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Monthly Archive: July 2009

Jul 28 2009

Birthers Suffer a Blow

This week’s seemingly been bonza for Birthers. Cons in Congress have been so afraid to defy them that they’ve been taking all sorts of evasive maneuvers rather than a stand: Blogger-activist Mike Stark has been staking out Capitol Hill recently, trying to get Republican congressmen on the record about whether or not they believe President …

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Jul 28 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Another day, another Con lie exposed: Well what do you know. It looks like there may be some problems with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s favorite Canadian health care horror story. h/t The Political Carnival 33.7 million Canadians are not Shona Holmes: To my American friends: I sincerely hope you’re not …

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Jul 27 2009

Health Care in America: “They Were Being Treated In Animal Stalls”

I applaud Stan Brock and Remote Area Medical for bringing health care to those who can’t afford it. I’m appalled a program originally intended for isolated populations in third-world areas is necessary in America: President Obama, I hope you’ll go see this for yourself – and drag the inhumane Blue Dogs along with you: AMY …

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Jul 27 2009

Cows of Satan

Because your religious liberty ends where my right to a disease-free experience in the butcher’s aisle begins: A federal court has ruled in favor of the state of Michigan and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a case alleging that rules requiring farmers to tag their livestock for identification in order to help identify …

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Jul 27 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Another day, another Con can’t practice what he preaches: If I told you that Paul Stanley was caught having an affair with a winsome young blond girl, you probably wouldn’t be shocked. Of course, you’d probably be thinking I was talking about the lead singer of KISS. If I …

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Jul 26 2009

Sunday Sensational Science

The Power of Pee Yes, we were supposed to do Arizona botany, but there’s a Carnival on. We’ll save the lengthy discussion about flora for next Sunday, and instead, you can head over to Cujo’s place for a brief chat about urine: The net effect of research efforts like these could be that someday, we …

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Jul 26 2009

Hunter’s Health Care Letter – Plus the Long-Awaited Con 10-Point Plan!

Hunter at Daily Kos writes a heart-felt letter to President Obama, begging him not to “fix” a perfectly good system: Dear Mr. President: I am writing you today because I am outraged at the notion of involving government in healthcare decisions like they do in other countries. I believe healthcare decisions should be between myself …

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Jul 26 2009

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. I’m finding it difficult to focus tonight. It could be because it’s gawdawful hot, or it could be because I’m still picking shards of my Irony Meter out of the furniture: On Fox News last night, Rush Limbaugh noted Aug. 1 marks his 21st anniversary of being on air. …

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Jul 25 2009

I Can Haz Ferry Ride!

Regulars know I’ve been playing a-plenty this summer, and it’s standard cantina policy to provide vicarious experiences. So you all get to go on my first ferry ride with me. I know, pathetic, right? I mean, ferry virginhood was acceptable when I lived in Arizona, but I’ve lived here in Seattle for over two years …

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Jul 25 2009

The Next Time Some Dumbshit Scaremongers About Canada…

…show them this: Our friends at Sadly, No! take a look at the actual outcomes between the US and Canada. I don’t think it will surprise you to see that the U.S. system doesn’t measure up so well: Circulatory disease deaths per 100,000: Canada: 219 United States: 265 Child maltreatment deaths per 100,000: Canada: 0.7 …

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