Saturday, August 22, 2009

Formula for health care cost reduction

Have everybody:

1. Quit smoking.

2. Quit drinking.

3. Quit eating rich food and getting fat.

Lest we forget what this is all about

Obama clamps down on dissent..

By Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama hammered away at "outrageous myths" about his healthcare reform plans on Saturday, seeking again to take control of a debate that has tarnished support for his top domestic policy goal.

Obama, a Democrat, has tried for weeks to clamp down on criticism and misinformation about his healthcare plans and used his weekly radio and Internet address to confront them.

Uh Jeff, he aint our Daddy. And since we are chatting, doesn't the thought of a President "clamp(ing) down on citicism" bother you just a bit?


Judge orders GITMO prisoner released

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Yemeni prisoner held since 2002 in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay must be freed because there is no evidence he belonged to al Qaeda or was a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden, a U.S. judge said in a decision published on Friday.


"There is no reliable evidence in the record that (Adahi) was a member of al Qaeda and/or the Taliban," U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler wrote in her decision.


Judge Kessler may, or may not be right. But I always thought we had trials to determnine things like this.

Silly ole me, eh?