From the daily archives: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Santorum 2012!

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Please.

Please please PLEASE!

Let the GOP nominate the bigotted, hate-mongering, homophobe Rick Santorum as their 2012 Presidential Candidate.

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Twitter Updates for 2009-08-11

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Town hall question: "If every American had access to good quality mental healthcare what would be the affect on our country?" # Answer: Less town hall mobs! LOL # @MoveOn Check out the Top 5 Health Care Lies?and How to Fight Back. http://bit.ly/Bncs5 #

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Democrat town halls = near mobs. Republican town halls – Republicans who will not vote for any healthcare reform = civil. Until you call the Congressman on it:

Update: Anthony of Ohio Daily Blog was there too and got this video:

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From HuffPo:

Great news — yet another major company has acted in response to our campaign calling on Glenn Beck’s advertisers to stop supporting his show. GEICO told us that they will no longer run ads during Beck’s show.

This comes on the heels of news last week that four other advertisers — Lawyers.com, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, and SC Johnson — also distanced themselves from Beck. None of this would have been possible without the thousands of people — more than 75,000, now — who have taken action and signed our petition to Glenn Beck’s advertisers. […]

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So much for civility. At a town hall meeting where he calls for civility (and apparently pretty much gets it aside from a woman yelling “where’s the passion!”), Congressman Steve LaTourette (OH-14) replies to a question from a blogger with “BULLSHIT!”. Not once, but twice.

Tim at Blogger Interrupted has the video and will be posting it soon. Just spoke with him on the phone and he said the meeting was not anything like you see on TV at Democrat town halls. The reason why? LaTourette is likely not voting for any kind of healthcare reform whatsoever. When […]

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Lie #1: President Obama wants to euthanize your grandma!!!

The truth: These accusations?of “death panels” and forced euthanasia?are, of course, flatly untrue. As an article from the Associated Press puts it: “No ‘death panel’ in health care bill.”4 What’s the real deal? Reform legislation includes a provision, supported by the AARP, to offer senior citizens access to a professional medical counselor who will provide them with information on preparing a living will and other issues facing older Americans.5

Lie #2: Democrats are going to outlaw private insurance and force you into a government plan!!!

The truth: With reform, choices […]

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OK. He didn’t say fucking. I did. He also didn’t say she was, but he did say her interpretation of “end of life counseling” as “death panels” is:

One of the foremost advocates of expanding Medicare end-of-life planning coverage is Johnny Isakson, a Republican Senator from Georgia. He co-sponsored 2007’s Medicare End-of-Life Planning Act and proposed an amendment similar to the House bill’s Section 1233 during the Senate HELP Committee’s mark-up of its health care bill. I reached Sen. Isakson at his office this afternoon. He was befuddled that this had become a question of euthanasia, termed Palin’s interpretation “nuts,” […]

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Fly Monkeys. FLY!

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LOL. This from Josh Marshall is just classic:

Once you thoroughly unfasten yourself from reality, truly all things are possible.

He’s talking about an IBD editorial where the claim is made:

People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

But…um…Hawking is from the UK. Been there his whole life. ROFL

ht Jay Bookman

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