Friday, August 28, 2009

Liberalism Defined - Ted Kennedy

Great editorial cartoon by David Horsey at the Seattle Post Intellegencer.

Catch you later.....

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dear Mr. President

My email to the President:

After 35+ years as a health care provider, I want to let you know that I am strongly in favor of single-payer.

And now I hear you are about to cede the Public Option to the children who holler the loudest.

Shame on you, sir, shame.

This is, in the end, a National Security issue.

Be strong, do the right thing, you'll have no regrets.

Let us down, your re-election and the election of real Democrats becomes much less likely.

And we, as a nation, cannot afford to return to the policies of those who have robbed the middle-class blind, lied us into war, broken the law, diminished our world standing, trampled on the Constitution and turned us, one against the other, for their own selfish gain.

You were elected, by us, to do a job, as a man of principle.

Stand up for those principles, fight the good fight and we're with you.

Lead, sir, for god sake, lead.

Respectfully, M. Z. (

I asked for a reply. If received, it will be posted.

I'm pretty pissed right now.

And I can assure you, tomorrow will bring our clinic more battles with those greedy bastards at the insurance companies, their minimum wage claim deniers and the for-profit bureaucrats that pay them to give the subscriber and provider the least they can legally get away with.

I wonder how hard it is to learn Danish?

Catch you later.....

Saturday, August 15, 2009

World's Smallest Political Quiz

Short and sweet. Try it.

Must be accurate. Thinks I'm a liberal. Duh.

"LIBERALS usually embrace freedom of choice in personal matters, but tend to support significant government control of the economy. They generally support a government-funded "safety net"to help the disadvantaged, and advocate strict regulation of business. Liberals tend to favor environmental regulations, defend civil liberties and free expression, support government action to promote equality, and tolerate diverse lifestyles."

Catch you later.....

National Health Insurance - Harry Truman's Most Bitter Disappointment

"In my message to the Congress of September 6, 1945, there were enumerated in a proposed Economic Bill of Rights certain rights which ought to be assured to every American citizen.

One of them was: "The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health." Another was the "right to adequate protection from the economic fears of . .. sickness ...."

"...We should resolve now that the health of this Nation is a national concern; that financial barriers in the way of attaining health shall be removed; that the health of all its citizens deserves the help of all the Nation. " (see Truman Library)

Truman later wrote: “Democracy thrives on debate and political differences. But I had no patience with the reactionary selfish people and politicians who fought year after year every proposal we made to improve the people’s health. I have had some bitter disappointments as President, but the one that has troubled me most, in a personal way, has been the failure to defeat the organized opposition to a national compulsory health-insurance program. . . . The vast majority of the people have no such organized voice speaking for them.” (Alliance for Democracy)

64 years and counting. This is ridiculous and I've had enough. I'm mad as hell and we shouldn't have to take this anymore.

Catch you later.....

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Compare and Contrast

We had a patient in our clinic last week fuming about the government "taking over" healthcare.

He was quite worked up about it. Had all the talking points down pat.

When he left we proceeded to E-bill his insurance: Medicare and TriCare.

Clueless much?

Catch you later.....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bertrand Russell Nails It

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

Catch you later.....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Glenn Beck's Boyhood Dreams by Calvin and Hobbs

(Click to embiggen)

Yup, seems about right.

Catch you later.....

Monday, August 3, 2009

Why the Public Option Sucks...

From Farleftside (found on Reddit)

Sounds about right to me.

Sorry to have been gone so long. I've been hiking the 'ole Appalachian Trail.

Did I miss anything?

Catch you later....