Cable News Slaughter

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Thank you to 2 Helena Handbaskets and her post called I’m a Foxhound.  I was pleasantly shocked when I saw her post with the cable news show ratings.  After talking to a few friends last night about the cable stations I wanted to make sure everyone saw the ratings and make two points.

First of all, here are the numbers from the Drudge Report – ratings for September 10:

FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,609,000
FOXNEWS BECK 3,340,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,986,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,522,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,362,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 2,040,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,573,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,164,000
CNN KING 965,000
MSNBC HARDBALL 882,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 734,000
CNN COOPER 691,000

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Baucus misses the point

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An article in the Great Falls Tribune, mentions a key component missing in Senator Baucus’s revised health care package tort reform.  There’s also a piece in the Electric City Weblog on Tort Reform.  Over the years, malpractice insurance has increased for doctors nationally.   Many people believe that the “sky is the limit” when suing your doctor, and they’re just looking to get rich quick.  The rate of frivolous lawsuits nationally is ridiculous.

When are people going to stop with these kinds of frivolous lawsuits?  Montana is one of thirty-six states which has a “pain and suffering” cap, set at $250,000 and limits punitive damages.  Is this enough?

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The New King Slimeball

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Anyone who hasn’t had their head under a rock over the past few years knows what many politicians, Republican and Democrat, have been up to.  When you look at the list of national political sex scandals in recent years it’s sad and pathetic.  There is this year’s Governor Sanford and Senator Ensign’s affairs or former Senator Craig, Representative Foley, Governor Spitzer, or Governor McGreevey’s scandals.

The list seems to be growing almost every month and after reading an article the other day in the New York Times, it seems that they’ve hit a new low.  Former Presidential candidate, Vice Presidential Candidate, and Senator John Edwards has now has stolen the mantle of biggest slimeball.

A section of from the New York Times article stated that, “Mr. Edwards once calmed an anxious Ms. Hunter by promising her that after his wife died, he would marry her in a rooftop ceremony in New York with an appearance by the Dave Matthews Band.”  It is almost unimaginable for me to believe promising to marry a person you are having an affair with a romantic wedding ceremony, when your wife of more than 30 years whom you have two kids with is dying.

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Baucus revises health care bill

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An article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle this morning mentions that Senator Baucus is revising his health care reform bill to address some Democratic concerns.  This is meant to only appease Democrats and possibly Republican Senator Snowe to go along with the package.  Obama has made it clear; this is his number one priority.

After months of debate and town hall meetings, the nation stands divided on the issue.  Many people fear our country cannot afford government run health insurance.  There are a lot of provisions that still need to be addressed in the, what is sure to be over 1,000 pages bill.

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Update- 9-12 TEA Parties Across the State

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Everyone,

We would like to inform you about another 9-12 TEA Party rally.

Here are the details:

Glendive: The Glendive TEA Party

  • Saturday, September 12, 2009
  • 11 pm- 2 pm Meet at E.P.E.C.  313 S Merrill
  • Contact: Betsey Hedrick (organizer) hedrick@midrivers.com (organizer email)
  • Speakers: Dr. Krayton Kerns – HD 58 Laurel, MT and many more…

Also, we strongly urge you to attend one of the 9-12 Tea Parties listed below:

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9-12 Tea Parties Across the State

912 Tea Parties

Everyone,

Here are the following details regarding the Montana 9-12 TEA Parties:

We wanted to inform you about the upcoming 9-12 Tea Parties happening across the state.

This Saturday, TEA Parties will be taking place in state capitals across the United States and in Washington, D.C. where Patriots like you will join together to make our voices heard to our state and federal political leaders.

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Obama’s Address to our Schoolchildren

Well, today is the day that President Obama will speak directly to our children in schools.  I have put an article from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that ran on Sunday below and here.  I think it gives a good back and forth of both viewpoints.  Also, here is a link to our friend over at 2 Helena Handbaskets and her take on the issue.

I am torn on the issue, I know that the speech is not political, but I still had two issues with the speech.  The first was fixed after the administration pulled out of the curriculum the “what I can do to help the President.”  That was inappropriate, it should be “what I can do to help the country,” and I’m glad it was yanked.

I think it’s a good thing the President wants to address our children about their education goals and show the importance of this, but I think it should be done while the children are at home.  It is something they should watch and discuss with their parents.  People always talk about the importance of parents getting involved, well this would have been a perfect opportunity.

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