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Archive for July, 2009

A Special Place in Hell for Healthcare Reform Opponents.

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 I learned just minutes ago that a member of my extended family died of throat cancer (my step-brothers’ father). As bad as it is to lose any family member to cancer, it is made doubly awful by the fact it happened so quickly. Around February or March of this year, he was finally hospitalized after […]

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July 26, 2009
Posted in: Healthcare, Politics, Rants

How to fund healthcare and create jobs by closing foreign tax loopholes.

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 A story on the BBC caught my attention last week:   China’s economy soars thanks to MASSIVE government spending on infrastructure   In a perfect example of “the tail wagging the dog”, the Republican minority… the very same group whose policies got us into this economic nightmare… are controlling the debate on how to revive […]

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July 20, 2009
Posted in: Healthcare, Politics, Rants, Seems Obvious to Me

Global Warming will mean FEWER mid-Summer hurricanes, not more.

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  (It appears I need to forewarn new readers that the purpose of this weeks column is to highlight the potential for great damage to the environmental message by arguing a misconception as “fact”, and then having to listen to Conservatives use that assumption against you when it doesn’t come true. To be forewarned is […]

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July 13, 2009
Posted in: General, Global Warming, myth busting, Predictions, Seems Obvious to Me

Their Own Little World, where Bad is Good.

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 I actually watch “Fox newz Sunday” every week as part of my Sunday routine. And almost without fail, I will hear someone say something so mind-boggling that it is clear Conservatives live on a different planet if not an alternate reality entirely. During “Fox news Sunday” yesterday (7/5/09), Senate Minority Leader John Boehner, in a […]

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July 6, 2009
Posted in: Politics