obamacare rations

A friend told me that Mississippi Edition of Mississippi People’s Public Broadcasting has mentioned a woman named Meredith Stark as an Obamacare success story. Oddly, I could only find one print reference to her name in the new (though, later I found a transcript). Under the headline, “Mississippi Consumers Try And Try Again To Use …

social security

I don’t think a default is going to happen. But the fear-based propaganda is still educational—especially when, even though the propagandists are trying to induce fear, they are unwilling to face up to how dire our situation really is. Planet Money ran a story yesterday about what would happen if there was a default on …

mask on first

I have recently joined the ranks of smartphone owners. I like it. But after reading about the recent San Francisco shooter, I have resolved to be careful about when I use it, especially in public places. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: “A man standing on a crowded Muni train pulls out a .45-caliber pistol. He …

always stupid

I share the amazement that Boehner and other GOP “moderates” are going along with the shutdown. While I have no clue about what is a wise strategy in such matters, it seems that they have realized that there is a sizeable portion in the country that wants Obamacare stopped, and that, as more people suffer …

Peter King

I don’t need to tell conservatives that Peter King is poison. But the recent story in Politico.com gives us a pretty clear picture about what is wrong with him. It also might provide us with a window into Obama’s recent temper tantrum in using government money to shut down national parks as part of the …

obama warren

Once again we hear about these “anarchists” who have allegedly infiltrated Congress. Against them, Senator Elizabeth Warren sings the praises of “government.” I’ve already pointed out that this “anarchism” is a false charge driven by a need to have an enemy to unite against. Harry Reid was singing from the same sheet music. If possible, …

bernie madoff

All this screaming about an economic collapse or “bringing back the recession” (when we all know it is still there under a couple of camouflage bubbles that will soon bust) is probably overblown in the short term. But since Liberals are freaking out about how the Republicans are allegedly threatening the entire economy, and are …

ows tea party

A couple of years ago the media tried to puff up a bunch of useless protests, mostly by students and a few Leftist activists, called Occupy Wall Street. The reason OWS had any play at all was because in 2008 it was pushed into the face of all Americans that our government is mostly owned …

misogyny

The Telegraph reports, “Belgian killed by euthanasia after a botched sex change operation.” “Nathan, born Nancy, Verhelst, 44, was given legal euthanasia, most likely by lethal injection, on the grounds of “unbearable psychological suffering” on Monday afternoon.” The “psychological suffering” was the result of an allegedly “botched” so-called “sex-change” operation. As one Lesbian activist has …

not yet begun fight

People commonly think we can predict the future on the basis of the past. If this is true, then it is easy to see that the United States, since at least the late 1800s, has been subjected to an ever expanding government and an increasing number of government programs and “benefits.” These, once enacted, we …

saudi woman driving

Cue the laugh track: “A leading Saudi cleric warned women who drive cars could cause damage to their ovaries and pelvises and that they are at risk of having children born with ‘clinical problems.’ Sheikh Saleh Al-Loheidan’s widely derided remarks have gone viral as activists claim a website urging women to defy their country’s driving …

obamacare-no

Don’t misunderstand my question. I detest and denounce Obamacare and all its works. I hate Obamacare—or, more accurately, Pelosicare. By whatever name you call it, the [Un]Affordable Care Act is poison. It is obviously going to jack up prices and give less “care” to everyone. So from the standpoint of immediate human relief, the Republicans …