How obvious can they get? I rant and rave about the MSM, especially TV, and its influence on America’s psyche. Somehow they have been able to infiltrate deep enough that most Americans are obliviously ignorant that the Big Money owners of those companies are forming your opinion for you (at least trying).
The Des Moines Register first found that Dennis didn’t have a storefront campaign office and said that this is reason enough to exclude Dennis from the debate… except they then asked that maniac Alan Keyes to join then, altho he has no storefront office in Iowa, but even more atrocious to their reasoning, his NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS address is a PO Box.
We MUST stand up, people. If we want to save our wonderful country from the influences of Big Money (who could care less about you and I), we MUST do something.
I will not likely vote for Ron because he truly is a conservative. So much so that his ideas will take away as many social programs as possible, which we cannot allow at this point in time. He doesn’t believe in evolution and has had a racist background. Even though much better than any other Republican candidate, Ron is NOT what is best for this country right now.
By James Pindell December 29, 2007 01:40 PM
PLAISTOW, N.H. — Ron Paul said the decision to exclude him from a debate on Fox News Sunday the weekend before the New Hampshire Primary is proof that the network “is scared” of him.
“They are scared of me and don’t want my message to get out, but it will,” Paul said in an interview at a diner here. “They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative.”
Paul’s staff said they are beginning to plan a rally that will take place at the same time the 90-minute debate will air on television. It will be taped at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown.
“They will not win this skirmish,” he promised.
The Fox debate occurs less than 24 hours after two back to back Republican and Democratic debates on the same campus sponsored by ABC News, WMUR-TV and the social networking website Facebook.
Paul, the Republican Texas Congressman, was wrapping up his final day of campaigning in New Hampshire until the Iowa Caucuses on Thursday.
He spent much of the day campaigning at diners in Manchester and Plaistow and downtown walks in Derry and Exeter.
The family was “very excited that our case is finally going to be heard,” she said. “There have been so many other people hurt besides us, and hopefully this will just be the best thing for everyone.”
Michael Nutter, a lawyer representing the Haileys, said the ruling would be a boon to his clients’ case.
Blue Shield is “going to need to show — which I don’t think they ever can do in this case — that the Haileys willfully misrepresented something,” he said.
The real value to consumers is that the ruling opens the door for hundreds of trials of similar suits on grounds favorable to people whose policies have been rescinded, said William Shernoff, a Claremont lawyer who represents policyholders.
“What this court is saying is these cases are going to juries, and that’s going to scare the hell out of the insurance companies,” Shernoff said. “Just one or two punitive damage awards by juries will clean this up, and the appellate court is now going to let that happen…”
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So BuelahMan must comment because most Americans do not realize what an unneeded and devastating stranglehold the Health Insurance Companies have over us. They have manipulated people’s lives for profit. It is THAT simple.
Why, again, do we profitize our health? Why are we unlike virtually EVERY OTHER industrialized country and have a single-payer, NOT-FOR-PROFIT health care system for Americans? Why are Americans even listening to the Bush Lite Democrats who want to ensure that the health insurance companies are profitable and are willing to water down and ruin any real attempt at what America needs?If a person votes for anyone other than Kucinich, you are simply endorsing more of the same.I don’t know how to make you people understand such a simple thing. Health Insurance Companies should NEVER make a profit over health. There should be no such thing as health insurance. Why? Because the treatment is undermined for money and profitability and the fact that 1/3 of your dollar goes to employee bonuses, operating expenses, salaries, etc for people who do nothing except make your healthcare worse by trying to find ways NOT to cover you.Face it, the way for them to make money is to take premiums and deny coverage. The more coverage they can control, the more control they have over profits.We feed the damn thing and are too stupid to realize it.Wake Up America. Elect Dennis Kucinich if you want real change and REAL health care.
Being from a small town in Tennessee, I meet a lot of good ole “country folk”. Most of these people are hard working, family loving, and as nationalistic/patriotic as can come. They mainly seem to be members of the Republican Party, as well.
Lately, tho, I have found that this stronghold of Republican followers are dwindling. It is like a massive cut on the head… bleeds like hell and can be scary. I over heard a finely dressed lady speak to a man in the grocery store on Christmas Eve and she said something to the effect that she didn’t understand why people were so upset with the government (that it was a ”democrat party” conspiracy, etc). That when she was young, they had nothing and the government didn’t help (hello TVA, Medicare, etc). The man saw me as I walked by (I had my Kucinich cap on), nodded, then turned back to her with a very odd look in his eye.
I didn’t want to eavesdrop (but I just had to know how he would respond) so I hesitated at the fruit rollup section (as if I would actually eat some of that crap) and he said, “well, I’m an Independent”.
He looked up at me and I smiled, looked them both over and said, “Did you know that Dennis Kucinich won an Independent Primary online poll by vast margins? He actually wins virtually all the online polls.”
“But he’s a Democrat”, she said.
I said, “So? I prefer the right man for the job and not another lying , law-breaking Money Man like Bush. We can’t afford any more corrupt Republican leaders, after what the past 7 years have given us.”
The guy smiled so big I thought his mouth would break. The woman, not so much. Maybe it was her gaudy diamond necklace or the overbearing weight of her health insurance costs that disables this facial phenomena in Republican women.
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Its almost the New Year and with it, I have a new year’s resolution to proclaim regarding old friends and haunts and moving on to new progressive relationships based on sound and truthful communication.
I recently had a circumstance arise where in my defense of Dennis Kucinich (at a progressive discussion board I no longer participate at, link to here and will remain forever unnamed) I came to realize that one of Dennis’ biggest obstacles are those who claim to be progressive types continue to spew the meme that Dennis is unelectable or insignificant.
This altercation caused my thoughts to be deleted without any notice and this simply goes to provide fodder for the nincompoop who makes the claim about Dennis.
These people don’t address a single issue about what Dennis represents… they simply reguritate the MSM talking points, as if they know what they are talking about, but it is absolutely clear they are oblivious to what he represents. In other words, they simply fall for the propaganda.
This, supposedly, from one of their “smarter” contributers.
I attended that message board to discuss things. It was the only one I participated at and thereby wasted a great deal of my time, writing at a hidden board, rampant with censorship and deletion. I will also note that a couple of them were considered friends of mine.
Friends don’t censor their friends without notice and explanation. Even if their motivation is just plain stupidity, they should talk about it.
My offense? I said that the poster who considers Dennis, a presidential candidate polling 4th Nationally, insignificant, was insignificant in comparison.
It is quite telling when a hidden, “progressive” “discussion board” begins their horseshit attempts at censorship over such lame rationale. It reminds me of how the Des Moines Register has treated Dennis about the debate. I mean, it wasn’t like I called him a “Pompous Prick” or anything.
It also proved that I don’t pick my friends very well, either. So, hopefully I learn with time. There are a few folks over there that I truly care about, but they usually didn’t have a lot to say to me anyway.
So you want to know what will be “new”? I will share my thoughts here, where only I will read them, but at least some Richard Noggin’ won’t delete it for no real reason except partiality. And if it does get deleted, at least I can address Dick directly.
Perusing my blogroll, I found this post at BraveNewFilms which has an analogy representing what America has done. This post was in response to a video they showed where Bill O’Lielly and Rep. Jan Schakowsky were
debating arguing whether or not the surge was working. It is not perfect, but pretty good…
It’s an amazing feat of selective amnesia to claim the
surge escalation is working simply because violence in Iraq is down while ignoring the fact that the drop in violence is not clearly because of the surge (as opposed to ethnic cleansing or fighters laying low) and has not lead to the surge escalation’s primary objective, which is creating space for Sunni and Shia politicians to forget their centuries of conflict, create a fair and representative government, provide services and security, get the electricity, gas, and sanitation working, etc. etc. etc. So I came up with an analogy that might help explain it.
Imagine there’s a man, who we’ll call Irak. Irak has a sprained ankle. You claim that Irak’s sprained ankle has given him AIDS, which will lead to you and everyone you know being killed by AIDS. This makes no sense and you know it’s a lie, but you are able to convince your stupider/more trusting friends that this will surely happen so they won’t stop you from doing what you’re about to do.
You break into Irak’s house, trash the place, and attempt to heal Irak’s sprained ankle and alleged AIDS by breaking both his legs. Needless to say, Irak did not have AIDS, and it is revealed that there was never a link between sprained ankles and AIDS.
Now Irak is laying on his floor screaming in pain and writhing in agony with two broken legs and a wrecked house. Whenever you try to move Irak to try to help him, he screams even louder, and the coalition of willing friends who you’d lied into helping you either never showed up or have gone home. Irak’s screams are greatly agitating all of Irak’s neighbors, who never wanted you to go to Irak’s house in the first place.
So you come up with a plan to deal with this horrible situation you’ve created — you believe that if you give Irak enough of a painkiller called Serge, he’ll be able to get himself to Reconciliation Hospital to fix his broken legs. How will Irak get to the hospital if both his legs are broken? You don’t know, but you think giving him lots of Serge is the answer.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to pay for the Serge yourself, and Serge is very expensive. You don’t have much money and you were hoping to use what little you had to help your ailing parents, pay for healthcare and college tuition for your kids, donate to worthy causes, and secure your retirement, but you know you’re responsible for breaking Irak’s legs, and you’re also afraid that Irak’s family and neighbors will kill your whole family if you leave Irak, though you have no proof this would ever happen, and you’ve caused such a mess that everyone, including Irak, would prefer you leave anyway.
So you empty your bank account to buy Serge for Irak, though you can only afford a small amount of it. But Serge accomplishes its goal of deadening a significant amount of Irak’s pain, evidenced by the fact that Irak’s bloodcurdling screams have now diminished to a somewhat tolerable moan. That is, tolerable for you — Irak’s screams and moans, along with your presence, are still greatly upsetting his neighbors and everyone else who knows what you’re doing.
But you’ve succeeded in temporarily reducing Irak’s pain, so you tell Irak that he should seize this opportunity and rush immediately to Reconciliation Hospital. But there are a few major problems with this plan that you should have thought of before you bought all that Serge.
The first is that the Serge, while reducing Irak’s pain, has not fixed his two broken legs or his trashed house. Irak can’t drive with two broken legs or walk to the bus stop. You are unwilling to pay extra for a cab or to make expensive modifications to his car so he can drive it without using his legs, and you don’t want to drive him yourself. Irak could drag himself to the hospital, but this could take a very long time — he would run out of Serge before he got there, and there’s no guarantee that Irak would ever get there even if he had an endless supply of Serge.
Another problem is that Irak hates hospitals. His grandfather was murdered at a hospital, and Irak and his family have had a vendetta against the entire medical profession ever since. Until those who killed Irak’s grandfather are brought to justice, Irak will not set foot in a hospital.
And there are two more big problems. You don’t know where Reconciliation Hospital is — or if it exists at all. You just sort of hoped it existed and that Irak knew how to get there, not appreciating the fact that Irak wouldn’t want to go there even if it existed and he knew where it was. The other problem is that Irak now hates your guts for breaking his legs and trashing his house.
So Irak has thankfully and temporarily reduced his screaming because of all the Serge you gave him, but he is still lying on his floor with two broken legs and a trashed house. You’re starting to run out of Serge, and you don’t have the money to buy more. When you run out of Serge, Irak will start screaming again, making it impossible to get him to Reconciliation Hospital, which Irak would refuse to go to if it existed at all. And Irak’s neighbors will get even angrier.
Was your plan to cure Irak of AIDS, fix Irak’s sprained ankle, and fix Irak’s broken legs successful?