More healthcare crap

“Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.” – Kyle Reese

Yep. I’m talking about Healthcare.  

It is still with us.  Despite every single poll there is showing that most of us don’t want it, despite 37 states looking at legislation to fight it, despite the fact that this crap has been going on for over a year, and despite all indications that the democratic party will commit mass seppuku in November, they are still coming at us.  Sunday will be interesting.

I’ve said it before, and I stand by my prediction. Obama is a one term president, and he knows it, but he’s also a true believer, and will burn this country down in order to change us into a socialist paradise.  This is the end game. Obama, Pelosi, and the other true believers  are willing to destroy their party temporarily in order to ensure that America turns into a version of Big Dumb Canada.

You control our health, you control our lives. They get it. Too bad some Americans are still caught up in the fluffy-puppy-rainbow-unicorn fantasy that somehow the meddling of a giant soulless bureaucracy that ruins everything it touches will somehow make their lives better.  How stupid do you have to be to think that the government that is now racking up 200 billion in extra debt a month is going to spend another trillion dollars and cut the deficit?  Do you sleep in a helmet?  

The American people are divided into three distinct camps on this one.  The largest group is the people who understand the fundamental truth that the federal government sucks at everything except for spending money. The second group is the true believers who think that the whole communism thing was just misunderstood, and that it will totally work out this time.  Thankfully this is a small group. 

The third group is the people that are just really gullible, and take Obama’s words at face value.  When he says that he’s going to cut premiums 3000% they don’t bat an eye. They think that everybody should have free healthcare, shouldn’t ever get sick, and shouldn’t have to pay for anything ever, and when people like me say that’s stupid and can’t possibly work, they decide that we’re just being mean.  No, dumbass, it is because we can do MATH!

Hey, I just got a message for this third group… Yeah… it says that if you take a butter knife and jam it into a wall socket really hard, Obama will mail you a magic kitten named Sparkles.  Sparkles will cure cancer and make you lose weight! Quick! Find a wall socket.  Hurry!  Obama and Sparkles are counting on you!

–lights everywhere flicker as the power grid is overloaded—

Whew… got rid of those guys.  They’ll have to find a new cast for Jersey Shore.  Now it’s just us and the socialists.

Listen up, assholes. (or whatever strange orifice Rahm Emmanual has next to his egg tube) America doesn’t want this crap.  For you democrats that aren’t true believers, and you’d like to keep your cushy jobs, you know what the right answer is.  Ted Kennedy’s seat wasn’t safe. What do you think is going to happen to you?  We’re going to run out of money before Obama is able to bribe all of you with cushy perks. Louisiana and Nebraska got there first.

And Matheson.  If your vote changes just because your brother just happened to get a federal judgeship… (convenient timing, that)  Utah won’t just kick you out of office. Your name will become a swear word. You’ll be remembered forever as a sellout who betrayed the people of rural Utah who were dumb enough to think that just because you were a democrat, you wouldn’t totally suck.  I hope you’re cool with that.

Stupak and his anti-abortion democrats will probably cave. They’ll say that their principles are intact because though the government will totally pay for abortions on demand, they took out the part of the bill that actually allowed Rahm Emmanuel to eat the fetuses.

We’ll see what happens this weekend.  I hope that Obama and Sparkles have a very sad Sunday.

The MadOgre is running for office.

Now this is a man that deserves your support:

I’ve known George for a long time. I think the Utah legislature could use a little more plain-spoken honesty in it.

Lack of interwebs at home, lack of posting, and Halo Legends movie review

We’re settled in to the apartment, but I don’t think we are going to bother getting internet there.  The house should be finished in 4 or 5 months, and I’ve got a deadline for Monster Hunter Alpha, which means less talk, more write.  I do have access at work.  The downside of that is that I don’t get to screw around online as much, don’t post as much of Facebook, and most of all, only post here when I’m at lunch.  (plus no Xbox Live & Call of Duty: MW2, but like I said, I’ve got a deadline).

Sadly, last night would have been better spent writing.  I took a much needed break, went down to Blockbuster and picked up Halo: Legends.

All I can say is; leave it to the Japanese to make something that looks cool with absolutely terrible writing. 

Seriously? What is it with Japan? Believe it or not, the Halo universe actually has a pretty interesting story to tell (that isn’t told very well in the games). It makes for good epic space opera.  I for one was excited at the prospect of a Neil Blokampf (sp?) and Peter Jackson Halo movie.  But NOOOOOOO… instead we get Halo Legends.  A bunch of little stories that varied in quality from old episodes of Dragon Ball Z to Robotech (not the fighting ones, the ones with all the singing), but imbued with the quality story telling we’ve come to expect from Japan. (look, I’m a school girl, giggling, with GIANT sparkle eyes).  The segments ranged in quality from groan inducing to fast forward, with brief smatterings of cool interspaced with tween-emo nonsense spouted off by people with really big purple hair.

I’m a Halo fan and I though this sucked. So I don’t really know who I would recommend it to.  My five year old asked if we could fast forward through the slow parts.  He’s a five year old boy. He thinks the old Hanna Barbara super hero shows are Masterpiece Theater. He doesn’t usually care what is on, as long as it is a cartoon and stuff explodes, and HE WAS BORED.  

And before the Anime fans start to bash me, I happen to really like Samurai Champloo, Big O, and Cowboy Bebop, so back off.   The nonsense that passed for a plot in Big O reads like friggin’ Shakespeare in comparison.   Seriously, there were segments where watching a Chia Pet grow would have been more entertaining.  Then there were sections where a few bits of the Halo Universe apparently ended up in Dragonball Z (complete with dinosaur kung-fu!).  The most obnoxious section was one about a Spartan girl and her teddy bear (or some crap, I don’t know). 

The art styles vary from interesting painty-looking, to bouncy CGI, to that horrid Pokemon style (she’s taking her helmet off, CRAP! Your eyes are HUGE! Where the hell is your nose?!?).  Apparently Miyamoto Musashi was a space alien, and though you never see a female Elite in the games, it turns out that they are exactly the same as giggling Japanese school girls. (and as a biological oddity they have boobs too, which I’m sure James Cameron would approve of).

So, in two hours there was probably twenty minutes that were interesting. 

You know what would be amazing? Get some Japanese artists. Get some American writers. (Hey, I know some of those!)  Put them together. Give them lots of money.  (base it on Dead Six and have Steve Blum as the voice of Lorenzo. I promise we’ll sell a lot of DVDs)


We’re now in the apartment.  Approximately 5 months until the house is built.  I don’t have internet at home yet, just at work, so if you’re trying to get ahold of me, or ordering a patch or signed book, don’t worry, I will get back to you as soon as I get caught up.

Monster Hunter International eligible for the Campbell Award

Hey everyone,  it turns out that I’m eligible for the Campbell award for Best New Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writer of 2009.

So if you are eligible to nominate/vote, please go here: 



Okay, if you try to get ahold of me in the next week, and I don’t respond, it is nothing personal.  We’re currently moving from our old house, to an apartment where we will live for the next four or five months, so that we can repeat the process and move into a house that we’re having built.  

I’ll post again when settled.


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