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22 Comments on "WOOT!! Go Mass!"


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Nick Sharps
5 years 7 months ago

Amen to that brother!

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5 years 7 months ago

In the words of Ted Kennedy, I’ll drink to that!

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5 years 7 months ago

Hopefully this will put a stake in healthcare’s heart. Now to cut the fricken’ head off!

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Ian
5 years 7 months ago

Dammit, I just had to friggin look. Just finished the MHI book, enjoyed it very much, and just had to come and find out that the author is … well, OK, no way I can be polite about that, so I’ll just let it go with “doesn’t share my political opinions”.

Ah well, loved the book, will definitely read anything new you write, but damn … I wish I’d just ignored this particular temptation…

-me

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5 years 7 months ago

No, no, no. That’s German for “The healthcare! The!”

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5 years 7 months ago

Wait… this isn’t MArooned. Just making sure, you sounded like Jay G there for a second.

As an outside observer (outside of The East, at least), I thought the MA election was quite interesting. I wonder how important the healthcare thing will stay when so many senators jobs are being threatened…

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5 years 7 months ago

Wait… this isn’t MArooned. Just making sure, you sounded like Jay G there for a second.

Yeah! No stealing my schtick there, Correia! Otherwise I’ll have to learn how to be an accountant, writer, and all-around manly man and steal yours! :)

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The Northwestern Diamondback of THR
5 years 7 months ago

Uh, guys, this isn’t a stake… just a flamethrower and a buncha silver Buck & Ball. I have a feeling that Bad Check Barry and the vampires have plenty more tricks up their sleeves… but this is definitely a Turning Point.

Thank you, Maqssachusetts! I take back almost everything nasty I’ve ever said about your state… get rid of the gun-control crap too and I’ll retract everything else except the climate stuff.

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Nightcrawler
5 years 7 months ago

Larry, I find it fascinating that people can read MHI and be surprised at your political leanings. I honeslty, sincerely don’t mean that as a dig against Ian. I’m just stating a fact.

Granted, you don’t beat people over the head with politics or anything (I personally HATE that in fiction, even if I agree with the position being presented. Starship Troopers being a notable exception).

But you do have civilians who carry machine guns for a living that work in a compound in Alabama and all hate the government. And they’re not the bad guys or the antagonists, they’re the main characters. I’m just sayin’.

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rj
5 years 7 months ago

When I read about the gun-nut rednecks living out in the woods, distrusting the Man and living in a compound somewhere back East, I didn’t assume anything about Larry’s politics.

The assumption I made was that Larry had spent some time hanging-out with my in-laws.

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5 years 7 months ago

You forgot that said civilians kill creatures without attempting to negotiate with them.

Also, MHI and Starship Troopers are the only two fiction novels I’ve ever read twice, back to back. Politics in fiction can work, but it needs to have a lesson behind it– RAH always put a message of self-reliance and competence in his writing.

Another author who is able to pull off the subtle political message is Buettner, with the Jason Wander series.

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Panticles
5 years 7 months ago

Love the book Larry, I just don’t understand you Americans and your hatred of universal healthcare? Coming from New Zealand a country which has universal healthcare (even though our current government is trying to change that to some fricking private health insurance bullcrap. Bunch of frigging morons! I can’t wait till the next election!) I don’t see what the big deal is? Isn’t it a good thing that everybody can get help when they need it?

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Nightcrawler
5 years 7 months ago

This is just my personal opinion. If people depend on the government for health care, they by extension depend on the government for their well being.

Think about that. People become dependent on their government for their health. Not in emergencies or disasters, but their everyday health.

That kind of power over the life of the individual will be abused. I don’t believe the government should hhave that power. I think making people dependent on the government for their lives is immoral. It’s a form of control. It’s no different than controlling their water or their food. They need it, you control it, you have the power.

In any case, why stop at health care? People also NEED food and shelter to survive. Why not have the government control the distribution of these as well? Eventually you end up in a full command economy, and the 20th century proved how well that worked.

Lesser forms of it don’t work any better. Especially not in huge non-homogenous nations of 300 million plus citizens (that all hate each other and seldom agree on anything), less than half of whom actually contribute to the federal tax coffers.

Federalized health care in the US would be anything but fair and equitable. Moreover, it’s beyond the scope of our government under our much maligned, oft-ignored Constitution.

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Dannyboy
5 years 7 months ago

Well put, Nightcrawler.

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The Northwestern Diamondback of THR
5 years 7 months ago

Shacked, NC! That’s a 4.0… I’m gonna have to borrow your explanation to augment my own snark-laden arguments.

Bad Check Barry has welshed on just about every other promise he’s made, why should I expect anything less here?

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Panticles
5 years 7 months ago

Thanks Dave for clarifying that for me!

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Dave Sohm
5 years 6 months ago

No prob, Bob.