Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Visit Congressman With Guts
Republican's Health Plan: Get sick and die quickly
Saturday, October 10, 2009
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
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Share your memories of him.
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
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
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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.