How do we know that we are making progress? Op-eds that demonize single payer. They would not place these articles if they didn't think that they needed them.
Paul Hsieh has a fear mongering article in the Christian Science Monitor. Do we all understand why the Christian Science Monitor is not a good source on anything connected to health care?
Sedalia, Colo. - Imagine a country where the government regularly checks the waistlines of citizens over age 40. Anyone deemed too fat would be required to undergo diet counseling. Those who fail to lose sufficient weight could face further "reeducation" and their communities subject to stiff fines.
Is this some nightmarish dystopia?Read below the fold...
It seems that the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), designed and passed to protect children from unsafe toys and clothing, may also have the unintended result of seriously reducing or even closing some thrift stores and children retailers. To quote the Times' article: Read below the fold...
1. The new CBO budget and economic outlook is out. Above is its forecast for the GDP gap — the hole stimulus has to fill. I’d guess that the CBO estimate, which has unemployment averaging 8.3 percent in 2009 and 9 percent in 2010, is actually too optimistic (see 3, below), but even so it puts the Obama plan in perspective: a 3% of GDP plan, with a significant share going to ineffective tax cuts, to fill an 8% or more gap.Read below the fold...
Another thumb in the eye from Der Decider.
The President [sic] intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council:
Elliot Abrams, of Virginia, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
Joshua B. Bolten, of the District of Columbia, for a five-year term beginning 01/16/09;
Alan I. Casden, of California, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring 01/15/11;Read below the fold...
If you live in California and are a Republican, attend church at least once a week, hold socially conservative views, and are 65-years-old or older, you most likely voted "Yes" on Proposition 8 to repeal marriage equality for your gay and lesbian neighbors. In addition, you are most likely male and probably even know someone, or are related to someone, who is gay or lesbian—but you still supported Prop 8.Read below the fold...
Letter for Healthcare-NOW!:
Dear Healthcare-NOW! members and supporters:
The second round of voting in Change.org’s “Ideas for Change in America” competition has begun. Let’s make single-payer healthcare one of the ten ideas that will presented to President Barack Obama on January 16th.
According to Change.org, “The top 10 rated ideas from the final round will be presented to the Obama administration on January 16th at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, co-hosted by the Case Foundation. At the event we will also announce the launch of a national advocacy campaign behind each idea in collaboration with our nonprofit partners to turn each idea into actual policy.” Read below the fold...
Here. Here's a fun tool that shows who she's connected to. Nothing screams out at me right away -- well, big consulting firms like McKinsey make me scream, but that's normal --- but perhaps readers will have better luck drilling down.
Enjoy. As we say.
This is one of the "it's happening right now" deals, so if it ends up I'm getting some of the fact wrong, my apologies in advance. The important part of this story is the blogs that are affected. There are not a few famous and important blogs affected by this. Soapblox gives up after hacker attack.
SoapBlox is Dead
January 07, 2009 at 08:15:46 MST
It was a good ride, but it's over.
Thanks for all the fish.Read below the fold...