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Interestingly, or should I
say sadly, all the major
NEWS networks carried
similar stories to that of
MSNBC. I chose only to
complain to MSNBC about
their lack of journalistic
values and integrity. Here
is what I wrote: What
kind of schizophrenic news
organization is MSNBC when
it runs stories like: Sara
"I can see Russia from my
backyard" Palin saying that
she is thankful for the
opportunity to write truth
and not calling her out for
the 18 or so huge lies
already revealed in her so
called memoirs of TRUTH? Or
better yet, the hypocrisy of
Rudy Giuliani's current
comments on the Obama
alleged 9/11 plotters in NYC
as opposed to his glowing
comments about earlier
terrorist trials... by the
Republican Admin. and which
of course were also staged
Seriously, why don't you
people (meaning every major
mainstream news journalist)
have the balls to call out
these people the way Comedy
Central's Jon Stewart does?
He may be the only REAL
journalist left alive and
practicing in America. It's
so very VERY sad that the
only person left with a
reputation for getting to
TRUTH is a comedian doing
fake news of a comedy show.
Far, far beyond the Lunatic Fringe. This video (click here to view) is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast July 22, 2009
The Born Identity - a look back - click here to view Jon Stewart taking the idiot BIRTHERS apart.
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It is bad
enough we have REPUBLITHUGS saying
NO to any real change, but now the
enabler in Chief? I am
sick and tired of Obama breaking
promise after promise. As of now, I
will NOT support another BUSH like
president. Transparency huh, where
is it? He was the candidate of
change... right? What change?
Obama is more like BUSH than BUSH!
He has forsaken those of us who
campaigned, pledged money and
supported his candidacy for all
those months and years. Talk about
a major disappointment!
THIS JUST IN:
Nine-year-old Brisenia Flores was
sleeping soundly in her bed in Arivaca,
Arizona when she was shot and killed in
was no random act of violence. Shawna
Forde, the suspected mastermind of the
home invasion robbery in which Brisenia
and her father Raul were killed, is the
leader of the vigilante group Minutemen
American Defense and has been tied to
the national Federation for American
Immigration Reform (FAIR). Both
groups have been labeled by the Southern
Poverty Law Center as "hate groups" and
have a long record of routinely
dehumanizing immigrants and vilifying
The problem is bigger than FAIR or any
other group. Some members of Congress
have been legitimizing these
organizations for years—inviting them to
testify as "experts"—while the rhetoric
coming from these groups has given rise
to violence against Latinos, like the
killing of Brisenia and Raul Flores.
That needs to end now.
I’ve joined Presente.org in demanding
that Congress renounce FAIR, the
Minutemen, and other anti-immigrant hate
groups. Please click below to join me,
and ask your friends and family to do
FAIR and the Minutemen groups are
regularly quoted in the mainstream
media—FAIR more than 500 times in
2008—giving them a megaphone to
broadcast their hateful beliefs and
rhetoric: like FAIR executive director
Dan Stein’s claim that "illegal aliens
are more prone to criminal activity than
the rest of the population," or
Minutemen co-founder Jim Gilchrist’s
assertion that it is "okay to say
‘rapist,’ ‘robber’ and ‘murderer’" when
describing "illegal aliens."
vile as their rhetoric is, even more
disturbing is when our elected
representatives applaud their efforts
and parrot their messages. Take Ranking
Republican Congressman on the House
Immigration Sub-Committee, Rep. Steve
King (R-Iowa), a long-time friend of
extremist groups, who wrote that a day
without immigrants in America would mean
"the lives of 12 U.S. citizens would be
saved who otherwise die a violent death
at the hands of murderous illegal aliens
each day." Those debunked claims were
then repeated hundreds of times by FAIR
and others, creating an echo chamber of
racism and hate.
take Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama),
the ranking Republican on the Senate
Judiciary Committee, who has likened
immigrants to terrorists and child
molesters, as well as taking money from
a group with white-supremacist ties.
Elected leaders like these, together
with their allies in extremist
anti-immigrant groups, create a climate
of hatred that leads to violence – as
evidenced by a recent string of
hate-motivated killings across the
Enough is enough. Please join me in
holding members of Congress accountable
by demanding they stop legitimizing FAIR
and the Minutemen. It takes only a
It's 2009. Democrats
have ample majorities in both houses of
Congress. President Obama campaigned on the
promise to tackle climate change and boost
our economy by investing in clean energy.
So why on
earth is Congress considering an energy bill
current law, repealing President
Obama's authority to crack down on dirty
power plants,1 and
actually require the creation of new
solar or wind power? (The Union
of Concerned Scientists has concluded
that the clean energy standards won't
make power companies produce more clean
energy than is already in the works.)2
Why? Because Big
Oil and Coal have teamed up with
conservatives in both parties, and they've
been successful in weakening the bill.
These are major
flaws, but the bill has a lot of really good
provisions, too. The key thing is that
Congress can still strengthen it—if there's
a public outcry. But we don't have much
time: Congress is expected to vote on this
less than three weeks.
Can you sign this
petition to Representative Martin Heinrich
today? Eighty thousand MoveOn members have
We need to
double the number of signatures by
Wednesday—that means we need 143 more
signatures in Albuquerque. MoveOn
members will personally deliver this
petition to many congressional offices the
next day. Click here to add your name:
The petition says:
"We need a
stronger energy bill to fulfill Obama's
vision of a clean energy economy. Congress
should strengthen the clean energy standards
and restore Obama's authority to crack down
on dirty coal plants."
change the energy bill to require power
companies to produce
more clean energy for America. Wind
and solar create more than twice as many
jobs as coal and oil.3 And
Congress needs to
polluters accountable by restoring
President Obama's current authority through
the EPA to crack down on global warming
pollution from power plants.
The Union of
Concerned Scientists analysis finds that the
current version of the clean energy standard
"won't require utilities to use any more
renewable electricity than...would be
generated as a result of state renewable
electricity standards already in place and
the recently enacted stimulus package."4
If we just sit
back, we'll miss our chance to go big with
wind and solar—and we'll lose the jobs those
industries would create. Big Oil and Coal
will keep getting billions of dollars in
taxpayer subsidies. And President Obama will
be powerless to stop more than 100 new dirty
coal plants, which will crowd out the clean
energy growth we need to boost our economy.5
There are some good
parts of the bill, but these are significant
the Sierra Club's Carl Pope writes,
the bill establishes strong long-term goals
for cutting carbon pollution and very strong
energy-efficiency investments, "but in its
present form, it won't do all that's needed.
The oil, coal, and dirty-utility
interests...were able to prevent enactment
of President Obama's much bolder vision...Yes,
they will try to kill the green-jobs
recovery in its cradle, and yes, they will
try to block our clean-energy future."6
Please urge Rep.
Heinrich to fight for a stronger energy
bill. Clicking here will add your name to
|The poster boy for
Alzheimer's demands an apology from the Obama
Administration over a report issued by a former
Ever so suddenly John McCain DISCOVERS
veterans and defends them against a memo written
by a former Bush appointees who warns of
extremist right wing types who have left the
military, etc. A very similar memo was
written during the Bush administration.
Why didn't McCain speak out then? Better
yet, why did it take him so long to vote for
added benefits for veterans? Where was his
voice when Rummy and Bush dragged their feet for
armor and body armor in Iraq?
Oh yes, John "Gramps"
McCain, what a deceitful piece of smelly
excrement. This lame brain had to be truly
pressured to even vote for giving VETS the
benefits increase they deserved. And when the
BUSH folks wrote a very similar report where was
his outrage? This lying old bastard needs to be
put out to pasture before he pisses himself in
public while outright lying to try and stay
relevant and completely embarrasses himself and
family. Buy him some new DEPENDS, a new
shuffleboard set and then don't let him leave
any of his 7 homes. Say, couldn't his
daughter serve out the rest of his term?
What is this… every time I open an email it’s DONATE
for this.. donate for that... why? President
me if I'm wrong, but didn't we win the last
I must get 2 or three email
messages a week (from Plouffe, Michelle, YOU, and
others from your administration/CAMPAIGN), I say
campaign since it seems you are still in campaign
mode even though you occupy the highest office in
the land. Instead of doing every thing in your
power to appease the renegade DEMS, the so called
Blue Dog Democrats and of course the idiot
Republicans, you seem to have chosen US, the path of
least resistance… we donate more campaign money to
get the programs and policies we voted you to enact
for us… well, it seems like extortion. Why after
the hundreds of millions we raided during the
election campaign isn’t that enough? You, nor
anyone in your administration has ever explained
that, or even warned that this was to be the case.
My God President Obama, you have a 60 + approval
rating so stop coddling the Republicans and go out
and get the Democrats in line. You are wearing thin
on your base with all the requests for money after
the fact, and more importantly your recent flip
flops… did I mention torture, Illegal spying on
American without a warrant and
your refusal to get to the bottom of it? Also, you
of all people a Constitutional Lawyer supporting
Bush’s executive privilege claim, etc. Barrack, you
want our money, but aren’t doing many of the things
you campaigned for… so, I respectfully ask you just
how’s that change we can believe in?
The change we voted in was
mandated… so why don’t you in the current Obama
administration spend more time working on the
CONGRESS to enact the change and stop hounding us
for EVEN more of our hard earned money. I’m through
giving… I’ve given more than my fair share.
Every time I receive an email suggesting I call my
Senators, Congressperson regarding a vote I agree
with I do it like the good little Obama foot soldier
I am... isn't that enough? Since when did
Democracy become nothing more than an exchange of
money, or who has more to buy Public Relation
campaigns? The fact is we voted in a new President
and a Congress with a big majority, now shouldn't that
be enough for the power to shift? Please
explain to me why a public relations effort is still
required to get your platform enacted. The
election wasn't enough? How is that possible?
Also, just where is the money going? I have
yet to see any details on how it is spent... it just
seems that with every new initiative I'm asked to
contribute more because of the red Republican menace
threaten the Obama agenda. Seriously, is this
really the politics of change, or is it just more of
the same with a new brand name?
As I see it, it’s NOW your turn to deliver… and
you can start with TORTURE and Illegal Spying. If
you don’t do that, don’t expect another dime from
Wall Street CEOs Accountable
Why aren't the
Financial Institutions being held to the same standard
the Auto Industry has been? Tell the Obama Admin
to wake up and start holding them all to the same
standards... it's our money... isn't it?
|The likes of Rush Limbaugh,
Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, and Congresswoman Michelle
Bachman (R of Minnesota) who have been calling for an Armed,
and dangerous REVOLUTION by telling right wing nuts that
Obama wants their guns must be proud of
Richard Poplawski... huh?
to some sleuth work on the
Internet, we're starting to
learn more about
the 23-year-old who killed
three police officers
yesterday in Pittsburgh,
evidently out of fear that
his guns were going to be
appears that what police may
be looking at is a budding
white supremacist who
frequented one of the most
popular neo-Nazi websites
and harbored an apocalyptic
dread of the federal
True Crime Report
has done a lot of the
sleuthing. The thread of
connective tissue involving
the evidence they've
uncovered isn't perfectly
solid, but the strands are
all well connected enough to
suggest the general thrust
is reasonably accurate.
Take a good look Rush.
Glenn, Michelle etc., this
is you constituent!
This is what your hate has
brought us all. This
is what your lies,
distortions and half truths
has spawned. Are you
Oh my God, if the DEMS fall for
this one, I'll ... hell I don't know what I'll do. The
CNN headline reads, "
Fast-track budget tool would kill bipartisanship, GOP says."
It's April 1, 2009, it must
be time for the GOP to Make Even Bigger Fools of themselves.
Most appropriately, after unveiling their Budget (here in
after referred to as the GOP
Fudget), which had no
numbers or details the GOP brain trust chose today, April
Fools Day to reintroduce their
Republican FUDGET alternative.
This time it has a few more details. Yes, things like
gutting Medicare and enacting $4 million in tax cuts
primarily for the wealthy -- how very Republican. It
calls for "privatizing" Medicare and much of the same ole
same ole we've heard for the last 8 years or longer.
After ripping the Democratic
budget as too expensive, Boehner said that "Republicans in
the House will offer a better solution that'll be less on
spending, less on taxes and a lot less on debt for our kids
But there was no budget. "Do you guys have a formal budget
yet?" asked a reporter.
"Mr. Ryan will outline the Republican budget at 10:30 this
morning. And yes we do have it," replied Boehner, referring
to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).
A silence followed, with reporters apparently unsure what to
Democrats, in contrast, had plenty to say, with Obama
officials mocking the Republican document as a sad April
"If you expected a GOP alternative to the failed policies of
the past that got our country into the worst economic crisis
since the Great Depression, then I have two words for you:
April Fool's," said Kenneth Baer, OMB communications
The GOP have a huge fund raising event scheduled in June and
Sarah Palin was to have been the keynote speaker.
Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict/mishap (wink...
wink... wink), ole six pack was just recycled, or replaced
by the big Newt. Interesting huh? Several months
left to correct her schedule, but the GOP decides Newt is
the hot new GOP star to jump start fund raising?
OK, when asked about Republican Presidential candidates in
2012, why didn't John McCain give his old running mate for
VP a ringing endorsement? Just a few months ago, he
loudly proclaimed her ready for the number one seat if
necessary... remember? What's changed? Why is
McCain distancing himself from Six Pack Sarah?
Could it be even Gramps McCain is now embarrassed by his
past choice and finally recognizes the wack job from Alaska
is not even qualified to be Governor of Alaska. My
guess is YES!
|No, its not Springtime in
Minnesota, it's still November 2008! Texas
Sen. John Cornyn is threatening “World War III” if Democrats try
to seat Al Franken in the Senate before Norm Coleman can pursue
his case through the federal courts.
Cornyn, the chairman of the National
Republican Senatorial Committee, acknowledges that a federal
challenge to November’s elections could take “years” to resolve.
But he’s adamant that Coleman deserves that chance — even if it
means Minnesota is short a senator for the duration.
A three-judge panel is expected to rule any day now on legal
challenges to the November election.
Coleman attorney Joe Friedberg has predicted that Franken will
be on top after the court rules, arguing that an appeal to the
Minnesota Supreme Court could swing the election back in
Coleman’s favor. But what if that doesn’t happen?
Nobody really knows.
As Roland Burris will recall, you can’t take a seat in the
Senate without an election certificate from your state. And it’s
not clear whether the candidate who’s ahead after the Minnesota
Supreme Court rules could get an election certificate from
Minnesota if his opponent is seeking review from the United
States Supreme Court or challenging the results in a new lawsuit
in federal court.
Sen. Charles Schumer, the New York Democrat in charge of the
Senate Rules and Administration Committee, says that Minnesota
gets its second senator as soon as the state case ends.
“Whatever the state Supreme Court
decides, as I understand it, the law requires it to be
certified,” Schumer says.
Senator John "Crybaby" Cornyn, your comments regarding Democrats
seating the soon to be Senator Franken of Minnesota speaks
volumes. Republicans can't accept the fact the nation has
left you and your tired old policies behind. Senator, WWIII
came and went with the last 2 election cycles.. Crybaby, sore
loser Cornyn this all occurred while you and your Neanderthal,
monumental LOSER, Republican cohorts were beating your chests
and talking about a permanent MAJORITY. Say, how's that
permanent majority working for you? The nation is
laughing at you and your idle threats Senator Crybaby Dumbass!
Now this is embarrassing.
Instead of the United States cleaning up after itself, the Spaniards are doing
it for us.
The New York Times
high-level Spanish court has taken the first steps
toward opening a criminal investigation against six
former Bush administration officials, including former
Alberto R. Gonzales, on
whether they violated international law by providing a
legalistic framework to justify the use of torture of
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, an
official close to the case said.
The case was sent to the
prosecutor’s office for review by
Baltasar Garzón, the crusading
investigative judge who ordered the arrest of the former
Augusto Pinochet. The official
said that it was “highly probable” that the case would
go forward and that it could lead to arrest warrants.
The move represents a step
toward ascertaining the legal accountability of top Bush
administration officials for allegations of torture and
mistreatment of prisoners in the campaign against
terrorism. But some American experts said that even if
warrants were issued their significance could be more
symbolic than practical, and that it was a near
certainty that the warrants would not lead to arrests if
the officials did not leave the United States.
complaint under review also
John C. Yoo,
the former Justice Department
lawyer who wrote secret legal
opinions saying the president
had the authority to circumvent
Douglas J. Feith,
the former under secretary of
defense for policy.
was not entirely unexpected, as
several human rights groups have
been asking judges in different
countries to indict Bush
administration officials. One
group, the Center for
Constitutional Rights, had asked
a German prosecutor for such an
indictment, but the prosecutor
Why hasn't the Obama
administration come to grips with this already?
It's a little, no HELL, it's very disappointing!
Of course now that things are getting warmer, and with
the specter of a trial looming, maybe President Obama
will get off his moderate, bi-partisan ass and do
Michelle Bachman Lunacy and MORE!
This past Wednesday, Rep. Michele
Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Sean Hannity's radio show, and sharply reiterated
her calls for revolution in America, warning against the imminent dangers of
tyranny under Barack Obama and his socialist ways. Enough is enough.
You need to call your
Congressman and asked that Rep. Bachmann
be censured for her incitement. I also suggest you call her office
(1-202-225-2331) and tell her the REVOLUTION happened in 2008... they lost, we
won... it's called an election! Send her your
http://bachmann.house.gov/Email_zip.htm, You should
use this zip code: 56301
Talk About Your
Republican Hypocrisy -
Just days ago, the
Top Republican complained that the Jay Leno appearance and California Town Hall
meetings President Obama did were not appropriate. The implication being that
somehow being able to chew gum and walk (multi-tasking) was either shameful or a
dereliction of duty. In fact, Eric Cantor said until the crisis is averted,
Obama should do noting else but oversee the financial crisis... right? Minority
Whip goes to Britney Concert, while President Obama does another Town Hall
Meeting to explain his budget and what's being done to combat the financial
crisis. God forbid average American citizens are informed. So who is it that
is actually doing the work of the people?
Alas, the poor
narrow minded, inept and impotent GOP, with each new election cycle they are
more rudderless and sinking deeper into a circular pattern. It's a pattern, or a
motion best described as if to have been flushed down a drain.
you look closely, one by one, as they attempt to swim the dangerous political
waters of George W Bush's failed policies and economy, their little feet and
legs just a kicking, they will look at you while turning and show their creepy,
grotesque faces and lying eyes... and by golly, yes you can see their fear of
losing power. Oh my, there's the Imperial Wizard Rush Limbaugh, Mitch "Stick a
fork in me, I'm done" McConnell, John "George Hamilton look a like" Boehner,
there goes Michael "He thinks he's the man of" Steele, and there is little Eric
"Britney is so hot" Cantor. What a pathetic site as they continue their
downward spiral traveling the drain. Then suddenly you hear the backwash
sound from the political toilet after the big flush! Their pinheads
disappear... whoops it's over. They've just gone under completely.
OK does anyone know where
the "tidy bowl" dude is?
The Economic Mess? Who Besides the George W. Bush Administration Caused it and how?
The answer: Deregulation. OK, for anyone who would care enough to know (and be completely disgusted with) just how big of a mess we're actually in, go read Matt Taibbi's latest article for Rolling Stone: "The Big Takeover: The global economic crisis isn't about money - it's about power. How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution".
Rachel Maddow: There would be no outrage about AIG's bonuses if AIG hadn't needed bailing out, right? I mean sure people get mad at fat cats with high salaries when everyone else is broke. But it's the fact that this company was using our money, taxpayers money to pay those bonuses that caused the entire country to grind our teeth down their nub ends to rage at these guys.
So there would be no outrage about AIG turning taxpayer bailout dollars into executive bonuses if there hadn't been a bailout. AIG wouldn't have needed bailing out if it weren't too big to fail, too integral to all these other parts of the financial industries. AIG wouldn't have become too big to fail if they hadn't become a big hybrid complicated uber-financial everything company that made all sorts of arcane financially engineered moves that got them squirreled into every kind of financial related business that you can think of.
AIG wouldn't have become a big hybrid complicated uber-financial everything company if there hadn't been, and this is key, deregulation of Wall Street that allowed firms to get like that. And massive deregulation of Wall Street wouldn't have happened without the rise of a political movement that preached that regulation was inherently evil and deregulation was inherently wise and virtuous and would make everyone rich and it would be free well behaved puppies for every family.
Do you want an example of how this deregulation thing worked? You can totally use this at the high school dance or a bar or whatever to try to impress someone. Somebody starts complaining about the bailout. Complaining about AIG. You tell them actually the real villain here is Gramm-Leach-Bliley. Just say it with total confidence. Watch the below clips and you will be informed. Surely listening to Reagan's ghost, the Kings of Deregulation Gramm-Leach-Bliley are the three daring Republithugs who put greed in front of the country and mankind. A huge special thanks to Crooks and Liars.
Play Part 1
Play Part 2
AIG Still giving out BONUSES?
There shouldn't be any bonuses handed out. Instead, they should be handed PINK slips for their failures! What kind of world are we living in when we reward absolute failure?
REPUKES, do you wonder why you're so very, very much out of power?
It's headlines like these from today that has made you the impotent party you are. First off Cheney Shrugs: Don't Blame Us For Economic Crisis and then same day, Perino: Bush Deserves Credit For Recent Market Uptick. You never want to take blame, or be responsible for anything negative, but you're willing to take credit even when its abundantly clear that none is due! The Bush Co. folks use to at least stay on message and were clever enough not to have contracting messages appear, but now, hell you guys lie about any and everything. Its a sad state of affairs for the GOP.
In the same time frame and interview by John King of CNN, Cheney told us that because of Obama's decisions on Gitmo. Enemy Combatant status and others we are now less safe... surprise! Shocker huh?
OK, so did John "Pussy" King ask "the dickless wonder" Cheney about Sy Hersh's claim that he had his own assassination squad? And if not, why not? That is more newsworthy than Cheney's revisionist lies, distortions, and BS to try and scare us all and try and justify torture, etc. The question is WHY doesn't the MSM especially little ass-wipes like CNN's John King ask the pertinent questions? Dick Cheney, Rummy and Bush should all be in jail... not making the talk show circuit!
Ari Fleischer, the Lie Machine.
His appearance on Hardball (03/11/2009) was interesting. Anyone notice dickbird Ari's statement that because of George W Bush, Saddam couldn't attack us again? The idiot said, "After 911, how could we chance Saddam wouldn't strike us again!"
My God, he and Cheney still want to confuse the people, distort the facts, revise history and disseminate total Bullshit! Saddam? Surely he meant Osama, but I think he said Saddam... I know, I know, it's difficult keeping your lies straight, etc. He kept trying to say that Saddam was the threat and that because Bush stripped away rights of the average American, spied on us illegally, and tortured
Ari kept using the words "mind numbingly" which is obvious he is and the crème de la crème was his excuse that Bush took us to war simply due to an intelligence mistake. He actually claimed that they never claimed Iraq had nukes... they just kept repeating mushroom cloud, etc. What a huge a$$!
click on the pic to play This is one of the better New Rules segments I've seen from Maher in a while. He ends it with channeling Michael Moore with his criticism of insurance companies in this diatribe on the Republicans and their anti-government rhetoric and love of the private sector.
Maher:The thing is that endless variety only exists because Americans pay taxes to a government which maintains roads, irrigates fields, over sees the electrical grid and everything else but enables the modern American supermarket to carry forty seven varieties of frozen breakfast pastries.
Of course it's easy to tear government down. Ronald Reagan used to say the nine most terrifying words in the English language were "I'm from the government and I'm here to help". But that was before "I'm Sarah Palin, now show me the launch codes".
You know the stimulus package was attacked as typical tax and spend, you know like repairing bridges is left wing stuff. Ooh there the liberals go again. Always wanting to get across the river.
Folks, the people are the government. The first responders who put out your fires. That's your government. The ranger who shoos pedophiles out of the bathroom. The postman who delivers your porn. I mean how stupid is it when people say "Oh yeah that's all we need. The federal government telling Detroit how to make cars, or Wells Fargo how to run a bank. You want them to look like the Post Office?"
Yeah. Actually. You mean.. you mean the place that takes a note in my hand in L.A. on Monday and gives it to my sister in Jersey on Wednesday for forty two cents? Well let me be the first to say I would be thrilled if America's health care system was anywhere near as functional as the Post Office.
The truth is, recent years have made me much more wary of government doing the opposite. Of stepping aside and letting unregulated private enterprise run things it is plainly too greedy to trust with, like Wall Street, like rebuilding Iraq. Like the way Republicans always frame the health care debate by saying health care decisions should be made by doctors and patients, not government bureaucrats. Leaving out the fact that health decisions aren't made by doctors, patients or bureaucrats. They're made by insurance companies.
Insurance companies. Which are a lot like hospital gowns. Chances are your ass isn't covered.