Category Archives: socialized medicine

Pissed as a Newt (Not Gingrich)

Today, British Toff-in-Chief Prime Minister David Cameron decided to wake up and smell the coffee, suddenly recognising what’s been the bloody obvious since the Middle Ages: Britain has a severe alcohol problem, and – surprise surprise – it’s affecting more … Continue reading

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Of Mothers and Donut Holes

If you were wondering why the “dial line” on CNN hit 100% among women while Barack Obama talked about health care in Tuesday night’s debate, I have this to say:BEEP. “AARP Prescription Discount Program.” That sound comes through my headphones … Continue reading

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The Evils of Socialized Medicine

BEEP. Mail service call. “Hello, this is Matt. How may I help you?” Right off the bat, there is an edge to the caller’s voice. Before I can help him, I need his name, his date of birth, and his … Continue reading

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My girlfriend took me to see Michael Moore’s SiCKO last night. I was expecting to be amused and outraged, which is pretty standard for anything Michael does (and is why he’s such a target of conservative scorn). But SiCKO was … Continue reading

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