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Health Care and Troubled Hubble



It seems like all you hear about on the news these days is health care. Is Obama's plan the right way to go about things? Should we stick with what we've got? Is Obama actually propagating the socialist agenda? (Answers: maybe, probably not, and the day Obama supports socialism is the day Republican politicians stop cheating on their wives.)

Frankly, I don't think anyone is ever going to agree, and the Democrats and the GOP need to learn to compromise. But until that day comes - you know, when pigs fly and hell freezes over - I think we should all listen to Troubled Hubble's song "Ear, Nose & Throat." (Watch the video above.)

Troubled Hubble was a band from Chicago who broke up only weeks after I discovered them in 2005. They released a number of albums in their six-year existence, with their best - and my personal favorite - "Making Beds in a Burning House" coming out in 2005.

"Ear, Nose, Throat" is particularly of interest, especially these days, with its very United States-specific social commentary on the state of our society, media, and health care systems. The poor stay poor and the rich stay rich: "just step aside and watch the powerful men pass by." We are asked to be wary of what the media and government stay - don't follow blindly: "Are we lied to? Can we find trust in our evening news?" And, finally, with the impressive use of the word "otolaryngology," the US health care system is compared to Canada's. "Oh, Canada! Otolaryngology ain't right for me, if it's not free. Healthy equals wealthy."

I don't care if you support Obama's health care system or not. Just listen to this song and think. Maybe it'll change your mind, maybe it won't. But you can't deny that Troubled Hubble has a point.

Questions: What are your favorite politically charged songs? Do you have health insurance? Do you think we should all just get along and "give peace a chance"?

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