Monday August 3 2009

healthcare-is-right-imagesQuote:  Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned -- Thomas Jefferson

Hour One - Should trees have legal standing in a court of law? Thom is challenging John Lott, PhD

Hour Two - Where is the barrier between freedom of religion and manslaughter when religion replaces medicine for minor children? Chief/Dr. Phillip Cloudpiler Landis

Hour Three - Will a public option lead to single-payer healthcare? Dr David Scheiner, President Obama's physician.

1120a - The California Nurses continued push for single payer healthcare Martha Kuhl


Quark (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago


That just popped into my head, for some reason. I don't know why. I have as little patience (maybe less) than/as you...

mstaggerlee (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago

Quark - or, as Ms Palin said on Twitter last week (quoted by William Shatner on the Tonight Show) - No rain ... no rainbow. :D

Quark (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago


Of course I agree with you. His "benedictions" are remarkably similar, if not identical.

Quark (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago


'Love that William Shatner (tho Spock was always my favorite --- the "cerebral" type. LOL)

Christie (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago

Can anyone tell me the website Tom quoted repeatedly today? I was unable to get it all while driving and now cannot remember it. It was something like "cut the I think? Anyone?
Thanks in advance

crease (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago

Anthony (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago

Teabaggers are Tonsil-Sticks now

Right Wing Think Tanks, Tom? Really? Oxymoron much? Try Right Wing Thought Pits or Thought Plots (as in cemetery).

Think implies current action.

nora (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago

Bussing the Disrupters in to townhall meetings--

Just heard THOM point out that the townhall disrupters are being bussed in.

Man, that is right out of the Corporatist playbook.

I can't even count on my fingers and toes the number of times I witnessed legitimate grassroots activists face busloads of both clueless people or provacateur types bussed in by developers in land use hearings. When we tried to talk to the individuals to find out who bussed them there (to sit in all the hearing room seats and bring hearing rooms to capacity and crowd out actual locals), we were stopped by aggressive handlers, or told by one of the bussed that it was an outing and the box lunches provided on the bus were good(!).

This is corrupt practice that has been used locally for decades!

Quark (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago


Where do you live? Are you the nora from MN? Maybe we could get together at some of these town meetings. I'm in Minneapolis, MN

Rasta (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago



Israel Deports Three US Peace Activists

Three US peace activists from Minneapolis have been deported from Israel after trying to enter the country as part of a human rights delegation. Israeli officials reportedly said the three were security risks and would not be allowed to enter the country. The activists are Sarah Martin, a sixty-nine-year-old retired nurse, and two members of the Anti-War Committee, Katrina Plotz and Karen Sullivan.

Quark (not verified) 13 years 34 weeks ago

Rasta/Weldon listens to "Democracy Now?"

Arturo97 (not verified) 13 years 33 weeks ago

Ironic that the repubs who were willing to spend over $ 700M looking under every Clinton rug for Whitewater conspiracy, aren't curious about the simultaneous "Town Hall" eruptions, in fact the "Tea-baggers" popped out of the woodwork pretty quickly too.

Mike Trethowan (not verified) 13 years 33 weeks ago

I don’t know about the rest of the people commenting on this site, but I am so tired of the lies and tactics of conservatives over health care. These “Shout Downs” are a disgrace. I have decided to create a form that those against the healthcare reform bill can sign. I entitled it “Declaration Of Principals” and It reads:

>>I am principally against any and all Government Run, Government Sponsored, Government Provided or Government Managed Single-payer Healthcare system. I choose to demonstrate those principals by signing this “Declaration Of Principles” and hereby express my desire and intent to; provide my own health insurance, to opt out of any and all Government Run, Government Sponsored, Government Provided or Government Managed Single-payer Healthcare system, now and in the future. Undersigned;

[There is an area for name, phone number, zip code, signature and date for multiple persons.]
It is followed by:

Note: I fully understand that Medicare, Medicaid, VA Medical and Congressional healthcare to be Government Run, Government Sponsored, Government Provided or Government Managed Single-payer Healthcare systems.<<
If you intend to attend town hall meetings where there may be “Shout Downers”, take copies of this and get them to sign it. If they are so against government provided healthcare, get them to put their signature where their mouths are.
If your Congressman is against the healthcare reform, get your Congressman to sign this declaration. If there are video cameras present all the better, confront them while the cameras are on them. Point it out to attending media when persons against healthcare refuse to sign this declaration. Let’s shut these hypocrites’ up once and for all by exposing these people for what they really are. This is in PDF format for those that want one,

AZAFVET (not verified) 13 years 33 weeks ago

I found another meaning for "Cash for Clunkers"

The Health Cartel is giving a lot of Cash to the Clunkers in Washington to kill the Health Care bill.

Time to trade in the old Washington Clunkers for newer greener, models that emit less toxic waste.

A few models would be,,,

The Baucus, on outdated model from the West. The Baucus will run on Gas, Coal or whatever is available, most noted for designers leaving single operator option off the design table.

The Nelson, runs on ethanol but will take any fuel. It is highly unreliable and will let you down in the middle in the middle of an important mission.

The Conrad, a North Dakota clunker that runs as cold as the state it is made in.

The Landrieu, sexy lines but cheaply built. Takes lots of money and maintenance to make it run. Will probably not last another 6 years.

AZAFVET (not verified) 13 years 33 weeks ago

Thom The correct address is WWW:CUTTHECRAP.TYPEPAD.COM

evul_muzik (not verified) 13 years 33 weeks ago

I recently went on a cruise to Alaska. Part of the cruise included a visit to Butchart Gardens in Victoria Canada. I have made some T-shirts that read "Single Payer Health Care Now" in big Iron-on letters. I was wearing said shirt at the garden and a man in his 50s came up and said "you don't really want universal health care do you? it is going to cost so damn much money!" I was stunned I just said "it's tragic". He said "are you from the united states?" I said "yeah" He said "why would you wear that here? they have single payer here and they hate it! I would be ashamed to wear that shirt!" I just made this tick sound in the corner of my mouth and awkwardly turned away. I have been reading Thom Hartmann's Cracking the Code recently and the first thing that came to mind was from the Pencil theft story "Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles." I thought this guy might be hopeless. Later on the bus ride away from the gardens the Canadian bus driver explained his impression of the health care system. Someone asked him if he liked it. He joked "NO, My mother-in-law had a heart attack recently and they put a pacemaker in her just to torment me." My republican in-laws were on the bus too. I figured the fox news watcher who assaulted me earlier must have been sitting at the front of the bus because he kept saying "okay, lets not talk about politics, lets talk about the weather". I gave the bus driver a four dollar tip. He better exchange the American Dollars for Canadian, before the Reagan recession drags us down any further.

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