Archive for the ‘FDA’ Category
Today the DOJ, in support of the DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act), issued a brief using language invoking pedophilia and incest, eerily reminiscent of the vituperation vomited by the religious right ad nauseum since the dawn of the cerebral cortex.
So much for change.
I don’t care if Obama was aware of this or not. The only acceptable action here is swift, unambiguous refutation. Obama and his administration need to get in front of this crap like yesterday. It’s not just bullshit, it’s madness. Best case scenario is Obama talking about this before I get out of bed. The time difference alone gives him a hell of a head start. Time to show me something Mr. Fierce Defender.
Let this pass at your peril. Hope will turn to doubt.
While we’re on the subject of Our Man, I was none too thrilled by the glaring omissions in his remarks in front of the AMA today. It was a good speech, but no substantive reckoning that big pharma and big insurance are hopelessly infected by avarice and therefore ground zero for reform and regulation. No mention of what an inefficient, bureaucratic clusterfuck the FDA is. These items are at the very root of the problem and no reform has a chance at efficacy without force being brought to bear on them.
Blowing up balloons with holes in them.
The sad truth lies in the why. Along with the AMA, pharmaceutical and insurance companies are championed by some of the biggest and most influential lobbying cabals in Washington. If there were stars on K street or Pennsylvania Avenue like Hollywood Boulevard, two thirds of them would be dedicated to these filthy bastards. For all you sniveling morons who live in such fear of communism, here is a bonafide Red Menace for you.
Welcome to the plutocracy. This thing is way bigger than just stubborn Republicans.
Along with energy, campaign finance reform and the military industrial complex, these are the windmills I expect Our Man to be tipping. That’s why I voted for him.
We loves us some Bill Maher. Maher said the other night in his New Rules segment: “…..I’m glad that Obama is president, but the “Audacity of Hope” part is over. Right now, I’m hoping for a little more audacity”.
Me, I’m looking for those balls of zirconia I thought I glimpsed on the campaign trail. Dude, please don’t Jimmy Carter us.
Remember how I was pissing and moaning about pumps on lotion and soap bottles not long ago? Well, for the record, adding water to any of the soap dispensing ones is pretty viable.
Sometimes I think all Americans are either corrupt or stupid. Often both, but rarely neither.
Drinks for my friends.