Archive for the ‘Healthcare’ Category

Thanksgiving With My Conservative Family Explains A Lot

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When you’re the only Liberal in a family of Conservatives living in the South, getting together for the holidays can be a tricky thing. But mostly, it has taught me a lot about the Conservative Mind and particularly why they believe what they believe. First, you start with a foundation of bigotry. It may not be very deep, but […]

 
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November 30, 2015
Posted in: General, Healthcare, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me

Dr Carson Revives Dangerous “Health Savings Account” Zombie from 2012

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I have a long standing rule not to criticize truly awful GOP Primary candidates when they are winning. “When your opponent(s) are digging themselves into a hole, the only thing you should hand them is a shovel.” I’m going to break that rule this week because Dr. Ben Carson has decided to bring back a dangerous (and arguably […]

 
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October 26, 2015
Posted in: Economy, Election, fake scandals, Greed, Healthcare, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Ebola Hysteria Is A Greater Threat Than Ebola

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In the Summer of 2001, before “9/11”, reports of an 8 year old Florida boy losing an arm after being attacked by a Bull Shark grabbed the headlines. A day or two later, a New York man vacationing in the Bahamas lost a leg in a shark attack. Barely a week after that, another Florida man was bitten six miles from the spot […]

 
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October 20, 2014
Posted in: Election, fake scandals, Healthcare, myth busting

Ebola Is Only the Latest Terror Helping Conservative Find Their Pro-Big Government Roots (again)

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Whenever someone whines “both Parties are the saaaaaaame!”, I tell them (after telling them they’re an idiot) that “the difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans think government is a force of evil that can’t do anything right while Democrats see government as a Public Service that exists solely for the Public Good. You either believe one […]

 
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October 6, 2014
Posted in: Election, General, Healthcare, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity

VA or Private Care: Denied Care Is Always Bad Care and GOP to Blame for Both

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These past few weeks, the biggest news (prior to a young douchebag with a history of mental problems being able to buy a gun and kill a half dozen classmates because no girl would date the creepy bastard) was that Administrators of the Arizona Veterans Administration had been cooking the books, intentionally deceiving the VA HQ, in order to win performance […]

 
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May 26, 2014
Posted in: Healthcare, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, rewriting history, Scandals

Mom Near Death, my letter to the White House

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I‘ve spoken to you several times over the past 10 months regarding my mother’s ongoing medical catastrophe. Last week, she had to be rushed to the hospital after developing pneumonia. After just five days, the hospital discharged her back to the nursing home. 22 hours later, she went into cardiac arrest and is now in extremely […]

 
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March 31, 2014
Posted in: Crime, Greed, Healthcare, Right-Wing Insanity

Mugsy’s Annual Predictions for 2014: No more predictions for Syria (kinda)

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I never put any stock in “13” being an “unlucky number”, but after the year I just had, one can’t help but wonder. My predictions for 2013 were a bit rushed. I cranked them out at the last minute as I spent my days preoccupied trying to save the life of my beloved cat “Lefty”. One year […]

 
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December 30, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Election, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes, voting, War

It Must Be Exhausting to Be A Republican

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I could never do it. I mean, being a Republican nowadays means living in a CONSTANT state of utter OUTRAGE! It must be exhausting to be a Republican. And if you’re a Teabagger? OMG, forget it! I’d be too tired to pull the trigger on the gun in my mouth. Yesterday’s Sunday shows were a primer in cluelessness. I watch all three […]

 
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November 4, 2013
Posted in: fake scandals, Healthcare, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Strike Nine. No lawyer will take Mom’s case because of Texas tort law. Help.

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Over the past few months, I’ve kept you apprised of the situation regarding my mother, first ending up in a Houston hospital after receiving chemo over my objections, reporting on how Obamacare has already helped her, and my update this past week on how the Shutdown created still more problems for her. Well, as the saying […]

 
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October 28, 2013
Posted in: Crime, General, Healthcare, Money, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity

Republicans Sabotaged Obamacare Rollout, then point to problems as proof the ACA is a failure.

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Everywhere I turned yesterday on the Sunday talk shows, some Right Winger was pointing to the botched rollout of the Federal “Health Care Exchange” website as evidence “Obamacare” was a failure. As both a former website developer AND small-business owner, I take great umbrage to the idea that if the website is a “failure” that the company is also a failure […]

 
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October 21, 2013
Posted in: Economy, fake scandals, General, Healthcare, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

The Shutdown Gets Personal: Getting Mom to a Doctor

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October 7, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Healthcare, Partisanship, Right-Wing Insanity

What the Debt Ceiling Fight is REALLY About: Impeachment

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By the time you read this, you’ll already know whether or not the GOP has once again Shutdown the Federal Government for the first time since they last did it 17 years ago. But let me make a last minute prediction that in the wee hours of the morning, both sides will agree to a one-month extension, at […]

 
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October 1, 2013
Posted in: Economy, fake scandals, General, Healthcare, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional