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In fact, a 2009 study by researchers at Harvard Medical School found 45,000 people die in the United States each year due largely to a lack of health insurance and inability to access quality care. That comes out to one death every 12 seconds.


This week in the War on Women: Hey, sluts, want an abortion? Screw a married 'pro-life' congressman!

A pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post.

The congressman, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, was trying to save his marriage at the time, according to his remarks on the call, made in September of 2000.

"You told me you'd have an abortion, and now we're getting too far along without one," DesJarlais tells the woman at one point in the call while negotiating with her over whether he'll reveal her identity to his wife.
"You told me you would have time to go with me and everything," the woman complains.

"I said, if I could, I would, didn't I? And I will try," DesJarlais says. "If I can time, you're saying you still will?"

"Yeah," the woman answers.

"This is not fair to me. I don't want you in my life," the woman says.

"Well, I didn't want to be in your life either, but you lied to me about something that caused us to be in this situation, and that's not my fault, that's yours," the doctor responds.

"Well, it's fault for sleeping with your patient," the woman fires back.

"If we need to go to Atlanta, or whatever, to get this solved and get it over with so we can get on with our lives, then let's do it," DesJarlais says.

“Well, we’ve got to do something soon. And you’ve even got to admit that because the clock is ticking right?” he says at another point.


Old Mother Hubbard: part of Willard’s 47 percent


Buck Up, Wuss

TPM Editor’s Blog
Buck Up, Wuss
JOSH MARSHALL OCTOBER 13, 2012, 11:21 AM 1282

TPM Reader RD (with a female first name) isn’t having any of it …

I think Dems deserve to lose if they feel like that person in the email. Dems are funny in a way Republicans are not; they are effeminate (for lack of a better word). They get their feelings hurt or perceive they are losing or they become disappointed in their candidate, they go around with the “Woe is me, I am so depressed but I’ll do what I have to do”.

What’s even more amazing is it is the Dems, not the Repubs who let a debate… a debate…after over three years in office, and Obama still can’t please these crybabies. The “Woe is me” attitude brings down everyone around them. Funny, dems are doing EXACTLY what Rush Limbaugh claimed the media was doing to surpass the Republican vote. Make them think it was a done deal, Mitt could not win. But dems can only blame themselves. They’ve told Obama what they thought of his performance and instead of waiting to see what happens at next debate, instead of listening to what he’s saying, looking at his actual actions, they they have pretty much written him off (apparently the person in your email post has but hey, they’ll do their part begrudgingly and vote for him). I say this as someone who was behind Bush all eight years, who supported Obama in 08’, who supported him his whole presidency, even when he made decisions I did not agree with, and I support him now. No wonder dems always look like wussies and go down with their heads between their legs. Yes, the right word is EFFEMINATE!


Oct. 18 - Obama to make second 'Daily Show' appearance since taking office

Obama to make second 'Daily Show' appearance since taking office
By Daniel Strauss - 10/12/12 04:22 PM ET

President Obama will appear as a guest on the "Daily Show" on Oct. 18.

The appearance, which Comedy Central announced Friday, will be Obama's second since he took office. His first appearance was on Oct. 27, 2010.

Some viewers were surprised with the host Jon Stewart's tough questioning of Obama during his first appearance on the show as a sitting president. Stewart pressed Obama on a number of topics Democrats had recently been criticizing the president on, like healthcare and repealing the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. But the White House deemed the appearance a "success."

"Our viewpoint is that when the president gets to talk about what he's done and sit through what people may or may not have heard, it's a positive benefit," then-White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in 2010.

"So I would think of it as a success."


“It’s Magic”: Prestidigitation and other ways to Steal an Election - By: Greg Palast

“It’s Magic”: Prestidigitation and other ways to Steal an Election
By: Greg Palast Friday October 12, 2012 12:39 pm

(from Billionaires & Ballot Bandits by Greg Palast with an Introduction by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Comics by Ted Rall)

Here’s an easy way to spoil a vote: digitize it . . . then lose the digits.

Prestidigitation is the French-derived term for conjury, legerdemain, sleight-of-hand, presto-change-o hand-jive, disappearing trickery . . . or, in the language of Karl Rove, “Helping America Vote.”

Following what the media called the “Florida debacle,” the winners of the debacle agreed to “reform” the voting system. So the Bush administration proposed and Congress passed the Help America Vote Act.

The best way to prevent voting reform is to pass a voting reform bill—especially if it’s written by the folks that helped themselves to your vote in the first place.

The Help America Vote Act is not the most Orwellian named, satanic law ever passed by Congress, but it tries. To avoid ballots with hanging chads, the law simply does away with ballots, providing about $4 billion in subsidies for Direct Recording Equipment (DREs), better known as “computer ballots” or “black box voting.”


the rest:

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If Fox "News" Was Around On September 26, 1960

ALERT: ROVEs American CrossRoads & FIRED Consultant's SPROULs Strategic Alliance-Share SAME Address!

ALERT: Roves American CrossRoads & FIRED Consultant's SPROUL'S Strategic Alliance Share The SAME Address

45 North Hills Drive
Suite 100
Warrenton, VA 20186

THIS CONNECTS Nathan Sproul and Strategic Allied Consulting to the Ed Gillespie and Karl Rove "American Crossroads" 527.

Looks like Karl Rove has a hand in running (and funding) Nathan Sproul's black ops this election year. Much like Rove has done since 2000.


The Googles says that address is a law office:
HoltzmanVogelJosefiak PLLC provides counseling and compliance services to individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations, trade associations, PACs, Super PACs and candidates who are engaged in influencing the public policy arena in Washington and across the nation.

Jill Holtzman Vogel (born July 6, 1970, in Roanoke, Virginia) is an American politician. A Republican, she was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 2007. She currently represents the 27th district in the northern part of the state, consisting of Clarke and Frederick Counties, the city of Winchester, and parts of Fauquier and Loudoun Counties.

William Koch, Billionaire Koch Brother, Accused Of Imprisoning Executive

Source: Huffington Post

William Koch, Billionaire Koch Brother, Accused Of Imprisoning Executive
Posted: 10/13/2012 9:39 am EDT

Billionaire William Koch is facing a lawsuit in federal court from a former top-level employee who claims the energy mogul lured him to a secluded property, where he was imprisoned and interrogated for a period of time, according to a report in Courthouse News.


Martensen alleges that the multiple-day-long incident was set off by an anonymous letter accusing Martensen of mismanaging and stealing from Oxbow Carbon & Minerals International while serving as the company's vice president. That accusation prompted the company's leadership to read Martensen's letters and emails without his knowledge, the suit charges, which led the company to discover that Martensen had deep reservations about the legality of the company's tax avoidance strategies.

Martensen alleges he was told by his superiors that he was transferred overseas to Asia so that the Koch company could avoid paying U.S. taxes on some $200,000,000 in profits.


Martensen had a flight booked from Aspen, but was not permitted to travel to the airport, he claims, as a local sheriff worked with Koch's employees to "make sure you don't wander off," according to the complaint. He says he was subjected to a several-hour interrogation, fired, held against his will on the property, then forced to fly in a private plane to San Francisco, accompanied by a man he believed to be armed.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/13/william-koch-kirby-martensen_n_1962400.html
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