Monday, September 28, 2009

Uninsured Texas Fill Free Houston Health Clinic

This is evil funny.

Texas is probably the reddest state in the Union, and lookee here:

"One out of every three adults in Harris County is now uninsured and Texas ranks the worst among the 50 states in healthcare coverage, according to the U.S. Census. The National Association of Free Clinics decided it was time to hold a massive free clinic at Houston's Reliant Center."
Good thing it wasn't "socialized medicine."

There they were, all lined up like villagers come to Port au Prince.

It's a live, 3-D, walking-around prognostication, a glimpse of the future in the here-and-now if the GOP has its way on health care. You don't think Texas' GOP Senators support a public option, do you? Oh puhleeze. They rather see you die before the vote for that. Their GOP insurance friends aren't fat enough, rich enough, or mean enough quite yet.

But still the Texas lame, halt, and blind vote GOP.

Oh how I wish Molly Ivins were here to comment. She'd probably remind us of St. Barbara Bush's compassionate observation upon seeing the sodden, crisis-pummeled Katrina victims housed at the Houston Astrodome (September 5, 2005):
"What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them."
Man, that's some kind of hospitality. Thank you, Senator Cornyn! Thank you, Senator Hutchinson!