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View Diary: "A moral obligation": Sanford Bishop (D GA-02) Health Care Town Hall, Albany, GA, 21 August 2009 (20 comments)

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  •  Thomasville Times Enterprise Editors Oppose HCR (1+ / 0-)
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    They buy all the myths--death panels, socialized medicine, government takeover, rationing, free care for illegal immigrants--you name it, they believe it. There is a local group centering in Thomas County that sent a delegation to the Bainbridge meeting where it did its best to "be heard." Here's a link (I hope) to the most recent homepage of the TVille Times Enterprise.

    A website called Freedom Line is the apparent source of the call to organize a protest every Friday noon at Bishops TVille district office and the group which appeared at the Bainbridge Town Hall. Other than its name, I know little about it. I took a lot at its homepage, and well, it was what you'd expect. This site may have some connection to a fundamentalist group with a similar name that showed up when I googled Freedom Line, but I can't say for sure.

    The difference between Thomas County's attendees and Albany's tells you pretty much all you need to know about the conflicting currents in politics over in this part of SWGA. The angry folks who showed up in Bainbridge almost certainly didn't vote for Bishop in the last election. I don't think he has anything to fear from them, but our local paper is contributing nothing to any rational discussion of HCR. And, you can quote me on that. :)

    •  Albany paper wasn't much better (0+ / 0-)

      I had a link in there, but took it out because I didn't want to give thm the satisfaction.

      And the Valdosta paper covered the Bainbridge meeting but not the Albany one.

      As I was saying to the guy next to me, once we get universal healthcare, get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and end the "War on Drugs", how about we get ourselves a free press in this country?

      The problem isn't that these newspapers are Republican rags; it's that they're the only newspapers in their areas. You and I can see other sources of news, but  GA-02 and GA-01 have some of the lowest Internet usages of any districts in the country.

      Hey, what if we get universal high speed Internet access! Then everybody would have access to nwes other than their local R paper and Fox News!

      "Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all." --Hypatia of Alexandria, c.400

      by jayskew on Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 07:53:35 PM PDT

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      •  Hey, Jayskew! (0+ / 0-)

        I checked to see if anyone had commented on my little remark a couple of times but no one had. I came back around and here you are. Kewl. Ok, will try to find you otherwise and keep up. I'll swear it sure is lonely out here! But, I did send a link elsewhere to your diary.  Good work. Great reporting. Good on yer. Whaddaya.  TVille.

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