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Friday, October 9, 2009

Tort Reform Could Save $54 Billion Dollars


This from Reuters:

Limiting medical malpractice lawsuits could save the U.S. government $54 billion over a decade, congressional budget analysts said on Friday in a report that could boost a Republican push to include lawsuit reform in President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.

Still, I wouldn’t hold my breath.  Democrats have flat out admitted they’re too afraid of trial lawyers to include tort reform in any bill.

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No Flu Shots For Me, Thanks


Let me just say that I’m not totally anti-vaccine.  However, I do think that we may be going a little overboard with it.  It is now mandatory that my kids get the chicken pox vaccine!  I don’t think they should be vaccinated against something that they can recover from easily and that makes their immune systems stronger.

As for the H1N1 vaccine, no way.  No way am I going to get vaccinated with something that was rushed through testing that quickly. 

Confirmed: Nobel Peace Prize Absolutely Meaningless


Unbelievable.  Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize.

I woke up to this:

Rather than recognizing concrete achievement, the 2009 prize appeared intended to support initiatives that have yet to bear fruit: reducing the world stock of nuclear arms, easing American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthening the U.S. role in combating climate change.

Luckily I hadn’t eaten breakfast yet. 

The committee chairman said after awarding the 2002 prize to former Democratic President Jimmy Carter, for his mediation in international conflicts, that it should be seen as a "kick in the leg" to the Bush administration's hard line in the buildup to the Iraq war.

I’m pretty sure Bush didn’t give a crap about winning the Nobel Peace Price, he seemed a little more interested in preventing Iraq from obtaining nuclear weapons and kicking the crap out of terrorists.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Obama Propaganda Machine Now in Full Gear


Evidently Obama is not content with having CNN “fact checking” SNL skits for him and having schoolchildren on to literally sing his praises, or the hour long infomercials on ABC. Obama has now decided to declare war against even those rare stories critical of him that manage to make into the mainstream media. 

This is from Time:

…a new White House strategy has emerged: rather than just giving reporters ammunition to "fact-check" Obama's many critics, the White House decided it would become a player, issuing biting attacks on those pundits, politicians and outlets that make what the White House believes to be misleading or simply false claims…

This is just more evidence of the gigantic Obama ego.  He takes everything personally.  I think this might backfire on him, though.

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Better Late Than Never


Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder were in Chicago on Wednesday to discuss the issue with local officials, students and victims' families.

Gee, maybe he should have done something like this when he was the head of the Chicago school system and 34 students were being killed in one year.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009



What other reason would cause Obama to appoint a man in charge of a school system that had 34 of its students murdered in one year to be in charge of the school systems of the entire country?

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Drill Here, Drill Now


It’s an old topic, I know.  It doesn’t seem so urgent now that gas prices aren’t quite so high, but with recent talk of a plot to replace the dollar in oil transactions, this article in CNN Money says it should be.

Honestly, I’ve never understood the argument against drilling in ANWR and other protected places.  Let’s say we eventually run out of oil. Do these environmentalists think they are going to be able to stop the public clamoring for oil from ravaging these places to get every last drop as quickly as possible? 

Why not do it now while the need is not quite so urgent and the people worried about the effect it may have on the environment can have some say in the way it’s done. 

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Supreme Court to Hear Cross Case


A lawsuit filed by the ACLU wants to remove a cross in California which has been on federal lands for 75 years because the National Park Service recently refused to erect a Buddhist symbol. 

Surprisingly, the Obama administration defends the cross and thinks it should stay.  I agree.  While I don’t think religious symbols should be popping up all over federal lands in this day and age, the cross was erected 75 years ago and has historical value. 

If I had to put money on it, I’d bet the Supreme Court lets it stay.

Buy Local!


So many people have started growing marijuana here in the United States, it’s starting to cut into the profits made by Mexican drug cartels.

Even the most hardcore anti-legalization people surely can’t help but feel a little good about this news.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

No Surprise: Gitmo Closure Won’t Meet Deadline


“It's going to be difficult for us to make the Jan. 22 deadline," Holder told a group of reporters on Tuesday. "But I do think that it was the right thing to set that deadline. ... [It] has a way of fousing people's efforts, their attention, and giving people a goal.”

I guess you could look at it that way.  Or you could see this for what it really is: another idealistic promise made by Obama mugged by reality. 

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Why can't I get a credit card? - MSN Money


Why can't I get a credit card? - MSN Money

This guy’s sense of entitlement when it comes to getting credit cards is half the reason the economy is in the mess its in now.  Why do people think they have some kind of right to borrow money?  Whether it’s borrowing money for a house or borrowing money in the form of credit cards, it’s not a right. 

If you make it a “right” to borrow money, then you must necessarily take away someone’s right not to lend money.