Archives for August 21, 2009

John Stewart pwns Betsy McCaughey

Betsy McCaughey is the wackaloon who invented the idea that the Obama Health Care Plan would involve killing off all the old people. John Stewart and she spent a little time with a draft of the plan, going over details. Below the fold. (This video will probably start automatically)

Last night on a conference call she asked for radical action on a state by state basis, implying that states who do not want health care reform should take arms against the government. Or something like that. Source: Rumor. So far. If I get more I’ll let you know.

Mac can be bilingual

Mehta’s blog post in which he exposed Higgins’ irresponsible and absurd claims has yielded a singularly incoherent babbling response. Is there any doubt that The Illinois Family In Italics Institute should be deeply embarrassed? Here‘s the “open letter.” Ick.

Hannity and Bachmann on Barny Frank

Frank talked down to the audience!!! The previously posted video showing frank slapping down the wackaloon is here. Note the use of the term “ideology” here. You are also seeing it more and more often in comments on this blog. Hat Tip DMB

Not safe for work (SkepchickCon video)

I just came across the following video, which brought back certain memories…..

Lake Elmo, MN, Aug 27 Health Care Reform Public Forum With special guest, Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D. Thursday, August 27th Doors open at 1:45 pm Forum runs 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm Oak-Land Junior High School 820 Manning Avenue North, Lake Elmo Along with my special guest, Congressman Michael Burgess, who practiced medicine before coming…

Feminist Majority Foundation reports on a positive development in a case of true over the top sicko right wing Republican offensive crapola. A law had been passed in the somewhat backwards state of Oklahoma requiring that prior to an abortion, the woman be subjected to a subjective description of her embryo/fetus by a doctor, based…

You think I was over the top in my comments on Health Care Reform? Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy 3 Points, Rachel!!!! Republicans … they’re the ones who are really over the top. In fact, listen to me for a second. If YOU have considered yourself to be…

Mississippi Burning

Apropos this, a repost: The bodies of civil rights activists Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman were found after they had been missing for six weeks in the vicinity of Philadelphia, Mississippi, on this day in 1964. From the bbc report of the time: