Family Feud politics

One reason for the current non-debate over health care reform is that the Republicans and Democrats are playing different games. Democrats, and President Barack Obama especially, are playing Jeopardy. Republicans are playing Family Feud. For those who haven't wasted as much time as I have watching TV game shows, let me briefly explain how these [Read More...]

Some persons are more equal than others

The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are persons and that money is speech and that, therefore, corporations have a greater right to free speech than other, mortal persons with actual mouths but not as much money. These poorer, merely human persons also don't get to enjoy the apparently divine right of limited liability. Among [Read More...]

I think maybe part of the reason you’re so angry is you keep demanding that you get screwed and then, not surprisingly, you keep getting screwed

Hey you. You there in the Glenn Beck T-shirt headed off to the Tea Party Patriot rally. Stop shouting for a moment, please, I want to explain to you why you're so very angry. You should be angry. You're getting screwed. I think you know that. But you don't seem to know that it doesn't [Read More...]

Keep Big Government away from my defective strollers

Not content with trying to tell private health insurance companies what they can and can't do, the jackbooted thugs of the Obama Administration are now meddling in the most sacred and intimate relationship of all, that between parents and their young children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is now telling families what kind of strollers [Read More...]

Our trespasses

Today's paper has a good piece from reporters Hiran Ratnayake and Ginger Gibson — "Immigrants on fringes in debate's foreground" — on the desperate situation faced by illegal immigrants in need of health care here in America. The article starts with one story: When Miriam was 15, her parents trespassed into the United States from [Read More...]

Same to you, buddy

Wal-mart is now advertising a new "low" rate for cashing checks of only $3. Any such rate seems like it's too much, since the check is your money, and paying $3 for your own money is a rip-off. But, as Wal-mart points out, $3 is a lot less than many of their competitors charge for [Read More...]

An argument

A: Sarah Palin is lying about health care reform. B: Whoa, hold on there. That’s quite the accusation. You want to use the L-word, you’re going to have to prove it. A: That’s not difficult. Here is the outrageous and demonstrably untrue lie in question, from her Facebook page: The America I know and love [Read More...]

Still not rock bottom

The smug-junkies are lining up for the latest designer drug to hit the streets, a hot-shot of fentanyl-laced oblivion that is viewed, in the perverse logic of the addict, as the really good stuff. The Pursuit of Offendedness is never pretty, but don't avert your gaze from the horrors of what you're about to see. [Read More...]