123 Responses to “Meet The Author”


  1. 1 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 10:21 am

  2. 3 jacquelineoboomer
    March 10, 2020 at 10:34 am

  3. 8 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Happy ACA Day!
    Thank you President Obama!

  4. 12 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Beware

  5. 16 nena20409
    March 10, 2020 at 11:12 am

  6. 17 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 11:12 am

    What happens when you rob from those that need it more and give yourself and you rich friends all the perks and benefits

  7. 18 nena20409
    March 10, 2020 at 11:21 am

  8. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    March 10, 2020 at 11:23 am

  9. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    March 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

  10. 25 nena20409
    March 10, 2020 at 11:35 am

  11. March 10, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Important interviews with the brilliant Governor Inslee on the front lines of coronavirus.
    Rachel Maddow asks him for an overview and about resources that he perceives are necessary and doesn’t have.
    “We have a very united state that understands the seriousness of this. Obviously we’ve lost 22 of our citizens already. And I think one of the virtues or strengths we bring is a recognition of science.
    We listen to, believe in and follow science in our state. And now people are really united and all being leaders.”
    VIdeo: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/washington-planning-ahead-for-expected-coronavirus-surge-80377413635)

  12. March 10, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Hoping for a Biden shellacking of ol’ Bernie today in the primaries!

  13. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    March 10, 2020 at 11:58 am

  14. 43 nena20409
    March 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm

  15. March 10, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    “Healthcare Reform News Update for March 6, 2020”
    “New Hampshire Joins Defense in ACA Supreme Court Case
    Republican New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu announced that the state will join 17 others in defending the Affordable Care Act in a case recently taken up by the Supreme Court.
    Sununu said he believed that repealing the ACA without a replacement healthcare plan would not benefit New Hampshire residents.”
    (https://www.healthmarkets.com/resources/health-insurance/trumpcare-news-updates/)

    • March 10, 2020 at 12:15 pm

      “Healthcare Reform News Update for March 3, 2020”
      “Supreme Court Will Hear ACA Appeal”
      “The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will take up a case against the Affordable Care Act brought about by Republican attorneys general.
      The case argues that the repeal of the individual mandate invalidates the entire law.
      The decision marks the third time that the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the ACA. The justices upheld the law in two previous cases.
      …they will likely hear the case this fall with a decision expected in 2021.”

    • March 10, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      “Healthcare Reform News Update for December 4, 2019”:
      “The average premium for subsidized rural ACA enrollees was lowered from $288 in 2017 to $157 in 2018,
      a 45.5% decrease.”
      ‘Healthmarkets’ seems like a good place to check into for updates…
      —–Protect our ACA—–

  16. 51 nena20409
    March 10, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    173 cases in NY now.

  17. 52 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 12:48 pm

  18. March 10, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    This thread is so sad and infuriating and depressing:

  19. March 10, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    PBO in video above thanks protectourcare.org:
    “Fighting to Protect Health Care for All Americans”
    “We are working to provide lower costs and better care foEr all Americans and leading the fight against Republicans’ ongoing efforts to repeal and sabotage health care.”
    (org:https://www.protectourcare.org)

    • March 10, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      See their “Sabotage Tracker’.
      See State-by-State Rural Health Reports: The GOP War on Medicaid.
      See Fact Sheet on Trump Law Suit to Overturn ACA.
      (more…a great site)

  20. 57 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 1:08 pm

  21. 58 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    View this post on Instagram

    What’s dangerous during a public health epidemic is to spread false or misleading information…⁣ ⁣ and for the president to retweet lies to denigrate his predecessor because, well, his predecessor was named Barack Obama.⁣ ⁣ That happened again today when he sent to all his followers a tweet from a right-wing hack that claimed President Obama had waited until October 2009, after 10,000 people had died from the swine flu, before declaring a public health emergency. That is untrue.⁣ ⁣ This photograph was made backstage at the National Academy of Sciences on April 29, 2009. Here are some of the remarks from President Obama that day:⁣ ⁣ "And if there was ever a day that reminded us of our shared stake in science and research, it's today. We are closely monitoring the emerging cases of swine flu in the United States. And this is obviously a cause for concern and requires a heightened state of alert. But it's not a cause for alarm. ⁣ ⁣ The Department of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency as a precautionary tool to ensure that we have the resources we need at our disposal to respond quickly and effectively. ⁣ ⁣ And I'm getting regular updates on the situation from the responsible agencies. And the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Centers for Disease Control will be offering regular updates to the American people. And Secretary Napolitano will be offering regular updates to the American people, as well, so that they know what steps are being taken and what steps they may need to take.⁣ ⁣ But one thing is clear — our capacity to deal with a public health challenge of this sort rests heavily on the work of our scientific and medical community. And this is one more example of why we can't allow our nation to fall behind.”⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣

    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  22. 59 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 1:21 pm

  23. 61 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 1:24 pm

  24. 63 nena20409
    March 10, 2020 at 1:26 pm

  25. March 10, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    This mofo constantly looking for ways to pour money into his own pockets is a DISGRACE.

    • March 10, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      They’re all MoFo grifters. They can’t steal my tax dollars. I work hard for that money. So, nah, they have to pay back every penny they stole from us. Are we The People going to step back & allow these grifters to further diminish this country as they enrich themselves. What’s different in their behavior than any other despot? Yup. Nothing. Vote.

  26. March 10, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Will ALL of our Media come out and protect America now?
    Will you paste Donald Trump for lying about life and death matters?
    Media: If you haven’t already figured out how to marginalize what he says – you can start NOW.
    Now please. Our lives – and your lives – depend on it.

  27. March 10, 2020 at 1:37 pm

  28. March 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Trump and Tyranny:
    “Politicians who emerge from democratic practices can then work to undo democratic institutions.
    This was true in the rise of fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as during the spread of communism in the 1940s, and indeed in the new wave of authoritarian regime changes of the 21st century. Indeed, absent a truly decisive revolution, which is a rare event, a regime change depends upon such people — regime changers — emerging in one system and transforming it into another. It is in this light that we should consider President Donald Trump and his closest advisors and spokespeople. Although they occupy the positions they do thanks to an election, there is little reason to believe that they support the American constitutional system as it stands, and much to remind us of authoritarian regimes changes of the recent past. A basic weapon of regime changers, as fascists realized nearly a century ago, is to destroy the concept of truth. Democracy requires the rule of law, the rule of law depends upon trust, and trust depends upon citizens’ acceptance of factuality. The president and his aides actively seek to destroy Americans’ sense of reality. Not only does the White House spread “alternative facts,” but Kellyanne Conway openly proclaims this as right and good. Post-factuality is pre-fascism.” (Time)

    • March 10, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      “The function of the press, as the Founding Fathers understood, was to generate the common knowledge on which citizens could understand and debate policy, and to prevent rulers from behaving tyrannically. Whether from the far right or the far left, the regime changers of the twentieth century understood that the media had to be bullied and deprived of importance. When Steve Bannon refers to the press as the “opposition,” or Mr. Trump calls journalists “enemies,” they are expressing their support for the demolition of the historical, ethical, and intellectual bases of the political life we take for granted. Indeed, when Mr. Trump calls journalists “enemies of the people,” he is quoting Joseph Stalin.”

    • March 10, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      “Since the end of the cold war, the new authoritarian regimes that have emerged in eastern Europe have taken the form of authoritarian kleptocracies: Russia is the most enduring example of this model; a revolution halted the development of a similar regime in Ukraine in 2014. The Founders, opponents of a British monarchy, were alert to the danger that government might serve to enrich a single family. The emoluments clause of the constitution confirms our common sense: no one can be trusted to defend the interests of citizens if his policy choices can make him richer. This president has not revealed the basic financial information about himself, but we know that he has business interests at home and abroad. Russians and Ukrainians have been quick to notice a familiar pattern.” (more….)
      (https://time.com/4690676/donald-trump-tyranny/)

  29. 71 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:01 pm

  30. 72 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Would be a smart move

  31. 73 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:18 pm

  32. 74 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    • 75 marleysperson
      March 10, 2020 at 2:22 pm

  33. 76 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Duh!

  34. 77 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    And duh!

  35. 78 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Then he’ll need a damn intervention.

    • March 10, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Then we will have to get the VT Dem party to intervene…they are the group that allows Sanders to run as a Dem and then when he wins allows him to switch back to independent

  36. 80 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:29 pm

  37. 81 No Child Left Behind
    March 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    If a wall could block me from this Evil, what wouldn’t I give in return?

    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 7h
    Going up fast. We need the Wall more than ever!
    ——–

    US cases: 755
    Mexico: 7

  38. 82 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    No surprise here

  39. 83 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:32 pm

  40. 84 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:34 pm

  41. 86 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:37 pm

  42. 87 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:39 pm

  43. March 10, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Priorites:
    We must protect workers who have to work (often 2 or 3 jobs) to put food on the table for their families.
    Without paid sick leave they have no choice but to work…which will spread the virus.
    OUR PRIORITIES must be with American workers and our children.
    –Pelosi and Schumer have a plan for that.

  44. 90 Dudette
    March 10, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Clean your devices. Do it right!

  45. 92 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    NOW: Biden outlines gun policy in Columbus, Ohio – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-4

  46. 93 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 3:22 pm

  47. 94 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 3:26 pm

  48. 95 nena20409
    March 10, 2020 at 3:29 pm

  49. 98 nena20409
    March 10, 2020 at 3:48 pm

  50. 99 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    I could listen to him all day

  51. 100 No Child Left Behind
    March 10, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Scott Bixby @scottbix · 2m
    SCOOP: Joe Biden’s rally in Cleveland tonight has been cancelled as well, per a campaign source.

  52. 101 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    What an unfit, fucking snowflake looks like.

  53. 102 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 5:05 pm

  54. 103 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 5:08 pm

  55. 104 Don
    March 10, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Alright everybody calm, I’m here, we got a lot of work to do this evening. By the way, who the fuck is in charge?

    • 105 Don
      March 10, 2020 at 5:12 pm

      but on a serious note this coronavirus is probably in every town in America small and large.

      • March 10, 2020 at 6:26 pm

        Yup. One of the first confirmed Pennsylvania cases is in my county. There are now five in neighboring Montgomery County, and one in Philadelphia. As I have a couple of auto-immune diseases, I am concerned…

        Needless to say, I’m avoiding crowds; not buying unwrapped food item that will be consumed raw; etc. Was already a compulsive handwasher…

        • 107 Don
          March 10, 2020 at 7:24 pm

          I’m in same boat as you are jazziz2, you haven’t lived until you’ve had emergency surgery for Crohn’s Disease. I remember I was getting prepped for the surgery and the nurse was hooking up the IV and asking me questions. She finally asked me if I wanted to be resuscitated if things went south, my wife was sitting right beside me at the time, I said “surprise me.”

    • 108 marleysperson
      March 10, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      You are

  56. 112 No Child Left Behind
    March 10, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    ACLU @ACLU · 17m
    We’re hearing about terrible lines at the polls in North Dakota.

    North Dakota: If you’re in line, stay in line.

    If you’re having issues at the polls, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE

  57. 113 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 5:38 pm

  58. 114 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 5:40 pm

  59. 115 Don
    March 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I want Joe to drop the hammer tonight and end this foolishness.

    • March 10, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      FOREVER.

      I cannot wait to send the end of Sanders and his mean spirited dufus campaign. This has GOT to be his last hurrah.

  60. March 10, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Joe and Bernie have cancelled their Ohio rallies.
    “Both campaigns said all future events would be scheduled on a case by case basis, depending on guidance from public health officials.” (Huffpost)

  61. 118 jer44
    March 10, 2020 at 5:52 pm

  62. 119 marleysperson
    March 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    A ploy

  63. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    March 10, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    The “Ides of March” tag is particularly interesting. Let’s see how it goes.

    • March 10, 2020 at 7:57 pm

      imo loud audience (possibly strategic) booing and yelling allowed the CBS hosts to manipulate the outcome. Also the minute 15 seconds was too short which led to chaos, lack of structure and everyone talking at once. Hardly a debate.


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