Democratic Underground posters think the police should allow reckless drivers to continue going 100 mph while weaving through traffic

According to this recent news story from Associated Press, a pickup truck in San Diego was

weaving through traffic at speeds of up to 100 mph

This kind of irresponsible and illegal behavior can end up killing innocent people in other vehicles.

For example, you know that awesome movie A Christmas Story from 1983, about a young boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas?

Well, Bob Clark, the director of that wonderful film, was killed by a reckless driver who was driving the wrong way in another vehicle. Clark’s son was also killed in the crash.

Anyway, in the recent San Diego incident, the police used a spike strip to stop the pickup truck so innocent people in other vehicles would not get killed.

Instead of stopping his vehicle, the driver of the pickup truck ran over the spike strip. This caused the truck to crash and roll over. Eleven people were in the pickup truck, with most of them being in the truck’s bed, which is illegal. Three of the people in the truck were killed, and the other eight were seriously injured.

Thanks to the police, no innocent people were hurt or killed.

I agree with what the police did.

On the other hand, people at Democratic Underground think the police should have allowed the truck’s reckless driver to continue going 100 mph while weaving through traffic.

Here are some of their comments, taken from this thread and this other thread:

“Can this situation at the Border possibly get any worse? When do the tanks roll?”

“we’ll be reminded in the future how extreme this has become and it won’t be fondly”

“Highway speeds, pickup, people in the back, rain…. spike strip. What could go wrong? These mother****ers didn’t even get held accountable during Obama’s administration. There’s no hope of justice or integrity now. Manslaughter with impunity.”

“Sounds like murder to me. What crime was committed that warranted deadly force?”

“This is obscene.”

“‘This is obscene.’ Says it all.”

“what the border cops did was reckless and led to unnecessary deaths. This truck was weaving in and out of traffic at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. The shoulders on that stretch of freeway were trenched next to the lane for drainage or something so it wasn’t safe for rapid deceleration. They knew that. What they did was no different than if they had pulled up next to the truck and opened fire, like in a movie.”

“JESUS CHRIST! What the **** is wrong with them? Sick ****. That device should never be used anyway.”

“Welcome to Trump’s Amerikkka. Border Patrol and ICE should be wearing white sheets with hoods.”

 

November 30, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Reckless drivers. Leave a comment.

Democratic Underground posters get angry at new Hepatitis C drug that costs less than 1/6 as much as a liver transplant

Hepatitis C is a an infectious disease that, in the U.S., kills more people than AIDS.

Some patients require a liver transplant which costs an average of $577,000.

However, a new drug for the disease just came on the market. It’s called Sovaldi, and it costs $84,000 for a 12 week course of treatment.

Taking this drug lets patients avoid getting a liver transplant.

Those of us who understand math think that this is a wonderful thing. Spending $84,000 instead of $577,000 is a huge savings.

I think it’s great that this new drug has been invented.

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July 25, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economics, Health care, Politics. 10 comments.

Democratic Underground banned someone for making the following post about Obamacare

A crazy person who lives in my apartment building recently made the following post at Democratic Underground:

Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges

http://news.yahoo.com/harry-reid-exempts-some-of-his-senate-staff-from-obamacare-exchanges-192925037.html

Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges

One of the biggest public supporters of the Affordable Care Act has reportedly decided that some of his staff should be exempted from the new law.

CNN reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

The offices of Ron Wyden, Tim Johnson and Barbara Boxer, all Democrats, said they were exempting some of their staff.

The text of the post has been deleted, and the person who posted it has been banned. The reason for the deletion and ban states:

A Jury voted 6-1 to hide this post on Wed Jul 2, 2014, 01:15 AM. Reason: This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. When the original post in a discussion thread is hidden by Jury decision, the entire discussion thread is automatically locked so new replies cannot be posted.

So, according to Democratic Underground, pointing out that Harry Reid and three other Democratic Senators who supported the passage of Obamacare have exempted some of their own staff is “disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.”

“Hurtful”?

“Rude”?

“Insensitive”?

Apparently, the people who run the most popular Democratic message board on the entire internet insist on being hurt and offended by… the truth!

 

July 2, 2014. Tags: , , , . Health care, Politics. 3 comments.

93 reasons why Obama supporters should switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein

Note: A longer, more recent version of this list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I will be voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Here are 93 things that Barack Obama has done, that should cause his supporters to switch to Gary Johnson or Jill Stein:

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August 9, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 23 comments.