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.
We have serious problems with expertise in the elite circles of the contemporary intelligentsia. Its members’ utter and complete lack of both testosterone and common sense tends to preclude the possibility of the combination of mastery of any particular specialized topic with demonstrated skill in the manipulation of words and symbols being associated with sound judgement or manly behavior.
All thuggish leftists and collectivists, including many of those we have elected to represent us in Congress; as well as the Taliban and other Islamofascist movements, intuitively understand that by controlling the education of the young, they can have an endless supply of fodder for their revolutionary utopia.
Controlling health care, as was pointed out in the previous post, helps them control everyone's life in the present. But, when they completely control education, then the political left will control the future and will have achieved their final victory.
BTW, "Hasta la victoria siempre" was the signoff used by Ernesto "Ché" Guevara in the last letter he wrote to Fidel Castro.
Who likes being treated like an idiot? No one. And yet, the Left and Liberals in general, speak to the American people like they’re morons. The absolute worst is Al Gore. The most insulting thing is the guy ain’t that smart and he comes across as a doltish buffoon and still has the nerve to lecture stupid Americans. It’s annoying...
And so, rather than engage Sarah Palin on the merits, even the editors at the National Review get lost in what they consider hyperbole. Elites hate hyperbole (except when they’re employing it to chastise the masses into using fluorescent lighting). The form-police ignore the substance because the messenger doesn’t have an air of hauteur and the Ivy league parchment required to engage in the “conversation”.
Right now the entire Beltway—including the West Wing—seems obsessed with finding out what went wrong with the administration's sales pitch. No one appears to think the problem might be substance. Or that the vague answers and vitriolic rhetoric we get from Democrats such as Mr. Reid convey a sense that the plans they favor will not hold up under public scrutiny.
Today a new militia came to town in hundreds of thousands strong, a militia of men with heads standing tall. It was Wood Stock all over again without the music.
Reporter: Sir, may I ask you a question?
Patriot : Yes, ma'am, you surely may.
Reporter: What is your name, if you don't mind?
Patriot : T. Thrust Pudpuller, ma'am.
Reporter: I see..um.. Mr. Pudpuller, what is your beef today?
T. Thrust: We got a bone to pick with the government, ma'am.
Reporter: You are a polite group. I don't see any whack jobs in the crowd.
T. Thrust : Yes, ma'am. We want to change the pecker order in DC.
Reporter: Pecker order?
T. Thrust: "'Cuse me, ma'am. Change the pecking order. From the government back to the people.
Reporter: How do you intend to do that, Mr. Pudpuller?
T. Thrust: We each donating one 'o our balls.
Reporter: What? ...
T. Thrust: No one in our government has any balls, if you'll pardon me, ma'am. With our numbers and our bones of contention risin' high, we plan on puttin' the balls back.
Reporter: But.. but with your numbers, you'll have many balls left over.
T. Thrust: I know. We mean to make the female members of government have a taste 'o those balls. Susan Collins gits the first set.
One quibble though. Emmanuel may as a matter of fact still be considered to be practicing medicine. Professional practice acts often broadly define the practice of the profession to include things like teaching, research, administration, and public policy work. Generally, if you maintain licensure as a condition of your career/employment then you are a practicing member of the profession.
Better, because it is more to the point, to state that Dr. Emmanuel does not actually treat any people.