06 November 2008

Four Years Of Winter

>>>>That pic is by Montana's most famous artist, Charlie Russell, depicting the "Last of Five Thousand" during a particularly harsh winter in the 1880's. If you're wondering what the other title means, a "chinook" is a sudden warm wind that occasionally rushes up from the south during winters here, raising temperatures 20, 30, even 40 degrees or more in a matter of hours - sometimes mere minutes.<<<<

Appropriately enough, there was fresh snow on the ground when I got up yesterday - the day after the media finally dragged the Sacred Sock Puppet across the Finish Line.

I deliberately avoided all news - including the internet - Tuesday night.
I had already voted, and whatever America decided was out of my hands.

When I heard the news on the radio that morning, and after I'd seen the snow, my first thought was of Ragnarok, the old Norse end-days myth. At least I already lived through the jimmuh "PeanutBoy" cahtuh disaster in the 70's, and thus have an unhappy notion of what to expect when b. hussein obama sits his ass in the Oval Office...particularly with the gibbering liberalites pelosi and reid running Congress.

I have no illusions about the shit-sandwich those drooling idiots in D.C. will be expecting America - and the world - to eat, but I quickly got over my disgust and "got my grunt on".
It's going to be four years of winter - cold, uncomfortable, and costly - but I'll keep puttin' one boot in front of the other, just like infantry grunts always have....

The economy? Hell, NOBODY knows what it's going to be doing next month, much less in a year, but count on all the crap the Sock Puppet is proposing to absolutely make it worse.

availability (and standards) in America will soon rival that of Cuba.
Depending on how things go with the Supreme Court Justices, the effects of this coming winter will likely last into my childrens' lifetimes.
It's already pretty much a foregone conclusion that American servicemen and women will sacrifice for little or no gain...starting with running away from Iraq, and moving on to other venues yet to be announced (remember Mogadishu?) as the White-Flaggots desperately snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Another attack on the Homeland?
There's plenty of dedicated Americans who will strive to keep that from happening, but how much will the ACLU and Kum-bye-ya Krowd shackle their efforts?
Incandescent bulbs, cheap electricity, energy independence - forget it.
Truth in the media? You're kidding, right?
¿usted habla español? Better learn.
Second Amendment rights?
...sure, file those with the religious restrictions already extant on Christianity.
...and on and on and on....

Like I said, it's going to be four years of winter, and - like any hard winter - people will die for no good reason...
and that's not just abortions, either.
Count on it.
But, also like any hard winter, eventually the survivors will make it to spring, and - with enough hard work - things will get better....similar to how Reagan salvaged America from the ravages of the rabid peanut-farmer.

As for the fate of the Sacred Sock Puppet?
I'm not stupid enough to want his sorry ass dead - do you really believe hoof'n'mouth joe biden would be any better?
...or - if they both took dirt-naps - can you honestly tell me that san-fran-nan pelosi would be some sort of improvement?

Ever see the movie "300" - the fictionalized account of the Battle of Thermopylae?
In the climactic final scenes, Leonidas is confronted by the traitorous hunchback Ephialtes who had betrayed the Spartans to the Persians.
The king told his betrayer, "May you live forever", meaning he hoped the jackal would live to experience all the shame and guilt his actions had earned him...forever.

All hail the New King...The One...the Sacred Sock Puppet.
The whole while he's on his throne, people like me will be working to keep everyone posted on every betrayal, every tear in the Constitution, every poke in the eyes of the Founders.
We will chronicle his lies, failures and treachery for history to judge.
We will be watching.
May he live forever.


MK said...

Me too TS, i just turned it all off, got sick of all the leftists fawning over socialist hussein and waffling on and on about their hope and whatnot. As for the troops, i'm of the opinion now that he should just bring them back, not because their mission is over or failed, but because i don't think hussein has the stomach to stick things out if the going gets really bad. The way i see it, if he hasn't got the balls, he might as well just walk away and keep as many alive as possible. But i doubt that'll ever happen, as you said, they'll bind the troops hand and foot and send them into some war zone and when they get killed and do the best they can, the scumbags can wring their hands and say, oh how terrible it all is and it can't be won, best to walk away and beg for forgiveness. *spit* Russia has already challenged him, let's see if he has what it takes, the rest of the bastards around the world are waiting and watching.

1735099 said...

"Healthcare availability (and standards) in America will soon rival that of Cuba."
What a wonderful example of unintentional irony. Standards in Cuba are better than the US now. See the following extract from WHO report. -
"According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the chance of a Cuban child dying at five years of age or younger is 7 per 1000 live births in Cuba, while it's 8 per 1000 in the US. WHO reports that Cuban males have a life expectancy at birth of 75 years and females 79 years. In comparison, the US life expectancy at birth is 75 and 80 years for males and females, respectively. Cuba's infant mortality rate is lower than the US with 5 deaths per thousand in Cuba versus 7 per thousand in the US. Cuba has nearly twice as many physicians as the U.S. -- 5.91 doctors per thousand people compared to 2.56 doctors per thousand, according to WHO".
You should check your facts before posting.
We had a saying when I was in uniform - "Sit down, the dog is pissing on your swag". It's particularly apposite in this context.

TouchStone said...

99, the fact that you believe anything the UN or any of its agencies puts out - without context, question, or deeper examination - and then cherry-pick one of the very few statistics which would appear (until examined more closely) to support your communist-colored agenda shows you're not even worth the time it's taken me to type this.

Get help.

1735099 said...

From the Harvard School of Public Health -
"Socio-economic development is typically measured by health indicators such as infant mortality and life expectancy at birth. However, in Cuba, a nation beset by severely limited resources and political tensions both internal and external, these health markers are essentially the same as those in the United States and other parts of the industrialized world. Cuba also boasts the highest rate of public health service in Latin America and has one of the highest physician-to-population ratios in the world. Alone remarkable for a developing country, these feats are even more extraordinary considering the context of a US embargo that's been in effect since 1961."
See - http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/review/review_summer_02/677cuba.html
From the London School of Economics and Political Science -
"The remarkable system in place in Cuba, enjoys the highest ratio of physicians to population of any nation. Trained at 21 medical schools, more than 20,000 family physicians each serve around 600 people. Universal, free, accessible health care is guaranteed in the Cuban constitution. Results are a life expectancy of 76, the elimination of most infectious diseases and the lowest incidence of HIV/AIDS of any country with a population over one million."
From the US National Library of Medicine -
"In Cuba, health care is considered a human right for all citizens; health care is therefore a national priority. Cuba's health policy emphasizes prevention, primary care, services in the community, and the active participation of citizens. These emphases have produced an impressively high ranking on major health indicators, despite economic handicaps. The Cuban experience demonstrates the influence of ideological commitment and policy-making on the provision of health care and challenges the assumption that high-quality care for all citizens requires massive financial investment. The evolution of the Cuban health care system since the revolution thus has implications for the U.S. health care system; specifically, it suggests that the equitable distribution of health care services in the United States requires a national health insurance and service delivery system.
See - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2315760
Now, which of these primary sources is part of the UN or any of its agencies?
It's always a good idea to check your facts before posting. Cuban medical teams are often the first to be deployed in disasters in third world situations. Two of my family members are medicos, and they have both studied the Cuban system as a model of excellence in remote and undeveloped communities.

TouchStone said...

One question:
Why did Castro import doctors from Spain?

Perhaps you're just shilling for michael moore....his "Sicko" movie used all the same spun "statistics", and has been just as thoroughly debunked for the shit it is since it came out. I'll just let you do your own searches for the facts that unspin your "statistics".
I don't feel like wasting my time rediscovering fire for people like you can't figure out the failure that is socialism.

Just move to Cuba for yourself, and spin your facts for the roaches in the clinics there.

TouchStone said...

...and as for your medico relatives, perhaps they can explain to you the difference between a 3d world "example of medical excellence" and developed nation "medical excellence".

You seem to have difficulty seeing the difference.
Perhaps it's your socialist vision of the world.
Get it checked...at a real hospital.

1735099 said...

So the Harvard School of Public Health, The London School of Economics and Political Science and the US Library of National Medicine are all wrong, and you're right?
Give us a break.
Fact - something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact.
Opinion - a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty.
If you're going to blog, it's important to understand the difference.
"Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be outraged by silence"

TouchStone said...

"Figures don't lie, but liars figure."

Your cotton-candy spin is a waste of bandwidth.

1735099 said...

Thanks for your ongoing promotion of my blog. Much appreciated.

MK said...

Dontcha see TS, them cubans are swimming across the sea and by any other means necessary to the wretched America to escape the wonderful socialized medicine back home.

Why, you know those cuban soccer players who recently managed to get into the U.S. and ran at the first opportunity and disappeared into America. If you find them, send them to 99's blog, so he can pull all the facts out of his ass proving that Cuba really is a wonderful place and much better than the wretched America and they really should go back. And if they still refuse, he'll brow-beat them back.

On a side note, does moore get his healthcare from Cuba or does he get it from the U.S., when he's not slandering and smearing it that is.

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