Teaching on tap at White House confab
A must read: John Kass, Chicago Tribune
Excerpt: The beer of choice for the O'Bama White House is Budweiser, which, as I said, is the perfect brew to sip while talking about racism. Several years ago, Rev. Jackson led a boycott against Budweiser, denouncing the company for discriminating against black people. TV cameras flocked to him, excited as puppies, as he poured Bud onto the street with a sneer, pronouncing (I kid you not) "This Bud is a dud!" Budweiser stopped being considered racist by Jackson the moment his sons were given the exclusive Budweiser distributorship for the North Side of Chicago. Then, Bud was not a dud. Bud had experienced its own teachable moment, and Bud passed the test. (It is race hustling like this, by black “leaders” like Jackson, that keeps racism alive in America—and always will.)
Health care reform: What is costly overuse, what is humane?
Excerpt: My problem, as a physician who has practiced medicine for decades, is that I just can't predict with certainty what is end-of-life care, nor can I determine for another individual the meaning of "quality of life." I recall cases like that of the nonagenarian WWII veteran, comatose for days with multiple organ failure, who with the help of a loving family and dedicated ICU nurses walked out of the hospital, brain intact, to live a few more years.
House Seems To Be Set on Pork-Padded Defense Bill
Excerpt: The Democratic-controlled House is poised to give the Pentagon dozens of new ships, planes, helicopters and armored vehicles that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says the military does not need to fund next year, acting in many cases in response to defense industry pressures and campaign contributions under an approach he has decried as "business as usual" and vowed to help end. (But BO is against Pork—surely he’ll veto & call out the bad stuff publically.)
Waxman-Markey Deserves to Die
Obama lied and the economy died.
New poll is bad, bad news for Obama, Democrats
As they say in Scotland, “Facts are chiels that willna ding!”
Pelosi falls to the back of the pack of speakers
Excerpt: when historians inspect the record of the lady from California, they will find that hubris and empty talk sealed her fate.
Barbara Boxer Can’t Be a Racist — She’s a Democrat
Funny E-mail Making the Rounds
The Perfect Solution to Senior Health Care
While discussing the upcoming Universal Health Care Program with my friend the other day, I think we have found the solution. I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care. A new hip? Unheard of. We simply can't afford to take care of you anymore. You don't need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc. Let's take care of the young people. After all, they will be ruling the world very soon.So here is the solution. When you turn 70, you get a gun and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot 2 senators and 2 representatives. Of course, you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head and all the health care you need!!! New teeth, great!!! Need glasses, no problem. New hip, knee, kidney, lung, heart? Well bring it on. And who will be paying for all of this. The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care. And, since you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income tax.I really think we have a Perfect Solution!!!
(This is forwarded as humor, not an incitement to violence. Besides, we have only 535 Congresscritters, and way more seniors.)