With all the attention focused on Healthcare D-Day, I didn’t realize that the circus was coming to town this past weekend in “celebration” of the 7th anniversary of OIF.
Donald Douglas was there to take some pictures of the LA-edition of the freak show carnival.
Some of the ANSWER tools are still protesting like it’s 2003-6; they seem to think there’s still a war going on in Iraq and that Bush is still in power:
And then there are those anti-American radicals/communists/conspiracists/terrorist sympathizers so far out of the mainstream, they are most likely unimpressed with the “watered-down” version of Pelosified Obamacare Reidform that passed this weekend:
Just remember, the comparison of Obama to Hitler isn’t coming from the right:
And, aye carumba…it’s been a busy weekend of protests!
All photos taken by Donald Douglas
A former fetus, the “wordsmith from nantucket” was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1968. Adopted at birth, wordsmith grew up a military brat. He achieved his B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (graduating in the top 97% of his class), where he also competed rings for the UCLA mens gymnastics team. The events of 9/11 woke him from his political slumber and malaise. Currently a personal trainer and gymnastics coach.
The wordsmith has never been to Nantucket.
When is “Bush Derangement Syndrome” ever going to be over?
Hmmmmmmmmmm she spelled ‘Bush’ wrong………
It took seven years, three trillion dollars and a million corpses, but America has finally transformed Iraq from a cruel dictatorship ruled by torture and ethnic cleansing into a cruel dictatorship ruled by torture and ethnic cleansing where select survivors are free to vote for the torturer of their choice. Mission Accomplished!
Stupid sancheeze is back, with seemingly still untreated BDS, and less facts than sense.
The thread is about sending the clowns.
Who did you expect to show up?
Look at that idiot with the sign tied around her neck! Wouldn’t you love to see a big wind blow that ninny on her ass?
Oh and @Dirty Sanchez:
Million corpses? Really? Or did you just make that number up?
Idiot! Go tie a sign around YOUR neck!
No, the number came from one of the oldest and most respected medical journals in the world – The Lancet. Which is a far sight better than getting my information from hate radio like you do.
@Dirty Sanchez: Totally discredited study by anyone who has looked seriously at the matter.
Clearly that puts you in the loony nutbag box.
Thanks for the link.
It’s all connected. While the MSM (especially LAT) ignores these protests, Democrats push the nationalization of health care and the economy in Washington. We’re at a turning point …
Mike, Aye, Stupid Sanchez.
Well, I know SS won’t read this, but it’s the best takedown of the debunked Lancet study there is. Ya might find it useful later.
All sorts of riff-raff show up at these events, for sure. I didn’t realize Larouche and his band of weirdos were still politically active. I recall that in 1991, when I went to DC to protest against the first Iraq war, there was a van there with loudspeakers and guys standing on top chanting ‘Go! Go! PLO!’. Decided not to go to more protests after that. Control of participation is hard to manage; it’s not hard for opponents to send provocateurs if they’re so inclined; even if they don’t the freaks will get the most airtime. It’s also not economical – I’m quite sure that if all the money spent on transportation and props got sent to candidates instead it would be more effective. But I guess some people like to go out and get their protest on.
so far out of the mainstream, they are most likely unimpressed with [the health care bill]
Well if I were a lefty in favor of government-provided healthcare, I would not be impressed. The idea of making health insurance mandatory, i.e. forcing poor people to buy health insurance or else get the IRS after them (why are they involved? WTF?), shows that Congress just has no idea about how the bottom fifth lives. There are millions of semiliterate people who have trouble pacing their food stamp purchases, can barely manage to renew their driver’s license (if they have one), and don’t file taxes because the form is confusing (and no one cares because they don’t owe money anyway). They still show up at the ER when they need medical services. And these people are supposed to get themselves together enough that they can document their income, apply for the government subsidy, and go online to shop for insurance coverage. I’m not looking forward to the enforcement actions when some of them can’t manage it.
I also expect widespread use (abuse?) of the religious exemption, see for example here.
It doesn’t matter if the Lancet study was discredited guys, to the people who love the findings because they can use it as a political weapon it doesn’t matter if it’s debunked. Besides, it is becoming apparent that Dirty Sanchez didn’t read the Lancet study in it’s entirety, since the study actually gave a death toll range, not a fixed number (and certainly nowhere close to one million people).
According to the Lancet study, the death toll could range from 8,000 to 600,000 (this figure is total, police, civies, and military/emergency personnel). But since the journal faced the possibility of losing it’s credibility because those numbers were clearly skewed and dishonest, they attempted to make their numbers more accurate.
Of course, this doesn’t reverse the impact their original estimate had on their character as a medical journal.
I guess you’re just jealous of the floaties I gave the Dirty-One…
The Lancet study was by it’s own authors meant to be political. They convinced themselves that they had a higher-purpose. Wiki had his letter confirming it.
I previously showed proof that another of the authors worked for Saddam. Yes He Did.
Your range is not the range in the report. And if it was, it’s the most unscientific thing I’ve ever seen! Why not use 5 to 5 million? It has the same confidence level!
The “final” report they did was their 2nd, which was done at the end June of ’06, and published in Aug of ’06. It looked at deaths starting at Mar 19 ’03. Their interval was between 392,979 and 942,636, for 654,965 deaths at a confidence level of 95% (not as good as it sounds to a real stastitician)…
654,965 in 39.2 months of war.
654,965 divided by 39.2 equals 16,708.2 per month.
16,708 divided by 30 equals 557 per day, every day of the war, to that point.
Does this still sound plausible to you? If there was EVER 500 dead in ANY day, it would have made headlines the world over. Find me ONE headline.
Now here. You can have the purple ones, with the little seahorses on them.
Ummm….Ryan is one of the good guys.
Keep the floaties for later. Someone will wander through later who qualifies for your excellent parting gift.
Um. Uhh. *a hehe*. ahem.
Sorry bout that, chief. 😳 Howdja like my numbers?! 🙂
*takes floaties, sheepishly exits stage right*
*note to self…slow the puck down*