Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More on Terri Schiavo.

From HuffPo, Digby at Hullabaloo, and RHRealityCheck.

And the ever-crazy Jill Stanek. Birthers (those who keep asking for Obama's birth certificate), Deathers (those who think the government is out to save money on their hides), Teabaggers (who have coopted a sex term for their anti-government rallying), Astroturfers (who spout the line of Republicans and corporations on corporate dimes). Watching the town hall videos that are circulating, I am ashamed of how uninformed some of these speakers are, at how unwilling they are to find out the facts, and how quick they are to speak loudly about something they refuse to learn about. This is a true low point in public discourse.

I'm reminded that democracy only works when the voting public is educated.

And me at ReligionDispatches, in case you need the reminder.


Sorry But the Crazy Really Made Me Laugh.

Jon Stewart on the crazy of town halls and health care reform.

Yes, it is that insane.


Geico Pulled Ads from Glenn Beck.

Yippee! I know it wasn't just my email threatening to switch insurance companies (and crossing my fingers that I wouldn't have to), but it sure feels good to know that corporations can be held accountable. May Glenn Beck's ad revenue wither to nothing.

Geico Pulls Its Ads from Glenn Beck Show