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Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Most Important Date Of This Year - Mark Your Calendar

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Rush Writes A Letter To Obama

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ER Doctor Speaks Out On Healthcare Reform



















His short 2-paragraph letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a "Culture Crisis" instead of a "Health Care Crisis". It’s worth a quick read:


Starner Jones, MD


I am a seventh generation Mississippian and wanted to come back here after going somewhere else for college and medical school.

My extracurricular interests are golf, hunting, fishing and college football.


Dear Sirs:

"During my last night's shift in the ER, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient with an expensive shiny gold tooth, multiple elaborate expensive tattoos, a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and a new cellular telephone equipped with her favorite R&B tune for a ringtone. Glancing over the chart, one could not help noticing her payer status: Medicaid. She smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and, somehow, still has money to buy beer.

And our Congress expects me to pay for this woman's health care? Our nation's health care crisis is not a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. It is a crisis of culture, a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on vices while refusing to take care of one's self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. A culture that thinks "I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me". Life is really not that hard. Most of us reap what we sow. Don't you agree?

STARNER JONES, MD
Jackson , MS


















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“If you want to forget all your troubles, take a little walk in a brand new pair of high-heeled riding boots.”



“Honesty is not something you should flirt with-You should be married to it.”

Taxpayers' bucks spent on trysts, golf, skiing - Washington Times

I'll bet BAM won't mention this in the "We'll curb spending" part of his State Of the Union speech!





Taxpayers' bucks spent on trysts, golf, skiing - Washington Times

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Massachusetts Was An Omen - Dr. Frank Rich

'After the Massachusetts Massacre': 'It was not a referendum on Barack Obama, who in every poll remains one of the most popular politicians in America. It was not a rejection of universal health care, which Massachusetts mandated (with Scott Brown's State Senate vote) in 2006. It was not a harbinger of a resurgent G.O.P., whose numbers remain in the toilet. Brown had the good sense not to identify himself as a Republican in either his campaign advertising or his victory speech.

And yet Tuesday's special election was a dire omen for this White House. If the administration sticks to this trajectory, all bets are off for the political future of a president who rode into office blessed with more high hopes, good will and serious promise than any in modern memory. It's time for him to stop deluding himself. Yes, last week's political obituaries were ludicrously premature. Obama's 50-ish percent first-anniversary approval rating matches not just Carter's but Reagan's. (Bushes 41 and 43 both skyrocketed in Year One.) Still, minor adjustments can't right what's wrong. Obama's plight has been unchanged for months. Neither in action nor in message is he in front of the anger roiling a country where high unemployment remains unchecked and spiraling foreclosures are demolishing the bedrock American dream of home ownership. The president is no longer seen as a savior but as a captive of the interests who ginned up the mess and still profit, hugely, from it. ...

'If the tea party right and populist left agree on anything, it's that big bailed-out banks have and will get away with murder while we pay the bill on credit cards - with ever-rising fees.

Politically, no other issue counts. ... Does health care matter? Not as much as you'd think after this yearlong crusade. ... Each day Washington spends dickering over health care is another day lost while the election-year economy, stupid, remains intractable for Americans who are suffering. On the economic front, Obama needs both stylistic and substantive makeovers. ...

Obama needs more independent economists like Paul Volcker, who was hastily retrieved from exile last week after the Massachusetts massacre prompted the White House to tardily embrace his strictures on big banks. Obama also needs economic spokesmen who are not economists and who can authentically speak to life on the ground. Obama must also reconnect.

The former community organizer whose credit card was denied at the Hertz counter during the 2000 Democratic convention now spends too much time at the White House presiding over boardroom-table meetings and stiff initiative rollouts instead of engaging with Americans not dressed in business suits. When it comes to economic substance, small symbolic gestures (the proposed new bank 'fee') won't cut it. ...

The White House will have to jawbone banks on foreclosures, credit card racketeering and the loosening of credit to small businesses. ... [W]hat happened in Massachusetts will not stay in Massachusetts if this White House fails to reboot.'

Dr. Frank Rich
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