Friday, August 24, 2007
A slight change of pace today. Instead of one long segment, we'll discuss two topics.
First up, debunking some of the latest right-wing talking points against universal health care, including the lies that we already have the best health care system in the world, and that universal health care leads to long waiting times for treatment.
One of the Blast The Right rules of thumb is, whatever a right-winger says, the opposite is true.
Sometimes proof of the "oppositeness" even comes from right-wing sources not following the current right-wing playbook.
It was Business Week magazine that recently admitted:
In reality, both data and anecdotes show that the American people are already waiting as long or longer than patients living with universal health-care systems.In the second segment, we'll expose the shameless hypocrisy of a leading elder in the right-wing constellation of stars, Judge Robert Bork.
Bork was known for his railing against abusive tort lawsuits by individual citizens. Now he's the one suing the Yale Club for negligence and demanding $1,000,000 plus punitive damages.
Extreme hypocrisy? You be the judge.
(PS: Right-wingers, if you want to write in to me, fine, but at least do me the courtesy of listening to the podcast first. Please don't respond just on the basis of the brief preview above. Thanks!!)
For those who aren't familiar with podcasts, podcasts are a series of mp3 audio files that you download to your computer or portable music device (iPod or other) and then can listen to whenever you want.
You don't need an iPod to listen to podcasts.
Podcast software like iTunes will automatically check a podcast at intervals you specify, and download any new installments.
iTunes is free and very easy to use. http://www.apple.com/itunes/
In iTunes, if you want to subscribe to my podcast, just click on Advanced at the top right, then choose Subscribe to Podcast, and paste in the URL http://feeds.feedburner.com/blasttheright
That's the URL to use for other podcast-friendly software programs as well.
Alternatively, you can just manually download new episodes from my podcast home page as they become available. Here is a link to my podcast's home page: http://www.therationalradical.com/podcast.html
Jack Clark 10:27 PM [+]