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Archive for August, 2009

Fastest Man on the Planet enjoys Quick Hits

Usain Bolt only has time for Quick Hits

Every Monday thru Friday A few times per week, around noon time we will post a few op-ed pieces from newspapers, mainstream websites, or elsewhere from the blogosphere: 
  • Barack Obama supporting Health Care Reform – New York Times
  • Ross Douthat asks if Republicans are using the correct strategy in opposing Health Care Reform – New York Times
  •  T. Boone Pickens & Ted Turner on importance of Renewable Energy – Wall Street Journal
 

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Watch the first 15 seconds of this video from Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher. Notice anything about the Hitler signs being carried at this protest outside of a town hall in California? Conservative columnist for the New York Times and Maher panelist Ross Douthat did, but you won’t find it anywhere on the internet (even in this clipped video) or talked about in the mainstream media. (more…)

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Its tough to categorically list all the positives and negatives in the Health Care debate to date.  Since now Democratic Senators are even backing off the idea that there is a bill to discuss (see: Senator Claire McCaskill) or being vague and not saying what they truly support (see: President Barack Obama) its tough to pinpoint exactly what will be in the final bill until it makes its way to vote. But here is a progress report to list some pros and cons of the expected bill: (more…)

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Depending on who you listen to it’s easy to know who is the ratings leader in cable news. The answer? EVERYBODY!!  Each news station seems to measure their place on the ladder by its own metric. But how do these networks actually rank in television viewership? (more…)

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PennRogers2Early last week I heard some rumblings on talk radio about President Obama’s choice recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor a civilian can garner, as established by President Harry Truman some 64 years ago to recognize extraordinary civil service. (more…)

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The Future of our Healthcare

The Future of our Healthcare

Trying to muddle through the nonsense regarding the healthcare proposals coming out of Washington is a daunting task.  Recently I have been reading some summaries of the current healthcare monstrosity.  Unfortunately, the 1000 page plus healthcare bill is written in the form of legal mumbo jumbo that allows for as many interpretations as the Bible.  (more…)

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Better than your local comics, here is your Liberal Sunday Funnies… (more…)

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Lately detractors in the Health Care reform debate have become more vocal in sharing their opinion.  Every cable news show is running clips from town hall meetings across the country using clips to frame the debate as they want it to be seen.  Television can edit the protesters to seem sensible or crazy depending on what clip they use. The question is, does this vocal minority detract from the Republican debate and hurt the Republican reform message? (more…)

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