Tag: healthcare reform

Head shots: They let you know who's running, but don't make for very funny jokes. Darn.

Senate Sunday: North Carolina Might Turn Blue, Without Even Holding Its Breath

Who'd have guessed that North Carolina may be a key state in Democrats' hopes of retaking the Senate? We're just as surprised as you!

Veterans Secretary Thinks V.A. Wait Times Are A Walk In The Theme Park

It's pretty tough to insult two quintessential American icons in the same sentence. Occasionally we all get flashes of brilliance and can piss-off large swaths of people, from cute babies to the grumpy olds, in one deft move. Secretary of...
Two men, no plan, Nalponnemowt!

Boehner And McConnell Have Awesome Replacement For Obamacare But Left It In Their Other Pants

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnnell and Speaker of the House John Boehner went on the 60 Minute televisual informatical program Sunday to explain all the exciting plans the Republicans have for uprooting Obamacare and replacing it with something much...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Books That Avoid Irrational Exuberence

Put on a plaid flannel shirt and break out your Nirvana CDs, kids, because our rightwing Christian textbooks are looking at the '90s: Bill Clinton is the president, and America is in deep moral decline, because didn't you just...

What If The Heritage Foundation Were Adapted To A Sitcom Format?

Just imagine the pitch: "Mr. Moonves, think Golden Girls meets Crossfire," says the excited producer. The Chairman frowns slightly. "BUT with mostly guys," the producer continues. Moonves looks mollified. It's a go. Of course viewed from the outside, the Right...

Deleted Comments Of The Day: 500-Vet March Was Awesome Fun, Were You There?

Our story about the organizers of the "Million" Vet March distancing themselves from last Sunday's teabagger rally in Washington DC -- they were shocked, SHOCKED! that it turned "political" -- drew a rather unhappy comment from a participant who...

Peggy Noonan Not Impressed With This Obamacare And Its Fancy Computer Machines

Peggy Noonan lounged in her sitting-room high above the island of Manhattan, morning highball glass parked at her elbow, as she pondered the government shutdown taking place far below her well-appointed aerie. How would it affect her? Would she...

During Fake Filibuster Senators Dick Durbin And Ted Cruz Derpbate Motel Maids On Medicaid

As we continue to sift through the fallout from the 21-hour blather-fest-drone-strike on the impending Obamacare of doom by Texas Senator Ted Cruz this week, interesting shards of shrapnel are starting to emerge. Take for example, this bit of...

Romney: Healthcare Through Emergency Rooms Is A Pretty Sweet Deal

In his interview on CBS's 60 Minutes yesterday, Mitt Romney patiently explained that the Poors don't need to worry about health care, because they are allowed to live even though they do not pay taxes and emergency rooms are...

Let’s All Enjoy Mitt Romney’s Old Love Letters to Individual Mandate

We all vaguely know that Mitt Romney was at one time one of those Marxist militants who sought to force healthcare coverage on human individuals with a government requirement that most individuals buy private health insurance available through a...

YES WE WILL LIVEBLOG PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TOWN HALL WITH PITCHFORK-WIELDING MOBS AT 1PM EASTERN: As if you had to ask. Go get yourself some cut-rate Canadian oxycontin and we'll see you back here in half an hour.

Melody Barnes Explains Obama’s Innovative Mandatory Euthanasia Panels For Citizens Past Age Of Reproduction

Look, it's the adorable newlywed Melody Barnes discussing with a straight(ish) face the REAL TRUTH behind the much-ballyhooed Panel of Experts who will advise you on the best methods for saving the State the cost of supporting your elderly...

What The Networks Didn’t Show

Last night, Barry the Sorcerer arose from a sylvan glade and levitated serenely above the blobulous greaseballs known as "the press corps" before delivering some lighthearted remarks about death and dying. This man loves him some Boston fern.