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It’s quiet, the Death Panel must be reloading

June 15, 2010

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Blog Guy, I’ve appreciated your items on those Government Death Panels that came with the health care reform package. You’re the only one who tells it like it is. I mean, just you and Fox News.

As I understand it, they have to come to our home, right? They can’t do anything in public?

hunters combo 260Sorry, but if you read the really fine print of the of the Death Panel Creation Act, they can go anywhere.

Oh no! But they have to do it in a humane way, right, putting people to sleep quietly with an injection?

No, it turns out that was too labor-intensive. Here lately, they’ve taken to using shotguns, machine guns and grenades, and they travel in packs on boats and pickup trucks, as you can see in these photos.

This is worse than I ever imagined! But from the pictures at least it doesn’t look like they come at us from the sky.

Only because the Death Panel Gyrocopters are still being painted black and the silver logos still have to be added.

So are we EVER safe from them, any time or place?

Sure. You’re safe on weekends. They ARE still government workers….

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Top: Police officers fire at protesters during a protest at the Phomolong informal settlement at the Phomolong informal settlement, outside Pretoria, South Africa, March 23, 2010.  REUTERS/Mowliid Abdi

Middle: Dutch soldiers participate in jungle training at Pikin Saron, near Paramaribo, Suriname, March 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ranu Abhelakh

Bottom: Somali government soldiers fire on Hezbol Islam insurgents in the capital Mogadishu, March 23,2010. REUTERS/Mowliid Abdi

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The guy with the cigarette should be shot….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I’m with Shra. Those guys don’t look like police officers. They look like drunk rednecks out for a turkey shoot!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive
 

Shra, he actually was shot; otherwise, we wouldn’t have this pic!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

Shra, that is one of those mini poison dart guns in his mouth. Quit smoking aid. If he forgets it is not his cig and inhales…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Careful, Shra. Our prez is a smoker.

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive
 

BG, you never said you are taking all the commenters with you on holiday…. left me out, did you??

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Since Cali started the Furlogh Fridays (or F-off Fridays, as we like to call them) we’re safe for the first three Fridays each month. Now we can enjoy those long weekends without the fear of Death Panels cancelling our franchise.

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive
 

Hey wait a minute. I didn’t get that invite either Shra. Feeling a little snubbed…

Nothing says third-world firepower like a DShK mounted on a make-shift tripod in the back of a pick-up truck. Eat your heart out, Hutaree.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

The truck cab is an important part of the balancing act with the makeshift tripod that probably isn’t bolted down very well…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Silly blog guy!
The photos clearly show the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association team-building sessions.
The Death Panels have moved on to handing out ‘free’ samples of Obsession along with complimentary passes to a local wildlife park.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive
 

Hey these guys aren’t out on a turkey shoot. They’re the special death panels that make house calls to deliver end-of-life care, or I mean end of life, period. This privilege is only for people on Medicare–otherwise you have to report to your Social Security office for the treatment.

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive
 

Thanks, Speed, very true. I only wish there were some publication for older people actually covering this subject….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Oh, so do I. In fact what this country needs is an organization to look out for those older people, something like an NRA for seniors.

Posted by slick9 | Report as abusive
 

“Bang bang bang!”
“Pew Pew Pew Pew!”
“EhEhEhEhEh!”
“BapBapBapBapBap!”
“Dude I totally got you!”
“Nuh uhhh”
“Yuh huh.. I shot you, you have to go down!”
“No way, you totally missed! Glancing blow at best!”
“You are cheating!”
“Your face is cheating!”
“MOOOOOOOMMMM!”

Playing soldiers was so much fun. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

ifly, that totally reminds me of Calvin & Hobbes.

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

OMG E Calvin & Hobbes was the most awesome comic ever!!! Imma huuuge fan! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

I have a friend who collects C& H and guess what? they have 10 years worth of C & H Comics…. :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Well then your friend has ten years worth of good readin’. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Ah, that nice bit on the hearing test paperwork when they ask if you’ve been in the vicinity of regular explosions without wearing appropriate ear defenders. And then they get all huffy when you ask if they actually mean regular or do they mean frequent…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Unca, watch the panel of the gadget test thing – there’s a little light that clicks on and off when you should be hearing noises. :)

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