Marley & Mike

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who has so far been pretty impressive in his support for health insurance reform, will be addressing that very subject during a noon “meet and greet” Friday, January 8, at Tejon Street’s Rasta Pasta (insert your own medical marijuana joke here).

The Bob Marley-revering eatery is, of course, mere inches away from Bennet’s downtown headquarters, and the appearance is slated to last an hour.

Sadly, that won’t leave a whole lot of time for chanting “Tell the truth,” “Read page 417,” “Stop euthanizing grandma” and “The tree of liberty must, from time to time, be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

But there should still be enough time to ask questions about what seems to be a severely compromised Senate bill. (My particular concern, since you asked, is that the introduction of a personal mandate — combined with the lack of a public option — will only serve to further enrich private insurance racketeers.)

Rasta Pasta is located at 405 N. Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. The event is free and open to the public.

We should note that Bennet’s appearance last year at the downtown Penrose Library was packed, so the extremely cautious have the option of making advance reservations online. You can sign up at Organizing for America, which will also entitle you to decades worth of email solicitations from the Democratic National Committee.

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