Friday – 4/1/11 Reads

The Huffington Post: Scott: Governor Scott One Step Closer to Handing Medicaid Over to For-Profit HMOs

This is scary, we do not need for profit HMO’s handling Medicaid!

Simultaneously advancing in the legislature is a bill implementing statewide the for-profit Medicaid HMO experiment that has failed my constituents in Broward County.

ThinkProgress – Scott: Today, Rick Scott Will Lay Out Cuts For Developmentally Disabled And Then Attend A Special Olympics Photo-Op

Such compassionate conservatism!

Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) will announce deep cuts to programs that help the developmentally disabled in his state. Scott will invoke his “emergency powers” to impose a 15 percent cut to the rates charged by group home workers and case workers that help the 30,000 Floridians with cerebral palsy, autism, and Down Syndrome. Even more galling, today — the same day his cuts are announced — Scott is scheduled to appear at a Special Olympics Torch Run with his wife and other state officials.

The Huffington Post: Scott3 Floridians Are Maybe Starting To Understand Their Governor Is A Grifter

Ah, let’s hope people all over WAKE UP!

Warren Throckmorton: Throckmorton : Bryan Fischer doubles down on Christianity as a state religion

A very good piece about the First Amendment – two highlights that I think sum it all up!

Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom of 1786 II. Be it enacted by the General Assembly that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.

In Jefferson’s words, there was now “freedom for the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and infidel of every denomination.”

Talking Points Memo:  Messenger Probe :Mission To Mercury: Messenger Probe Makes First Ever Orbit

Some great new pictures!

Talking Points Memo: Gohmert: Libya Attacks Are False Flag For Obama To Call Up Private Army Created By Health Care Law: Gohmert

and finally, some craziness!!