Archive for September, 2009

Aetna Sit-In for Single Payer, Medicare for All, September 29, 2009

Easy answers to easty questions


Feed the Corrente hamsters


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Mobilization for health care for all

A broken health care system. Real reform in jeopardy. It’s time to turn the tide.

On September 29th in New York City, the Mobilization for Health Care for All is launching a national campaign of “Patients Not Profit” sit-ins at insurance company offices to demand an end to a system that profits by denying people care. We want the real “public option”: Medicare for All, a single payer plan that cuts out the profit and puts patients first.

Roman Polanski arrested

Polanski arrested in connection with rape charge

(CNN) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland on an arrest warrant issued 31 years ago in connection with a rape charge.

I had given up on justice ever being done in this case. Well done Obama.

Lawyers Guns and Money has an excellent take on this.
Ann Applebaum’s conflict of interest.
The Confluence weighs in.
Eugene Robinson

This isn’t about a genius who is being hounded for flouting society’s hidebound conventions. It’s about a rich and powerful man who used his fame and position to assault — in every sense, to violate — an innocent child.

I felt truly sick when I read this. Better. Much better.

Michelle Rhee, all publicity, all the time

Post Magazine Writer Tries to Figure Out D.C. Chancellor

Fisher spent part of five months reporting on Rhee. He was privy to her senior staff meetings, her meetings with parents, and question-and-answer sessions with teachers at schools.

If you were a parent, and you had a meeting with your school chancellor, would you want a reporter present? If is incredible how this callus woman uses children as stepping stones for her ambition.

This is no not funny

Rush Limbaugh participated in the Green Car Challenge on the Jay Leno Show. Rush drove an electric model of the Ford Focus. Jay instructed Rush that he would be penalized if he ran over Al Gore…

ha ha ha, assassinating politicians, what could be more hilarious. Can someone explain to me why we let Jeffrey Immelt an FCC license?

The Reclusive Leftist sever hamsters are hungry

Please send them some kibble.

Murdoch owns the National Geographic channel

911 review

Actually, some people are unaware that the NG Channel is majority controlled (67%) by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.[5] The National Geographic Society, publisher of the well-known magazine, was a minority partner in creation of the NG Channel, but does not have editorial control over what is produced there. Instead, the News Corporation controls the programming much like it controls Fox News.

That explains a lot.

Turn off Fox

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