Tags: Obama!, presidential pardon, thanksgiving, video
President Obama today pardoned Courage, the turkey and sent him off to Disney Land. At this light-hearted ceremony the President took time out to remember and recognize the military and their families.
And in between enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner and snacks, give a read to this Thanksgiving reminder from Bitch PhD.
Tags: Federal Art Project, poster art, Vera Bock, Works Progress Administration, WPA
Tags: bullshit, Daniel Lipinski, death panels, health care, health care reform, Illinois, politics, Southtown Star, Tea Bag Patriots, Tea Baggers, video
The people in this video, the people who support Sarah Palin, hang on Glenn Beck’s and Rush Limbaugh’s every word would rather have corporate death panels decide who is “worthy” of living, and believe their money is better spent overpaying corporate bureaucrats.
Watch them laugh when one woman tells about how her daughter and unborn grandchild died a very painful and horrible death because they lacked health insurance.
To insurance companies, pregnancy is a pre-existing condition. The insurance company killed this woman’s daughter and grandchild. The “Tea Bag Patriots” are working hard to make sure that more Americans die and those who survive are left with devastated lives.
Pooling their hard-earned money and enjoying the security universal health care would provide to every American is to them a radical and dangerous idea.
If these “Tea Bag Patriots” are “real Americans,” I want no part of it.
Tags: 1789, France, labor movement, politics
Tags: death, military veterans, Veterans Day, war
This Veterans Day I will be remembering soldiers of conscience.
Tags: abortion, Bart Stupak, politics, women's rights
Bouphonia tells it like it is:
The idea that a woman must play second fiddle to a fetus, on the grounds that some enterprising sperm cell planted a man’s flag inside her — as though it were a submarine claiming drilling rights in the Arctic Circle — is scientifically illiterate, theologically dubious, ethically unworkable, and morally incoherent. And I’m sick unto death of the idea that the ever-so-precious tax dollars of these oh-so-sensitive control addicts mustn’t be spent on abortion. Especially since my equally strong feelings don’t entitle me to opt out of funding two grotesque wars, or detention centers and border fences for immigrants, or the state oppression of women and gays; or paying the salary of a reactionary fuckhead like Bart Stupak; or providing high-quality healthcare to politicians who refuse it to others.
Tags: Federal Art Project, poster art, Works Progress Administration, WPA
Tags: health care reform
There is a simple explanation for why American health care costs so much more than health care in any other country: because we pay so much more for each unit of care.
The short article has three very clear charts so you don’t even have to read the words, you can just look at the pictures.
Tags: Connecticut, douchebag, Facebook, health care reform, Joe Lieberman, politics
A group of individuals, coming together as one, to proclaim the undeniable (and scientifically verifiable) fact that Senator Joseph Isadore Lieberman is, in fact, a Grade A Douchebag.
If you agree, go join the Facebook group “Joe Lieberman Is A Douchebag.”
There are many reasons why Lieberman is a douche bag.
In addition to actively arguing in favor of invading Iraq, campaigning for John McCain and Sarah Palin and pledging to continue campaigning against Democrats and for Republicans, actively warmongering against Iran, Lieberman plans to vote against the health care bill because it contains a public option, stating that no reform is better than a bill which contains a public option. His principles are backed by millions of dollars in campaign donations from the private health care industry which employs his wife at a health care lobbying firm.
Back in 2003 he supported “the illegal political intervention in the private and legally protected decisions” in the Terri Schiavo feeding-tube dispute, and “he went out of his way to defend it. On national television.”
And let’s not forget that despite being chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Lieberman never saw fit to conduct a single hearing or investigation of the Bush administration yet held a hearing on October 22, 2009 “to explore the role of “czars” in the executive branch.”
And apparently “Holy Joe” only “supports the troops” when there is a Republican administration.
ADDITIONAL UPDATE: MoveOn.org is raising money “to make sure every voter in Connecticut knows what he’s doing. And then, when he comes up for re-election, we’ll make sure we send him home for good.” Donate to the Help Beat Joe Lieberman fund today!
FURTHER ADDITIONAL UPDATE: MoveOn.org had an initial goal of $400,000 but in a matter of days has raised over $1 million to defeat Lieberman.