If you wonder what an important piece of legislation Obamacare is and want to know the kinds of things it corrects, then read this short letter about her late father that she posted on Facebook:
To my wonderful friends and family. When I was growing up, we were deeply affected by the “pre-existing clause” in health insurance. We grew up with a father who suffered quietly with leukemia for 18 years and could not leave his job… his anti-semitism infested job. He could not leave it because he would lose his health insurance since his leukemia was a pre-exisitng condition.
I realize that the republicans could vote this out before 2014 when it goes into effect but for today, June 29, 2012 I am happy to say “Daddy, you were not alone!”
Love Ellen X0X0
… he avoids the discussion. Does it mean anything?
You can either celebrate or cry, but here’s the word:
In an angry post on his blog, conservative commentator Buchanan took his critics to task, writing, “After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.”
Buchanan says the calls for his firing began with the publication in October of his book “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” about America’s decline, which critics have called racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic.
Upon his suspension, Buchanan quotes MSNBC President Phil Griffin as telling the press regarding his new book, “I don’t think the ideas that (Buchanan) put forth are appropriate for the national dialogue, much less on MSNBC.”
On his website, Buchanan called his ouster “an undeniable victory for the blacklisters.”
Frankly, I’m just as glad to see him go, although he didn’t really bother me. I saw him as more of a clown. He’ll turn up on the McLaughlin Group and on Fox… don’t worry about it.
- Pat Buchanan Canned Over Book at MSNBC (webpronews.com)
- Pat Buchanan Out at Msnbc (maboulette.wordpress.com)
- Why did MSNBC drop Pat Buchanan? (csmonitor.com)
- Was MSNBC Right to Fire Pat Buchanan? (collegecandy.com)
- Pat Buchanan is gone from MSNBC (americablog.com)
- Pat Buchanan Will Have To Find Another Enabler (duanegraham.wordpress.com)
- Pat Buchanan out at MSNBC (boston.com)
- “A Moment Of Silence, Please”: MSNBC And Pat Buchanan Part Ways (mykeystrokes.com)
- MSNBC Dumps Controversial Commentator Pat Buchanan (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
One of Hungary’s major parties, Jobbik, is a nightmare out of the 1930s: it’s anti-Roma (Gypsy), it’s anti-Semitic, and it even had a paramilitary arm. But the immediate threat comes from Fidesz, the governing center-right party.
Fidesz won an overwhelming Parliamentary majority last year, at least partly for economic reasons; Hungary isn’t on the euro, but it suffered severely because of large-scale borrowing in foreign currencies and also, to be frank, thanks to mismanagement and corruption on the part of the then-governing left-liberal parties. Now Fidesz, which rammed through a new Constitution last spring on a party-line vote, seems bent on establishing a permanent hold on power.
I say I am worried because I am currently reading Erik Larson‘s book In the Garden of Beasts, his superlative view of Germany, small and weak after the first World War, and the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party in the early 30s when they could have been easily stopped and catastrophe could have been avoided. I am particularly concerned with the anti-Semitism which the European right has fallen back on too many times before…along with the anti-Roma movement which has also plagued earlier European depressions.
Maybe we are that stupid.
Beck came out with outrageous attacks against Liberal millionaire George Soros this week… and Fox News continues to support him. Is this because a pile of conservative viewers actually BELIEVE HIM? Jeez, I hope not.This from Alex Pareene in Salon (there’s more in the article… go in and read it.):
- This week in crazy: Glenn Beck (salon.com)
- Is Glenn Beck an anti-Semite? Fox host slammed by Anti-Defmation League for attack on George Soros (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- ADL condemns Glenn Beck’s Soros-Holocaust remarks (dailycaller.com)
- Beck’s Dangerous Campaign (thedailybeast.com)
- Glenn Beck Criticized for Holocaust Remarks (newsy.com)
Umm… who in mainstream America thinks it’s a good idea to write something like that in a guest editorial? Especially in light of the racially-motivated attention garnered by South Carolina Republican activists over the past few months.
Responding to the PalmettoScoop article, one commenter made this point:
“South Carolina, too small to be a republic and too large to be an insane asylum.”
That about sums it up.