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You know we hadn’t had a Jerk Of All Times Award up until today when we saw this article:

Republican Blurts Out That Sick People Don’t Deserve Affordable Care

Some one should take this man to the woodshed. We are sure that many among us would think of some better things to do with this jerk but this being a nice respectable family blog we shant say it. Here he is folks, one fucking big asshole jerk for all times.

Republican Reprehensible  Mo Brooks of Alabama

and here is what the big jerk said:

Republicans usually defend their health-care position with an array of buzzwords like choice, patient-centric, or competition. In a CNN interview, Representative Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, makes the case for Trumpcare in much starker terms: It will free healthy people from having to pay the cost of the sick. “It will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool that helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healt explained Brooks. “And right now, those are the people who have done things the right way that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.”

It is certainly true that the Republican health-care plan will spur insurance companies to charge more money to people with expensive medical needs, and less to healthier people. (It will also transfer hundreds of billions of dollars from the poor, who will get reduced Medicaid and tax credits to buy insurance, to the rich, who will receive a large tax cut.) The idea that morality dictates healthy people pay less, and sick people more, has been floating around the margins of conservative health-care thought. John Mackey, the libertarian owner of Whole Foods, made this case in a 2009 Wall Street Journal op-ed denouncing Obamacare:

Rather than increase government spending and control, we need to address the root causes of poor health. This begins with the realization that every American adult is responsible for his or her own health.

Unfortunately many of our health-care problems are self-inflicted: two-thirds of Americans are now overweight and one-third are obese. Most of the diseases that kill us and account for about 70% of all health-care spending—heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and obesity—are mostly preventable through proper diet, exercise, not smoking, minimal alcohol consumption and other healthy lifestyle choices.

When Democratic Senator Tom Harkin in 2010 proposed that it was time to stop segregating Americans on the basis of health status, the conservative health-care analyst Jeffrey H. Anderson scoffed, “Having people pay their own way is apparently an injustice akin to segregating them by race or creed.”

Of course, you can’t pay your own way if you’re too poor or sick to afford your own projected medical costs. Indeed, sometimes people who are healthy at the moment find one day they are not, or they have a sick child, or maybe they simply want to have a baby. (The cost of bearing children is another one Republicans want to be borne entirely by those doing it.) The Republican plan expresses one of the core beliefs shared by movement conservatives, and utterly alien to people across the globe, right and left: that people who can’t afford the cost of their own medical care have nobody to blame but themselves.

Article from NY Magazine May 2017.

Notes:

  1. One thing for certain when enough people get sick and tired of folks like Mo Brooks there will be and heaven help them all such a just uprising and the big push them out of the way will happen. Mo Brooks many have your number and many more will we promise you. You know its a sad day when folks can not lend a hand to those who are down and out, to those who are sick and to those who need help. This is greed and if there is a god it is certain that this type of greed is purely wrong and shall be dealt with.
  2. Like other large employers, the government pays a large share of the cost of coverage. On average, the government pays 72 percent of the premiums for its workers, up to a maximum of 75 percent depending on the policy chosen. For example, the popular Blue Cross and Blue Shield standard fee-for-service family plan carries a total premium of $1,327.80 per month, of which the beneficiary pays $430.04. Washington, D.C.-based employees who prefer an HMO option might choose the Kaiser standard family plan. It carries a total premium of $825.15 per month, of which the employee pays only $206.29.
    In addition, members of Congress also qualify for some medical benefits that ordinary federal workers do not. They (but not their families) are eligible to receive limited medical services from the Office of the Attending Physician of the U.S. Capitol, after payment of an annual fee ($491 in 2007). But services don’t include surgery, dental care or eyeglasses, and any prescriptions must be filled at the member’s expense.
    House and Senate members (but not their families) also are eligible to receive care at military hospitals. For outpatient care, there is no charge at the Washington, D.C., area hospitals (Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center). Inpatient care is billed at rates set by the Department of Defense…Fact Check.Org. HERE.
  3. The Average Joe of Congress (there are 529 of them) gets paid $174,000 per year. But not everyone is average; the Speaker of the House gets $223,500 a year, while the majority and minority leaders of both the Senate and the House, along with the President Pro Tempore, get paid $193,400 per year…for more on this see HERE.
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We nearly spit out our morning tea when we saw this on our facebook page. What kid of fools are these folks.

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Yeah you all get the Jerks of the week prize. Keep it up and we just may give it out next week and the week after to you folks again. Get you ideas right. Here is our response on the facebook page.

This takes the cake or make it two for JERKS OF THE WEEK. Who the fuck believes that liberation can come through legislation? That is like saying Hillary Clinton is in the resistance. Stop using revolutionary words to explain away your liberal bull shit. Reform maybe but not liberation. Stop using revolutionary words and ideas to fit your liberal agenda. You are embarrassing those who have come before and causing a massive rolling over in the graves of our martyrs who fought the real fight so people all around the world would be liberated from the likes of evil systems.

To think that the word and concept of liberation would ever fit inside of a state capitol building is absurd. Foolish to say the least. Heads on backwards. Need a new hat maybe. We can tell you as a fact that if you are looking for liberation via the democrat party think again about that evil twin. They may be holding your hand now but remember how they are and can be when in power. But of course we don’t expect any of the folks in the liberal wing of the anti-trump movement to understand any of this. They just hear the words but don’t know the program.

The words of Socialist Feminist revolutionary Gloria Martin comes to my mind when she said, “We have to fight for survival issues–better pay, benefits, abortion rights, child care. But then we have to go further. We have to change the system, because as long as the system is the same, we’ll be fighting all our lives for the same thing….When people have had enough, revolution can happen suddenly.” We would think that the idea of liberation would come in along the line of ” We have to change the system” Most of our readers do not have to be reminded of what our great Black, Lesbian, warrior poet mother Audre Lorde said or what she meant when she said, “the masters tools will never dismantle the masters house.” No they won’t and when we try to use them all we will get is we are tools of the ruling class. Let’s not be fooled by fake revolutionary sayings by spouted off by liberals, let us leave it at that as I am in no mood for a war.

We wish we were going to be home on May 8th. We would go and disrupt this program.

UPDATE: They deleted my comment from their page. I guess they just don’t get it. Now what do you expect?

You deleted my comment but the truth remains. There is no liberation through legislation. Please do not continue to disrespect our Black, Brown and white martyrs in this country and all around the world who fought so people could be truly liberated. I never thought I would see the day when the democrats are considered the vanguard. How soon we forget liberation does not come from the painless activity of state capitols.

 

To follow this discussion go to HERE.

One thing about giving out JERKS of the Week awards we will never run out of jerks. Read all about the Pacific Justice Institute and their new crazy attacks. Many thanks to Nick Duffy of Pink News for this article.

Right-wing group claims care homes will be forced to open gay brothels for the elderly.

An anti-LGBT conservative legal group is claiming that religious care homes in California will be forced to operate homosexual brothels for elderly pensioners if discrimination protections are put in place. The surreal claim comes from the so-called Pacific Justice Institute, which is lobbying against a California bill to protect LGBT care home residents. The Democrat-backed LGBT Care Home Residents Bill,  would include explicit discrimination protections for elderly residents “on the basis of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status”.

The law, which extends existing anti-discrimination protections, is intended to protect vulnerable elderly people who identify as LGBT encountering institutional homophobia.

But the Pacific Justice Institute claims it would lead to the “nuns caring for the elderly and disabled” being forced to run “bordellos” from their Catholic care homes.

In a letter to the bill’s authors they claimed: “For religiously conservative facilities… this [brings] issues related to sexual intimacy and biology.

“SB219 prevents a facility from restricting a resident’s ‘right to sexual intimacy’ which includes receiving visitors.

“Conservative religious institutions typically hold the view that sexual relations are confined to a man and a woman who are married to each other.

“Is it the Author’s position that a Catholic facility should enable residents to have sexual relations with whomever they please? Such an arrangement would resemble a bordello more than a religious healthcare facility.” The letter continues to claim that forcing care workers to respect the identity and chosen names of transgender people constitutes “compelled speech” that “violates freedom of speech”. It insists that residents who identify as transgender “may have delusions that should not be imposed on caregivers”.

California has some of the most progressive LGBT legislation in the United States.

The Governor of California recently signed a law introducing education about HIV-preventing PrEP drugs into the standard routine for those undergoing HIV tests.

The law ensures high-risk HIV-negative individuals receive information about methods that reduce the risk of contracting HIV, including PrEP and PEP, during HIV post-test counselling

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New Haven AntiFascists   POSTED TODAY 3/28 WITH THIS UPDATE.

*******************POSTED TODAY 3/20/17: Be at the green (Church St and Chapel St) 4:30 to 5:30 on Friday.******************

Looks like they’ve got their new route planned. Get ready to shut down the hate speech bus this Friday! Please share widely!
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The bigots are on a tour with this bus. All we can say is bullshit. To read more about this bus see: This bus is on a road trip to convince you Transgender People are not real.

A bigoted group called Citizen Go is coming to New Haven on Saturday and possibly into Sunday, in a bus covered in transphobic messages. Let’s shut this garbage down.
Time and location TBA, we will update any information ASAP.
We can not allow transphobic propaganda and representation in our city.
Looking for LGBTQ orgs to sign on or speak.
Glitter and “dancing” shoes encouraged.

March 24 – March 26
Mar 24 at 9 PM to Mar 26 at 9 AM
Yale University, New Haven
As more info becomes available as to day and time we will update.

Update:

This bus originated in Spain, funded by a small group of ultra-catholic transphobic and homophobic rich people. Hazte Oir, the Spanish version of the organization, are widely seen as a joke in that country.

A court in Madrid banned the HazteOir bus from the city until it changes its transphobic message, basically calling it a hate crime: “The Office of the Prosecutor argued in its brief that the campaign of the group was ‘an incitement to hatred and discrimination against people who exercise their sexual identity in a different way than those of who identify as heterosexual,’ according to what is stated in article 510.6 of the Penal Code.”

The Navarra Parliament passed a resolution saying they will do anything they can to stop the bus from coming to their territory: “The approved declaration, submitted by UPN, Geroa Bai, EH Bildu, Podemos, PSN and I-EE, also asks the provincial government to take appropriate measures to ‘try to prevent its arrival and the realization of this campaign in our territory, given that it goes against respect for diversity, and in particular sexual diversity and respect for the transgender community.’”

Fuck yeah Spain. Let’s shut this down, New Haven style. Bring your glitter, bring your music, bring your drums and trumpets, bring your dancing shoes. We’re gonna laugh and dance these transphobic bigots out of town.

Update: Bus with anti-transgender message is vandalized in NYC. GOOD!!! Go to HERE.

It may push the arrival of the bus forward a day to Sunday. Keep checking on the New Haven Anti=Fascist page for updates.

Here is a good article HERE.

 

UPDATE:

Based on the information we received, they will in fact be in Rhode Island sat. Sunday they will be in new haven. If this is misinformation the likelihood of them arriving at a reasonable time Saturday is slim, due to some unexpected delays. We will plan for Sunday, and if they do show up Saturday we encourage autonomous disruptions to greet them.

Check back to the New Haven Anti-fascists group for more details.

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Collectively we may have enough eyes to spot em. I-95

Accident or Traffic Jam? Report It!   We are looking for the bus, a big orange hateful bus.
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Banner to be used when the bus rolls into town.  What a wonderful job!
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