Sunday, February 13, 2011

Viking Health Care: Libertarian edition


Well don't send them here; we have enough boufheads, shitweasels, turdwaffles and nimrods of our own.
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Closer reading reveals that Rep. Paul actually would like the yoof to stay within the geographical borders of the US but to tune in, turn on and drop out, eschewing all services and protection from the hated tyranny of government:
"You pay 10% of your income, but you take care of yourself. Don't asked the government for anything."
Mediaeval Icelanders used to have a similar option so it's only a matter of time before Grettir Ásmundarson and Gísli Súrsson are co-opted as Libertarian heroes. Just don't go running to the federal gubblement for help every time you run into trouble with a she-troll or a zombified thrall.

BONUS: Gísli self-medicates an abdominal hernia.
They wound him then with their spears, so that his bowels begin to come out; and he gathers the bowels in with his shirt and ties them underneath with the cord.
No leeching on the health system for Gísli!

UPDATE: Bonus2 Grettir the Opera. Libretto not available so one can only speculate whether Grettir and Glaum the Zombie Thrall turn out to be long-lost brothers.

19 comments:

mikey said...

I'm going to take the position that the whole problem is the fault of the incompetent spear-wielders, of whom there are several, and each of whom poke ol' Gisli multiple times, and the best they can do is expose a little viscera?

Jeez, an NVA teenager with one eye could do better with a rusty bayonet. Back to AIT wit' the lot of youse...

Another Kiwi said...

There is an obvious connection of footloose and unconstrained by eduction, yoof, going a'Viking.

Smut Clyde said...

Gisli has a shield and a sword of the Whopping Big variety to defend himself and is chopping most of the spears into small pieces. Also he is throwing rocks at people whenever there's a break in the spear-poking business.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

well, it makes sense from the standpoint of Fake Optometrist Paul, who not only got the largest portion of his livelihood from government finances while acting as a fake doctor, but now gets all his money and health care from the government; the more other people sharing in the pie, the less for him and his rich sponsors.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Accchg. Stupid zombie reads rong. Different libertarian turdwaffle.

Same sentiment holds true. How long has the Elder Paul suckled at the government teat now?

wv is creep, no lie; even Blogger hates when we talk about these penis infections.

Another Kiwi said...

Ahem, The first rule of Penis Infection Club?

ckc (not kc) said...

...we are all fake optometrists now!
(read the last line you can see clearly, please)

w/v flounc (not that there's anything wrong with that)

vacuumslayer said...

"run into trouble with a she-troll"

Hey!

vacuumslayer said...

"Ahem, The first rule of Penis Infection Club?"

Talk about it loudly and often?

Substance McGravitas said...

You pay 10% of your income, but you take care of yourself. Don't asked the government for anything.

Who among the wealthy is going to be a sucker enough to pay 10%?

Another Kiwi said...

It is a mind bendingly idiotic idea.

Substance McGravitas said...

I guess if they drop dead walking down the street they'll just be left there.

Substance McGravitas said...

Mind you I guess they're not allowed to use the street either.

Another Kiwi said...

I did wonder about how much road use they would be allowed.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

"You pay 10% of your income, but you take care of yourself. Don't asked the government for anything."

If this prevents them from using public roads, so they never leave the house, and means they have to eschew the government-created internet, I am all for it!

Just don't go running to the federal gubblement for help every time you run into trouble with a she-troll or a zombified thrall.

Ron Paul will make sure that the government doesn't straddle your rooftop!

Smut Clyde said...

Apparently the idea is to opt out of the law-enforcement, civil law and corrections facets of government as well. I imagine there will be many opportunities for bodyguards within the parallel Galtian economy, for Galtian tycoons who don't want to devote all their time and attention to their own self-defense. Not to mention mercenaries, for anyone who wishes to obtain justice for an injury they have sustained.

Ron Paul is apparently under the impression that "True Grit" is a policy document rather than a movie.

I don't know whether word of all this has reached the ears of those republicans who are worried about people contracting into parallel, non-universal legal frameworks (viz. Sharia) to the extent that they want state constitutional amendments to exclude the option.

Kathleen said...

I guess if they drop dead walking down the street they'll just be left there.

I understand that's a sign of a healthy democracy. or maybe that the peons don't understand freedom. It's hard to keep up.

underarm sweating said...

Medicare is a federal government programme. Medicare and Medicaid prices are already set centrally by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Another Kiwi said...

Good lord our first antiperspirant comment!