She’s, like, so beyond money…
Rich people who don’t care about money. What a cliché. “Well, kids, we can’t eat again tonight because we’re broke. But we’re RICH IN SPIRIT! Grab your dying little sister who we can’t afford to take to the doctor and, hey, let’s see if we can find a place to live with our spirit! Waddaya say… it’ll be great!“
Yea. No one believes you Ann.
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Via the Maddow Blog, here are some examples of Romney’s courage and strength with which he hopes to guide the country:
But ask him about how high trees should be!
And now, in addition to the recent video that’s turned up from his 2002 campaign for governor, where he talks about the mountains of federal money he’ll get because he knows all the loopholes, Mittens has a another problem with one of his op-eds — this time about Romneycare, according to Bob Cesca:
Romney has a new Romneycare problem. In 2009 he wrote an Op-Ed for USA Today, which is no longer available, supporting a federal individual mandate for health insurance. Whoops!
“Using tax penalties, as we did, or tax credits, as others have proposed, encourages ‘free riders’ to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical costs on to others.”
Not-coincidentally, that’s almost exactly the same rationale used by the Obama Administration to justify the individual mandate. It’s also the mechanism that makes the plan mathematically feasible.
“Rush Limbaugh has a freedom of speech and can say what he wants, but in light of his horribly misogynistic comments, American Forces Radio should no longer give him a platform. Our entire military depends on troops respecting each other – women and men. There simply can be no place on military airwaves for sentiments that would undermine that respect. When many of our female troops use birth control, for Limbaugh to say they are “sluts” and “prostitutes” is beyond the pale. It isn’t just disrespectful to our women serving our country, but it’s language that goes against everything that makes our military work. Again, we swore to uphold our Constitution, including the freedom of speech, and would not take that away from anyone – even Limbaugh. But that does not mean AFN should broadcast him. In fact, it shouldn’t.”
– A group of female veterans have released a statement today through Vote Vets (a progressive coalition of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans) calling for AFN to drop Rush Limbaugh’s show in light of his repulsive statements about Sandra Fluke and women using contraception. AFN is owned and operated by the Pentagon, and according to spokesman George Little, currently has no intention of dropping Limbaugh.
Of course the Pentagon would have no problem with Limbaugh calling a young woman a slut. It’s not like the DoD doesn’t have its own internal problems with how women are treated in the military. It’s interesting though, that Rush’s listenership is everywhere because he’s so popular, right? It’s actually radio’s dirty little secret that Limbaugh’s show was given away for free (and still is) on many small and medium stations. That’s why he’s everywhere.
“Rush’s audience is a myth. He is a paper tiger. Do some people listen to him? Of course. Is it anywhere near the hype? Not remotely. Talk radio is a dying business. I wouldn’t be surprised if his daily listeners didn’t even reach a million. I wouldn’t be surprised if we have more online viewers on The Young Turks (which are100 percent Google verifiable) than he has radio listeners. Rush is a sad, old man that a couple of other sad, old men listen to. His days are numbered. Rush, it definitely wasn’t nice knowing you. Tick tock, tick tock.”
The second trailer for the third installment of the Men In Black film series, is bigger, better, and most importantly, aliener.
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprising their roles as MIB agents J and K alongside Emma Thompson, Jemaine Clement, and Josh Brolin as a young K. Bill Hader makes an appearance as Andy Warhol.
In theaters May 25.
“I don’t really care how stingy Rick Santorum is with reported charitable contributions, what I’m curious about is how he or anyone thinks someone who doesn’t make almost a million per year could possibly think about providing appropriate care for their “expensive” disabled child. What’s your plan for that?” — Duncan Black
For those who aren’t millionaires but have very expensive disabled children, thankfully there’s Obamacare.
Report: 50,000 Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Find Coverage As A Result Of Healthcare Reform - The PCIP is a temporary program intended to make health coverage available and more affordable for individuals who are uninsured — and were likely denied coverage based on their pre-existing conditions — and are ineligible to receive Medicare and Medicaid. Once the health reform law is fully implemented, in 2014, insurers will be prohibited from refusing coverage to any American with a pre-existing condition. Since its launch in November 2010, there has been an approximate 400 percent increase in PCIP enrollment — specifically amongst older uninsured Americans, who’s serious pre-existing conditions require more intensive and ongoing medical care — with the PCIP program attracting 8,000 new applications every month from August through November 2011.
Charles P. Pierce looks at Limbaugh’s fauxpology and gives us a thought experiment:
Rush Limbaugh unloads his weepy pilonoidal cyst of an intellect in this fashion on your daughter. Then, as his advertisers run screaming into the night, and as even his acolytes among Republican politicians can barely summon up the will to offer quarter-assed statements on the whole matter, he finally issues a statement wherein he, essentially, apologizes for:
1) Using the word “slut,” rather than, one supposes, “trollop,” “slattern,” or “lady of the town.”
2) For having far too sophisticated a sense of humor for the rest of us to comprehend.
3) For failing clearly to explain his deeply serious political philosophy regarding what is proper to discuss before Congress in these “very serious political times.” This, as the redoubtable Heather Parton points out, is a fairly recent development in his thinking.
Does any of that remotely constitute an “apology” to you for what he said about your daughter? Does any of that make you more likely to trust in the good faith of anything this Viagra-sponging pillhead says in the foreseeable future?
This new Rush-determined-appropriateness, with regard to subjects that should and should not be discussed in the hallowed halls of Congress, could have some unforeseeable backlash for conservatives. Here’s my thought experiment:
Imagine if some pro-life woman wants to discuss the issue of abortion and her choice not to have one in front of Congress. What if we all began speculating and lying about her private sex life. After all a simple testimony about birth control being covered by health insurance with co-pays suggested wild and unrestrained slutty sex and prostitution and sex tapes on the Internet to Rush Limbaugh — and his fanboys were eager to defend that disgusting line of reasoning.
So a discussion before Congress about abortions (or choosing not to have one) would certainly entail speculation on the details (probably and necessarily fictional) on the slutty sexy times that led to the “knocking up” of the woman who’s testifying. Here would be a woman who would be admitting she did not put a Bayer aspirin between her knees, as is typically required in the GOP. Wouldn’t that be like taking a Jerry Springer show before Congress — how inappropriate!
Limbaugh is telling us that, with regard to issues that are exclusively female concerns — getting pregnant, not getting pregnant, birth — we can all just make shit up to make a “joke” or “very profound point” with “absurdity” about individual women. Limbaugh decided that a young woman talking about health insurance plans covering birth control in Congress wasn’t “appropriate.” But he really wanted to shut that slut up. He’d like to shut us all up.