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Monica Wehby, Asshole of the Day for September 19, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Someone over at Buzzfeed noticed that Dr. Monica Wehby’s campaign had plagiarized their health care plan from Crossroads USA.
Now the plagiarism itself is probably not a big deal. Ed Kilgore points out that Karl Rove isn’t going to sue her over it. But what is a big deal is that, when asked about it, the campaign says:

“The suggestion that a pediatric neurosurgeon needs to copy a health care plan from American Crossroads is absurd,” a Wehby campaign spokesman told BuzzFeed News. “Dr. Wehby is too busy performing brain surgery on sick children to respond, sorry.”

This response is great if you don’t think about it too much. She’s saying: Too busy saving children! Not like you petty, partisan hacks in the media.
Of course when you think about it for a minute, here’s where you end up:
Her campaign website, the one with the plagiarized health plan, also says this in her bio:

In 2011, Dr. Wehby was elected to the board of trustees at the American Medical Association on a platform of being a conservative change agent. Monica resigned from the board of the AMA to run for the United States Senate in 2013. She currently resides in Portland with her four teenage children.

So she quit her job at the AMA to run for Senate. She knew she’d be busy. But too busy to respond to this accusation.
And she wasn’t too busy to get endorsed by the NRA. But too busy to respond to you trolls in the media.
And not too busy to campaign. I mean look at all these photos of her out campaigning!

Nope. Not too busy to campaign. The only thing she’s too busy for, is commenting on accusations of plagiarism. That she just copied her whole healthcare plan from Karl Rove’s SuperPAC. But she has no time to talk about that because she’s too busy saving childrens’ lives!
We suspect that if the accusation weren’t true, somehow she’d find time to comment. Don’t you?
But, regardless, let’s put aside the question of whether she’s too busy to answer this accusation. Instead let’s ask
Will she be too busy to vote in the Senate?
Too busy to listen to her constituents?
Too busy to read the bills she votes on?
I mean, children won’t stop needing her services and be miraculously cured while she serves in the Senate. Because if she’s too busy to answer questions about her health plan, and whether she just copied it from Karl Rove, then she’s probably too busy to govern responsibly, right?
But that’s not how she sees it. And that’s why she is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Dr. Wehby’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Political Animal at Washington Monthly.

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Monica Wehby, Asshole of the Day for September 19, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Someone over at Buzzfeed noticed that Dr. Monica Wehby’s campaign had plagiarized their health care plan from Crossroads USA.

Now the plagiarism itself is probably not a big deal. Ed Kilgore points out that Karl Rove isn’t going to sue her over it. But what is a big deal is that, when asked about it, the campaign says:

“The suggestion that a pediatric neurosurgeon needs to copy a health care plan from American Crossroads is absurd,” a Wehby campaign spokesman told BuzzFeed News. “Dr. Wehby is too busy performing brain surgery on sick children to respond, sorry.”

This response is great if you don’t think about it too much. She’s saying: Too busy saving children! Not like you petty, partisan hacks in the media.

Of course when you think about it for a minute, here’s where you end up:

Her campaign website, the one with the plagiarized health plan, also says this in her bio:

In 2011, Dr. Wehby was elected to the board of trustees at the American Medical Association on a platform of being a conservative change agent. Monica resigned from the board of the AMA to run for the United States Senate in 2013. She currently resides in Portland with her four teenage children.

So she quit her job at the AMA to run for Senate. She knew she’d be busy. But too busy to respond to this accusation.

And she wasn’t too busy to get endorsed by the NRA. But too busy to respond to you trolls in the media.

And not too busy to campaign. I mean look at all these photos of her out campaigning!

Nope. Not too busy to campaign. The only thing she’s too busy for, is commenting on accusations of plagiarism. That she just copied her whole healthcare plan from Karl Rove’s SuperPAC. But she has no time to talk about that because she’s too busy saving childrens’ lives!

We suspect that if the accusation weren’t true, somehow she’d find time to comment. Don’t you?

But, regardless, let’s put aside the question of whether she’s too busy to answer this accusation. Instead let’s ask

  • Will she be too busy to vote in the Senate?
  • Too busy to listen to her constituents?
  • Too busy to read the bills she votes on?

I mean, children won’t stop needing her services and be miraculously cured while she serves in the Senate. Because if she’s too busy to answer questions about her health plan, and whether she just copied it from Karl Rove, then she’s probably too busy to govern responsibly, right?

But that’s not how she sees it. And that’s why she is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Dr. Wehby’s first time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: Political Animal at Washington Monthly.

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Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.
“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”
Click-through to their IndieGoGo campaign!via Indian Country Today Media Network

Give. It. To. Me. 

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Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.

“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”

Click-through to their IndieGoGo campaign!
via Indian Country Today Media Network

Give. It. To. Me. 

(via cognitivedissonance)

Source indiegogo.com

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