Secrets of the health care bill -- Two members of our corps of disgruntled staffers have seen the detailed Secret Republican Healthcare Bill (SRHB 1) and offer this glimpse: The bill: Bans anesthetics for Medicaid patients and for Medicare patients over 90. Institutes Life Panels - death panels, except that they're called "life panels." Declares … Continue reading It’s Worse
Time to tone down the rhetoric -- Last week when an irate citizen shot and wounded four Republicans it suddenly dawned on the commentariat that our national rhetoric has gotten dangerously hot. Intemperate radio shock jocks and bloggers have led the charge to demonize the other party. Whether it's asshole Republicans demonizing Democrats or liberals … Continue reading Tone It Down!
Two Marses oppose Paris exit -- In a rare display of solidarity, both Marses, the planet and the candy company, expressed their dismay at the US exit from the Paris Agreement. CEO of Mars, Inc. Grant Reid said, “Mars stands by the Paris Climate Agreement. We remain committed to work with all governments and our … Continue reading Take Care of Your Planet