Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 11:49pm
That's the stat I heard on the evening news at my Mom's.
So that would be 1 in 5 that didn't get covered (and for some nutso reason, Bush decided to force the neediest into the program first). And of that 1 in 5, statistics indicate that X number will die without the medication they need. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 11:20pm
Laugh along with Rummy! USA Today:
With help from the Pentagon's chief laughter instructor, families of National Guard members are learning to walk like a penguin, laugh like a lion and blurt "ha, ha, hee, hee and ho, ho."
"I laugh every chance I get," says the instructor, retired Army colonel James "Scotty" Scott. "That's why I'm blessed to be at the Pentagon, where we definitely need a lot of laughter in our lives."
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Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 10:15pm
Unless we uncrown him. Yes, it's a Constitutional crisis.
Of course, Gore's speech at Constitution Hall was all over the evening news—No? Gosh. Anyhow. The full text is here. Read it all, but here is the money thread for me:
The principle alternative to democracy throughout history has been the consolidation of virtually all state power in the hands of a single strongman or small group who together exercise that power without the informed consent of the governed. Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 6:34pm
Submitted by tresy on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 5:47pm
The Toronto Globe and Mail tells the Liberals that they'd like to try dating other people for a while:
Three Reasons Why It's Time for Change
Canada has been well served by 12-plus years of Liberal rule. Despite what the opposition parties would have us believe, it has not been all scandal and nest-feathering. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 12:19pm
Kevin Drum links to this editorial by Niall Ferguson. Kevin predicts we'll be hearing a lot more of Ferguson's pontifications about Iran (and others like them) in the coming months. I suspect he's right. The Karl Rove playbook calls for another cynical repetition of fearmongering in a desperate attempt to hang on to Congress in the midterm elections. Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 12:23am
I saw the leader of the land shooting a spitball
It had a plastic cap, killed a boy out in the hall
Blood was spilling everywhere, it was quite a mess
He blamed it on the CIA and got them to confess Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Sun, 01/15/2006 - 11:54pm
Submitted by shystee on Sat, 01/14/2006 - 4:35pm
To call last week's ScAlito hearings "Kabuki" is a grave insult to Traditional Japanese Theater.
But there were plenty of theatrics. The Dem's rehearsed, polite outrage. I wonder which of Lindsey "Huckleberry" Graham's lines was the cue for Mrs. Scalito to start the waterworks.
Despite the drama, the outcome was pre-determined. Everyone knows how a tragedy will end. Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Fri, 01/13/2006 - 7:59pm
Well, a couple more Media Whores (no, not the good kind, as from the late lamented MediaWhoresOnline blog) have been busted for payola. Yeah, shock, awe, all the neighbors say they were such quiet, normal folks, etc. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tresy on Thu, 01/12/2006 - 7:57pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/12/2006 - 7:03pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/12/2006 - 4:59pm
Submitted by MJS on Thu, 01/12/2006 - 2:50pm
Visiting aliens seen relaxing after visit to spa for massages and group waxing
(Jivester News, Lmtd.) In response to the Senate's questioning of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, and concerned by the potential for Female Reproductive Coercement by the Government of the United States of America, visiting aliens from Dildonvulvia released a statement warning Earthlings to "keep their mitts out of our pudendas." Read below the fold...
Submitted by leah on Thu, 01/12/2006 - 1:29pm
QUICK UPDATE: Day 4.
Morning session has begun, and I'm watching and noting. I am also dealing with a sick dog, so some of my attention has been distracted.
In summary - mostly Democrats have used their time, Republicans are holding back, reserving their time for later, or perhaps the end. There will be an executive session at some point before lunch, and the afternoon will be taken up with witness panels for and against.
Let me emphasize to all of you that Democrats have done a fine job, again, today, one that no one our side should be muttering about. Read below the fold...