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It's often the case that when

It's often the case that when a critic uses an embarrassingly accurate term to describe what a wrong-doer is doing, the wrong-doer protests: "Why don't you use my white-washed, conscience-soothing euphemism?" Such euphemisms, they claim, help promote "civilized debate."
-Steve Kangas

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Richard Cohen thinks the

Richard Cohen thinks the reason the Soviet Union was widely believed to be "socialist" was due to "a bit of right-wing demagoguery."

Amazing! Is there anything right-wing demagoguery can't do?

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Get Hillary elected?

Get Hillary elected?

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A drum roll and rim shot for

A drum roll and rim shot for Vikingstar !

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Jesus, Bruce, don't cheapen

Jesus, Bruce, don't cheapen the tribute on a butt-wipe like VS.

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Who says society's "less

Who says society's "less fortunate" can't be rehabilitated?

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expat

expat

Don't capitalize J it identifies the real butt wipe.

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Meanwhile, Britain's

Meanwhile, Britain's socialist National Health Service is preparing to stop paying for such surgeries as tonsil removals and procedures for carpal tunnel, hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

Britain's health service to reduce 'unnecessary' treatments

Imagine if a US health insurer denied payment for someone's carpal tunnel surgery. Heck, US insurers will even pay for quackery such as chiropractic "care."

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Don't knock chiropractic care

Don't knock chiropractic care.
If not for my (self paid) visits to my chiropractor, I'd have been on disability years ago.

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I happen to have good results

I happen to have good results with one as well. But I can accept that approaches and results vary all over the place.

Key is probably knowing when to see a DC, and when to see an MD.

Thinking a DC can cure/treat anything under the sun is not a winning way to go.

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Thinking a DC can cure/treat

Thinking a DC can cure/treat anything under the sun is not a winning way to go.

What an astute observation, Captain Obvious. Your geriatrician is probably a safer bet in most situations.

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When the government controls

When the government controls medicine, as it does in the UK's NHS, and its focus shifts to egalitarian outcomes, not science, this is what you get:

REPORT: British Govt “Sacks” Doctor Because He Doesn’t Believe Gender is Chosen

From the Telegraph:
Government drops doctor who says gender given at birth

Dr David Mackereth has worked for 26 years as an NHS doctor but was told he could not be employed as a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) disability assessor if he refused to identify patients as being of a sex that they did not see themselves as. The 55-year-old father of four believes sex is genetic and biological, so established at birth.

But you don't get a narrower gap between health outcomes for the poor and the not-poor.

Sanctifying Socialized Medicine

Part of the reason that the NHS retains its hold on the population is that it is believed to be an egalitarian institution in an inegalitarian society. I have no doubt of the sincerity of its founders’ egalitarian intentions, but sincerity is not to be taken for actual accomplishment. The NHS has had no egalitarian effects whatsoever—rather the reverse. For example, the health differential between the poorest and richest quintile of the male working population, which had been more or less stable for three decades, started to widen from the start of the NHS and has continued to widen ever since, so that it is now between two and three times what it was in 1948. A man of the lowest social class has his chances of death almost halved by being imprisoned. The inequalities may not be the NHS’s fault, but at the very least, the myth should not persist that the NHS is inherently egalitarian simply because it was intended to be egalitarian.

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As for the would-be (will-be)

As for the would-be (will-be) new Congresswoman from New York,

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And a hearty welcome to

And a hearty welcome to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Party's new poster child!

Here's a grateful thank-you from the Committee to Re-elect President Trump!

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Committee to Re-Elect

Committee to Re-Elect President Trump... acronym heaven. Re-election by stealth, the dems will do it for him.

The acronym? Capital letters above.... CREPT

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So expat is a rabid anti

So expat is a rabid anti-Chirite, and an ageist to boot.

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Nice to know Egomike has come

Nice to know Egomike has come out as a committee member to re-elect the serial liar, protectionist, multiple bankruptcy, immigrant loving (for Mar a Lago) and immigrant hating (for everyone else), porn star pussy grabbing, hypocrite drama queen.

Yah, the table waiting Ocasio-Cortez is the joke.

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Hey Mattybubbles.

Hey Mattybubbles.
You left out "winner" in your diatribe about our current president.

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He shall ride to victory on a

He shall ride to victory on a wave of froth from his enemies foaming at the mouth... and thus turning off voters in droves.

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Matt -

Dum de dum de doodle de doo
Go on home, your momma's calling you.

Matt -

There's this thing called "irony." Perhaps you're unfamiliar with it.

It's when someone writes from an assumed (and therefore not real) point-of-view to convey an idea.

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walking away, anybody?

walking away, anybody?

Don't worry; Maxine has her dog whistle out to call back the wandering hounds.

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You know, we really need

You know, we really need higher quality groupies and fanbois--the recent "contributions" from our present group of Usual Suspects have been pretty puerile.

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