000/year; chickens needed to cover all Americans - approx. 470 billion; chickens in the world - approx. 17 billion.

Maria said...

jaywillie,

I saw that!

I like what someone (I forget who) tweeted on this when they were contemplating how many chickens it would take to just cover one appendectomy and concluded with: "Isn't this why we invented money?"