Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 11:44am
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 11:04am
Yes, of course.
What possible reason than racism could there be for not voting for Obama?
NOTE This has also been another edition of The Press Has Already Called It. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 10:55am
Losers, under the bus, in Olathe, KS. Can you say "under-class"?
Carol Hammer, 65, is unable to work and lives on a fixed income. She has no car. She has limited minutes on her phone. She relies on donated canned good for meals and neighbors for interaction. By the time the final week of the month comes around, Hammer eats popcorn for meals, she said.
"It used to be that if I wanted something I'd go out and buy it– now I sit and dream about it," Hammer said. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 10:40am
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 10:25am
The latest MoveOn mailing:
Dear MoveOn member,
America needs Barack Obama. But a new president alone cannot fix what ails America.
Especially if he continues to praise and facilitate the policies — and use the rhetorical frames — that have harmed us.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 10:09am
This was a new one on me, from 007 actor Daniel Craig:
“Obama would be the better Bond [than McCain] because — if he’s true to his word — he’d be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe-to-toe with them.”
Can't you see it now?
Faced with destroyers of the Constitution and thieves who covet our Treasury, he seduces us with honeyed words (a good name for a "Bond Girl," BTW) into ending our partisan bickering with creepy crypto-overlords who maintain private armies on volcanic islands. (His Hawaiian background and experience with Axelrod might provide him with special training in these matters. Give him a license to equivocate, and watch out!) Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 12:13am
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 11:52pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 10:57pm
Private health insurance in Mass. not living up to hype
The critics point out a number of worrisome signs. First, the part of the plan that is supposed to get those who supposedly can afford insurance to pony up, is failing -- mainly because the cost of the private coverage is so high. The doctors note the lowest-cost plan for a couple in their 50s costs $8,200 annually and includes a $2,000 per person deductible.
Big money to insurers
Meanwhile, the private insurers are making out like bandits. Blue Cross, as the state's largest insurer, supposedly is acquiring a surplus of more than $1 million each day. It was able to pay its outgoing CEO a $16.4 million retirement bonus. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 5:51pm
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 4:02pm
In his recent NPR interview. He's "fairly terrified."
And that's why I'm so happy that Obama was in there fighting, working the phones to get the big banks the trillion they needed with the Bush + Reid + Pelosi + Obama + Paulson bill.
Because it shows he's willing to help. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 2:25pm
Submitted by vastleft on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 2:07pm
Submitted by vastleft on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 1:15pm
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 11:50am
Via email, from HCAN's latest mailer:
We are not going to allow our health care system get deregulated to the point that our banking system did.
Forget the illiteracy, what on earth does "to the point that our banking system did" mean? I don't want to tinker round the edges of a system that's killing people with better regulations; I want do what every other civilized country does, and make health care a universal, human right. Read below the fold...