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    Reich Left Out the Unspoken in the Reconciliation Process

    If push comes to shove .... Watch out what you ask for . . .On Friday, Robert Reich presented a good point when he stated: Why the Gang of Six is Deciding Health Care for Three Hundred Million of...
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    Imagine if a Healthy Ted Kennedy Were President

    (NOTE: This blog entry was inspired by a discussion on another blog castigating Ted Kennedy for failing to "get out of the way." Thanks, maggie!)Imagine if Ted Kennedy were President today in place of Barack Obama. How might these health care discussions...
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    THE SUNDAY QUIZ

      Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water. Yet for attacking the solid and the strong, nothing is better. It has no equal. The weak can overcome the strong. The supple can overcome the stiff. Under...
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    THE HAMMER OF JUSTICE

    Fame or self. Which matters more? Self or wealth. Which is more precious? Gain or loss. Which is more painful?   He who is attached to things will suffer much. He who saves will suffer heavy loss. A contented...

    A Crazy Plan, But It Just Might Work

    I've gone from cheerleading for health care reform ... to angry frustration with the Right's domination of the message war ... to deep disillusion at President Obama's lack of public conviction for the Public Option ... to blaming the Left...
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    The Cafe Recommend System is Getting Screwed

    I think Obey has said it best . . . No, but I do feel bad, didn't realize it was up there knocking serious posts off the front-page. There are three posts up with bizarre levels of 'undocumented' rec's......
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    Calling All Dems: Time for an Intervention

    We don't need a new party. We already have one of the historically great ones. This may cause some heads to snap, but we were the greatest when we were the most liberal. We lost whatever moral standing we had when we shut the door on being our brother's keeper and got in bed instead with the powermongers who would just as soon screw us as look at us.

    A LEMMINGS MARCH ON WASHINGTON

    I didn't see anyone else from TPM at the H-CAN rally June 25th in Washington. I did see lots of union people, but turnout still wasn't over 7,000, tops.Even so, I didn't mind being selected to attend Healthcare Now!'s rally...
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    VIRTUE

    All things arise from Tao They are nourished by Virtue They are formed from matter They are shaped by environment Thus the ten thousand things all respect Tao and honor virtue Respect of the Tao and honor of Virtue...
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    A "Progressive Conservative" telling an Ol' Duck About New Tricks?...

    Bear with me . . .The audacity to question another's life-long work for humanity ... The sub-thread starts here and this is it in it's entirety . . .__________________________________ The only way to lower costs permanently is to lower...
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    Obama Today: The Public Option is Still on the Table (Organizing For America Forum on Health Care on C-SPAN)

    Currently being broadcast live on C-SPANOrganizing For America Forum on Health CareThe rebroadcast can be found here if you miss the President's presentation:Presidential Remarks to Organizing for America Forum (Archived)This must be seen. Please recommend to allow everyone time...
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    PRESCIENCE

    Without going outside, you may know the whole worldWithout Looking through the window, you may see the ways of heavenThe farther you go, the less you knowThus the sage knows without traveling;He sees without looking;He works without doing.Tao Te Ching...

    LISTEN TONIGHT: Bachman, DeMint in Overdrive! Join the fun at 8pm Eastern!

    I probably won't be able to listen in to this one, but it may be more fun than Obama and the religious leaders was yesterday.  I'm hoping that some of you guys may be able to pull some great quotes...

    IMPORTANT Update: March on Washington

    Don't make plans just yet for the March on Washington for Health Care. The date is in flux because of a conflict with people's schedules. Robert Reich had suggested Sept. 13 as the date of the march, but unions such...
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    Cutting Medicare Benefits? "THAT IS - AGAIN - SIMPLY NOT TRUE." (Direct Audio Feed Included)

    Those are the words of the President . . .With kudos to AZPaul who posted this heads-up at his Cafe blog.The following is from faithforhealth.org/Wednesday, August 19, an estimated 140,000 people of faith gathered on a historic national conference...
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    The Morality and the Reality of Public Health Care - Ed Schultz Hits it Out of the Park

    How is it that we've rewarded those hateful charlatans with fame and fortune while effectively shunning those who actually minister to real people with real problems? Maybe now that change is in the air, now that unprecedented numbers of our citizens need an unprecedented amount of help, we'll look to the real churches for real help.

    LISTEN NOW: Obama just spoke to thousands of religious people in favor of health insurance reform

    Not sure how many of you caught this, but Pres. Obama just spoke (8/19, 2:30pm MST) to a conference call of an ad hoc group/coalition called Faith for Health/40 Days for Health Reform.  He spoke for seven minutes, 30 minutes...
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    Physician, Heal Thyself: Where The Hell Is The Left?

    As a disclaimer, I am one of those laid-off people who worked hard and played by the rules.  I have no health care.  I am a diabetic.  I had no health care when I did work last.  The last time I did have...

    My op-ed in the Post-Dispatch today

    People who failed to turn fear and loathing into winning campaign issues did not go gently into that good November night. They're back with new lies, new conspiracy theories and a desperate bid to gut the election results. Last year,...
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    I. F. STONE AND ROBERT NOVAK

    After a bitter quarrel, some resentment must remain. What can one do about it? Therefore the sage, keeps his half of the bargain. But does not exact his due A man of virtue performs his part. But a man...

    MAKE A RACKET: March on Washington, Sept. 13

    Robert Reich has called for a march on Washington to support health care reform--specifically a public option and other reforms sought by liberals. Read Politico's live chat-in yesterday with Reich here."First step," Reich wrote in response to a question from...

    The soothing opiate of patience

    "Patience," we are told, as if we were children pestering an adult for candy. As if health care reform is some petty treat easily dispensed at will. As if we actually have more time than necessary and sitting still will...
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    A FOOL'S ERRAND

      Everyone under heaven believes my Tao is great and beyond compare Because it is great, it seems different If it were not different, it would have vanished long ago.   I have three treasures which I keep. The...

    Oh, please, let's all be nice and let the president squander our best chance for health care reform

    Change is hard. Ask an alcoholic or a congressman.Some otherwise good eggs here have advocated that we step back, suck our thumbs and let President Obama handle all this unpleasant bickering over health care reform. As if all we have...
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    This is a link to Democracy for America to "thank our health care heroes."

     Darcy Burner, John Aravosis, Jane Hamsher, Howie Klein, et.al. have created simple ways to thank the Progressive Caucus members en masse.   John Aravosis  has dubbed the effort "Carrots, Not Sticks.":  http://www.democracyforamerica.com/activities/181   Howie Klein also created "Take the Pledge" at...

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