Why do good Americans keep getting slammed with surprise medical bills, although preventing them is apparently a bipartisan wish? According to this New York Times account of a woman billed over $50,000 to get airlifted to a hospital that could properly treat her life-threatening COVID-19, the answer is banksters had a tantrum over being told to stop screwing people over. Anyway, read the whole story, even though it'll piss you off, because the details are important -- big corporations know where all the loopholes in the law are, and how can we close them if we don't know where they are?
Joshua Cho at FAIR finds that our "liberal" media "Worr(y) About a Fracking Ban's 'Risk' to Democrats -- Not Fracking's Threat to Planet." Just what you need from our "liberal" media: more horserace coverage, and stupid horserace coverage at that -- polling tells us that regular Americans simply wouldn't run through a wall to keep hydrofracturing. If they were, Heidi Heidtkamp would still be the junior Senator from North Dakota, and John Hickenlooper would be having a lot less trouble burying Cory Gardner in Colorado's Senate race this year.
Tina Nguyen at Politico warns us that some Republicans are starting to court QAnon conspiracy nuts. This may be our next Tea Party, folks -- and if Democrats get all the power back and spend two years pretending their hands are tied as they have a habit of doing, then we'll see a crap-ton of QAnon Reps take back the House for Republicans in 2022. The good news? All Democrats need do to stop this unconscionable stupidity is do the job the people elect them to do. If it seems like they're not taking that advice, I'll be happy to repeat it until they do.
Folks who think Hunter Biden's alleged corruption should kill Joe Biden's Presidential campaign really should get a load of the checkered career of Eric Branstad, son of six-term (!) Iowa Governor and until lately Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, because his story also has nepotism, substance abuse, and making a crap-ton of money under suspicious circumstances. And to those who'd say that's not a good analogy because Eric Branstad isn't the son of our President, I would first direct them to better contemplate the palpable corruption of our President's daughter and son-in-law, and second direct them to stop being pedants.
Ho hum, our President asserts that Joe Biden must be "corrupt as hell" to "live() in these beautiful houses all over the place" on a politician's salary. Set aside that two houses ain't exactly "houses all over the place" -- again, our President is like a man covered in shit complaining about everyone else's body odor. Also, too, the they-didn't-send-their-best-wishes-when-I-got-sick complaint had sure better sound like whining to everyone with listening skills by now.
Finally, numerous analysts have, in recent days, cast reasonable doubt on the New York Post's "smoking gun" story alleging Hunter Biden's corruption. It sure doesn't help that the Delaware computer repair-store owner can't get his damn story straight. And in the words of one former U.S. Attorney, "(w)hat are the chances that an anonymous person abandons a laptop that contains evidence about the very same conspiracy theory" our President's cronies have been flogging all this time? Call it drama, call it junk news, just don't call it a reason to re-elect our President.