Thursday, July 23, 2009

health care, patricians vs plebians

We are going to be subjected to some kind of monstrosity of legislation on health care. The only way Reid and Pelosi can put a bill together is by promising recalcitrant democrats all kinds of prerogatives if they will vote for the bill. That will result in a tangled mass of legislation that will accomplish little and diminish the medical care of the 80% of the population which declared it was happy with its healthcare. We will all end up under a centralized government system except of course for the privileged aristocrats that write the law. They have insulated themselves, and are exempt fom the effects of the bill. the consequence is that there will be one level of health care for us, the taxpayers, and another level for our paid employees the congress. It is quite similar to the arrangement between the patricians and plebians in Rome, the aristocrats and the commoners in medieval Europe, and the commissars and the people in Stalins Russia. If the health care bill they foist on us is so great then they should forego their status as our masters and embrace the opportunity to share the same trearment. Ironically under the system its greatest proponent Ted Kennedy would probably not be receiving the treatment he presently enjoys and he and Senator Byrd would be in hospice care.

Monday, July 20, 2009

crises to the left of me

Crises to the right of me. Adult obesity , youth obesity, pregnant mommas obesity, all are crises. Health care is a crisis, global warming is a crisis, oil prices a crisis. Diabetes is a crisis and of course education is a crisis as are air pollution, water pollution, and any number of threatend or endangered species. Lest we forget,silting of dams is a crisis, decaying bridges , pot-holed roadways, archeological sites, are all in crisis mode as are the states of California and Michigan, and the banking system .There is no crisis in the awarding of contracts in exchange for campaign contributions or jobs for family memmbers. There is no crisis in or shortage of the pettifogging and chicanery emanating from the arena of arrogant hypocrites in Wahington D.C.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

oil for the lamps of china

While the infirm of purpose congress of the United States blithers its way into destruction of the economy by chasing the chimera of energy salvation through wind and sun; China continues its efforts to secure an ever greater supply of oil. Incredibly, after all our efforts in Iraq, guess which country has made the best deal for Iraq's oil? What country has Iran's oil future in tow ? It is the same one that controls the oil in Darfur, Indonesia, and is working with Cuba, Venezuela and other oil producing states to share their production. While we genuflect to the quasi-religous global warming crowd, the worlds largest atmospheric polluter continues to increase its control over the fuel of modern industry. Our peerless leaders may still believe that our economy is the strongest in the world but eventually they will face the reality that occurs to all panglossian spendthrifts.