B’Man’s Redneck Watch: Yankee Hypocrites Need To Leave The South The Hell Alone

Down Dixie Way

Notes of a Fed-Up Southerner

By

March 6, 2014

Coming up as I did a Southern boy, usually barefoot, lots of times with a cane pole and a string of bream I caught in Machodoc Creek, and other signs of higher civilization, I believe I could get tired of Northerners huffing and puffing about how moral they are. Ain’t nothing like a damn Yankee for smarmy hypocrisy. They can spit it out in chunks like saw logs. A Yankee can’t open his mouth without preaching about how everybody else ought to do something he won’t do himself.

It’s always the same thing, about how the South keeps blacks in poverty and has lynch mobs. (Actually, it’s been at least three weeks since I was in a lynch mob.) To listen to these pious frauds, you’d think Northerners just loved black people and spent most of their time with them at the country club, talking the stock market. Why, how else could it be?

I couldn’t lie so much if you gave me a bird dog and a buzz saw. It ain’t in me. The worst schools in the country are in Mississippi, which doesn’t have any money, and the second worst in Washington, DC, which has all our money. Yes, Washington, so virtuous it makes your teeth curl.  How many white kids are in those schools? Uh-huh. It’s you and him integrate, not us.

You’ve heard about white flight. In nearly about every city in the North white people streak for the suburbs so’s not to be near black people, and then they talk about how bad Southerners are for doing the same thing. I guess talking moral is more fun than being it.

Fact is, you can see more social, comfortable integration in a catfish house in Louisiana than you can in probably all of Washington.

Now, sometimes I have to yield to the truth. I don’t like to, but it’s forced on me. Blacks do live miserable in Southern cities.It can’t be denied. There’s a shameful list of awful cities and it hurts me to write it: Newark, Trenton, Camden, Detroit, Flint, Chicago, and Gary. Pretty much the entire South…

Please read the entire article at LewRockwell.com

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B’Man’s Redneck Watch: Vagina or Anus?

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Maybe its just a redneck thing, but I happen to like Phil Robertson (and the show, which is one of the few programs that I watch). Even if I don’t agree 100% with his theological insight, I think he should keep being Phil and tell A&E to bite one.

Why? Because when GQ interviewed him, he said:

It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

Now, A&E has suspended Phil for his comments. Why? I speculate that A&E must really love them some gays… or something. Because financially, this is a very stupid thing to do, especially since they have brought A&E 14,000,000 viewers per week (which for that particular shitty network, this is something they should never in a million years have kowtowed to political correctness over). I guarantee you that of those 14M, not very many are gays or Jews. Bitching and punishing Phil for voicing his opinion (which is his Constitutional rights) is just plain stupid. And it will cost them because the outrage is building.

So, I suspect that when the Jews who run the show figure out (they aren’t as smart as their media clowns keep insisting, themselves mostly Jews, btw), they will quickly realize how much money they will lose. And, Christ knows, these Jews LOVE them some money even more than they fake loving the gays.

Phil don’t cut no slack. Not long ago, when he was almost censored for praying “in Jesus name”, he basically told them to pound salt. And the network backed down. Funny, Jews love them some gays far more than they love Jesus, yet they banned him for talking about what is evident to me as a man.

There is not a man’s ass in this world that would ever be preferable to a woman’s parts. (Do I really need to write that?)

So, Phil: from one redneck to another…

I salute you for your candor and beliefs.

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When The Roll Is Called By AIPAC


Article and song written by DC Dave:
http://www.dcdave.com/poet14/080611.htm

2008: “A highlight of the yearly gathering included the highly anticipated ‘roll call’* of the nearly 350 elected officials and special dignitaries in attendance.”

2006: “AIPAC’s executive director spent twenty-seven minutes reading the ‘roll call’ of dignitaries present at the gala dinner…”

(with apologies to gospel composer, James M. Black for using his tune)

When the Roll is Called by AIPAC

When they send the invitations out for all they want on board,
For everyone important to their lair.
Politicos and “dignitaries” line up for reward:
When the roll is called by AIPAC, they’ll be there.

When the roll is called by AIPAC,
When the roll is called by AIPAC,
When the roll is called by AIPAC,
When the roll is called by AIPAC, they’ll be there.

Not to be invited there would be a warning sign
For what might be a promising career.
So all the most ambitious ones work hard to be in line:
When the roll is called by AIPAC, they’ll be there.

When the roll is called by AIPAC,
When the roll is called by AIPAC,
When the roll is called by AIPAC,
When the roll is called by AIPAC, they’ll be there.

Are they so many pipers for whom AIPAC calls the tune?
Does The Lobby truly have such power?
If they don’t then cheese is really all that’s on the moon.
When the roll is called by AIPAC, they’ll be there.

(con brio)

When the roll is called by AIPAC,
When the roll is called by AIPAC,
When the roll is called by AIPAC,
When the roll is called by AIPAC, they’ll be there.

David Martin

Sung as country as he can get by BuelahMan
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B’Man’s Redneck Watch: If You Are Proud To Be White, You Are A Redneck Racist

Listen as Dana White betrays his own name by suggesting that white people who take pride in their color (race) are racist rednecks, but brown people who celebrate their ethnicity are just great.

I have watched my last UFC fight, you moron.

I wonder if Joe Rogan will say anything? My bet is no.

h/t Hardon’s Blog

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B’Man’s Redneck Watch: Happy Politically Incorrect Thanksgiving

Let’s take a little gravy and giblets… toss it around with some good old Kentucky Bourban to make a little meat mousse, so we can throw something solid down our chutes…

Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm

Orange is a ugly culler an pilgrims was homely folks so why we cellabate this day then? Well, without ‘Ol Whitey massackrin all the RedMens, then SHAZAM, Americas was bornt! Troo story. I tell ya what, if I was Injun I’d be thanksful far two thangs: my permanent tan and my share in the locull casino. Cha-ching!!!

(Before you get all bent out of shape… Its all an act)

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Only Rednecks Need Apply

Well, its official. I’m a racist and the one Jewish person who went to bat for me now wants me to take down his little disclaimer about me not being an Anti-Semite (which I did remove).

You see, I am only not racist IF I continually write about the Palestinian plight and perhaps demand that it end (which I do). But I learned a long time ago that simply saying this is inadequate, when I communicate with Southern folk. My tact has been to illuminate the Zionism as it affects Americans, hoping enough would get mad and do something about it… which, in turn, would hopefully stop the genocide / Fascism that the current Israeli Zionist government is pursuing. A redneck espousing the Palestinian plight is almost worthless by itself. One (imo) needs to educate people how it affects them and hope that a change will occur that benefits everyone.

Besides, I live here and not there. I cannot effect any change there from here, especially thru the audience I hope to reach.

But this is far deeper than Kelso’s difference of understanding of what Zionism is. Mine is not simply some crazed people going for a Palestinian land-grab. It is much deeper than such a thing. That is just a single hair he wants to split. No, when someone places a link (which I have yet to even see, because the link would not allow me to view it, but heard what it about was thru word-of-mouth) that highlights a rabid racist, then I must wonder what is going on.

To be as clear as I can, my opinion of what Zionism is relates to something far greater than any land-grab and as I explained to Kelso, even IF that was all it is, then the land-grab would include Iraq, which was the catalyst for the entire argument. You see, I believe that Zionist Bankers, the same people who David Icke calls Rothschild Zionists (to differentiate between them and the land-grabbers). You can watch him present the theory here:

Not that it matters one way or the other. I opened up my blog to Kelso as a platform for him to write anything he wanted to. He chose to very infrequently post anything. He spent most of his time on Facebook, mostly rubbing elbows with Rothbard freaks and Paul maniacs. This is a group that I don’t want to socialize with and the few Paul believers I know personally know how I feel about Paul and the corrupt Party that is hijacking his platform as we speak.

Do I have to say this: When Rush Limbaugh gets on the Paul bandwagon, you can bet your sweet ass that it is being co-opted right in front of your eyes. When Bruce Fein is given a legal advisory position, I question it.

Believe that Paul’s platform is being taken over (or not). Whatever. But, I can list the past three POTUS’s which assured “hope” and “change”, when they were lying right thru their teeth. Either that, or the hope and change promised was co-opted by their Party of choice (which really is NO choice). Either way, a lie is a lie. Again, show me the historical precedent that any hoper or changer actually tried to provide hope or change for the American public. It didn’t happen and it won’t now. You need to understand this.

So, from now on, I will feature only rednecks (and our token redneck, Lynda). And no, we don’t agree on everything (which is good). But I will not tolerate innuendo and misdirection to be used against me or to paint me as something I am not.

BTW: a redneck is my “homey”, not some adverse cut against southern folk. In other words, you don’t even have to be southern folk to be my redneck. Even a Jew or a black person can be my “redneck”. I hope this is clear.

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B’Man’s Redneck Watch: Rep Steve Cohen

Have you ever seen someone struggle so hard to not look like a total, lying tool when they know how obvious it is that they look like a total, lying tool?

When he was asked about this, he said, “I dont know who got everybody’s panties in a wad over this statement.”

Altho a jew, he is a 4th generation Memphian and can obviously be called a redneck.

Just Cuz Its Got a Ball… It Don’t Make It a Sport

Mexicans from all over playing a Satanic game“… (funny stuff)

Soccer – America’s Path To Socialism

Why in the name of our Lord and Savior who was killed by the Jews so we could have ever lasting life, is America in some soccer tournament?? Why? Because it’s all part of Barak Osama Homo bin Laden’s plot to install socialism on our shores.

h/t BillyBobRedneck

B’Man’s Redneck Watch: Idiots or Learned Helplessness?

I was perusing my Reader Feeds this morning and clicked a Dandelion Salad link to an interview that Joshua Frank conducted with Joe Bageant back in the summer of 2007 in regards to his book, “Deer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War“. The entire interview is very interesting, but the thing that stands out to me was Joe’s description of a “redneck” which mirrors my definition in many ways.

Rednecks aren’t just Southern Folk (like myself). Rednecks are from all over the USA (and other parts of the world). I believe (and this is the reason for my blog) that we must rid ourselves of the brainwashing that has taken us to this state of insouciance (thanks, Paul Craig Roberts). We must care again. We must recognize the infractions committed by our own leaders and representatives, then come together in mass to get rid of them.

Complacent trust is foolish and we must get past that. They Don’t Give A F*ck About Us. And we can never trust them to change.

Joshua Frank: So Joe, what the hell is going on with the redneck strain of the working class anyway? Why do they seem more apt to embrace evangelism rather than a labor union? Is it, as psychologists would say, learned helplessness, or worse, idiocy?

Joe Bageant: Well, Josh, that’s a pretty broad brush you’re painting with there. In fact, it’s too broad to be answered, but that will not stop me from responding with my usual shrillness and tin drum noise punctuated by flatulence. Let me start by saying the term redneck does not apply especially to southerners. I have found indigenous redneck culture and communities in Maine, Oregon, Kansas, New York, Massachusetts, and California … in virtually every state and in large numbers. Among loggers, cowboys, poles, Germans, and even Latino rednecks.

Really. Don’t you think beer and low riders and macho sports aesthetic of Latinos, the heterosexual, patriotic Jesus focused Catholic is that much different from their Jesus focused Baptist Dixie and Midwestern counterparts? The low riders of LA are the same as beer and muscle cars of the south. In fact the first rednecks were probably the striking miners at the Ludlow Colorado massacre, who wore red bandanas and were seen as tough, surly, angry working class people who had to be kept down. The sun on the neck definition is another more recent one that got applied especially to Southerners, during the civil rights era I suppose.

We have been taught to use these ethnic, regional and racial labels to cover up the real issue in America that the rich want keep hidden another 200 years—that we are a classist country. That one class owns pretty much the whole country these days and that all the rest are left to suck hind tit and pretend they are all members of something called “the middle class.” The only real middle class is that thin layer of commissars, lawyers, teachers, journalists, and other caterers to the empire, those people necessary to manage it and count the beans, dumb down the kids and lock up enough people to keep the privatized gulags in business.

Anyway, I assume you are referring the heartland white working class people who attend fundamentalist churches. Ever since around 1800 about one-third of white America has been fundamentalist Christians, about one-third of Americans have had a born again experience. The thing that is different now is that these churches have access to political power. They were welcomed across the church-state wall of separation by cynical GOP strategists to whom giving the Republicans another chance to sack Washington, loot the national kitty and maybe pull off a good oil raid in the Middle East, was more important than our constitution. Now that they’ve let John Calvin’s wooly beast into to tent, we find it chewing on the constitution and generally stinking up the joint—it’s not going to leave without a fight.

As to the last parts of your question: When it comes to embracing the church instead of a labor union, I can remember a time when the churches stood behind the labor unions. Have we learned to be helpless? Man, we are helpless. Capitalist conditioning has replaced citizenship with consumerism. I mean, what are you or I doing? I write a book so the global publishing chain of Bertelsmann makes more money; you and I both sit here on the Internet spewing electrons across circuit boards that keep Bill Gates and the stock brokers farting through silk while we preach to the choir who bought our books. There are far better alternatives. We could grab some axe handles and heat up the tar bucket and start to burn some shit down. That still works you know.

Joshua Frank: I’ve always thought that’d work.

Joe Bageant: But we won’t. Because we are all programmed to participate through purchase, whether it is my book at Barnes and Noble or the software that enables us to read CounterPunch. Or choose the candidate that has been preselected and purchased in advance by the people who have essentially made Americans into a nation of iPod implanted pizza drivers and well dressed lawn jockeys sitting in front of monitors on the empires electronic plantations.

Joshua Frank: So how can we change this political myopia?

Our involvement with politics, our political lives, are merely as spectators who listen to commercials for three years before the magical moment before we “cast our vote” by simply going shopping in the tiniest shopping space of all—the voting booth—with the most limited choices possible that can still be called a choice: two twin parties whose parents, the corporations, have to display them against different colored backgrounds so people can get a clue as to their difference. (“I am for fighting the war until the last dog is dead,” as opposed to “I am for pulling the troops out, but not until a few hundred thousand more dogs are dead. I don’t wanna be seen as weak on the dead dog thing.” Or my favorite, “We can’t leave now or there will be chaos?” What the fuck is it we have created there now?) Right now the owning class Westchester Country Club Democrats is offering us two flavors, Hillary Clinton (bitter vanilla) and Barrack Obama (Mocha hope.)

Soooo … What’s going on politically with the great beery redneck nation? Nothing. We don’t think about politics until the last half hour before time to vote. Then a sort of a heartburn grips our chests, and all the negative campaign ads, and the sound of Bill O’Reilly’s voice and last night’s beer and bratwurst and Hillary’s stern beady eyes drill in on us … preachers call down lightening bolts and fighter planes do a double roll over the desert … then suddenly an acidic clot curdles in our throat, we close our eyes and we projectile vomit all our fears and suspicions and prejudices and state injected messages in the direction of the party making the most noise right up until the last minute. That’s what we do down here.

What do ya’ll do?

Joshua Frank: Well, I grew up in Montana with rednecks aplenty. Most of my own family is small farmers who were forced to move to the little towns in the area because of the onset of industrial agriculture. They lost the land they worked. Most of them are still proud rednecks. I respect the work ethic, but not all the culture that goes along with it. Up in Big Sky country, folks know politicians lie, so they put their trust in God instead.

Pick up trucks. Gun racks. Elk hunting. Beer drinking. It’s a way of life there. I enjoy most of it. It takes some pretty damn rough times before people stand up and say, enough is enough! You’d think they’d be screaming from the mountaintops by now. But they haven’t because they don’t think they can do a damn thing about their lot. And that’s where you get a lot of that anti-government sentiment. The Freeman and the Unabomber. It resonates quite well. As it should. The state doesn’t stand up for the little guy, but for the big corporations and they know it. The elites, however, always seem to capitalize off of their collective weakness—mainly their inability to stand up in the face of power. But anymore, the mainstream “right” and “left” are almost one in the same when it comes to the fundamental economic issues of our times.

Anyway, this is supposed to be an interview with you. Not me!

Joe Bageant: I lived in northern Idaho for years and had a lot of truck with Montanans like yourself. And to me they are among the best people in this country, tough uncomplaining people, kinda like Southerners, but with far less racism (unless you happen to be an Indian in some cases). Once when I was trending bar on the reservation, a Montana cowboy led his horse right into the place and demanded a beer for his steed. He had been drunk for two days, driving south toward New Mexico with his horse trailer, down from Alberta, Canada, and was obviously looking for a good old time tension-releasing brawl. “Well sir,” I told him. “That horse ain’t old enough to drink.” “That horse is 18,” he replied. I peeled back the horse’s lips and checked his teeth. I had horses of my own and knew how to check their age. “That horse is nine years old,” I said. “Just about the age a good cow pony starts getting some real sense.” He threw back his head and laughed. The situation was defused and we sat there in the Bald Eagle Bar and jawed until closing time. A good, tough, brave man of the kind America doesn’t make anymore. Tipped me ten dollars, then went off to wrap himself in a blanket and sleep in his truck until first light.

At the same time though, there is a belief in authority, a reverence even, that is so typically American. America has never been a nation of true dissenters. Even during the Sixties. Don’t let the old newsreels fool you. You gotta remember that when those kids were gunned down at Kent State, one half of America was cheering and an even larger portion did not give a shit. But the footage was so shocking, and we actually had a rather liberal media back then, and so, like Twin Towers footage, it was shown over and over and written about until the message finally soaked in. But Americans for the most part are on the side of their own oppressor and like it that way. Heartland Americans were happy when the working man was shot down at Ludlow, and happy when the Bohunk and Pollack miners were gunned down at the Latimer mines (again, the rewriters of history have made it seem otherwise). The good people of the heartland were happy with the kangaroo courts that framed and murdered Joe Hill and Sacco and Venzetti. And today they are happy when they see police in black Kevlar beating down young radicals in Seattle and Old Jewish women in Miami protesting turning that city into a free trade zone labor gulag.

Class Wars and Us Dumb Rednecks Who Think We Are in the Upper Class

How did they do it to us? How could these high falootin’ know-it-alls convince me and my redneck kin that we were part of their class? That we sit with them in high places because, perhaps, we are white? That we are the same religion as they? That our “values” are the same? That we are the backbone of this country and they are looking out for our best interests, because Lord knows they would NEVER do anything that is for THEIR best interests (and to hell with the byproduct of doom and gloom for the very ones that put them in their spot of honor)?

There are plenty of issues that answer all those questions, but the biggest is that we have become complacent and allowed them to dictate and control our thoughts. We do not think critically any more. Its not just rednecks, I’m talking about, either. It includes each and every MSM clown that continues the lie without speaking up and asking the real questions. I wrote earlier about the Liar-in-Chief and forgive me, but point me to those who are questioning the lies about war and the Empire. Isn’t there literally hundreds of reporters and news heads on TV and I can count on one hand how many times I have heard the hard questions.

Americans, and especially my redneck friends and family, have allowed these fools to get by with this lack of real questioning. And it boils down to our lack of critical thinking. It is gone, by and large, with just a few who have the balls to do it. Few are ready to admit its a mirage. Few are ready to believe that their “party” or government officials could have anything other than what is best for them and their country in mind. But can you not just judge the circumstances by the actions taken and NOT just the mumbo-jumbo they spew from their lying mouths?

Are you STILL enamored by “the first black President” and how this changed the history of our country? Are you still convinced by the words, no matter how much ACTION is the exact opposite of what you hear? Is this truly acceptable to you?

A very good friend posted something on Facebook about not cutting education benefits in MS (it is being weighed by congress). I wrote that she can count on those cuts being made and that there will not be a single dollar cut from the Empire’s budget. Response? Crickets were chirping.

Always remember Mr Carlin and his sage words of advice:

THEY DON”T GIVE A F#CK ABOUT YOU

They use each and every avenue of division they can. They lie to you and fill your head with shit that makes you think you are one of them. But you aren’t. Can’t you see that? Can’t you understand that they are convincing you that you are part of their superior group, but in reality, they don’t give a f#ck about you? Isn’t it obvious, yet?

Maybe this will help you understand that you are just an old redneck like me. You are NOT “one of them”. You never will be. Why?

Because THEY DON’T GIVE A F#CK ABOUT YOU!

American Exceptionalism Blinds Ignorant Rednecks

healthcareI shared with Kelso this morning my pains and sorrow over losing a friend because of the healthcare issue. It amazes me how incredibly ignorant people can be and will fight tooth and nail over an ideology with bogus detail and no recognizable thought pattern. It truly is as if you are regurgitating talking points, but those from a party you disagree with.

If I didn’t see how insightful you were on many issues, I would be forced to believe that you work for an insurance company. But at $23K/year, I know you don’t work for insurance.

But at $23K/year, you don’t work for any profession, which tells me you are likely uneducated. But to go from the keen IT guy who can pick up on a conspiracy theory to being a party clown talking point vomiter has basically blown me away.

Whatever, dude. HR 3200 and HR 676 are NOT the same, dumbass. Stop using Dennis Kucinich to bolster your point about how you disagree with me and those who want Single Payer when Dennis is the co-author of the Single payer bill.

You see, this is how I know you are ignorant (btw: “ignorant” doesn’t mean “stupid”). It means that you are uneducated to a specific idea or issue.

OK, Mr Poor Southern White Male, your issue here was once that kelso couldn’t compare his country (Panama) with America because there are more people here (Duh!). Firstly, that is a fucking retarded thing to say or believe. You compare what we have to the REST OF THE WORLD, including Panama.

Secondly, dumbass,

We’re Number 37

Are you happy with that, Mr America? I can hear your response right now: “Well, that liberal song writer should be shot”. I hear ya: better to kill the messenger than embrace the importance of the message.

How disconnected do you have to be to think that we are Number 1 in the world or that we have the “best healthcare in the world”? Nothing could be farther from the truth and you sound like a freaking nutcase suggesting it..

We need to trade this American Exceptionalness thingy for reality because this false sense of superiority is making us stupid as a box of rocks. The reality is found in this article by Stephen Green (h/t UnderNews):

Stephen Green, Counterpunch – The relative costs and performance outcomes of the many different healthcare delivery systems in over 200 countries and territories are known, tracked, carefully gathered, and published annually by the World Health Organization. . .

The United States as a government, according to the 2009 World Health Report, expends $3,076 US on healthcare per capita per year, which puts it third in the world behind Luxembourg ($4,992) and Denmark ($3,239) . . .

These, however, are only government healthcare expenditures, and all of the other countries listed here have essentially national, not free-market healthcare systems.

The report also tracks total national healthcare expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product, public and private. Here then are those relative figures, for the top ten countries:

1. United States (15.8%) 2. France (11%) 3. Denmark (10.8%) 4. Switzerland (10.8%) 5. Germany (10.6%) 6. Austria (10.2%) 7. Canada (10.0%) 8. Sweden (9.2%) 9. Spain (8.4%) 10. Japan (8.1%)

The United States relative to its GDP expends, counting both government and private funds, 43% more on health care than does the next highest country, which is France.

Compared with Canada (aren’t we always comparing our HC system to Canada’s?) the US expends, in public and private funds together, 63% more on healthcare. . .

One standard measure of the effectiveness of our healthcare system might be life expectancy at birth, in years. According to WHO, the nation with the highest life expectancy is Japan, at 83 years, followed by Italy, Australia and Switzerland, at 82 years. You may expect to live to be 81 if you live in Canada, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, France, Sweden, New Zealand and Andorra. People in Austria, Belgium and Cypress live to the age of 80, on average. Costa Ricans and people in Finland live on average to be 79. Citizens of the U.S., along with those of Chile, Denmark and Cuba die on average at age 78.

The infant mortality rate calculates the number of deaths at birth, per 1000 births, for both sexes. The U.S. is tied at six deaths per thousand with the countries of Thailand, Slovakia, Lithuania and Hungary. Among the countries with fewer than six deaths per 1000 live births are Slovenia, Singapore, San Marino, South Korea, Lithuania, Estonia, Cuba, Cyprus and Andorra.

Maternal mortality rates per 100,000 live births are also rated. The United States loses 11 mothers per 100,000 live births. Countries which lose fewer than that include Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Macedonia. In all, a total of 31 countries suffer fewer than 11 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.

And don’t start dogging the WHO, since it is this very entity that is forcing the Swine Flu horseshit upon us. They can’t be your savior one minute, then the enemy and wrong the next.healthcare_2 Did you catch the part (all you financial “conservatives” out there) about us paying 43% more than the next listed country? Can you honestly and with a straight face tell me that you believe that the care you get is worth 43% more (at the minimum), when the truth shows us that we die earlier and more die as infants than most of the 200 countries studied? I may be reconsidering my initial opinion that you have intelligence if you say, “yes”.

I wish we could act as if most of us had a thought sequence occurring in our noggins, but it sure as hell doesn’t appear to be the case. I suppose I could always put an ad on CraigList (h/t The Telegraph UK):

Disgruntled American Seeks Canadian For Political Asylum, Maybe More

Like so many in the USA, I’ve become increasingly fed up with my country. The last 8 years have been a nightmare of perpetual motion. The presidential election is almost a month away, but let’s face it. If Bush’s cronies were able to set him up for two terms, then McCain and Palin are practically a shoo-in. When that happens (and it will, just you watch) I would rather be somewhere else. Like The Great White North!

Are you a lonely, possibly desperate Canadian woman aged 18-50? Tired of trying to find a good man among your flannel clad, Labatt’s drinking, moose hunting country men? Willing to take in an American who is fed up with his country? Then I’m the guy for you! Maybe you’re a bit overweight or suffer from “Lifelong Ugly Duckling” syndrome. I don’t care.

What I’m All Aboot:

  • 32, tall, a bit pudgy around the middle, starting to go bald, but other than that it’s all good.
  • IT Professional, skilled with computers, can fix yours.
  • Will get whatever job(s) available to help support us.
  • From Washington State, appreciates nature.
  • Willing to learn French.
  • Polite, working on being more humble.
  • Hates littering.
  • Will pet your cat(s)/dog(s) and tell you how cute it is.
  • Enjoys Rush.
  • Can fake an interest in hockey.
  • Knows the first line to the Canadian National Anthem.
  • Will do whatever it takes to get the fuck out of here.

What You’re All Aboot:

  • Canadian.
  • 18-50 year old female.
  • Willing to marry me for citizenship.

So there you have it ladies! This is your chance to help your neighbors to the South. Get at it!

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B’Man’s Redneck Watch: RealMan Just Don’t Want It

Sen Bernie Sanders addresses “RealMan” about what he thinks he don’t want:

Senator Sanders Unfiltered: Lies, Fibs and Anti-Reformers

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I got news for you, RealMan, Ole BuelahMan, here, doesn’t want it because I have taken the time to understand what is in it. Unlike you, I haven’t fallen for the Glenn Beck, Hannity, O’Liely meme. I see what what is transpiring right before our eyes (a wonderfully enriching gift to the Insurance Companies and little true reform for anyone). I wish you would help me  fight for the ultimate in health care… Single Payer, Not-For-Profit “Medicare-For-All”. Something like Canada’s system that has an 86% Approval Rating (via Undernews):

FOUR OF FIVE CANADIANS LIKE THEIR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Andre Picard, Globe & Mail, CA – An overwhelming 86 per cent of Canadians favor “public solutions” for bolstering medicare, according to a new poll. . . “With more than eight in 10 Canadians supporting public solutions to make public health care stronger, there is compelling evidence that Canadians across all demographics would prefer a public over a for-profit health-care system,” said Nik Nanos, president of Nanos Research.
A recent report by Health Canada found that 85 per cent of Canadians were “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with health-care services overall. That level was unchanged from 2005, the last time the survey was conducted.

I am nowhere near that satisfied with my healthcare, are you, RealMan?

And what about you “Progressive” RealMen? You still backing the plan because Mr Obama has made more money in campaign donations than any other politician in history (again, Undernews)?

Timothy P. Carney, DC Examiner – Barack Obama last year received more campaign cash from health maintenance organizations than any politician before him ever did — and it’s not even close.

Obama raised more than $1.4 million in 2008 from the employees and executives of “Health Services/HMOs” as the Center for Responsive Politics labels them — or “villains” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls them. That’s more than the combined haul of every Republican nominee since Ronald Reagan left office.

These numbers don’t prove that Obama is owned by the health insurers. But they deflate the liberal claim that Republicans and “reform” protesters are shills for the industry…

…On insurer campaign cash, the Democrats win hands down. First, there’s Obama, the all-time champion in raising money from HMOs. . . The second-highest recipient ever of HMO money is Hillary Clinton. . . The Nbr 2 GOP recipient last election (after presidential nominee John McCain) was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who created his own Obamacare in the Bay State.

So far this election, 65 percent of HMO money has gone to Democratic candidates, up from 60 percent last cycle.

The top recipient of HMO money this election is Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, and the top House recipient is Rep. Henry Waxman, the “reform” author in the House.

Yep. Did you ever really believe them? Any of them?

I’d say its time to find a whole new slew that will ONLY support HR676 (From Dave Lindorff’s piece at AfterDowningStreet):

The so-called “reform” bill that is going to emerge from the current process is going to be the legislative equivalent of road kill, barely recognizeable either as health care or as a “reform.” It will be a Christmas present for the insurance industry, the hospital industry and the phramaceutical industry, all three of which struck secret deals behind closed doors with the White House.

It will set back health reform in America a generation, will require everyone to buy inadequate and overpriced insurance, overpriced drugs and to go to overpriced hospitals. And the cost of healthcare to individuals, businesses, and the nation as a whole (already the highest in the modern industrial world), will continue to soar.

This is not a case where the right thing to do is push for any bill, and then try to move on. This is a case where Obama and the Democrats have whored themselves out to the greedy industry that is causing all the problems, and are pushing a plan that is worse than nothing.

We should all be working to kill this whole thing and start over, with HR 676.

If Congress won’t do it, we need to start working for a new Congress in 2010 that will.

No Democrat running for House or Senate in 2010 who isn’t solidly for expanding Medicare to all should get a single vote.

You might notice that I link often to AfterDowningStreet and UNDERNEWS and want to give a shoutout for the excellent work that David Swanson and growing contributors) and a special howdy to Sam Smith at UNDERNEWS and the work he does. Read the QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU FIND YOURSELF AT A MICROPHONE AT A ‘TOWN MEETING’ for a great rundown on Single Payer issues and how to explain it in everyday terms.