Today was a big day for many Americans because the Supreme Court announced that it has decided to uphold President Obama's health care overhaul, requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance starting in 2014.
This is a huge change in policy that Americans will be forced to deal with and, as you can imagine, some are more happy about it than others. While some tend to use humor as a defense mechanism, others cope in more...flavorful way....especially on Twitter.
Check out the array of tweets from several celebs and political figures to see where they stand on the matter.
Leading Up To the Decision (because these were just too great not to include):
Bill Maher: "#Obamacare?: If u have an STD or a sick kid I'd got to doctor now, cuz after Supremes rule this week its nothin' but freedom." @billmaher
Andy Borowitz: "Tomorrow, nine people who get free government healthcare will let us know what the rest of us get." @BorowitzReport
After the Decision:
Michael Moore: "The right wing has just had their worst smackdown since the day O was elected. The path of history continues to head toward univ health care." @MMFlint
Raising Hope star Martha Plimpton: "YES. Rationality wins the day, finally! ?#HealthJustice? ?#SCOTUS? ?#ACAStays" @MarthaPlimpton
Sarah Palin: "Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn't a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies." @SarahPalinUSA
Dave Rubin: "Only in America would so many overweight, diabetic people with heart disease be upset that they're gonna have healthcare." @RubinReport
Philip DeFranco: "To all of you saying you're going to move to Canada bc ?#Obamacare? was upheld….um..they have..universal health..um…actually nvm." @PhillyD
Rick Reilly: "This is weird: CNN got its Obamacare Supreme Court story from Rob Lowe." @ReillyRick
Michele Bachmann: "I'm disappointed ?#SCOTUS? thinks gov't knows better than people. I won't stop fighting ?#Obamacare? until is full repeal. RT if you're with me." @TeamBachmann
Wanda Sykes: "Drama at CNN. I would love to be a fly on Wolf Blizter's beard. ?#SCOTUS." @iamwandasykes
Andy Borowitz: "BREAKING ?#SCOTUS? NEWS: Scalia says the government should cover only two ?#healthcare? procedures, transvaginal ultrasounds & exorcisms." @BorowitzReport
Rickey Smiley: "Healthcare bill has been upheld by the supreme court WOW." @RickeySmiley
Willard Mitt Romney: "I am outraged that the Supreme Court agrees with my past statements that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. ?#Obamacare" @MITTROMNEY
And a great response to that would have to be this tweet....
Andy Borowitz: "Romney: 'Obamacare was a bad thing even back when it was Romneycare.'" @BorowitzReport
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In the last Friday movie the Jones family won the million-dollar lotto jackpot and left the 'hood for Beverly Hills. But the money has run out in Friday After Next and the clock ticks down once again on another Friday in the 'hood. Craig (Ice Cube) wakes up in the wee hours of Christmas Eve to find a scrawny Santa stealing the contents of his and his cousin Day-Day's (Mike Epps) apartment including Christmas presents and the rent money. "The ghetto " Craig commiserates "is the only place where you can get fried by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve." To avoid getting evicted--and possibly roughed up by the landlady's newly paroled son Damon (Terry Crews)--the two get jobs as security guards at a local strip mall where their uncle Elroy runs Bros. Bar-B-Q restaurant with the slogan "Tastes so good makes you wanna slap yo' mama." Day-Day's rent-a-cop antics eventually land the duo in some hot water resulting in yet another action-packed Friday. Friday After Next has some great lines but it's mediocre compared to its predecessors. Don't expect the staple marijuana humor here either; it has been replaced with raunchy R-rated dialogue instead.
The best thing about Friday After Next is the terrific character acting by the cast. Ice Cube's Craig is still the most reasonable Jones of the clan and his character's levelheadedness strikes a nice balance between him and Epps' motor mouth character Day-Day. Epps made his first appearance as Day-Day in Next Friday after Chris Tucker who starred as Craig's original sidekick Smokey in Friday left. Together Epps and Ice Cube who also collaborated together on All About the Benjamins fit neatly like a sort of urban Laurel and Hardy. A hilarious new edition to Friday After Next is Katt Williams in the role of Money Mike who runs the Pimp N' Ho's clothing store. Williams' diminutive size doesn't hamper the stand-up comedian-turned-actor's performance as he prances around the strip mall like he's a big man on campus. While the film has some new faces it also has familiar ones like the return of John Witherspoon in the role of Craig's father. This time around Witherspoon has made his character Mr. Jones much more crass.
While all three installments of the Friday series were scripted and produced by Ice Cube Friday After Next marks video director Marcus Raboy's feature film directorial debut. So while the films have some common thematic elements such as having to come up with cash in 24 hours (usually followed by an "or else") or being terrorized by a neighborhood bully they differ in look and style. Raboy's style here is similar to a music video; that is fast paced bordering on frenetic. And while he achieves the campy '70 look he was aiming for you may leave the theater thinking too much happened between Thursday and Saturday. Craig and Day-Day for example spend too much time chasing after the ghetto Santa or being chased by hooligans and not enough smoking weed. Ice Cube and Epps have such a great rapport on screen that it would have been nice to see them sit back and exchange witty dialogue. Their was also too much focus on the older cast members including Witherspoon and Don "DC" Curry who spend the entire film being repulsively raunchy--which is disturbing in a hearing-your-parents-talk-about-sex kind of way.