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Health Care Reform — Myths vs. Facts

When one in three Americans say someone in their family skipped pills, postponed or cut back on needed medical care due to the cost; when countless bankruptcies are related to medical expenses; when the number of uninsured approaches 50 million; when government spending on health programs rises so rapidly that it jeopardizes other priorities; and when employers struggle to pay for the costs of health care, the fact is, we can’t afford not to fix health care. — AARP

Please read Myths Vs Facts regarding health care reform. You can also help counter the fear mongering.


Lazy Sunday Round-up

This week, The Sensuous Curmudgeon responds to an article written by Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute. The article is entitled The Proper Rebuttal to the Flying Spaghetti Monster: Cartoon Satire on South Park. In it, Luskin refers to the almighty FSM as “arbitrary, silly and unscientific”. The blasphemer! Check out The Curmudgeon’s response!

Vjack, author of Atheist Revolution has written about a group of Christians in a small town in Indiana who are recording license plates and taking photos of people coming and going from a local porn shop. They then post the photos to a website in an effort to scare off customers and force the shop to close.

You have got to watch the video linked to from this post at “Why, That’s Delightful!” with Graham Linehan. It’s a video of a woman freaking out over a rainbow in her water sprinkler. Apparently, this is evidence of a government conspiracy to poison us. Or something. Bless her heart. But damn, it’s funny!

In Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, Christine Tarbet writes about her struggle to find affordable health insurance. She currently pays more than $475 per month for COBRA and still had to pay $50 for ear drops last week! She’s having a hard time getting new coverage because, after all, she’s actually been sick a few times in the last ten years. None of this would be an issue if we had national health care.

Is the end of the world approaching? Will we all be gobbled up by black holes, or something? Read Tenth of September 2008 — The End of the World?, by Gary Murning to find out (I hope he doesn’t think I’m Annie Wilkes in disguise).

That’s all for this week. If I keep sitting here, I’ll drink more coffee. If I drink more coffee, I’ll be impersonating a pinball for the rest of the day.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


The Lazy Class

Besides the one I wrote about here, another one of D.J.’s posts keeps showing up in My Comments.

In this one he outlines what he believes to be Barack Obama’s socialist agenda:

1. Give an immediate $250 to ‘workers and their families’.
2. Give an immediate $250 to seniors for whatever reason.
3. Give another $250 to ‘workers and seniors’ if the economy worsens.
4. Give money to (aka Provide relief for) homeowners hit by the housing crisis.
5. Create a $10 billion foreclosure fund for irresponsible homeowners.
6. Create an mortgage interest credit (negative tax) only for ‘low-income’ workers.
7. Ensure freedom to unionize (form unions)
8. Provide UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE COVERAGE by providing the ‘average’ family a $2500 reduction in premiums.
9. Make college ‘affordable’ by providing $4000 tax credit (read ‘tax redistribution’)
10. Tackle ‘concentrated poverty’ in America.
11. Increase the supply of affordable housing (read Government housing)
12. Give every American a $1000 personal check for his/her vote in November. (OK, I made the last one up, but it sure fits the pattern!)

I’m not going to argue whether or not this is a socialist agenda; I don’t want to explain socialism to yet another ignorant fool. No, what I take issue with is this:

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Bill O’Reilly On Erectile Dysfunction

Sometimes when I’m having trouble falling asleep, I lie in bed and flip through the television channels. Reading doesn’t work for me because I become engrossed in whatever I’m reading and end up staying awake much later than I should.

Since I find most television relatively boring, I usually start to doze off after about half an hour of channel surfing. During this short time period, I inevitably come across Bill O’Reilly yakking about something or another. He seems to spend a lot of time bashing Planned Parenthood, from what I’ve seen.

Last time I stumbled across his show, he was saying that PP should have its Federal funding pulled because he doesn’t like some of the ads they run on their own websites. Apparently O’Reilly is offended by discussion of genital warts. Honestly, he seems offended to the point of hostility by any discussion relating to sex, although he seems quite… sensitive about the topic of erectile dysfunction:

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The Powers That Be

After reading Let There Be Gas at Gary William Murning Online, I became intrigued and decided to follow up on Prayer at the Pump. I thought that with the way things have been going, if gas prices started to go down, I might give this whole God thing a bit more consideration. Well… not really, but that was kind of funny, huh?

Anyway, I’m interested in knowing what Twyman and Co. have to say about this:

Gasoline prices have soared to levels never seen before as even the inflation-adjusted price for a gallon of unleaded topped the 1981 record spike in price that had stood for 26 years.

CNNMoney.com

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