I get to be embarrassed to be American today. (Thanks) Subtitled: Why there are Slugs in my Pants

Seriously? I just don’t get Americans sometimes. It is on days like today that I can side-eye the people who say ‘why do you want to live here in the UK?’

OMFG YOU GUYS ARE TRYING TO do what ABOUT HEALTHCARE?

This is silly. Stop it. You are embarrassing yourselves. And Me.

What is it that you think will happen if ‘Obamacare’ happens? Even the BBC cannot make sense of your attitude. I do not know if you have noticed, America, but there is a Whole Wide World out side of your little red-white-and-blue bubble and there are bigger issues than whether or not some poor kid gets to go to the doctor. Jesus Wept.

I hope it stays as Obamacare. I think that is a fitting tribute, even though it is  ment to be an insult. I live every day with ‘socialized-nazi-care’ and I haven’t been sent to the death camps yet. Y’all  crazy. Please go have a seat… \_… on the crazy train.

The thing that affects me personally is that i am like the ‘Lone Ethnic In The Room’ here. People will ask me to speak for all Americans. I …I …I JUST CAN NOT defend you this time guys. The next time someone says ‘Gosh, what IS the problem with healthcare?’ I am just going to say ‘You know what? I have no fucking Idea. Americans are Assholes, but you knew that already.’ Christ was a Roman on a Popsicle stick.

Is it too much to ask, that the last remaining sane super-power act less like a toddler and more like an emerging adult? Get It Together America.

Ok, rant over. In other news; we went to the dentist. (OMFG AND IT WAS FREE FOR THE KIDS I KNOW THIS IS SO TERRIBLE) I have to go back. I do so hate dentists. We are getting ready to watch the Euro 2012 finals on Sunday. I have no idea who to support. I guess Italy. I defrosted the freezer again. I hung out my laundry and it rained and then it got all covered in slugs and I had to wash it all twice. I found out that Little Stormbringer can spell ‘fucking’ perfectly. I win at parenting.

Now all i have to do is explain to my kids why america (lowercase) is in the news today. I BET they will be just as clueless as me.

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2 thoughts on “I get to be embarrassed to be American today. (Thanks) Subtitled: Why there are Slugs in my Pants

  1. Well, here’s what I get told when I go on my little rant in Chicago. It’s not so much that they’re against better health care access for more people. No. It’s that they don’t want the government (that would be BIG government) forcing people to take out health insurance. It’s all about not wanting to be told what to do by a guy who was democratically elected on a ticket which plainly said this was what he was going to do.
    Oh but, even tho’ he’s against BIG government, if Mitt Romney gets elected, he’s going to amend the feckin’ Constitution to stop same-sex marriage. How about that for keeping the government out of your life eh?
    Oh and, every time a little town full of wooden houses gets smashed to pieces by a tornado, it’s OK for BIG government to declare it a federal disaster and hand out shedloads of money in federal (that would be BIG government) money.
    Personally – I think it’s a lot to do with the colour of the guy’s skin, a lot to do with people not knowing the details, and a lot to do with right-wing Republicans playing like two year olds.
    Sigh.

    • Here here. In my family, two of the biggest opponents of ‘Obamacare’ are my great-cousin and my grandfather. One is on medicaid on is on medicare. SIGH.

      PLEASE let me use this quote. (listen up USA)
      from the mouth of EXPAT MUM:
      “It’s all about not wanting to be told what to do by a guy who was democratically elected on a ticket which plainly said this was what he was going to do.”

      It reads like a Yes Minister line. “You are asking who would know what it is that I don’t know and you don’t know but the Foreign Office know that they know that they are keeping from you so that you don’t know but they do know and all we know there is something we don’t know and we want to know but we don’t know what because we don’t know! Is that it?”

      I hope you are not on fire in Illinois. The BBC says America is on fire. Indeed.

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