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[Stiggers] Public Option Pledge

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Ken Stiggers

Smokey "Robinson" McBride: "Welcome to the Ghetto Science Team's Public Option Healthcare Rally, Picnic and Disco. It looks like change has opened Pandora's box of hypocrisy, seasoned with bigotry and intolerance. The folk who jumped on the bandwagon of making history now work diligently to stop progress. During the 2008 presidential campaign, folk shouted a unified 'Yes, we can!' But in the midst of a struggle for quality health care for all people, some doubters mumble, 'No, we can't,' or 'We don't want to.'

"But that's all right, because the masses are hip to the games of those spiteful, greedy and uncaring people who use tactics like racial profiling, watermelon jokes and references to gorillas, monkeys and apes to humiliate individuals. Sam Cooke sang 'Change is Going To Come.' Well, folks, change is right here with the Ghetto Science Team and community, gathered at the Funky Ghetto Mall parking lot in support of the health-care public option.

"Remember the ancient, modern ghetto proverb that says: 'If you continue to sit down and do nothing, your butt will be really sore.' Without a public option, you'll be unable to afford quality health care for your hurting behind.

"And now, Nurse Tootie McBride is here to fire up the crowd."

Nurse Tootie: "Ghetto Science Community, let's get fired up for affordable health care! Please repeat after me: 'Kiss my pinky toe; public option is the way to go! Smell my stanky leg; the public option is on the way!'"

Smokey "Robinson" McBride: "Welcome to the Ghetto Science Team's Public Option Healthcare Rally, Picnic and Disco. It looks like change has opened Pandora's box of hypocrisy, seasoned with bigotry and intolerance. The folk who jumped on the bandwagon of making history now work diligently to stop progress. During the 2008 presidential campaign, folk shouted a unified 'Yes, we can!' But in the midst of a struggle for quality health care for all people, some doubters mumble, 'No, we can't,' or 'We don't want to.'

"But that's all right, because the masses are hip to the games of those spiteful, greedy and uncaring people who use tactics like racial profiling, watermelon jokes and references to gorillas, monkeys and apes to humiliate individuals. Sam Cooke sang 'Change is Going To Come.' Well, folks, change is right here with the Ghetto Science Team and community, gathered at the Funky Ghetto Mall parking lot in support of the health-care public option.

"Remember the ancient, modern ghetto proverb that says: 'If you continue to sit down and do nothing, your butt will be really sore.' Without a public option, you'll be unable to afford quality health care for your hurting behind.

"And now, Nurse Tootie McBride is here to fire up the crowd."

Nurse Tootie: "Ghetto Science Community, let's get fired up for affordable health care! Please repeat after me: 'Kiss my pinky toe; public option is the way to go! Smell my stanky leg; the public option is on the way!'"

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150416
Comment

Amen, Brother, Amen!

Author
Jeffery R
Date
2009-08-03T14:24:27-06:00
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150667
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It sure would be cool if the supporters of the Public Option plan counteract those folks making a fuss at the town hall meetings. Thanks, Jeff!

Author
Stiggers
Date
2009-08-06T21:09:21-06:00

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