Friday, November 29, 2013

Something to Know - 29 November

Pat Oliphant
1.  The Affordable Care Act, yes has and and does have its problems in the rollout.  However, it is one of the single-most important and effective efforts by government to help solve a problem that the private sector has not been able to find solutions for the last .....well, since this country has had a history.   The right-wing Republicans have no intent in helping out.  In fact, its mantra seems to be Mitch "Turtle" McConnell's mission to see that Obama fails.  To that end, Timothy Egan of the NY Times offers this opinion:

2.  Do  you have any doubts that those gruesome anti-smoking ads, such as the dying patient wheezing away in his wheelchair, have had any impact?   Well, they are doing a better job than expected:

I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.
-- Bob Uecker

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