Sunday, August 17, 2014
It is however, gasp, making me a bit more understanding of Liberal policies, he offers such non confrontational presentations of "progressive" viewpoints that they are almost palatable.
It also seems to describe a very smart Obama.
He describes the whole of the Bush presidency as a reflection of the last months, which by any objective measure not a proper description. The financial crisis, actually it was much more complex that just a financial crisis, was a long time in coming with many parties at fault, mostly people who started buying homes they could not afford and financial institutions investing in products they did not understand. Much of the Bush presidency was prosperous.
Obama's signature legislation, Obamacare, is intended to make an inefficient system....better. The point made in the book was that there was no correlation between level of care and outcomes, something now which must be addressed day after day in my profession (not delivering care, just documenting care). The lack of logic and analysis is....not smart. It is going to make things worse. The most efficient system is for the consumer to pay for what they receive. Obamacare is the opposite.
The cure they chose to apply? Transferring responsibility for care to yet another entity (Accountable Care Organizations) further removes the receiver of heath care from the payer of health care.
Also, if outcomes (money spent for benefit), is going to be applied to Medicine, should it not be applied to other concerns, specifically Poverty?
While I admire his change of heart regarding Gay and Lesbian issues, his missed opportunity to heal race and have us move beyond (which ultimately is going to require black people to say, apology accepted, lets move on) is really, really regretful. He could have changed the conversation to, "we are all in this together", yet chose feed the fire of oppression and entitlement.
For me his lasting legacy will be the enlargement of the entitlement state.
On another note, the inconvenient truth about An Inconvenient Truth, is the graph that Gore showed with the hockey stick (and the models projected to show a flooded earth) has not happened and should have by now. After 6 years of unfettered Liberal Green, is the problem better? Crisis averted? Did the miniscule number of electric cars stop the tide and prevent disaster or did it just not happen. Climate change is mostly a poorly studied and politically biased theory. As in all things, the economic and personal desires of a free people is the best way to cure such ills (Tesla).
The belief that a controlling entity can manage complex problems, poverty, race, percentage of rich/poor, environment, never ceases to amaze in its immaturity.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
When does game end? Kind of...sorta...ends. Well we keep track, and we add stuff on at the end and...
There are no commercial breaks! Sell something already.
So America...team USA!, gets a tied in the last (sort of) 7 seconds to....Tie! And they advance?
What a bunch of BS! We Conservatives need rules, and end of game time management and...your out if lose
Its freaking boring!
Monday, November 11, 2013
Feeble minds our Liberals are, they will never understand how a free people, making their own choice will always arrive at the best economic decision.
Obamacare is....we will establish exchanges which work better than the free economy in allocating health care. Ignoring the pertinent point...the distortion is caused by government...but anyway...
In no other endeavor is there the rational thought that removing the customer from financial decisions results in better financial decisions.
So the web site does not work, a portion of the population is having their insurance cancelled due to the increased requirements of offering individual insurance. Temporary! they say... one might assume they will work the issues out (stupid that they think they can't solve this but can manage the whole)...but even giving their doubtful short term success...a long term solution...no!
They, our formerly (for me) beloved government, cannot manage a business...they will FIU.
The Liberals should have taken the Reps offer.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Yes isn't a good thing Syria finally admitted they had chemical weapons and isn't it a good thing he is going to destroy them, who cares who gets credit? Some great business books say don';t worry about who gets credit just get it done
. We are still destroying our chemical weapons ( yes we have them too) and I just read this was decided during the Nixon years.
So it will take a lot of time, let's see Nixon was when? Anyway it is really simple math again 6,000 dead Americans and 150,000 dead Iraq's under an invasion plan, and this plan has ZERO deaths. I say give Putin credit who cares, I know there is some mothers and fathers that will still have their children to hug and kiss goodnight.
These war mongers like McCain, Cheney, and Rumsfield, are all too anxious to send our children to fight for their glory. Bush and Cheney and Shock and Awe, have taught us a lesson Senior Bush new a long time ago.
Don't stick your hand in a hornet's nest.
If the link does not work, it is Putin's op-ed in the NYT
Actually some of what he says is true, but more true is he is calling out America...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Now...granted tough situation. But as Hags noted, he drew the RED LINE, no one else.
So American policy is no use of chemical weapons...OK...good idea...so if you use them let's make you pay...great...let's go!...but wait! NO!...no...let's go with just a limited strike...huh? Either we go to war or we don't, we don't do "limited" to satisfy the liberal base which will never agree to anything "war". So we are going to do what Baxter and Crazy Rich? We are going to send a few bombs, mess up some stuff...probably kill some civilians...and then what?
Now the really incoherent part of our Presidents speech tonight...
LET THE RUSSIANS HANDLE IT!
So, let me see if I understand our Presidents reasoning...don't use chemical weapons dammit...look I drew a RED LINE!...cuz if you do we are going to bomb...something to be determined...not you...just something... but look if you do use chemical weapons and then we find out...we are going to be really mad...I mean it, really we are...but here is the real deal...
If you use the Chemical stuff...just once...after I drew the RED LINE!...OK, not great but...just call the Russians and offer to turn everything over and....then...OK...promise not any more...just that one time...really I mean it. Don't do it again, I will be really mad.
And besides....IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
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I start with the definition so I don't have to hear any BS about racism.
We and our allies about about to pay the price for having an inexperienced yet egotistical amateur at the head of our government. His casual remarks at a press conference a year ago are coming back to haunt us all.
Assad should be deposed. He is evil. But Syria is complex and the stakes are high. Read "Obama's Bread and Circuses" by Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post in Real Clear Politics. It is incisive and somber. This link may work:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/09/01/obamas_bread_and_circuses_119793.htmlObama has done real harm to us and our allies. Now that evil people recognize him for the buffoon he is, real trouble will follow.
If you need more convincing, read "A Case Study in How Not to Conduct Foreign Policy" by Fareed Zakaria of CNN. Neither Mr. Zakaria nor CNN is know for leaning to the right. The article is also available at Real Clear Politics. Try this link:
The article is also available on CNN, which may be more comfortable for those with a leftward tilt.
Buckle your chin straps. Things are going to get worse.
All the best,
And that's awesome, because it technically is their effing job to decide that stuff, a practice we've gotten away from, and which has greatly benefitted Congress, who rarely have to nut up and do anything anymore.
But since society frowns on us just dropping the big one on Syria, they get to take a vote on it.
Especially all those BIG TALKERS who claimed to want to take a vote, most of whom were lying when they said this. Now " can't wait to start a war " MaCain might vote no. What else from the man who chose Palin to be a heart beat away from the Presidency. Of course now they will criticize him for not being a leader.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
First government aids an industry (Retirement, health care, education, energy) then it is over subsidized then it fails and must be rescued by those who messed it up.
Time and time again.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
How many of these folks will send an apology to our president? Will Donald Trump make a definitive statement or continue to dodge the question? This isn't a minor matter. The fact that some Americans wanted to President Obama out of office on this basis yet support Senator Cruz shows just how the Nazis were able to take power in Germany. Otherwise ordinary people were choosing a fascist path at the expense of democracy and why?
Conservative David Horowitz put it best in December of 2008, "It is sore loserism and quite radical in its intent. Respect for election results is one of the most durable bulwarks of our unity as a nation. Conservatives need to accept the fact that we lost the election, and get over it; and get on with the important business of reviving our country’s economy and defending its citizens, and — by the way — its Constitution."
By the way, it is rather clear to me that Ted Cruz is a natural born American who is eligible to hold the presidency, just as the American born Obama is, even if he had been born in Kenya.