Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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I am so glad that I have lived long enough to see health care
become a right not a privilege. I spent my whole life
experiencing the misery, people suffer living in a nation
that does not believe it is responsible for its citizens'
health care. Too many of us have suffered and died just
because we were either born into or through no fault of our
own, found ourselves in a low income status. I saw it happen
in my own family; My mother who was age 56 when she died of
cancer due to not having enough money to take advantage of
our superb medical system. She was a nonentity and this
happens to young and old. What a disgrace! Now at long last
we have opened the door (albeit just a crack) to make health
care in our country a right. Thank you President Barack
Obama, you have done what no president before you could or
even cared to do. I am sending a contribution of $25 to this
cause and will wear the health care tee shirt that comes with
that small offering, proudly. thinkingblue


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The New American Way - Blind
Ignorance and Hate Filled Bigotry

March 20, 2010



Thom Hartmann Weighs In On
Teabaggers' Scorn and Disrespect For Man With Parkinson's
Disease

http://www.thethinkingblue.com/newame...

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I stumbled upon the Thom Hartmann Show on Free Speech TV a
few months back. Since I had heard of Mr. Hartmann on Air
America but really never tuned in I allowed this channel to
remain for awhile so I could see what Thom had to say. Ive
been hooked ever since. Not in the sense that the followers
of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are HOOKED by: Blind
Ignorance and Hate Filled Bigotry; Im captivated by Thom
Hartmanns ideas and beliefs because of my desire for
knowledge. This man has so much knowledge you have to wonder
how he can retain it all. He takes phone calls then supports
the callers questions or statements with his voluminous
experience and perception. Many times he will get a question
or suggestion and you can almost see the wheels go to work
inside his head, admitting he may not know too much on the
subject but will look into it.

Hes also not afraid to admit hes wrong unlike the hate
mongers on the right. The Becks and Limbaughs (et al) are so
sure they know it ALL, they would never back down or act
human with a simple I have no knowledge of that, or maybe a I
will research that Not these right-wing-nuts, It's always I
KNOW and YOU DON'T! jingle all the way.

If the right-winded jerks on the right just played their
audience (for their listening and viewing pleasure) and that
was all there was to it (Like an evening spent laughing at a
comedian in some night club, then you go home) there would be
no problem. But their devotees get so riled by the constant
baneful and deadly rhetoric that spews from their TVs or
radios that their newly found hatefulness spills out onto the
streets and they group together and slap a label on
themselves like TEABAGGER (thinking somehow they are aligning
with the Boston Tea Party patriots). Now armed with this talk
radio/ TV hatred theyre out for blood and anyone on the left
is their target, whether it be a Parkinson diseased man or a
small boy who just lost his mother to a disease because she
had no health insurance. The rest is TEABAG history!
thinkingblue aka thethinkingblue

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15 Executives Who Get Paid Millions To Deny You Health Care
Coverage

The business model of American health insurers is basically:
try to get healthy customers as clients, and then resist as
long as possible when it comes to paying out claims.

Thats actually not an indictment or a criticism.

Its just the way our system works, and its screwed up.

Whatever you feel about Obamacare (HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM),
you probably think our current system needs reform in some
sense.

MEET THEM HERE: http://www.businessinsider.com/here-a...


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Limbaugh pulled something out of his
BUTT...AGAIN! Now he's moving to Costa Rica

March 10, 2010





Hate radio host Rush Limbaugh has been one of
health care reforms most vociferous opponents, warning that
[h]uman beings will die earlier than normal under the freedom
killing and life threatening ... Hate radio host Rush
Limbaugh has been one of health care reforms most vociferous
opponents, warning that [h]uman beings will die earlier than
normal under the freedom killing and life threatening plan,
and calling for it to be aborted. Yesterday, Limbaugh put his
money where his mouth is, saying that if health care passes
and all his fears are realized, hell leave the country:
CALLER: If the health care bill passes, where would you go
for health care yourself? And the second part of that is,
what would happen to the doctors, do they have to participate
in the federal program, or could they opt out of it? [...]
LIMBAUGH: My guess in even in Canada and even in the UK,
doctors have opted out. And once theyve opted, they cant see
anybody Medicare, Medicaid, or what will become the
exchanges. They have to have a clientele of private patients
that will pay them a retainer and itll be a very small
practice. I dont know if thats been outlawed in the Senate
bill. I dont know. Ill just tell you this, if this passes and
its five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented
— I am leaving the country. Ill go to Costa Rica.


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The Fight Against Death From A
Voice Of Reason

October 08, 2009





October 7 Keith Olbermann Comment
about Health Care Reform. It's the fight against death.



Keith Olbermann's special comment of October 7 got personal.
He experienced firsthand and personally the broken system we
call Health Care. The difficulties he went through with his
ailing Father were unexpected to Keith even though he was
well aware of others' (especially those without insurance)
suffering under this system. But he had money, isn't that
enough in Capitalistic America to protect you from becoming a
victim of the Health and Insurance Industrys gluttony?

Yes indeed, as Olbermann earnestly commented, money had saved
his father from needless suffering and loss of dignity. This
made Keith even more compassionate to the plight of those who
have no leverage. His money did afford some of the best
attention by medical personnel thus making him even more
aware of, how those with no health insurance must endure the
lack of self-respect to which a society without
responsiveness will put them through.

Having empathy and concern for others can be a misfortune
because there is so little one can do to help the forgotten
ones. That's the way the Insurance Industry would like those
who can't afford their high premiums to become... FORGOTTEN.

It's only people with a platform such as Mr. Olbermann, who
can bring to light the outrageous greed in this country where
bottom-line is more revered than humaneness. I guess if they
could just get rid of those who can't line their pockets,
they would do so but since we are a nation of laws all they
can do is lie, mislead and spend exuberant amounts of money
lobbying their status quo.

Thank all that is good, for Keith Olbermann, he is the
guiding light to benevolent thinking of which we all,
Conservatives and Liberals alike, can follow, if you happen
to possess a heart. He truly is A VOICE OF REASON.
thinkingblue

The video will give you some of the highlights of Keith
Obermann's hour long commentary on Health Care Reform.



You can view the whole segment here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33213245/


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Rep. Alan Grayson
D-Fla, A Voice Of Reason

October 3, 2009



Florida Representative Alan Grayson
speaks for all of us who believe the Republicans are only
responsive to Corporate Interests. They have shown time and
again that "We The People" do not matter. Our only
function is to keep the corporate world lucrative. The Health
Care Reform debacle has exposed their greed to everyone
except those who follow their creed, those who have been
indoctrinated to blindly accept anything they have to offer
as genuine and in their best interests; no questions are
allowed. I swear the Republican Party and Religion are one
and the same. thinkingblue


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America - The
Greatest Show On Earth

September 16, 2009



Bill Moyers offers a PULL NO PUNCHES
explanation on why our country is... THE GREATEST
"SHOW" ON EARTH.
thinkingblue


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THE MOUNTAIN OF LIES

August 24, 2009



The debate over health care reform
has gone viral. It's as though some kind of celestial dust
has floated down from the furthest corners of outer-space and
infected so many of our brains. When you see and hear people
who look like you and talk somewhat like you go, completely
berserk and make no-nada- squat sense at all, you want to
scream at the top of your lungs "BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY,
FAST!" and get transported to a safer more logical
place.

But alas, that can only happen in science fiction (so far)
and we are stuck here to share the breathing space with some
pretty frightening characters, now called Townhallers. I went
into the Urban Dictionary to see if this word has
unofficially been dubbed a new urban utterance in our English
Language and this is what I found:

Townhaller - One who is easily turned against the
establishment through fear mongering and partisan rhetoric,
who attends political gatherings not for the purpose of
discussion, but disruption. Townhallers may become violent if
discouraged from interrupting productive or informative
debate and discussion. These townhallers will believe
anything, as long as Sarah Palin posts it on her twitter
feed.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define...

Hopefully, when a Health Care Reform Bill is eventually
signed, we will all be able to calm down. That is until the
Limbaugh's and Fox (YOU CALL THAT NEWS?) people churn up some
other reason for their viewers/listeners to go bonkers and
make total and complete asses out of themselves. Then a new
urban word will appear to describe such people or events.

I put together this video to try and make sense out of the
senselessness that is going on at the Town hall meetings to
discuss Health Care Reform. Featuring Rachel Maddow's voice
of reason. I swear if it weren't for people like Rachel we
would all lose our minds. thethinkingblue


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Mobs, Bullies and Fascists 101

August 15, 2009



Rush Limbaugh is the personification
of a bully and a tyrant. He incites people to form mobs and
do his dictate. I hope everyone will someday realize that
Rush Limbaugh is not to be respected he should not be
worshiped but abandoned and scorned.

There is only one reason for the fomenting of hatred in the
Rush Limbaugh world and that is to rake in the dough. And
goddammit lots and lots of moola go into Limbaugh's back
pockets. The reason for this, well it's not rocket science?
The whatfor is all around us... It's because there are too
many weak-minded people in our midst. They may work hard and
try to play by the rules; the trouble is they are too willing
to obey those who scare the BEJESUS out of them.

I admit life is an eerie and hair-raising experience. Theres
danger and peril all around waiting to pounce on any innocent
who happens to wonder by. But we can't live our lives in a
constant state of fear. We must venture out and take our
chances in order to survive.

The shock-jocks like Limbaugh are out there in the shadows of
their microphones waiting to make an attack on the innate
fears of the populous. They exaggerate, amplify, blow out of
proportion and hyperbolize everything and I mean EVERYTHING
that may cause apprehension amongst those who are unaware of
what the radio host real motive is (make ada BIG BUCKS!). In
other words they prey upon the gullible for gain.

I wish these vulnerable people could become informed the old
fashion way by reading and inquiring the many information
outlets available (legitimate newspapers and educational
library books) but that's too difficult for them, plus they
may be too worn-out from the hard lives they are forced to
lead, due to lack of information and education. It's just too
easy to click a knob on the old TV or radio and tune into the
shows that dumb down their audiences. Also, the Limbaugh's
give them a punching bag to direct their pant-up anger at.
Its not only sad, its criminal. But we do live in a free
country and because of that, we all possess the freedom to be
irresponsible and that definitely is so irresponsible. Below
is a video I made from the information I gathered from the
Media Matters and Our Future websites. Thank goodness for
sites like Media Matters and Our Future who inform and
educate us on the misinformation floated out there by
Right-Wing zealots who stand behind and protect big corporate
interests. thinkingblue.blogspot.com


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Town Hall Madness

August 12, 2009




More Republican dittoheads sent out by their leaders (GOP,
Limbaugh, Rightwing organizations and Fox News) to disrupt
the town hall meetings on the health care debate.



This town hall madness does not make any sense at all. These
people are an embarrassment to all America, acting like a
bunch of undisciplined children. Displaying anger against
something that is in their own best interest just for the
spite of it and I will do anything within my power (making
videos, giving a dollar a day to the cause and posting on
facebook) to expose their insanity just like they will do
anything to expose their hatred towards our ELECTED
President.

Gun Toting Townhaller on Obama Route Calls For Blood

A gun toting and displaying man waiting on the route
President Obama will be taking to a town hall is carrying a
sign calling for blood.

The sign states:

"Time to Water the tree of Liberty."

That's what the sign says-- a fragment of a quote from Thomas
Jefferson. The total quote reads,

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural
manure."

This was written in a letter from Jefferson to William
Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787

The sign is clearly a reference to spilling blood. Tie that
together with a gunman openly displaying his gun on the path
President Obama will be taking to his town hall and you have
to wonder about the local lawmen who are allowing this
display.

Is this a test the NRA has put in place? Is it simply another
ratcheting up of the tension and anger around health care? Is
it simply a hyper-macho protester showing off his phallic
symbol?

Gun rights do not extend to brandishing guns in the presence
of the president. Any fool who choses to do so should lose
his gun ownership privileges.

Rob Kall is executive editor, publisher and site architect of
OpEdNews.com, President of Futurehealth, Inc, more...)


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GOP BIGOTRY 2009

August 10, 2009



Keith Olbermann's special comment discusses
the bigotry that is coming from the GOP base and how they are
capitalizing on it to stop Health Care Reform.

The Republican Party has been using mob scenes for some time
now... There was the 2000 election when they brought in their
thugs to stop the recount. Then again during election times,
especially the McCain/Palin rallies. Mob mentality was in
vogue during that conservative get-togetherness. Palin, along
with her talk radio groupies would tell their base anything,
short of go out and lynch the opposition, to rile their
followers into a hateful bunch of bigots.

Now again, they are at it with their dusting off of the ugly
mob crowds and sending them out to descend upon democratic
town hall meetings. These people (MOBS) are blatantly hateful
and law abiding citizens don't know what to make of their
anger... and that's exactly how they win. So many people
believe they are just a crazy fringe and laugh them off while
they grow just like the movie blob and cover the land with
gooey, sticky, nasty hostility...

The main problem with normal, regular people is, they don't
realize how many stupid, crazy people live in this country...
When one of the stupids get wind of what the other stupids
are doing they jump out of their boring lives and join the
mob band-wagon. I sure hope the DNC does not turn its head
away from this GOP MOB ploy... these agitated nuts are out
for blood.

Wow, Paul Krugman is another TELL IT LIKE IT IS... It's not
health care reform these nutbags (as in teabag) are upset
over... It's the fact that we have a black president... I'm
telling you America's bigotry is alive and well. Here's the
link to Paul Krugman's article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/07/opi... thinkingblue

What the hell is the problem here? Including a public option
would save billions of dollars, but Congress cant come to an
agreement? Do they think we're all stupid? Oh yes, right,
it's better to be subjected to skyrocketing health care
costs, driven by the high costs of administering private
plans? Yup, no competition is what Democracy is all about.

I hope everyone will feel the passion and hop on board for
your 04.16 cent 1000 mile ride to a more efficient Health
Care Industry and one that matches the other industrialized
nations who have less money than our America but have a
Health Care System that puts ours to shame.

I just donated a dollar a day till health care reform gets
passed. (Small price to pay for something so immensely
important. Just one dollar in a 24 hour Earth rotation.)

(The circumference of the Earth at the equator is 25,000
miles. The Earth rotates in about 24 hours. Therefore, if you
were to hang above the surface of the Earth at the equator
without moving, you would see 25,000 miles pass by in 24
hours, at a speed of 25000/24 or just over 1000 miles per
hour.) That's a little over 4 cents to travel over 1000 miles, in an
hour. Pretty good bargain if you ask me. And if it shows the
insatiably greedy insurance companies that "we the
people" mean business and will not settle for anything
less than a passage of a public option in this Health Care
Reform, debate (and it will represent an even more cost
efficient effect over the years of one's life


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Why don't "R" People like
Single Payer Health Care?

May 13, 2009





My (thinkingblue) submission to PUT SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE
ON THE TABLE:

I am so dismayed by what is happening (or not happening) in our
country about health care reform. Hasn't this important issue sat
on the back burner for far too long? Single Payer Health Care
(Medicare) is the only insurance program that can reach ALL THE
PEOPLE not just the ones who were lucky enough to be born to a
family who could afford giving their offspring the tools to earn
a LIVING WAGE. These are hard times but for low income people
there is nothing new here. Hard Times is a lifestyle.

President Bush once told us we already have a form of socialized
medicine it's called the EMERGENCY ROOM. What a cruel and LET EM
EAT CAKE statement that was. Exclusion from a decent life because
your income isn't enough to allow you the basic needs of life
should have been buried in the past long ago. Yet here we are
2009 and there are many people, too many, who are deprived from
having the peace of mind knowing, they and their

families are covered in case of a real Emergency. Must I live the
rest of my days in a sad, angry state because I care about those
who cant afford good health care? If we dont give a damn about
our neighbors plight, we as a country will never survive; history
has proved this over and over. Theres a Youtube entry that says
it all. Please Sign petition

PETITION TO PUT SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE BACK ON TABLE:

http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum9...

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I get so confused, I listen to the "R" pundits on TV
and I think to myself... Why are people believing them? They make
no sense at all! I came across an article in Common Dreams and
I've come to the conclusion that only a small percentage of the
"R" people are listening and believing them. I feel
better now. I just could not imagine that people were that
delusional, not today after Obama's election. Why would our
fellow Americans go so totally against their own self-interest or
against the interests of their peers when it makes so much sense
to not only love thy neighbor but also help thy neighbor...? I'm
talking about single payer health insurance... That's right
Medicare for all who want it or more importantly Need it. Anyway,
my apologies to the "R" people and thanks to the
article entitled: Standing Against Single Payer

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009...

thinkingblue


RNC Document Mocks Donors, Plays
on 'Fear'





Watch
Thom Hartmann on Freespeech TV



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Robes For SCOTUS



Please
sign this very important petition "demand question
time"

(of our political leaders)
HERE...

We really need more dialog from those at the top...

The Republicans have got to be made to realize they can't hide
behind "NO"

any longer! thinkingblue



Click to go to MOVE TO AMEND and sing petition.

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Let's keep our heads,
while we continue to watch THE

THEATER OF THE ABSURD!!!



"A SEARCH FOR TRUTH WILL FIND INJUSTICE."

thinkingblue

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