This is what happens when you miss a few days of wingnuttery, you are totally at risk to be unable to understand a Foxnews broadcast. In terms of healthcare and your health, this is a good thing.
I turned on the Foxnews on Sunday to see Chris Wallace conduct part of an incomprehensible interview with Tammy Duckworth Assistant VA Secretary yesterday. Little less than a few minutes later, I confoundedly reached for the remote control to mercifully change the channel. The discussion centered on a pamphlet and/or a website which may or may not have been updated in 2007 and/or 2009. I really had no idea what was going on, presumably it would have been more clear had I seen the beginning of the interview, but I hadn’t. The matter of discussion concerned Wallace greatly for some reason so he battered Duckworth over and over with a repetitive series of (seemingly) meaningless questions.
Or it would seem meaningless to me, fore I had not been following the latest wingnuttery. I have heard about the “Death Panel” which is an ominous group of dark clad bureaucrats who travel the country in black helicopters deciding who needs to be euthanized and who may live a little longer. Hard to believe, yes, but there could be Death Panels someday and that is all that counts. As frightening as these Death Panels may seem, there is a new threat, which may or may not be true, lurking amongst us.
Apparently this new threat is something known as a “Death Book” and this is what Wallace was worked up about on Sunday.
Now I am not quite sure what the Death Books is or how it is to be used, but if it is anything like the “Death Panel” the Death Book will either be dropped on the infirm by these black helicopters from great heights ending their live prematurely or it will be forced upon VA patients with the intent to “Bore them to DEATH!“ Either way, the “Death Book” will lower healthcare costs and that is why the nameless faceless bureaucrats must want it. This is about as plausible as any other scenario, so I am going with it. Now you can see why these people just keep getting more and more frightened.
I don’t really know what to expect next from these guys, but the more that I think about it, the more I realize that the wingers working at Foxnews must love their jobs. You don’t have to worry if what you say on air is true or not and you get to make up some crazy stuff. Always make sure you have a tape recorder while boozing it up at the Bar so you can capture the craziness before you blackout.
And remember the rule about wingnuttery: it doesn’t matter one bit if the wingnuttery is true or false. All that matters is that it feels good. All this carrying on about the “Death Book” must have felt real good to Chris Wallace.
Hit Tip / Jonah Goldberg
UPDATE: Hold on to your hats, because word on the street now has it that the "DEATH BOOK!" is part of a Nazi eugenics program started by George W Bush (which nobody knew about until now because it never existed).
I imagine the reason why wingers were not concerned about the Bush program, if it had existed was that Bush was so incompetent that there was no reason to believe that he'd ever be able to to implement the program. Now that we have a competent President, they are scared.
Frightening times brother.