Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Unbolted Nuts

Some loose screws are beyond tightening. Take Sue Lowden, the repub front runner to replace Harry Reid as senator from Nevada (where I am this week), who came up with a brilliant plan that Greg Sargent calls "Chickens For Checkups":

"I'm telling you that this works," the Republican candidate explained. "You know, before we all started having health care, in the olden days, our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor. They would say, 'I'll paint your house.' I mean, that's the old days of what people would do to get health care with your doctors. Doctors are very sympathetic people. I'm not backing down from that system."

Under this system, I think my shoulder would cost me an Ostrich farm at least.
But that wasn't the nuttiest thing I read. This was:

The Georgia state legislature, on top of the latest threats, is holding hearings on a bill to ban implanting people with microchips -- as one rumor suggested the Health Care Reform bill mandated.

But the good folks who run the Judiciary Committee seemed to have gotten a bit more than they reckoned with when one of their hearing witnesses claimed that she had already been implanted with a microchip.

And not just any microchip, but one the Pentagon had implanted in her "vaginal-rectum area", apparently to track her movements.

The Journal-Constitution reports that things started getting weird when a woman who described herself as a resident of DeKalb County told the committee: "I'm also one of the people in Georgia who has a microchip." Apparently no lawmaker took this as a warning sign, and she was allowed to continue her testimony.

"Microchips are like little beepers," the woman told the committee. "Just imagine, if you will, having a beeper in your rectum or genital area, the most sensitive area of your body. And your beeper numbers displayed on billboards throughout the city. All done without your permission."

"Ma'am, did you say you have a microchip?" state Rep. Tom Weldon (R) asked the woman.

"Yes, I do. This microchip was put in my vaginal-rectum area," she replied.

It's safe to say it wasn't a "smart chip".

Reading stories like these make me grateful about how "normal" my family is.

1 comment:

Demeur said...

I was going to suggest we send Lowden a chicken as a donation but I see Skippy beat me to the idea on his blog.