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Glenn Beck claims health care bill includes insurance for dogs

Posted in Actors. LOL., News, Politics, Science, Weird with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2009 by Otto

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“Do you know in the health care bill, we’re now offering insurance for dogs,” Beck said. “Do I need to say any more? If you are somebody who is like, ‘Well, I just, I’m struggling and we’re barely making ends meet,’ I’m not paying for your dog cardiologist!” Beck said. “Not gonna do it. I’m sorry, the dog goes nighty night.”

Politifact:
Included in the House bill is the creation of a Public Health Workforce Corps to address shortages in the public health workforce. The program would provide scholarships and education loan repayment assistance for public health professionals serving in areas of need. Veterinarians are included among those public health professionals.

“The rationale is that with mad cow disease, swine flu and other animal-borne diseases and issues, there is logic in helping to create more and better trained individuals to treat animal health,” said Vincent Morris, spokesman for the House Rules Committee

I guess Glenn Beck likes swine flu, mad cow, Avian Flu etc.

The thing is, while it is a masterful spin for such a slow adult, does it work? People love their dogs, sometimes more then their family members. Vet bills aren’t exactly cheap either. I asked my dog, Foxy, if she felt she deserved this “socialized medicine.” She simply stated “Single Payer or Bust!” and took a little poop on my nicest rug. She really hates Glenn Beck.

US House passes Health Care Bill

Posted in News, Politics, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2009 by Otto

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HUFF: 11:07 PM ET — House health care bill gets votes needed for passage. 220 members of Congress — including one Republican, Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana — voted in favor of health care reform, advancing the legislation by the slimmist of margins. Forty-nine Democrats voted against the bill, along with 176 Republicans.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) cast vote #218, solidifying passage. Speaker Pelosi was “near sobbing,” HuffPost’s Ryan Grim reports.

10:30 PM ET — GOP health care alternative rejected. The Republicans’ alternative health care bill was voted down in the House, 176-258

10:19 PM ET — Blue Dog Democrats’ anti-abortion amendment passes. The House has passed a provision advanced by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) that severely restricts women’s reproductive health choices under the health reform bill.

Marilyn Manson Did Not Get Swine Flu From Pigs

Posted in Music, Science, Social Media with tags , , , on September 23, 2009 by Ro

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Or so he says.

Get well soon, darling boy.

MarilynManson

Golden Showers in Space

Posted in Science with tags , , , on September 13, 2009 by Ro

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Last Wednesday some stargazers noticed a bright glow in the night sky. Some took pics and sent them in to spaceweather.com.

It was later determined that the glowing streak was actually 10 days worth of astronaut urine and waste water (i.e. shit and piss) created when the space shuttle Discovery astronauts the waste out into space.