Nothing that the republicans have said about the ACA is true but the shocking part is there are a lot of republicans including several on this board that are so stupid that they believe whatever they tell them. Southern idiocy at its finest. Now a show of hands from the southern republicans on this board who believe everything they are told.
"There's no way to sugarcoat this: It's awful," a top Florida Republican told the Herald in response to seeing the crosstabs for the new poll numbers.
According to the Miami Herald, which rounded up the range of statewide polls from business interests:
10 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in another business interest’s statewide poll.
• 8 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in two other business interests’ statewide polls.
• 7 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in a fourth business interest’s statewide poll.
• 6 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in a poll of Republican-controlled state House districts across Florida.
• 4 percentage points — the margin Crist beats Scott by in North Florida, a Republican stronghold. The number is well within the poll’s error margin. But it’s a cumulative 17-point shift in favor of Democrats compared to 2010, and Sink would have won the governor’s race with this North Florida margin.
A good Clint Eastwood movie from back in the days when he was sane and not talking to the furniture.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released Monday, found that 15.9 percent of U.S. adults are uninsured thus far in 2014, down from 17.1 percent for the last three months — or calendar quarter— of 2013.
That translates roughly to 3 million to 4 million people getting coverage.
Gallup said the share of Americans who lack coverage is on track to drop to the lowest quarterly level it measured since 2008, before Obama took office.
With the highest uninsured rate of any racial or ethnic group, Latinos were expected to be major beneficiaries of the new health care law. They are a relatively young population and many are on the lower rungs of the middle class, holding down jobs that don't come with health insurance.
Gallup found the biggest drop in the uninsured rate was among households making less than $36,000 a year — a decline of 2.8 percentage points.
The Gallup poll is considered authoritative because it combines the scope and depth found in government surveys with the timeliness of media sampling. Pollsters interview 500 people a day, 350 days a year. The latest health care results were based on more than 28,000 interviews, or about 28 times as many as in a standard national poll.
Who would want to fly on a plane built by Bubba and Cooter in the south, the home of free flowing moonshine and meth labs?
at the non union South Carolina plant. Anyone surprised?
Good idea to print that out and carry it with them if they prefer to live in poverty their entire life and have no way to bargain for higher pay as a strong group and be at the mercy of a boss that is out to get them even if they do their job perfectly.
In the remake a black girl is playing Annie and the racist are beside themselves. As one tried to put it without sounding too racist, she just has too much color to play the part. I guess everyone should know that god, santa claus and Annie are white.
Is this another WMT exclusive like Pink Slime?
LSD-laced steak sickened Florida family - medical examiner
2 hours ago
By Kenneth Knight
TAMPA, Fl., March 8 (Reuters) - A pregnant woman and her family were hospitalized this week after eating steak bought from a Wal-Mart that local authorities believed was laced with the hallucinogenic drug LSD, according to the medical examiner's initial test results.
A blue balloon announcing "Baby Boy" fluttered on Saturday outside the home where the family has since returned after Jessica Rosado, who was nine months pregnant when she arrived at the hospital near her home in Tampa, gave birth after having labor induced.
Rosado, her partner Ronnie Morales and her two young daughters fell ill on Monday evening after eating some bottom round steak bought from a local Wal-Mart, according to the Tampa Police Department.
It was the first meal they had cooked in their new home having moved in two days earlier, police said.
Morales was the first to feel sick, and Rosado drove him and her daughters to St Joseph's Hospital after calling 911. He arrived hallucinating and feeling dizzy and short of breath.
Rosado then began displaying the same symptoms, and was taken to a hospital across the street where labor was induced and her baby delivered. The two daughters, ages 6 and 7, were sickened a little later that evening.
Police took samples of the food the family had been eating from the home. The Hillsborough County medical examiner's office told police on Friday that the steak was contaminated, and that tests showed the presence of lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, police said.
Police also took the family's oven away for testing. Results from toxicology tests on blood samples taken from the family may take another three weeks, police said.
"There was enough of some type of substance to make all four members of that family gravely ill," Jane Castor, Tampa's police chief, told a press conference on Friday. "The family has no idea where this may have come from."
She said that police had taken all the other bottom round steaks from the Wal-Mart for testing but that this was believed to be an isolated case, and that it was not clear whether a crime had been committed.
LSD is a fragile chemical, and can quickly degrade even at room temperature or when exposed to light. If the test results are correct, it remained unclear how a steak might be dosed with LSD in a way that it could retain its potency even when cooked.
Police said they were still investigating how or why a steak might end up contaminated in this way.
Wal-Mart said it was cooperating with the investigation by police and both federal and state agricultural officials. A spokeswoman pointed out that Wal-Mart receives its meat already prepared and packaged from suppliers, and it was unclear at what point contamination might have taken place.
Morales and the daughters were released from the hospital on Wednesday, and Rosado and her newborn son, whom police described as healthy, were released on Thursday.
"We're just very grateful that the family appears to be OK," Dianna Gee, the Wal-Mart spokeswoman, said.
This followed the three previous years where there was also big gains in US household wealth. You should be on your knees thanking President Obama and if your household didn't participate than you need to set aside your hate and start betting on this country. That hate has cost you a bundle already.
The ACA could improve a lot. It needs to trend toward what Obama and the democrats really wanted to do. Go to a single payer plan and get the insurance companies out of it. Medicare runs much more efficiently and health care is much cheaper under Medicare than what the insurance companies can deliver it for. Of course Medicare runs as a non profit, doesn't have a bunch of executives making obsene money and doesn't pay out billions in dividends. If we really want to lower the cost of health care in this country, we need to go to a single payer plan. There is a reason that other developed countries deliver better health care in many cases at less then half the cost of what US health care costs. Thank President Obama for getting us started. We will eventually end up where me need to be and if that means ridding the country of republicans to get it done then so be it.
Lets face it. The real GOP health care plan is that if you are not a multi millionaire and get sick, you should just go ahead and die.
If they don't lie about the ACA, they know people will love it.
Yes but corporations can rape the people even more under the republican plan. Typical GOP
Rand Paul is defending him. This is the same guy that defended the Syrian president. No wonder he's a tea party favorite for president.
Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 05:02 AM PST.
When May I Shoot a Student?
This op-ed in the NYTimes this morning by Prof. Greg Hampikian, Boise State University in Idaho, has written a must-read masterpiece of weaponized snark. The Idaho legislature has a bill pending that would allow students on campus to carry guns. A taste...
BOISE, Idaho — TO the chief counsel of the Idaho State Legislature:
In light of the bill permitting guns on our state’s college and university campuses, which is likely to be approved by the state House of Representatives in the coming days, I have a matter of practical concern that I hope you can help with: When may I shoot a student?
I have had encounters with disgruntled students over the years, some of whom seemed quite upset, but I always assumed that when they reached into their backpacks they were going for a pencil. Since I carry a pen to lecture, I did not feel outgunned; and because there are no working sharpeners in the lecture hall, the most they could get off is a single point. But now that we’ll all be packing heat, I would like legal instruction in the rules of classroom engagement.
I assume that if a student shoots first, I am allowed to empty my clip; but given the velocity of firearms, and my aging reflexes, I’d like to be proactive. For example, if I am working out a long equation on the board and several students try to correct me using their laser sights, am I allowed to fire a warning shot?
The Obamacare website opened in October of 2013. Where did you get the five years? You must be thinking of Bush's prescription drug program that took over two years to get straightened out. I'll excuse it this time but lets try and be a bit more informed before posting. Okay pal?
Maybe next time you will watch something besides FOX weather forecasts. They're about as reliable as their news.