Gag Me With a Tongue Depressor

“Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.” — John McCain    nytimes

Let us tread softly into that dark night. Or not at all.

As you will (vote), Buttercup.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. i can’t wrap my brain on health care of socialized benefits…especially this morning….blah blah blah…

    But I love that you quoted (sort of) one of my favorite movies ever.

  2. I guess when the unregulated health care system starts to go under from corruption and negligence, as has Wall Street, the American taxpayers can also reward them with a trillion or so dollars.