1000 people show up for free healthcare clinic

I was watching Countdown last night and Keith Olbermann had said that 1000 people got free healthcare at the clinic in Hartford. Most of them had not had access to a Doctor in years. Whether it was the unemployed, the underemployed, the working poor. The common thread among them all is that access to medical professionals is beyond their financial  reach because of our completely broken healthcare insurance for profit. MSNBC's Ed Schultz broadcast from there yesterday, their network had organized the fund raising for this effort, and he had some harsh words for the politicians that are ignoring these people that are in dire straights.

Lives were saved because of this.

American people that had been guilty of nothing more than slipping through the gaping cracks in our winner takes all "social safety nets", ever weakened safety nets because of an unbalanced "free market run amok" rigged to keep the poor in a permanent stasis of desperation, got much needed treatment they will never receive, ever again, if we don't fix things properly.

ctblogger has more video from this at My Left Nutmeg:
From the Keith Olbermann sponsored free clinic today in Hartford. Rep. Joe Courtney made a brief appearance on The Ed Show, while his wife Audrey (a nurse) attended the event. I'm told Ned Lamont also attended.
I don't know what they are doing in Washington.
I know that there aren't any house members here and there aren't any senators here. And I can tell you one piece of information here in Connecticut, the house and the senate passed Universal care for everyone and the governor vetoed it. The public option in this state polls overwhelmingly well, but in Washington, Joe Lieberman, not only is he not here tonite, but he's against the public option.

7:17 minutes:  I could look Joe Lieberman in the eye, and Senator, I don't care if it costs me my job, I don't care, you are a coward.  

Lieberman is not the only one, Ed.


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Yes... It is that time of the year, according to my favorite kangaroo:
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yes, once again, it's blogroll amnesty day!

loyal readers of this humble space know that b.a.d., or blogroll amnesty day for short, is a celebration of blogs of all sizes thru-out blogtopia, and yes we coined that phrase!

our inexplicably missing friend, jon swift, describes the origins of our holiday here.

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I might have missed this completely if I hadn't gone over to see how skippy was doing after reading this news:
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo creator John McCallum dies
Skippy must be heartbroken? For the moment, and because I'm BAD !!! I will just cut and paste a sampling from my Beersphere. :)