You may have heard about a controversial healthcare plan lurching its way through the U.S. Congress?
Well, go here for more enlightenment. "Middle Aged Dad", a British guy who commented on some of my earlier posts about Obamacare, is a little pissed. (His message to us is "Run for your lives, while you still can ! The Quangos are gonna get you ! Run, for God's sake ! It's THE QUANGOS !")
A Quango is a British derogatory term for any group financed by the government that is not actually part of the government. [qua(si) n(on-)g(overnmental) o(rganization).] We'll soon be calling our insurance companies Quangos. General Motors is now a Quango. Archer Daniels Midland might as well be a Quango. Noted con artist Al Gore wanted to be a Quango, but I think we may have prevented it.
"Middle Aged Dad's" post on his miserable experience with Socialized Medicine had a comment from someone who runs the National Death Service blog. (Get it? Get it? In England their Obamacare program is called The National Health Service? Like, if we implement Obamacare over here, it'll be truly screwed up beyond recognition, and then we'll nickname Obamacare after someone or something that's totally screwed up? Oh. Wait. We've already done it. Maybe someone can think of something worse.)
Anyway, if you have any warm and fuzzy feelings about socialized medicine, go to the National Death Service blog, and hit a few random posts.
Middle Aged Dad has a fairly limited blogroll, but among the honorees is someone named Mark Wadsworth, who declares that "England Is Not A Museum". Mr. Wadsworth is running an online poll about the Keynesian mulitiplier effect. There is only one correct answer, and that would be number 3. Go there. Take the test. Hit option 3.
Happy Saturday morning to everyone. I'm through surfing for the day. Gotta go to work.
Ok, I lied. I was looking for a funny picture to illustrate Britain's National Health Service fiasco, and came across this poster. This is a serious poster. It was designed by non-comedians, who weren't trying to be funny.
1) Just how pissed off are the Brits, if they have to put up posters warning against abuse of National Death Service staff?
2) Go here for the blog post where I found the poster. If you don't have time for that, just note the multi-culti "We Are The World" NHS staff, as compared to the nasty, ethnocentric colonial masters and warlords on the right.
Christ almighty, we're in trouble.