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When life resembles The Onion

For those of us who’ve been pushing back against anti-vaccination hysteria—most of it coming from the left—I think there’s an inevitable sense that the whole anti-vaccination thing is so nutty that it’s inevitable that it’s going to be picked up by the right wing, the home of most nutty conspiracy…

It’s time to put the insurance companies out of their misery

If I were on trial for robbing a house, the last thing in the world I would do is give a series of public lectures on cat burglary techniques. “I’m completely innocent,” I’d say, as the sample lock clicked open. “I’ve lived a clean life. Any questions about the order…

And that’s why they invented the word ‘systemic’

From litbrit, here’s the softer, more liberal version of the “there is no such thing as racism anymore shuddup” whining: admit that there’s still racism, deny that it’s a legitimate problem. litbrit handles it well, but I want to address a very specific thing I see cropping up over and…

Enough with the whining!

Well, after writing a post on the uselessness of shame as a motivator for better health outcomes, I’m forced to employ shame in an attempt to create better political outcomes. For shame, Obama administration, for using this tactic. “I don’t understand why the left of the left has decided that…

This was going to be a longer post, but it’s just so damn enervating

Until now, when relief is in sight*, I’d never really stopped to do the exact math. I’d guessed at it, sure, but I didn’t have the hard numbers. Most of it gets taken out pre-net, of course, and it wasn’t like I was going to change anything from the knowledge:…

NC wingnuts and health care – ‘no pubic option’

Perhaps it is about the state of education in NC, or a reflection of the right-wing’s obsession with naughty bits…you decide. Shown on the News & Observer’s coverage of a teabagger/birth/health care fearmongerer crowd. From Dem Underground: As a “moran” bonus in the background: “Where’s the birth certificate?” OMG–when angry…

Someone Will Get Shot

I’ve been thinking about the topic of Amanda’s last post for a while now. Here’s what claims to be video of a conservative black man allegedly getting attacked by a union member (it looks a lot more like a lot of people falling down, and I initially thought the victim…

15 seconds or your entire life

You can consider this the post that Ezra didn’t write, I suppose, since it’s taken from a cute and interesting post of his about cell phone companies and extending it to the health care reform debate. The twinkly Ezra post is this interesting one about one of those mild irritants…

We tried to save the lede, but it was underinsured and couldn’t afford the treatment

I’m on a hair trigger these days about health care reform, which is why I was all ready to heap mountains of derision on Obama’s personal physician when I read this headline: Obama’s former doctor critical of White House health care plan Agh! I thought. Another AMA jackass more concerned…

Why the rationing and wait times lies have traction despite being lies

For anyone who has even a vague memory of the 1993 health care debates, the same tired lies about socialism and health care rationing are even more threadbare and obvious. Unfortunately, as I discovered when I wrote a piece for Lemondrop about what the word “socialism” means, how the way…

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