Nov 122013

Discredited right wing blowhard James O’Keefe has surfaced once more…

2 North Texas Urban League Offices At Center Of ACA Controversy

U.S. Representative Pete Sessions (in whose district your host is unfortunate enough to reside) has already called for congressional investigations into this “controversy” and immediate disbanding of all offices or organizations who are currently assisting people in navigating the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).

It is unfortunate that our local CBS and ABC affiliates are giving Mr. O’Keefe the publicity he craves. But, this is Texas, after all.

Once again we learn the lesson which CBS’ 60 Minutes so painfully learned last week… You must always investigate and be confident in your source before broadcasting what you may consider to be “breaking news.” It will only come back to bite you in the butt.

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Typhoon Haiyan

 Posted by at 17:53  General
Nov 122013

The recent Republican shutdown of the government of the United States cost the economy of this country at least $24 billion.

The latest estimate I have seen of the cost to the Philippines due to Typhoon Haiyan is $14 billion.

Were it not for the Republican stunt, the United States could pay that entire cost and still have $10 billion left over for other things… like infrastructure, education, medical research, or whatever.

If you’re wondering how you can help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, NBC Nightly News has several ways listed. You are likely to find at least one with which you will feel comfortable.