New Rule: If Texas is going to tout itself as the low-regulation, business-friendly state, they have to extend their hands-off, free market policies to all small businesses – including the ones that provide safe, legal abortions.
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Gallup released its annual poll on how much confidence Americans have in various institutions, and near-record lows were recorded in public schools, churches, banks, and the TV news.
By Bill Maher
Most of these “invincibles” who need to sign up for Obamacare to succeed are young men. Everybody keeps saying there’s not as much in it for them as there is for young women, but what about “the pill” being free? Shouldn’t this also be a big selling point for guys in their twenties and thirties? I mean, c’mon, haven’t most of them experienced the sheer dread of a girlfriend being late? I’ll never forget those days, because they felt like years.
The new recruitment slogan should be, “What, me worry?”
Here’s everything that’s right/wrong with humans in one sentence: “The Dallas Safari Club said Friday it aims to raise up to a million dollars for endangered black rhinoceroses by auctioning off a permit to kill one in Namibia.”
Can we step back and get a little perspective? Yes, millions of people are getting cancellation notices from private insurance companies, but very few will actually lose their health care. There are, however, five million Americans having health care coverage taken away, not by Obama, but by the Republican governors in their states.
By Bill Maher
Despite all his victories, Eric Holder can’t win. Republicans hate him, Democrats are suspicious of him, and his lack of warmth and a clear public persona means the media largely ignores him.
But that man is getting shit done. He is kicking ass and collecting bills. He is the Notorious B.A.G. (Black Attorney General).
Just this month, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay the government $2.2 billion for fraudulent drug marketing practices. Also this month, hedge fund SAC Capital gave in to federal prosecutors, pled guilty on every single count of an insider trading indictment and agreed to cough up $1.8 billion. And, last week, JP Morgan Chase finally agreed to pay $13 billion for their role in the 2008 meltdown while still not wriggling free of criminal charges.
Chasing down the white-collar criminals everyone says they want brought to justice? Making them pay tens of billions of dollars back to the people? That’s gotta be worth just a little love, right?
Last week we saw some more pictures of towns devastated by severe weather – this time in America, so it counts more. In Illinois, six people are dead and more than one hundred injured after a series of tornadoes touched down. Hundreds of homes were completely destroyed. Seven counties were declared disaster areas. Two in Michigan are also dead.
Most Americans think President Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy. Some combination of mobsters, Cubans, Texans and Yalies at the CIA. (Who were the two aides he was banging in the pool, according to Seymour Hersh? Frick and Frack? Do they have an alibi?)