uninsured kids need to get a job, chill in the air, hug a green bible

Uninsured Kids in Middle Class Have Same Unmet Needs as Poor

Uninsured children in families earning between approximately $38,000 and $76,000 a year are about as likely to go without any health care as uninsured children in poorer families.

[   ]…“There’s a great need for health care coverage for children and it’s not isolated to the poor. It’s moving up the income scale,” Shone said. “This study shows that a large percentage of both lower-income and middle class children who are uninsured don’t receive any care at all. We need to be aware that these children need help, too, as we make more coverage options available, especially in this difficult economy.”

Kids today. I remember getting up at the crack of dawn, eating a hand full of left over chicken feed before walking ten miles barefoot in the snow to a one room school house where the teacher used to beat us with a cane everyday just in case we had done something wrong. These smaller children are the perfect size to fit down the small shafts in mines, scurry around under the bleachers and pick up loose change – if they want insurance they can pull themselves up by their boot straps – if they have boot straps. Kids today don’t get sick they’re all just whiners and its their liberal parents fault. Kids don’t need health insurance they need to learn to suck it up, no pain no gain.

chill in the air

A Green Bible

It also highlights in green ink all verses of the New Revised Standard Version that speak to stewardship of the planet.

Publisher Harper Collins says the Bible contains 1,000 references to the planet, more than twice as many as references to heaven.

Could it be that God was a tree-hugger? the Tribune asks.

Trees would be a divine invention, rather then just an object of affection. Generally inventors take a lot of pride in their work, so God is probably a little pissed there is only about 4% of America’s old growth forest left. It takes about 45 trees to build the average American McMansion.

Al-Qaida-linked Web site backs McCain as president

SITE Intelligence Group, based in Bethesda, Md., monitors the Web site and translated the message.

“If al-Qaida carries out a big operation against American interests,” the message said, “this act will be support of McCain because it will push the Americans deliberately to vote for McCain so that he takes revenge for them against al-Qaida. Al-Qaida then will succeed in exhausting America till its last year in it.”

John has averaged voting with Bush about 90% of the time the last few years. Thus supporting a losing strategy against terrorism. So the endorsement makes sense even if grossly simplistic.