Since the beginning of this year, I’ve had the opportunity to see town hall meetings. Most of are about the current healthcare debate. Some start out as on a different topic, like vet benefits, and veer inevitably into healthcare. Some are broadcast or reported online, with video or audio. Clips of others appear on the … More Open Letter to Congress about AHCA/BCRA, healthcare in the U.S., and just what in the hell are you doing there, anyway?
Here’s your must-read for today: an open letter to Congressional Republicans regarding their haste to repeal Obamacare and replace it with nothing. The letter is written by Lynne M. Thomas (who you may know as one of the publishers/editors of Uncanny Magazine, or as a special collections librarian, or as a podcaster, or as all three … More Healthcare and Open Letters
After spending most of the day listening to MPR coverage of the Comey testimony, and watching Twitter explode about the UK elections, I watched Senator Claire McCaskill get frustrated about healthcare: “Will there be a hearing on the health care proposal?” Senator @clairecmc asked today in the Finance Cmte. You should watch: #Trumpcare pic.twitter.com/rmKB0rGnTM — … More Storify Stuff
Remember the section from my post (entitled GO EAT A BUTT, etc.) back in July about the sudden and surprising increase in generic drug costs? It was a link to a NYT article that can also be found here: Rapid Price Increases for Some Generic Drugs Catch Users by Surprise Well, guess what! We have a … More More druggie stuff
South Dakota GOP Lawmaker: Our Crazy Legislature Makes People Not Want To Live Here Oh, well. I guess we’ll just have to settle for more empty storefronts and refugees from California or Colorado. Man, that October snowstorm was awesome. Although, again, apologies to those who lost livestock, roofs, or their lives. My need for re-winterization … More Yep, we’re all a bunch of homophobic bastards!
Via Jay Lake, I lived to See the Day when the Pope and the President of Iran are more doctrinally Flexible than the GOP He also linked to this, which made me laugh: GOP Rep Quotes Bible on Food Stamps I like the “willing” part. As part of our nation’s unemployed-and-looking, I’m sure an plenty willin’, … More I say, what a smackdown!
Thousands gather as Minn. same-sex marriage bill signed into law Way to go, Minnesota! I spent some time on Tuesday listening to the State Senate arguments and speeches, and also listening to the roar of the crowd outside chambers as they learned the bill had passed. I’m a little sorry that I’m not currently living … More Belated woohoo
Can’t believe I missed this: Walz wins delegation hotdish cook-off I miss you, Minnesota, and all your comforting, love handle-padding, arterial-clogging delights. Might have to make some of the recipes off their list before it gets too hot out down here to turn on the oven. Third Annual Minnesota Delegation Hotdish Competition (recipes included) I’m somewhat … More Passing a cheese-and-potato smothered dish across the aisle.