Rachel Maddow at her best: What the Obama win means to us

Rachel had an excellent introduction to her show yesterday and she was spirited, obviously enjoying herself and simply at her best. Her celebratory mood and her words remind us why we have reason to celebrate the outcome of this election.



We are not going to have a supreme court that will overturn Roe versus Wade.
We are not going to repeal health care reform.
Nobody is going to kill medicare and make old people fight it out in the open market to get health insurance.
We are not going to give 20% tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires and expect programs like food stamps and children’s insurance to cover the cost of that tax cut.
We will not need to consult our boss if [...]

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Medicare Scare: Friends, here we go again. Henny Penny – the sky is falling!

I received the email below and answered back with the following email:

Doom predictors love this stuff. Be advised that the "Medicare Warning" I received in my inbox is FALSE.

According to Medicare's Administrative Board of Trustees, who should know, if anyone does – not the opinion of another Henny Penny - here are the Trustees' predicted Medicare rates. This report was issued in April, 2012.
It is in your interest to check with www.Snopes.com or Facts.com to verify alarmists' call to the barricades as Election Day approaches…  with less time to verify. You are being conned.
Gentlemen and ladies, the Facts, please. 
09   $ 96.40
10    110.50
11    115./40
12      99.99
13    109.10
14    112.10     (A far cry from $247 as stated below.)
15.   117.00
16    122.00
17    128.20
18.  $135.50


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Isaac is coming to the GOP convention

Isaac, an uninvited guest at the GOP convention

But who is sending Isaac?

That rhetorical question is aimed at Republicans and Tea Partiers, aka, the God fearing religious conservatives.

The rest of us know that hurricanes develop when the atmospheric conditions are favorable, such as around a weak disturbance in the atmosphere when water evaporated from the ocean is released as the saturated air rises, resulting in condensation of water vapor contained in the moist air.

We know it because we look up the FACTS and we reason…

But if we put ourselves in the mindset of GOP voters, the church going, conservative Christians, (note that these are very different from the GOP sponsors – the exploitative greedy corporatists), then we might think that God does not like the GOP too much, or why would he be sending Isaac on the week of the Republican convention in Tampa?

Maybe he is [...]

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