Category Archives: town halls

Main Street Uprising

Remember a few months ago when I said that Libya was a smoldering powder-keg? There are reports trickling in of confrontation and resistance by ordinary Americans at town halls. Republican representatives are taking the Ghadafi route by using oppressive tactics. … Continue reading

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Main Street Movement

I want more of this. We’ve seen the Wall Street movement, now Main Street needs a movement.

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The Teabag Terror Attacks!

As I’ve been saying for months, the GOP has no idea what a monster it has created. From the Miami Herald: A 65-year-old man rallying in favor of healthcare reform was knocked to the ground by a man who disagreed … Continue reading

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Lynn Jenkins Makes an Even Bigger Ass of Herself

Lynn Jenkins, R-Heartless, was already in trouble for her racist comment that the GOP needs a “great white hope.” Now she’s managed to laugh at a woman for wondering how she can get health insurance for her young son without … Continue reading

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What’s Gov Got To Do With It?

Via Thump and Whip, Representative Olson (R-TX) tells a tearjerker of a story about the evils of socialized medicine. Except the government has nothing to do with the story. My favorite part? When one voice points out the contradiction, a … Continue reading

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On Huffington Post

Monday night’s piece on Parker Griffith’s town hall is my first article at Huffington Post!

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In the Market for a Health Care Yugo

I’m in the market for a Yugo. At the town hall I covered last night, Dr. Tom Ott stood at the microphone to make this remark: (He) spoke of his wife, Margaret, who died in the 1980s of breast cancer … Continue reading

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Dear David Hedrick

Sir, I, too, am a disabled veteran of the armed forces, though I see no need to make ostentatious mention of that in public. For it has been my observation that when a man prefaces his remarks this way, bullshit … Continue reading

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Red Meat At Town Hall

Give Parker Griffith (D-AL) his props. He knew exactly what kind of a crowd to expect, and he had a strategy to win them over early: throw red meat. Before a packed Norton Auditorium on the campus of the University … Continue reading

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What Dingell Should Have Done

What Senator Dingell should have done: 1) Say: “you don’t have to shout.” Then hand him the microphone. 2) Ignore him. 3) Approach the young man in the wheelchair. Smile and shake hands with him. 4) Continue ignoring the loudmouth. … Continue reading

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Peggy Noonan Fail

Peggy Noonan is one of the most vapid conservative writers, which is saying a lot. Her op-ed today in the Wall Street Journal is classic Noonsense: (Democrats) must know at this point they should not have pushed a national health-care … Continue reading

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