Daily Archives: August 26, 2009

The Public Plan Explained in 1.2.3.

Posted by Audiegrl
The following video is from a diary on DKos written by tunesmith. It’s being highlighted here, because it’s a simple and easily understood explanation for the need of a Public Plan. Please feel free to send this video to people you know, who can help us pass Health Care Reform. It can also be used to counter silly anti-healthcare arguments. You know like ‘keep the government’s hands off my Medicare’ 😉

This video needs to go viral.

This video was Written and Animated by Andy Lubershane

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Unions Join Whole Foods Boycott Fray

Whole Foods' CEO John Mackey

Whole Foods' CEO John Mackey


Posted by Audiegrl

Two unions have now joined in the growing chorus decrying Whole Foods’ CEO John Mackey and suggesting a boycott of the store. Two weeks ago, Mackey penned a controversial op-ed in the Wall Street Journal offering the “Whole Foods alternative to ObamaCare.”

“The last thing our country needs is a massive new health care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health care system,” Mackey wrote, then suggested a neat solution. (Hint: this alternative involves grocery shopping at Whole Foods.)–Lila Shapiro, Huffington Post

Don’t they realize that their liberal latte-drinking, arugula-eating customers are the same people that want Health Care Reform for all Americans?

Hey Mackey, ever heard of the old retail sales saying: ‘the customer is always right‘?

Feel Free to Contact Whole Foods or join the boycott.

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The Great Diarist Dies: Dominick Dunne: 1925-2009

Photo by Mark Seliger

Photo by Mark Seliger


Posted by Audiegrl
Dominick Dunne, a best-selling author and special correspondent for Vanity Fair, died today at his home in Manhattan. He was 83. The cause of death was bladder cancer, said his son Griffin Dunne.
Dunne—who joined Vanity Fair in 1984 as a contributing editor and was named special correspondent in 1993—famously covered the trials of O. J. Simpson, the Menendez brothers, Michael Skakel, William Kennedy Smith, and Phil Spector, as well as the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. He wrote memorable profiles on numerous personalities, among them Imelda Marcos, Robert Mapplethorpe, Elizabeth Taylor, Claus von Bülow, Adnan Khashoggi, and Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. His monthly column provided a glimpse inside high society, and captivated readers.–Vanity Fair

To read the full obituary on Vanity Fair, click here.

Dan Abrams: Remembering Dominick Dunne

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Kennedy’s 1980 Speech At The DNC

Senator Edward Kennedy 1932-2009

Senator Edward Kennedy 1932-2009


Posted by Audiegrl
This is Senator Kennedy’s “The Dream Will Never Die” speech given at the 1980 DNC. He had just lost the nomination to Jimmy Carter, but still wanted to let his supporters know that he was still fighting for them. I remember watching this, because this was the first year I was old enough to vote.

My parents always instilled in me that voting was a privilege and an honor and a duty that should not be wasted. Although they had migrated north in 1942, they were not allowed to vote until they cast their vote for John F. Kennedy in 1960. The pollsters before that used all types of litmus tests and tricks to disenfranchise African-American voters. Like asking them to recite Shakespeare’s sonnets, or something that was bound to disqualify them from voting. My dad after WWII even tried going to vote in his Navy uniform, but still was not allowed to vote. So once they voted for President Kennedy, the die was cast, and not-voting was not an option in my family. 🙂

I still remember my Dad taking me to the polls with them, letting me come inside the booth and holding me up, so I could see the ballot. I did the same thing with my daughter, and one of my proudest moments was last year, when she and I drove together to cast our vote for President Barack Obama. In a way, our families history of voting will always be tied to the Kennedy brothers and we will always be thankful for what they brought to this country.  So please enjoy the video and remember…

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What Every American Should be made to learn about the IG Torture Report

This is an extremely interesting article written by Glenn Greenwald.  Some right wingers should also read it because I think it might just turn their stomaches too.

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/08/24/ig_report/?source=newsletter

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Source: Army has approached Kennedy family about burial at Arlington

Kennedy plot, Arlington National Cemetery

Kennedy plot, Arlington National Cemetery


Posted by GeoT
Washington (CNN) – CNN has learned that Army officials a few weeks ago met with Sen. Edward Kennedy’s staff and presented a plan that has his final resting place may be just a few feet from the graves of his brothers at Arlington National Cemetery, according to a senior Defense Department official with direct knowledge of funeral planning.

Story @ CNN:

note: Ted Kennedy
Service/Branch: United States Army
Years of service: 1951–1953

**UPDATE**

Senator Edward M. Kennedy will lie in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum before his funeral at a historic Boston church where he prayed daily while his daughter successfully battled her own cancer. Kennedy will then be buried at Arlington National Cemetery next to his brothers.

Kennedy’s funeral is being planned for the The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Mission Hill section of Boston. Commonly known as the Mission Church

click for details

**UPDATE**
Gov. would OK law change for Kennedy successor

BOSTON – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he would support changing state law to allow him to appoint an interim successor to Sen. Edward Kennedy’s seat while a special election is held.

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