The speech

September 9, 2009 at 6:36 PM (Uncategorized) (, , )

It was amazing …real specifics…”won’t back down”
catastrophic coverage available *now* no ‘death panels,’ tort reform. Medicare protection…calling private insurers out in no uncertain terms and telling them the gravy train will soon be over, in order to make the present system more effective…and the public option not thrown under the bus…yet.

And the letter from Teddy, confirming that it is a moral issue, a test of the country’s character…

And Congresscritter Joe Wilson, SC, calling the President a liar in the middle of the address????
A joint session of Congress is not a Teabagger protest or a town hall meeting, you shameful creep.

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Regarding the (rumored) deal

August 13, 2009 at 10:59 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

twixt PHArma, The White House, SEIU, and the AMA:

Many of my friends further left will disagree with me…that’s fine. I’m open to the wailing and gnashing of teeth re: single payer et. al. Makes me sad too. But, paradoxically, I rejoice when I see an attempt at a nifty bit of ruthless pragmatism, myself being a ruthless pragmatist, rather than an ideological purist.

(Trek Reference to Follow:)

If we have to make allies of the Romulans and the Klingons to kick the Dominion out of the Alpha Quadrant…if that’s the weapon we have to hand right now….

Then let’s do this thing.

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Latest Press Conference from Vulcan

July 26, 2009 at 9:12 AM (Uncategorized) (, , )

via Kos (It’s funny. Really)

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The “Special Olympics” remark

March 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Like a lot of people I watched the Tonight show  last night…

And it looks like even the guy who mentioned the disabled in his campaign speeches has some internal bias/and or learning that he needs to do.  He compared his (relatively low?) bowling score to the Special Olympics.

But, unlike his immediate predecessor, this is the guy that will learn.  He knows it slipped out, and I don’t believe there was any malice involved…

But he’s learning now, like anyone who comes around the disability community with language that holds us up as the BadPeopleToBeComparedAgainst…that this was not, and should never be the right thing to say.

What do we want….a guy that says a wrong thing, and the taped NBC show being honest enough not to edit it out of the tape at the last minute…a guy that knows he was wrong and will not pull this type of metaphor out of his head again..

Or do we want those who go on a network obvious enough to edit clips to suit their agenda, or guys who would, *even* if they said such a thing and were confronted with the *videotaped evidence*…lie about it to your face?

I’ll take a truthful mistake over a culture of deception any day.

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Something a bit more hopeful

January 19, 2009 at 10:08 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Obama speaks about impairment, disability and autism

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