What Twitter Has to Say About Health Care Reform
Whatever you think of the bill itself, last night's passage of health care reform is a major achievement for the Democrats. Both Republican and Democratic Congresses have tried to reform the health care system and failed. The new bill will have an immediate impact on the lives of millions of Americans, and will frame the political debate between the two parties not just in the fall, but for years to come. I'll talk more about what the passage of the bill means in future posts. But as usual some of the best—or at least the crassest and most amusing—commentary comes from the smart-asses on Twitter. Here's some of what the commentwitteriat had to say, put together with help of the always entertaining favstar.fm.
@WadetoBlack: Flipping back and forth between the Life documentary and CSPAN tonight makes me think at this hour, the debate needs more Komodo dragons.
@pourmecoffee: End Times. 2:00 p.m.—Boehner set to get his last tanning session as a free man.
@tj: Here's a list of all of the Republicans arguing against government-run health care who have opted-out of government-run health care:
@atrios: Pretty sure boner pills included in HCR. Not sure why repubs so upset.
@spinchange: Very crafty of them not to have the mandate & public exchanges kick in until 2014, AFTER the world ends in 2012. Well played, Democrats.
@pourmecoffee: Sarah Palin updating her Facebook status to "Tyrannized."
@lhnatko: The healthcare bill has already improved the lives of Americans: it's knocked Justin Bieber off of the "Trending Topics" list.
@pourmecoffee: GOP to hold their breath until #hcr is repealed, and they [stomping upstairs] hate you, hate you, hate you!
@mayjah: Yay! The healthcare reform bill passed! Waitress, a round of celebratory abortions for all my friends!
@BrilliantOrange: Who wants to help me drag a Republican to his healthcare barcode tattoo appointment?
@jimray: You have to admit, healthcare reform sure beats the most lasting domestic reform of the last guy: warrantless wiretaps.
@CcSteff: What you're feeling, Republicans, is the ghost of Ted Kennedy's nuts on your chin.
@Ali_Davis: I think we know who has the biggest gavel in this room.
@abba_ks: That "hopey-changey thing" *is* working fine, thank you.
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A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
Even when they suffer costs in doing so.
- It's commonly thought that the suppression of female sexuality is perpetuated by either men or women.
- In a new study, researchers used economics games to observe how both genders treat sexually-available women.
- The results suggests that both sexes punish female promiscuity, though for different reasons and different levels of intensity.
Thinking your life is worthwhile is correlated with a variety of positive outcomes.
- A new study finds that adults who feel their lives are meaningful have better health and life outcomes.
- Adults who felt their lives were worthwhile tended to be more social and had healthier habits.
- The findings could be used to help improve the health of older adults.
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