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Friday, March 2, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on March 2 at 7:00 AM

Showdown in Selma: One civil rights commemoration. Two Democratic candidates (and one ex-President) vying for the black vote.

Walter Reed: Army commander fired.

Who supports health care for all? Most Americans.

Who loves Bush? Republicans, but a lot fewer.

Oops: McCain meant “sacrificed,” not “wasted.”

HSV+ ISO HSV+ : A boom in dating sites that match people based on the STDs they have.

Subpoenaed: Several fired US Attorneys, including Washington’s John McKay.

Domestic partnership bill passes the Washington State Senate: The House is next.

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Ah, but who DOESN'T support health care for all? Why, all the important "people": Mutual of Omaha, Blue Cross, United Health....

Posted by Doctor, Doctor - Give me the news.... | March 2, 2007 9:07 AM

And guess who will decide? Mutual of Omaha, Blue Cross, United Health...

Posted by Mike in MO | March 2, 2007 9:15 AM

The guy who was most responsible for killing the Clinton healthcare plan was a jerk named Jack Weekly. He spearheaded that idiotic ad campaign with the moronic couple sitting at their kitchen table bitching about how terrible it would be to have a decent healthcare plan. For his efforts, he was rewarded with becoming the head of Mutual of Omaha.

A few years back, right around Christmas, he was leaving the Mutual headquarters building. His briefcase got caught in the revolving door, and he tugged at it impatiently. When it came loose suddenly, he fell forward, through the glass of the revolving door, which cut him severely in several places. He died of his injuries several days later.

And there are those who say there is no such thing as karma.

Good Riddance, Weekly.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | March 2, 2007 9:36 AM

No S catalina? That is wild! I only hope he sufferd for a while. Lord knows he had the best medical care available.

Posted by Mike in MO | March 2, 2007 9:47 AM

Too bad however many thousands of dollars were wasted trying to save his life.

Posted by keshmeshi | March 2, 2007 10:25 AM

You can't really blame greedy sociopaths like Jack Weekly mentioned above. Ultimately, the voters bear responsibility for the failure of our healthcare "system," by voting for politicians (mostly Republicans) who have done everything possible to shred our social safety net and tilt the balance of power in favor of for-profit healthcare.

Posted by Original Andrew | March 2, 2007 10:48 AM

Meanwhile, as the US continues it's long descent to third-world nation status, every first-world nation has nationalized universal health care.

And they spend HALF (or less) as much to provide the same level of health care that we only give to SOME of our people - but they give it to ALL of their people.

Results matter.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 2, 2007 2:28 PM

catalina, I love you. That story made my week.

Posted by him | March 2, 2007 4:59 PM

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