Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Health Care Town Hall at AV?

With all this discussion on health care it is too bad we couldn't get our Congressman Jim Moran to come and talk to the residents of AV. I know that we sometimes have various speakers on enviro topics and lighting projects but perhaps we could expand into other national topics as well. I'm sure Rep. Moran would love to talk to 600 constituents...right? Maybe we could have an ad hoc committee that gets local speakers to come and do presentations on timely topics. Thoughts?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The usual 15 suspects would be the only ones to show up.

Anonymous said...

I think for a topic like that people would come.

Anonymous said...

For all you whiners about the AV website, I’m thinking the site is different now. Still needs some work, but moving along. Time go back to whining about the Crier.

I wonder what weather analogy will start out this issue. Dog days was used last month. Might I suggest a little rhyme from childhood. Will make things simple:

January, snowing;
February, rain.
March with winds a-blowing;
April, sun again.
May, world of flowers;
June with dancing leaves.
July, long lazy hours;
August, golden sheaves.
September, apples redden;
October, winter’s near.
November, skies all leaden;
December, Christmas cheer.

Anonymous said...

I suppose Rep. Moran would attend, but what about those among us who are Jewish? And that Silly-bus woman -- I wouldn't trust her to choose for me a quart of milk, nevermind a health plan.

On the other hand, maybe someone would say this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbfp9h2z1A0

Anonymous said...

What does health care have to do with the website or the crier? Bizarre.

Anonymous said...

OBAMACARE IS SOCIALISM plain and simple. The government has already spent TRILLIONS of dollars and is now trying to put millions of others out of work with a so-called "climate change" bill. We are losing our freedoms one piece of legislation at a time. Our healthcare system does need to be reformed but government controlled healthcare is not the answer. If you want rationed care or a system like they have in Canada or the UK then OBAMACARE is your bill. However, if you believe that your doctor should be determining what kind(s) of care you should recieve and when you should recieve it rather than a government bureaucrat than call Rep. Moran and tell him to oppose this dreadful bill.

Anonymous said...

Well said previous poster - well said.

Anonymous said...

Horrors! Re: "We are losing our freedoms one piece of legislation at a time." And to think I wasn't even aware of having lost some of my freedoms! Could you please tell me which ones I've lost, because I feel sort of...lost...without them?

Anonymous said...

Are you (above) suggesting that because you personally are unaware of something it must not exist? I suspect you're lost regardless.

Did Friedrich Hayek exist? Maybe the gals on "The View" will tell you.

Anonymous said...

Here's a pretty good article, and even the comments are informative:

http://townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2009/07/29/exploiting_public_ignorance?comments=true#comments

Anonymous said...

Obama wants to kill your grandma!

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqD-nMpsYAY

Anonymous said...

I think it’s a great idea to have Moran in AV. Have yall seen the revamped AV website? Looks tidy. I even got the Crier tweeted to my desktop today, WOW! #arlingtonvillage: August Crier is out: Download: http://bit.ly/xXwHU

Anonymous said...

Moran is a cheater and committed adultery (his wife was a wonderful lady) back in 1999.

I wouldn't invite him to watch my dog poop.

Katie said...

I don't like the idea of mixing neighbors and sensitive and controversial political issues. As evidenced here and on any other forum or comments section online, some people get very, er, excitable.

There are plenty of opportunities for town hall meetings elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Oy vey iz mir!

This, from the Sun Gazett:

U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-8th, will hold a town hall meeting on health-care reform on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Lakes High School in Reston.

Moran has invited Howard Dean - a physician, former governor of Vermont and former head of the Democratic National Committee- to join in discussing proposed changes to the nation’s health-care system.

Seating is limited, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 6 p.m.