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AdLib On March - 19 - 2010
Categories: Vox Populi

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. PatsyT says:

    Nighty Night Folks I am going to tune out

  2. javaz says:

    Okay, so here’s another thing, and this is huge for me, but it’s admitting that I f’ed up badly.

    I wanted out so badly from my very religious home that once I hit 18, and I started work at 15 to save for that moment, and my way out was moving in with a former navy seal from the Vietnam era. He hit me one time, and I was gone, so good for me.

    I still struggle with low self=esteem, but not as much anymore.

    My second relationship was even worse, and there was no physical violence.

    That one was all about mind control, and it starts slowly, and when you have low self esteem, it makes a person easy prey.

    My husband saved my life, and I so mean that.

    He helped me escape and trust me, it wasn’t an easy thing to do.

    Abusive men can seem so good to their neighbors and coworkers.

    Why, I bet you that the nicest man you know at work, you’d never suspect him of abusing his wife.

    • FrankenPC says:

      Conversely, some of the tougher looking guys are actually cream puffs. You really can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Resist marketing programming. RESIST.

    • PatsyT says:

      Javez, Please give yourself credit.
      You got smart,
      that takes a strong person to get up and go.
      There are too many women that walk around with low self esteem.
      Sure makes me sad for the women from countries like Afghanistan.

  3. PatsyT says:

    I like what this Rep from OHIO said
    John Boccieri
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20000796-503544.html
    Something about Tommy Thompson flying a huge Check to Iraq
    still looking for the link… but the gist of it is ….

    He said that if we can bring health care to the people of Iraq
    Why can’t we do this for our citizens at home

  4. javaz says:

    Waves to Kalima and AdLib!
    If you’re all still here.

  5. javaz says:

    Okay, I don’t care if anyone else is here -- but a major problem that really can affect our country is the violence in Mexico.

    We are going to have to arm our borders.

    And God help us, but they are really doing that highway. That goes from Mexico and clearance until Oklahoma before they check.

    I’m not worried about people that want to come here to work, but I am very worried about the Mexican Cartels also known as the Mexican Mafia.

  6. javaz says:

    I was just too much for my husband, and he’s gone to bed, and that leaves me with one more beer.
    Is anyone else here?

  7. KQuark says:

    I tracked down the “Doc fix” lie.

    You’ve got to love this type of “journalism”.

    Medicare fix would push health care into the red

    Rollback of Medicare cuts to doctors, if added to health care bill, push it into the red

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Medicare-fix-would-push-apf-2700343586.html?x=0&.v=2

    So they are citing something not even in the bill but of course it’s front page news on Drudge.

    • Blues Tiger says:

      It was part of the House Bill, but it was removed to make the #’s look better… It will still cost 208 Billion over 10 years according to the CBO… It’s more like fudging the #’s than a lie…

      • KQuark says:

        So it was never part of the Senate bill and is not part of this legislation.

      • AdLib says:

        All they have to do is tax the top half percent of the nation who are voting Republican anyway and they can have it all paid for.

        And the Dems get little credit for having HCR that’s paid for, Bush had no revenue for the trillion cost of the Prescription bill nor for the wars. He cut taxes and revenue instead.

        Yet, the Repubs attack the Dems for their spending on a program that is paid for, what asses.

        • KQuark says:

          The fact are this is a problem outside this legislation that existed for years. People trying to kill the bill are trying to conflate this issue with the current bill by saying the CBO score for this bill is higher when it’s not. It’s like conflating the yearly AMT fix every year with this legislation because it contains new taxes.

        • Blues Tiger says:

          I just feel the Dems should be upfront with all the costs that will be connected to HCR…

          • choicelady says:

            Sorry to drop off the radar -- had a computer malfunction on Vox. Anyway, the part that is UNscored by CBO is the enormous savings that would come from a public option that did not require the government to pony up subsidies to reach private profit goals. The exiting fiscal problems with Medicare come from its having been raided (Social Security as well) and left short of what we’d contributed. Yes costs demanded of us by hospitals and doctors are huge, but that can be rationally dealt with. Whatever we do, we need the funds for health care locked and immune from future raids. When Canada had its problems in the 80s, it was from the same difficulties -- funds taken for other purposes. But without a PO, our economic stewardship will not be well done. We need to add this low-cost public plan and soon.

          • KQuark says:

            That’s simply not how CBO scores work. They score the effect of the current legislation. Dems are being upfront with the cost the this legislation will incur on the budget.

          • AdLib says:

            What they could do is roll it into the 20 year projection since the following 10 years projects over a trillion in deficit reduction.

            However, I would rather they tax the billionaires now to pay for it .

            • PatsyT says:

              If I was a billionaire I would say
              Tax me

            • KQuark says:

              The problem is billionaires don’t get to be billionaires by being philanthropic.

            • PatsyT says:

              Well I better get busy and make that Billion

            • choicelady says:

              That is what Keith Olbermann said -- tax him, a wealthy man, so his friend without insurance would not have to sell his family farm. But where is the sense of “us” in America? Where has our idea of the common good gone? Where are the wealthy with a sense of noblesse oblige? Now it boils down to “just so I got mine”. How many iPods does one NEED? We rationalize it that we ‘earned’ our money (unclear for the uber rich how true that may be) so it’s ours alone. But we cannot be a healthy society if we think of ONLY ourselves.

              Hillel wrote: “If I am not for me, who will be? But if I am for myself alone, what am I?”

              Balance. Balance between self and others.

    • PatsyT says:

      New Day New Lie

      • PatsyT says:

        Seriously, Every Day, there they are, Repubs, spewing new BS crap.
        MSM and I am talking MSNBC just let them go on and on.
        I want a BS detector on the screen at all times

        • KQuark says:

          A good article in the New Republic shows how the lies have not changed since 1993 from the right wing.

          Not with HC but with increasing taxes.

          Start with the right-wingers. Lawrence Kudlow wrote a couple weeks ago:

          More spending. More tax hikes on investors, businesses, and individuals. New government boards to control prices, ration care, and redistribute income. …

          if Obamacare does pass, a future rollback will be very difficult, and American health care and economic prosperity will be put in grave jeopardy.

          In 1993, Kudlow wrote:

          There

  8. PatsyT says:

    AdLib how are things going with GROW?
    Any thing new ?

    • AdLib says:

      I thought it best to let the thrust of HCR play out first before re-directing activism to GROW.

      I have been working on things behind the scenes though!

      Next week I will post a poll to confirm that the majority is behind making the SCOTUS decision the focus and begin the discussion on what the first protest should be!

  9. javaz says:

    It’s not often that my husband is on my wave length, but he’s into it now.

    I’ll pick this up tomorrow or whenever, but I need to be with my husband.

    Great discussion tonight and we touched on so many important topics.

    Thank you!

    • KQuark says:

      javaz did you write an earlier story on the border problem.

      You should do a story on what’s going on because many of us don’t have a clue.

    • AdLib says:

      I enjoyed it too!

      And you’ve started discussing a very important issue that is only going to grow in importance and danger.

      Man, I just can’t remember a time when there were so many existing and growing crises in this nation. We can be very thankful that we have Obama and Dems in control, I don’t see how we would have survived the crash and the HC crisis with a President McCain or Pres. Palin in office.

      Let alone all these other urgent issues.

  10. AdLib says:

    Thanks all for a wonderful VP tonight! There is a balance between giddy and concern heading to Sunday but I remain confident, history will be made on Sunday and the lives of Americans will be forever made better.


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