Daily Archives: September 25, 2009

Rachel Maddow: The Truth About ACORN Series (Part One)

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The Rachel Maddow ShowThis is the first segment of a series that The Rachel Maddow Show will be telling the truth about the lies about ACORN and the right-wing political machine that took them down.

Rachel Maddow is joined by Occidental College politics professor Peter Dreier, who authored a study on how myths about ACORN were manufactured and how easily the mainstream media – not just the right wing media – was led into reporting falsehoods.

Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was In the News, and What the News Got Wrong
Study authors: Peter Dreier, Ph.D. and Christopher R. Martin, Ph.D.
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Rachel Maddow: The Truth About ACORN Series (Part Two)

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The Rachel Maddow ShowThis is the second segment of a series that The Rachel Maddow Show will be telling the truth about the lies about ACORN and the right-wing political machine that took them down.

Rachel Maddow is joined by Jeremy Scahill, author and correspondent for The Nation, to look at government contractors whoa re guilty of far worse than ACORN and yet have suffered none of the persecution in the media or Congress. What’s really behind the attacks on ACORN?

More about Scahill’s book entitled Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army

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Katie Couric Asks Glenn Beck: What Do You Mean by White Culture?

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This interview is painful to watch.

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The Colbert Report: Uses Satire to Blackwash Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh

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Once again, Stephen Colbert uses brilliant satire to take claims made by Beck and Limbaugh to their next logical destination.

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Obama’s Heart-Warming Homecoming with Sasha, Malia, and Bo

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I thought that posting a feel-good story would get the weekend started right.

President Obama got a heart-warming welcome when he returned home from promoting health care reform in Ohio and Pennsylvania. First daughters, Sasha and Malia were playing with their puppy Bo on the South Lawn. When the president arrived on Marine One, the daughters and dog went running into his arms.

Enjoy the photos provided by AP and Getty

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Uninsured 22-Year-Old Boehner Constituent Dies From Swine Flu

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Kimberly Young

Kimberly Young


This story really hit home for me. I am one of the uninsured 24 year-old college students mentioned in the study. With so many people uninsured, what is going to happen this fall and winter with the H1N1 flu? Someone needs to ask Boehner about that.

ThinkProgress/Victor Zapanta—A 22-year-old woman from Oxford, Ohio, died from swine flu on Wednesday. Kimberly Young graduated from Miami University in December and continued to live in Oxford, Ohio, within Minority Leader John Boehner’s congressional distrct. Reports now indicate that after initially getting sick, Young put off treatment because she was uninsured:

Young became ill about two weeks ago, but didn’t seek care initially because she didn’t have health insurance and was worried about the cost, according to Brent Mowery, her friend and former roommate. […]

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Young’s condition suddenly worsened and her roommate drove her to McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, where she was flown in critical condition to University Hospital in Cincinnati.

“That’s the most tragic part about it. If she had insurance, she would have gone to the doctor,” Mowery said.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 30 percent of 19-24 year olds are uninsured, more than any other group. Despite the conservative argument that young people are voluntarily refusing health coverage in favor of extra spending money, the reality is that high costs on the individual market put coverage out of reach. As Suzy Khimm notes at Campus Progress, young people “are far more likely to be working part-time or lower-paying jobs for employers who don’t offer coverage”:

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Law Professor Confronts O’Reilly Over Fox News And The Far Right: “Fox News, Far Right Have A Race Deck, And They Play The Ace Of Spades Every Day”

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O’Reilly tries his best to talk over Professor Levitt, an avowed Republican conservative. So right off the bat, O’Reilly was not able to dismiss him as a liberal or Democrat. I agree that all conservatives and Republicans are not racially biased against the President. But it was humorous to watch the Professor read off racially-tinged signs at Fox’s News’ 9/12 demonstrations in Washington, and ask O’Reilly why the Republican party was not discouraging this right-wing fringe behavior.

Dr. Jeremy Levitt

Dr. Jeremy Levitt

Dr. Jeremy Levitt, a law professor at Florida A&M University, confronted Bill O’Reilly tonight over Fox News’ role in fomenting racial tensions regarding President Obama. Specifically Dr. Levitt cited Glenn Beck and the network’s role in encouraging the 9/12 protests, which featured an assortment of racist signs.

Here is the link to the article written by Professor Levitt, that got O’Reilly’s attention.

President Obama, Race and the Unpatriotic Right

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New Rule: If America Can’t Get it Together, We Lose the Bald Eagle by Bill Maher

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Bill Maher

Bill Maher

Bill Maher—New Rule: If America can’t get its act together, it must lose the bald eagle as our symbol and replace it with the YouTube video of the puppy that can’t get up. As long as we’re pathetic, we might as well act like it’s cute. I don’t care about the president’s birth certificate, I do want to know what happened to “Yes we can.” Can we get out of Iraq? No. Afghanistan? No. Fix health care? No. Close Gitmo? No. Cap-and-trade carbon emissions? No. The Obamas have been in Washington for ten months and it seems like the only thing they’ve gotten is a dog.

Well, I hate to be a nudge, but why has America become a nation that can’t make anything bad end, like wars, farm subsidies, our oil addiction, the drug war, useless weapons programs – oh, and there’s still 60,000 troops in Germany – and can’t make anything good start, like health care reform, immigration reform, rebuilding infrastructure. Even when we address something, the plan can never start until years down the road. Congress’s climate change bill mandates a 17% cut in greenhouse gas emissions… by 2020! Fellas, slow down, where’s the fire? Oh yeah, it’s where I live, engulfing the entire western part of the United States!

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Bill’s humor is not for the faint of heart (NSFW), but he often gets right to the root of the problem with our elected politician’s and the people in our country obsessed by politics. Yes, people like us. 🙂

He has interesting guests and always ends each episode with a ‘New Rules” segment. Lately he has been posting his New Rules on Huffington Post on Friday mornings, letting readers see what he will be covering that night.

Bill Maher is a award winning comedian and Host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” which you can catch on Fridays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on HBO.

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Rapping Doctor Wins H1N1 Video Contest

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WWW.FLU.GOV

WWW.FLU.GOV

WhiteHouse.gov—At an event earlier this week at George Mason University, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winner of a video contest focused on flu prevention. The H1N1 Rap by Dr. Clarke beat out more than 200 other video entries to win $2500 in cash and a spot on national television.

Check out the winning video:

On July 9th of this year, Secretary Sebelius asked American citizens to help ongoing flu efforts by creating their own public service announcements. Tapping into the creativity of the American public, the video contest was aimed at finding innovative ways to inform people about the flu, promote good hygiene habits, and encourage Americans to take steps to stay healthy this flu season. “All Americans share the responsibility to be prepared and inform friends, family, and communities about flu prevention and good health,” said Sebelius.

Videos were submitted from all over the country and by Americans of all ages and backgrounds. All of the video submissions were reviewed by video communication and public health experts, who narrowed the competition to 10 finalists. To select the winning video, the American public was again asked to participate and use the HHS YouTube channel to vote for their favorites. In early September, more than 50,000 votes were cast during the 18-day voting period. The winning video, The H1N1 Rap by Dr. Clarke, was submitted by Dr. John Clarke, who is the Medical Director for the Long Island Railroad, and videotaped at the Columbia University campus in Manhattan.

To learn more about protecting your family, please visit WWW.FLU.GOV

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As Seen On TV! Birthermercial Asks, Where Was Obama Really Born?

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I wish that this was a snark, or something out of Orly Taitz’ feverish dreams, but unfortunately its not. For those of you that stay up to watch late night TV, don’t be surprised if you see this infomercial, or maybe we should call it a ‘birthermercial’.

TPMMuckraker/Justin Elliott—A new birther infomercial running on a CBS affiliate in Texas and elsewhere around the country tells viewers a “got a birth certificate?” bumper sticker can be theirs for the low price of $30.

The 28-minute program — quite possibly the first ever birthermercial — features community access production values, heavy use of foreboding strings soundtrack, and standard-issue Birther ideology.

For a $30 contribution, viewers also get a fax sent in their name to the 50 state attorneys general and Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that President Obama produce his real birth certificate.

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Here’s a clip of the first five minutes of the program:

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