Letter to president Obama:
I hope you saw Jon Stewart last night. And the Ed show today, Linda Douglass sure hemmed and hawed. If 80% of the bill is done, where is the clear explanation of what's in it, and what's not in it, e.g. abortion, death panels? We are lucky enough to be on Medicare. We want it for everyone. It is the right, Christian thing to do, and Obama needs to make another address and explain that, and refute, in strong language, the lies. Call George Bush. He should be helping. It's the least he could do for all the death & debt he has left behind.
Labels: Get clear on Health Care, please, President Obama
Posted on the Palm Beach Post website: When Bush lied, Americans did die. Over 4000 of them so far, with over 13,000 so terribly wounded that they will need lifetime care. Bush put the $1Trillion cost, so far, on your tab.
John Boehner and other Repubs, voted for “end of life” counseling in 2003, when they had filibuster proof majorities and Bush. Newt is shown pointing out how much money hospitals save when they have the same kind of end of life protocols that this year, a Republican Senator (Issacson?) put in the proposed healthcare reform bill. At this time in Bush’s term, he had cut anti-terrorism funds drastically, seems to have stopped individual air base commanders from responding to wayward planes like Payne Stewarts, and made it nec. to get Rummy’s permission, and would be telling the CIA guy who went to Crawford to report all the “Osama bin Laden determined to attack inside the U.S” -type reports they were getting, “Ok, now you’ve covered your ass”? Some of our troops are on their 6th tours of duty in the Mideast, thanks to Bush/Cheney. And you’re mad as hell at Obama
Labels: Comparison of Bush' 1st 6 months to Obama's
Responding to editorial calling for Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, and the State of FL to subsidize a movie-making studio:
Ronald Reagan called it "lemon capitalism". PSL, SLC, and FL taxpayers will have to SUBSIDIZE this particular business? Sarasota offered $32 million & 20 acres of land, and it wasn't enough? Fox news derided the "Clunker" law as a handout. What is the difference? Meanwhile, all other ordinary businesses will now be assessed fees for fire protection, water & sewer, etc. Following the FL State Repubs example in figuring out they can take in more money with fees, and still claim not to have raised taxes, according to a previous editoral. Ending the sales tax exemption for bottled water would raise money, and lessen pollution. Ending the Prohibition of marijuana, and taxing it like alcohol and cigarettes would save the U.S $44 Billion a year, and give taxpayers $77 Billion instead, said former cop Marshall Frank quoting a Harvard economist. Republicans used to be the party of COMMON SENSE. What happened?
Labels: Lemon Capitalism
To WI Senator Russ Feingold:
My husband says you're voting NO for more troops to Afghanistan. He hasn't read "Charlie Wilson's War" by George Crile either. If you had read it, you would know we used those people as our "Commie Killers". Most of our $billions went thru Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the most vicious warlord of all. So the most hateful to women people got all these weapons & training from us, and now you say, "not our problem"? What happens to the Afghan women if we do not set up a civil society there? You did not read your own McCain-Feingold bill either, apparently, which allowed McCain to use Cindy's plane for campaigning? And created the Swift boat people that brought down John Kerry? How did William Proxmire win re-election each year w/o spending the millions that Senators say they now must have? Max Baucas got $737,000 from a nursing home assn? Senate, heal thyself, before leaving the Afghan women locked in their burkas.
Labels: Abandoning Afghan women
e-mail to ttsouderos at the Chicago Tribune:
So has your dog ever been ashamed, knowing it had done something wrong?
Humans often try to cover up. Patrick Fitzgerald, according to "Triple Cross", by Peter Lance,
flew to CA to take Ali Mohamed out to dinner. After, he called him "the most dangerous man he
had every met, who should not be allowed out on the streets". But Fitz did not arrest him,
until 2 of of embassies in Africa shortly after, were bombed?
So where is Ali Mohamed? Fitz is hailed as a hero for catching Blago, and you've never had
the least bit of curiosity as to why the guy who trained Osama's bodyguards, was paid by our
FBI as an informant for years?
Jim Marrs, too, in "Inside Job", simply asks how the FBI knew to go immediately to a Sheraton,
a gas station, and a highway dept, to confiscate surveillance videos that had to had filmed the
Pentagon hit. Your dog would at least be curious, and investigate.
Where's the plane big enough to hold over 200 people? 2 pieces of metal is all that's left, while fragile
DNA from most of the passengers survived? Your name doesn't indicate it, but you must be a "good German".
Helen Frigo, 9650 S. Ocean Dr., Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Amazing how many people are so unwilling to end their pet's life in a peaceful, painless way, but
yet let the horrible, horrible deaths of almost 3000 innocent human beings, go uninvestigated,
Labels: response to silly article in Chicago Tribune