"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

October 05, 2010

Bits and Pieces for the Week of October 3 - 9

Beck dangerous? "You Betcha!" (7 of 6)

Fantastic news for AZ Democrats... Teachers union to spend $15M to protect vulnerable Dems. "The first TV ads began airing Wednesday in the Phoenix market..." (7 of 6)

The new nuclear threat: Why... it's Venezuela of course. Don't you know, their oil belongs to us also. (7 of 6)

3D TV is here. No glasses needed! I just hope they become cheap enough to afford before I die. (Mike)

As usual, rightwing media is trying to make AZ budget cuts and crisis part of the "death panel" narrative on Obama's healthcare plan. The title reads, We have ‘Death Panels’? Arizona’s Medicaid Program Will No Longer Cover Liver, Heart, Lung Transplants These cuts had nothing to do with Obama's healthcare plan, it was voted on, passed by an AZ Republican legislature that is trying its best to transfer more state financial responsibility onto the Feds. Yet, these same Tea Party politicians scream in favor of more state rights, while holding their hand out for Federal money. (7 of 6)

Not since the bu$h years has a politician been so brazen. AZ Governor... Brewer declares child health day? Really? "There were the kids dropped from the state’s KidsCare program. The kids who lost behavioral health services. The kids who lost child-care subsidies. The cuts to rehabilitative services and in-home services. It goes on." Seriously. (7 of 6)

Senator Sherrod Brown, (D-Ohio), explains... How to fight Tea Party's faux populism. (7 of 6)

Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell is today's knuckle-dragger of the week. (Mike)

Florida Senate candidate, Marco Rubio, is running an "English as official language" only campaign, yet, he is running commercial ads in Spanish. Yep, Republicans don't even try to hide that they are the party of hypocrisy. (7 of 6)

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