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Don't get it either...

My wife and I pay a good chunk for our private insurance. It is good insurance but it is a PPO and you have to make damn sure you stay in network or whatever you’re buying is not covered at all until you reach a huge deductible.

If you go to the emergency room you better be going to an in-network hospital and hope that no out of network physician consults on your case or that bill won’t be covered. This is called a surprise bill and Texas has tried to make it illegal, but don’t think it is yet.

I would drop this plan like a hot rock. Even fee-for-service with a Medicare supplement plan would be far superior.

Our private insurance system is a nightmare.
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Nov 5, 2019, 02:44 PM (0 replies)

These are not your usual right wingers

It is things like this that informs me that we are dealing with evil. Any group that works to teach hate to children is fundamentally evil. Not just wrong. Evil.
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Nov 2, 2019, 04:25 PM (0 replies)

Great point!

This needs to spread far and wide.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Nov 1, 2019, 12:30 PM (0 replies)

Remind me...

When Scalise got shot—was it a head injury?

Someone that doesn’t understand the first thing about our constitutional form of government shouldn’t be allowed to be either a representative or a senator.

Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 30, 2019, 03:37 PM (0 replies)

I would bet that also...

I know a lot of Fox only viewers and only a couple are nasty, deplorable people. But they see the world through the Fox prism.

Many are college educated, but know very little outside of their immediate world. Most know more about sports than what is going on.

One of my coworkers is very nice but is also super 2nd amendment, hated Obama, voted for Trump, and constantly says snarky stuff about “the government”.

So, horrible person right?

Not so much.

He’s actually one of my favorites. He’s just convinced of a lot of things that just aren’t true.

In a strange way this gives me hope. We’re really not that far apart.

There are some horrible people out there. But fewer than you might think. They’re ignorant because Fox, the Republicans, and other bad actors are actively lying to them.

How to deal with that is the issue of our day. But that’s another topic entirely.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 30, 2019, 02:19 PM (0 replies)

Narratives are determined as much by what is left out as by what is left in

One of the first things you learn by writing anything is that what you leave out has equal impact as what you leave in.

Conservative newspapers are masters at this. If you want something to not be noticed put it in the back pages with a headline that doesn’t draw any attention. That’s if the news organization wants to be able to say that it covered the story.

Better yet is to just not cover whatever the issue is.

The Dallas Morning News is a master of both techniques.

Last Sunday there was a particularly impactful Doonesbury that reviewed some of the strips from 1974 about the Nixon impeachment investigation.

Strangely enough there was a “production error” and a strip called Pickles ran in its place. The phones must have lit 🔥 up because an apology for the “production error” was on page 2 in the Monday edition and the strip was published—but in black and white and much smaller and a lot of subscribers only get the Sunday paper. Very tricksy, eh?

Fox doesn’t give shit so they just don’t report the news.

Try asking an exclusive Fox viewer some questions about the controversy of the day. They often get very confused and defensive because they haven’t heard about it at all. If they do know anything about it they’ll start spewing the talking points du jour.

Fox viewers live in an information free bubble. What they know is usually made up or they don’t know anything about what is going on.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 30, 2019, 12:21 PM (1 replies)

Not true

That was not the face of a man enjoying something.
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Oct 29, 2019, 10:06 AM (0 replies)

Full agreement!

This wasn’t one of Trump’s Nuremberg rallies where his staff had chant leaders salted throughout the crowd.

This was a spontaneous expression by the people of their hatred and disdain for a faux leader.

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Oct 28, 2019, 09:56 AM (0 replies)

Not following

Dewine is the good guy in this story. What are you trying to say with your post heading?
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Oct 26, 2019, 01:21 PM (0 replies)

Highly recommended!

A very valid point.
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Oct 26, 2019, 01:17 PM (0 replies)
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