Thursday, October 29, 2009

Democrats Suck Pt. 2

In the last minute, Jon Stewart nails why Democrats are incompetent gutless fools.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What You Can Do For Health Care Reform NOW

The most important thing at this stage any one can do is to remind crucial members in the Senate that the public option is what America wants, and to put pressure on them by letting them know that we are watching where they stand on it.

Forget Olympia Snowe, she's a lost cause. Here are the people you need to email, at least once, to tell them you want the public option and you want them to support it-

(It doesn't matter AT ALL if they are not from your state. In fact, that is the point. To let these Senators know that all of America is watching their stance on this issue.)

(Do not be afraid to do this!!! Every representative has their contact information posted on their site for a reason-they are suppose to hear from the people. That is how they know how to do their job.)

Senator Joe Lieberman (Connecticut)-

If you are only going to contact one person, make it Senator Lieberman. He is the only Independent in the Senate, and with his vote all the Democrats would need to do is secure all of the Democratic seat votes. Today, Lieberman said he would join the GOP in a filibuster against the public option. Tell him that is not acceptable and the American public demands the public option.

Senator Evan Bayh (Indiana)-

Senator Ben Nelson (Nebraska)-

We have to do this. The fate of the public option is in the hands of these Senators, and without pressure saying that America wants the PO and is watching, they will probably be cowards and be content to duck away from the fight. Don't let them weasel out of this.

If you are unsure of what to say or are just shy, feel free to copy this message (it applies to all of them), that I wrote, especially for you:

"Dear Senator,

I am writing to inform you of my support for the public option. America wants the public option in health care reform and is counting on you to do the right thing in supporting it."

Short, simple, and to the point. All that needs to be said.

Take action. Be involved. Shape history.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tea Parties, Dick Cheney, and the Public Option

Sorry it has been so long since the last update. I have been (and continue to be) sick.

Three major new blogs coming in the next week though. Stay tuned.

Until then, some thoughts on a host of issues-

Conservatives-Sorry, but it is not the 1700's anymore. We are not a thirteen state agricultural country. In a country as big as America, in this globalized world, we cannot afford to NOT have a strong federal government. (Full blog on this coming later).


Tea Parties=sensationalism. Why did the Tea Parties, and now the "Tea Parties 2", receive twice as much coverage as the gay rights march even though the movements had the same number of people? And, on top of that, the Tea Parties have been proven to be politically organized by former Republican legislators like Dick Armey.


In 2002 Dick Cheney said "The Taliban regime is out of commission [in Afghanistan], permanently." Obviously, this guy knows what he is talking about. /sarcasm. (This had to be right around the infamous "Mission Accomplished" scene...). Now, the Dick is chastising Obama for taking time to make a deliberate decision about sending more troops in to a war zone. Please, Mr. Penguin, shut the hell up.


60% of Americans want a public option. At least 53 Senators are behind it. The White House is behind it. Three different House Committees have passed bills with it. Fuck the obstructionist, this needs to get done. Do it, Harry Reid, do it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Jesus is a Liberal

In the 21st century, many see the Republican Party as the political arm of Christian faith. I find this odd, because I think the Democrats, the party which has historically been more involved in social justice and helping the least among us, are more in line with the teachings of the Bible. Many times in the Bible it says to “love thy neighbor”; a code Republicans tend to forget about if their neighbor is black, poor, or gay.

There is also a passage in the Bible that states “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven”. This philosophy seems to conflict with the Republican message of “Get a lot of money, to hell with everyone else”, or in the case of the majority of already rich Republicans, just “to hell with everyone else”.

Somehow I don’t think Jesus would find “They didn’t work hard enough” or “It’s mine!” a rightful response to people who are poor, sick, or in need. Jesus wouldn’t rationalize living in extreme posh and luxury while others are starving and homeless by saying “I deserve it better”. Jesus wouldn’t let millions get sick, go broke, and die because they have a “pre-existing condition” and can’t pay out of pocket for treatment.

So why is the Republican Party synonymous with Christian morals and belief? A lot of it stems from the issue of abortion. Most Christians are pro-life and for many this single issue dominates their political perception and persuasion. Gay marriage has also been a divisive issue as of late but mainly it comes from Republicans being better at playing the “I’m just like you!” political game. (This was Sarah Palin’s entire resume).

None of this explains how Jesus became Captain Capitalist to rural Republican voters. Many, for some inexplicable reason, think that the Bible advocates free market principles. It doesn’t; and for the record, neither does the constitution. The wide spread belief of both of these myths is actually just a testament to the political powers of Republicans like Karl Rove, a prominent force in the politicization of religion and using it in elections.

The GOP is at its core a political party, not a governing or legislative one. Typically, Republicans fair much better in sound clip wars and television ads than they do in substantive policy debates. The manner and effect in which they have framed the ideological debate, and more so how many people they have got to believe their story, is impressive in political terms. For many in the South and Mid-West, the Republican Party, free market ideals, and Christianity are one in the same while the inner city Democrats are a bunch of elite, godless, out of touch, communist monsters here to destroy America. There irony is that if Jesus was here today and he had a choice between helping the poor, impoverished and sick or supporting big business and their endless quest for higher profit, I know whose side he would be on.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Why We Need the Public Option

For just a minute, lets forget about the big, obvious reasons of why America needs a public option (like people losing their jobs, thus losing their health care they have through their employer, and going broke from being sick. Or people with serious medical conditions who can't receive coverage because of greedy insurance companies with small print loopholes about "pre-existing conditions" and "rare afflictions") and focus in on something not many sources have brought up:

With or without a public option, health reform will pass this year. Most politicians will say they support health reform (although the validity of some of their sentiment is in question, to say the least), some just say they will not support a public option. Part of any health reform will be an insurance mandate. This means you will HAVE to purchase some kind of health care. That's a good thing. Your health is the most important thing you have and there is a time in everybody's life when they will need health treatment.

Now, the public option is suppose to exist to provide an option to the lowest income families, but also to force the health insurance companies to be competitive and play fair. If health reform passes without a public option, we will all be forced to buy insurance plans from the same insurance companies that we are trying to reign in and reform. The same companies that have been raising premiums, denying coverage, and gouging people financially. Health reform without a public option will be rewarding them.

Why isn't that covered anywhere?

Tell your representatives you want REAL health reform-

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Is Not A Racist!!!

Rush says the fevered, uncompromising opposition he has to President Obama isn't based on race.

Here is Mr. Limbaugh's feelings on slavery:

"I mean, let's face it, we didn't have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: Slavery built the South. I'm not saying we should bring it back. I'm just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark."

and this is another pearl of wisdom on race from Rush:

" You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the assassin of Martin Luther King]."

The fact that this man dominates radio is, to say the least, disturbing. He is an unhinged, racist pig and the only thing as disgusting as his existence is that there are those out there who connect with his fascist, hate laced dribble.

White House > Insurance Companies

Today the White House responded sharply to insurance lobbyist's bogus claims:

AHIP CLAIM: Health reform will cause health care premiums to rise faster than they would under the current system.

REALITY: The Congressional Budget Office and other analysts confirm that the current Senate Finance Committee (SFC) health reform proposal will lower health care premiums in the exchange and make health insurance more affordable for families. AHIP’s study reaches its flawed conclusion for at least three reasons:

(read the three reasons on the White House website)-

Who Needs the Earth When You Got $?

The argument against cap and trade legislation is that companies have the right to rape the world we are going to inherit for their profits.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

GOP vs America

The three most vocal opponents of President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize were al-Qaeda, Iran, and Rush Limbaugh. What a winning team. Pretty telling Rush can agree with Osama Bin Laden before the President of the United States.

Rush says this is just evidence of a vast global left-wing conspiracy.

Yeah, having a dramatic positive impact on our international image, setting the withdraw from Iraq, working through combustible situations with Iran and North Korea without military incident, cooling our relations with Russia, working towards nuclear disarmament and peace in the Palestine area and building international support in diplomatic movements on Iran really isn't worth all that much I guess...

Not to mention being the first black President and inspiring people of every country, race, and creed around the globe.

Forget all that. Must of been his backroom leftist buddies!

Friday, October 9, 2009

President Obama For the Win

President Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize.

The Offical Nobel committee statement-

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”

“Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the United States is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.”

“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population,” the citation said.

“For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world’s leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama’s appeal that “Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.”

Republicans cheered when we lost the Olympics and booed when we won the Nobel Peace Prize. I guess country only comes first when they feel like it's theirs. Real patriotic.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Moore vs Hannity

The whole showdown. If this was a boxing match, it would of been stopped early.

TKO by Moore.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Politics of Spite -

"If Republicans think something might be good for the president, they’re against it — whether or not it’s good for America."

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Contact House Republican Leader John Boehner

House Republican Leader John Boehner says he has "yet to meet an American who wants the public option." (Which is pretty amazing since in polls a majority of HIS DISTRICT supports it). Write Rep. Boehner and tell him you support President Obama's health reform policies and the public option.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Capitalism: A Love Story

The new Michael Moore film, Capitalism: A Love Story is a must see. Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, Obamamaniac or Bushite, if you care at all about America (or people in general), you have to see this movie. It is profound, infuriating, and eye opening.

A message from Michael Moore on his website-

"...For those of you waiting till next week to see it, I can't say this strongly enough: Do not put off going to see "Capitalism: A Love Story." It is not just a movie. It is a referendum that is being closely watched by the CEOs of America. Let me tell you bluntly, the suits on Wall Street are closely watching to see how this movie does this weekend. So, too, are the members of Congress. If "Capitalism" has a huge opening, it will send shivers down their corporate spines, telling them loud and clear that the American people are mad as hell and are not into taking it any more. It will put all the bosses on notice that the vast Obama-voting majority has awoken from its silence and are out in full force.

But if the attendance is just "ok" or "so-so," then they will be relieved knowing that there is not a popular groundswell of opposition out there -- and then they can go about their business as usual. I'd like to send them a different message."

You can read the full article here-

GOP Celebrates America's Defeat

Roland Martin introducing some common sense.

"...So, to all the critics happy about us losing the 2016 games, turn in your flag lapel pins and stop boasting of being so patriotic. When an American city loses, like New York did in the the last go-round, we all lose. And all you critics are on the same level as the America haters all across the world.

You should be shouted down for not backing your own country. The next time any of you bang out a press release about "Buy American" or "Support our troops," remember this moment when your cynical, callous and small-minded brains happily rejoiced when America lost the 2016 Olympic Games."

Read the full article here-

Friday, October 2, 2009

Rep Grayson Stays at the Plate

"America is sick of you, Republican party, you are a lie factory, that is all you ever do."

Thanks to Brilliant at Breakfast for the video.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Democrats Suck

Sometimes I can almost connect with the Republican stereotype of trusting your talk show hosts first. Because legislators suck.

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Thank you, Jon Stewart

Also, a good one from Stephen Colbert-

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And this from the Huffington Post-

"An investigation conducted by the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics found that networks of lobbyist bundlers are funneling money to key members of Congress, including self-appointed health care reform leader Sen. Max Baucus.

Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, collected contributions from 37 bundlers -- outside lobbyists who collect contributions from others and direct money to a particular candidate -- representing Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), and 36 others representing drugmaker Amgen, from January 2007 to July 2009.

All together, Baucus received extra donations from 11 major health and insurance firms through 10 or more outside lobbyists, according to the Sunlight Foundation."

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