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watch it: the 3/27/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

For a succinct explanation of why the just-passed health-care reform legislation is complete bullshit and a total gift to greedy, murderous insurance corporations, see this rundown from Firedoglake [warning: PDF]. Did you know that: This bill is almost identical to the plan written by AHIP, the insurance company trade association, in 2009. Or that: The … more…

watch it: the 3/6/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

“The people’s interest, and the people’s future”? What a crock. As long as for-profit insurance companies are allowed to continue doing business, this bullshit “reform” is in the insurance companies’ interest. Maybe it’s true that the bill on offer prohibits insurance companies from denying you coverage for a preexisting condition, or from dropping you when … more…

watch it: the 1/9/10 weekly address from President Barack Obama

Mr. President, with all due respect, fuck you very much. In February 2008, the Obama campaign ran this ad against Hillary Clinton (via Dead Horse): If Obama recognized in early 2008 that individual mandates are bad — and they are, unless the insurance corporations are stringently regulated, as they are in other countries that require … more…

trailer break: ‘Extraordinary Measures’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Oh my goodness, won’t someone think of the children? The wee babies, they’re going to diiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeee! Is there no heroic doctor among us who can help them? Hoorah! It’s Harrison Ford to the rescue! But hey, why doesn’t Brendan Fraser just take his dying kids back to … more…

watch it: “The Lemon”

In the interest of presenting both sides of the story, here’s the best the anti-health-care-reform people can muster: Dear God! East Germany had a single-payer auto industry! And because we love cars in America, we cannot let single-payer health car happen. Won’t someone think of the cars? Also: just because there may be problems with … more…