Archives for September 15, 2009

Fight back against health insurance lies

What does UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley have to lose if Congress passes real healthcare reform this year? Well, for starters, his nearly three quarters of a billion dollars in unexercised stock options might lose a few pennies on the dollar. What does Isabella, a four year-old girl in Winsconsin who is physically incapable of eating…

In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, former Democratic President Jimmy Carter attributed much of the conservative opposition that President Obama is receiving to the issue of race. “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man,” Carter said.…

But when Conservatives for Patients Rights, an anti-health care organization, made a commercial designed to scare Americans into opposing heath care reform, they lied to various Canadians and tricked them into making the Canadian system look bad. The same organization did the same thing earlier with the British health care system. Heres the ad:

New Dinosaur Species from Niger

Just reported in PLoS ONE is a new dinosaur. Spinophorosaurus nigerensis Here are the salient facts:

Dusty Trice will tell you … Dusty’s commentary and additional sordid details can be found HERE. Not for the kids, it gets kinda steamy.

Darwin’s Darkest Hour

Premiering October 6th, the two-hour drama will coincide with the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of his seminal work On the Origin of the Species. In 1858 Charles Darwin received a letter from naturalist Alfred Wallace, explaining his own theory of evolution. This was the trigger event that led to the…

If you were in the Twin Cities last Saturday and wanted to do something political, you had two choices. Tool over to St. Cloud and visit Michele Bachmann’s Town Hall meeting, which she rudely scheduled on the same day as a visit to Minneapolis by President Obama. Or, you could go to see President Obama.…

My Blog is Better …

… than it was. Because it’s got these dohickeys on the bottom now that will make it easier for you, dear reader, and I do love you all, to tweet, stumbleon, digg, whatever, the posts that you like. So please do that!!!! I thank the Scinceblogs Dot Com overlords for this wonderful gift.

Wilson Rebuked

Rebuke. v. Call on the carpet: censure severely or angrily; “The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger’s car”; “The deputy ragged the Prime Minister”; “The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup”

The film is a powerful “docudrama” set in the year 2055, after global warming has done massive damage to humanity. Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite stars as a historian who “looks back” on real footage from 2008 to try to answer the question, “why didn’t we stop climate change while we had the chance?”