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Letter to Tom Perriello

Posted in cripsyduck, politics with tags , , , , , , , on June 5, 2009 by criPSy duck

Dear Representative Perriello,

As a proud long-time resident of Virginia’s 5th District and one who loudly backed your campaign and cheered your victory last November, I am somewhat disheartened by your new television ad campaign. While the ad itself is upbeat and admirable, I couldn’t help but notice it was paid for by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC).

Are we to gather from this that your health care-related legislative decisions will be made for you by one of the more questionable (and, unfortunately, powerful) lobbying concerns in the U.S.? Is it safe to assume that you would never sponsor a single payer health care option for the American taxpayer? If this is the case, then in the future I will certainly consider a candidate who will put the people’s needs before campaign contributions. Continue reading

Ouch!

Posted in cripsyduck, politics with tags , , , , , on March 13, 2009 by criPSy duck

Wow. Well, Comedy Central featured a bizarre sequence last night, the shellacking of CNBC by Jon Stewart, with Jim Cramer taking it full in the face. It was hard to watch. The audience could barely figure out when to cheer.

For the entire 12 minute sequence, Stewart never let up, like he was going to hold Cramer personally responsible for the skewed forecasting CNBC has made their stock and trade (puns intended). Continue reading