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Eliot

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  1. Eliot

    All In With Chris Hayes

    I was amused by Chris's astounded reaction to Mark Sanford's proposed "platform." All of Sanford's blathering about deficits, debt, and entitlement reform seems so 2012 in light of everything else that is happening in the country. Chris even tried to throw him a rope a few times, saying, "Really? THIS is what you're worried about right now?" but Sanford just refused to grab on.
  2. Eliot

    Small Talk: Cup O' Joe

    Nantucket update: No sign of Joe or Meeks and I went browsing in the local bookstore where there was absolutely no trace of the latest KYV opus. PS I kind of like frayed hems myself.
  3. Eliot

    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    And Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor! Remember when Mika went running with them?
  4. Eliot

    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    I was surprisingly moved today by Barnicle’s story about his brother’s cancer and how Joe Biden reached out to him.
  5. Eliot

    Small Talk: Cup O' Joe

    I'm going to Nantucket next week! Any messages for Joe and Mika if I happen to run into them? Should I ask Meeks for a signed copy of her book? Should I "go up to Joe in the street" and ask him what he thinks about world affairs? My brother in law saw them in town a couple of years ago and I was very mad that wasn't with him and didn't get the chance to ask them these important questions.
  6. Eliot

    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    It's sad, too, because I thought her actual statements on the show were smart and funny. She has a kind of sarcastic sense of humor that appeals to me and it came through on the show today.
  7. Eliot

    Small Talk: Cup O' Joe

    Oh, Kemper, I’m so sorry. I went through that last fall. I cried harder than I did when my mom died (and I loved my mom). It is just the worst.
  8. Don't forget "Little Lord" Luke Russert!
  9. YOU GUYS.... Joe is right now even as we speak getting reamed on Twitter by Soledad O'Brien and others who are calling him out for enabling Trump's rise in 2015-16. The chickens are returning to the roost. It's delightful.
  10. Eliot

    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    I agree, but I will say that Hallie Jackson annoyed me mightily with her reporting on this topic today. She was reporting on it like a breathless local-news weather girl, versus a serious examination of whether it's appropriate or cost effective. And, really, this idea she posited that we "don't do enough to honor the military" is just baffling to me. We honor the troops just fine; it's the veterans we fall short with. Susan DelPercio had it right. Spend the money on veterans services and give them the Fourth of July holiday off!
  11. Eliot

    Small Talk: Cup O' Joe

    I thought it was a bird at first. It still freaked me out. I ran screaming out of the house and stood in my porch shrieking (at 11 pm). My next door neighbor came rushing over to see what was going on and I was like, “A bird came down my chimney! A bird came down my chimney!” and she was all, “Oh, honey...I’m pretty sure that wasn’t a bird. And there are probably more.” yah, I didn’t sleep well that night.
  12. Eliot

    Small Talk: Cup O' Joe

    My employer only offers one plan. Not sure if that's the norm in the US or what.
  13. Eliot

    Small Talk: Cup O' Joe

    I've heard that about Medicaid. I have not heard that about Medicare, so that's new info to me. From what I can see, everyone I know who is on Medicare loves it. Healthcare pricing is screwed up in general. I think one of the things that throws healthcare out of whack and makes it less attractive to accept Medicare patients is the whole "negotiated rate" concept. Big insurers negotiate discounts with hospitals and medical practices and the practitioners then turn around and jack up rates for out-of-network services to make up for the discounts. There's no transparency so you can't even "shop" for services (as if you have that option when you're in a screaming ambulance on the way to the closest hospital) because you don't know the true cost.
  14. Eliot

    Small Talk: Cup O' Joe

    In the Episodes thread, Millennium said this: When you say you like having "choice," what do you mean by that? Do you mean you like being able to choose your doctors? Because it's my understanding that under all of the M4A proposals the whole concept of networks just goes away. One of the comments made on the show today was, "People don't like their insurance plans; they like their doctors," so I'm wondering if it's the same idea.
  15. Eliot

    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    Millennium, I have a question for you in Small Talk.
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