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Beyond Stupidity: Republican Avarice In the Health Care Debate

August 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Beyond Stupidity: Republican Avarice In the Health Care Debate · Health Care, Politics

Suddenly, everyone has a point of view. Everyone is an authority on health care, Communism, Homeland Security, the Economy and Socialism. People with no education and certainly no experience suddenly are experts. These rabid anti-health-reform advocates run out to town halls, fortified with everything they need to argue their points….except, of course, knowledge, understanding, compassion […]

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The State of American Monopolistic Media

August 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on The State of American Monopolistic Media · Media, Politics

Do you wonder why you only see the typical kind of “he-said, she-said” commentary–and news, too–that calls for some flack on one side of an isssue to respond to the flack on the other side of the issue? Do you wonder why Bill O’Reilly slams Keith Olbermann on tv and then Keith Olbermann slams Bill […]

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Health Care Reform Needs a Public Option. The Public Needs to Call Senators.

August 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Health Care Reform Needs a Public Option. The Public Needs to Call Senators. · Health Care, Politics

Who is going to vote for the Public Option, and who isn’t? That is the question. Everyone who supports health care reform says that, without a public option health care reform will not reduce costs. That means it will be worthless. The key to universal health care and better, reliable health care is to reduce […]

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More Republican Myths About Health Care Reform

August 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on More Republican Myths About Health Care Reform · Health Care, Politics

The Republicans in Congress and their allies–people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, and Ann Coulter–and countless people hired by FreedomWorks and the Heritage Foundation and others to attend rallies and try to disrupt free speech, and yet others whose job it is to send out massive mailings to scare senior citizens are all […]

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Republicans Create Phony “Seniors’ Bill of Rights” But No Health Care Plan.

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off on Republicans Create Phony “Seniors’ Bill of Rights” But No Health Care Plan. · Health Care, Politics

The Republican Party has no health care plan. They held back on producing it because they wanted to try to stall the process.  Now that they see that the Democrats are not going to wait forever, the Republicans have come out with this little public relations gimmick called The Seniors’ Health Care Bill Of Rights. […]

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Obama Stimulus Is Succeeding In Spite of Republican Claims and Obstruction

August 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Obama Stimulus Is Succeeding In Spite of Republican Claims and Obstruction · Economics, Politics

A note on the economy. The Obama stimulus programs, including cash for clunkers are working. It must seem as if there is no end to our haranguing the Republicans. But the truth demands it. The fact is that the Republicans are lacking in any sense of responsibility to the American People. Once again, instead of […]

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Where Is the Republican Bipartisanship on Health Care Reform?

August 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Health Care, Politics

President Obama made one of the principles of his administration to bring Washington back into a bipartisan mode of operation. While the public did ask that there be less sturm und drangin Washington, few people would expect any President to continue to see partisanship when it became impossible to get even one vote from Republicans. […]

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Health Insurance Industry Attempts to Kill Citizen Health Plan

August 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Health Insurance Industry Attempts to Kill Citizen Health Plan · Culture, Health Care, Politics

Where are we on health care? Over 75% of Americans have said repeatedly that they want health care. The Obama Campaign responded by promising those who have been denied insurance, who have been rejected or those who have had such massive bills that they cannot pay that he would do his best to reform the […]

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Is it Time for a New Media Doctrine? Break Up Media Concentration.

August 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Is it Time for a New Media Doctrine? Break Up Media Concentration. · Culture, Media, Politics

After a particularly uncivil piece on your opposition, people who have been creating havoc instead of reasonable discourse on serious matters affecting the American people, it may be a good time to step back and go into the reasons why we need some guiding hand over the entire media spectrum. In other words, a new […]

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Republican Town Hall Mobs…Concerned Citizens or American Taliban?

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Republican Town Hall Mobs…Concerned Citizens or American Taliban? · Culture, Media, Politics

It is time that we face a significant fact. There are a lot of people in this country who, while they believe that they are patriotic Americans, are in fact obstructive, bitter, unhappy people. These people who apparently have no where to go, nothing important to do. When we see the signs and the comments […]

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Obama’s Health Care Plan is Simple: Affordable, Reliable, Health Insurance.

August 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on Obama’s Health Care Plan is Simple: Affordable, Reliable, Health Insurance. · Health Care, Politics

Although Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Ann Coulter may tell you that health insurance companies can do the job much better, offer cheap health insurance, offer guarantees….the answer is simple…look at what they’ve done so far and look at what they are doing now. Why should you believe health insurance companies who have cheated you […]

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We Need a New Fairness Doctrine.

August 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on We Need a New Fairness Doctrine. · Media, Politics

It is time for a return to the glorious days of old time radio. When men were men and women were glad of it. When heros leaped tall buildings at a single bound and ventriloquists made us laugh even though we couldn’t see their dummies. Now, thanks to podcasting, we see the dummies but they […]

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The Facts on Health Care Reform. Fact One: No Public Option = No Reform.

August 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Facts on Health Care Reform. Fact One: No Public Option = No Reform. · Health Care, Politics

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican and you are sincere about health care, we will offer the most honest, most factual understanding of the issue that we can find. If you like it, you will be happy about health care reform. If you do not like it you will dislike health care reform. […]

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Why Health Care Bill Will Pass, Despite Desperate GOP Town Hall Mobs.

August 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Health Care, Politics

The health care reform fight is over. The Democrats have won, and the People have won. The votes in both the House and the Senate are there. But there will be two outcomes. The first is the final vote in Congress and signature of the President. The second is the vote in 2010. Anyone who […]

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American Ignorance and Republican Arrogance

August 13th, 2009 · Comments Off on American Ignorance and Republican Arrogance · Culture, Education, Health Care, Politics

Mobs of people, stirred up by lies, are attending town halls on health care reform. The town halls are being held, by and large, by Democratic members of the House and Senate. The biggest reason is to bring out the facts about the health care reform bill that Congress and the President are building for […]

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