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Happy Birthday, Mr. Prez

August 4, 2009

  

birthday-cake

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But, extremism is ok…right?

August 3, 2009

Since Mr Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush. Read the rest of this entry »

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Best quote, maybe ever

August 1, 2009

“Why, in this country, is it always the religious right that won’t take anything on faith?” Bill Maher, 7/31/09

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Go to hell Blue Dogs

July 30, 2009

“We’re conservative Democrats. We want to save your money. We’re looking out for you: the little guy.” I was working on a post about Blue Dogs, when out of Google heaven, a precious piece of coal came forth.

Yeah, I’m pissed. Big time. So pass on by if my language upsets you. Frankly, I don’t care. You’ve been warned. Read the rest of this entry »

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A conservative speaks out against the Birthers movement

July 29, 2009

Nice find. Bill Pascoe helped in the Senate campaigns against Obama. First, with Jack Ryan, and then with Alan Keyes. This won’t shut the Birthers up, but it does show that there are sane people on both sides.

I’d prefer he be a little more to the left, but as it’s been pointed out to me time and again, it’s not all about me. (Are we sure about that?????)

Keyes, Birthers, Buckley & Birchers: Oh My!

“Dear Birthers: Stop! Sincerely, Serious Conservatives.”I’ve held fire for the last several months as I’ve watched the so-called “Birther” movement gain steam. At first it was amusing…It’s not amusing anymore. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obama haters: the new racism

July 29, 2009

Good to see that sane, rational-thinking people are addressing the bs that’s being put out there. Honestly, I don’t think that I’ve witnessed this kind of blatant racism in my lifetime. Eric Kleefeld lays it out. Beautifully.

Here (Go on, you know you want to.)

…So let’s take a look at some of those recent racially-charged attacks that have circulated against Obama, both right before and after the Gates incident. Read the rest of this entry »

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Canadian Health Care Facts

July 26, 2009

From a Canadian’s p-o-v.

Debunking Canandian Health Care Myths

After you read this, go read the entire article. For some folks, no amount of myth-busting will satisfy them. But, give this a try.

Myth: There are long waits for care, which compromise access to care.There are no waits for urgent or primary care in Canada. There are reasonable waits for most specialists’ care, and much longer waits for elective surgery. Yes, there are those instances where a patient can wait up to a month for radiation therapy for breast cancer or prostate cancer, for example. However, the wait has nothing to do with money per se, but everything to do with the lack of radiation therapists. Despite such waits, however, it is noteworthy that Canada boasts lower incident and mortality rates than the U.S. for all cancers combined, according to the U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group and the Canadian Cancer Society. Moreover, fewer Canadians (11.3 percent) than Americans (14.4 percent) admit unmet health care needs.