From the daily archives: Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I. really. don’t. know. what. to. say:

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Update: Tim’s video in which Ralph King denounces the Hitler sign and the Latin singing Larouchies. It’s always good to see those you battle with politically online in person. I always thought Ralph was a decent guy. One I disagree with pretty strongly and one who tends to get carried away at times, but a long ago conversation with him on the phone led me to believe he was not the nuttiest of wingnuts. Still owe you $20, Ralph. We should get a beer sometime. Thanks for the […]

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Wife-cheating sex addict David Vitter offered up a resolution last week that proves he has absolutely nothing to add to the health care reform conversation except noise.

The nonsense that is Senate Resolution 243 says that “upon the establishment of, or enactment of legislation creating, a public health care plan, Members of Congress shall lose access to the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan and shall be required to enroll in the public plan.”

I wonder if the new public plan covers STD treatments? Or mental health coverage for spouses who have severe depression caused by being publicly humiliated […]

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Missed this when it happened, but it’s particularly relevant now. Bill Moyers interviews former health insurance industry executive Wendell Potter, who left the field after almost 20 years to become a health reform advocate. I saw this guy on MSNBC today and he’s a great advocate for change. Hopefully we hear more from him.

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Earlier I posted about the trouble brewing for Jennifer Garrison in her bid to be the Democratic candidate for Ohio Secretary of State. The post included information on a Facebook group opposing her (now up over 200 members). The group was started by Michael Daniels and in doing some research I found an interesting video of him talking about the race. Michael is publisher of Outlook Magazine. He is also a very well respected member of the LGBT community in Ohio.

What Michael seems to be saying here is Ted Strickland and Chris Redfern’s soft support […]

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