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she can see death panels from her front porch
September 21, 2009, 1:51 pm
Filed under: healthcare

So, I read something like this interview and am reminded how damn complex this issue  and then wonder why anyone would listen to Sarah Palin about anything other than aerial wolf hunting.


friday injury report
September 11, 2009, 1:29 pm
Filed under: healthcare, republicans

Governor Pawlenty achieves a rare double groin pull while trying to insert his head further into his ass.

Who is Rob Miller?
September 10, 2009, 2:35 pm
Filed under: Congress

The new Tinklenberg.  Click here to support Mr. Miller.

President in Minneapolis this Saturday
September 10, 2009, 1:25 pm
Filed under: Obama

-From the Organizing for American Website …

Health Reform Rally with President Obama

Target Center
600 1st Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Saturday, September 12th
Doors Open: 9:30 a.m.
Start Time: 12:30 p.m.

All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, no sharp objects, no umbrellas, no liquids, no strollers, and no signs will be allowed into the venue.

in which I think about the BIG speech
September 9, 2009, 3:53 pm
Filed under: healthcare

To quote my favorite toddler,  “NO WAN TO”  think about the speech anymore.  I’ll watch it and it probably be pretty good.  I’d like the President to tell the republicans to SUCK IT but he won’t.  And that’s probably for the best.

So let me dream about after the speech … they pass a good bill this month and then we get to the part where we look back on all this shit and laugh because health insurance reform made things better–if not perfect.  The part where even the media concedes that congressional republicans exposed themselves as cynical jerksacs willing to lie to win the news cycle rather than do their fucking job.   The part where Glenn Beck has to publicly admit that he is liar/opportunist/asshole and Van Jones gets his job back.   And finally, the part where SARAH PALIN GOES AWAY.  FOREVER.  YES I AM SHOUTING.

in support of reform
September 8, 2009, 8:18 pm
Filed under: healthcare

ad featuring REM song (sorry Sue!) in support of public option

-an uninsured dad lays it out for the President

-in support of the public option: Robert Reich

-the cost of the current system: an emotional argument

-the toll it takes: personal stories (old post, but worth the read)

I’ve called my senators and representatives. Tomorrow I’m busting out the markers and construction paper to make a sign for my front window.  I’m going to write a letter to the editor.  If you want reform too, find a way to make your voice heard.  If you need some good information to share, check these out:

eight questions about health care reform

-health care reform for the visual learner


today’s (partial) media fail round up
September 8, 2009, 7:34 pm
Filed under: media

-So sorry we’re not giving full coverage to your non-existent health insurance reform plans

-Stupid? We’ll cover it.  Over and over and over again.

-Oh noes!  The czars are coming!