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Palin Tricked By Comedian Again, Says Canada Should Drop Public Health Care (VIDEO)

Posted in Actors. LOL., Comedy, Crime, Entertainment, Interviews, News, Politics, Weird with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2009 by Otto

HuffPo:At a recent stop on her “Going Rogue” book tour, Sarah Palin told Canadian comedian Mary Walsh that Canada should get rid of its public health care system.

Walsh is the co-creator and star of This Hour Has 22 Minutes — a nightly news parody show in the same vein as The Daily Show — and she arrived in character, as the conservative Marg Delahunty, to the Borders where Palin (the “Alaskan Aphrodite”) was signing books.

“I just wanted to ask you if you have any words of encouragement for Canadian conservatives who have worked so hard to try to diminish the kind of socialized medicine we have up there.” Walsh shouted to Palin as she approached the table.

Palin’s handlers tried to help her by ushering Walsh out of the Borders, but Palin could not be deterred. When Palin left the signing, Walsh caught up with her in the parking lot, where Palin suggested that Canada should get rid of its public health care system. “Keep the faith” Palin said, “because common sense conservatism can be plugged in there in Canada too. In fact, Canada needs to reform its health care system and let the private sector take over some of what the government has absorbed.”

Raw Story points out that it is unlikely this plan will go over well among Canadians — even among conservatives.

A recent study found that 90 percent of Canadians support universal, single-payer health care. A poll taken last summer shows 82 percent of Canadians believe their health care system to be better than the US’s, despite constant grumbling about waiting times for treatment of non-life-threatening conditions.

This is Palin’s second brush with Canadian comedians. Last November a comedian from Montreal convinced the former governor she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Watch the video below.

ZZZlist Radio Episode 23

Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, ZZZcast Episodes, ZZZlist Radio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2009 by Ro

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Check out our newest episode, ZZZlist Radio Episode 23.

In this episode, Ro and Chris discuss Krispy Kreme Donut Burgers, Mos Def, the DC Sniper, Lou Dobbs, Mike Tyson, Carrie Prejean, and more.

We’ll be on vacation so no more shows until December. Have a great holiday!

Intro “Hit It and Quit It” by Funkadelic. Outro “Cygnus… Vismund Cygnus” by The Mars Volta.
 

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Fox News Fact Checks Sarah Palin… Wait…what??

Posted in Actors. LOL., Comedy, News, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by Otto

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TPM: Sarah Palin’s public pronouncements have now reached an amazing point — where even Fox News is fact-checking her.

As Fox News anchor Bret Baier noted this evening, picking up on a Politico report, Palin said this past Friday that there had been a lot of “change” of late, and talked about the dollar coin — how the phrase “In God We Trust” had been moved to the rim of the coin, rather than on the face. “Who makes a decision like that?” said Palin, seemingly pointing to the Obama administration, adding: “It’s a disturbing trend.”

However, the coins were in fact commissioned in 2005 by the Republican-led government of the time. And as Baier adds, Congress acted specifically to change this in 2007, and Fox displayed a James K. Polk presidential coin with the phrase on the coin’s face.

Fred Phelps’ Church Protesting Outside Sasha and Malia Obama’s School

Posted in Crime, Events, News, Politics, Weird with tags , , , , , , on November 10, 2009 by Otto

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Westboro Baptist Church, the “God Hates Fags” troupe, famous for protesting at military funerals and claiming that God is punishing the country for its tolerance of homosexuality, was spotted this morning protesting outside Sidwell Friends, the school attended by Sasha and Malia Obama.

Protesters were carrying signs with anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-Obama slogans, slowing down traffic all along Wisconsin Avenue this morning.

One member, Megan Phelps-Roper, posted a picture on Twitter of the protest.

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.

Alan Grayson Cries On The House Floor Over Victims Of Health Care System (VIDEO)

Posted in Deaths, News, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by Otto

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HUFFPOST: On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) shed tears on the House floor during a speech on the need for health insurance reform. Reading letters from people who have lost their loved ones because they did not have health coverage, the emotional Congressman paid tribute to victims who he said “aren’t often heard from.”

“There are 44,789, who die every year from lack of health insurance,” Grayson said. “In the course of my speech tonight, there will be five more.”

The moving stories narrated by Grayson came from his website namesofthedead.com. Unveiled on the House floor last week, the congressman’s initiative aims to shine light on the innocent victims of the U.S. health care system. “I hope that honoring them will help us end this senseless loss of American lives,” Grayson wrote.

Glenn Beck should take notes on what actual compasion looks like, so he can attempt to emulate it.

Glenn Beck Cries (AGAIN)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2009 by Otto

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Glenn Beck plays some vintage commercials and gets his cry on.

From his Fox show The Glenn Beck Show on Thursday 10/15.

ZZZlist Radio Episode 20

Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, ZZZcast Episodes, ZZZlist Radio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2009 by Ro

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Check out our newest episode, ZZZlist Radio Episode 20.

In this episode… Roman Polanski, David Hasselhoff, Mackenzie Phillips, Hugo Chavez, Fox News, and more!

Intro song “12-XU” by Manic Hispanic. Outro “Fuck Forever” by Babyshambles.

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Tom DeLay Injured While Rehearsing for Dancing with the Stars

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on September 16, 2009 by Otto

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According to his Twitter, Tom Delay was injured while taping “Dancing With the Stars”

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House Votes To Admonish Joe Wilson

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by Otto
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WASHINGTON (Associated Press) – The House has voted to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson over his “You lie” outburst to President Barack Obama during the president’s health care speech to Congress last week.

The 240-179 vote on the resolution of disapproval reflected the sharp partisan divide over the issue. Democrats insisted that the South Carolina Republican take responsibility for what they said was a serious breach of decorum. Republicans characterized the vote as a political stunt.

Wilson himself would not back down on his position that he owed the House no apology. Surrounded by Republican supporters, Wilson said Obama had “graciously accepted my apology and the issue is over.”

Here is the vote tally:

Dem: 233Y, 12N, 5Pres, 6Abs
Repub: 7Y, 167N, 0Pres, 4Abs

Total: 240Y, 179N, 5Pres, 10Abs

DEMS NO
Arcuri
Delahunt
Giffords
Hinchey
Hodes
Kucinich
Maffei
Massa
McDermott
Moore (WI)
Taylor
Teague

REPUBS YEA
Cao
Emerson
Flake
Inglis
Jones
Petri
Rohrabacher

DEMS PRESENT
Engel
Foster
Frank (MA)
Shea-Porter
Skelton