URLs du Jour


  • I still remember the first time I heard Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run. Late fall, 1974: I was sick, miserable in my dorm-room bed at the University Near Here. I had Boston's WBCN on the stereo. And it started playing…

    I swear that song healed me. My heart started doing about 120; I got up feeling fine.

    All that was brought back by Louis P. Masur's Slate article about Born to Run. If you remember the song fondly, check it out.

  • The title is "Five Health Care Promises Obama Won't Keep." That's not news to Pun Salad readers, I hope; but I'm kind of surprised that the link goes to CBS News.

  • I don't usually link to the GOP either, but they have an excellent point about the disparate treatment given to Humana (noted yesterday) and the AARP.

    This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it was investigating Humana for providing "misleading" information regarding the Administration's proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage policies-and prohibited other Medicare Advantage plans from providing similar information on how Democrat health "reform" could take away their current coverage.

    Yet the Administration's edict prohibiting plans from communicating with their beneficiaries failed to include AARP, which sponsors a Medicare Advantage plan but has been a prime advocate of Democrats' government takeover of health care-quite possibly because AARP has been supporting a health care overhaul from which it stands to gain overall handsomely. Even as AARP advocates for cutting Medicare Advantage plans by more than $150 billion, an analysis of the organization's operations reveals that it stands to receive tens of millions of dollars at the expense of seniors' medical care-with Democrats' full approval […]

    This is why I throw all AARP mail in the trash on my way in from the mailbox.

  • I have yet to see a Michael Moore movie, but Sean Higgins is braver than I. Also funnier:
    Just before the film started, Moore asked the audience to turn off any recording devices because the studio did not want bootleg versions of the film getting around. Apparently this socialism stuff has its limits.