Dear Massachusetts friends,
Tuesday is the special election for Ted Kennedy’s open U.S. Senate seat, and with it rides the fate of health care reform: the 60th vote.
I urge you to book an extra 30 minutes Tuesday morning to go to your polling place and vote for Democrat Martha Coakley:
Your voting location:
Tons of my friends have the dreaded “pre-existing condition”. I have one. Someone in your family has one. If Coakley loses and health reform fails, it may be decades before discrimination based on pre-existing conditions can be fixed.
The bill isn’t perfect. But it lowers costs in the long-run, cares for the most vulnerable, and ensures coverage for millions of Americans.
Vote Coakley on Tuesday to pass these needed reforms.
PS Forward this note to your friends throughout Massachusetts.
Again, totally embarrassed of my town and especially of my mayor. From Daily Kos in a post called “Morons in Boston”:
Let’s get a few facts straight on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force sign fiasco:
- Attorney General Martha Coakley needs to shut up and stop using the word “hoax.” There was no hoax. Hoax implies Turner Networks and the ATHF people were trying to defraud or confuse people as to what they were doing. Hoax implies they were trying to make their signs look like bombs. They weren’t. They made Lite-Brite signs of a cartoon character giving the finger.
- It bears repeating again that Turner, and especially Berdovsky, did absolutely nothing illegal. The devices were not bombs. They did not look like bombs. They were all placed in public spaces and caused no obstruction to traffic or commerce. At most, Berdovsky is guilty of littering or illegal flyering.
- The “devices” were placed in ten cities, and have been there for over two weeks. No other city managed to freak out and commit an entire platoon of police officers to scaring their own city claiming they might be bombs. No other mayor agreed to talk to Fox News with any statement beyond “no comment” when spending the day asking if this was a “terrorist dry run.”
- There is nothing, not a single thing, remotely suggesting that Turner or the guerilla marketing firm they hired intended to cause a public disturbance. Many have claimed the signs were “like saying ‘fire’ in a crowded theater.” Wrong. This was like taping a picture of a fire to the wall of a theater and someone freaked out and called the fire department.
- The FCC can’t pull a private cable network’s license, Mayor Hyperbole McFuckwit.