Archive for December 28th, 2009

Monday Media Blogging

The late 60s/early 70s were the Golden Age of completely insane, incoherent, psychedelic movies, like Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls, Myra Breckinridge, Greaser’s Palace, Zardoz, and… Skidoo, featuring an all-star cast and directed by Otto Preminger, of all people.

Most of the aforementioned all-star cast had the good sense to be embarrassed, but Carol Channing appears to be having the time of her life.  Here she is in the second-most insane part of the film, singing the title song while wearing some kind of 18th-century-admiral-in-a-miniskirt outfit:

Have I mentioned that Carol Channing scares the living crap out of me?  Also, I would give almost anything for a copy of the mock commercial for an Elephant Man musical starring her and Anthony Newley (“in the role he was born to play”).

December 28th, 2009 at 06:50pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

The Fail Never Ends

It’s like the Democrats are totally determined to make everyone hate them:

Six years after Congress added a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, Democrats in the House and Senate are poised to make a central change that they and most older Americans have wanted all along: getting rid of a quirk that forces millions of elderly patients with especially high expenses for medicine to pay for much of it on their own.

The closing of an unusual gap in Medicare drug coverage — a gap that Republicans had, when they controlled Capitol Hill and the White House, insisted was needed for the government to be able to afford the program — would “forever end this indefensible injustice for American’s seniors,” Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said in announcing that the Senate would join the House in supporting the change.


The Democrats and President Obama have been clear that the “doughnut hole,” as the gap is known, would disappear gradually over the next 10 years. They have not mentioned that Medicare patients would, according to House figures, face a slightly larger hole in coverage during two of the next three years than they do today.

Oh well, I wouldn’t worry about it too much.  After all, it’s not like seniors turn out to vote, right?

December 28th, 2009 at 11:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Healthcare,Politics,Wankers

Haven’t They Been Paying Attention?

It is simply amazing to me that the unions are still supporting the terrible Senate healthcare bill in hopes that Obama will push for EFCA in return. How can they possibly still believe that after watching the way the stimulus, bailout, climate reform, financial reform, and healthcare reform have played out?

If Obama “supports” EFCA the way he supported healthcare reform and the public option, union members will end up paying dues directly to their employers.

2 comments December 28th, 2009 at 07:15am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Healthcare,Labor,Obama,Politics

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