Update: Sen Carper confirms quid pro quo! Is Pharma the Chamberlain of the health care wars? YES!!!: Boehner to Big Pharma: Don’t be an appeaser….

Update: Courtesy of HA, Sen Carper CONFIRMS the quid pro quo deal b/w phaRma and TOTUS for the ad buy. He is actually whining about it, apparently not grasping the IMMORALITY snd perhaps ILLEGALITY of the deal. He is upset that Baucus isn’t sticking to the right $ figure! What a maroon!

Okay Seniors, it is up to you. TOTUS promised you could buy RXs from Canada and he sold you down the river for a 150m ad buy and buy in from phaRma for reforms.

CALL YOUR CRITTERS! JUST SAY NO TO THE QUID PRO QUO!

Right on John!

Politico:

In a scathing, borderline condescending, “dear colleague,” Boehner urged Tauzin to unwind PhRMA’s deal with President Barack Obama and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) to support health care legislation in exchange for profit protection under rules established in the controversial 2003 prescription-drug bill….

…Drugmakers agreed to find tens of billions in savings in order to trim the federal government’s prescription-drug tab under Medicare in exchange for other protections, like allowing the industry to preserve a lucrative rebate structure under Medicare Part D and the White House’s agreement to oppose any move to force the government import lower-priced drugs from Canada. The industry also committed to spend $150 million to advertise in support of health care reform – although it has not yet endorsed any of the four bills to pass out of committee.

Boehner’s letter, which is excerpted after the jump, speaks for itself. But the central thrust is that PhRMA cut a bad deal, in large part, because Democrats will eventually renege, Boehner argues. It reads like a jilted lover laughing at his ex-girlfriend after she gets dumped by the replacement boyfriend. Check it out.

These are EXCERPTS of the letter:

“Dear Billy,

“Appeasement rarely works as a conflict resolution strategy. This is as true in the arena of policymaking as it is in schoolyards across America. When a bully asks for your lunch money, you may have no choice but to fork it over. But cutting a deal with the bully is a different story, particularly if the “deal” means helping him steal others’ money as the price of protecting your own.

“The simple truth is, two wrongs don’t make a right. And the short-sighted health care deal PhRMA struck with the Obama Administration at your urging provides confirmation of this time-tested maxim on an epic and tragic scale.

“The “bully” in this case is Big Government. At your behest, PhRMA has chosen to accommodate a Washington takeover of health care at the expense of the American people in hopes of securing favorable treatment and future profits. It’s a short-sighted bargain that leaves your own customers and employees behind. And it now has all the markings of a deal gone sour.

(more…)

August 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Hair Bands, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics. 5 comments.

10/6: New KISS Album ‘Sonic Boom’ on sale at Walmart…

First new KISS album in 11 years to be released October 6th...

First new KISS album in 11 years to be released October 6th...

NYDN:

Wal-Mart is being embraced with a KISS. The veteran heavy metal group, KISS, is joining a growing list of classic acts putting out new music through the world’s largest retailer.

“Sonic Boom” is due to be released only at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club on Oct. 6. It will include a CD of the band’s first new music in 11 years, re-recorded versions of famous KISS hits and a live DVD….

Courtesy of yoshinatsu:

A preview clip of KISS’ new song “Modern Day Delilah”, from their upcoming album “Sonic Boom”!

August 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Entertainment, Glam Metal, graphic art, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Music, Popular Culture. 2 comments.

Twofer Tuesday: Night Ranger

June 23, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Glam Metal, Hair Bands, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Supernatural: At the Movies

By ash4897...

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June 10, 2009. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Glam Metal, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Horror, Music, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense, Uncategorized, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

True Blood ~ The Final Countdown

by CrimsonBouquet

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June 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Charlaine Harris, Entertainment, Fiction, Hair Bands, True Blood, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

Motley Crue on Bones Season Finale Tonight…

Don’t miss Motley Crue on the season finale of Bones, this Thursday, 8/7c, only on FOX!

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May 14, 2009. Tags: , . Glam Metal, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal. Comments off.

Tax Day Tea Party – Inviting all Headbangers…..

Freedom of Speech – Use It or Lose It…Tea Party HQ...

Not a prisoner I’m a free man
And my blood is my own now
Don’t care where the past was
I know where I’m going … out

I’m not a number I’m a free man
I’ll live my life how I want to
You’d better scratch me from your black book
Cos I’ll run rings round you

April 15, 2009. Tags: , , . Glam Metal, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Music, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Taxes, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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