Archive for June, 2009

Dems to tax health benefits … unless you join a union

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Don’t ask, for the moment, why Congressional Democrats need to find an extra trillion dollars to pay for a socialized medicine scheme they insist will “reduce costs.” We’re WAY too far into Wonderland to worry about that. As Democratic senators including Max Baucus of Montana and Ted Kennedy of Palm Beach — whoops, “Massachusetts” — […]

What if you turned on your light switch, and nothing happened?

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Do the forces now in charge of our energy future prefer that the American economy continue to grow based on the exploitation of plentiful and less expensive coal and other fossil fuels — or by rapidly bringing on line new reactors to exploit plentiful and less expensive nuclear fuel — or, finally, by replacing those […]

Every pot is sacred, every pot is great …

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Utah’s U.S. senators say they want Congress to investigate the actions of federal agents who arrested two dozen people — four of them older than 70 — June 10 in an investigation of the “theft” of ancient artifacts in the Four Corners region. A day later, one of the men arrested, a prominent local doctor, […]

Meet the new boss …

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Remember the huge controversy brewed by congressional Democrats when president George W. Bush’s Justice Department dismissed seven United States Attorneys on Dec. 7, 2006? Democrats conveniently ignored the fact their unlikely hero, President Bill Clinton, had sought the resignations of all 93 U.S. attorneys — including one who had been probing some of the crimes […]

Socialism leading to tyranny? That was just an unfortunate series of coincidences

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

We’re now instructed there are some functions which just have to be funded by government taxes — there’s simply no other way to do it. Courts, police, fire departments, ambulances … Well now, wait a minute. When I was a kid, growing up in a small Connecticut town of about 2,000 souls, my folks sent […]

And for God’s sake keep it from saying ‘Oink’ till we get it sold

Friday, June 19th, 2009

On Monday, President Barack Obama pitched his scheme for a government “reform” of American health care and medical insurance to the American Medical Assn., continuing a public-relations blitz designed to push the pricey scheme through Congress. As is becoming typical of his approach, the president warned all parties — doctors, hospitals, insurance companies — that […]

It’s not easy going ‘Green’

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

A lot of things people do in an attempt to “think green” and “leave a smaller carbon footprint” can end up backfiring. As complex eco-systems which man has never been able even to accurately predict — let alone control — are simplified to the level of Miss Nancy of Romper Room advising the children to […]

If more potent cigarettes would improve health but encourage smoking, FDA will block them

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Last week the U.S. Senate sent to the White House and President Barack Obama signed a bill that will allow the federal Food & Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products for the first time. Those who fight to stop Americans from using tobacco cheered. The change means flavored cigarettes will be banned, they asserted; advertising […]

Speaking in code words to disguise what they really mean

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Here in America, citizens and other legal residents have every right to stage rallies, protests, and demonstrations on any topic that tickles their fancy. But they ought to say what they mean. It’s reached the point where some of these characters use so many misleading code words that you need some kind of Politically Correct […]

Oh yes, your cash has got us very ‘stimulated,’ indeed

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

In old-fashioned retailing, it’s called the “Bait ’n Switch.” Advertise a product at an unheard-of low price to draw in the shoppers. Once they arrive, the salesman goes to work, showing them how they can get SO much more value for their money if they’ll just “step up” to the next higher quality model, at […]