The winner is Europe hands down. America is doing something wrong. Check out the special graphic to the left showing the sickness and cost chart. Story is here
Archive for November, 2009
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When the Free Marketers cry about wanting deregulation you would think that the upside could be massive. The laws of physics and reality say when there is an action there is an equal and opposite reaction. As we saw the upside for the super rich was massive and enhanced by tax cuts for them that benefited the top 1 percent of Americans. HOWEVER when the bottom fell out of the market why was is that the super rich simply got richer and the rest of us paid for it? The action of upside had no equal reaction of a downside. Those of us (not me) who bought into the concept of FREE MARKET and deregulation were hurt as those at the top ran away with riches. So when someone says they are a FREE MARKETER there is a high probability that they worked in the Finance Industry and made a boat load of money despite the fact that the rest of us bailed them out. FREE MARKETERS…they wanted their free market….they got it…the facts were shown that they were wrong…and they were bailed out by the rest of us when their concepts failed.
So FREE MARKET defined is- SOCIALISM for the rich and CAPITALISM for the poor. And the people that still believe that FREE MARKET concepts are good…they should go to Somalia to take a look at their totally open and deregulated FREE MARKET where their dreams of deregulation have come true. The tax rates are nearly 0 and the result is that you get what you pay for in Somalia. FREE MARKETERS….move to Somalia. That is your concept. Go live your dream.
Trickle down – failed. FREE MARKET concepts- failed. Thanks for nothing Reagan, Bush the both of you, Greenspan and Milton Friedman. Clinton, your policies didn’t correct them however you did give us the biggest financial surplus the government has ever seen which should have continued so we would not have this situation we do now. Thanks Republicans for a national debt that is 65% of our GDP. So much for FREE MARKETERS and any shred of standing they have going forward in any debate relating to the world of Finance in the US.
So when they rail against Socialism just remember that arguably the biggest Socialistic movement of cash in the history of the world was the bailing out of banks…the continuing of their CEO and Directors massive paychecks and without Socialism they would have been out in the cold. So apparently Socialism is best kept for the SUPER RICH. You, not being SUPER RICH, get the FREEDOM that Capitalism brings all day long. Aren’t you glad to have so much freedom? Any more FREEDOM and the Middle Class will completely disappear.
Video is located here
Also…you do know this is the FREEDOM the horribly misguided Tea Party people want. Their corporate masters thank them every day.
People who are in a state of panic believe the propaganda, because the stress is very real in their lives. When you can’t pay your bills or mortgage, you don’t have time to assess the big picture of how all of this happened. You believe what you hear on the news and rarely tune into those who do the fact checking. As a result, Americans are suffering from memory loss and have been “dumbed down” to believe the GOP rhetoric. Americans were not paying attention when all this was actually created.
Today the economy has been brought back from the brink of disaster, unemployment is high, but job losses are down from when Obama took office. Foreclosures are slowing. Education and healthcare are in the process of reform. Our damaged image and relations have been improved globally. It took 8 years to get into this mess; it is going to take more than 10 months to recover. Story is here
Sarah Palin has had quite an “original” effect on the world of US politics and a retrospect of that mix can be found here
Palin is the Radical Right’s Weapon of Mass Destruction; Palin’s Unique Brand of Christian Political Porn Hides the Ugly Underbelly of the Radical Right.
One thing Palin’s ghost-written hagiography has made clear is that Palin is constantly dabbling in Christian political porn; her tantalizing naughtiness always right out there for the repressed, as she dangles her poison apple in phrase, deed, and clothing.
Somehow she’s naked when meeting important people; She met Steve Schmidt et al wet, freshly showered…in nothing but a towel. “One night, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter went to her hotel room to brief her. After a minute, Palin sailed into the room wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair.”
Her phrases “flowing to hungry markets”, “drill baby drill”, etc always have an implied sexual overtone. Her use and manipulation of language has been studied and resulted in fascinating (if not disturbing) conclusions. Her use of the third person plural to refer to herself (we/our) is apparently indicative of her dishonesty.
Here is a video of Sarah Palin’s supporters who have apparently stood in line for a long time. Sarah had to leave for some reason…maybe to spy on Russia from her porch…anyway she left and the people did not get their books signed. Instead of dealing with it like an adult and know that that is the way it goes sometimes they deal with it as spoiled children and they turn on Sarah. They even say they will not support her. So the bottom line is that if this is representative of the supporters of Sarah Palin the only conclusion one can make is that these people truly are lost and have a very loose base in being an adult. If your support for someone that may run to be leader for the free world depends on whether they will sign your book then your priorities are way out of whack. And these people are definitely…out of whack. Video is here
The National Weather Service has a very interesting FAQ page about Global Warming located here
Sarah Palin video on FOX was not video from her book gathering but it was sold as such.
So where in the phrase “heads will roll” does a bonu$ at the end of the year come into play? This was not an error it is Standard Operating Procedure at FOX News. Video and story are here
The FRONTLINE cameras look at credit cards…comparing the credit card companies to organized crime. Story is here
Republicans have moved into government…driven up the debt…really implemented legislation that is against the common people and then when they are voted out they complain that government is not the answer. Well when you drive the car into the ditch and then say the car is the problem as someone else has a tough time driving it out of that ditch…you really have to wonder. Joe The Plumber does not want an expert running the nation. Well with Sarah Barracuda he would get just that! Video is here
This video is clearly NOT from the big book day Sarah Palin is having today as “straight news” guy Gregg Jarett or whatever his name is. Jon Stewart here is your next FOX News closeup. Story and video are here
It’s more than a little odd to see Republicans rediscover their outrage about deficits, debt, and the burdens of future generations. It was, after all, George W. Bush who added $5 trillion to the debt, after inheriting a quarter-trillion-dollar surplus from the Clinton era, which generated exactly zero criticism from GOP members of Congress.
Indeed, the entire political dynamic of the debate is bizarre. The Bush administration and congressional Republicans supported two costly wars, and added every penny to the debt, becoming the first party in American history to finance military conflicts entirely on credit. These same GOP officials expanded Medicare and created No Child Left Behind, and made literally no effort to pay for either.
And after their policies helped create the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression, making increased spending and deficits an absolute necessity, Republicans feel comfortable making demands about fiscal responsibility? Seriously?
John Cole added, “I would love to hear how the Republican plan for slashing the deficit and tackling the debt will work. I’m interested in how capital gains tax cuts, making the Bush cuts permanent, ending the ‘death tax,’ continuing the prescription drug plan while ignoring the rising costs of health care, permanent war in the Middle East and privatizing Social Security are going to bring our books back into the black. I’m all ears, guys.”
We all are. Republicans believe they have the credibility needed to address the same budget mess they created. I’d actually love to hear more about this — if they were handed the reins of government immediately, and could do as they please, how would they improve the long-term budget picture?
Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state.
The amendment, approved by the Legislature and overwhelmingly ratified by voters, declares that “marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.” But the troublemaking phrase, as Radnofsky sees it, is Subsection B, which declares:
“This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.”
Architects of the amendment included the clause to ban same-sex civil unions and domestic partnerships. But Radnofsky, who was a member of the powerhouse Vinson & Elkins law firm in Houston for 27 years until retiring in 2006, says the wording of Subsection B effectively “eliminates marriage in Texas,” including common-law marriages.
She calls it a “massive mistake” and blames the current attorney general, Republican Greg Abbott, for allowing the language to become part of the Texas Constitution. Radnofsky called on Abbott to acknowledge the wording as an error and consider an apology. She also said that another constitutional amendment may be necessary to reverse the problem.
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I guess God will provide….or not. Maybe not.
Or perhaps Creationist Museum Evolves.
1- This PSA shows the new 1 issue voter that is demanding the Public Option in Health Care. Private companies have a mandate by law to make as much profit as they can. Profit is derived in insurance by denying care which is an expense. Private Insurance companies spent $1.5 million per day over the summer of 2009 which was a concerted effort to kill the Public Option by bribing your elected officials and hiring PR people to get their message out that would keep them from REAL competition in the form of a Public Option. For Profit Insurance Companies are looking out for their corporation…not the individual. They are profit machines, not health care companies. If they could make more money doing something else they would switch in a minute. We need a payment option that would have
1-NO profit which would lower costs by some 10-25% right off the top of current health care costs
2-NO agenda which would mean that they would be working for the patient as opposed for a third party such as the corporation running the insurance company
3-AUDITABLE as the governmental agency would be as opposed to the closed books seen with private corporations.
All of this points directly at the need for SINGLE PAYER insurance. But in this climate of ignorance that is not possible so the compromise of a STRONG Public Option available to EVERYONE is second best.
This was shown on FreeSpeechTV channel 9415 on Dish Network. If you have DirectTV you know of course that 40% of that corporation is owned by Rupert Murdoch who also owns FOX News. So 40% of your subscription to DirecTV goes to help support NewsCorp which is the mothership for Fox News. FreeSpeechTV is also found at FreeSpeech.org. Merely knowing that you are directly supporting Rupert Murdoch is enough to change your subscription from DirectTV to Dish Network. DirecTV does have LinkTV on channel 375. LinkTV is good but it is a lot more moderate than FreeSpeechTV. If you have Dish Network check out channel 9415 with FreeSpeechTV. It is great!
Check out the PSA aimed at pressuring Harry Reid to get Public Option finalized in The Senate. Video is here
This could be a possible candidate for President for the GOP. He is a big contender from Ohio. Video is located here
“The health insurance companies are going to make an extra 70 billion dollars as a result of Americans being forced to buy their health insurance. What company wouldn’t love this bill?” — Michael Moore in Toronto Tuesday, November 17th, 2009. Video is here
So Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Martina McBride walk into bar, and the bartender says, “Hey ladies, what’ll it be today?” And the trio bounces back, “How about full equality for gays and lesbians?”
OK, so it doesn’t make the best punchline. But it is true that several country music superstars are making bold steps to speak up for LGBT equality. The latest is Dolly Parton, who not only said she’s cool with gay marriage last week, but also dropped a bit of a sucker punch in the direction of Pastor Joel Osteen, who himself went on national television a few weeks back and said that homosexuality “wasn’t God’s best.” Parton said that if Pastor Osteen were genuinely religious, he wouldn’t be judging LGBT folks.
Huh, turns out that God’s best may be a bunch of country music divas. Story is here
It all started when he refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance in a West Fork, Arkansas elementary school.
Speaking to CNN’s John Roberts on Monday, Will said he remained seated four straight days while his classmates repeated the words, “with liberty and justice for all.”
“I was analyzing the meanings of it, because I want to be a lawyer,” he said. “… There isn’t really liberty and justice for all. There’s … Gays and lesbians can’t marry. There’s still a lot of racism and sexism in the world. Yeah.”
Eventually, the substitute teacher started giving Will “grief” over his refusal to repeat the words. “What did you say to that teacher?” Roberts asked. Story is here
Does Jeebus need Teabagging to be done by a proxy? If he does he really is lacking in SuperHuman powers!!! Apparently Grandma is teabagging right before Obama is going to kill her with a Death Panel. Picture is here
The Onion…known for posting humor in a way that seems like they are reporting on news…posts a comedy piece that is actually what is going on today. The comedy literally writes itself today. There are no punch lines…no comedy gags…merely writing what is seen happening on our streets is so far over the top and lacking in fact that to write a comedy bit about the happenings of the day merely has to have one put a microphone up to someone’s mouth and record what they are saying. Story is here
This really is a hilarious video considering how Al Gore just slips this line in there. Larry’s response is great as well. Video is here
Republicans see Ronald Reagan of the 80s as a God. This is a coherent speech by Ronald Reagan. Video is here
As he became President his shortcomings as far as being a real world leader were easily seen by those that WERE world leaders. So as far as giving a speech about general politics he did ok but stepping into the real seat of being a President was something that was way out of his element. Actually his change came after one talk with his wife’s father over the period of merely an hour or two so his roots in his political leanings were not that solid to begin with.
Here he is comparing Medicare to being forced to take certain jobs they are told to take. This REALLY does take a page out of the FOX News book of how to take 4-5 leaps of logic in one statement as people typically don’t know to question the person on TV. Ridiculous video is here. He might as well have said the government would tell you what underwear to wear. He mentions Social Security was not meant to be THE funds that someone would retire with however that is the direction that businesses have taken in removing pensions so Social Security is the defacto retirement fund for most people in America.
“An amiable dunce”. Clark Clifford (former Defense Secretary). “Poor dear there’s nothing between his ears.” British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher “His errors glide past unchallenged. At one point…he alleged that almost half the population gets a free meal from the government each day. No one told him he was crazy. The general message of the American press is that, yes, while it is perfectly true that the emperor has no clothes, nudity is actually very acceptable.” Simon Hoggart, The London Observer. Story is located here
More comments on Reagan linked here
“Poor dear. There’s nothing between his ears.”
– Margaret Thatcher on Ronald Reagan
“One could not talk to him for more than a few minutes without being aware of the ordinariness of his mind. “
Helmut Schmidt, former West German chancellor, on Ronald Reagan
Comments about Reagan continue here
Famed Charles Manson prosecutor and three time #1 New York Times bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi stars in this most powerful, explosive, and thought-provoking documentary.
In The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Bugliosi presents a tight, meticulously researched legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial in an American courtroom for the murder of thousands of American soldiers fighting the war in Iraq. Video is located here
Press release for the movie is located here
More about the documentary is located here
In the film, Bugliosi bristles with anger and blames Bush–whom he calls a “draft dodging son of privilege”–for the death and destruction of a war sold to Congress by painting Saddam Hussein as an imminent threat. Bugliosi said that was done by using information that U.S. intelligence agencies discounted as likely false. Bugliosi then presents a blueprint and legal precedent for a prosecution. He’s no crackpot: as prosecutor, he won convictions in all but one of 106 cases, he’s written numerous bestselling true-crime books, and his 1612-page JFK assassination investigation, “Reclaiming History,” is getting miniseries treatment from HBO and Playtone.
Wikipedia entry for Vincent Bugliosi is here
Wikipedia entry for the documentary is linked here
Bugliosi argues that Bush intentionally misled Congress and the American people about the evidence that he said mandated going into Iraq and overthrowing Saddam Hussein. Therefore, Bugliosi argues, the deaths of over 4,000 American soldiers and 100,000 Iraqi civilians since hostilities began (as of spring 2008) amount at the very least to second-degree murder. He further states that any of the 50 state attorneys general, as well as any district attorney in the United States, has ample grounds to indict Bush for the murder of any soldier or soldiers who live in their state or county. Bugliosi says that if he were prosecuting the case, he would seek imposition of the death penalty, and that impeachment alone would be “a joke”, considering the magnitude of Bush’s alleged crimes.
The strongest evidence against Bush, Bugliosi says, is a speech on October 7, 2002 claiming that Iraq posed an imminent threat to the security of the United States and was capable of attacking America at any time with his stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. A National Intelligence Estimate of less than a week earlier stated that while Iraq did have WMD capabilities, it had no plans to use its weapons except in the capacity of self-defense, or if the United States threatened to attack Iraq. Moreover, according to Bugliosi, the president and his administration edited the “White Paper”, or declassified version of the NIE released to Congress and the public, censored in a way that made the Iraqi threat seem more ominous than it actually was.
In addition, Bugliosi asserts that the Manning Memo shows that, far from making serious efforts to avoid war, Bush considered the possibility of provoking Saddam into starting a war by sending U2 reconnaissance aircraft, falsely painted in UN colors, on flights over Iraq along with fighter escorts, and if Saddam ordered them shot down, it would constitute war.
So so so so many ways FOX News has pressured Obama into a media war on a minute by minute basis. Video is here
This really is a huge admission by Bill Kristol in that the US Constitution does not stand for much. He is looking for a Kangaroo Kourt to just hand down a conviction out of the blue and then just keep the Fort Hood Army Base shooting suspect in prison. The point is DUE PROCESS. Regardless the number of witnesses there were the suspect deserves his time in court. That is what makes the US special in the world. That was what bought the US its moral high ground after World War 2 in that the Nazi criminals and torturers were STILL given their time in court despite the tens of thousands of witnesses that there were. Due Process. Kristol should read the Constitution some day…then again there would be a lot of things Kristol and his NeoCon ilk would remove from it. Video is located here
Dylan Ratigan describes the Financial Services Industry correctly as a big casino funded by YOUR moneySaturday, November 14th, 2009
Dylan Ratigan has a bit of fun with a deadly serious topic and ‘celebrates’ the anniversary of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act which tore down the wall between Wall Street investment banks, commercial banks, and insurance companies. Gramm-Leach-Bliley repealed the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 which prohibited any one institution from acting as any combination of an investment bank, a commercial bank, and/or an insurance company. Story is here
Imagine if this were to be allowed at a taping of Hannity or Oreilly!!!! Video is located here. It seems Pat Kenny opposes this woman who is elected official of some kind and the guy yelling seems to believe the woman is corrupt but who will keep Pat Kenny just when he makes so much money which is seen as an abomination in the eyes of this man.
Here is more info on the host Pat Kenny. One interesting thing to note is that he is the highest paid person on the network which I assume could also place him as the highest paid TV news person with a salary of just over 600,000 British Pounds which translates to about $1 million USD. Talk about a paradigm change from what TV news people are paid here.
The financial meltdown was a well coordinated effort to hide the truth from Americans and the world.Friday, November 13th, 2009
How can this be anything other than what can be defined as a coordinated effort to hide the truth from the American people involving the banks, investment houses, credit agencies and anyone involved in selling off of the loans to unwitting recipients around the world? This was the raping of America by its Financial Sector initially and then the raping of a trusting world by the American Financial Sector. There should be tens of thousands of these Financial Sector workers imprisoned as millions lost their retirement and nations around the world lost billions in supposedly secure investments. If the world were smart it would divest itself of investing in America as this is the obvious result with the acceptance of the US Government. However the deregulation is clearly the mark of a Republican thought process in that the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
The deregulation of the many sectors of the American economy was part of the Reaganomics thought process so to say that this was blamable on Democrats is quite to the contrary as the concept of deregulation is NOT a basis of Democratic policy or philosophy. Story is here
The bottom line for the bankers with this casino gambling excursion was that they could drive up the markets with a bubble in the housing sector...say via proxy in association with the rating agencies that the investments in those loans en masse was good regardless the quality of investment it would be…and if the markets fail the bank/investment leaders would PERSONALLY make an obscene amount of money and if they continued to succeed driving the bubble up they would make even more money. So the downside was what?
This was the perfect crime.
Obama needs to change the rules for this Reaganomics nightmare we have had.
Rush Limbaugh called “Going Rogue” by Sarah Palin possibly the best policy book he has ever read. Ironic that a coloring book named “Going Rouge” tops that book written by Sarah’s Ghost Writer himself in terms of political comment and analysis. I guess that just shows how Sarah’s book will NOT be written in stone anytime soon. The coloring book on the other hand will stand the test of time.
Buy the coloring book or you are with the terrorists. Go buy the coloring book NOW!
Here is a sample page from the coloring book.
There is ALSO a book of articles from The Nation Magazine about Sarah Palin. The front of this book looks similar to Sarah’s but instead of Going Rogue it is Going Rouge and the bright sunny sky behind Sarah is replaced with the impending doom of storm clouds. See more about the book here.
Lots and lots about Sarah Barracuda is here
Reviews of her REAL book have her straying from the facts.
Even her people that support her for some reason say that her book is substantial policy…uh….no it isn’t. So which is it?? They don’t know apparently. Story is here
Misdirection…negative questions…jumping to conclusions using 4-5 leaps of illogic at once…the inability to correct oneself and the blackboard with the spelling ability of a 4th grader. Yep it all adds up to Eric Cartman being the real life Glenn Beck. Video is here
Eric works for MoxNews.com. The site is real despite Glenn Beck not being real. Check it out here
Glenn’s creating of a third party will ensure that Republicans lose elections. Story is here
SO this is the first retraction I know of from Hannity. There should be a deluge coming soon if Hannity is going to correct his fact lacking “stories”. Story is here
Several hundred more here by the way to retract and correct Hannity. Will the next 6 months of his show be nothing but corrections and retractions?
Check out this photo linked here
Says the man driving a large truck which helps send hundreds of billions to Saudi Arabia annually which funds the people we are at war with in the Middle East. This guy most likely was in favor of both wars so he is paying for the people to kill our soldiers while supporting sending our soldiers to war. Logically if he drove a hybrid he would be responsible for killing fewer of our troops. His truck does have better mileage as mandated by the Socialistic move of the government with seat belts mandated by the government with safety glass as mandated by the government and a gas tank that does not explode when hit as mandated by the government which also has radio programs (and TV programs) brought to him by satellites which were developed or subsidized by the government and listening to the radio/TV which he can hear clearly because of government regulation of broadcasters.
He more likely than not has a child going to a government subsidized school who has a lunch program subsidized by the government. He and his possible child go to parks bought and paid for and maintained by government…they use the internet developed completely by government DARPA research…they use phone lines which the government mandated be strung to every house in the nation and at night when they sleep the fire/police/ambulance maintain safety for a minimum of cost for their home and family as subsidized by the government. Governmental codes demand his house survive an earthquake and be built in a solid manner with an electrical system that will not burn his house down in the middle of the night as he wears pajamas that cannot burn quickly by government mandate as he sleeps on his bed which must not burn by government mandate. His safety is ensured many ways because of government mandate.
Says the man who is driving on a publicly built and maintained road with electrical lines subsidized by the government powered possibly by a nuclear plant which are ALL massively subsidized by the government.
Says the man who is more likely than not working for a company that has government contracts.
Says the man who enjoys water/air/food regulated to clean tolerances by the government.
The town he lives in…does it have FORT as part of the name? That would mean it was a military or government outpost at one time began with the benevolent dollars from Uncle Sam meaning it has solid Socialistic roots.
Says the man who writes off expenses off of his taxes which follows the highly Socialistic plan of “Privatizing the Profits while Subsidizing the Losses”. Expenses of house buying…business expenses and all other exemptions which he may claim that the government can pay for as he writes them off of his taxes. His life at home is one big subsidy! The government pays for his vendors to take him to lunch to schmooze him…and the government pays for him to take his customers to lunch to schmooze them. Those lunches are all written off of course as we as all of his business expenses that he surely turns in to his accountant to directly take off of the taxes that he owes. Without Socialism he would be paying 30% on his income period…but…expenses lower that significantly and possibly completely.
Says the man WHOSE GOVERNMENT PAID for the big stadium so he can have a billionaire team owner get more tax breaks so the stadium can be built in his town…so this guy subsidizes the billionaires by sacrificing tax dollars that would pay for more good things for himself and his family.
If he hates Socialism so much as to write it in big letters he should go to Somalia and see what a complete lack of beneficent governmental direction looks like. Then he can take a trip to Western Europe and see what nations with a benevolent Social Democrat governmental direction look like. America leans very very hard to the European direction which results in America being a good place to live. He most likely mocks France…and says how much he hates Socialism…but sir….you are a Socialist of massive proportions.
The man who drives that truck with the sticker truly does not know of what he speaks.
Socialism Sucks?? Idiots like this guy suck more!
$10 to whomever puts this note under his wiper blade!!!
Rep. Alan Grayson tells how Republicans and those voting against the Health Care Bill are not pro-lifeTuesday, November 10th, 2009
Watching the speeches prior to the big vote on Health Care Reform had one stand out. Rep Alan Grayson again boils the issue down to simple parts and explains why Health Care Reform was needed. He has a number of great speeches which are posted to his Youtube account linked here. This video could be one of his best.
AND- The only thing that is forgotten in this video is that the numbers Grayson quotes are ANNUAL AND GROWING as they have been for decades.
Video is located here
It now seems clear why the staff to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn’t want anyone to bring recording devices or cell phones to her speech Friday night.
Even news outlets like Politico — which have prominently featured Dick Cheney’s terror jeremiads — would have been likely to lampoon her.
But the ban on recording devices didn’t stop them. Politico says they bought three tickets to Palin’s Wisconsin speech and then penned a write-up. Their review was somewhat grim, taking aim at Palin’s frequent use of the words “bogus” and “awesome” and delivering a strange anecdote about dollar coins. Story is here
Here is a great video of Republicans dealing with dancing around the fact that Health Care Reform is good for America. Video is here
Big beer companies have been infamous for union busting
There is a nationwide movement to boycott Coors.
Gandhi’s Seven Deadly Sins
Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi, one of the most influential figures in modern social and political activism, considered these traits to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity.
- Wealth without Work
- Pleasure without Conscience
- Science without Humanity
- Knowledge without Character
- Politics without Principle
- Commerce without Morality
- Worship without Sacrifice
HEALTH CARE COSTS! That’s why! Story is here
Those opposing Health Care Reform have been demanding their elected representatives have the same plan they are trying to implement. Well…if they opened their eyes and looked at the facts….those opposing Health Care Reform would see that our elected representatives DO have that system NOW. Story is here
Marcos tells Tom Tancredo the truth and Tancredo runs away. Video is here
Comment on DailyKos is here
GottaLaff posted the video too located here
Here is Wikipedia on the topic
As a Republican student activist Tancredo spoke in support of the Vietnam War. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado he became eligible to serve in Vietnam in June 1969. Tancredo has said he went for his physical, telling doctors he had been treated for depression, and eventually got a “1-Y” deferment.
Typical Chickenhawk. A comment on Tancredo is here
There are approximately 131,000 homeless veterans on any given night. And as more of our service men and women return after serving honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan, we must fully fund programs so that they have the benefits and support they deserve. I hope that you will support this important legislation, which is endorsed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and Swords to Plowshares. Story is here
By the way, Conservatives don’t think there are many homeless vets. Story is here
Even when told the truth Conservatives don’t listen. Story is here
“Supporting the troops” does not mean sending them into an unneeded war. It means quite the opposite. Senator Barbara Boxer is truly supporting the troops.
A major international accounting and consulting firm estimated 1.5 million Americans traveled abroad for health care services in 2008 and forecasted an annual global market expansion of more than 20% going forward to 2012. Thailand is prepared to meet this growing demand by excelling in the medical care it delivers on a daily basis to patients from over 190 countries at affordable prices.
People are taking a medical trip to Thailand for health checks, dental and cosmetic surgery, or other medical treatments or routine maintenance. Tourists can undergo and recover from many non-invasive procedures during a typical two-week holiday in Thailand. “Patients Beyond Borders: Thailand Edition” by Josef Woodman, CEO of Healthy Travel Media, just released on Monday, is a guidebook that offers an in-depth overview of Thailand’s international hospitals, selected health travel agents, nearby recovery and guest accommodations, spas, and area travel information so that medical tourists know which places to go in Thailand to get their world-class medical treatments. Story is here