Friday, August 13, 2010

"You Are Keeping Her Sick"

In an article in today's New York Times Economix [sic] Blog: The Bush Tax Cuts and Fiscal Responsibility, we see
Critics say that [the tax cut expiration] amounts to increasing taxes at a time of high unemployment, and that instead the tax cuts should be extended as a stimulus measure. This overlooks the fact that tax cuts are an inefficient form of stimulus, because many people choose to save their additional income instead of spending it. If the goal is to encourage growth and employment immediately, it would be better to let the tax cuts expire and dedicate some of the increased revenue to real stimulus programs. [emphasis added by PF]
In response at, we see SickofLibs commenting:
I saw this movie (The Good Mother (2006 film) ) on the Lifetime (’men are evil’) channel where a psycho Mom was poisoning her adopted son calling the poison ‘his medicine.’ The sicker he got the more she believed she needed to poison him. That sounds like this tax and stimulate theory that keeps failing.
This inspired the following quip:
Who do you think you are? The kid from “The Sixth Sense” who slipped the video into the VCR at the little girl’s wake?

The father and the other mourners immediately saw that the stepmother had poisoned the girl. The Dad then confronted his wife.
"You were keeping her sick."
That was fiction.

In our reality, the sheeple will see and hear what you say, and then continue munching away in oblivion. They refuse to believe that the Dems and other Statists are making them sick.
Pray for the awakening of our fellow Americans, because we ain’t doing it alone.
End of recounting.

Now, here is the reason I'm recording this here:

As far as I’m concerned, the Dems may provide the poison, but the Statists in the GOP are the equivalent of that stepmother, not wanting to be upset by the protestations of those who are being poisoned. And we have her agents busily screwing up not just forums like Free Republic, but  messing with rational efforts to thwart the Statists just about everywhere else. That includes talk radio where I’ve now lost faith in all professional voices, bar none. I'll leave my discussions for the many reasons to distrust talk radio hosts for another day.

Meanwhile, when you hear Leftists and pretend-conservative Statists Republicans telling you how

"our government spending will bring America back,

be prepared to stand firm in your retort:

"No you're not. You're keeping her sick."

For those who never saw the film, I've comprised a further explanation below the break.

Okay, I think I can strip away the meaning of the video clip so that it is clearer how the quip matches SickofLibs comment without ruining the secrets of the movie for those who have not seen it.
Let me begin with the opening lines from an anonymous review I found on-line at

8-year-old Cole Sear [Haley Joel Osment in his debut] is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. A reluctant channel, Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. Confused by his paranormal powers, Cole is too young to understand his purpose and too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe [Bruce Willis].
One of those ghosts is Kyra, a little girl who vomits heavily. She leads the kid to an old wooden jewelry box that contains a VCR cassette. The cassette contains a video that reveals the stepmother putting poison into the ailing girl's soup. And also the stepmother coercing the girl to eat it.

The kid gets well dressed and goes with his psych to the wake of the girl. Everybody thinks he’s Kyra's school mate, and don’t question him further. He makes sure he's found Kyra's Dad and then presents him the jewelry box and says "It's for you. She wanted to tell you something."

So SickofLibs was good-naturedly asked if he was the equivalent of Cole. And that was followed with a lament of the state of our fellow citizens who accept the poison.


  1. Sickoflibs is one of just a handful of conservative FReepers that lives to attack the statists , and usually with a biting wit to boot.

  2. Since I've become aware of SIL, I've been inspired by his energy. To a great extent, his efforts have helped propel me to write more myself.

    Thanks for emphasizing SIL's contribution to the Dextrosphere, Tim. I hope he'll be suitably embarrassed. ;)


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