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I found this anonymous, but apt, post on Americablog this evening. Every right winger on earth should be shown this, though I doubt they would be able to comprehend its obvious irony--or its exposure of their almost mind-numbing hypocrisy.

Under a cut for length.

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 Freerepublic.com and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right.

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It's an oldie but a goodie :)

Not big on socialism myself, but I'm all for healthcare reform. Too many pros versus cons on this one. :)

I strongly suspect that the message all the people brought up to so deeply and reflexively distrust the gub'mint would take from this is "Look how much the interfering nanny-state has invaded our lives already! Now they want to give it healthcare too!"

More revealing, perhaps, is the extended interview between Jon Stewart and Bill Kristol, where Stewart actually corners Kristol into admitting that government healthcare is BETTER. Look it up, it's a great moment!

Sa-Weeeet! I'm sure with a bit of thunkin' and a list of agencies you could pad that a bit. Mtext is right though, these are the people who eye-roll about fruit-fly research in France. Now if only the Atlanta Center for Disease Control would cross Ebola with... well hell, just had a thought... can the military switch some of those bombs from smart to stupid-seeking? Now that would be sweet!

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