Pictures from the Health Care ’09 rally in Portland, Maine on July 18, 2009

What a great time I had yesterday! Of course, there were a few who opposed Obama’s plan and I spent a considerable amount of time arguing with them. Shouting at them actually. Bunch of braindead Bush/PalinBots! Buses from all over the state brought Mainers to this rally, but if you ask the Bots, they’ll tell you we all were from out of state. Oh please! At the beginning of the rally before we marched through Portland, each county in Maine was asked to cheer their representation by the MC. ALL COUNTIES WERE REPRESENTED THERE and not once did I see a bus with out of state plates pull up and drop people off. Idiots. The right wingers will say anything to make themselves feel better! They’re in the minority for a reason. We Americans are sick of the obstructionists. The End.

Here’s what I saw as I approached the rally….

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Doesn’t look like much but @ 500 did show up yesterday! Here’s more….

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One of my own protest signs, “REPUBLICAN’S PLAN: DUCT TAPE & PLASTIC!”…

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On the backside it reads, “PROFITS TRUMP HEALTH CARE” say the republicans! An American Value?”.

Photos of us marching through Portland….

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The backside of one poster showing how this American needs financial help because he did not have insurance and is out of work recovering with no money coming in! This scenario is played out everyday in our country, but to the wingers, DUCT TAPE, PLASTIC, AND BOOTSTRAPS is all you need! Spit….

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Yep, bootstraps! Here’s more pictures…

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Lots of people on the sidewalks watching and cheering us on. At one point a woman and her girls joined us in our march even though they were in Portland from out of state to do some shopping! What a wonderful moment for me to see them join us. Here they are (right side of the photo wearing a teal blue & hot pink sweatshirt)…

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Cool bumper sticker I just had to take a picture of!….

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I took over 100 pictures yesterday along with four videos of the rally. Here’s two of the 4 videos I took…

What a great day! Our voices were heard because at the end of the rally it was announced that Sen. Olympia Snowe (apparently because of the turnout yesterday) is for the public option now! She had been open to it, and if it is true that Snowe changed her mind because of the rally, then I say, KUDOS MAINERS! A job well done. :-) Of course, Sen. Susan Collins’ office was not represented there yesterday. Why? Because just like Sarah Palin, Collins was too busy licking her finger and putting it in the political winds while having her fingers in her ears and her hands over her eyes to notice or hear anything!

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52 thoughts on “Pictures from the Health Care ’09 rally in Portland, Maine on July 18, 2009

  1. It felt great. Eight years of holding back and then releasing it was terrific!

    If Canada’s healthcare is so bad how come they’re not marching in the streets to get rid of it? Oh wait, you base everything on your friend’s situation and figure it’s a blanket statement for the whole country huh? Howie Carr does this too….he assumes if Boston is cold in June than that means the whole planet is cold and global warming is not real! Tell that to the people of Texas and the other Gulf states who haven’t felt temperatures below 100 degrees until this week.

    Hey, if you’re fine with paying BC/BS $1200/month then so be it. Not everyone can afford to and most of them make too much money to get Medicaid. So what do they do? PERFORM THEIR OWN SURGERIES ON THEMSELVES (a point I made to the neck drooling knuckle draggers yesterday! Got crickets in response of course!) or suffer with bad gallbladder?

    • LOL Clif must have deleted the right wing neck drooler’s comment! :lol: It’s okay Clif. Let the wingtards speak. I will continue to yell them down until they’re the size of a stain on the sidewalk. :-)

      • And you thought my shouting was bad! Look how the right wingers are when they protest!…

        http://christyhardinsmith.fire.....e-stoking/

        All protests are peaceful until the hateful right wing neck drooling knuckle draggers show up! We should think of them all as KKK rallies. Hell, even yesterday I was told by these Bush/PalinBots that healthcare should not go to the illegal immigrants. I reminded them that there are Canadian & Irish immigrants in our country whose visas have expired and they are considered illegals too. I asked them if we should kick out them too and all I got was silence, a look away from my face, and then crickets! Racist assholes. I called them that too.

  2. I wouldn’t have removed it, Lou, but Clif who helps out with my blog was apparently tired of looking at neocon rants. I know how he feels! I told that yesterday to a winger who wanted me to listen to him and I told him since the Clinton years I’m sick to death of hearing his ridiculous side! He told me he had a plan, and I said, “Okay, tell me your plan”, and he said, “Oh no. You’ll just interrupt me, so I’m not going to share it with you”, and I said, “Reaaaaaally? I’ll shut up then. Tell me your plan then!”. He walked away telling me he didn’t want to share it now and I said, “Well that means you don’t have a plan and are only bluffing to make yourself feel better!”.

  3. you guys are awesome….did that pent up frustration allow you to finally orgasm too Kay?

  4. Orgasm like you wingtards orgasm at the sight of American soldiers blown apart for your illegal wars, George? Sorry! But I have cooth unlike you!

    Did you protest in favor of the bank CEO’s this weekend, George? I bet you did. You’re always on the right side for American, aren’t ya? An orgasm a minute for ya.

  5. Seems that obama was caught in another lie when he said this will lower the cost of healthcare and not add to deficit spending.

    bullshit

    For Immediate Release:

    July 17, 2009

    CBO Scores Confirms Deficit Neutrality of Health Reform Bill

    Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released estimates this evening confirming for the first time that H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, is deficit neutral over the 10-year budget window – and even produces a $6 billion surplus. CBO estimated more than $550 billion in gross Medicare and Medicaid savings. More importantly, the bill includes a comprehensive array of delivery reforms to set the stage for lowering the future growth in health care costs.

    Net Medicare and Medicaid savings of $465 billion, coupled with the $583 billion revenue package reported today by the House Committee on Ways and Means, fully finance the previously estimated $1.042 trillion cost of reform, which will provide affordable health care coverage for 97% of Americans.

    “This fulfills the strong commitment of the President and House leadership to enact health reform on a deficit-neutral basis,” said Chairman Henry A. Waxman, Chairman Charles B. Rangel, and Chairman George Miller. “The reforms included in this legislation will help control health care costs and expand access to quality, affordable coverage to all Americans in a fiscally-responsible manner.”

    The estimates also cover important reinvestments in Medicare and Medicaid, including phasing in the closing of the “donut” hole in the Medicare drug benefit. The bill’s long-term reform of Medicare’s physician fee schedule to eliminate the potential 21 percent cut in fees, and put payments on a sustainable basis for the future, will cost about $245 billion. Those costs, however, are not included in the net calculations above, as they will be absorbed under the upcoming statutory “pay go” legislation that is pending in the House.

    Funny the CBO seems to say your a fucking LIAR.

    According to the CBO it will add 250 billion, but whats another 1/4 trillion to treat illegal’s and the remainder of the victim society. Why such a rush to get it passed, could be they want it passed before the American People realize what it will cost and it is not healthcare but deathcare. Don’t you just love it that now pelosi wants people making over a million to pay for it. There just aren’t that many people making over a million a year to cover the cost. Maybe the Kennedy’s and Kerry’s can put up the money because they sure have it or do they list that as unearned income.

    Were you really celebrating the Kennedy cover up. Another rich democrat that walked away free.

    On July 18, 1969, a car driven by the Massachusetts Democrat veered off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island and into the waters near Martha’s Vineyard.

    How’s that stimulus money working for you.

    • Seems to me President Obama said he would veto any healthcare bill that adds to deficit spending. So since the bill isn’t final yet, why are you running around holding your crotch like a 2 year old who has to pee, Mad Idiot?

      Wow, bringing up Kennedy to make your point? Again, you’re losing if you have to do that kumquat! Please prove to me that Kennedy intentionally killed her and wasn’t drunk behind the wheel. Name one drunken driver who was able to pull a car to the shore and save the occupant(s) inside? Hey, while you’re at it….why don’t you name one sober person who can!

      AND BY THE WAY, HOW COME LAURA BUSH DIDN’T GO TO JAIL AFTER SHE HIT THE GAS AND RAN OVER AND KILLED HER EX-BOYFRIEND WHILE SHE WAS DATING GEORGE W. BUSH?

  6. Guess he will not sign the healthcare bill because even the CBO says it will.

    Really?

    For Immediate Release:

    July 17, 2009

    CBO Scores Confirms Deficit Neutrality of Health Reform Bill

    Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released estimates this evening confirming for the first time that H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, is deficit neutral over the 10-year budget window – and even produces a $6 billion surplus. CBO estimated more than $550 billion in gross Medicare and Medicaid savings. More importantly, the bill includes a comprehensive array of delivery reforms to set the stage for lowering the future growth in health care costs.

    Net Medicare and Medicaid savings of $465 billion, coupled with the $583 billion revenue package reported today by the House Committee on Ways and Means, fully finance the previously estimated $1.042 trillion cost of reform, which will provide affordable health care coverage for 97% of Americans.

    “This fulfills the strong commitment of the President and House leadership to enact health reform on a deficit-neutral basis,” said Chairman Henry A. Waxman, Chairman Charles B. Rangel, and Chairman George Miller. “The reforms included in this legislation will help control health care costs and expand access to quality, affordable coverage to all Americans in a fiscally-responsible manner.”

    The estimates also cover important reinvestments in Medicare and Medicaid, including phasing in the closing of the “donut” hole in the Medicare drug benefit. The bill’s long-term reform of Medicare’s physician fee schedule to eliminate the potential 21 percent cut in fees, and put payments on a sustainable basis for the future, will cost about $245 billion. Those costs, however, are not included in the net calculations above, as they will be absorbed under the upcoming statutory “pay go” legislation that is pending in the House.

    Funny the CBO seems to say your a fucking LIAR.

    Hopefully he is good to his word but that would be a first.

    So it is OK for Kennedy to run and hide because he was drunk when he sentenced her to death.

    You didn’t hear, Laura’s ex-boyfriend was pregnant at the time and she was trying to silence him because she knew George was going to take over the world as supreme leader and it would look bad, thought you would know that.

  7. Ummmm, idiot? The President has the final say on all bills/laws in this country….not the CBO stupid. For a bill to become law, it has to pass both Houses of Congress and the President has to sign it. The president can veto any bill he wants to. George Bush rarely did and it’s why we’re still in financial peril!

    Laura’s ex-boyfriend was pregnant? LOL Wow neocon! News to me! Just like the rest of the killers in the Bush family, Laura was protected from prosecution by none other than George H.W. Bush, you know, the same guy who PROTECTED GEORGE W. BUSH FROM 4 INSIDER TRADING CHARGES & AN OUI!

  8. He sentenced her to death? Can you produce the document that proves that? :lol: You neocons are reaching! You reach real high when you continue to lose every political battle!

  9. By the Monitor’s Editorial Board The Monitor’s Editorial Board – Mon Jul 20, 5:00 am ET

    On this much, President Obama and Congress agree: A healthcare-reform package must not add to the federal deficit.

    That’s a necessary condition, and a tough one to fulfill. The last time the republican controlledCongress expanded coverage (a Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2003), it added substantially to America’s healthcare tab. Last week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that the House version of healthcare reform would actually increase federal budget deficits by $239 billion over 10 years.

    You may remember another champion of government programs, LBJ, who said Medicare would never cost more than 9 billion. It is now over 450 billion.

    While the country in in an economic crisis, unemployment is on a swift rise, your leader wants to raise the deficit, institute cap and tax and get national healthcare done immediately. He sold off Chrysler to a forign company,

    COMMENT BY CLIF OF WNI:

    Yo shit for brains a foreign company Daimler Benz owned it before Chrysler went bankrupted during bush’s mis-administration.

    Damn are you factually challenged, constipated by chance?

    parts of GM, get cap and tax so more jobs can go overseas and his answer is more social programs for the victim society.

  10. I just can’t wait until we have government run health care in our country. That way we can read wonderful stories like this one.
    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Ho.....Transplant

    EDITED BY CLIF OF WNI:

    still projecting eh sybil?

    BTW numbnuts approxitametly 40% of America already recieve some sort of federally funded health carte whether: medicare, medicaid, governent employee health care, DOD service health care or VA …… so shi-ite fur brains try spinning the “facts outa your anus” again

  11. The 22 year old had been drinking since he was 11 years old and was told over that time to stop drinking after repeated visits to the hospital. By the time his liver failed he was too sick and didn’t make it. Honestly, this kid would have continued drinking and would have ruined his 2nd liver, so why not use a good liver on another 22 year old or a 55 year old who had liver disease not caused by excessive suicide drinking?

  12. Damn sybil, er I mean thoth, you think some fucking IDIOT who drank himself to death by age 22 is the BEST arguement ya’ll brain dead hypoctritical fooles got?

    Bhahwahwhahwahwha

    you clowns are even bigger LOSERS then we thought.

  13. Howie Carr of right wing radio fame was told by his doctor to lose 25 pounds before his hip surgery…or else…NO HIP SURGERY! So, ya see…this kind of thing happens!

  14. Exactly Clif! This is what the right wingers do: THEY LISTEN TO ONE SENTENCE OF THE STORY AND USE IT AS A BLANKET STATEMENT FOR HEALTH CARE! Idiots they are.

  15. BTW asswipe, how about the INSURNCE InDUSTRY which denyed coverage for a life saving surgery until it was too late in the USA?

    Health Insurer to Be Charged With Teen’s Murder

    California Family Will Sue Medical Insurer for Delaying a Potentially Lifesaving Surgery

    The family of a California teenager who died awaiting a liver transplant said they would sue the insurer whom they blame for their daughter’s death.

    Nataline Sarkisyan, a 17-year-old from Glendale, Calif., died Thursday just a few hours after her insurer, Cigna HealthCare, approved a procedure it had previously described as “too experimental.”

    Attorney Mark Geragos said that Cigna “maliciously killed her” and that he hopes to press murder or manslaughter charges against Cigna HealthCare for the death of Sarkisyan.

    (snip)

    “They took my daughter away from me,” said Nataline’s father, Krikor, who appeared at a news conference with his 21-year-old son, Bedros.

    (snip)

    “They’re the ones who caused this. They’re the one that told us to go there, and they would pay for the transplant,” Hilda Sarkisyan said.

    Geri Jenkins of the California Nurses Association said the Sarkisyans had insurance, and medical providers felt comfortable performing the medical procedure. In that situation, the the insurer should defer to medical experts, she said.

    Foole ya don’t have to cherry pick news for some brain dead loser drinkin’ himself to death when we have insurance industry already RATIONING health care for profit here is the good ole USA

    And shi-ite fur brains she didn’t cause her condition either

    • Oooooo, I remember that case Clif! Had completely forgotten about it, though, so thanks for posting it! The insurance company decided what THEY wanted for her health. Nice. I’m sure the neocons are fine with the insurance company saying, “Ummmmmmm, you can’t have the surgery because we dont’ want to pay for it”.

  16. Why not take the time to do this right instead of quick We have seen the results of the the obama way, transparency in government, stimulus plan, taking over car companies. All of these things have been a disaster administered by obama. Jobless rate up, transparency is a joke, pour billions into car companies and sell them off, pour billions into banks and they still don’t make money available. Now withholding the economic quarterly report because he wants to spend more. obama believes in throw enough shi-ite against the wall and some will stick. Waiting for the stick part.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9_43nJVyKA

  17. Awwww look at little Clif acting all big by altering people’s posts. You’re a punk.

    crybaby

    Kay, while I was reading that article I was thinking the same thing as you were. Yes he has been a constant binge drinker for about 10yrs, but in order for an addict to stop they have to stop on their own. They need to hit their “rock bottom”, and I honestly think that this guy hit his, but sadly no one was there to help him when he needed the help the most. And all you and Clif can do are act like little asses.

    • We’re acting like asses? I’m sorry…..BUT THE 22 YEAR OLD ALCOHOLIC WAS THE ONE WHO ACTED LIKE AN ASSHOLE FOR 11 YEARS! Get it moron?

  18. Oh and Clif you are right, a good percentage of Americans are on some sort of government funded program….and I believe that you are one of them, but tell me. How many of those programs are actually running in the black?

    edit by Clif

    Don’t know but they all are BUDGETED for, and the VA saved my fathers life TWICE, where he couldn’t afford the private insurance for his open heart surgery and cancer treatment. good thing he spent 28 years in uniform including the korean war, which meant unlike many private non veteran citrizens he had GOOD medical coverage from the US government when he needed it.

    Also, I just recently found myself becoming one of the Bush/Obama jobless statistic. I was laid off last Monday because my job became “too specific”, and it was handed to the girl who sat behind me who read a book all day long. Anyway, I’ve been busy promoting myself, and I start my new job next Monday at 9am. I’ve been able to do all this without having to take a penny from the government.

  19. Man and I agreed with you. However, unlike you I believe he hit his rock bottom and deserved a second chance. So do you now have something against someone getting a second chance? What if it was your son? Would you want someone to help him out or would you say what you said about this guy?

    It’s also funny how you act. When you’re sick, or quitting smoking, I put aside our differences and wish you luck. You on the other hand keep on proving just how self centered you are. See?

  20. Well Thoth, you could have given him your liver but you didn’t.

    I’m self-centered? Who’s the one on here trying to get my attention and sympathy because he thinks that his feelings are more important than everyone else’s?

  21. Kay how about we just not give anybody a second chance. Just think of all the money that we’ll save not saving someone’s pathetic life.

    You still never answered my question, probably because you’ll just end up contradicting yourself.

    • Ummmmm, this kid’s 2nd chance happened often and he blew it each and every time, Thoth. Pay attention! Jees. Name one major alcoholic in your life who says they’re the one with the problem and will seek help. I bet you can’t! Alcoholics are always in denial and when some hit rock-bottom they take control of themselves.

  22. “you could have given him your liver but you didn’t. ”

    Don’t be dumb Kay, we aren’t even on the same continent. Nice try at an argument though.

  23. If the government healthcare congress is proposing is so great, why are the exempting themselves from participating in it. They must know something you don’t and that is it is not healthcare it is health rationing.

    They are the privileged class and deserve better than the people who pay the bills. Why doesn’t congress retire on SS instead of their full pay, again they are the privileged class and deserve better.

    Obama hasn’t even read the bill he is pushing and tries to change the subject when cornered
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVjc9mopH58

    Nice LIE son, the question was a quote from investors business daily a reich wing ripoff rag, NOT the actual bill.

  24. we aren’t even on the same continent.

    Umm, sybil, er thoth,

    ever heard of a airplane?

    Nice way to try to demonise the British for telling a guy who trashed his own body in ways the vast majority of people on the planet with or without health care never do to get in line and oh BTW no l;ivers for 22 year old drunks who trashed their own bodies, cause the outcome is in doubt and their is NOT ENOUGH good livers to go around already, to score a political point

    all the while IGNORING the real story about insurance companies doing the same thing for profit against a young woman who didn’t trash her own body,

    God did with cancer.

  25. Clif how in the hell was I suppose to know that some drunk in GB needed a liver. Don’t be an idiot. I swear, day by day you keep on proving that you look as dumb as your avatar.
    I was simply trying to show socialized health care hard at work, and in the end we both proved that both systems are F’ed.

  26. I was simply trying to show socialized health care hard at work

    Bullshit LIAR;

    You were cherry picking for a story to ATTACK the Obama plan,

    Quit LYING and you might quit getting fired.

  27. At least I’m working Clif, and making an effort instead of mooching the system like some people around here. And if it wasn’t for your god send in office I wouldn’t have been LAID OFF…..”shovel ready jobs” my ass.

    • Thoth, shut the fuck up about Clif, okay moron? Were you in the Persian Gulf War and became 100% disabled because of it asswipe? Nope! So shut the fuck up!

  28. Sorry but you seem a little angry

    Seems the permanent reich wing majority clowns didn’t work out so well fer ya did it?

    BTW your BOSS decided you were expendable while;

    the girl who sat behind me who read a book all day long.

    wasn’t.

    NOT OBAMA son

    bitch at your boss for his economic decisions

    Me thinks you are complaining because your boss decided she was better for his business then YOU were.

  29. Wow, look how sexiest you are Clif. Automatically assuming that my boss was a male when my boss was a female.
    No worries though cause I found an even better job, and unlike you I’ll be working. You’re such a little mooching punk.

    cry baby

  30. “Nice LIE son, the question was a quote from investors business daily a reich wing ripoff rag, NOT the actual bill.”

    Actually it is in the bill it is just that IBD read the bill and pointed it out.

    ahhh their version of what it actuially says

    At least someone read the bill but not your leader because why should he read something he is pushing to pass.

    Yo shit for brains he is the President of the whole country

  31. Kay if Clif can sit at a computer and type he can find a job.

    yo shit for brains tell it to the VA which were the ones who declared me totally unemployable

    Nice to see YOU are a doctor like the clowns who watch videos and can diagnose COMPLEX medical conditions

    what a fucking loser

    They are out there, you just have to look for them. Has he ever tried to work on getting on with a staffing company? There are plenty of jobs that you can do from your own home.

    Also, in order for someone to quit an addiction they have to want to stop. You can’t force them into a recovery program, and if you do chances are they are going to come out of it with the same habits. Generally the individual has to go in on their own free will when they have hit their rock bottom, and they admit that they do indeed have a problem.

    “Alcoholics are always in denial and when some hit rock-bottom they take control of themselves.”

    Thanks for proving my point Kay. I believe that this guy DID hit his rock bottom and wanted to clean himself up. Generally it takes the addict to stare death in the face before they realize that they do have a problem, and that they need to change their ways.

  32. Do you know how old Clif is, fucker?

    I see you’re fine with giving a new liver from a dead person to a live person who will most likely need another liver from a dead person in another decade. That’s you. I would rather save the little girl who has had liver disease and only drinks water, milk, and lemonade because she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.

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