I know some of my words are not nice-- crude, vulgar-- but if you're not thinking something like them, you don't get it. And if you have been thinking them, but don't want to say them, send your legislator my article.
Just thinking. The current legislation that the Democrats have celebrated in the House is a pile of sh*t, an incredible insult.
People are dying.
Tell your legislators in congress what you think of their health reform.
Flipping Congress the bird collage by Rob Kall
People are enslaved in jobs they hate, abused by employers, because
they can't afford to leave because they'd lose healthcare coverage.
What have they offered us?
-a four year wait for a plan that affects hardly any Americans.
-no controls on drug costs, and every likelihood that co-pays will go
through the roof, since raising co-pay is one way to cut monthly
-We should expect rates to go up and benefits to keep shrinking.
-The current version is a horrific affront to women-- the 60+% of whom
voted for Democrats-- that they would have no rights to control their
bodies and no abortion rights. Disgusting. It's amazing Pelosi not only
allowed the amendment to reach the House floor, but that she celebrates
any legislation that cuts women's rights.
There are a handful of legislators who are calling for single payer.
That is the only legislation worth talking about. The majority of the
population wants it. America desperately needs it. I can't see myself
voting for anyone who doesn't support it.
So, when the Senate starts working with the House's bit of garbage
health reform, let your senator know that anything less than single
payer is an insult and a shameful failure to do what needs to be done.
Let him or her know that waiting four years is obscene.
Make it clear to all your legislators that what they've done so far is not enough.
There are teabaggers (see the wikipedia explanation of Teabagging)
who oppose single payer. I can see legislators opposing it because they
are whores who have sold out their constituents to health care
companies. But the grassroots idiocracy is another story. These are the
dumbest, most deluded, mislead lemmings in American history. They will
be remembered as a movement of fools and idiots, dupes who bought the
lies of Sarah Palin, Glen Beck, Fox News and the right wing echo
chamber that was used by corporatists to take America from First to
Third world status.
History does funny things. If the teabaggers win, which is possible,
then they will be lauded as rescuing America. That will be history
written in the US of Teabaggery. But outside the US, where truth may
still see daylight, they will be seen as the moronic idiots that they
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It's time to remember that health care is a human right, a civil right,
and those who block it are no different than those who have engaged in
blocking other human rights. It's time to remember that even after 40
years of equal rights for blacks, there are still tens of millions of
racists. The toxic dregs of humanity don't go away. They linger,
putting brakes on human progress. Now we face a new challenge to fight
these dark forces. It will take the same kinds of strategies that
freedom riders and protesters who supported Martin Luther King in the
sixties south and those who supported the fighters against Apartheid in
South Africa used.
Congress must be told that their best so far is not even close to good
enough. The current incarnation of the public option is a sham. It will
set back progress. Tell your legislators. Raise your voice. Let them
know that they are not even close yet. Tell them to find their spines.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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