Wednesday, September 30, 2009

That Representative Speaks My Mind

Republicans shocked by own tactic

Sept. 30: Rep. Alan Grayson, D-FL, joins Rachel Maddow to talk about his tongue-in-cheek criticism of Congressional Republicans for failing to produce a health care reform plan.

Senator Tom Carper votes "no" on health care public option

Delaware Senator Tom Carper votes on the wrong side of health care reform.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tim Wise Discusses the Racial Undertones of Health Care Reform

Tim Wise talks about the "elephant-in-the-room" in health care reform debate, as he discusses a woman dragged from a town hall meeting when her Rosa Parks poster is destroyed.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Who lied? Wilson lied. He must do more than apologize. He should recant his slanderous charges.

South Carolina senator Joe Wilson made a spectacle of himself by disrespecting the office of the President and the entire United States of America by shouting out in formal Congressional session, "You lie."

It was both obnoxious and unconscionable. The health care reform bill before Congress specifically prohibits federal payment for undocumented immigrants. While I personally feel this clause should be removed, but it's wrong to claim it does anything but forbid this the way its currently drafted.

Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.

Wilson has already apologized for the inappropriateness of his outburst. But he has yet to apologize for the slanderous statement he made.

He should own up to the truth immediately. Call his office at (202) 225-2452 in Washington or in Charleston (803) 939-0041 and demand he tell the truth, and recant his slanderous statements against the President.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Living in a Culture of Cruelty: Democracy as Spectacle

This is very sad, very scary, but also very true.

From Truthout

Friday, September 4, 2009

AL Franken To the Rescue

Thank you, Al Franken. At last. A health care discussion with some decorum. I have one question: Who out there is planting misinformation about there not being enough doctors to deal with universal health care?

You Tube: Franken Talks Down Angry Mob

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Standing Up Against Big Drug Companies

Taking a principled stand is seldom easy, but just...

In the Army I was expected to protect people at all costs," Kopchinski said in a statement. "At Pfizer I was expected to increase profits at all costs, even when sales meant endangering lives

From Reuters: Pfizer whistleblower's ordeal reaps big rewards

... whistleblowers must endure, often for many years, after complaints within the company go's no secret that it's an industry that can blackball former employees," Kelton said, "encourage people to step forward."