We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Team Obama was rushing to pass health care before the August recess out of fear that allowing members to go home for an extended spell before voting on the bill would give them an opportunity to hear from their constituents. They fear that the 300 protestors who showed up at a town hall meeting in Panama City, Fla. held June 30 by Democrat Rep. Allen Boyd shortly after he voted for the cap and trade energy tax) are only the start of a larger backlash.
That's why the debate about the uninsured is BS. Universal healthcare is intended to stop the spending - and that in turn will stop innovation and development. We will underproduce healthcare products and services, and while more people will have "coverage", they will queue for these underproduced services which in turn will also be denied far more regularly than is the case with insurance. Count on it. Americans don't go to the UK and Canada to get healthcare; it's the other way around. Now they may go to Canada to get certain products available in both places more cheaply. But I promise you that product is only available in the first place because it was developed here. The rate of healthcare innovation in the UK and Canada is dwarfed by that of the US. And furthermore, if the US market didn't exist, the rate of innovation around the world would collapse.
We have a great healthcare system. It works for most of our 300 million people, and works pretty well by any sensible historical measure. Yes, it's expensive. ..
At the core of the beating intellectual heart of the left-wing establishment where such things are studied with the detail of Talmudic scholars, the New Haven fire department is doing more than three times better on race than the very liberal elites who have set themselves up as its sniffy critics. Perhaps instead of seething about "Firefighters and Race" the Times would have been better served by pondering "Editorial Writers and Race." Or perhaps: "Too Black to Write; New York Times Column Writing and Race."
Hot dogs oppress animals? That's nuts. Around every grill in the country are a few dogs waiting for a hot dog to roll off. It's why dogs love summer and why we don't eat hot dogs with gravel on them. Dipshits.
Whatever happened to that clever essay that made the rounds several years back surmising what might occur should the gubmint ever get into the hat-making business? I searched high and low to no avail... would love to resurrect that.
"The White House today said that President Obama "regrets" the furor his remarks on the arrest of his friend Henry Louis Gates, Jr. have caused, as the the lawyer for the cop who arrested the black Harvard University professor said the officer may sue Gates for defamation.
"I think he would regret if he realized how much of a overall distraction and obsession it would be, " White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters." (AP) or (ABC)
Love those kinds of apologies-that-aren't. It's your fault you were offended. That jackass. You'd think he'd have been prepared for a question about Gates and would have known staying silent was the only way to win. He chose to offend everyone and now, through the garbled warbling of Gibbs, calls the result of what he said a distraction and an obsession. Our bad, I reckon.
How scary is it that a man this stupid is running our country?
Between sun activity and pacific oscillations our impact, if there actually even is any, is a mere rounding error of some number far to the right of the decimal.
The fact that an alarmingly many supposedly smart and educated people believe otherwise tells me they may either be educated beyond their intelligence or they're AGW cultists.
What bugs me most is AGW is now just a given, just because...there's not thought as to the reality of AGW and no thought, if AGW is real, what the cost/benefits are of simply dealing with the consequences of warming versus trying to stop or reverse warming and if that would even be possible assuming the earth was indeed warming. You can't even have that discussion with these sheeple.