Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bill and Tony and Hillary and 'Melo

Evita also released a new ad today. Watch and think about the implications.

The understandably terrified father calls Evita. Evita makes a call and the administrative rules are disregarded and the sick child jumps to the front of the line for life saving medical treatment for which someone else pays.

How is that any different that how the Sopranos operate. ‘Melo calls Tony, Tony makes a call, the rules get disregard and “Melo gets a waiver for a housing permit.

What’s the difference?

35 comments:

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Ted--Close to 100% of the people I meet's top issue is affordable health care. Has an interesting twist here in southern New Hampshire. Run into a number of Massachusetts folks who complain they can't afford to buy Romney's mandatory health insurance!

For the nth time I say ditch the bitching about Hillary and put real policy issues on the table.

The candidate with the strongest practical domestic policy agenda will win the election.

We ought to put out a caucus guide video similar to Clinton's.
http://www.hillaryclinton.com/video/69.aspx

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Finally met a working class male Hillary enthusiast! Looked between 35-40. His beef with the GOP is he feels "poorer" than during the Clinton years, hates the Iraq War, and thinks the Republicans were total hypocrites going after Bill over Monica when they're likely getting it too on the side.

Initially refused to take my brochure but relented after I heard him out.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mark,
Down here in Adams county you have thousands of supporters. When are you going to do a Caucus rally? A big one with tents and ice cream and the ever famious Iowa tradition of dressing like a scarecrow?

Waiting is Adams county

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Terri said...

In my little corner of Heaven (Iowa), people don't care who's payin' as long as it isn't them. They also don't seem to care that quality and choice will be a thing of the past. They don't believe that is true. They think we are lying to them to avoid passing universal health care.

There really is a huge group of people who believe the government can tax and pay for everything they need, namely heath care, food and welfare payments. The crashing dollar and mounting debt doesn't fool them. They think its a ruse. Stop the war and we can afford to pay for EVERYTHING!!!! These people are delusional.

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Terri--Absent us playing global dragonslayer to very mixed results at best, there'd be more than enough money for our domestic needs. One reason I'm trying for the White House is I wonder we'll even exist a decade from now. Was an incredible shock when the Soviets suddenly imploded overnight.

As a physician, think the "quality and choice" argument to justify opposition to universal health insurance, particularly a mixed model like today's Medicare, is is no longer valid. I'm a very knowledgeable health care consumer. Go to the best doctors but for them to deliver the best care requires the well thought out use of subphysician practitioners.

A very good example are hospital affiliated family practice groups in Des Moines. The one I used while here campaigning delivered absolutely top notch care doing that. They did a few very important small things so well which could reduce overall morbidity for many older patients will suggest to the medical group I use in Oakland adopt them.

If we could pay for it, I'd support the national adoption of the current Medicare health delivery model.

For most good self care and common sense determines personal health. Maintaining a normal weight, regular checkups, good dental health, following doctors orders to the letter, and avoiding drugs, gambling along with being abstemious with alcohol is the road to a long, happy life.

throw out the entire democrat city council for this said...

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071119/NEWS01/711190341

The Des Moines City council is being lobbied to become a sanctuary city. The timing is interesting considering they waited until all those democrats got elected onto the city council again....starting with Frank Cownie as Mayor.

The democrats in Polk County want to turn your neighborhood into a lawless society that supports and encourages illegal aliens living in slave conditions with slave labor wages.

democrats don't care about illegal aliens.

democrats don't care about poor people.

democrats don't care about the law or lawlessness.

democrats just want to acquire victims as inventory.

democrats hate united states citizens and support the theft of your identity said...

democrats don't care about national security.

democrats don't care about identity theft. In order to work, they have to have illegally obtained identification. who's identification did they steal?

is that ok Chet?

i bet our local "news"paper jumps on this bandwagon to commit voter fraud said...

if Des Moines is a sanctuary city..that will attract a lot of illegal aliens.

The Secretary of State - Mauro - has instructed registrars across the state to ignore citizenship status when people apply to vote.

The democrats in Iowa intend to commit voting fraud on a massive scale in Iowa.

It started with Hillary's demand of Vilsack to blanketly restore voting rights to felon, by a stroke of his pen rather than through legislative rememdy. That was the beginning of Vilsack selling his soul to Hillary.

Then, the democrats advised the registrars not to check for citizenship on voter registration cards.

Now, they are trying to bring in a bunch of illegal voters under the guise of "santuary" city.

We cannot stand for this fraud.
Now, he

democrats value personal power rather than community safety said...

Des Moines sits at the crossroads of Interstate 80 which goes from coast to coast - East and West, and Interstate 35 which goes from border to border - Mexico and Canada.

The crossroads of these two national highways is in Des Moines.

That makes us the Meth capital of the world. Drugs and human traffickers travel our roads 24 hours a day.

Should Des Moines become a "we don't care about the law" community, our drug problems increase.

"In August 2000, Des Moines police detained 49 illegal immigrants in a raid on a south-side bar that they said was the result of a six-week police investigation of drugs allegedly being sold at the establishment." (des moines register article today)

Is that South Side Bar protected by those South Side Democrats?

You know the roughes gallery of shame...those South Side Democrats who have either pled guilty - such as disgraced former Des Moines City Council member Archie Brooks, or are set to go to trial for federal bribary charges like South Side Democrat Matt McCoy?

hey city council, hey chet, hey Harkin, R U Ok with stealing my id just so they can vote? said...

"A major raid in Iowa came last Dec. 12 when immigration agents swept through Swift & Co. meatpacking plants in Marshalltown and five other cities nationwide, arresting about 1,200 workers - one-tenth of Swift's work force - on immigration;

or IDENTIFY THEFT CHARGES"

David Yepsen is a mean ole tired stupid grumpy ole man said...

Per David Yepsen - out of touch politial writer at the Ragstar:

"The moderates face several challenges.

First, they are moderates. They have lives outside politics. They are civil, well-balanced people who have other things to do with their time besides sit at long political conventions listening to the zealots. That's especially true when those zealots are intolerant or treat them shabbily.

----

Gee David. Sounds like you have an axe to grind. This is so much BS it's hard to know where to begin.


It's time for David to retire. He doesn't know anything about what he is talking about.

The MODERATES - what does that mean exactly anyway - haven't won an election since Branstad finally quit running. They had 30 years of incumbancy and never had to fight for anything at all. How hard is it for Brandstad to have won his 17th election for gods sake?

They left. They disappeared. They have no fight in them. They have no ideas. They don't know the issues. They are more afraid of Michael J Fox having his feelings hurt than the LIE that Michael J Fox told to manipulate those same moderates into thinking destroying human life to "improve" human life is quite ok.

If Moderates have something to say, then goddammit, get in the game.

What a bunch of pussies "moderates" are.

where are the moderates on the D side? Talk about zealotry. attend one those loon fests first said...

Is Charles Grassley a zealot? Is Tom Latham a zealot? Is Pat Ward a zealot? Is Bob Brownell a zealot? Is E.J. Giovanetti a zealot? Is Dan Clute a zealot? Is Brad Zaun a zealot? Is Chris Hensley a zealot?

David, have you ever been to a Republican convention? You sure don't sound like you have.

Perhaps you are confusing it with a Democrat convention where treating people shabbily for being pro-life or pro-marriage isn't allowed to be discussed. You are drummed right out of the party. It's part of their party platform.

can i sue my mexican employer if he makes me speak spanish? said...

John Fund from the Wall Street Journal has a piece today that ties in with Des Moines being a Sanctuary City. The Democrats want this for Iowa. Do you?

"It's been less than a week since New York's Sen. Hillary Clinton and Gov. Eliot Spitzer had to climb down from their support of driver's licenses for illegal aliens.

Now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has moved to kill an amendment that would protect employers from federal lawsuits for requiring their workers to speak English.

Among the employers targeted by such lawsuits: the Salvation Army.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, a moderate Republican from Tennessee, is dumbstruck that legislation he views as simple common sense would be blocked.

He noted that the full Senate passed his amendment to shield the Salvation Army by 75-19 last month, and the House followed suit with a 218-186 vote just this month.

"I cannot imagine that the framers of the 1964 Civil Rights Act intended to say that it's discrimination for a shoe shop owner to say to his or her employee, 'I want you to be able to speak America's common language on the job,' " he told the Senate last Thursday.

this will cause discrimination.no one wants to take the chance on being sued said...

"Democrat Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a moderate from Maryland, was beside himself. Congressional Quarterly reports that he jabbed his finger on the House floor at Joe Baca, the California Democrat who chairs the Hispanic Caucus, and yelled, "How dare you destroy this party? This will be the worst loss in 10 years."

After testy negotiations, the Hispanic Caucus finally agreed to let the tax bill proceed after extracting a promise from Ms. Pelosi that the House will not vote on the bill funding the Justice and Commerce Departments unless the English-only protection language is dropped.

"There ain't going to be a bill" with the Alexander language, Mr. Baca has told reporters.

Sen. Alexander says that if that's the case, "thousands of small businesses across America will have to show there is some special reason to justify requiring their employees to speak our country's common language on the job."

He notes that the number of EEOC actions against English-only policies grew to some 200 last year from 32 a decade ago.

Mr. Alexander says his battle is about far more than what language is spoken on a shop floor. "The EEOC actions turn diversity, our greatest strength, against the interests of our common future as Americans," he told me.

Need Proof on Mauro.. said...

I'd like to see this instruction from Mauro's office instructing Auditors that they can not ask immigration status for people registering to vote.

Considering under the Iowa Code, a person is required to be a citizen of the United States in order to be eligible to vote.. If Mauro has publically instructed auditors not to enforce this provision..then I would hope the Iowa GOP would call on him to be impeached for failure to uphold the duties of his office.

i post clever blogging handles on sporer and then post random articles said...

SAN FRANCISCO - Formerly conjoined twins have "excellent" chances of survival after a grueling separation surgery, and one of the toddlers is even breathing on her own, doctors said Friday.

Two-year-olds Yurelia and Fiorella Rocha-Arias of San Jose, Costa Rica, were conjoined at the chest and abdomen and shared an oversize liver until Monday, when doctors in Palo Alto separated them during a 9-hour surgery.

Fiorella — who has always been slightly larger and stronger than Yurelia — was taken off her ventilator Wednesday and has been breathing on her own for two days.

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Gimme a break, please. Tom Tancredo got it right saying on tv yesterday on big business Republicans fight tooth and nail against effective measures dealing with illegal immigration.

GOP rank and file are being taken for a ride by our leadership which laughs all the way to bank with dough mega money interests donate. Their job is to tranquilize the folks with slogans and plugging hopeless hobby horse causes.

The big boys are down on my case because I really know the score. Not for sale, and armed with a very sophisticated economic agenda to restore real middle class prosperity, no wonder I get cheated at every turn.

I urge Iowa Republicans who care about curbing illegal immigration to caucus for me if only to send the message they're fed up with being conned. Better to go with me than Tom Tancredo. Every vote for me is like poke in the right eye of the hypocrites screwing base voters.

Ken Hoyle said...

Mark, you're a Doctor, correct?

Maybe you can help me.

I think Katie Couric is quite attractive.

What's wrong with me?

Anonymous said...

Do your thing quackster.

R. L. "Bobby the Sack" Saccamano said...

Ken:

I'm not a Doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I'm also not someone pretending to be either that -OR- a Presidential Candidate.

Accordingly, I offer the following diagnosis of your problem as found in the lyrics from a tune called Heterosexual Man by a band called, "The Odds":

I wanna make every woman I see
I wanna make every woman I see
Do you know what's the matter with me?
I'm a heterosexual man,
just a heterosexual man.
I wanna do every woman I know,
I wanna do it to them in their clothes.
I wanna make it with them, don't you know,
I'm a heterosexual man.
It's just a problem with my glands.
I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man
I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man.
I wanna make every woman I see.
I wanna make every woman I see.
Maybe make 'em make a baby with me,
'cause I'm a heterosexual man,
just a heterosexual man.
I wanna have every woman I know,
I wanna have them take off their clothes.
I'll make it with them unless they say no,
'cause I'm a heterosexual man.
I'll make it with them whenever I can.
I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man
I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man.
I'm a heterosexual duh, duh, duh, duh
duh, duh, duh, duh.
I wanna get every girl on the globe.
We kiss and hug and then we disrobe.
It's a short curcuit in the frontal lobe,
I'm a heterosexual man.
It's just a problem with my glands.
I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man.
I'm a heterosexual, heterosexual man!

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Ken--Very rarely watch t.v. but but if memory serves, Katie's quite attactive. No problem "lusting after her in (your) mind"!

A big perk of reaching my age is the ability to automatically fast forward to the real issue with a hot chick--what's the lady's personality really like and how much trouble could she be! Presume you're aware the way to stop having sex is to marry the lady?

That's why I've remained single for so long having learned the secrets of senior happiness include (1) a first class laundry service (2) a housecleaner who isn't a chatterbox (3) something interesting and challenging to do like run for president and (4) no live-in or permanent girlfriends.

At my age the lyrics of romantic songs take on new meanings. Like the one from the 1950s "Baby, I'm yours until the rivers all run dry..." What a truly scary thing that is!

Anonymous said...

Tell Hensley what you think of her plan to make Des Moines a sanctuary city:

Home: 255-4716

City Council: 283-4944

The Iguana said...

Why is it these pseudo intellectuals, these full of shit egg-heads, are always the first to say, "I don't watch TV"?

What an incredible load of shit that is. It's code for, "I'm superior to you, I don't watch TV".

In short, "My Ass!"; that's right up there with (and Klein will understand this) how 98% of people masturbate and the other 2% are liars.

Step off with this horse shit of yours Klein, once and for all, would you just step off?

The Iguana said...

Why is it these pseudo intellectuals, these full of shit egg-heads, are always the first to say, "I don't watch TV"?

What an incredible load of shit that is. It's code for, "I'm superior to you, I don't watch TV".

In short, "My Ass!"; that's right up there with (and Klein will understand this) how 98% of people masturbate and the other 2% are liars.

Step off with this horse shit of yours Klein, once and for all, would you just step off?

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Television is a major contributor to the decline of original and creative thinking in this society. Americans today think and behave like zombies under the spell of Big Brothers peddling predigested canned ideas and political correctness.

A good example of how flatlined the American intellect is nowadays can be found in series of posting I put in the DM Register today in response to Ron Paul's op-ed. Couldn't get anyone to seriously address my point converting back to the gold standard would launch hyperinflation and severe depression. All I got back were a couple of dozen essentially inane "I love Ron Paul no matter what" responses.

Been a real eye opener running for White House in the absence of any real political discussion. It's like the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" already happened but somehow I escaped infection!

The upside is I'm great for blog traffic generation.

The Iguana said...

Again, "I don't watch TV", but I'll sit all day in empty afternoon showings at Movie Houses next to my over sized coat bought specifically for the purpose of smuggling in my own candy, popcorn, and a flask full of tap water.

Yeah, Klein, I see your point. You are superior to us great unwashed.

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Iguana--Superior is the wrong way to explain my attitude. More accurate to say I'm a very smart, well educated, seasoned and successful grownup just concerned enough about America's welfare to candidly speak my mind.

Just because many people don't like what I have to say doesn't mean I'm wrong.

Anonymous said...

Leave Mark leave!

Why don't you pick up golfing or something?

Wooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! said...

In the race for presidential endorsements, Mike Huckabee has the kitschy pop culture celebrity vote on lockdown.

First it was martial arts hero and "Walker, Texas Ranger" star Chuck Norris, who appears with Huckabee in his first TV ad.

Then hard-rocking hunting enthusiast Ted Nugent jumped on the Huckabee bandwagon, citing the Republican's support for second amendment rights.

Now, Huckabee is getting ready to rumble: wrestler Ric Flair, a.k.a. The Nature Boy, is supporting the former Arkansas governor in his bid for the White House.

CNN has learned the WWE wrestler is on board with Huckabee, and will co-host a campaign tailgate with the candidate at the South Carolina vs. Clemson football game on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, South Carolina. More details are forthcoming.

Anonymous said...

Wowowowow...Uncle Teddy is supporting Huck?

That's cool. I love Uncle Teddy.

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