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Weekend Light: The Fun Stuff

August 23, 2009

This is what makes it all worthwhile. Having to again wade through all the clips to select the best for the blog. The Betsy McCaughey interview is even important. Enjoy:

Betsy McCaughey Part 1
Jon asks Betsy McCaughey to find the page in the health care bill that makes end-of-life consultations mandatory (background on McCaughey)

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Barney Frank slams back:

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Colbert looks at Obama's op-ed in the Times

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And check out this from The Onion. Excerpt:

Congress Deadlocked Over How To Not Provide Health Care

WASHINGTON—After months of committee meetings and hundreds of hours of heated debate, the United States Congress remained deadlocked this week over the best possible way to deny Americans health care.

"Both parties understand that the current system is broken," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Monday. "But what we can't seem to agree upon is how to best keep it broken, while still ensuring that no elected official takes any political risk whatsoever. It’s a very complicated issue."

This off-topic yet timely Onion piece is not bad, either.
-Brian Rosman