Friday, April 16, 2010

Randi Rhodes Newsletter for Friday April 16th 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010
Meteors, volcanoes, Fox News pulling the plug on a Hannity/Tea Party show, Lou Dobbs considering a run for president – is the end of the world upon us? Is your bucket list ready?Obama is “amused” by Tea Partiers and thought that they would be a little more grateful for their tax cuts. He also has ordered hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid payments must allow same-sex visitation from patients’ partners. And after weeks of GOP obstruction, help for hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans is on the way.Meanwhile, while the squealing from conservative millionaire broadcasters continues unabated about how the poor are stealing America (wtf?), it’s worth noting that the wealthiest 10% of Americans control 93% of the nation’s financial wealth! And if you know someone buying into the nonsensical ‘socialism’ crap, click here.As we near the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Bill Clinton spoke today about the difference between lively debate and advocating violence - with a special focus on right wing hate radio.North Carolina is planning to prosecute friend-of-the-show Willie Nelson for pot and ‘moonshine’ – seriously. Willie will be on Larry King tonight. In a preview, he admits to smoking the pot before the show.Speaking of Larry King, the latest divorce gossip reveals that the $144 million dollar man had no prenup. (Semi-) Unrelated, from broken marriages to VD, how Viagra has helped re-define the American elderly male. Read the full blog.Larry King, the $144 Million Dollar Man With no Prenup."Sources tell us Larry -- who was married 7 times before tying the knot with Shawn -- did not demand a prenup. As one source close to the situation tells TMZ, 'She is a tall, good-looking blonde and that pretty much explains it'." Article continued here


Obama “Amused” by Tea Partiers – Thinks That They Would be Thanking Him for Their Tax Cuts."Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser tonight, President Obama touted his administration’s tax cuts and said that the recent tea party rallies across the nation have 'amused' him. " Read on here.Fox News Execs Pull the Plug on Sean Hannity’s Planned Tea Party Show Last Night – When You’ve Become too Freaky for Fox…"Angry Fox News executives ordered host Sean Hannity to abandon plans to broadcast his nightly show as part of a Tea Party rally in Cincinnati on Thursday after top executives learned that he was set to headline the event, proceeds from which would benefit the local Tea Party organization." Click here for more.MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES"Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients to Receive Visitors and to Designate Surrogate Decision Makers for Medical Emergencies." Full document here.
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