Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A warning from England 

Member of Parliament and righty YouTube phenom Daniel Hannan warns Americans about nationalizing health care. If you were going to waste 30 minutes of your life this evening watching television or otherwise making the donuts, watch Hannan's talk instead. And don't miss the spectacular Winston Churchill anecdote in the first segment.


By Blogger Christopher Chambers, at Tue Aug 18, 10:07:00 PM:

So the analog would be you putting some wingnut racist dickhead like Michelle Bachmann up on youtube and some Limey rightwing blogger cites her. Compelling. LOL

Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health found that even our richest, whitest folk are less healthy than the average middle class Brit who's suffering under this Commie system. And as for these hybrids on the Continent, where you can get private health coverage as a supplement for a fraction of the bullshit here...it's even more stark. No matter how many miles you bike (past the lines of obviously low character people who've been laid off, or who defaulted on their loans).

But I leave you with this, as I applaud the new Confederacy/rallyign cries not heard since the violent/political distruction of Reconstruction 130 years ago (and AR-15s slung in proud stupidity at townhall meetings) and conservative pols just shrug:

"I want MY America back."

I guess Hannan wants his Briton back. Maybe take back India--or us? Then we could re-live the Teaparty. Nice try.  

By Blogger Trochilus, at Tue Aug 18, 10:07:00 PM:

Fantastic . . . I'm going back to watch the rest, but this guy is terrific. The anecdote about Roger Scruton was interesting as well.

Here is a site listing Roger's work . . . and here with pointers to newer material.  

By Anonymous Locker Room, at Tue Aug 18, 10:18:00 PM:

I would pay lots of money to see a nationally televised debate between this rock-solid MP and our own Barry "Ain't I Grand" O. It would be the most sensational public undressing since Justin Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson's right knob during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII.
This Chambers fellow has clearly taken leave of his senses. He's now like one of those poor guys who, when he boards your bus and starts walking down the aisle while mumbling nonsense to himself, every person sitting next to an empty seat averts his gaze and says a silent prayer.  

By Blogger Christopher Chambers, at Tue Aug 18, 11:07:00 PM:

Junior TH commenters? Daughters (or underage girlfriends lol) of tea partiers or "The Resistence?"



By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Aug 19, 02:32:00 AM:

Chris ... you remind me always of the poindexter brown guys in college who used words to try to sound smart, to professors who said "huh? wtf?"

Columbia cheered the Iranian too. In my opinion, academics bleeting for the social cause of the day are hardly worthy of our attention, or at least of the presumption that they know better than the rest of us.

This man speaks very clearly, and apparently without a teleprompter. He could probably outdebate Obama with a bottle of Single Malt in him, and the sincerity with which he says it shows. I was recently in the UK ... not a SINGLE person had anything good to say about their system, the one you state our average "white guy's" outcome here is worse than there.

Here's a tip from John: don't worry about white guys, of which I'm one. I'll take care of me, let you and your kind take care of theirs. I'll buy my healthcare, and the rest can buy theirs, provided they can afford it. If not, they can do the Euro system and go to a clinic, and wait on line, and possibly (probably) get lesser care, and more than likely after it could've prevented damage.

I just had blood work yesterday. The gal who drew it was brown, and we had a conversation about my double insurance coverage. She seemed genuinely surprised that I would carry double (there are diminishing returns she was unaware of), but equally surprised in my position that most folks do NOT use their coverage, for even the basics of an annual physical, or semi-annual cleaning of the rotten yellow chips that pass too frequently for teeth. I believe that the 'have nots' here (when it comes to insurance) generally consist of people who choose to not pay (when they can) or of those who are too irresponsible to avail themselves of a free option. They may be unaware the option even exists. I also believe that if they get Obamacare, they STILL will NOT use it, and their outcomes will still suck.

I'll take my flawed system over any other country's, 7 days a week. I am not swayed by Obama's stuttering about how important this is, or how our economy and future depends on this, and saving GM, and bailing out his buddies on Wall Street, or funding another felon to be a czar of some new agency. He's full of shit, and he's wrong about healthcare. And if he's not careful, he might just blow it for his party ... those old people are finding their voice, and they may come away from this with a genuine distrust of the D team.  

By Blogger SR, at Wed Aug 19, 02:47:00 PM:

Who's suffering? How about all those in Britain waiting for surgery, or denied dialysis. Chrissie, are you crazy or just in denial? Remove causes of death unrelated to the health care system (such as the murder rate in your own home town) and the US outcome data for healthcare is untouchable anywhere in the world.
Sure, they pay less, but they get what they pay for.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Aug 19, 05:18:00 PM:

"Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day. For all the president’s touted intelligence, his un-teleprompted comments reveal a basic misunderstanding of capitalist principles.

Good opinion piece from Bloomberg today (Obama Goes Postal), on the amateur hour in Washington.

CC, is disagreeing with administration policies always racist, or are there exceptions?

Just wanted to ask, and since you're the self-appointed expert on being a racist you're probably the guy to ask.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Aug 19, 11:41:00 PM:

Big Hannan fan here. That was 30 minutes well spent and I passed it along to others of different persuasions who are beginning to come around also. CC you are in your own way quite unique and admirable. You are playing in a different league though, with different tools.  

By Blogger The Leading Wedge, at Sat Aug 22, 09:52:00 PM:

Christoper Chambers, thanks for the cool link to the airheads. I agree it's scary.

Please, however, stop being so fricking paranoid.

I enjoy your comments here on Tigerhawk - strange though they may seen - since we non-colored people apparently still need some correcting.

Your comments would be so much more illuminating if you spent more time making them intelligible and rational.

That said, I admit that I might just not understand your lingo.

If that is the case, then my request is still the same (so you can help me see the light).  

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