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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Republicans Edge Ahead of Democrats in 2010 Vote

So were the November 3 elections bellwethers?

You betcha:


Blogger Stanley said...

Right wing anti-health terrorists kill more troops than die in the mid-east:

Over 2,200 veterans died in 2008 due to lack of health insurance

Harvard researchers say 1.46 million working-age vets lacked health coverage last year, increasing their death rate
Immediate Release
Nov. 10, 2009
A research team at Harvard Medical School estimates 2,266 U.S. military veterans under the age of 65 died last year because they lacked health insurance and thus had reduced access to care. That figure is more than 14 times the number of deaths (155) suffered by U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2008, and more than twice as many as have died (911 as of Oct. 31) since the war began in 2001.

The researchers, who released their analysis today [Tuesday], pointedly say the health reform legislation pending in the House and Senate will not significantly affect this grim picture.

The Harvard group analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s March 2009 Current Population Survey, which surveyed Americans about their insurance coverage and veteran status, and found that 1,461,615 veterans between the ages of 18 and 64 were uninsured in 2008. Veterans were only classified as uninsured if they neither had health insurance nor received ongoing care at Veterans Health Administration (VA) hospitals or clinics.

Using their recently published findings in the American Journal of Public Health that show being uninsured raises an individual’s odds of dying by 40 percent (causing 44,798 deaths in the United States annually among those aged 17 to 64), they arrived at their estimate of 2,266 preventable deaths of non-elderly veterans in 2008. (See table.)

“Like other uninsured Americans, most uninsured vets are working people - too poor to afford private coverage but not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid or means-tested VA care,” said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor at Harvard Medical School who testified before Congress about uninsured veterans in 2007 and carried out the analysis released today [Tuesday]. “As a result, veterans go without the care they need every day in the U.S., and thousands die each year. It’s a disgrace.”

Dr. David Himmelstein, the co-author of the analysis and associate professor of medicine at Harvard, commented, “On this Veterans Day we should not only honor the nearly 500 soldiers who have died this year in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also the more than 2,200 veterans who were killed by our broken health insurance system. That’s six preventable deaths a day.”

He continued: “These unnecessary deaths will continue under the legislation now before the House and Senate. Those bills would do virtually nothing for the uninsured until 2013, and leave at least 17 million uninsured over the long run. We need a solution that works for all veterans - and for all Americans - single-payer national health insurance.”

While many Americans believe that all veterans can get care from the VA, even combat veterans may not be able to obtain VA care, Woolhandler said. As a rule, VA facilities provide care for any veteran who is disabled by a condition connected to his or her military service and care for specific medical conditions acquired during military service.

Woolhandler said veterans who pass a means test are eligible for care in VA facilities, but have lower priority status (Priority 5 or 7, depending upon income level). Veterans with higher incomes are classified in the lowest priority group and are not eligible for VA enrollment.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

I have no trouble believing this poll. The YewEssAy has been so dumbed down since Raygun made it cool that the morons outnumber the sensible people by a wide margin. To wit: the one who just gave us copywrite now gives us bellweather. It's bellwether, moron. Which jr. high school did you flunk out of? The more illiterate the fools are, the more pretentious their inimitable prose. Republicus...Phelonius...the Plato spouter...god what a gaggle of simple minded, intellectual wannabe grotesques.

And, actually, I think it may be even worse for the Dems than this indicates. I know I won't be voting for the gutless dinks as they are now operating.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, government health insurance killed 2,000 veterans?

Wow, you must REALLY hate Americans to want to put the other 250 million of us on it!

5:30 PM  
Blogger John said...


He does. And he's not even American. He's Canadian.

"The more illiterate the fools are, the more pretentious their inimitable prose."

Projection. Listen to this:

"...god what a gaggle of simple minded, intellectual wannabe grotesques"

btw, fathead, I know I make you feel insecure (resentfully so after blossom and/or libfem dumped you for repeatedly getting your ass kicked by a conservative--i.e. me--on the World Wide Web), and you feel compelled to "prove" that you, too, have a prodigious arsenal of words in your vocabulary, but repeating the same three pseudo-sophisticated words over and over *ad nauseam* like a broken vinyl record (i.e. "Pissant! ... Peabrain! ... Grotesque! ... Pissant!... Peabrain! ... Grotesque! ... Pissant!... Peabrain! ... GROTESQUE!") only proves that you memorized three unusual words and throw them around at every opportunity to make people think that you have an unusually rich vocabulary.

Stick to scribbling cartoons, Sik, and leave the dialogue to the grownups.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

It is just hilarious how this guy points out the problems with the US Government run health insurance and then blames it on right wingers. WOW!

He's gone beyond projecting to just plain blathering.

10:07 PM  
Blogger John said...

Rasmussen, too:

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 30% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10 (see trends). Republicans have opened a six-point lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot."

This ship is sinking fast.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Hahahaha...I see we've reached bold new lows in the downward thrust into terminal idiocy.

Since "honor the troops" GOPigs will not allow for total coverage of vets, and fobs them off on the "free enterprise" system for care after it drops them, then it is the failure of gov't health care because, like...see, it no longer, at that point, has anything to do with it.

Hahahahhaha...only a one synapse wingbat with a rubber band for a brain could twist that one out.

Butt, since there was no way for ewes to respond without saying what you really think..."let the fuckers die...they're too old to die for the corporations, anyway," you have to erect an even more grotesque straw man to tilt at with your tiny lances.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Yes, deleting is all he's got...other than some veeeeeeeeeeeeeery strange delusions about some Canuck ghost who is like AFTER HIM...woooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaoooooo...

Paranoia is what drives these simple fucks.

This motherfucker is a gold mine.

And, very sensitive about his spelling ...yet can't seem to larn hissef enny bedder.

Oh, btw, Rasmussen...hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

10:43 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Pretentious prose is the kind where you try sooooooooooo hard wid allda big woids and off the mark literary allusions and just come off as a laughable moron trying to be something he's not, snot.

It's not the kind of asstoundingly pointed material that Stanley elevates this pathetic backwater with. Stan knows how and when to use the vocab and the corruscating wit with grayat verve and is not pretentious when yore the REAL McCoy, boy. Look up pretend, twat, and try to make sense of the learning opportunity ewer being afforded...otherwise far beyond your means, without a private tutor.

10:51 AM  
Blogger John said...

"It's not the kind of asstoundingly pointed material that Stanley elevates this pathetic backwater with."


Ok, stankman. Thank you so much for making this place a little more highbrow.

"Oh, btw, Rasmussen...hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha"

Right, first Zogby gets the hahaha verdict, now Rasmussen.

That's what's known as "shooting the messenger(s)".

10:59 AM  
Blogger John said...

You're in the Trojan Horse with the others, too, Super Pomo Poet?

It must be a wild party in there.

But very stanky.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...'s not shooting the messenger; it's laughing at the liar.

Speaking of which...Fox caught AGAIN using phony clips and numbers to inflate their psycho orgies.

They are mortified by their clumsiness and promise to get better at using phony clips and numbers in the future.

Murderoch says, "Yeah, but there was essential truth behind the lie since we feel there should have been more psychos there."

12:58 PM  
Blogger John said...

"Yes, deleting is all he's got..."

Your crowd deletes those who pose a threat, from the lowly blog moderator to those having reached high political office (if they think they can get away with it). It's inherent in your evil ideoogy to silence opposition by deletion (at the blog level; by murder higher up), and you project that characteristic, hyper-defensive impulse onto me.

But I delete those who simply prove to be pests with utterly worthless commentary and who reach critical mass in annoyance.

If you insist on transferring your side's rationale for deletion onto me, then that simple-minded shitling who just got the boot must be smarter and more of a threat to me than you are, because you're still here, stankey.

Here's why: You have some worth to me. You are a fine specimen of the species lefticus assholus and I like having you pinned and tagged right here for further observation.

You respond well to artificial stimuli, confirming the theoretical models which have proven to have accurately predicted those responses down to the knee-jerk ad hominem and the panicked blurting of psychological defense mechanisms as you're being pinioned by a needle through your thorax.

Yes indeed. Republicus can boast of having captured and pinned a near-perfect specimen of lefticus assholus in the virtual jar of this blog, and is on display for all to see (and learn).

However, the shitling stankee was damaged goods, a runt who was missing his antennae, a couple of legs, and the stinger, probably from flying blindly into the windshield of a speeding Republican.

It had resorted to being a limping, lagging tag along of the Stankey collective, pathetically trying to be part of the older group by calling itself "stankee."

It only would have brought down the value of my collected menagerie.

2:27 PM  
Blogger John said...

Neat. Everytime the bug stankee flits in too close, it gets ZAPPED like a mosqyuito getting zapped by one of those electric bug killers on a patio.

Beat it, stankee. Take a hint.

We don't like your kind around these parts.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...'s laughing at the liar.


2:31 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

John, you keep Stanley around as a play thing. It's like my cat with a mouse. As long as the mouse reacts to the bashing, tossing and chasing he keeps the mouse around. But as soon as the mouse dies the cat either becomes disinterested in it or eats its head off.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...


3:02 PM  
Blogger John said...

Try it again, Kelly. The link's gateway is snagged on something.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Here ya go :)

4:23 PM  
Blogger John said...

Growr. ;)

5:02 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Minister of Propaganda, Von Beck:

Herr Von Beck: "I think the best way to get the Republicans to change is to abandon them. Leave."

Predicting rise of third party, Beck warns of "emergency" after which "we all might be in re-education camps"

Re-education?!! But that implies a prior effort. I hope he knows he's not fooling a soul.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Simple Kelly telling us she's a typical, animal abusing, moral GW:
" As long as the mouse reacts to the bashing, tossing and chasing he keeps the mouse around. But as soon as the mouse dies the cat either becomes disinterested in it or eats its head off."

And,how many shrill, trite versions of the same, tired, grunting, witless attempts at self justification is the John going to write before he suddenly has a self awakening and shoots himself?

And, all the other poor cretin has in his tiny quiver is "lol." Shouldn't you at least take him aside and teach him the other wingbat, robot squawk..."lmao" know, so he could feel like he's really contributing?

There is something terribly, morally deficient with all of these monkeys...I mean in addition to being stupider than hell.

I'm about to delete all of the dumb motherfuckers.

1:08 AM  
Blogger John said...


You mean "hahahahaha"?

7:56 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

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10:34 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Stanley made a huge leap there from my analogy of the cat and the mouse...

So, he must agree that he is the mouse???

John, remember my reference to the "anonimouse"?? OH MAN! LOL!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

You'd wear yourself out explaining the obvious to these morons. Impregnable stupidity is its own defense as well as its own destruction.

11:58 AM  
Blogger John said...


12:20 PM  

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