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What’s wrong with a Government Health Plan?

Well, if you’re a big insurance company, everything. It will introduce a competitor in a highly lucrative industry, a competitor that can provide better care at a lower cost. So why is it that all you hear is how horrible a government-sponsored health care plan would be?

Because that’s what the Insurance industry wants you to believe.

Watch this Bill Moyers interview with Wendell Potter, who spent almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, and hear him describe how that industry is standing in the way of health care reform.

Then ask yourself a few questions.

Why should your premium payments go toward insanely huge salaries for executives, shareholder dividends, and lobbyists, instead of toward your health care?

Why should private and hugely profitable insurance companies be determining U.S. policies regarding health care?

And who should be in charge of your healthcare decisions? You? Your doctor? Or your insurance company?

Watch the interview.

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God decides when the Earth will end

Are you familiar with the Honorable Rep. John Shimkus? He’s the Republican congressman representing the 19th Congressional District of Illinois. Why should you care? Because he’s on the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, a Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Subcommittee is responsible for, among other things, national energy policy; fossil energy, renewable energy; energy conservation; energy regulation and utilization; regulation of nuclear facilities; nuclear energy and waste; the Clean Air Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; Superfund and RCRA; Mining, oil, gas, and coal combustion wastes; and noise pollution control.

Sounds like a pretty important subcommittee, involved in very important business. In fact, the subcommittee has been holding hearings on climate change. Hearings which I can only believe Rep. Shimkus thinks are unnecessary, given his opening statement at one such hearing:

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Get Your War On

I really shouldn’t find this as funny as I do.

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Ron Howard’s Call To Action

Funny or Die

One of my nieces sent me this!

McCain-Obama Dance-Off


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McCain and Obama joking around

At a time when it seems that everyone in the country is vehemently partisan, and the comments being left on most political blogs look like the ravings of sociopaths, it’s a breath of pure fresh air to see these two men treating each other with humor and respect. And they’re both pretty funny. I wish it could be like this all the time.

Palin as President

Oh, someone put a lot of work into this.

You know the drill. Just rollover and click various objects.

Make sure your speakers are on.

Palin as President

John Cleese on Sarah Palin

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