Daily Topics - Wednesday July 28th, 2010

Hour One - Sheriff of Maricopa County Joe Arpaio www.mcso.org Arresting protestors tomorrow?

Plus...Maria Elena Durazo Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) Leading 550 union members to Phoenix Thursday to protest new immigration law

Plus...Sheriff Clarence Dupnik http://pimasheriff.org Sheriff who is against new law

Hour Two - Raven Brooks Executive Director of Netroots Nation www.netrootsnation.org Rush Limbaugh says, Netroots...really "nutroots" with "zit-faced, f-bomb dropping little people"

Hour Three - Wayne Root Libertarian www.root4america.com Is President Obama’s “real agenda” super secret scary…socialism?!

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Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 10 years 8 weeks ago
#1

Gawd! These anti immigrant folks just have to shift the blame from one class of workers to another. The worst thing wrong with morons is morons with power.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 10 years 8 weeks ago
#2

Sheriff Joe sure seems to be having problems finding laws against illegal employers, but no problem exaggerating existing laws against undocumented workers. I wonder what's keeping him from looking into the illegal employer problem and existing laws about it... I'm guessing a green veil and a bullies attitude. All I ever heard about Sheriff Joe, leads me to believe he's a pseudo sadist (and perhaps not even pseudo).

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rladlof's picture
rladlof 10 years 8 weeks ago
#3

Comment I posted to California's Department of Managed Care's Comment Website - http://www.hmohelp.ca.gov/aboutthedmhc/gen/gen_hmohelp.aspx :

I am counting down the four days until Blue Shield of California destroys over two decades of continuity of care just to protect the executive bonus of Bruce Bodaken (Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer) . . . So you can understand my rant:

Blue Shield of California AND Cedars Sinai Medical Group and Cedars Sinai Health Associates are in the middle of their biennial HMO Provider negotiations.

My company received a letter from Blue Shield, dated 05/28/10, notifying the company that Cedars-Sinai Health Associates/Cedars-Sinai Medical Group will no longer be a provider for Blue Shield. As Cedar-Sinai is one of the finest and largest medical providers in the entire country, it caused concern that Blue Shield appeared intent on blockading staff members of our company from seeking the best quality healthcare available in the local region. My company was left wondering what it said about worthiness of Blue Shield as a vendor that their reimbursement rates are unacceptable to such a quality institution. Frankly, my company paid $81,997.86 in 2009 and has paid $43 thousand in premiums this year to date and we were left questioning if our company’s premium dollars could be more wisely spent.

On a personal note: My family has received letters from both Blue Shield and Cedars Sinai describing the impasse in their negotiations. The letter from Blue Shield states that they will be transferring my family to another medical group on 08/01/10 . . . One that is over fifty miles from my home and with a far less than stellar reputation. From my point of view, this is an extremely poor provider choice. So I expressed to my insurance agency that I, personally, had less than zero interest ensuring the salary and bonuses of Blue Shield’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Bodaken, at the expense of providing adequate healthcare for my beloved family.

My agent provided me a direct contact within Blue Shield of California so I could adequately express my personal discontent as I was sure that calling Customer Service would not allow me to efficiently and effectively communicate my personal views regarding the situation. Being helpful, my agent did so.

I recognize that the individual I spoke with is employed as a flack and it was her obligation to her company to diffuse dissatisfaction in Blue Shield’s customer base. Once I finally impressed upon her that I am an accounting and finance professional with almost two decades of experience and a business degree from Pepperdine University and actually do understand the process of (and the use of public opinion in) business negotiations, I believe that she did listen to my personal concerns. On the other hand, I was left with the distinct impression that Blue Shield will do as they see fit to ensure the paying for the overhead that represents their company and its profits.

In short, I was not placated but I believe that one person at Blue Shield might have heard me.

I read my company’s renewal letter from Mark Gastineau, Senior Vice President of Blue Shield of California at the mid July . . . Rate increase 10.3%. Services and definitions will be modified in their favor. Additionally, it turns out that if we re-up with them they will cut that increase by about half by lowering our risk profile . . . BUT will not state the quote of the rate increase that way SO other insurers are forced to quote us at the higher risk profile.

I recognize that with Blue Shield my company paid about 9.6% more in 2008 over 2009 AND although we have had less employees this year, my company is paying 5.3% more in 2010 than in 2009. While health insurance presently makes up 3.0% of my company‘s expenses, it remains important to employee satisfaction and retention.

To sum up the situation:

  1. Blue Shield of California wants to cut the reimbursement rates paid to Cedars Sinai Medical Group and Cedars Sinai Health Associates beyond the quick (dead into heart wood, keeping with the metaphor) and Cedars refuses to be screwed into the dirt (brand new metaphor).

  1. Blue Shield of California feels that their profit margins are sacred as it is what their Executive Bonuses are paid upon AND Blue Shield of California’s Executives feel that their Executive Bonuses are sacred . . . More sacred than providing quality healthcare to their paying customers . . . More sacred than reimbursing healthcare providers adequately . . . More sacred than allowing patients to see the healthcare provider of their choice . . . More sacred than giving my family members access to one of the largest healthcare providers in the whole State of California . . . More sacred than allowing my family to be treated by the nationally recognized medical Excellence Center of our choice.
  2. So the truth about the big lie that the health insurance industry purveyed during the Obamacare debate is that government will never come between me and my doctor BUT Blue Shield of California will enthusiastically do so . . . Is that government will never deny me healthcare I deserve and have paid for BUT Blue Shield of California will enthusiastically do so . . . Is that government will never ration healthcare BUT Blue Shield of California will enthusiastically do so . . . (The Death Panel thingy was also false).
  3. So my kid can’t see the doctor she has seen since birth . . . My wife and I can’t see our doctor . . . Who cares if Cedars Sinai actually saved my life and my only child was born into and lived her entire life under Cedar Sinai’s care.

My overriding concern is that I remain interested in ensuring that my family receive effective, efficient and quality healthcare from the provider of my choice.

Given that their Blue Shield of California totally mishandled me when I expressed my displeasure AND that they are imposing a 10.3% rate increase upon the premium that my company and I pay for coverage, I am expressing my discontent in a public forum. My personal concerns with BSoC do not seem to be resolving. While these may not be the deciding factors on whether my company stays with BSOC, please, understand that I personally remain notably less than pleased.

In short, this situation is wholly unacceptable and definitely figures into the discussion of whether Blue Shield will continue as my company’s health insurance provider in the future. Both service and cost containment are important to my company. If it were solely up to me, BSoC would probably lose over $100K in premium next year.

It appears that no one in the upper echelons at Blue Shield of California experiences shame so the direct effect of my postings will be minimal BUT hopefully my rants will result in enough inquiry/work that BSoC realizes that it is in their best interest to do the ethical thing and stop Inappropriately handling Cedars AND my family can see their chosen doctors and medical staff.

Foodfascist's picture
Foodfascist 10 years 8 weeks ago
#4

Georgia caller Consequences not thought through. The real issue is that with no papers, you can be detained for no real crime, unless of course we make it a crime.

sugarchai's picture
sugarchai 10 years 8 weeks ago
#5

Whoah, Thom. Don't jump to conclusions about laws in GA--or anywhere else for that matter. I live in GA, too, and my understanding is that if you are stopped and don't have identification, you may be detained until you can produce something or someone who can identify you. Take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_and_identify_statutes#States_with_.E2.80.9Cstop-and-identify.E2.80.9D_statutes.

Foodfascist's picture
Foodfascist 10 years 8 weeks ago
#6

@Gene lol- morons in power much worse than regular morons---

sugarchai's picture
sugarchai 10 years 8 weeks ago
#7

@ Maxrot - Check out the link I posted.

Foodfascist's picture
Foodfascist 10 years 8 weeks ago
#8

google jan brewer private prison conflict lobbyist

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 10 years 8 weeks ago
#9

Perhaps the caller is wrong about having to carry ID, but I thought there were legal issues if you didn't carry ID with you. I don't like it, and it would be nice if I have been misinformed. Does anyone out there know if there are such laws? Federally or individual states (say California for instance). I confess I never looked up the penal code, I just took the information at face value at the time and never really questioned it until now.

N

Jeanie's picture
Jeanie 10 years 8 weeks ago
#10

Our local Channel 5 did an investigation and tried to corner our governor Jan Brewer about the ties her close staff has with a rich private prison company, Corrections Corporation of America. Channel 5 says they would gain tremendously if SB1070 is allowed to go thru as is currently written. CCA says they had nothing to do with this law being passed and "currently" doesn't have a contract to house detainees.

"Paul Senseman is the governor’s deputy chief of staff. He is also a former lobbyist for CCA. His wife is listed as a current lobbyist for the company. Chuck Coughlin is one of the governor’s policy advisers and her campaign chairman. Coughlin’s company, HighGround Public Affairs Consultants, currently lobbies for CCA."

There's a video that I listened to on the afternoon show that was hysterical--Jan Brewer refusing to answer anything and running away when asked about the CCA. But I can't get the video to work now. A conspiracy!!!!

http://www.kpho.com/iteam/24362212/detail.html

Jeanie's picture
Jeanie 10 years 8 weeks ago
#11

Callers on our local station (that carries this show) talk about things like police raiding a fast food place and, upon hearing a Spanish conversation, demanding to see ID and citizenship. People who do nothing wrong but need to prove citizenship. There's too many of these stories that somehow don't get into our paper (or if they do, they're buried deeply).

pahrumplife's picture
pahrumplife 10 years 8 weeks ago
#12

For an in depth presentation of how CCA, the insidious for profit prison industry juggernaut, operates - their abominable history, their government and private accomplices, the way they furtively find their way into the heart of town, maybe yours, in the midst unsuspecting townspeople - have a long look at www.pahrumplife.org. Also many links such as the Phoenix TV KPHO video, on the first page, abound here.

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 10 years 8 weeks ago
#13

@sugarchai, I checked out tgat link. It seems to me that technically you don't have to legally carry an ID, there is no law against it, however if you're detained by the police "for reasonable suspicion" (which generally can mean any damn thing they want), if you don't have an ID, they can detain you until somehow your identity can be verified.

So if you don't have an ID on you if stopped, you aren't in violation of any law, and there doesn't seem to be any specific penalty except "detainment" (which seems to be a penalty by default to me). That and I'm sure police records will record that you were questioned, detained.... then arrested for assaulting an officer with foul language. ;-)

N

Jeanie's picture
Jeanie 10 years 8 weeks ago
#14

Jan Brewer slashed funding for the poor, the disabled, people on Medicaid, and education in order to balance our budget. Refused to raise any taxes on corporations. Did put out to the people an initiative for a one cent sales tax, 2/3 of which would go to the schools (which we desperately need--our funding for schools is the absolute lowest in the whole country). It passed, thankfully.

(They had to restore the $$ for the federal CHIP program (healthcare for kids) or they'd lose the whole federal match [billions]. They knew this but acted only after it was publicized.)

When she slashed the budget, she said, "This is a good day for Arizona."

This is what a "compassionate conservative" does.

I wonder how come there's no money for a social safety net, but there is money to go to court for things like SB1070. And to fight the huge lawsuits that Sherrif Joe causes because of his people's brutality.

sugarchai's picture
sugarchai 10 years 8 weeks ago
#15

The law in GA, to the best of my understanding, was designed to address loitering. There is a big debate, especially in Atlanta, around the issue of street people. It may just be a political ploy to get to the immigrant issue, but either way, it's hard to keep the human rights piece in front of all the shouting and power-grabbing.

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 10 years 8 weeks ago
#16

If Medicare is "socialized medicine" what's the problem? Those who scream "socialism" want socialism for their profit, and "free markets" for everyone else.

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 10 years 8 weeks ago
#17

The "papers please" (or else) schema is nothing less than "prove to me (the state) that you are not committing a crime." There is nothing more dangerous than this concept. A democracy ceases to exist in this context.

Jeanie's picture
Jeanie 10 years 8 weeks ago
#18

Gene, they also want "socialism" when they get sick or get robbed or want to drink clean water and eat non-tainted food. And they don't want to pay for it.

Kai Wen's picture
Kai Wen 10 years 8 weeks ago
#19

Remember, back in the '30s (think Grapes of Wrath), California tried to stop people from other states (maybe Oaklahoma) from entering the state. The supreme court said they couldn't do that. The Fourth Turning strikes again!

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 10 years 8 weeks ago
#20

Thom's rant about how conservatives used to be (Ike) is great and all. Nice to know that at one time the Republicans did have something of a practical ideology. Now all they seem to care about is finding the latest greatest trick to get into power and pump money into the lobbyists bosses, so they get their kickbacks. They figured out that you can't be a criminal if you change the laws to make it legal for them to take bribes in various forms. No they aren't technically criminal, but they are immoral, unprincipled, self centered traitors to the American way.

N

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 10 years 8 weeks ago
#21

59 "people" killed in Afghanistan this month? Does this count include citizens?

making progress's picture
making progress 10 years 8 weeks ago
#22

Pipeline Leaks, Over 800,000 Gallons of Oil Spew in Michigan
Published on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 by the Lansing State Journal (Michigan)

Environmental experts say it's too soon to know the full extent of the damage caused by this week's spill of an estimated 819,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River watershed in Calhoun County. However, one thing is clear: The area's environment will feel the effects of the spill for years to come.
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/07/28

camplunalinda's picture
camplunalinda 10 years 8 weeks ago
#23

HI, MD, IL, NJ, WA, MA --

Six NPV (National Popular Vote) states --

should Top-Two states be excluded from NPV?

even if they allow write-in votes --

thank-you for your consideration --

GRATEFULLY EVERYTHING CHANGES --

with so many options

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 10 years 8 weeks ago
#24

@Jeanie :

Who are "they"?

charell's picture
charell 10 years 8 weeks ago
#25

SB1070: Private Prison Lobbyists are Jan Brewer's Top Advisors

3 minutes into the video on this page http://www.kpho.com/news/24362212/detail.html it shows Jan Brewer fleeing the interview when the reporter asks her about her top advisors and their connection to the private prison industry.

From the report:
"CBS 5 News investigation revealed that there is one business that could profit from the implementation of SB 1070 and similar immigration measures. The private prison industry houses illegal immigrant detainees for the federal government. Those companies could gain contracts with state and local agencies to house illegal immigrants arrested for state violations.

"Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, holds the federal contract to house detainees in Arizona. The company bills $11 million per month. CBS 5 Investigates learned that two of Brewer’s top advisers have connections to CCA.

"Paul Senseman is the governor’s deputy chief of staff. He is also a former lobbyist for CCA. His wife is listed as a current lobbyist for the company.

"Chuck Coughlin is one of the governor’s policy advisers and her campaign chairman. Coughlin’s company, HighGround Public Affairs Consultants, currently lobbies for CCA."

Surprise, surprise, surprise!

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 10 years 8 weeks ago
#26

Are ants and bees evil because they are socialists?

Jeanie's picture
Jeanie 10 years 8 weeks ago
#27

"Those who scream "socialism" want socialism for their profit, and "free markets" for everyone else."

The same people who claim to hate socialistic/humanitarian ideals actually do want these for themselves, but not for others.

DRichards's picture
DRichards 10 years 8 weeks ago
#28

The US town that outsourced everything

Today, Maywood is America's (and possibly the world's) first completely outsourced city. Where other local authorities might privatise their traffic wardens or binmen, Maywood's council has gone the whole hog: sacking everyone from school crossing guards and parking wardens, to street maintenance workers, park wardens, librarians and even the clerical staff in city hall. The number of people it now has on its payroll?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-us-town-that-outsourced-everything-2036929.html

robertgray86@gmail.com's picture
robertgray86@gm... 10 years 8 weeks ago
#29

Thom:

Is there any way we can make a discussion thread per daily topic? It seems a bit disorganized here - trying sort through the posts to see which ones are relevevant to which topic - not to mention sorting out the posts which have nothing to do with any topic.

Thanks

rladlof's picture
rladlof 10 years 8 weeks ago
#30

I always get the woogy-woogy feeling that a big part of the reason the Obama Administration appointed Governor Janet Napolitano was to elevate Jan Brewer . . . .

nora's picture
nora 10 years 8 weeks ago
#31

I.D. required. Vagrancy?

I.D.-checking by The Authorities is justified when police check someone for being a vagrant, I thought. Is that no longer the case?

gerald's picture
gerald 10 years 8 weeks ago
#32

The United States of Satan's Disciples expands into another war - Somalia. What we are experiencing is similar to Germany expanding into Eastern and Western Europe. The United States of Numb Nuts is emulating Germany.

speedbird9's picture
speedbird9 10 years 8 weeks ago
#33

Someone correct me please if I'm wrong, but wasn't there a SCOTUS decision back in the 1990's that said the police COULD demand to see a person's identification and could arrest and charge that person if they either refused or didn't have ID to show?

Sorry about the apparent run-on sentence.

Gene Savory's picture
Gene Savory 10 years 8 weeks ago
#34

Those who scream fascism, communism, socialism, islamofascism, naziism without any understanding beyond the label are, unfortunately, the voters who have been dumbed down by control freaks who have infiltrated our educational systems.

rladlof's picture
rladlof 10 years 8 weeks ago
#35

@Gene Savory: Ants and bees are evil because of their innate authoritarian nature . . .

Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 10 years 8 weeks ago
#36

Well if you can't vote if you don't pay your fair share of taxes, then I think there would be a strong case to prevent the wealthy from voting. Lord knows they sure in the hell don't pay a fair share of taxes.

N

gerald's picture
gerald 10 years 8 weeks ago
#37

robertgray86@gm, you make an interesting comment. Here is what I see as a problem. There is so much information on the internet that needs to be shared with the listeners. To limit comments on Thom's blog is similar to the U. S. government limiting our use of the internet. To me America and her expansion of wars are very relevant topics. There may be listeners who favor war and to alert persons to more wars is irrelevant. I disagree.

rladlof's picture
rladlof 10 years 8 weeks ago
#38

@RobertGrey86: Dude! You’re harshing my question all authority, all structure be damned buzz . . . We’re liberals and don’t need no stinking rules . . . Call me, Libertine!

If you go to your User Profile . . . You can post a New Blog from there . . . Then you gotta shake your tail so all us unstructured type of folk will join you.

DRichards's picture
DRichards 10 years 8 weeks ago
#39

China Calls Our Bluff: "The US is Insolvent and Faces Bankruptcy as a Pure Debtor Nation but [U.S.] Rating Agencies Still Give it High Rankings"

America's biggest creditor - China - has called our bluff.

As the Financial Times notes, the head of China's biggest credit rating agency has said America is insolvent and that U.S. credit ratings are a joke:

The head of China’s largest credit rating agency has slammed his western counterparts for causing the global financial crisis and said that as the world’s largest creditor nation China should have a bigger say in how governments and their debt are rated.

“The western rating agencies are politicised and highly ideological and they do not adhere to objective standards,” Guan Jianzhong, chairman of Dagong Global Credit Rating, told the Financial Times in an interview.http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/

charell's picture
charell 10 years 8 weeks ago
#40

Left/Right Difference:

Why does the left always seem to be on the losing side? Everyone on the Right receives their marching orders and are in lock step with their talking points and message. On the Left we are all over the map. Recent examples:

Randi Rhodes claims we need to stay in Afghanistan to save the Afghan people. Thom had Robert Greenwald on yesterday saying that idea is ridiculous.

Mike Malloy screams, "I'll never, ever vote Democratic again!" Thom says we must vote democratic because Supreme Court appointees are so important.

When we figure out a way to heard cats maybe we'll finally get the upper hand.

gerald's picture
gerald 10 years 8 weeks ago
#41

Is this article irrelevant ot relevant? I want to share this information with you. There are some who will believe that this information is irrelevant. http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Great-Decoupling-of-Co-by-Robert-Reich-100727-334.html

nora's picture
nora 10 years 8 weeks ago
#42

Socialism&Obama

Corporatist-style use of socialism uses destabilization to undo a society (killing the middle class), to undo an economy (repeated crashes and wealth consolidation), to undo a culture (replacing it with a pre-fab culture via media (government or corporate controlled) and production (available materials restricted, even to the point of required uniforms).

Isn't this what whas done in the process when the West's rich funded the Russian Revolution? Russian society, economy and culture crashed because of the destabilization of the Russian state (including the assassination of the Czar) and even more destabilized by the Revolution itself; then the people were promised a solution that provided some kind of fair distribution of wealth (socialist system) and -- in exchange for education and just enough to eat not to starve -- were robbed of all individuality and personal igenuity, made to wear uniforms, forced to accept totalitarianism and a tyrannical dictator who disappeared, tortured, imprisoned indefinitely and assassinated people BY LAW.

The destabilization issue is the most important and it is rarely addressed. The destabilization exists as a step everytime when the imperialists

:: used imperialism (as was used with impunity in pre-Gandhi days, dividing and conquering areas, reducing cooperation and increasing competition, cornering markets, creating shortages and forcing economic dependence),

:: colonialism (as Europeans did in Africa and Israelis do now against Palestine when they seize and settle lands),

:: use of war to destabilize and reshape a country (for example, the destruction of Iraq via "Shock and Awe" followed by the so-called "free market" template (disaster capitalism) then forced upon the Iraqi people)

:: corporate/financier-controlled growth of "socialism/communism" (as occurred in Russia and China the formation of factions which were originally financed by the certain wealthy entities in the West)

Anything that comes close to these kinds of destabilization should be scrutinized closely.

So, some claim Obama is a "socialist". I am most concerned about WHAT KIND OF socialist Obama may be. Democratic Socialist is the only safe kind so far. My concern is that Obama and the Corporatist DLC democrats are the other kind of socialist, and I say this only because they are dragging their feet in controlling the DESTABILIZING forces that are now gripping this nation and indeed are part of those forces. Forces like:

1/ UNCONTROLLED financial power in the hands of the financiers and corporations to the point of FACILITATING their actions through government-approved BAIL-OUTS and programs (like so-called healthcare reform) that keep corporations on top of the heap

2/ CONTINUED failure to take measures to halt the home mortgage collapse, the shrinking of the Middle Class, and the continuing ill-health and suffering of The People due to UNAFFORDABLE health care, and

3/ PROMOTION of unfair, tax-free loopholes and laws which favor ONLY The Richest individuals and corporations, including "subsidies" in myriad forms (such as ostensibly FREE public land leases), and freedoms to lobby and exercise unlimited campaign-finance contributions. This is a use of socialist-welfare methods for the benefit of corporations.

There are probably more examples, but I don't have time right now to go further.

So, the question is, not whether Obama is a socialist, but WHAT kind of socialist, imo.

gerald's picture
gerald 10 years 8 weeks ago
#43

Thom usually starts his show by letting us know that there is so much news to discuss. Yes, he does have guests on his show. They will have an agenda to discuss. I would prefer no news. I would prefer that life is great and we are living in harmony with all of God's children. That is not our world. Here is an important article. http://www.opednews.com/articles/How-Bush-Botched-the-Afgha-by-Robert-Parry-100726-912.html

gerald's picture
gerald 10 years 8 weeks ago
#44

Is the killing of God's children in wrong and immoral wars - relevant or irrelevant?

gerald's picture
gerald 10 years 8 weeks ago
#45
gerald's picture
gerald 10 years 8 weeks ago
#46

Americans with their love for the killing God's children means that we remain in a perpetual state of mortal sin with damned souls.

gerald's picture
gerald 10 years 8 weeks ago
#47

Kay Granger and her outrage! http://c4ss.org/content/3271

Republicans ruthlessly reshaped America to hold onto power - can Dems do the same thing to save it?

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