Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Here's to Your Health

Blue Dogs bought by the Health Industry?!?

Shocking, I tells ya. Shocking.

'Centrist' = 'Sold to the Core'

Blue Dogs Receive More Health Industry Backing Than Other Democrats - washingtonpost.com:
At the same time, the group has set a record pace for fundraising this year through its political action committee, surpassing other congressional leadership PACs in collecting more than $1.1 million through June. More than half the money came from the health-care, insurance and financial services industries, marking a notable surge in donations from those sectors compared with earlier years, according to an analysis by the Center for Public Integrity."

'Republican support' and 'bipartisanship' shouldn't even be part of the equation.

Amen, Kos. Amen.

Daily Kos: Too bad Dems are the problem:

"Remember, Democrats have the White House and dominant majorities in Congress. Any problems passing a health care bill are self-inflicted. Were the tables reversed, Republicans wouldn't have any problem pushing through their agenda unimpeded by an irrelevant minority."

Heartening... if it actually occurs.

Dawn Teo: President's Field Team Targets Blue Dogs' Districts Over Health Care Battle:

"As members of Congress head home for an August recess, Barack Obama's former campaign arm, Organizing for America (OFA), is gearing up to target Blue Dog districts with old-fashioned, election-style, on-the-ground operations."

The GOP: Bringing lynching into the 21st century.

Astro-turfing motherfuckers.

Right-Wing Harassment Strategy Against Dems Detailed In Memo: ‘Yell,’ ‘Stand Up And Shout Out,’ ‘Rattle Him’:

"The lobbyist-run groups Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks, which orchestrated the anti-Obama tea parties earlier this year, are now pursuing an aggressive strategy to create an image of mass public opposition to health care and clean energy reform. A leaked memo from Bob MacGuffie, a volunteer with the FreedomWorks website Tea Party Patriots, details how members should be infiltrating town halls and harassing Democratic members of Congress:"

Slimy bastards.

NAACP-Forgery Group, Bonner & Associates, Has A Decades-Long History Of Astroturf Tactics


Art... reality. Reality... art.

It is a strange, Dobbsian world in which we exist.

Daily Kos: The Birthers: A Short Play

In my new tradition of summarizing major political stories in the form of short plays, may I present: The Birthers...

Conservative: I don't believe you were born in the United States. I demand you show me your birth certificate.

Liberal: OK, here it is.

Conservative: I'm not going away, damn it. I demand to see your real birth certificate.

Liberal: I told you, it's right here.

Conservative: I demand you put it on the web, so everyone can see it.

Liberal: I already did. You can see it right here. Just look at it.

Conservative: Some guy in Mississippi says it looks fake. I demand you show me your secret birth certificate.

Liberal: I don't have a secret birth certificate. This is it. I put it on the web.

Conservative: Conspiracy! Conspiracy! I can see now you're hiding something! I demand to see your birth certificate!

Liberal: It's Right. F---ing. Here. Ten thousand people across the planet have printed it out.

Conservative: Those are copies. I want to see the original.

Liberal: Lots of reporters have seen the original. I can't bloody send it around to every conservative nutcase in America, one at a time, like a birth certificate chain letter.

(long pause)

Conservative: I don't believe you have a checking account. I demand to know your account number, routing number, pin number, and that you give me a blank check made out to "cash".

Liberal: Go to hell.

and, SCENE.

Thank you. I am happy to announce that Lou Dobbs has agreed to attend the off-Broadway premiere.


But then they forgot what it was...

Scientists find cannabis trigger for forgetfulness


Cool pictures of the rescue.

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