Thursday edition - September 24, 2009
Bloomberg - 9-24-09
Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin used her first trip to Asia to attack the Federal Reserve...Asked about the difficulties of balancing her political career with her home life, Palin said today: “I have a husband. I could have used a wife.”
HIV Vaccine Shows Promise for First Time, Study Shows
Senators Delay Confronting Hardest Issues Tied to Health Bill
"If you wanted to, you could get on the eBay and you could bid on having dinner with Sarah Palin. Did you know that? Yep, you could bid on it. And the winning bid was $63,000. You get to sit down and have dinner. Of course, you know, for that price - people say that's a lot of money - she'll shoot the main course." --David Letterman
Bombs kill 11 in Iraq's capital, northern city The Associated Press
"Ahmadinejad, quite a speech, that guy. I mean, where is Joe Wilson when you need him, for God's sakes?" --David Letterman
Subject: Tea Baggers
Every time I hear the Republicans called Tea Baggers it cracks me
up. Do they even know the sexual meaning for this term? It is
really suitable for them to choose it as their mantra.
You asked: Do they know the sexual meaning for this term?
If they do, they don't care. Attention to detail is not their strong suit and neither is spelling.
opening week at the U.N., ladies and gentlemen. Security is very tight here in
New York City. A lot of dictators all over the city. You know what I've noticed?
Dictators tend to be tiny. Have you noticed this? Kim Jong Il, a tiny little
guy. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Another guy like this: Mayor Bloomberg." --David
Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Journalism
Much of America
discovered James O'Keefe III and Hannah Giles through their hidden-camera,
make-believe pimp and prostitute videos of ACORN employees giving advice about
establishing a brothel with underage hookers.
But as far back as 2006 — well before the videos became a national sensation and conservative rallying cry — the fresh-faced O'Keefe and Giles connected with a pair of Washington conservative institutions that boast programs training ideological journalists.
GOP to assess governor hopefuls at convention San Francisco Chronicle
Sanford again vows to fight on The State
I Know How This Woman Feels
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
fielded open questions from his constituents on the health reform debate for the
first time this summer.
Patricia Churchill relayed a story about a close family member who recently lost a high paying job and her health insurance. Churchill told Cantor that her relative was dying of stomach tumors and needs an operation as soon as possible. Cantor responded by suggesting that Churchill’s relative should seek “existing government programs” or find charity.
are optimistic about the surgery. They said Cheney's back surgery was quite
risky but not necessary. Risky but not necessary. So it's like the Iraq war."
know what's interesting? Because of all these scandals, the executive director
of Acorn, a woman named Bertha Lewis, said Acorn will fire any employees 'too
stupid to understand they are not reaching professional standards.' Why can't we
get this rule for Congress?" --Jay Leno
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"I know that traffic is insane out there. It's because of the United Nations climate week. And over 150 world leaders are here, including President Obama. It's good to see all these guys get in their separate cars, commuting back and forth to the U.N., to discuss ways to improve our climate." --Jimmy Fallon
Jack Cafferty of CNN - When Tom DeLay Goes to Prison They Can Show His Dancing to the General Inmate Population
you show that Tom DeLay video yet. That's just disturbing...
Blitzer: If you haven't seen it...
Cafferty: It's just disturbing. It's very disturbing.
Blitzer: It takes guts to do that.
Cafferty: It takes something. I'm not sure guts is it.
Blitzer: Wild thing, you make my heart sing.
Cafferty: When he goes to prison they can show that, like the dances and stuff to the general inmate population.
“I am not worried about the deficit.
It is big enough to take care of itself.” - Ronald Reagan
Guantanamo prisoner says he's lost hope in Obama The Associated Press
all just speculation, you know. We don't know any of this actually happened and
we won't be certain that the baby belongs to John Edwards until we see how the
child's hair responds to blow drying." --Jimmy Kimmel
I wonder what kind of pain medication Cheney is taking after his back surgery?
Subject: GOP Health care
I am really dismayed
and actually angry about the way Obama has handled the whole health care
opportunity. After being given a mandate last November, he basically lateraled
it to Reid and Pelosi and said, "You figure it out." Unfortunately, the 535
members of Congress couldn't plan a two-car funeral, never mind a national
health care program. Now we have the Baucus bill and already it has something
like 564 amendments.
Somehow, I don't think that's what the electorate had in mind. Yet Obama gave away the mandate for change, the future structure of health care itself, and the agenda. His opponents seized the agenda and have had a field day with it. Democrats have been on the defensive ever since.
This is an example of why I supported Hillary in the primaries last year. I thought Obama lacked the executive and legislative experience needed to pull off major initiatives, and I think I was right (although I still support him). Obama's team wanted to avoid the mistakes Clinton made but they seem also to have avoided studying the successes LBJ had in civil rights, voting rights, housing, education, and other areas. It's not enough to understand the causes of failure; you also have to understand the drivers of success. I don't think the Obama team did that. This is all IMHO, of course.
Keep us posted on how things are going for you, as we are all really concerned and pulling for you. That's not an opinion, it's a fact!
Hang in there!
Thanks for writing. And your kind words.
I agree Rick. As Dr. Howard Dean suggested, we also need a public option to able to use an existing program such as Medicare/Medicaid for people who don't have health insurance. Without that then where is the reform?
I'm doing OK. My attitude is good but I am as tired and slow as my phone modem connection. Still waiting for treatment.
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