April 15th, 2010


Tea Party Organizers and Leftists Still Not Talking

This email from the local Ron Paul yahoo group today: the Tea Party Crowd has got word that some commie socialist leftists are coming to their events to catch them on film being nasty rascists. If only there weren't so many fearful and rascist people among the Tea Party, this would not be so deadly a tactic. I wonder, if I go to one of these events, if I will be the one with someone pointing an arrow at me on a sign that says INFILTRATOR. I see both sides and would like to discuss all possibilities. What is so wrong with that? When do the adversarial mind games end and the open discussion begin? Collapse )

Obama Nixes Hospital Discrimination re: Gay Partner Visits

News Alert: Obama orders hospitals to grant same-sex couples visitation rights
07:34 PM EDT Thursday, April 15, 2010

President Obama signed an order Thursday night requiring hospitals to allow gays and lesbians to have non-family visitors and to grant their partners medical power of attorney.

The president ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit discrimination in hospital visitation. The memo is scheduled to be made public Friday morning, according to an administration official and another source familiar with the White House decision.

An official said the new rule will affect any hospital that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding.

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