AN ADDENDUM TO THE FLUFFY WHITE DOG The post, Fluffy White Dog Sociology was and remains the most popular post in Mad Sociologist history. While I was writing that post, however, there was a second narrative playing in my mind. That narrative became this post. I'm not sure if John Wayne remains popular, or if... Continue Reading →
WHAT BERNIE SHOULD HAVE SAID So presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced his health care plan last week with significant response. Those like myself, who have been advocating for a single payer plan, rejoiced. We finally have an candidate who is speeking our language. More practical liberals, on the other hand, had characteristically well thought out... Continue Reading →
And start advocating for what we've wanted from the beginning—Single-Payer In 2009, I started a small group called Fight for Healthcare (now defunct). The purpose of this group was to advocate for what I and many others believed was candidate Obama's promise to enact a public health care option. As far as we were concerned,... Continue Reading →
Just Hit the Genetic Lottery!
And Soon the Conservative Propaganda Machine Will be Revealed for What it Is We just received our first Obamacare notices at the school where I teach. One memo informed me that current policies offered by my employer already meet and exceed the ACA requirements and the other filled me in on the health care Marketplace.... Continue Reading →
A Sigh of Relief is Appropriate, but a Victory Lap is Premature Figure 1: Click the Image to Watch the Video I will admit that I am breathing a sigh of relief that the Supreme Court upheld Affordable Care Act (ACA) as constitutional. Readers of this site know that I was not optimistic about... Continue Reading →
A couple of days ago, Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown had the audacity to use the "V" word during a debate on a topic involving uh "V's"! She wasn't being politically correct, she was being anatomically correct! As it stands, the vagina is the only human body part that so-called small government conservatives demand to regulate. In... Continue Reading →
Preparing for the Worst If I were President Obama, or the head his re-election campaign, I might, in a purely strategic and cynical way, hope that the Supreme Court does, indeed, strike down the Affordable Care Act.¹ I say this on the premise that an old adage is true, that people do not appreciate what... Continue Reading →