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TOM TOMORROW: Republicans Unite!

Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT
Republicans unite!
by Tom Tomorrow
Reposted from Comics by Tom Tomorrow


Mitt Romney. The Most Vile Lie of All.

Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 04:33 AM PDT
Mitt Romney. The Most Vile Lie of All.
by LaFeminista

This is not a mere pants on fire lie.

“We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack,’  ” he said as he offered more hints as to what he would put in place of “Obamacare,” which he has pledged to repeal.

“No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital. We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.”

This is as heartless and disgusting a lie as is possible

From a Harvard study

The lack of health insurance is associated with as many as 44789 deaths per year in the United States

Or more simply put 1000 deaths for every one million uninsured each year.

So every year we refuse to accept the concept of universal health care, as every other civilized country has applied, this unnecessary death toll mounts. The right scream about the right to life and pro-life, yet this simple idea eludes them.

When you talk about repealing Obamacare in its entirety.

When you talk about eliminating planned parenthood.

You are condemning people to death.

You are condemning people to needless pain and misery.

You are creating millions of grieving relatives.

You are condemning people to economic oblivion.

This goes beyond mere political "untruth" and enters into the world of criminal negligence.

The reality is people are dying every day because the most expensive health care system in the world does not work. This health care system bleeds the economy dry and it destroys lives.

It is time that the politics of division ended and the reality of this nightmare laid bare. It is time for a health care system that serves all Americans.

So FU Mitt Romney and your disgusting lies.

5:01 AM PT: H/T to this addition in the comments

It's not only his most vile lie- (2+ / 0-)

it's also his most irresponsible. He told a national audience that if they use the ER for medical care, they won't have to pay for it. Too many people already believe that, and are shocked when the bills and collection notices arrive.

Spreading that lie is a great way to put even more people on the path to bankruptcy.

by gramofsam1 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 01:58:27 PM CEST


LOL - Love this Obama Ad -- "Big Bird"

TOM TOMORROW: The Plutocrat Attacks

Stewart to O'Reilly: Why Are Tax Break Recipients Viewed as "Savvy" & Welfare Recipients "Moochers"?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 07:40 AM PDT
Stewart to O'Reilly: Why Are Tax Break Recipients Viewed as "Savvy" & Welfare Recipients "Moochers"?
by The TroubadourUnfollow for Writing by David Harris Gershon

Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly engaged in a highly-entertaining and thoughtful debate last night. And while many solid points were made (as well as some false equivalencies from a certain party), the following quote by Jon Stewart stands out as perhaps the most important of the night:

"Why is it that if you take advantage of a corporate tax break you're a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something so you don't go hungry, you're a moocher?

While O'Reilly stated at one point that "nobody begrudges people who need a safety net," he revealed the true face of mainstream conservative thinking when he said that there is just too much entitlement these days. That people (those who are starving, mind you) just expect too much.

Those poor people expect food and shelter and good health. It's too much!

However, the corporate wealthy (and fictitious job creators) feel they are entitled to as much as they want. It's a view The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein, satirically writing in the voice of an equity-fund manager, highlighted succinctly:

"I am the misunderstood superhero of American capitalism, single-handedly creating wealth and prosperity despite all the obstacles put in my way by employees, government and the media.

"I am entitled to all the rights and privileges of running an American company, but owe no loyalty to American workers or taxpayers."

Superheros vs. moochers. This is the way conservatives and Mitt Romney continue to frame this hypocrisy.

It's class war through type-casting. And Stewart, with one, piercing question, blew it apart.

It's a question worth repeating to conservatives everywhere.


The CDC study on guns...shut down.

Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 03:40 PM PDT
The CDC study on guns...shut down.
by lutznancy

...In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he and other researchers at the CDC started looking at gun violence in America.......their conclusions caused the NRA to to lobby Congress and put enough fear into our esteemed politicians to cause them to withdraw the funding.....it shut the whole study down. But look what they found!...


..."We started looking at gun violence as a public health problem at the CDC in the late 80s and early 90s." Rosenberg says. "The standard line from the NRA is that you should have a gun in your house to protect you."

The results of their study speak for themselves: not only does owning a gun not protect you, but it increases the risk of homicide for people in the home three times, and increases the risk of suicide five times.

The same science that researchers use to study traffic deaths and other safety issues can be applied to the study of guns and their impact on the health of society.
"We're being held hostage to firearm violence," Rosenberg says, citing the NRA as the cause. "All of the science that could possibly give us answers is being stopped."

While a tremendous amount of research has been done to stop other leading causes of death, like cancer, or traffic deaths, Rosenberg says that the NRA has successfully put a stop to any work that might have been done to decrease firearm injuries and deaths.
Gun control has not been an issue in this country in years. Democrats have dropped the entire issue. They are so afraid of the NRA that even after all the horrific gun violence in our country in the last year, not a peep about any new gun control laws.

When will this insanity stop?


The Romney debate motto

"If ya can't dazzle 'em with your brilliance, baffle 'em with your bullshit."
-- W.C. Fields

Just sayin'.

Obama: 'When I got on the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney'


The most beautiful web ad I've EVER seen. Get your kleenex ready...

Thank you Expedia!

Punish CNN for Bogus Poll: Remove Candy Crowley as a Moderator

Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 03:05 AM PDT
Punish CNN for Bogus Poll: Remove Candy Crowley as a Moderator

by Seneca Doane

This excellent diary riled me up so much, once I got through reading the report, that I went out and created this Facebook page: "Punish CNN for Distorted Poll; Remove Candy Crowley As Debate Moderator." The thesis is that what CNN has done in seeking out a completely biased poll and then presenting in a way that most people will think that it is representative of the viewing population is so awful, so odious, and so antithetical to fair journalism that the network itself needs to be punished.

How do you punish a network? Well, you can take away one of its honors -- in this case, the honor of having one of its hosts and correspondents moderate a Presidential debate.

Candy Crowley should step down from her post as moderator. If she won't, the Commission should remove her. That's the only way I can think of to make it clear to news organizations that the Older White College-Educated Illiberal Southerners poll, when presented to the public simply as representative of voters who watch the debate, is such an infraction against journalistic principles that it will not be tolerated.

If you agree, please like, share, and comment upon that page. Let's take it viral.

Here's a graphic I made up that sets all of the "zeroed out" categories (except the exclusion of rural voters, for which I didn't have space) next to each other in stark and readily comprehended form. (Free for you to share.)

From my first full entry:

CNN did something absolutely monstrous in covering the public reaction to the Oct. 3 Presidential debate: it polled only white college-educated Southerners over age 49 who self-identified as either "moderate" or "conservative" -- but did not clearly inform the public about its ideologically selective sample. This is the equivalent of polling only Blacks under age 25 from the Northeast and Midwest who had not attended college and self-identified as "liberal" -- and not informing its viewers and readers about the sample composition. The poll showed Romney preferred 67-25 over Obama -- a result that, taken out of context as it was, helped to shape the interpretation of who won the debate.

CNN must now be penalized by losing the honor of having one of its correspondents, Candy Crowley, moderate one of the remaining debates. Otherwise, we as a nation are saying that this is OK.

You need a concrete goal to organize people quickly and well. Refusing to let Candy Crowley further CNN's agenda -- that of "making it a more interesting race" through fraud on the viewing and reading public -- from the moderators chair is concrete. I'll bet that we can boot her out of that position, to be replaced by another female journalist -- and in so doing bring public attention to CNN's heinous action.

Join me, will you?

3:23 AM PT: I realized that I left out some of the most important part: CNN has been representing the "67 to 25" result simply as a poll of a group of voters who watched the debate (to paraphrase), rather than a poll of "a group of white, 50+, college-educated Southern moderates and conservatives who watched the debate." This is most damaging when it comes to headlines. And no, this is not at all accidental.

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