Monday, August 31, 2009
…Admits to being the problem
The Republican Senator from Oklahoma was in Northwest Arkansas last week at a town hall meeting. Like all his recent town halls, he ranted against our country’s government. He claims government is isn’t the solution to problems, it is the problem itself. He says government isn’t to be trusted. He thinks those in the government are incompetent, unreliable and less than trustworthy.
If we trust that the Senator knows what he’s talking about and is being truthful, why should we listen to him at all? We shouldn’t.
As a Senator, he’s part of the government. By his own thinking on it, Senator Coburn is the problem, not the solution.
Monday, August 24, 2009
...Is In Boston, Massachusetts
Why do Teabaggers and other idiotic right-wingers hate America, Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin and Puritans? Ah, ok. It's because of 'socialism'.
"The first public school in America was established by Puritan settlers in 1635 in the home of Schoolmaster Philemon Pormont and was later moved to School Street. Boys from various socio-economic backgrounds attended Boston Latin School until 1972 when girls were also accepted.
A portrait statue of Benjamin Franklin overlooks the former site of Boston Latin School which Franklin, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock once attended. Franklin's place of birth was just one block away on Milk Street, across from the Old South Meeting House.
The Boston Latin School is now located in Boston's Fenway neighborhood."
Reference: City of Boston
Cartoon courtesy Nick Anderson Houston Chronicle
…Revealing the idiocy of Teabaggers and the GOP on ‘socialized’ services
A friend of mine forwarded this Facebook site. If you don’t get the point, you’re probably a Teabagger and/or a member of the GOP. It plainly illustrates the idiocy of the obstructionist, anti-Obama movement’s wrong-headed philosophy that ‘socialized services’ are too expensive to be of value. It is a short-sighted, ill-conceived, hateful position. As this Facebook posting makes clear, we already have and enjoy many ‘government run socialized services’—military, police, and fire department services, to name just a few. Teabaggers and other ill-informed bleaters would have us dismantle our current government services for private company contracts. I don’t know about you but I do not want to trade our police, fire and military with the likes of private mega-corporate criminals like Halliburton and the old and murderous Blackwater (Xi).
Here’s the Facebook posting:
1 Million Strong Against our SOCIALIST Fire Departments
Name: 1 Million Strong Against our SOCIALIST Fire Departments
Type: Organizations - Community Organizations
Description: For too long now, fire departments across the United States have been socialist organizations, resulting in taxes on the American people.
FACT: Most Americans never use the socialized services of the fire department. The Obama administration has been very clear about keeping the status quo when it comes to taxpayer-funded fire departments.
It is time to open the fire department up to private industry. We have the best fire departments in the world in the US, but that doesn't mean that anyone (even non-US citizens) should be able to dial up and have fires put out, etc. There are private companies (Halliburton, Etc.) who could step in tomorrow and take over every fire department in America and charge the consumer directly.
This is AMERICA. NO FREE FIRE SAFETY.
"Better DEAD than fire truck RED."
Please tell everyone you know about this group!
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Currently there are NO FD's that operate a pay-to-play scenario. We are going to change that with our town hall meetings nationwide in Late September.
Stop these "Government Redtrucks" from infringing on the rights of PRIVATE companies who can do it cheaper, and only for those who can afford it.
ANNOUNCEMENT TO COME SOON ABOUT OUR TOWN HALL MEETING AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2009 IN LOS ANGELES.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
...We Already Have Them
One side supports viable healthcare reform to make life better for all our country's citizens. The other side opposes anything that 'increases our country's debt' except and unless it involves waging war, murdering people by the hundreds of thousands and stealing other countries resources to fatten the coffers of big oil and the military-industrial complex corporations and their cronies. That 'other side' also doesn't mind that we've lost over 4,500 brave men and women in uniform at a cost in Iraq alone that would have paid for universal healthcare.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
…The Best Cure For Lies
Notice to Tea Bag Patriots and all those yelling, screaming, crying people at town hall meetings:
You are being lied to, used and laughed at and it hurts to watch. It’s painful to see people abused in this manner. Please wake up. They are scaring you with straw men, boogey men, red herrings and outright lies. There is no death panel. There is no euthanasia clause. Medical insurance company bureaucrats already come between you and your doctor. Your insurance company can drop you anytime they want. Insurance companies can and do refuse coverage of people with pre-existing conditions because it isn’t profitable for them. They can and do often refuse service anytime they want even if you’ve paid your premiums. Insurance companies already often refuse medical service even if you or a loved one is nearing the end of life and even if your doctor thinks you need that service. Families are losing their homes and their life savings when catastrophic health issues strike.
The healthcare status quo in this country needs to go.
We need reform; meaningful, thoughtful reform. We can’t get there without informed people having a civil dialogue about the facts. Read the proposed bills and plans; discuss them with your elected political representatives, friends, and neighbors. The people on radio and television and elsewhere using scare tactics against you do not have your best interest at heart. They have one goal: keep the huge profits flowing for themselves and their mega-corporation owners under the current healthcare system. They are using you.
Monday, August 10, 2009
…Adjustable Focus Eyeglasses
A doctor has created and is now marketing and selling a mechanically adjustable focus eyeglass that may replace the numerous versions many of us must have for reading, computer work, driving and distant vision needs.
He says they are better than other glasses…and they make an intriguing fashion statement: a bit of ‘Harry Potter’ with a dash of ‘Revenge of the Nerds.’ New York Times article
The marvel of science and human invention never ceases to amaze.
…Injured Teabagger Begs For Healthcare Money
The good news is many of the town hall meetings with citizens, Congresspersons and Senators across this nation are conducted in a respectful, civil manner but, sadly, this is not always the case.
Rude, uncivil behavior at a town hall meeting in Kansas led to a man being injured in an altercation. This was bound to happen eventually. It will likely be repeated again and again, with possibly worse consequences next time as Teabaggers and others seek to disrupt town hall meetings across this nation; pretending they are part of some ‘grass-roots’ protest movement when all the while the truth is something else. That ‘something else’ is an organized, well-oiled (by that I mean lots of money) plan from right-wing conservative groups seeking to disrupt, stall and eventually kill any meaningful healthcare reform. Sponsoring and contributing organizations include both FreedomWorks (read: Freedom for the rich and their mega-corporate sponsors) and Americans For Prosperity (read: rich Americans for their own Prosperity), radio’s gas-bag hate-mongering tycoon of buffoonery and Fox News Channel (read: informational propaganda for the mentally and emotionally ill). Tagging along behind them like good little drones are members of the ill-informed, easily manipulated, naive Tea Party Patriots. The agenda for leaders of these groups, their stated goal, is to bring political harm to the President of the United States. If you believe their rhetoric and published works, it is obvious; they care only about scoring cheap political points. Their petty goals trump all other considerations. The organizers and sponsors are neither patriotic nor interested in civil participation in our democratic system of government. In short, I don’t believe they have any concern for the plight of the average American, let alone the estimated 40 million + who have no healthcare.
Actions speak louder than words and their actions to thwart intelligent, effective and civil town hall meetings illustrate they care not one bit about the citizens of the United States. At the very minimum, this type of behavior minimizes the sincere concerns of Americans. Many well-meaning citizens, conservative, liberal, moderates and all the rest attend these town hall meetings in hopes of having a civil, two-way conversation concerning the important subject of meaningful healthcare reform. They are being cheated of this opportunity when the screaming and shouting of mob rule takes over.
It is unfortunate this person got hurt at all at the town hall meeting; the story made all the worse since it is reported he has no healthcare coverage and is asking for donations to cover his medical costs.
A not so funny and sad irony on the spectacle and political circus of the bitter pill of mob rule attempting to thwart meaningful healthcare reform. Kansas City
Saturday, August 8, 2009
…Embarrassing Group Of Hypocrites
I have to admit I’m disappointed and upset with Blue Dog Democrats in general and specifically with my
Thursday, August 6, 2009
…Poisons The Healthcare Debate
What do you get when you mix a failing political party with no integrity, mega-corporations fearing a loss of obscene healthcare and health insurance profits and group of ignorant, unintelligent, ill-informed
You get lies, deceit, distortion, hatred, mistrust and a disruption of the democratic process by mob rule.
Mix it, shake it, stir it and pour it down our throats. Let’s all drink to the death of rational discussion relating to important issues. Gross profits, crass political points and media ratings mean more than any silly ideas like truth and democracy, don’t they?