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Not New Rules, But New Questions

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1. In Michael Moore's documentary, Sicko, he showed the story of an employee of the largest HMO in the country, Kaiser Permanente. Her name is Donnell Keys and she was fully insured by Kaiser. However, when her 18-month-old daughter drew a temperature of 104, and she took her to the hospital, she was somehow not allowed to be treated because she was told Kaiser would not cover the medicine needed. Her daughter later died after going into cardiac arrest. Now, how can Republicans see this story and feel proud of our health care system?

2. Democrats now control the House and the Senate, but for some reason it appears as though they are having great difficulty getting things done. Why is it that when the Republicans were in control, if they had an agenda they didn't seem to be running into the same difficulties that the Democrats are experiencing?

3. Bill Maher posed the question to his guest panel if they believed that Rush Limbaugh is a racist, and they all kind of danced around the question or gave very careful answers. Do people who are not racist constantly make racist statements?

4. Just to be clear, I am in no way shape or form criticizing the replacement referees. They were all put in a very tough position and I believe they are approaching the games with a tremendous amount of professionalism and enthusiasm. But, when are we getting the old referees back?

5. Alan Grayson from Florida said that the Republican health care plan is for sick people to die quickly and when asked to apologize he said, "yeah, I apologize to dead people... to all of the people who have died in this country because didn't have health care. Why can't more Democrats stand firm on what they believe in this way? Why does it appear as though far too many Democrats are so afraid to step on anyone's toes or ruffle anyone's feathers?

6. Why is it that America has the audacity , no matter if there is a Republican or a Democrat in office, to feel that we have the right to dictate who has a nuclear weapon and who doesn't?

7. Before President Obama's address to students last month, Jim Greer, the head of Florida's Republican party said on CNN, "In this day and age the president has enough to do focusing on the economy and finding jobs for Americans than writing lesson plans out of the oval office". Is education really not a priority at all for Republicans?

8. Do Republicans have respect for the position of President of the United States only if it's a Republican in office? Or is there some other trait that President Obama possesses that has drawn their disrespectful tendencies?

9. What happened with the whole controversy with Louisville head coach Rick Pitino? It sounded like a pretty intense story. Having sex with a woman in a public bathroom, paternity tests, death threats, extortion, etc. But somehow it just kind of magically all went away?

10. Commissioner Roger Goodell finally spoke out on Tuesday saying that Limbaugh's "divisive comments" had no place in the NFL. "I have said many times before, we're all held to a higher standard here," Goodell said to reporters. "I would not want to see those kinds of comments coming from people who are in a responsible position in the NFL. No. Absolutely not." My only question is what took him so long to say this?