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this week in hypocrisy: March 8, 2010. ~.m. by maria b.

actually, that's totally consistent. practically speaking. get it? ew.

i was just doing my usual perusing of blogs, and  i came across this story which set off my hypocrisy trigger. this was too much in one day, i was overcome with frustration at all these people trumpeting their beliefs and advocating the/attempting to impose them on other people, then turning around and acting completely contrary to their aforementioned beliefs. so here are the big stories i read today that immediately came to mind when my hypocrisy trigger tripped: Continue reading

this week’s number: 428% by maria b.

between 2000 and 2007, insurance company profits rose 428%. you read that right, 428%.

thanks for trying to fix that, Senator Al Franken.

fyi: health care is fucked. ~.m. by maria b.

Rolling Stone‘s Matt Taibbi has a piece published last week that breaks down the timeline of the U.S. government’s half-assed attempt at revamping the healthcare system. it’s depressing in its realism and infuriating in its breakdown of all the turncoat politicians and various other political machinery working against anything of substance actually being accomplished. if you care about health care reform and the U.S. eventually getting a single-payer system, you should read this. (it won’t make your day, but knowing who’s doing what for healthcare is certainly important.)