Fascism Flap

Recently in an interview with NPR John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, created a stir when he compared the ACA (aka, “ObamaCare”) with fascism. “In fascism, the government doesn’t own the means of production but they do control it and that’s what’s happening with the health care program with these reforms and so I’d say the system is becoming…

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Kiddie Cabinet

I must say that President Obama and his administration are masters of stage management… Cue the children.  3-2-1.  Cut to close up on the President.  More sincere Mr. President.  Give them hope.  That’s it.  Now close up on the children.  Smile children. Now pull out and 3-2-1 cue the rainbow.  Hold.  Hold.  Bring up the music.  Hold.  Cut! Well done…

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America Two Dot Uh Oh

America is a piece of software.  Software has features.  It is comprised of intellectual property.  It performs certain tasks that it is programmed to perform. Software usually has bugs, some more serious than others.  There is a lifecycle.  Architects design it.  Engineers write it.  Consumers use it, hopefully enjoy it.  It needs to be supported.  At times it may need…

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All of the Above

During the recent presidential campaign both major party candidates voiced support for an energy policy that included an “all of the above” approach.  Of course any objective person knows that President Obama and his Republican foes in their heart of hearts really do not believe that.  President Obama would lower the proportion of coal and other fossil fuels as close…

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Twinkie, Twinkie, Little TARP

  A friend called my attention to the following editorial piece by George Will DIGESTING THE TWINKIES’ LESSONS in which Mr. Will wrote:  ”Anyway, why GM and not Hostess ? The Troubled Asset Relief Program, aka TARP, was passed to rescue financial institutions. But Washington reasoned: ”What’s legality among cronies ?” So soon TARP was succoring GM, which was not…

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Revolving Door Corruption

National Association of Insurance Commissioners named former Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska as its chief executive officer.  This is akin to appointing a bank robber to head the banker’s association.  This guy is a symbol of corruption and the kind of shenanigans that helped put Congress’ approval rating in the proverbial toilet. He is so corrupt he was basically…

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To Frack or Not To Frack, That is a Question

There’s a lot of controversy over “fracking” nowadays.  Fracking is an oil and natural gas drilling technique that has been around for decades but now due to the renewed boom in drilling and the potential environmental impact of the technology a lot of disagreement has developed. A “documentary” movie named Gasland has resulted in a lot of publicity and responses…

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Polio Prevention Workers Killed

This article documents one man and four women who were killed for trying to prevent polio in Pakistan by promoting the polio vaccine.  As someone whose mother was stricken by polio in the prime of her life I consider this senseless act worthy of scorn and promotion to the Hall of Shame.  What could possibly cause someone to kill someone…

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