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catching up
August 26, 2009, 2:11 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Back from a long rock-n-roll weekend and still catching up …

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glenn beck is losing advertisers …
August 19, 2009, 2:45 pm
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where to begin on health insurance reform, part 1
August 19, 2009, 2:30 pm
Filed under: healthcare

How about with the knot in my stomach every time a person who should know better just makes shit up to scare people?  Or people who think they know what they’re talking about ignore direct refutation of their “facts” choosing instead to engage in ridiculous what iffery that causes people with functioning brains to give up trying.   (What if unicorns are allowed gender reassignment surgery under this plan?   Can leprechauns still get their Viagara? )  How about these what ifs … what if all women had access to prenatal care?  What if children got basic preventative medical and dental care and their generally improved health helped them perform better in school?  What if people didn’t have to file bankruptcy when a major accident or illness exposes the holes in their insurance coverage?  (yes, many people who file bankruptcy due to medical bills HAVE insurance). What if people with mental illnesses  had insurance that covered their therapy?  What if people with preexisting conditions could get good insurance to manage their disease without fear of insurance lapse or loss?  The next time someone tosses a ridiculous, unsubstantiated “gut feeling” about the Trojan Horse of impending doom that is basic access to health insurance for the least among us, ask some of those what ifs and see what they say.

This site, basically electronic hip waders for trudging through the BS.  Use it, pass it on.



it just got stupider
August 7, 2009, 6:16 pm
Filed under: healthcare

Sarah Palin stumbled across a terrifying item in the health reform bill parched desert she calls her mind.

UPDATE: Paula Abdul, death panelist



Hitler is Hitler
August 7, 2009, 2:08 pm
Filed under: healthcare

Obama is not.  Argument lost.  Game over.  Go home.



basic math
August 6, 2009, 3:02 pm
Filed under: healthcare, White House

Apparently this:

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

Plus a tin foil hat

Equals:  citizens are spying on each other/freedom of speech is in peril/Orwell’s 1984/ McCarthyism.*

Egad. And here I thought The White House was just trying to track and refute the bullshit ball of lies masquerading as thoughtful opposition.  Silly me.  I guess they’re creating an enemies list with the intent to punish/arrest dissenters.  Good thing none of those dissenters are speaking out in public .. oh wait.  I hope people never find out about the warrantless wiretapping that the Bush administration authorized.  Or the fifty other actual bad things that were covered up and lied about to protect an administration and party’s collective hiney.    Here’s the thing, it’s hard to argue with people who are scared.  Fear is a powerful motivator.  And the people who lie to propagate fear have the boundless resources of fantasy and fairy tale and bad political thriller at their disposal while everyone else is limited to reality.

*Links updated 8/7