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rand paul: aka kunta kinte
May 11, 2011, 2:06 pm
Filed under: healthcare, republicans

The senator from Kentucky named after a terrible prose writer with a hysterical ideology:

“With regard to the idea whether or not you have a right to health care you have to realize what that implies. I am a physician. You have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. You are going to enslave not only me but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants, the nurses. … You are basically saying you believe in slavery,” said Paul (R-Ky.), who is an ophthalmologist.”

So, if we have some system of community health centers available to ease the burden on emergency rooms,  I can go to any doctor’s house and demand service?    And then I can also make the janitor clean my house?  What?  I’m confused.  Anyway … Rand will be happy to know he could stop being a doctor and free himself from the bonds of slavery.  (That was super hard for, you know, actual slaves to do.)  And of course, there’s no right to be a doctor.  Even a doctor with an alternative accreditation.

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is our citizens learning?
February 25, 2011, 8:03 pm
Filed under: healthcare

Apparently not.



after twelve days …
April 2, 2010, 6:24 am
Filed under: healthcare

I don’t feel more socialist.  I don’t feel oppressed.  I do know that some people I love very much will likely benefit from health insurance reform–even if they spew venom against it.  It won’t make things perfect but it makes them better and that’s a good start.



I picked the wrong time to commit to fitness
March 20, 2010, 9:08 pm
Filed under: healthcare

If you’ve ever seen Airplane! you may remember Lloyd Bridges’ tower chief character going through a series of lines lamenting his decision to give up smoking, drinking, etc… during an emergency landing.  That’s how I’ve felt during the healthcare reform debate unfolding and refolding and reunfolding.  Maybe Monday I can commit to fitness and healthy eating.  Or maybe after Easter.  Or maybe I should just buy larger pants.



Please Pass Health Reform …
March 16, 2010, 8:13 pm
Filed under: healthcare

…so I can enjoy my vacation.  Thanks.



Fired Up About Health Care Reform
March 9, 2010, 4:02 pm
Filed under: healthcare, Obama

Some random commenter somewhere today wrote, “I may die of frustration if this bill doesn’t pass.’  I hear that.  I don’t want to die so I’ve been calling.  If you have five minutes and health care reform matters to you, please call.  Your representatives and senators need to know they have your support on this because it’s nice to be supportive and they’re sort of skittish right now.  Only time for one call?  Call your representative first–that’s where the action is right now.  Tell them you support reform and ask them to pass the senate bill.  If you do call your senators, tell them you support reform and ask them to pass the budget fixes through reconciliation.

Get fired up here.



we are the government …
March 4, 2010, 2:56 pm
Filed under: activism, Congress, healthcare

… and we have to work for what we want.  If you want health care reform to pass, call your rep and your senators and tell them so.