My baby is a confident 10 year old girl who loves Christmas.Â Last season, around New Year’s, we had aÂ honest discussion about the season and, as her Dad, there’s a certain amountÂ of grieving over another passage of childhood.Â I can’t read the final pages ofÂ The Polar Express to her without my voice breaking and tears…
It seems that once the right-wing noise machine realized that they would be unable to stop health care reform legislation in the Senate they reverted to PolitiFacts Lie of the Year, Death Panels, to scare the hell out of people; just in time for Christmas. Palin, Morris, Limbaugh, and Bachmann all jumped on the wagon.
In case you didn’t know, today is Claudio Gallegos birthday! Please join me in wishing our newest blogger a great day today.
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, who hopes to replace Barbara Boxer as California’s junior Senator, was interviewed on Fox News channel today and was asked about his perspective on the Health Care legislation before the Senate. DeVore claims that part of the problem of the costs of our health care system is that because many of us have insurance, we don’t ask about the cost of ourt health care. He thinks that the problem is that doctors are forced to perform too many tests to stave off potential lawsuits.
On Sunday Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn took to the SenateÂ floor about 9 hours before the 1 am vote on the SenateÂ Health Care Reform bill andÂ told Americans that their only hope to stop the passage of the bill was to pray that a member of the majority party not make it for the vote. “What the…
Hearing how few electeds show up made me think, all too often we see local Councilmembers or School Boardmembers who lose sight of just what they were elected to do. They start to think certain events are beneath them, or others are meant for them to go and take a quick photo and leave. To those who have developed that mindset, I would like to turn your attention to an example to follow when it comes to being a local elected.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has followed through on her promise to donate the money she saved by not sending out her annual Christmas Card by mail to local charities. Sanchez solicited applications from local non -profit groups and and set up an independent committee to pick from those who applied.