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Rick Perry in negotiations to accept Medicaid expansion - Turning Texas Blue

much much more at link

Edit, so as not to mess with your brains, this is satire.
I just found out. I thought it was true.
So funny.


This morning it is being reported that Texas Governor Rick Perry has agreed to enter into negotiations with the majority Republican legislature concerning ACA Medicaid expansion. Previously Perry had publicly turned down any thought of accepting any provisions in the ACA which has become better known as Obamacare.

But many Republican State legislators in Texas are receiving requests from constituents wanting to take advantage of this opportunity. One Republican legislator who would not go on the record told me there is a lot of anxiety in the chamber as members watch other states taking advantage of the ACA Medicaid expansion.
He went on to say, “ What are we going to do come 2014, what am I going to tell my constituents, that you can’t have insurance because I am a principled man, that is BS, and I’ll tell you I am not the only Republican in this chamber who feels this way.

We can’t ride on coattails no more, and this Abbot a lot of us are not fans of his, and Wendy Davis has lit a fire in the suburbs with women voters. We are in for a hell of a fight in this state. The Republicans in Washington might not see it, but hell, every time I walk out my office door I have to pass by these Turning Texas Blue volunteers registering folks and selling them on the idea of Medicaid expansion.”
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Dec 4, 2013, 05:59 PM (4 replies)

It's a curious phenomenon, the ways various people see him,

as if they knew him, or knew more than their
own small point of view.

I don't see a corporatist, I see a man of integrity who
is doing his best, working way harder than probably
nearly anybody else on the planet, to do the right thing
for the people of this country and the world as well.

He is not stupid enough to be blind to the damages
being done by corporations, cheaters and deceivers,
fearmongerers, warmongerers, godmongerers. As
far as I can tell he has always been a man of heart
and conscience, great intelligence and courage.
That's how he was raised and who he became.

I have never had particular expectations of what
he's able/willing to do as president, and for that I am
glad. I continue to see a man of vision who is
having a big impact on history. He is navigating
brilliantly, in my opinion, through a delicate maze
of obstructionist spiderwebs and previous administrations'
devastation. When he became president it was like a
war zone, and continues to be. Not only had Bush
wrecked everything, but there were enemies and
spies everywhere, the media propaganda machine
was all set to roll, the money was all in place, the
supreme court was in the pocket, and wall street
was flying high with liars and thieves at the top.

Look what has happened anyway. Don't be
cynical, it helps nobody. Focus on solutions.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:47 PM (3 replies)

Can somebody explain "rub the mexican monkey" to me?

Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Dec 3, 2013, 08:54 PM (67 replies)

Storm Turns Lighthouses into a Chilling Masterpiece

more pics at link:

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:19 PM (47 replies)

it's a matter of his own heart, nothing to do with people voting.

Maybe as Pope he will have more opportunity to meet
and listen to the righteous (vs religious) side of these

This can cause a person to evolve -- an open mind
and heart. All of us have been blind in one way or
another in our lives. Something changed, made us
see or think differently.

Time will tell.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Thu Nov 28, 2013, 09:50 PM (1 replies)

There are different types of abuse. Violence is the imposition of one's will upon another.

I think you know this.

Pressure to have sex, unwanted unrelenting pressure,
psychologically manipulative pressure, is sexual
violence. It's harder to identify than violent sex.

And because it's impossible to prosecute and hard
to prove, it can be twice as damaging to the
non-consenting party.

My opinion.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Tue Nov 26, 2013, 12:55 PM (0 replies)

Zimmerman in the Dallas News: "Who Was the Real Thug?"


But here’s the thing: Why did some of us need Trayvon to be an angel in the first place? Why did they feel such a pressing urgency to magnify — and manufacture — his failings? Why was it so important to them to make him unworthy of sympathy?

It is a question that assumes new potency the more we see of George Zimmerman. On the day he shot Trayvon, this hero of the conservative noise machine, this righteous white Hispanic man who was, they say, just standing his ground, already had a record that included an accusation he attacked an undercover police officer. That same year — 2005 — a woman sought a restraining order against him, alleging domestic violence.

In September, Zimmerman had a fresh run-in with police over a domestic violence accusation by his estranged wife. In this latest episode, a girlfriend said he pulled a gun on her. In court, she said that once, he even tried to choke her.

Granted, none of these charges has been adjudicated, but there is certainly a pattern here. It ought to give decent people pause and the conservative noise machine shame — assuming it is capable of that emotion. That pattern paints in neon the machine’s willful blindness, the reflexive alacrity with which it assigns the thug label to the black kid — and innocence to the white man.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Mon Nov 25, 2013, 02:57 PM (33 replies)

Photographic proof that my cat turns into a vampire bat while he sleeps.

Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Nov 24, 2013, 11:00 PM (35 replies)

I never understand what is meant by "our great ally" as I don't have warm feelings

about the way Israel has dictated so much of our foreign
policy, not so much an ally as a blackmailer.

Nor their wanton disregard of many respectful
requests to make peace with neighbors.

Nor the arrogance with which that government
views and criticizes a President I happen to love.

Nor the amount of US taxpayer dollars funding
their settlements and their bombs.

It seems to me they are "our great obstacle" to
making allies of EVERYBODY in the region and
I bet lots of people would go for that.

Brothers and sisters in the Middle East
of all religions and tribal persuasions want
peace. Children everywhere want peace, old
people want peace, mothers and fathers,
almost everyone.

Peace is POSSIBLE.
If we want it, it is possible.
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sun Nov 24, 2013, 10:01 PM (2 replies)

"Internet" did not create this.. just saying

This guy is a product and creature of our times, The Age of Who-gives-a-shit.

The conscience receptors seem to have atrophied in this branch of our species.

Such people can't survive for long under scrutiny, in daylight -- any more than a nightcrawler can enjoy a day playing outside in the warm sun.

This is why the mighty Internet is a wonderful thing. Almost nobody can hide. Lies can only be disguised for a little while. Things are becoming transparent. The manifest world is becoming transparent. We begin to see that which is behind everything.

somewhat related:
I thought this looked a lot like the Speaker of the House:
Posted by Voice for Peace | Sat Nov 23, 2013, 01:40 PM (0 replies)
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