Tuesday, September 08, 2009

God Bless Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor's latest column is out, which suggests that dogs may now be faring better than humans in our current health care climate:

...back in the day, dogs slept in the garage or on the porch so they could defend the home against socialism, and if they snored, it definitely was their problem and not ours. Ditto hypothyroidism. And there was a death panel around whose name was Dad.

Dad grew up on a farm and was not overly sentimental about animals. He did not purchase jewelry for them or talk to them in a high-pitched voice. He would have blanched at the thought that the average cost of a visit to the vet with your cat is now $172. The chance of Dad paying that much to care for Snowball was about the same as Snowball's chances in hell.


Full article here.

7 comments:

Delicious Cipher said...

Sounds a lot like my dad...

Cynthia said...

He was similarly brilliant in his treatment of the ELCA vote on PHC last Saturday night. Venturing in just to wet his tow and then leaving us with a zinger. What a gift. http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/www_publicradio/tools/media_player/popup.php?name=phc/2009/09/05/phc_20090905_64&starttime=01:26:54.0&endtime=01:41:30

Robert Sievers said...

Dan, you don't have to convince me anymore. It's about time rich people like you, pg, and fingtree start paying for my prescriptions so I can use the money to get cable to watch Big Ten Football. It's not the same without the chief, but I have almost forgotten about the Indians now, so no worries there either.

Go Illini!

Dan S said...

Bob, as I've said before, I'm happy to have my taxes pay for the health care of those who would not extend the same courtesy to me, the same as I would demand that police and firefighters protect you too.

If you want to watch football with your health, that's fine by me. If your interest in American Indians is only as deep as watching them as mascots, that's too bad, but doesn't have anything to do with health care.

Fingtree said...

Your cracker crusades humor so droll and clever Robot Sievers. Prior to the whitewashed religious concepts of God and Jesus, natives roamed the earth without consequence. When they perished, as all creatures do, their souls returned to the dust by which they came. No purgatory, no heaven, no hell. This went on for thousands of years. Once baby killing, genocidal Christian comedians like yourself, using religion to cover up the multiple neurosis psychological disorders that accompany your ilk, unleashed their cruelty and murderous design of rule, the native people became savages and thought of as you so well put it; forgotten. Brownie has been dubbed the; "Delicious Cipher", I dub you the: 'Delusional Cracker'.
You are the face of today's Christianity, with a Denver omelet on it, so flaky and tasteless. It only takes one nail to hang a picture of Jesus on the wall, it's that easy to be a 'Robot' Sievers.

Robert Sievers said...

http://www.uncommon-sense-blog.com/pivot/entry.php?id=198

PG said...

I don't think I'll join this conversation.