Facebook apparently is too liberal, so some wingnuts are starting their own site, where they can wallow unmolested in hate.
The Rude One’s comments on this are a delight.
Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
We need single-payer (emphasis added–read the rest).
An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60 percent of all bankruptcies are health-related. And a comprehensive study by Harvard researchers who examined a large sample of 2007 bankruptcy filings found that “using a conservative definition, 62.1 percent of all bankruptcies . . . were medical.” That research, published in the American Journal of Medicine, found that most of these “medical debtors were well-educated, owned homes and had middle-class occupations.”
And although access to health insurance can help stave off medical debt, it doesn’t solve the problem. About 10 million insured Americans have medical bills they are unable to pay. The Harvard researchers found that three-quarters of the medical debtors they studied had health insurance.
As long as the primary goal of health insurance is paying country-club fees for health insurance CEOs, we are screwed.
From the website:
Thom Hartmann shares from his book, “Cracking the Code”, the differences between how Liberals and Conservatives view the world.
TPM has an interactive map where you can find out just how popular teabaggery is in your county.
Politeness must be inculcated from a young age.
Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington:
The Regent went on trial today, and the trail opened with a bombshell.
Here’s a snippet from a long report in my local rag:
Attorney Bill Burck said Maureen McDonnell was unhappy and lonely as a governor’s wife. By the time Williams came onto the scene, the former first couple were “barely on speaking terms,” but were “putting on a brave face” for the public.
Burck said Williams used Maureen McDonnell to get to her husband, lavishing her with the “attention and time” she was not getting from “the other man in her life.”
Family Values. It’s a Republican thing.
Video ia C&L, which has more.
A private drone trying to film a wildfire that has charred nearly six square miles in Northern California briefly disrupted firefighting efforts, although workers had gained the upper hand against the blaze, officials said on Monday.
Fire officials spotted the drone over the so-called Sand Fire on Sunday and immediately called police to find the drone’s owner and have the toy grounded to avoid a possible mid-air collision, a California fire official said.
Drones are not the problem. It’s the droners.
What happens when crackpot state legistors arrogate the role of doctor?
Debra L. Ness and Charles Cutler answer that question in the Inky. A nugget:
Pennsylvania and many other states have considered or enacted laws that mandate bad medicine, undermining the relationships between patients and health-care providers. These laws concern a range of issues, including women’s health, gun safety, environmental hazards, and more.
One of these laws forbids doctors from telling patients which by-products of natural-gas extraction may be making them or their children sick. Others prohibit physicians from discussing whether a gun in a patient’s home might be within reach of a small child. Still others require doctors to subject women seeking abortions to unnecessary medical tests or inaccurate information.
This Republican quackery needs to end.
Thomas Henry Huxley:
I know no study which is so unutterably saddening as that of the evolution of humanity, as it is set forth in the annals of history. Out of the darkness of prehistoric ages man emerges with the marks of his lowly origin strong upon him. He is a brute, only more intelligent than the other brutes, a blind prey to impulses, which as often as not led him to destruction; a victim to endless illusions, which make his mental existence a terror and a burden, and fill his physical life with barren toil and battle.
Mike Kelly tries to understand Chris Christie’s veto of a bill to limit the capacity of ammunition clips.
Police say that it is hardly surprising that most mass killers of the last decade have used semi-automatic, military style guns that can be equipped with high-capacity magazines. Whether it’s a Glock or an AR-15, the essential workings are similar. The shooter only has to pull the trigger to fire. And with a magazine that holds a large number of bullets, a killer can keep firing – and murdering — without reloading. What about that last sentence does Chris Christie, our blunderbuss governor, not understand?
You can read his answer at the link, but facts and logic have nothing to do with it.
The base Republican base loves it some guns, and no Republican politician–hell, no Democratic politician–has the guts to go against the gun nuts. Those folks get touchy when their substitute phalli are threatened.
Cenk dissects the duplicitous drivel.