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Bishop holds town hall meeting on health care reform

I think healthcare for all would be fantastic! HOWEVER!, all of you who support the bill that is being presented right now, need to watch the following video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G44NCvNDLfc&feature=player_embedded

I am so glad someone is paying attention." Sep 5, 09 12:48 PM

Amen! You said it all. Now if people would just be quiet, listen with an open mind, heart and forget their political party for a second.. I think they too, would start seeing that what WE are saying makes so much sense. They just can't believe that this can happen right under their noses, the good ole' USA!! Well, today is the day to wake up America, because it is happening, and you better pay attention. The pieces are all there, you just have to put them together, and its not hard to do. Believe me, none of us wanted to believe this, but when the writing is on the wall, you have to read it." Sep 8, 09 4:50 AM

Richard 'Digger' McMahon, owner of Barrister's, dies

Digger, it was a pleasure and honor to work for you, In both places. There are so many AMAZING memories, we had alot of fun over the years. Every time I stopped in, you were so genuinly happy to see me out and about. I will miss your laugh! Who is going to wipe down the waitress station and fold the bar towels? lol We will watch over Cupcake! We love you and will miss you.... Tully" Nov 7, 09 1:39 AM

Oddone trial waiting game: some tenderness among the tension

My God, you people are relentless! I mean all of you! Spewing hatred, name calling, anger, for what? what does it change? The whole thing is a tragedy, that cannot be undone. Constantly disputing the "facts" is not going to change what happened, or effect what is going to happen. If anything, the lesson here is to have more tolerance, more compassion, and less judgement for our fellow human beings, need I go on? What has gone on in these blogs, is this what we want to teach our children? No matter which side you are on, the whole thing is unbearably sad. Can anyone here really cast the first stone? Really, people, stop. Say a prayer for the families, to give them the strength to see this thru, whatever the outcome. " Dec 11, 09 12:13 AM

Seventh day of deliberations ends with no verdict in Oddone case

My God, you people are relentless! I mean all of you! Spewing hatred, name calling, anger, for what? what does it change? The whole thing is a tragedy, that cannot be undone. Constantly disputing the "facts" is not going to change what happened, or effect what is going to happen. If anything, the lesson here is to have more tolerance, more compassion, and less judgement for our fellow human beings, need I go on? What has gone on in these blogs, is this what we want to teach our children? No matter which side you are on, the whole thing is unbearably sad. Can anyone here really cast the first stone? Really, people, stop. Say a prayer for the families, to give them the strength to see this thru, whatever the outcome." Dec 11, 09 9:28 AM

Bishop will vote yes on health care reform bill

If people can't afford healthcare now, how are they going to pay for it when it is Federally mandated? No one is mentioning the "add-on" of the "Student Loan" Bill? Once passed our children can only borrow money from the government? No more private lending from banks or college funds with banks, this too is an important issue that they are brushing under the rug of the Health Care Bill.

Full List of Backroom Health Deals in
"Deem and Pass" Healthcare Bill
From Ryan Ellis on Friday, March 19, 2010 3:15 PM
(This content originally appeared on GOP.gov)

"These negotiations will be on C-Span, and so the public will be part of the conversation and we'll see the choices that are being made."

On Wednesday, March 17, 2010, House Majority Leader said that, "We're going to have a clean up or down vote on the Senate bill-that will be on the rule." According to Majority Leader, any Member who votes for the health care takeover rule will also be voting "straight up" for all of the bill's special deals.

Backroom Deals In the Democrats Health Care Takeover

Cornhusker Kickback: Perhaps the most well known in the Senate bill, the provision, included at the behest of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), ensures that Nebraska would be the only state to have the full amount of its increased Medicaid costs paid for by the federal government.

The Louisiana Purchase: The Senate bill provides extra Medicaid funding for any state in which every county has been declared a disaster area. Because of Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana is the only state that would qualify for the money. The $300 million provision for Louisiana was slipped in late in the process to persuade Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to support the health care takeover.

Gator Aid: At the request of Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fl), the Senate bill includes a formula for protecting certain Medicare Advantage enrollees from billions in cuts. The formula would only apply to five states, most notably to Florida in which 800,000 of the state's one million Medicare Advantage users would be exempt from cuts.

New England Handouts: In addition to the $100 million included in federal Medicaid payments for Nebraska, the bill provides two New England states with even more money Medicaid funding. According to CBO, the Senate bill now contains about $600 million in extra Medicaid cash to Vermont, and about $500 million in additional money for Medicaid to Massachusetts, making these three states the only to receive such funding. Despite claims that these cushy extras for a few states would be scaled back, reports indicate that the White House is still making deals so these states can keep the handouts.

The Dodd Clinic: Section 10502(a) of the bill provides $100 million for construction at an unnamed "health care facility" affiliated with an academic health center at a public research university in a state with only one public academic medical and dental school. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) later sent a press release saying that he was securing the money for the University of Connecticut, and then Dodd bragged that, "These provisions will bring millions of dollars to the state so that Connecticut's residents can receive quality, affordable health care."

Montana Medicare Earmark: A provision slipped into the Senate bill by Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT), Section 1881A(b)(2), specifically expands Medicare coverage for individuals who reside "in or around the geographic area subject to an emergency declaration made as of June 17, 2009." The area the bill refers to is an asbestos contaminated area near Libby, Montana, for which Sen. Max Baucus has been trying to secure funding for years.

I think everyone needs to slow down and wonder why is it so important to pass this so fast? why does it have to be done under the cover of darkness?
Nancy Pelosi said the other day, and I quote: "We have to pass the bill, so we can see what is in the bill." ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! WE HAVE TO PASS THE BILL TO FIND OUT WHAT WE ARE PASSING???? COME ON MR. BISHOP!!!!! GET OUT OF PELOSI'S POCKET AND STAND UP AND BE A MAN!! Everyone should read what Native Westhamptonite wrote, He is 100% right. and to add to it, Massaschusetts healthcare was done as a "test" and they found out IT DOESN'T WORK!!! I really think many people think that this Health care reform is going to give them Free health care. They are going to be in for a BIG surprise when they find out it isn't, just like there wasn't any "Obama money" being spread around." Mar 20, 10 9:52 AM

There is not one thing in my post that is "made up" and I resent you calling me a liar. The purpose of having a COMMENT section is so that people can do just that. If you don't agree with it, so be it. But in the future, why don't you refrain from childish namecalling and just state your opinion.If you can't play with the adults, go back to the sandbox.

If you will notice I put the source of my info., if it turns out to be wrong,.....ooops! But I think you should read more carefully and more importantly GROW UP!! Let me guess, you like MSNBC? lol

THE HILL.COM
Move on student loans could win healthcare votes, House Dems say
By Jeffrey Young - 03/15/10 06:00 AM ET

"Attaching a student aid bill to the healthcare reform legislation could attract support for the whole measure, according to senior House Democrats.

The House already passed the bill which would essentially cut private lenders out of federal student lending programs, and it is a major priorities for Democrats in the lower chamber, President Barack Obama and liberal advocates."

“It’s a very bad idea. We now have the government running banks, insurance companies, car companies, and they do want to take over the student loan business,” McConnell said. “I’m not sure the public thinks the current debate is about that issue, and would show again the lengths they are willing to go to have the government expand its tentacles into absolutely everything.”

" Mar 20, 10 4:02 PM

Thank you reg rep I was feeling a little lonely out there. There is no use arguing with these people. When their house of cards comes crumbling down, we will be the ones to rebuild. Obama lies to their faces, alll they have to do is look at some of his past "speeches" and compare. So it is not "opinion" it is "FACT" Now I have ear plugs in so don't respond until you have something of value to say, not an insult. Notice no one tackled the "backroom deals" I wrote about, but they crucified me about the student loans. Crazy. Just Crazy" Mar 21, 10 12:43 AM

Former employees file suit against Water Mill restaurant over forced tip-pooling and other practices

Just curious Gallery Girl, do you think you sound a little bit like a bigot? I mean they couldn't possilbly be US citizens, right? Beause they have unusual names, right? and the lawyer has to be an ambulance chaser because....hhmmmm because they took the case from these "people" that you have deemed "illegal", so they must be crappy right? WOW, you have got to get out of the house......" Jun 24, 10 5:48 PM

You are so right!! I have worked in many restuarants over the years and you would not believe what I have seen. Being forced to "tip out the House" or "tip out the manager" or the kitchen (the owners way of making the waitstaff pay the salary of the manager), Having to pay the percentage that the "house" pays the credit card companies if you get a tip on a credit card, but not giving the waitstaff the option to ask for their tips in cash only. (BTW that is illegal too, and alot of restaurants do it) There are many "waitpeople and buspeople" that don't even know these things are illelegal they just know their wrong. So as Bel said, you need courage, other people, proof, etc. The restaurant business is tough, most of you who are complaining wouldn't last a shift." Jun 25, 10 2:01 PM

Celestino Gambino, founder of La Parmigiana, dies at 73

It won't be the same without Mr. Gambino overseeing things with his white apron and ever present pipe!! What a sweetheart! He raised a wonderful family. He will be greatly missed. God Bless." Jul 3, 10 1:07 PM