The alleged debate over “death panels” that was started by Sarah Palin has resulted in legislative action. Apparently, Congress has removed a provision from the health care reform bills that would allow doctors to be reimbursed for end-of-life consultations. While there’s no evidence that this provision had anything to do with “death panels,” Congress continues to buckle under the pressure of Republican propaganda. Here’s a story Keith Olbermann did last night on this issue all-too-familiar scenario of Democrats caving.
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Evidently Pres. Obama was telling the truth when he campaigned on bipartisanship. It’s too bad because it’s that goal of crossing-the-aisle that’s killing his agenda and his presidency. Is it too late, or can Obama still salvage health care reform?
Find out why Democrats might be able to win some elections every now and then, but when it comes to big ideas, they continue fall flat.
The Media Research Center is crying about those damn liberal journalists calling the town hall mobs “mobs.” Perhaps it would be more accurate to call them “God fearing Americans protecting life, liberty or property”? Or just refer to them as “real Americans.” There no more bias.
Sarah Palin takes on somebody with her Facebook post today, but I’m sure who. The entire post, written in third-person, basically tries to convince the reader Palin handled health care for Alaskans like the true maverick that she is.
Whenever I read anything by H.L. Mencken I always have a strong connection to who I think was Mencken. Of course, I have no idea what Mencken was really like, but his voice blares through his writing. It’s impossible for me to imagine him pulling any punches or faking it. yp85d9wb4z
The Media Research Center is a conservative non-profit organization founded in 1987 by L. Brent Bozell III. This dossier is a living document set to better understand this group, its members and its motives.
I’m following health care reform, the Blackwater/Erik Prince law suit and the war in Iraq.
Maintaining a thorough public record is vital to historians who might want to know the ignorant stuff we, and our leaders, talked about. To preserve the public record, I’ve documented all of the tweets available on Sarah Palin’s Twitter account as of Aug. 10, 2009
Sarah Palin accuses Obama of setting up a “death panel” on Friday. She’s calls the current health care plans “evil.” On Sunday she says that it’s important that the debate over health care be civilized. If Palin is a poker player, I bet she’s all-in on every hand.
These are the stories and books I read on Aug. 10, 2009.
Anyone who has taken a critical look at the American Revolution can clearly see that it was not a revolution. To be a revolution, a great shift in the power structure of the classes must occur. That didn’t happen in our “revolution” because the power struggle was not between different classes, but rather it was a fight for power among the powerful.
Blackwater founder Erik Prince is being sued in US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. His lawyer filed documents requesting that the plaintiffs’ lawyer zip it. Oh and he thinks The Nation sucks.
Privatization of the military has reached epic proportions and Blackwater Gate signals just one glaring problem with outsourcing wars to corporate america. If Obama doesn’t confront this problem, the consequences could be catestrophic for our democracy.
Read what Paul Krugman wrote today in his column “The Town Hall Mob,” and I’ll tell you why he’s wrong.
Erik Prince and his various companies such as Blackwater, Greystone Limited and others have been linked in court documents and other reporting to a shadow entity of the Catholic church that is allegedly using the “war on terror” as a conduit to wage a modern day “crusade” against Islam.
The defense contractor Blackwater, or whatever it’s called now, and its owner Erik Prince have been, or are now, accused of murder, tax evation and waging a crusade to rid the world of Muslims. While it’s not hard to President Bush being onboard with a plan like that – he always seemed to love a good holy war – why does President Obama continue to allow Blackwater to operate in Iraq?
Since the beginning, the rich and powerful have used the poor and lower-classes to protect their wealth and positions of power. We are seeing this play out in the health care debate today. People who could benefit from reform fight so hard to protect the interests of health insurance companies, Big Pharma and the politicians they carry around in their back pockets. Howard Zinn explains how this happened in his book “A People’s History of the United States.”
Are Americans really as dumb as we seem? Just look at what we care about: Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, shopping, shoes and taking a booze cruise. We are nation that embraces ignorance to our own detriment and we’re too stupid to see the error of ways.
I was only a five days old when Nixon‘s gang broke into the Watergate hotel in 1972. That was the same year of the Munich Massacre in which 11 Israeli Olympic athletes and coaches were murdered. It was also the same year John “Sonny” Wortzik and Salvatore Naturile tried to rob the Chase Manhattan Bank… Read more »