Sunday, October 25, 2009

We'll Miss You Soupy

Soupy Sales passed away this week at the age of 83. He never talked down to kids and was one of the most recognized comedians of the 1960s. Along with Chuck McCann and Sandy Becker, Soupy knew how to entertain with his endless parade of characters and sketches, some based on Vaudeville. These great entertainers worked magic with a bare bones budget. All it took was talent.

That Happy Feeling - Sandy Becker

Thank you Sandy Becker. Thank you for all of the great memories. You were silly, dignified, off the wall and a great role model.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Alan Grayson Honors Those Who Died for Lack of Health Insurance, Launches

He's a representative in one of the most Conservative areas of Florida. More members of Congress should take a lesson from Alan Grayson. The Republicans are already mounting a financial drive to raise money for his opponent.
Visit Congressman With Guts

Republican's Health Plan: Get sick and die quickly

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on Health Care Reform

By way of The Huffington Post

Olbermann delivered an hour-long "Special Comment" tonight on the urgent need for health care reform. Drawing on his personal experiences with the system, especially the ordeal of his father falling gravely ill and being hospitalized, Olbermann describes a decaying system that is failing to fulfill one of the most important priorities we have as a nation: taking care of our citizens.

Olbermann particularly targets the insurance companies, illustrating how their business models are more focused on making money than helping people, which leads to very perverse incentives. The insurance companies are concerned about profit, which is why they're fighting against health reform. Olbermann concludes, "The insurance companies are at war with America."

At the end of the show, Olbermann states that he is going to demonstrate his support for reform by donating money to help the establishment of free clinics in the capital cities of each of the states of the six senators who are blocking reform. He will offer further information on how other can participate.

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