Saturday, November 28, 2009

Another Call Out

White House response to Charles Krauthammer's article in the Washington Post:
I've never thought highly of Krauthammer or his illogical observations, so the article is not such a surprise. Besides, he commentates for Fixed News. That says it all.

Witty Thanks

This is very funny but also very accurate:
My first laugh-out-loud reason was: "We're (not) thankful Dick Cheney has elected to move from his undisclosed location to the media spotlight."

Happy Holidays…

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Church & State

In a perfect world, religion has no place in politics:
Patrick Kennedy has been barred from receiving communion at a central Rhode Island Catholic church by its bishop because he supports abortion rights. However, Kennedy can receive communion elsewhere (re: in another state).

I was born and raised Catholic, but do not agree with the Church's position on abortion. (See my post Pro Choice from 04/22/09). No religious body or individual has the right to direct another person's medical choices, plain and simple.

People who claim to be against abortion are given the right to their own views, so please return the favor.

Cloture Vote

Finally, the Senate makes a bit of progress:
Mind you, this is just a vote to debate healthcare legislation, not an actual vote on the legislation itself.

To see how your own senator voted on the issue, have a look at the MSNBC map below:

I don't understand why the right-wing objects to a mere debate on healthcare. Trying to send a message, are they? The only point I receive from their stupidity is they will object to any and all Obama-related legislation even as it hurts their constituents.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Is this man completely out of his mind?

I certainly did not intend to go on about this windbag of a loser, but can anyone honestly imagine the words "Senator or President Dobbs"? Good God!

However, importunate nuts from the right-wing might just be stupid enough to take Dobbs' delusional rhetoric to another level.

That's okay, though, as the more Limbaugh-Beck-Cheney-Palin types they throw into the mix, the better for the Democratic Party.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Healthcare Notes

The program Sick Around the World is a real eye-opener for those who still have doubts about healthcare reform in the United States.

From Frontline/PBS:

In Sick Around the World, FRONTLINE teams up with veteran Washington Post foreign correspondent T.R. Reid to find out how five other capitalist democracies - the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland - deliver health care, and what the United States might learn from their successes and their failures.

Another illuminating phenomenon is the National Association of Free Clinics program that took place over the weekend in New Orleans, to be followed by stops in Little Rock (11/21/09) and Kansas City.

The long lines of hundreds and thousands desperate for medical attention are just more examples that demonstrate the need for universal healthcare in this country.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dobbs Be Gone

Oh boo hoo: Longtime anchor Lou Dobbs leaving CNN.

I doubt anyone believes the claptrap that Dobbs chose to leave CNN without a prod from the top. He was probably not given a choice in the matter, but considering he was at CNN for such a long time they more than likely allowed him to "leave" before his contract expired in order to save face.

A bloody liar and hypocrite to the bitter end…

POSTSCRIPT 11/16/09: Dobbs says CNN departure was amicable and CNN paid Lou Dobbs $8 million to quit.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I couldn't have said it better myself:

"I got mine, you get yours" seems to be the creed by which today's Republican Party operates. And, it is this Republican Party that has opposed every initiative, every policy and every program President Obama has proposed since assuming office in January.

The paragraph was included in an e-mail newsletter from Rhode Island representative Patrick Kennedy via the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Please Read!

Will the people brainwashed by GOP propaganda PLEASE read this?
Please, please read it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bits & Pieces

I can't believe so much time has passed since I last posted, but I've been rather busy. Besides, the political news – especially coming from the right – has been consistently redundant and nothing to write home about.

However, these headlines at Think Progress caught my eye this morning:
I recall seeing Ohio representative John Boehner on television recently, wielding the 1,000-page-plus Democratic healthcare plan as if to imply it was impossible to decipher because of its size.

To begin with, the healthcare issue is complicated and requires great attention to detail. Second, isn't that the job Boehner and his right-wing cohorts were elected to do – craft legislation to meet the needs of the American people? Does he have something better to do? Perhaps actual work-time might cut into his allocation at the press podium, where he continually spouts nonsense rhetoric?

So it stands to reason that the GOP's alternative healthcare plan "will not prevent insurance providers from barring clients based on preexisting conditions."

And another headline:
God forbid we should benefit from a healthcare system that treats everyone, and not just the privileged few. If everyone were to vote Democratic, cutting loose a bunch of useless GOP representatives and senators would not be such a great loss.

Perhaps the prospect of losing their own premium healthcare coverage and having to look for a real job might make them think twice about their actions in the future.