Westboro Baptist Church Hates Lady Gaga

SNL’s Mary Katherine Gallagher expressed her feelings via dramatic monologue, and Westboro Baptist Church members are now expressing themselves via song production.  Yes, it is true.  Yesterday, I discovered that Westboro Baptist Church has moved into the realm of songs and music videos to spread their love and cheer.

Who is the latest Westboro target?

Lady Gaga.  Apparently, someone at Westboro has a direct line to God, and He has it out for Lady Gaga.  The video created by Westboro is disgusting.  I pity the people of Westboro Baptist Church, and I believe in my heart of hearts that each member with this twisted beliefs will have a rude awakening when he/she gets his/her one on one with God.

Happy Birthday, Dolly!

I love Dolly Parton for many reasons — she’s funny, has the voice of angel, writes some damn sad but true songs, and, well, I could continue to make a list.  But, I will say this: I think I love Dolly most of all because she got to where she is today by doing it her way.  In an interview, Dolly once said that Porter Wagoner pulled her aside and told she’d never make it in the business if she kept writing songs about her Tennessee mountain home– she needed to what everyone else was doing.  Dolly didn’t listen.  She followed her heart and passion.
So yeah! Who doesn’t know the name Dolly Parton?

A Nightmare On Elm Street

I remember being scared shirtless after watching Nightmare on Elm Street as a kid.  My brother probably shouldn’t have let me watch it, but oh well.  What did me  in was the bathtub scene, when Freddy’s hand comes through the drain.  After that moment, my love for taking bubble baths went out the window for a year.  Anytime I’d get in the bathtub I’d stuff wash clothes in the drain— I figured the cloth popping up would give me a two-second warning before Freddy snagged me under.

A remake, A Nightmare on Elm Street, is coming out on 4/30/10, and the preview actually looks really good.  Here’s to hoping the movie is as good as the preview!


Healthcare Bills: House Version & Senate Version

Now, time for articles on the much discussed topic.  You’ll find articles from various organizations/news outlets, such as the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and more.

In a letter to Senate leaders, ACS CAN, the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, said the proposed legislation includes a number of strong provisions that would significantly improve the health care system for cancer patients by refocusing the system to emphasize prevention; guaranteeing quality, affordable coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions; reducing the cost burden on families; eliminating lifetime coverage limits; covering routine health costs for those who enroll in clinical trials; and emphasizing patients’ quality of life.


In the battle to control spiraling prescription drug costs, the Senate made an advance and a retreat late Tuesday as it pledged to close the infamous “doughnut hole” coverage gap in Medicare Part D even as it voted to kill a measure that would have permitted Americans to buy cheaper drugs from other countries such as Canada.

AARP had pushed aggressively for the Senate’s health care reform bill to close the Part D coverage gap and to allow the importation of less expensive drugs.


American Dental Association Urges Senate to Reject Proposal to Tax Cosmetic Procedures: In keeping with its long-standing policy opposing taxes on dental procedures, the American Dental Association today sent a letter to all members of the Senate, asking them to reject a proposal to enact a 5-percent excise tax on cosmetic surgery.


The Need for Health Care Reform:  When people with diabetes face a health care system that leaves them without adequate coverage, or any coverage at all, they often forgo the care needed to prevent, delay or slow diabetes progression. Without adequate care, too many suffer needlessly from preventable life-limiting or life-threatening complications, and require more expensive care later.


While the Senate focused attention Thursday on the defense spending bill until the wee hours of the morning, Senate Republicans began to put pressure on another area to stop the healthcare reform bill. A current GOP governor and four GOP senators, who were once governors (from New Hampshire, Idaho, Nebraska, and Tennessee), said they oppose the “unfunded mandate” of Medicaid expansion included in the bill.


We learned today from the Congressional Budget Office that this bill will reduce the deficit by $132 billion over the first decade, and more than $1 trillion in the decade after that. That makes it the biggest deficit-reduction effort in over a decade. All while expanding coverage to 30 million more Americans.

But bringing down the deficit and expanding coverage are only part of what insurance reform will do. And today the Senate introduced a package of changes to their bill that will make critical progress in ensuring competition, providing affordable choices, and holding the insurance companies accountable.