While I love Kelly Link (and I do, I do) I think that you're better off reading her creepy to the point of sleeplessness "The Specialist's Hat" as it is one of her best stories every. And creepy as all get out. Here's a link: http://www.kellylink.net/fiction/link-specialist.htm
@kate.m The logic of the opposition is that the government should not be able to force people to purchase a service they feel that they don't need. It's an individual's right to be able to save money by not having health insurance and relying upon not getting sick or injured. Other forms of insurance are entirely voluntary, for instance while everyone who owns a car needs to have car insurance, not everyone wants to own a car or drive. Car insurance can be avoided. The individual mandate however, cannot (unless you fall into a high number of exceptions!), and thus the tea party GOP sees it as infringing upon their rights.
@nina! I wonder how they are defining "first two hours" because I had checked at 12:20 last night and the exchange wasn't up yet.
@nina! I was having trouble with the NY State site, but I am taking it as a good sign.
@Blushingflwr Oh, right, 27th Amendment.
@bowtiesarecool I'll have to be nice when calling my congressman about this.
It really makes me miffed that the Tea Party representatives want to strip staffers of their health care.
@stuffisthings Ooooh, I have questions for you, stuffisthings, about your job.
@squishycat It's interesting that the father's a merchant in the literary versions, because that makes her middle class... do you know off the top of your head whether or not the French had the same aversion to being in trade as the English?
Most of her statements don't seem that obnoxious to me. The quotes about her life seem pretty balanced or typical vegan and the ones from her cookbook sound like any other quote in Bon Appetit, Savour, the Food Network.
@Rookie (not the magazine) I didn't think that was strange either.