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.
It is customary for politicians to describe an issue that is important to them as a problem. After all, problems require solutions, and solutions get them elected.
Rarely, if ever, will a politician describe a “condition” because conditions occur in the natural order and aren’t subject to positive intervention.
The Obama administration, however, has a new tactic, one that has raised the level of concern and the need for action. It describes every issue as a crisis. For example, we don’t have an unemployment problem, we have an unemployment crisis. We don’t have a healthcare problem — it has escalated to a crisis.
Moreover, if a problem is regarded as a crisis, the government must act immediately. No time to tarry.
Which is sort of a problem. Because I really can't see these idiots doing anything helpful. Quite the opposite. So I'd rather Obama stood firm and vetoed anything that didn't contain his "transformative" system-destruction provisions.
The Democrats seem to be watering this down enough that it might end up getting passed. In all likelihood it will still be all kinds of bad. Just not all kinds of bad enough to prevent passage.
You know how this works. Government intervenes, makes a mess of things, then tries to ride in as the ones who will fix it.
That California graphic, which shows that California has 12% of the US population, but 32% of its welfare recipients, is rather telling. It will not increase sympathy for California's financial problems, nor will the high salaries shown in the link do so either.
I think our shooter in the photo would be taken more seriously if she had buttoned up a bit. She would be just as strong and attractive if her cleavage were protected. I suspect she'd also tie her hair out of the way so she could sight properly.