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Election 2008: The Issues: Health Care

Part of our irregularly scheduled series on the issues of the 2008 campaign.  This stop: HEALTH (s)CARE:

What’s McCain going to do?

John McCain Believes The Key To Health Care Reform Is To Restore Control To The Patients Themselves. We want a system of health care in which everyone can afford and acquire the treatment [...]

He Can Say Those Seven Words in His Grave, Now: George Carlin, Dead at 71

George Carlin died of heart failure:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.  Carlin, who had a history of heart and drug-dependency problems, died at Saint [...]

Your Doughnuts for Today

Eat up!

The American Image in the Polish Mind

Bought at my local supermarket:

And a closeup of the “eagle:”

This is what we look like to our European betters:

Gun waving

Uncle Sam top hat wearing

Red, white and blue colored


American eagles.

Rather Large Doughnuts

Don’t forget that doughnuts can come in all colors.


Even though some here believe in doughnut segregation, I am an all-inclusive sort.

John Coleman to Al Gore: “Your data is manipulated.”

Instapunk points us to an important speech given by the founder of the Weather Channel.

Money graf:

There is no significant man made global warming. There has not been any in the past, there is none now and there is no reason to fear any in the future. The climate of Earth is changing. It [...]

Spoiler-Free Waterglass Movie Review: The Happening

It, in a word, sucked.

There really was no twist, so don’t be expecting one.  Don’t expect any acting, decent dialogue, or more than one or two good scares.

In fact, don’t go see it.  Don’t waste your time.

As I said to Aggie on the way out of the movie, they shouldn’t let M. [...]

Met the Press: Tim Russert, Dead at 58

Tim Russert died of a heart attack:

Tim Russert, who became one of America’s leading political journalists as the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” died Friday, the network said. He was 58.  The network said the award-winning journalist collapsed at work Friday. He was taken to Washington’s Sibley Memorial Hospital, where he died, the [...]

Hamas (accidently) Kills Palestinians

In preparation for attacking Israel, Hamas admits to accidently killing their own people, but not before trying to blame Israel for it:

The armed wing of Hamas has admitted that a massive explosion in the Gaza Strip on Thursday was caused by militants preparing an armed operation. Seven people, including a four-month-old baby were killed [...]

Election 2008: The Issues: Economy, Part III

More on our irregularly scheduled series on the presidential issues of 2008.  See Parts I and II here.

What about taxes?  Lets hear from McCain:

Cutting Taxes For The Middle Class:

John McCain Will Cut Taxes For Middle Class Families. John McCain will permanently repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) – a tax that [...]

Types of Donuts: An American Crisis

Reasoned debate requires a mutual understanding of the definitions of concepts.  If we were to talk of water, for example, we would have to come to some mutual understanding of the definition of water.  The same goes for definitions of conservativism, liberalism, etc.  We do not have to agree on the definitions, but it is [...]

That’s Nothing to Sneeze At

Americans spend 11 billion on allergy relief:

Americans spent $11 billion on doctors’ bills, prescription drugs and other treatments for allergies in 2005, according to government statistics released on Wednesday. Sneezing, itchy eyes and other miseries caused by allergies sent 22 million Americans to a doctor that year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research [...]

Election 2008: The Issues: Economy, Part II

Continuing our irregularly scheduled series on where the candidates of 2008 stand on the issues, here is the second part of Economy.

What would McCain do about the housing crisis?

John McCain Is Proposing A New “HOME Plan” To Provide Robust, Timely And Targeted Help To Those Hurt By The Housing Crisis. Under his HOME [...]

Election 2008: The Issues: Economy

Much of the reporting on the presidential election of 2008 will be on minutiae: is Obama too black or not black enough?  Will McCain die of old age before he finishes his term?  and other nonsense.  Here at The Waterglass, we will focus on the issues as presented by the candidates themselves.  This is the [...]