Open Letter to Harry Reid (Public Option)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Firedoglake has a section entitled “FDL Action” in which I found an easy way to send Senator Harry Reid a little bit of my mind on the health care debate & the matter of the need for a government-run public option intact:

I doubt this message will reach you Senator Reid but it is important to impress that I support reconciliation not as a matter of due course but as pertaining to the current circumstances. The Republican filibuster must not be allowed to further mire the process and they surely intend to continue to pander to anti-government fears using misinformation tactics.

Reconciliation is needed, we cannot proceed without a public option.

Join in the cause to fight for reconciliation!

Also please join with me & Public Option Please (POP) in getting out the word that we need comprehensive health care reform in the U.S.


reconciliation: a legislative process of the United States Senate intended to allow a contentious budget bill to be considered without being subject to filibuster.

filibuster: a form of obstruction in a legislature or other decision-making body whereby one attempts to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a proposal by extending a debate on that proposal.

All Hail the Corporate Empire


All hail the Corporate Empire.

Poison-pushers and war-mongers rejoice; your neckties have absolved your sins.

The rusted wheelchair left to rust by the riverside finds a new owner.

A lonely overpass serves its intended purpose: a home for American families.

A toxic watershed refreshes a dry throat.

Blessed are the war-makers; gifted are the clever thieves.

Someone, somewhere, made note of the misery and went wholly unnoticed.

Crying for the dream we all lost, she spoke of her true feelings.

Striving for the world we envision, he came to know his heart.

An exchange of blood for money; the transaction making us all a little bit evil.

A maniac takes his pound of flesh; just another day living under the Corporate Empire.


Inspired by “Praise to the Highways” by Roberto Bolaño appearing in the December 2009 issue of
Harper’s Magazine.