Daily Archives: November 16, 2010

From Alan Colmes: Freshman GOP Rep Who Ran Against Health Care Annoyed He Can’t Get Government Health Care Right Away

clipped from www.alan.com
Andy Harris, a Republican anesthesiologist from Maryland, defeated Rep. Frank Kratovil by running against health care reform. But when Harris showed up for orientation, he made a big deal about having to wait a month for his government-subsidized health care to kick in.

“He stood up and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care,” said a congressional staffer who saw the exchange. The benefits session, held behind closed doors, drew about 250 freshman members, staffers and family members to the Capitol Visitors Center auditorium late Monday morning,”.

“Harris then asked if he could purchase insurance from the government to cover the gap,” added the aide, who was struck by the similarity to Harris’s request and the public option he denounced as a gateway to socialized medicine.


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Don’t you find this really amazing… oh well, what’s good enough for me isn’t good enough for you…

It’s been a day of controversy over the Transportation Safety Administration

Isn’t it remarkable that people don’t want full-body scans showing them as stark naked or, as an alternative, having their crotches groped in search of terrorist bombs when getting ready to get on an airplane? It’s even more remarkable that it would apply to a six-year-old child or an 80-year old grandfather.

Jonathan Mann, who has been writing a song a day for the last couple of years, tackles the TSA’s body search in today’s song:

By the way, I support the boycott of flights ntil this is called off (although I’m sure there are a number of sexual perverts who think the experience is neat.)

It was Grandparent’s Day at John and Jason’s school…

I spent the morning over in Williamsport where it was Grandparent’s day in my grandsons’ (John and Jason)

John Cantor, my oldest grandson

school. This is an experience I’ve enjoyd for the last couple of years and I get to spend about an hour with each boy in class.

John got to show me the little computers they are working with and we participated in an exercise comparing the current world to the world of the sixties.

Jason Cantor, my third oldest grandson

In Jason’s class I had a story read to me (about a tap dancing grandfather with a pastvaudeville career) and played “Grandparent’s Bingo”.

I guess pretty soon I’ll be going to Grandparent’s Day for Jacob, the youngest. I only wish I could attend the same kind of program for Milo in Connecticut.