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  •  Who doesn't care about those issues? (3+ / 0-)
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    dadanation, vcmvo2, Wary

    I think that they're the 2 most pressing issues facing America.

    But you can't drop everything else in the meantime.

    And to the parents of uninsured kids, this isn't an insignificant issue.

    "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

    by gsbadj on Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 01:22:27 PM PST

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    •  You don't see any difference between (0+ / 0-)

      being uninsured and being blown up?

      Pathetic . . .

      •  Not if I'm the poor parent... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... of a sick kid who can't afford medical care.

        Go tell that parent to stop worrying about their damn kid and start worrying about events half-a-world away.  You know, the IMPORTANT ones.

        "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

        by gsbadj on Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 02:08:11 PM PST

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        •  So, you'd be OK if (0+ / 0-)

          I came in as killed one of your kids as long as I made sure the other one had health insurance?  (of course, since it is unlikely that you have both an Iraqi and American child, this scenario is a bit far-fetched . . .)

          And asked you to thank me for my efforts.

          Then, we both move on to the next grand collaborative effort.

          Multi-tasking at it's finest. Yay!

          •  okay, i apologize (1+ / 0-)
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            gsbadj

            I was wrong. THIS is the stupidest comment I've read today. Although, in my defense, I did say it was early.

            "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

            by Greg Dworkin on Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 02:36:16 PM PST

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            •  You don't find it mind-boggling (1+ / 0-)
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              nippersdad

              (well, obviously not) that with one hand we're murdering tens of thousands foreign kids and with the other hand we're congratulating ourselves for making the lives of some of our kids just a little bit better via the S-CHIP 'compromises' ?

              How can there even be any comparison between the two?  How is it not terribly, terribly immoral to trade the pittances the Republicans are willing to give us domestically to allow them to continue the slaughter overseas? How is it not just fucking incredible that we are even discussing such 'horse-trading' in a rational way instead of running around with our hair on fire trying to put a stop to things?  

              This is how I know that there is no god (not worth the designation, at least) - He or She would not allow such an atrocious situation to continue.  

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