Friday, September 18, 2009

A little polyticks for you

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the U.S. Department of Energy.

I then took a shower in the clean water provided by a municipal water utility.

After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC-regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like, using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

I watched this while eating my breakfast of U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time, as regulated by the U.S. Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level
determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank.

On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the U.S. Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and Fire Marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its
valuables thanks to the local police department.

And then I log on to the internet -- which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration -- and post on and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right.

Read this. Had to post it. Brilliant run down by my good friend: anonymous internet commenter!

*This posting does not necessarily reflect the political opinions of Berick Cook (Ok, yes is it does).

**Berick Cook reserves the right to laugh at and/or make fun of hypocrisy in any form. If you were offended by this post, please feel free to express your feelings in the comments (Mainly because Berick Cook wants his blog to have comments)

***Berick Cook would like to know why he is talking in 3rd person. (Please help Berick Cook!)


  1. Well, the first thing I have to say is...*sigh* Actors.
    Now, I'll make a couple points. First one. Ever been to a government hospital? Maybe on base, maybe the Native hospital? I have. Let me say this. THEY SUCK. You are a number there. In, out, don't give a shit if they get it right the first time. Why would they?
    Before my brother was correctly diagnosed at a privately owned hospital, he went through quite a few erroneous diagnosis at a government hospital. Including one physician that told my mother that she was just a bad mother. I'm not kidding.
    My second point: In an article in yesterday's issue of "Investors Business Daily" was new information from a poll that said if the new Healthcare reform went into place, 2 out of 3 doctors would seriously consider quitting or early retirement. They're not at all confident in it, and it certainly doesn't give them an environment where they can grow.
    Bottom line. I'm a military spouse. I STILL go out of my way to go to private hospitals for my care. Even when it costs more. Why? Because it's BETTER. Wait time is less, they treat me like an actual person, and chances are much higher that they'll get it right the first time around.

  2. Somehow, I knew you would have something to say on the matter ;)

    I do agree that government hospitals suck compared to private hospitals. I've heard of many, many horror stories about dealing with military hospitals especially.

    However, I have heard even MORE stories (mostly from natives) that when one has to pay the huge amounts of money, that he/she cannot afford, to be seen in a private hospital, a government funded hospital (even a bad one) is a life saving god send.

  3. It has been brought to my attention that this article is being interpreted as a direct attack on conservatives (Due to the opening line "I am a conservative"). That is not my intent, and I have since removed the offending verbiage.