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.
That Olympic village is going to need to be an armed camp. The big question is whether those Olympic-themed thongs were occupied or not. You’d think the Windy City’s pluggers would have had the good sense to put something traditional in their gift bags that really says “Chicago.” Like cash. And pork. Maybe a nightstick and some brass knuckles just to remind the IOC members to seriously consider their interests. But if they had, they might have won.
Few presidents have suffered this much loss of support in so short a period of time — and things will probably get worse before they get better. Friday didn’t help. Mr. Obama has sustained a political wound at a vulnerable moment for him.
What Obama doesn't want to accept is that the Democrats' scheme for government takeover of health care is deeply controversial. In fact, most Americans oppose it, many bitterly--as, in my view, they should.
Obama also doesn't seem to understand that he is a not-very-popular President with a poor track record of accomplishment who is not in a position to demand anything from Congress. At the end of the day, the Democrats may or may not have the votes to pass a radical "reform" bill. But whether they do or do not have the votes will not be determined by empty threats from President Obama.
My son-in-law has cancer and is being treated, quite successfully so far, at a major teaching hospital in Chicago by a team of very skilled physicians. After a routine procedure a few days ago, he began running a fever of 101.4, so my daughter called his oncologist who said he should immediately check into the hospital for a CT scan and, probably, IV antibiotics. She called the radiologist to schedule the scan and make arrangements for entering the hospital, but was told, "Sorry, we don't have any beds."
So, for the next few hours she called around until she found a small, suburban hospital with a CT scanner and radiologist on call AND a room. It seems that many, many hospitals have closed due to miserly Medicare/Medicaid payments. We are now suffering from a bed shortage -- NOT related to N1H1...yet.
Now my son-in-law is self-employed and carries the Cadillac of insurance policies. This is not about iinsurance. This is about the government squeezing the life out of our healthcare industry. No amount of money could have bought him a room at the hospital where his team of docs was successfully managing his care. Is any body listening????? All the skilled physicians, all the pharma, all the advanced medical devices, etc. are useless if we don't have the bricks-and-mortar to service patients.
Maggie's Farm,that is one sick looking watermelon.I give you 1 week to correct this,or,I will turn you into the Whitehouse truth brigade,the Naacp and all concerned citizens of the world.I thank you for your photoshop correction you will surely make to avoid jail time for your CEO.Thanks,Gezzerman,,,
Didn't see Polanski in the incest link, which appears to be tongue-in-cheek. Did you mean "Phillips"? Still, wonder what would "California Dreaming" sound like when played on a banjo...
Also, in the "if i had told you" dept...She may have missed one (only scanned it, got the general idea). Yesterday the mortgage statement had an "offer" to get a load of up to 125% of my home's value due to the efforts of "the Obama administration". Genius.
Re: USAF Pilots who can't fly: They are not pilots, they are Operators. If the Air Force lets these guys be called Pilots they will be looked upon as empty flight suits...Better spare them the abuse. Sitting in a cushy chair a million miles from the action and sipping coffee while you move electrons across space is not what pilots are made of...You haven't really got the idea until you crawl out a cockpit soaked in sweat with your knees knocking...
Now the United States relinquishes control of the Internet. What's next? Earlier in the week we co-sponsored and the U. N. Human Rights Council approved the resolution against "hate speech." Our President tours the world apologizing for anything the United States has done or will ever do that runs contrary to some of the most diabolical regimes that have ever existed on the face of the earth. Stooges at the FCC work to bring about "localism" for talk radio under the supervision of the remnants of ACORN. Speak now or...
Kinda reminds me of the Carter years when we "gave" the Panama canal away. Doesn't China run it now? Good stuff, our Presidents don't mind giving away what Americans paid for with dollars, blood, sweat and tears.
I see by right-clicking on your church photo that it is the First Congo Church of Lyme, CT. But I did a doubletake, because it's an identical twin of the First Congo Church in Williamstown, MA, where I went to college long ago. See, e.g.,