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http://kikoshouse.blogspot.comComment Posted By shaun On 26.08.2009 @ 13:42
How brave you are, Anon. Strong feelings but afraid to put your name to them.Comment Posted By shaun On 26.08.2009 @ 13:11
Written like the true conservative elitist who occasionally lets his hate show.
Yes, he killed a woman (whose birthday was today) and that was unforgivable.
But the next time you see a friend's daughter play a college sport with the same parity as a son, the next time you welcome into your community an immigrant who is not from a Northern European Country, the next time you know of someone who has lost their health-care insurance because of a layoff and has to reply on COBRA, and most importantly, Rick, the next time you drag your sorry ass up a handicapped access ramp because you can't handle the steps, thank Ted Kennedy.
BWhahahhahaha - are you fucking kidding me? I'M THE ELITIST?
This is a man from a family that abused this country with its wealth and privilege for far too long. Do you KNOW anything at all about that family? Holy Jesus! The sense of the law not applying to them was dripping from all of them. Maybe you've only heard about the high profile cases. It goes far far beyond that, beginning with Joe who makes Bernie Madoff look like a fucking saint.
I'll save my thanks for someone who thinks the law applied equally to both him and me.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 26.08.2009 @ 12:04
Rick, you're off your meds again/Comment Posted By shaun On 25.08.2009 @ 08:14
It was worth wading through the hash for the last graf: It's a keeper.
About all I can add is that while Obama's more vociferous opponents are certainly not all racists, I find it hard getting worked up over Republicans being unfairly labeled as such when the party continues its concerted effort to marginalize people of color as potential GOP voters in word and deed.Comment Posted By Shaun On 20.08.2009 @ 10:44
Thank you for a terrific response, Rick.Comment Posted By shaun On 18.08.2009 @ 08:53
Yes, we just have to find some way to expand the health-care pie, so lets throw the entire mess back into the marketplace and the laps of the people who have been so miserly with the pie: Insurance companies, Big Pharma and for-profit hospitals and health-care systems.
There is no free market in health insurance now. It is one of the most heavily regulated industries around. And I agree, reforms are necessary. One might wonder what a true free market in health insurance would look like because companies would no doubt spend most of their time cherry picking healthy people to cover.
But why not insurance pools where risk is spread out over dozens of companies and hundreds of thousands of people? This would certainly help the chronic/pre-existing conditions group. Right now, I'm looking at the Co-op option - doesn't look very promising on a national scale but statewide might be interesting. And I still think the tax subsidy is the best way to insure those who don't have insurance but want it.
Open competition over state lines would help also. As would tort reform - funny we never hear anything about that from your side even though a Price Waterhouse study concluded that 10% of heath care costs are derived from defensive medicine - a direct result of suit happy Americans who see dollar signs if they even imagine they can make a case against a doctor.
Efficiencies derived from reforming Medicare - especially how doctors and hospitals are re-imbursed and rewarding medical professionals for quality care - small, reasonable steps that would be followed by other small steps which would eventually change the system for the better.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 17.08.2009 @ 12:48
Excellent post, although I agree with Conservosnemesis that race plays an uncomfortably larger role in the GOP's dogged drive to make it increasingly irrelevant to an increasing number of voters.
This from a guy who votes for more Rs than Ds because they usually field a better candidate at the state and local level. Nationally, however . . . it's a bleak landscape.Comment Posted By Shaun On 30.07.2009 @ 10:14
Beautiful, Rick. Just beautiful.Comment Posted By shaun On 20.07.2009 @ 13:03
Considering the atrociousness of this post, a little piling on is in order.
Behind that phony Betsy McCaughey smile (you're such a sucker for purdy conservatives, Rick) lurks a serial malevolence regarding anything to do with health-care reform masked as plain-out lying. Could this have anything to do with her ties to Big Pharama? (Cough, cough.)
Incidentally, in 1993 Betsey was hard at work selling the same Kool Aid that you drank in a series of op-eds claiming that what Bill Clinton was saying about HillaryCare was markedly different than what the plan actually would do.
Different decade, same old excrement.Comment Posted By Shaun On 17.07.2009 @ 10:32