How to push the Senate to a public option

    The battle for health care reform will be fought in the Senate. With too few resources at hand to push the entire Senate into supporting health care, we have to carefully target our efforts.Dr. Howard Dean's site lists 37 senators...
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    Different Party, Same Crap...Whodathunk?

    I can't begin to tell you how heartsick, frustrated and downright pissed I am over the wussy behavior of the Democratic Party. I switched parties to show the Republicans how pissed off I was that they screwed the country for...

    War

    No tanks blockade our nation's Capitol.No militia beats our citizens.No leaders of health care reform have been rounded up for summary execution or long sentences in gulags.In recent years, we have borne witness to the unquenchable yearning for freedom and...
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    Newt is (gasp) right about _anything_?

    As it turns out (and I may have to shower after typing this), he is! Our dear friend Newtie the Gingrich has very enlightened views (at least in the abstract) about prison reform.  I did a quick Google to see...
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    Progressivism Gone Awry? The Price of Ballot Secrecy.

        There was no right to a secret ballot; having been sworn in, the voter simply called out his choices to the election clerks who sit on the porch behind the judge tallying the vote. Each clerk has a pollbook...
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    THOSE WERE THE DAYS

      F.decorate(_ge('photo_notes'), F._photo_notes).notes_go_go_go(3579161528, 'http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/3579161528_2a32a30cfb_t.jpg', '3.1444'); "Mr. Madoff is 71 years old, your Honor. Based upon his health, which is in the PSR, his family history, his life expectancy, that is why we ask for a sentence of 12 years, just...

    A funny thing happened on the way to reform

    In medicine, the Golden Hour is the short window of time in which to save a patient or, at least, to apply treatment for the best possible outcome. The Golden Hour of health care reform is upon us. What you...
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    "Health Reform" Proposals in Congress: No Connection to Reality The Time for Single Payer is NOW!

    Why are we even discussing the "Public Option" that our President has proposed and that is being ground to dust by the likes of Max Baucus and other DINO's in Congress?  Yes, the public option provides for at least the...
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    Progressivism Gone Awry? A few speculations.

    I've told you how I got rich by honest graft. Now, let me tell you that most politicians who are accused of robbin' the city get rich the same way.  They didn't steal a dollar from the city treasury....
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    A Perfect Day

    There is a delightful movie starring Stan & Ollie called: The Perfect Day. (1929) Stanley & Ollie have been working all day to prepare their food so that they might go on a family picnic. They enter their car...
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    Cold Hard Facts: Health Care Reform and the Federal Budget

    This was released June 16, 2009.Has anyone else seen this reported in the news?Please help others who may not have seen this info by promulgating this by recommending this post. Thanks in advance if you do.- - - - -...
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    Yet ANOTHER Health Care public service announcement.

    I'm really beginning to see this as an example of a new technique of governing...  I've written a bit about my (limited) understanding of how Community Organizers work, and I've speculated that Obama might be trying to craft a new...
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    CASTE WARFARE

    Where is the money going to come from? ask the repubs when presented with health care legislation. Where is the money going to come from? ask the repubs when presented with new education legislation. Where is the money going...
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    Michael Jackson and America's Superstardom

    BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE Michael Jackson and America's Superstardom I greatly admired Michael Jackson. I admire anyone who's the very best at what they do, and Michael Jackson was definitely that. I remember when I first heard...
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    Dadaism: The Answer to Republicanism

    Jean Arp, where are you when we need you most? Joe the plumber shows up again this week. But he's still a star in conservative circles -- and still saying some odd, hostile things. At an event Thursday for...
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    Health Care Public Service Announcement -- It's Time!

    This Wednesday, the President will hold a town-hall on Health Care  and the White House is asking for input.  To learn more about how to submit a question, read here.This is it, boys and girls!  Time to put up or shut up!...
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    Popular Music and Being Jewish

    There are so many things to write about this week, how government that is not responsive to the people it serves is not only useless, but destructive (that means you Senator Reid and Speaker Pelosi---the public wants national health care...
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    The Republicans Have Figured Out What To Do About Their Scandalous Behavior!

    Seriously, folks, there is a real discussion going on in the Party of Family Values about what they need to do about all these pols among them who just can't behave.  Are they going to have prayer meetings to help...
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    Health Statistics > Physicians > per 1,000 people (most recent) by country

    Health Statistics > Physicians > per 1,000 people (most recent) by country VIEW DATA:   Totals   Definition     Source      Printable version      Rank   Countries  Amount  Date   # 1   San Marino: 47.35 per 1,000 people   1990 ...
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    THE TRULY ANCIENT ONES

    We really know so little about the ancients. I mean the real ancients. You will oft times hear of the 'missing link'. That is so 19th century. Silly really. I mean Homo Erectus arose, so to speak, amidst several...
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    How About Some K-Y With Your Health Insurance Coverage ... (..if you can afford insurance that is...)

    For your general information . . .   Testimony of Wendell Potter Philadelphia, PA   Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation   June 24, 2009 Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to be here...
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    ABC News Fact Check: The Truth Behind Obama's Health Care Plan

    Fact Check: The Truth Behind Obama's Health Care PlanFact or Fiction? Decoding the President's Prescription for American Health Care By RICK KLEIN, BRET HOVELL and Z. BYRON WOLFJune 25, 2009 President Obama took his health care reform plan to the...
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    Chamber of Commerce vs. Labor Unions: Guess who Wins?

    Labor is the great producer of wealth: it moves all other causes. Congressman Daniel Webster, 4/2/1824 With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization that ever existed. They have done more for decency,...
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    Health Care for All Report : Increase in cost of insurance as share of median income from 2006 to 2016

    For your general information . . .From: Health Care For America Now!June 23rd, 2009Skyrocketing premiums and out-of-pocket medical costs are battering family budgets, eroding U.S. competitiveness in the global economy and threatening the American standard of living, once the...
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    INTO THE BERESHIT: The Search for Nuclear Power

    Why take the time for bible studies? Well for me it is easy, I have no life. But for others who do have a life, think about this: A 2005 poll suggested that 63% of Americans believe that every...

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