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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Did I Say Tax The Churches?

28-Feb-10

Politicians are such scum. They can’t do the hard business of balancing their budgets (not that I think this is the time to balance budgets) so they are now looking for new tax victims. The New York Times reports today that in many states nonprofits are the new victims. Hawaii has a bill that would […]

Liars

28-Feb-10

There are like a thousand lies going around in the punditsphere these days regarding health care reform. Let’s have a look at one now. They’re saying that there is no public support for health care reform. They’re saying that nobody has protested in support of health care reform. Not true. Or don’t we count May […]

You Choose

27-Feb-10

I am surprised I have not run into Angie the Anti-Theist on Twitter before. But she is awesome. Angie’s backstory is interesting enough, reared as a fundamentalist, now an advocate of atheism. But her latest stand, her decision to talk about her RU-486-aided abortion on YouTube and Twitter and such, is a hell of a […]

What It's Really All About

27-Feb-10

I want to take a moment to remind everyone what the “health care” “reform” “debate” is really all about. Because it’s not actually about health care. It’s not about doctors or hospitals or insurance or insurance companies or Steven Hemsley or pre-existing conditions or anti-trust or socialism or a government takeover or any of that. […]

About That Unconstitutional Mandate

26-Feb-10

The GOOP contention that a mandate for every citizen to have health insurance is unconstitutional is, like everything else the GOOP says, complete bullshit. What is amazing is that anyone, even the teabagger morons, can’t see through this. There are, after all, other, very similar mandates. Everyone is required to pay taxes. Everyone is mandated […]

But The Government Already DID Take Over Health Care

26-Feb-10

You don’t remember when that happened, do you? When big government took over health care? You know. The only time that Chimpy ever cut a vacation short? To sign S.686? “A bill to provide for the relief of the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo?” Ringing any bells? Thanks, @mattemmer.

Bumpersticker of the Year

26-Feb-10

Smirking Chimp—which is on the tail end of its annual fund raiser—reports eyeing the bumpersticker of the year: Tea Parties Are For Little Girls With Imaginary Playmates Heh.

Cool!

26-Feb-10

Lizz Winstead is in for Ed Schultz today.

Drat. Kentucky Wins, 82-61

26-Feb-10

The Huffington Post reports that Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky is an asshole. Surprised? Jim Bunning, a Republican from Kentucky, is single-handedly blocking Senate action needed to prevent an estimated 1.2 million American workers from prematurely losing their unemployment benefits next month. As Democratic senators asked again and again for unanimous consent for a vote […]

Health Care Summit Blues

26-Feb-10

I cannot begin to say how disappointed I am with the Health Care Summit. Not that I expected any real compromises and resolution to happen. But I did not expect the GOOP to be allowed to run rough shod over PODUS and use the opportunity to shine up their stupid mantra on health care, and […]