Skip to comments.Obamacare and the Magic Beanie; an allegory as told by Calvin and Hobbes
Posted on 04/03/2014 9:03:25 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Yesterday we got the first inkling that Calvins initial brush with the reality of Obamacare was less than amazing. Today I bring you THE REST OF THE STORY.
It all began when Calvin was sucked in by the promise of a free Obamacare beanie: a propeller driven model that would make him fly. All he had to do was eat his peas:
Of course, since Calvin wanted the Obamacare beanie very badly, he needed everyone else to pitch in as well; you know - everyone needs to get a fair shot at giving their fair share:
Butt Calvin never once stopped dreaming about how wonderful it would be once he got his very own Obamacare beanie. Hed be able to fly!
After waiting for weeks, Calvins Obamacare beanie was finally delivered. Only well, it wasnt quite operational upon arrival:
Calvin rejected his friend Hobbes offer to help because Hobbes is a card carrying member of the Tea Party and everybody knows how dumb they are. Unfortunately Calvin ended up botching it up.
After realizing that the central mechanism of his new Obamacare beanie was broken and his dream of flight was thwarted he reacted like any normal 6 year old would: he blamed Hobbes that Teahadist.
When Calvin realized what a shambles his Obamacare beanie was in, he was forced to call in a consultant:
Calvin was ecstatic! That is, until he took his Obamacare beanie out for a test drive and discovered it had certain shortcomings; it seems its utility had been a bit uh, oversold.
And slowly, definitively, the dreadful truth began to sink in: the Obamacare beanie doesnt fly. It was never intended to fly. Its never going to fly. It might have been sold as a magic flying beanie, butt in reality its just another alternative energy scam.
Butt hey - weve still got all the great packaging our Obamacare beanie came wrapped in. Boy! It will be some fun trying to find our way through the maze of that swell new bureaucracy!
SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO CALVINS CREATOR, BILL WATTERSON A BRILLIANT SEER WHO WROTE THE OBAMACARE ALLEGORY DECADES BEFORE OBAMA.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
I stopped reading the Sunday comics after this comic strip disappeared.
Farside was good, too.
Alas, now all of the comics are not worth my time.
Just like politicians.
Love Calvin and Hobbes.
In this comparison, everyone would be forced to get a propellor beanie, or pay a tax/penalty.
Elderly people with bad health would get a beanie that doesn’t work and would be told to “take a pill”
There are several other panels not shown of what he goes through for his beanie. like what the sugar bombs do to him and how he eventually ends up hating them, even though he still has to eat them.
I’ve got the complete collection of the Calvin and Hobbes series. it is still as great as when it was published back in the 1980s. I quit reading the comics page when it ceased publication.
The greatest comics strip of all time.
or urinating on Obamacare, for that matter...
Sorry - I’m not a big fan of “Butt hey”...
I've got the complete collection of Calvin & Hobbes too, but there is no index.
Do you have a clue what month/year that series appeared?
I can't choose, because actually, there are two...
Found it! Each panel has the month and date it appeared, Feb 27-March 18, or 2-27 and 3-18.
I then looked in my book for those dates in each year as they are listed at the bottom. This cartoon appeared in 1989. It appeared over 18 days.
I am almost halfway through Volume 1, LOL
I will check out those dates.
Both of the characters exhibited a spiritual, libertarian personality. They were both intelligent, and went against the prevailing wind.
And those snowmen...THOSE FRICKING SNOWMEN!!!