Re: Different Drummer

Apropos Czar’s post below, ‘Puter offers the following.

First, Czar, as always, is correct.

Second, what’s up with Czar’s post last night? ‘Puter fears he has been called out as a simpleton. Even more fearfully, ‘Puter fears he is too simple to make a determination whether Czar’s post did, in fact, call him simple. It’s all so very confusing, particularly after spending last night sucking down absinthe and amarettos whil watching professional dodgeball on The Ocho down at the Leaping Peacock.

Third, and what rightfully should have been first in this post, the New York Times’ editorial below accepted at face value the Obama Administration’s faulty premise. That is, Republicans must offer a comprehensive plan to reform the entire health care system just as the Democrats have done, or the Republicans are simply being the so-called “Party of No.”

The New York Times has it backwards. It is incumbent on those who wish to fundamentally overhaul one-seventh of the American economy to prove beyond a reasonable doubt why we need to do so. The burden of proof is on the proponents of systemic change (Democrats), not on the Republicans. Further, the Republicans have put forth plans to address real concerns about health care, among them tort reform and permitting purchase of health insurance across state lines.

The New York Times is knowingly attempting to obfuscate the Democrats’ failure to meet their burden of proof on health care reform. As house organ of the Democrats, ‘Puter’s not surprised at the New York Times’ unethical behavior.

About 'Puter

Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this. ’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies. The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig. His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred. He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently. Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet. 'Puter suggests the Czar suck it.