Grayson Outshines President Bush In LA Debate

By: Monday April 26, 2010 7:01 am

At a Hollywood bar last night, Rep. Alan Grayson and President George W. Bush* squared off in an entertaining and sometimes exhausting debate about the economy, war and the state of the nation. I moderated the debate, as you can see in the slightly fuzzy photo to the right. President Bush took to the stage [...]

Alan Grayson To Debate George W. Bush This Sunday

By: Tuesday April 20, 2010 5:45 am

The above headline is 80% true. Alan Grayson, the brash, populist first-term Congressman who has captured the hearts of progressives with his fearless broadsides at Republicans and the banking lobby, really will debate George W. Bush this Sunday in Los Angeles. I should know – I’m emceeing the event. There’s one small catch – James [...]

SNL’s Ex-Presidents Produce Video For Financial Reform And CFPA

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 8:02 am

Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion from Will Ferrell Every living cast member of Saturday Night Live who played one of the US Presidents appeared in a video directed by Ron Howard, urging President Obama (in this case Fred Armisen) to push for a standalone Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Howard replaced the late Phil Hartman, who [...]

Former Blue Cross Commercial Actor Denounces Insurance Industry

By: Friday November 6, 2009 9:14 am

You may know Andy Cobb from the series of humorous video sketches he’s done about Republicans, the media, and assorted inanities. But he works by day as an actor. And a few years ago, he was a commercial spokesman for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. Now, he’s speaking out about the insurance industry in [...]

Fun With Flash Games: Website Asks You To “Strip Joe”

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 2:13 pm

Here’s a fun little Web diversion from CREDO Mobile about America’s favorite politician, Joe Lieberman. CREDO wants there to be consequences if Lieberman joins a Republican-led filibuster to block a final vote on health care reform. Specifically, they want him to be stripped of his chairmanship on the Senate Homeland Security Committee. So they’ve created [...]

Today In Anti-Insurance Industry Musical Parodies And Talking Babies

By: Friday October 23, 2009 12:35 pm

Here’s some amusing video from the group “Billionaires for Wealthcare” as they crashed the AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans) conference today. Pollster Bill McInturf initially took their mocking “thank you for all the good work you do” as a compliment, and then the group broke into song, a parody of “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie, [...]

Chamber Of Commerce Hoax Looks Like The Work Of The Yes Men UPDATE: Confirmed w/VIDEO

By: Monday October 19, 2009 10:11 am

This morning, the Chamber of Commerce made an announcement of support for climate change legislation, an extreme shift from their prior stance of opposition. In fact, in prepared remarks, a spokesman for Chamber President Tom Donohue went further than the current Congressional bills, calling for a stiff carbon tax and major investments in alternative energy [...]

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