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Sam Brownback, Pat Roberts sign on to federal health reform challenge

"the [uninsured] use fewer ER resources than the insured do."

geez man. You've made this argument before and it's silly. The uninsured do not use fewer ER resources because they are healthier. They use fewer ER resources because they are scared of being forced into bankruptcy over a single trip to the hospital.

November 22, 2010 at 12:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback vows fight against health care reform

I'm not saying private industry does not invest in long term projects. But they are still profit motivated. Even if it's a long term project, it is aimed at long term profits.

And government funding does not shoot arrows in the dark. At least not most of the time. Occasionally perhaps. But private industry can be accused of the occasional misguided investment as well. I know this first hand as a former employee of more than one misguided bosses in charge of the direction of their own private sector businesses.

Tell me how many federal research grants you've applied for, before you claim that "government funding is shooting an arrow in the dark". If you got one, I'd love to hear what it was for, and why your proposal was chosen over the competition. If you got denied, I'd like to know what criteria you didn't meet.

If you've never applied for government funding, then I'd like to see you stop making over generalized statements about a process you've never participated in.

November 11, 2010 at 8:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas legislator Joe Seiwert forwards anti-Muslim e-mail

back to the pile

November 11, 2010 at 6:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas legislator Joe Seiwert forwards anti-Muslim e-mail

nope... Goobacks, people from the future. At least Muslims aren't trying to take our jobs.

http://cart.mn/dj5mAx

November 11, 2010 at 6:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas legislator Joe Seiwert forwards anti-Muslim e-mail

I know! Weird, huh?

I'm not sure why so much of the Old Testament got grandfathered in to the Christian Bible. I mean, Christians are obviously very proud of Jesus, and a lot of his teachings are epitomized in the Beatitudes. But there are so many passages in the Old Testament that advocate violence. You'd think they would have cropped those out of their Bible to avoid blatant contradictions with the ideas conveyed in the Sermon on the Mount.

The 10 commandments I can see leaving in. They are pretty sensible. But why not drop out all that stuff about smiting enemies when Jesus is so adamant about loving your enemies?

Religion is weird in a lot of ways. But overall, it's a good thing in many peoples' lives that help them behave well toward their fellow humans (and sometimes animals, plants, environment, etc.). Just as long as political interests don't use it to manipulate the masses into committing thoughtless atrocities, I think religion is the cat's pajamas. Christianity is a pretty good one among the lot.

November 11, 2010 at 6:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback vows fight against health care reform

indisputable evidence that China is certainly in Obama's pocket. Good investigative linking.

http://bit.ly/HzDmx

November 11, 2010 at 5:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback vows fight against health care reform

That must mean that the uninsured get sick less. Brilliant deduction. You're so smart.

November 11, 2010 at 5:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback vows fight against health care reform

Seriously. I'm sorry, I don't like to be the grammar police, but when you're posts would fail a 3rd grade spelling test, you not only lose credibility, you loose it as well.

November 11, 2010 at 5:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback vows fight against health care reform

36 (D) to 29 (R). Not too lopsided it it?

November 11, 2010 at 5:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Governor-elect Sam Brownback vows fight against health care reform

haha! 'nuff said. what a jerk.

November 11, 2010 at 4:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )