By Dorsey Shaw
A quick history lesson before we begin...
The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during a battle near the city of Balaclava on October 25, 1854. Through a miscommunication of orders, the Light Brigade of approximately 600 British horsemen began a headlong charge into a treeless valley with the objective of capturing some Russian field artillery at its end. Unbeknown to them, the valley was ringed on three sides by some 20 battalions of Russian infantry and artillery. The result was disastrous. An estimated 278 of the Light Brigade were killed or wounded. Observing the charge, a French Marshall remarked: "It is magnificent, but it is not war. It is madness." via Eye Witness To History
Watch as Michele Bachman compares her Tea Party crowd to the above mentioned "The Light Brigade" at today's anti-health insurance reform rally in Washington DC.
Bachman, Palin, Beck, Orally, and the rest live in an alternate universe where only a smattering of knowledge passes for expertise.
I liked Frankin's comment on the Senate floor about his Rep coleague who "is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts." Meaning the republican lied about what was in the health reform bill on the senate floor with flop charts..
The spite of a deeply immoral senator
Wed Dec 16, 2009 at 07:00:03 AM PST
Mr. Lieberman said that he grew apprehensive when a formal proposal began to take shape. He said he worried that the program would lead to financial trouble and contribute to the instability of the existing Medicare program.
And he said he was particularly troubled by the overly enthusiastic reaction to the proposal by some liberals, including Representative Anthony Weiner, Democrat of New York, who champions a fully government-run health care system.
"Congressman Weiner made a comment that Medicare-buy in is better than a public option, it’s the beginning of a road to single-payer," Mr. Lieberman said. "Jacob Hacker, who’s a Yale professor who is actually the man who created the public option, said, ‘This is a dream. This is better than a public option. This is a giant step.’"
Ta-Nehisi Coates nails it:
This a deeply immoral statement. Joe Lieberman is a divorced Dad refusing to pay for private school, in part, because it might please his ex-wife.It looks like he is against the bill, not becasue of what is actually in the bill, but becaus of what some Congressman said about the bill. Has he actually read the Senate bill? Connecticuit may have to pass a law creationg a mecahnism to recall a Senator to get rid of this guy. He has received over a $1,000,000 from the insruance industry. He is a crook and a prostitute