Douchebag of the Day

grassleywebBack again this week, it’s Senator Chuck Grassley:

Americans should be scared of provisions in a health care bill currently in the U.S. House because it will allow the government to have a say in end-of-life decisions, Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley told a crowd of more than 300 Wednesday morning.

“In the House bill, there is counseling for end of life,” Grassley said. “You have every right to fear. You shouldn’t have counseling at the end of life, you should have done that 20 years before. Should not have a government run plan to decide when to pull the plug on grandma.”

If he keeps this shit up he might win Douchebag of the Month.

Grassley Scaremongers About Government ‘Pulling the Plug on Grandma’ [Think Progress]

Didn’t he read the part about making steak and kidney pie out of grandma?

“You shouldn’t have counseling at the end of life, you should have done that 20 years before.”

Why doesn’t he just say “Everyone should have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their savior 20 years ago and be eagerly awaiting going to the light.”

For fuck’s sake, if these Christofascists are so ready to join their buddy Jesus, why don’t they do us all a favor already.

And in a timely move, last night Comedy Central re-aired the episode of South Park that they did around the time of the Terri Schiavo clusterfuck.

Exactly. They can go to gun shows and run out onto the firing range shouting, “I’m on my way, Jaysuuuuuuuuuussssssssssssss!”

@SanFranLefty: For fuck’s sake, if these Christofascists are so ready to join their buddy Jesus, why don’t they do us all a favor already.

@FlyingChainSaw: You have unplug the respirator so you have someplace to plug in the rotisserie.

Strange. I’m kinda curious when Grassley’s taxpayer funded goldplated (compared to most people) healthcare plan is going to pull the plug on him. Maybe if he’s serious about the whole thing then he should pay for his and family’s healthcare himself just to be a “REAL” US American.

Meanwhile, to be filed under “Klassi with a KKK,” a teabagger ripped a poster of Rosa Parks out of the hands of a black woman who was at a town hall meeting in support of health care reform. Naturally, all the MSM showed was the angry black woman being escorted OUT of the meeting.

@SanFranLefty: Oh, yeah, all of the teabagger hatefests, healthcare rages, etc. are all white power rallies in the end. I am surprised the Stormfront crowd hasn’t made hay with the opportunity, send up some shock troops to get the mob in tune with their inner skinhead and get some airtime in front of the TV news.

@FlyingChainSaw: Funny you should mention that, the Southern Poverty Law Center today released a report on the return of the militias that noted:

One law enforcement agency has found 50 new militia training groups — one of them made up of present and former police officers and soldiers. Authorities around the country are reporting a worrying uptick in Patriot activities and propaganda. “This is the most significant growth we’ve seen in 10 to 12 years,” says one. “All it’s lacking is a spark. I think it’s only a matter of time before you see threats and violence.”

A key difference this time is that the federal government — the entity that almost the entire radical right views as its primary enemy — is headed by a black man. That, coupled with high levels of non-white immigration and a decline in the percentage of whites overall in America, has helped to racialize the Patriot movement, which in the past was not primarily motivated by race hate.

One result has been a remarkable rash of domestic terror incidents since the presidential campaign, most of them related to anger over the election of Barack Obama. At the same time, ostensibly mainstream politicians and media pundits have helped to spread Patriot and related propaganda, from conspiracy theories about a secret network of U.S. concentration camps to wholly unsubstantiated claims about the president’s country of birth.

Fifteen years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center wrote then-Attorney General Janet Reno to warn about extremists in the militia movement, saying that the “mixture of armed groups and those who hate” was “a recipe for disaster.” Just six months later, Oklahoma City’s federal building was bombed. Today, the Patriot movement may not have the white-hot fury that it did in the 1990s. But the movement clearly is growing again, and Americans, in particular law enforcement officers, need to take the dangers it presents seriously. That is equally true for the politicians, pundits and preachers who, through pandering or ignorance, abet the growth of a movement marked by a proven predilection for violence.

@SanFranLefty: jesus cristo…I’ll save you guys some space at FOB/PRT Mazar, even odds it’ll be safer there than here in six months. Dude told me Tuesday is Latin Night at Bagram!

@The Nabisco Quiver: Any chance you’re going to FOB Blessing? My friend is stationed there. I’d love to have you check in on him. He said Bagram has a Burger King. How’s Ma Nabisco feel about your Central Asian adventures?

@SanFranLefty: Right, cowardly psychopaths like Beck and O’Reilly are hoping to be that spark. When we end up with another OK City, they’ll start shrieking Obama has ‘abandoned the role of commander in chief and is responsible for every death’ and making noises about the ‘Pentagon stepping up to do the right thing.’ I am waiting for these guys to show up on TV with their heads shaved any day now.

@SanFranLefty: When I finally do travel to the ‘stans I expect I’ll skip around to various bases, but won’t know until I know. I’ll gladly ferry CARE packages over. Ma Nabisco is supportive, and knows that a hopey Nabisco is a much better caregiver to the little biscuits than is a mopey Nabisco. She’s already taken over cutting the lawn, so what’s left anyway?

What a creepy pedophiliac pic of Grassley.

@SanFranLefty: There’s a teabagger rally scheduled for August 28 at our Capitol in Excremento to protest — get ready for this — AB 32, California’s global warming bill. I think this is because the agriculture and construction industries don’t want anyone to fuck with their toys and subsidies.

@Dodgerblue: Oooh, fun! I will have to try to find an excuse to get out there. It’s a furlough day for Mr. SFL, maybe I can have him go cover the hatefest.

What I’d really like to know is how Grassley knows when I’m going to die so that I know when to have my counseling? I mean, talk about government interference with my personal life!!

And, if I have the counseling, does that mean I have 20 years of completely care-free living to do?

I called Grassley’s office earlier today and his staff denies he made the statements.

If that’s so, why do I hear crickets instead of Grassley demanding that the record be corrected?

@The Nabisco Quiver: Part of the soon-to-be-rebranded “civilian surge”? Mrs RML wants to know if you need someone to carry your bags. I’d go, but I understand the fishing is not very good Over There.

@SanFranLefty: Item on the Bagram Burger King.

How the Burger King rolls in a war zone:

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