Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Finns to make U.S. conservatives' heads explode

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Here’s an idea for a new, fun, national hobby: making right-wingers’ heads explode. Not literally, but you know how red-faced, spittle-launching mad the likes of Limbaugh & Co. get when they hear about the latest “liberal outrage”? *That’s what I’m talking about. It’s not hard if you try, since one thing most conservatives share is a resistance to taking in new information that clashes with their worldview. For instance, have you noticed how jumping-up-and-down angry some righties get when someone says that decent health care should be considered a basic human right? I saw one guy sputter and spew so much over that simple concept, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. I’m chuckling now just thinking about it. Now, the idea that health care is a basic legal right is shared by all advanced countries except the U.S., but you’d never know it by listening to conservatives, who think the whole concept is (take your pick), treasonous, socialist, or Satan’s work.

Now the good news: here’s another, new idea straight from Europe that ought to have O’Reilly, Beck and their followers doing back-flips and crapping their pants. If you think they go nuts over health care being a right, just wait till they find out that Finland has just passed a law that, beginning in July 2010, makes access to broadband a legal right for that country’s citizens. That’s right, the Finns are making quick computer communications a formal, legal right. They’re the first country to pass such a law, and plan to ... wait, what’s that noise? Sounds like steam spewing out of some windbag radio jock’s ears. Woo-hoo! Mission accomplished! Read more about the Finns’ latest liberal outrage here.

Bill O'Reilly reacts to new Finnish law
  • Bill O'Reilly reacts to new Finnish law

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