I am in a 12 -step program to overcome the stress created by the health insurance reform process or whatever this debacle we have just been through is called and invite you to join me in my move toward greater sanity.
Step 1: Admit that I have a problem over which I have no control
Damn right, I have a problem and it is called idiots who listen to and watch political pundits on Fox News and similar outlets and actually believe what they hear. Didn’t these people go to school somewhere that taught them how to evaluate information and form their own conclusions?
Step 2: I believe a power greater than myself can restore sanity.
And that power is the POTUS - Barack Hussein Obama. If people will just shut up and listen to the man. He is well- educated, brilliant, lucid and peace-maker. They gave him a prize for that. Remember:?
Step 3: I have decided to turn my will over to “God” as I understand “him”
This is a little tough because I don’t believe there a God that is a him. However, I do think there is a lot of energy out there that is a lot bigger than me and I am spending as much time as I can focused on meditation and trying to pull in positive forces and push away the negative ones. Take that Bill O’Reilly.
Step 4: I have made a searching and fearless moral inventory of myself.
Yes, and I have discovered that my opinions on this issue are correct. We need a single payer health care system, health insurance companies are run by greedy bastards and the basis of all our current problems is capitalism run amok.
Step 5: I have admitted to “god”, to myself and to another human being the exact nature of the problem
See #3 above re: the god thing, #1 as to what the problem is and as for telling someone else, well you’re reading this.
Step 6: I am entirely ready to have someone remove all these defects.
Absolutely, and if Rush Limbaugh will just keep his promise and get the hell out of the country -- and take with him Glenn Beck, Sarah, “Death Squad” Palin, that blonde crazy, what’s her name ,oh yea, Anne Coulter and while they’re at it, Dick Cheney and Jeb Bush (in case he gets some hair brained idea about running in 2012) then we’ll be started in the right direction.
Step 7: I humbly ask that the shortcomings be removed
See #6 above
Step 8: There is a list of all that have been harmed and I am more than wiling to do my part to make amends to them.
As I understand it, people who could not afford or be approved for health insurance can now get it and I think that is a great use for some of my tax dollars.
Step 9: I will make direct amends to those that are injured except where to do so would hurt others
So, here it is. I will put Tavish and Toby back on my insurance as soon as the Bank of America will let me. I will pay my taxes and will contribute to the political campaigns of candidates who support a single payer health insurance plan, and I will work diligently to defeat candidates who represent and cater to the ill-formed wrongly directed religious right, or the tea baggers and who take bribes in the form of contributions from lobbyists for Big Pharma..
Step 10: I will continue to take personal inventory and admit when I am wrong
Yes, because I pride myself in exploring all sides of an issue before taking a stand and in a willingness to change my opinion when I have been proved incorrect through equally logical argument.
Step 11: I will meditate as often as possible, at least daily, to improve my clarity and develop a clear mind so that I can carry out the appropriate actions as needed in a calm and thoughtful manner ,
Step 12: Having had a clear acknowledgement through all these steps that the idiots are still uninformed and acting and speaking in an irrational manner I will do my best not to hunt them down and try to change their minds because, obviously peeps, stupid and uninformed is incurable.
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