Doctor in the House and Senate

Senator Bill Frist, MD. That’s the new majority leader of the US senate. NYTimes and Washington Post are on all fours, singing his praises with articles entitled: “The Good Doctor” and “Is there a doctor in the house”… obviously these journalists have fallen asleep at the wheel as the drivers of free and independent press that criticizes in the public interest. Instead of referring to the major media’s articles, let us all refer to proper investigative journalism, which can be found at such media as:,, . These investigations aren’t so warm and fuzzy with their coverage of the new leader. They are not busy shining his boots with their words of praise for the MD. Instead they refer to facts… facts that endanger the American public. These facts include:

Frist has voted against sex education, international family planning, emergency contraception [the morning-after pill], affirmative action, hate crimes legislation, and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The basis of the Frist family fortune is HCA Inc. (Hospital Corporation of America), the largest for-profit hospital chain in the country, which was founded by Frist?s father and brother.

In 1994, Frist ? who?d never bothered to vote before first running for the Senate that year ? spent some $3.4 million of his personal fortune to buy the seat from Tennessee (HCA?s headquarters) that he now occupies

Frist has used his influence to further HCA?s cause by stopping a strong patients? bill of rights, gridlocking a mandatory Medicare prescription-drug benefit, and promoting caps on damages for victims who sue negligent hospitals like HCA?s

The good Dr. Frist voted against patients? rights to sue their HMOs for failure to provide adequate treatment, and voted to give tax subsidies to HMOs and insurance companies to offer prescription drugs to seniors, rather than providing them through Medicare.

What does this mean? Obviously this is not just another dumb politician. This is a crook who represents a danger to the health and finances of every citizen. What should be done? Let him go the way of Mr. Segregation LOTT, mass protests demanding his resignation… he’d crumble instantly and resign to his millions. It worked only a few months ago, it would work again.

ESF Italy

450,000 thousand people. That’s alot of people! Thats about half a million. Thats many many football stadiums put together. Over this past weekend, thats how many people marched through the streets of Florence, Italy for the first ever European Social Forum. A forum where people from any corner of the world, including europeans, could come and exchange ideas and strategies for combatting those organizations like the WTO, WEF, and the IMF who are not accountable to anyone and adopt plans that effect the lives of everyone. The conference lasted 5 days during which students, activists, and regular people from every continent participated in forums on subjects like political campaigns, sustainable development, environmental education, and organizing. It should also be mentioned that there were no major incidents of violence. No major injuries. No police attacked. No major property damage.

Here’s the big question: Was this Forum reported about in your major media? Did it make the evening news? Was it on the front page or the second page of the big newspaper? No? 450,000 people….. thats not enough to be seen as important?

Oh, but did you hear?…. they wanted to kidnap Posh Spice (something like that)… that made lots of newspapers.

The Washington Post…. what a show. Good news reporting… sometimes. Sensational patriotic us vs. them articles… most of the time.

By all means… don’t take bm’s world for it…. go read washington’s paper of record:

Reading the post this morning… one can learn: At the pentagon they are ahead of schedule on repairing the building, more curious than that, THERE IS A CLOCK THAT COUNTS THE MONTHS< DAYS< Hours etc... since the terrorist attacks. Is this the type of clock they should have? Can't they have one that just tells the time? How long will they play the national anthem and make empty declarations like "we're healing the nation"... Sorry Mr. Construction worker... you're not helping find people jobs (well there he might), you're not improving a ancient education system, you're not cleaning up polluted rivers, you're not giving health insurance to millions... you're fixing a broken government building which was attacked in a very traumatic manner. Fix the building... spare us the poetry.
Other things the Post can teach you today: They give an interactive map on how the “SNIPER” has stalked his victims. How charming… soon they’ll create a videogame and include a free subscription to the paper if you buy it.

The saddest thing in the post…. somewhere in there.. you’ll find a “Preparedness Guide” … prepared for what you may ask? – For chemical, biological, etc attacks! YES ITS TRUE… the post recommends that you follow strict instructions on being prepared for attacks using: Sarin, VX, Mustard, and a plethera of gasses which incedentally they include the fact that most of those were developed or produced in the United States. (strange but true)

So… go out and get your “Apacalypse Fun Pack”….

Oh and of course… no reason to be nervous…. the nations Homeland Security Office is on the job.. Mr. Tom Ridge is insuring that your fun pack is just a precaution… so sleep easy…. GO SHOPPING!

Amazing what one can learn reading the Washington Post.