Archive for July, 2009

Susie says goodbye to her mom

A sad and funny story.

Why not write about your own state?


I have a hard time writing about the health care situation because, as John says, I’m not even sure what it’s about anymore. What’s the Obama administration pushing for? What do they want? What’s the bumper sticker you can take to the country, other than “health care reform.”

Right now it seems to be “maybe, kinda, sorta, better than what exists now. Somehow.”

There is a major single payer initiative right now in Pennsylvania. Why not write about that?

Why no bill is better than a bad bill

The Obama plan is about health insurance, not health care.

How to control health care costs

Pass a Canadian style single payer plan, such as HR 676. But progressive bloggers won’t tell you that. They won’t even fight for single payer in their own state.

Thanks, I think

Alt Hippo

Also, last Saturday I attended the first annual Roastacon, a celebration of all things not PUMA, and all things not PUMA Lite. By the way, DC Blogger your name (or really, your handle) came up at Roastacon, as the saving grace to an otherwise dismal state of affairs at the AOL (Anti-Obama Lexicologists).

I am glad people are reading my health care posts. For some of us Corrente Wire became a place of asylum during the 2008 primary. It was a place you could talk about anti-Hillary hate without slipping into racism. It reminds me of Eschaton in the summer of 2002.

Why so many women don’t trust Obama

US President Barack Obama has promised the Pope that he will try to reduce the number of abortions in the United States.

Why should the Pope have any say in American health care?

Jim Moran’s failure of leadership

Jim Moran: “The Votes Are Not There” For Public Option

Moran‘s office called back, and says Moran is opposed to a public plan until someone can tell him how we’re going to pay for it.  Moran voted for TARP I, TARP II, the $108 billion bailout of European banks and supplemental war funding and never asked how we were going to pay for it.  Sounds like a guy who sucked down $187 grand from lobbyists & lawyers last election cycle is looking for an excuse to book.

No deal is better than a bad deal.