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Let’s see if Cartoonists will stand up in the face of Muslim religious threats…

I took this off Professor Jonathan Turley’s blog (http://jonathanturley.org):
clipped from jonathanturley.org

Seattle Cartoonist Declares May 20th as “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”

While a Saudi lawyer is suing in England over the Danish cartoon controversy (here), Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris has declared May 20th “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” Norris took the action after the shameful decision of Comedy Central to censor an episode of South Park after Muslims threatened to kill the creators of South Park for showing Mohammed in a bear suit.

Norris has asked other artists to submit drawings as part of Citizens Against Citizens Against Humor (CACAH) on May 20th.

She will have difficulty finding a publisher. While newspapers have supported the cartoonists in the Danish case, you will notice that no images of Mohammed appear in the leading papers, including pictures of the cartoon in articles discussing the controversy.

For the full story, click here.

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This is disturbing. The Boston Globe says:

clipped from politicalwire.com

Death Threats Against Obama Rise

“The unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama, a rise in racist hate groups, and a new wave of antigovernment fervor threaten to overwhelm the US Secret Service,” the Boston Globe reports.
“The Secret Service is tracking a far broader range of possible threats to the nation’s leaders… The new demands are leading some officials, both inside and outside the agency, to raise the possibility of the service curtailing or dropping its role in fighting financial crime to focus more on protecting leaders and their families from assassination attempts and thwarting terrorist plots aimed at high-profile events.”
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Isn’t it time we all have some pride in our President? This seems to be a direct result of the extremely negative crap put out by the Limbaughs and Becks of the Right and their buddies.

Insurance Companies are NOT going to GIVE UP!

Here’s a piece from Nailing Jello To The Wall – a blog I particularly like.
Put them on your regular visit list!
clipped from nailingjello.wordpress.com

“New Bill Would Raise Rates, Says Insurance Group”

Well. So nice of the insurance companies to suddenly become so concerned about our rates, isn’t it? I mean these are the same insurance companies who insist that they will not pay for my mother’s physical until she first submits a claim to Medicare — knowing full well that Medicare does not cover physicals.  No, these insurance companies insist that Medicare must waste time processing a claim which they have stated quite clearly — and upfront –  that they would not cover. Only then will the private insurance company — you know, the ones who are so concerned about us and who are oh-so-much-more efficient than Medicare — only then will they accept the claim for a physical.

Yeah.  It’s a great system we’ve got going here in the U.S. of A. ….

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Does it bother you that what the Insurance Companies are threatening is, if a Public Option goes in, UNTRUE? Does it bother you that this is a blackmail threat prior to the Senate Finance Committee voting on their bill, and the whole Congress putting together a final bill in which 4 out of 5 committees HAVE a Public Option.

Let’s get ready to be 1.) disappointed or 2.) totally supportive, depending on whether or not these Congressional doodlebrains are working for the corporate Insurance monster or for the American People. I hope they decide to earn our trust rather than our contempt.