07 Sep 2009

Health Care and Poverty: We are Failing Our Most Vulnerable

As a nation, we are failing the most vulnerable members of our society. The number of homeless schoolchildren, uprooted amidst the financial turmoil of the last few years is rising: There were 679,000 homeless students reported in 2006-7, a total that surpassed one million by last spring…

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07 Sep 2009

Health Care And Poverty: We Are Failing Our Most Vulnerable

As a nation, we are failing the most vulnerable members of our society. The number of homeless schoolchildren, uprooted amidst the financial turmoil of the last few years is rising:There were 679,000 homeless students reported in 2006-7, a total that surpassed one million by last spring, Ms.

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06 Sep 2009

Sunday Cuppa

Friends of ours recorded a few songs, including Country Roads. As a West Virginia gal, its a song near and dear to my heart…even if John Denver didn’t know the difference between western Virginia and my home state.

Go figure.

Anyway, thought I’d pass along a lovely listening experience to everyone for their Sunday morning smile.

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05 Sep 2009

FDL Book Salon Discusses “The Test Of Our Times” With Gov. Tom Ridge

Some folks might have qualms or questions about our having a Republican on FDL for a book salon. Not me. It’s high time we started talking to one another about the issues, rather than talking past each other in a political frenzy. Especially regarding issues which in years past were supposedly held above the political fray: national security, intelligence matters, and the rule of law.

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05 Sep 2009

FDL Book Salon Reminder: Tom Ridge Will Be Here at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT

Hope you can join us for what promises to be a very lively book salon this afternoon.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge will be here at 5 pm ET/2 pm Pt to discuss his book “The Test Of Our Times.”

I know you all have questions.

Be sure to drop by and ask them…

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05 Sep 2009

Pull Up A Chair…

Ahhh, Labor Day weekend. Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy whatever it is we all enjoy together or separately. How many folks out there are planning a picnic, BBQ, meal for family and friends or football watching weekend snackfest extravaganza?

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05 Sep 2009

Pull Up A Chair…

Ahhh, Labor Day weekend. Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy whatever it is we all enjoy together or separately. How many folks out there are planning a picnic, BBQ, meal for family and friends or football watching weekend snackfest extravaganza?

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04 Sep 2009

Friday Muppet Blogging

Miss Piggy with a ‘fro. And Julie Andrews sings with chickens. Prepare for giggles.

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04 Sep 2009

Tortured Logic: Cheney Says It’s All Greek To Me?

Violation of the bovine restrictions in the Geneva Conventions by using a minotaur for “enhanced interrogation” in an unnavigable labyrinth? Say it ain’t so. Apparently Dick Cheney really wanted a griffin for the interrogator job, but he was too flighty.

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03 Sep 2009

Status Quo? Hell No! When Leadership Means Partisanship

These days it seems that bipartisanship is all the rage.

Not in practice, mind you, but as a codeword sop to the masses as justification for defending the status quo.

The end result of bipartisanship is paring down a bill until it changes next to nothing of import. And then selling it as if it were the greatest thing since the last bucket of lukewarm spit to pass this way.

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