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March 21, 2010

No, look again. This isn't from The Onion.

Thanks, ** Facebook friend Bruce Ronn.** Right-Wing Bloggers Demand Apology From Lawmakers Called 'Nigger' By Tea Partyers - Gop - Gawker
Yesterday a bunch of Tea Party anti-healthcare protesters called black and gay lawmakers 'nigger' and 'faggot'. Today the right-wing blogs want an apology — from the lawmakers, to the protesters. Glenn Reynolds, at Instapundit, targeted his ire at James Clyburn, the Congressman and veteran of the civil rights movement. (The capitals, inevitably, are his.) "DOES CLYBURN OWE TEA PARTY PROTESTERS AN APOLOGY? The bogus racism card has been played so often that I no longer find such charges very credible. I'm sure, however, that, true or not, they'll be played much more loudly than the indisputably true statements about the antiwar movement."

End the political career of these DINOs

House Democrats who voted no on HCR? Screw these guys. Drum them all out of office. House Vote 165 - H.R.3590: On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments - NYTimes.com John Adler D -- N.J.-3 Jason Altmire D -- Pa.-4 Michael Arcuri D -- N.Y.-24 John Barrow D -- Ga.-12 Marion Berry D -- Ark.-1 Dan Boren D -- Okla.-2 Rick Boucher D -- Va.-9 Bobby Bright D -- Ala.-2 Ben Chandler D -- Ky.-6 Travis Childers D -- Miss.-1 Artur Davis D -- Ala.-7 Lincoln Davis D -- Tenn.-4 Parker Griffith D -- Ala.-5 Stephanie Herseth Sandlin D -- S.D.-1 Tim Holden D -- Pa.-17 Larry Kissell D -- N.C.-8 Frank Kratovil Jr.D -- Md.-1 Stephen F. Lynch D -- Mass.-9 Jim Marshall D -- Ga.-8 Jim Matheson D -- Utah-2 Walt Minnick D -- Idaho-1 Glenn Nye D -- Va.-2 Collin C. Peterson D -- Minn.-7 Mike Ross D -- Ark.-4 Heath Shuler D -- N.C.-11 Ike Skelton D -- Mo.-4 Zack Space D -- Ohio-18 John Tanner D -- Tenn.-8 Gene Taylor D -- Miss.-4 Harry Teague D -- N.M.-2

Tea Party Protests: 'Nigger,' 'Faggot' Shouted At Members Of Congress

Tea Party Protests: 'Ni**er,' 'Fa**ot' Shouted At Members Of Congress
Preceding the president's speech to a gathering of House Democrats, thousands of protesters descended around the Capitol to protest the passage of health care reform. The gathering quickly turned into abusive heckling, as members of Congress passing through Longworth House office building were subjected to epithets and even mild physical abuse. A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a 'ni--er.' And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a "faggot," as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams. Frank, approached in the halls after the president's speech, shrugged off the incident. But Clyburn was downright incredulous, saying he had not witnessed such treatment since he was leading civil rights protests in South Carolina in the 1960s. ... Clyburn replied: "A lot of us have been saying for a long time that much of this, much of this is not about health care a all. And I think a lot of those people today demonstrated that this is not about health care... it is about trying to extend a basic fundamental right to people who are less powerful."
This filth must be stared down. They are cowards and they will fall.

March 20, 2010

Batshit crazy Michelle Bachmann, Steve King lie about health care reform

Call your representative. Now. Everything you read below is a fucking lie. Obamacare threatens U.S. future - Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rep. Steve King - POLITICO.com
By now, most Americans know the dirty details of Obamacare. It raises taxes. It will force Americans to pay for other people's abortions. It will put the government in charge of more than 18 percent of our private sector economy. It may provide benefits to up to 6.1 million illegal immigrants. It diminishes liberty and gives government more power. Most egregiously, it is not constitutional. ... one group will be hit especially hard – our senior citizens. Always the wisest folks, seniors have been against this bill from the beginning. And for good reason. Obamacare cuts a half-trillion dollars in health care for seniors to lay the foundation for socialized medicine.... If this bill passes, health care will cost far more than it does now, or ever did in the past. It will be more expensive for individuals and more expensive for businesses — and it will provide less service.

March 18, 2010

Patients devastated as many doctors begin to refuse Medicaid

As Medicaid Payments Shrink, Patients Are Abandoned - NYTimes.com
As she began a punishing regimen of chemotherapy and radiation, Mrs. Vliet found a measure of comfort in her monthly appointments with her primary care physician, Dr. Saed J. Sahouri, who had been monitoring her health for nearly two years. She was devastated, therefore, when Dr. Sahouri informed her a few months later that he could no longer see her because, like a growing number of doctors, he had stopped taking patients with Medicaid. Dr. Sahouri said that his reimbursements from Medicaid were so low — often no more than $25 per office visit — that he was losing money every time a patient walked in his exam room. The final insult, he said, came when Michigan cut those payments by 8 percent last year to help close a gaping budget shortfall.