Saturday, August 22, 2009


who wants sausage????

Somewhere in Iowa, a pig is being raised in a confined pen, packed in so tightly with other swine that their curly tails have been chopped off so they won't bite one another. To prevent him from getting sick in such close quarters, he is dosed with antibiotics. The waste produced by the pig and his thousands of pen mates on the factory farm where they live goes into manure lagoons that blanket neighboring communities with air pollution and a stomach-churning stench. He's fed on American corn that was grown with the help of government subsidies and millions of tons of chemical fertilizer. When the pig is slaughtered, at about 5 months of age, he'll become sausage or bacon that will sell cheap, feeding an American addiction to meat that has contributed to an obesity epidemic currently afflicting more than two-thirds of the population. And when the rains come, the excess fertilizer that coaxed so much corn from the ground will be washed into the Mississippi River and down into the Gulf of Mexico, where it will help kill fish for miles and miles around. That's the state of your bacon — circa 2009.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Not Surprising

Using terror alerts to scare us....did that make the administration terrorists themselves??

Former Bush Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge reveals that he considered resigning because he was urged to issue a politically-motivated security alert on the eve of Bush’s re-election. Playing politics with terror was a relatively frequent occurrence in the Bush administration. In August 2004, the AP reported that even “some senior Republicans” privately questioned Ridge’s timing of a terror alert that came just three days after the Democratic National Convention.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Doctors In Favor Of A National Health Program!!!

Who knew there were thousands of doctors advocating for a national health care system? If only it were hundreds of thousands!

"We endorse a fundamental change in America's health care - the creation of a comprehensive National Health Insurance (NHI) Program. Such a program - which in essence would be an expanded and improved version of Medicare - would cover every American for all necessary medical care."

I am done with Whole Foods

Not only is the company anti-union, but the CEO has now come out against health care reform. I would note that the company does provide pretty decent coverage for its employees, but most small businesses are not in a position to do that and the bigger picture is that we have to get away from basing health care on employment status.