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Comment Re:The missing link is mental illness (Score 1) 50

Well, I can't see making it illegal to pop properly prescribed pills any more than, say, making it illegal to be gay, and for the same reason: government isn't God, and making something illegal only (a) glamorizes it, and (b) empowers greater federal government overreach.
In the same breath, I wouldn't go jacking around with my body chemistry until all diet (including fasting), exercise, and prayer had failed. And I'd encourage others to be sparing in that regard, too. Wait: does that kind of heavy-handedness fall under your definition of bigotry?

Comment Re:The answer is, "Republiucans and Democrats" (Score 1) 26

your rather malignant superstitions

Hey, that's not bigotry: that's freedom of speech!

What it offers to you is the power of distraction. You're still a political fanatic and idolator, or at least that is what you post, nothing but dogma, propaganda, and false gods.

What is a "political idolator"? I know what each word means distinctly, but you're in a fresh dimension trying to run them together.
Having personally supported and defended the Constitution in a non-theocratic sort of way, I sincerely can't figure out what you mean. Or is your #Derper full and in need of a change?

Comment Re:Troll! (Score 1) 50

So I had the time line slightly off

In fairness, your argument is only as bollocky as the rest of your arguments, so, sure.

You are trying to lie about what you yourself have written about before. Don't be ridiculous. Your own JE some time ago linked to the Heritage Foundation saying that a mandate would be needed.

Wait: what, specifically, am I lying about? You say "your candidates" as though it were meaningful. I guess it is, if you're building another of your Towers of Babel of something. It's as though you may get the same sexual release from the word "lying" that the blow-dried nitwits in the newsroom seem to get out of saying "lockdown".

You have repeatedly shown admiration for proposed "alternatives" that are the same damned bill

Can you please be specific about what piece of legislation you're talking about? As long as I am "lying" about something, it would be kinda helpful to know what it is.
Or is the point of trotting out the "L" verb to rile me?

Comment Re:Troll! (Score 1) 50

Note, for example that Bush wanted to do *something* to un-jack Social Security, and was destroyed for the trouble

Really? Destroyed in what way? He was still "re-elected" in 2004, and you're here singing his praises. I could only be so lucky as to be "destroyed" in such a way at my own job.

Allow me to be sporting and just put this here.

Did the same level of willingness to heed the will of the people apply in the case of the Affordable Care Act?

You already showed with your own links that indeed the mandate was not only what your candidates wanted, but also what the Heritage Foundation wanted as well. Every "alternative" proposed so far by anyone with the ability to propose such a thing to congress has been the same bill with a different last name on it.

Now *there* is a lie you just can't seem to dislodge from your throat.

intellectual integrity demands one put it out there.

You might want to try finding and applying some of that yourself.

One does far more than "try" in that regard. But you know that, too. ;-)

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955