Sunday 16 August 2009

Burger Watch

MICHELLE Obama, like her husband, enjoys a good burger, but not as well done.

The first lady brought daughters Malia and Sasha to former "Top Chef" contestant Spike Mendelsohn'sGood Stuff Eatery in DC for cheeseburgers, onion rings, fries, and milkshakes. "They got the burgers medium," says a spy. (President Obama was mildly ridiculed after ordering a burger medium-well in January.) "Three starving Secret Service guys were literally standing over the grill as Spike made the burgers, but didn't eat," our source adds.

Fellow patrons had their cellphones temporarily confiscated to prevent pictures from being taken.
Source: New York Post, via JuliaM.

Obama's stepmother praises NHS care

US President Barack Obama's stepmother said that she owed her life to the NHS.

British doctors and nurses saved Kezia Obama when she suffered chronic kidney failure seven years ago.

But the 66-year-old, who lives in Bracknell, Berkshire, insisted she would never have been able to afford healthcare if she had been in America at the time.

Ms Obama told the News of the World: "It's very simple: I owe my life to the NHS"
Source: The Metro.

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Barack Obama Was For Single Payer Health Care Before He Was Against It

From today’s health care town hall in New Hampshire, here’s President Obama:

‘I Have Not Said That I Was a Single-Payer Supporter’……`I believe it would be too disruptive’

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”