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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 28 2012

The usual suspects go collectively insane

The good news for the extreme right is the ACA will help them cover the new expenses incurred by antidepressants and blood pressure meds. The bad news is that may not be anywhere near enough to ease their rage. Some right-wing reaction below the fold.

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Jun 28 2012

Obama speaks, wingnuts threaten to move to … Canada

President Obama addressed the nation moments ago, swatting down several lies by Romney’s brief statement earlier. Meanwhile, from the same poor misled saps that brought us “Keep your government hands off Medicare!” comes a new howler, demonstrating the real world consequences of complete ignorance. On the heels of the SCOTUS decision, some angry conservatives are threatening …

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Jun 28 2012

Healthcare is upheld, Chief Justice Roberts sides with White House

Presidential signature on the ACA. Click image for round up on Daily Kos. Obama and Romney scheduled to address the nation within the hour.

The Affordable Care Act was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court today. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, appointed by President George Bush, provided the key swing vote. Want to know more? The live coverage at SCOTUS Blog is just superb. The actual decision is complicated, but everyone I’ve heard from so far is calling …

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Jun 28 2012

Healthcare Judgement Day: ACA & MANDATE UPHELD!

THE ENTIRE AFFORDBALE CARE ACT HAS BEEN UPHELD AS CONSTITUTIONAL BY THE SUPREME COURT SCOTUS Blog live streaming Q & A: Amy Howe: Here’s a super-short summary of the main issue in the health care case in Plain English, in a response to a question: Does it violate the Constitution for Congress to require virtually all Americans …

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Jun 28 2012

If the aliens come calling, Americans trust Obama

The Truth is out There

While we wait for the SCOTUS decision, here’s some lighter political news. Americans trust Obama more than Romney to deal with an alien invasion:

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Jun 27 2012

New technique may shed light on exotic alien atmospheres and more

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Detecting the light from an exoplanet orbiting another star has been compared to trying to see a mosquito on the rim of a headlight ten miles away. But a team of astronomers working in the driest place on earth say they developed a technique to do just that and more:

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Jun 27 2012

Only the “right kind” of Christians need apply inside

We already have a de facto requirement for politicians to be religious, as in Judeo-Christian, where Mormons-sorta-count as long as they’re ultra-wealthy conservatives running against non-conservatives. An Oklahoma company has taken it one pseudo-logical step further. Not only do you have to be a Christian to work there, you better be the right kind of born-again …

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Jun 27 2012

Obama down ten points among white atheists?

This is a very interesting article, with a fun twist for poll watchers and political junkies — but I’m not going to spoil it for you! Here’s the evocative part about atheists:

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Jun 27 2012

Nothing says small government quite like …

Nothing says the gubmint should stay the hell out of the people’s business quite like the State policing uteri in vitro. And nothing says jobs jobs and more jobs quite like restricting reproductive rights. Which helps explain why small government poser and spawn of Paul, aka Rand, has a critical addition to a routine bill on flood insurance:

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Jun 27 2012

How about a nice bowl of hot quark soup?

And by hot I mean 7 trillion degrees. That’s the temperature reached by the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider or RHIC. Actually 7.2 trillion °F to be precise, making it the hottest temperature acheived by humans, and hotter than anything else we know of in the universe since the first nano-nano second after the bang.

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