Then And Now

7 09 2009

As usual TMW hits it on the head.

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Speaking Truth To Stupid

6 09 2009

John Harwood drops a hot steaming bag of truth at the doorstep of right wing provocateurs, lights it on fire, and rings the doorbell.

About fucking time someone called it like it is.





Town Hall Protesters vs Remote Area Medical Patients

16 08 2009

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Real Time’s Real Reporter Dana Gould makes a good contrast between the protesters with health care and the people who actually need health care.

Update: Here’s the link in case the video above isn’t working for you.  You’re welcome.





Changing Times And The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

12 08 2009

Alas, back in the reign of George Bush, he awarded the coveted Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.  Did he give it to a scientist or other great intellectual thinker?  No.  To someone who saved lives or helped find a cure for a horrible disease?  No.  To anyone of admirable irreproachable honor and integrity?  Fuck no.  He gave it to former CIA Director George J. Tenet, former Iraq administrator L. Paul Bremer III and retired Gen. Tommy Franks…because they were some of the leading douche bags that made his contemptibly ill conceived and criminally ineptly executed war in Iraq possible.

Steven Hawking could kick your ass with his mind

Steven Hawking could kick your ass with his mind

Compare, if you will, to the awarding of the same medal today by President Obama.  Among others this president gave the Presidential Medal of Freedom to world class theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu received a medal.  Geneticist Janet Davison Rowley, whose studies of chromosome abnormalities in human leukemia and lymphoma have led to dramatically improved survival rates for previously incurable cancers, was honored.  Also receiving a medal was economist Muhammad Yunus who founded the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983 to provide microloans to the poor.

Just a little different isn’t it?  It’s kinda nice to see someone with a little integrity in the White House again isn’t it?





Insurance Companies Know Single Payer Health Care Is The Real Answer

19 07 2009

With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients. Now, he speaks with Bill Moyers about how those companies are standing in the way of health care reform.

Call your Congress person and Senators and demand they stand up and do the right thing.  Also, do yourself a favor and watch Sicko here.  As the video above confirms, the insurance industry knows Moore hit this on on the head.  If you weren’t angry enough to call your representatives before, you will be.





Obama On Religion In The US

19 03 2009

I’m glad I voted for him.





Belief On The Decline?!

9 03 2009

Talk about a new era of hope!

Yeah right. And I suppose next you’re going to tell me that science is going to be championed in this country.

Holy crap! Whodathunk?!