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.
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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.

The opinions expressed in this post are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the members of the Garland Area Democratic Club

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Approachable Senator

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The Dream Shall Never Die

Tonight, please light a candle in your window to memorialize Senator Kennedy.
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This is the cause of my life. It is a key reason that I defied my illness last summer to speak at the Democratic convention in Denver—to support Barack Obama, but also to make sure, as I said, "that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American...will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not just a privilege." For four decades I have carried this cause—from the floor of the United States Senate to every part of this country. It has never been merely a question of policy; it goes to the heart of my belief in a just society. Now the issue has more meaning for me—and more urgency—than ever before. But it's always been deeply personal, because the importance of health care has been a recurrent lesson throughout most of my 77 years.

— Ted Kennedy

Tribute to Senator Ted Kennedy from the 2008 Democratic National Convention

Remembering Ted Kennedy from the Organizing for America Blog

Monday, August 24, 2009

Baptist Preacher Prays For Obama To Die

From Alan Colmes:
Pastor Steven L. Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona says he hates President Obama and is praying for him to die.

At 6:10 into the below video: “I hate Barack Obama.” God hates him, too, says this “man of God”. It’s reminiscent of pastor and former Southern Baptist Convention official Wiley Drake, who told me he practices imprecatory prayer also asking for the death of the president.

Oh, yeah, and Gays should get the death penalty.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The GOP Wants To Shout Down Health Care Reform

Obama death squads? Mobs at health care town halls are grassroots protest? Doesn't seem to be the case. They're PR operatives getting rich scaring Americans about health care reform.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

White House Calls Out Matt Drudge

In a video posted on YouTube and the White House blog
, the Obama administration fired back at the Drudge Report Tuesday, part of a fresh "viral" pushback over what it called a "campaign of misstatements and outright falsehoods" on health care. "There are a lot of very deceiving headlines out there right now, such as this one," said White House aide Linda Douglass.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

reBlog from: The Garland Area Democratic Club Blog: More Health Care Scare Tactics

I found this fascinating quote today:

The brainwashing talking points are well known: "Busloads of people coming down from Canada because they can't get health care there.""We don't want the government getting between us and our doctors.""People in Canada have to wait for months to see their doctors." So what do real people in Canada say?Joe Mama, The Garland Area Democratic Club Blog: More Health Care Scare Tactics, Jul 2009

You should read the whole article.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Secret of Success

What could it be that keeps people working for 17 years in a Pita factory?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Our Last Putz Alert

It's good for the country that George is finally back in Texas, but there's going to be a big comedy void with him gone. Barack Obama's statesmanship aside, even diehard Republicans must have looked at Bush and wondered how this schlamazel got elected in the first place.

Thursday, January 15, 2009