Friday, February 18, 2011

I am cheering for every teacher, police officer, fire fighter, every union worker in America and especially every union worker in Wisconsin.

“With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.”
~Clarence Darrow

I am cheering for every teacher, police officer, fire fighter, every union worker in America, especially every union worker in Wisconsin.

There is no truth in what the Conservative Right says and does. An attack on collective bargaining is an attack on American freedom and the American worker. This is not about money, this is about destroying the Liberal Democrat base that will support President Obama in the 2012 election. It is a plan by the the GOP Conservative Right to destroy Democracy. They want a merger between business and their politics. This is the ultimate class struggle. They are striking at the heart of the American worker. The GOP can bail out the banks, drastically cut taxes on richest 4% Americans, give subsidies to the oil industry, but they would destroy the rights of workers to fight for a decent life, the right to unionize and the right to bargain collectively.

Limbaugh has called those union workers in Madison Wisconsin freeloaders. As Ed Schultz of MSNBC pointed out that those fire fighters and cops that died on 9-11 running into the burning twin towers to save lives were union workers. I guess they were freeloaders too. Those free loaders are American heroes.

Here is the crazy stuff.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gay Old Party, GOP, attempt at humor

"Gags die, humor doesn't."
~Jack Benny

Jon Stewart takes a look at Gay Old Party's, GOP, attempt at humor. A yuk a minute, they are so funny, oh, oh I can't stop laughing. Pathetic.
Michele Bachmann, sad but priceless.
Ah, but if they could only govern.
How about Jon Stewart for president? He's has my vote.

Now for more lunacy.

When is FOX ever concerned with truth, duh.

News Hounds

Curveball Admits He Lied About Iraq's WMD's And... Crickets On Fox News

Truth is the first victim of fascism.

Media Matters for America - Latest Items

Fox Shelters AZ Gov. And Her Lawsuit From The Facts On Border Security

Impartial justices???? No way. If you believe theses clowns are impartial you still believe in the tooth fairy.


Robber baron justice in the 21st century

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Supported by Fox News, and the Gay Old Party, the GOP, the health industry and spun a campaign of deception

One in seven Americans, including more than 8 million children, does not have even basic healthcare coverage.
~Dave Reichert

Sarah Palin was partially right when she said there would be DEATH PANELS in America. Where she was wrong was pointing to the government and saying that they were going to create them. In actual fact they already exist. They exist in the health insurance industry. Wendell Potter has exposed the practices and deceptions of the health insurance industry that they have practice upon the American people. He has exposed the corruption of an industry that bought the best government that money can buy. Supported by Fox News, and the Gay Old Party, the GOP, the health industry and spun a campaign of deception that has pulled the wool over the eyes of the American people and had many voting against their own self interest. In Deadly Spin Wendell Potter lays it bear.

Deadly Spin

An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans

By Wendell Potter

"My name is Wendell Potter, and for twenty years I worked as a senior executive at health insurance companies. I saw how they confuse their customers and dump the sick-all so they can satisfy their Wall Street investors."-Senate testimony, June 24, 2009
Wendell Potter is the insurance industry's worst nightmare.
In June 2009, Wendell Potter made national headlines with his scorching testimony before the Senate panel on health care reform. This former senior VP of CIGNA explained how health insurers make promises they have no intention of keeping, how they flout regulations designed to protect consumers, and how they skew political debate with multibillion-dollar PR campaigns designed to spread disinformation.
Potter had walked away from a six-figure salary and two decades as an insurance executive because he could no longer abide the routine practices of an industry where the needs of sick and suffering Americans take a backseat to the bottom line. The last straw: when he visited a rural health clinic and saw hundreds of people standing in line in the rain to receive treatment in stalls built for livestock.
In Deadly Spin, Potter takes readers behind the scenes to show how a huge chunk of our absurd healthcare spending actually bankrolls a propaganda campaign and lobbying effort focused on protecting one thing: profits. Whatever the fate of the current health care legislation, it makes no attempt to change that fundamental problem.

Potter shows how relentless PR assaults play an insidious role in our political process anywhere that corporate profits are at stake-from climate change to defense policy. Deadly Spin tells us why-and how-we must fight back.

Advance Reviews for Deadly Spin:

"Wendell Potter is a straight shooter -- and he hits the bulls-eye here with an expose of corporate power that reveals why real health care reform didn't happen, can't happen, and won't happen until that power is contained." —Bill Moyers

"Wendell Potter transformed the national debate over health care when he stood up and told the truth about the health insurance industry. By breaking the insurance industry’s code of silence and explaining to his fellow Americans how health insurance companies put profits ahead of patient care, Wendell showed extraordinary courage. The compelling story of Wendell’s conversion from a health care executive to an outspoken reform advocate is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the American health care system."—Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia

"The recently passed health care bill did many good things, including make health insurance available to more Americans and restrain some of the most egregious practices of the health insurance industry. It also forced more people to become customers of that industry. What the bill did not do is reform the healthcare system. Wendell Potter explains why not, and what went wrong.”—Howard Dean Excerpt from Bloomsbury Press

Dirt Bag Watch

News Hounds
More Bill O'Reilly Lies & Smears Against Planned Parenthood

Think Progress
Boehner, Like Cantor, Refuses To Repudiate Birther Conspiracy Theories

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