Monthly Archives: August 2009
A letter to the President
My wife has sent the following letter to President Obama: Dear Mr. President, My name is Jennene and I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. RA can also cause … Continue reading
Roger and “Death Panels”
I will assume everyone knows the film critic Roger Ebert. He nearly died from bone cancer in his jaw. He has two good articles reflecting his opinion of health care reform and those who oppose it. His first, “Death Panels.” … Continue reading
For me this is a season of hope — new hope for a justice and fair prosperity for the many, and not just for the few — new hope. And this is the cause of my life — new hope … Continue reading
Dying for affordable health care
From the UK Guardian: In the furious debate gripping America over the future of its health system, one voice has been lost amid the shouting. It is that of a distinguished gynaecologist, aged 67, called Dr Joseph Manley. For 35 … Continue reading
Against the Public option? What about Medicare?
This Washington Post article highlights what I view as the big hypocrisy in this whole partisan effort to sink the “public option:” We already have a big, government run health system: Medicare. And most people, including Republicans, don’t want Medicare … Continue reading
Who’s behind the protests?
McClatchy News has an interesting article on who is behind all the protests against health care. Here’s a sample: Conservatives for Patients’ Rights is led by health care entrepreneur Rick Scott, the co-founder of Solantic urgent care walk-in centers, which … Continue reading
I took the VoteMatch quiz and came out with the following result: Where do you stand?
Michele Bachmann (R-MN) had this to say on Sean Hannity’s show: “…under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body ….” Ms. Bachmann has been profoundly pro-life, yet she now echoes the main call of the … Continue reading
A parable of pizza
Dude says he wants pizza, but he obviously doesn’t want pizza.
Clicking around, one stumbles upon some interesting tidbits. I found this on a USA Today commenter’s profile: The Two Wolves One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, My son, … Continue reading