Politics & Pop Culture

This isn’t a political site, per se, though I do pride myself on striving towards…not just political correctness, but a higher understanding of other people and life’s rich diversity. I also try not to read or watch any news unless it’s about toys or Johnny Depp. But this whole healthcare thing has finally worked its way into my peripheral vision, and I feel I have to make a statement. Because of the nature of the work that I do, I’ve only had health insurance twice in my adult life. Luckily, the two times I had catastrophic health issues happened to coincide with those times I was covered. However, even with insurance, I was ruined for years. How ruined? I sold my MISB Crystal Castle, Eternia and Tytus and Megator to make ends meet, once medical bills wiped me out. I’m currently uninsured again, so I’m particularly interested in the idea of getting some kind of universal healthcare. I understand that it’s a very emotional issue. People are afraid. They don’t trust the government. Hell, I certainly don’t trust the government. After all, the government has been trying to dispatch me and my friends for years, though certainly at the will of the people. (Yay democracy!)

Anyhoo, I don’t often turn to celebrities for wisdom…well, we know that’s a lie. I only ever turn to celebrities for wisdom. Celebrities and Yoda. So here’s a little video that’s been making the rounds, featuring Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm and friends. I know some think famous people shouldn’t have or share their political opinions with the world, but if our artists don’t comment on the social and political issues of our time, then who will? Plus, it’s funny. And laughter is the best medicine. And as someone with no insurance, laughter’s all I can afford when I contract the H1N1 virus.

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