Joe “You Lie” Wilson Repeats Old Republican Lie – Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) believes that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world. (How many times have you heard that one? – JLV)
The congressman made the pronouncement during an appearance Tuesday on The Dylan Ratigan Show and then went on to talk about the “nice hospital” in one of South Carolina’s poorest counties. Ratigan promptly corrected Wilson.
Rep. Wilson: I’ll take you to the poorest county in South Carolina, Allendale, a very nice hospital. I’ll take you to another county which is very depressed.
Ratigan: South Carolina has the 33rd worst health care in America, according to The Commonwealth Fund. America has the most expensive health care in the world and the 37th highest quality. We pay more than any country in the world. We have huge amounts of money going to special interests. Our budget is dominated by health care and people don’t have coverage.
Blackwater Took Hundreds of Guns From U.S. Military and Afghan Police – Employees of the CIA-connected private security corporation Blackwater diverted hundreds of weapons, including more than 500 AK-47 assault rifles, from a U.S. weapons bunker in Afghanistan intended to equip Afghan policemen, according to an investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee. On at least one occasion, an individual claiming to work for the company evidently signed for a weapons shipment using the name of a “South Park” cartoon character. And Blackwater has yet to return hundreds of the guns to the military.
Bristol Palin to Appear on Reality Show Despite Mother’s Objection to Reality 😉 Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol has agreed to appear on a reality show despite her mother’s well-documented objection to reality.
In agreeing to appear on the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Bristol is breaking with family tradition, Gov. Palin said: “We Palins don’t like reality. It’s not our thing.”
The former Alaska Governor said she is allowing her daughter to engage with reality for the duration of the show “just so long as it doesn’t become a regular thing.”
Gov. Palin’s husband Todd was also asked to be on the program, Gov. Palin confirmed, but declined to do so because it would have required him to emit sounds.