This is a serious question I’m putting out to my readers. Read this post from Zombie and let me know in the comments which group would you choose. And yes, I’m making this an “either/or” proposition. Picking the group you would be “least embarrassed” to be photographed with does not mean you have to accept either groups ideology. So, if you had to be in either Searchlight or L.A. and attend the rally, where would you go?
Bonus question–do you believe the press covers these these two groups in an equal, ”fair and balanced” way?
Well anyway, according to this scientist, climate change can’t be appropriately addressed until we get rid of the stupid people and demoncracy. Man, I couldn’t make up stuff like this if I tried!
South Carolina is in the news!
Now, South Carolina leads the USA in mobile homes per capita. And that’s just fine and dandy. But, if this story is any indication, why I gotta believe the old SC is the leader in stripper pole equipped mobile homes as well…
All kidding aside, what was she thinking?
Heh, just kidding. Just a little Tea Party humor for you there. But come November, there is going to be an accounting. We’re gonna “fire” us some folks who forgot just whose interests they is supposed to be representin’. We’re gonna box their ears. At the ballot box.
President Obama, March 19, 2010
NY Times March 29, 2010
Nancy Pelosi, March 9, 2010
So, now that the Dems and the Press have gotten around to reading this craptastic health care legislation they’ve foisted on the people they are outraged, outraged I say, at, you guessed it, the insurance companies!
“The concept that insurance companies would even seek to deny children coverage exemplifies why we fought for this reform,” said Representative Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Democrat of West Virginia and chairman of the Senate commerce committee, said: “The ink has not yet dried on the health care reform bill, and already some deplorable health insurance companies are trying to duck away from covering children with pre-existing conditions. This is outrageous.”
–Barack Obama, September 2008.
–Jack Baldwin, Constitutional Law Professor
Commenter Fortuneate reports walking through the crowd at a Tea Party in D.C. and feeling the angry vibe.
This week, the Party moved to Harry Reid’s hometown of Searchlight, Nevada.
CNN reports “dozens” in attendance.
These are exciting times in my homeland. Makes me feel like writing a song…
There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
Real people speaking their minds
Got the libs worried about their behinds
And I think it’s time we stop the Dems
What a bunch of clowns
Come November they’re goin’ down…
(with apologies to Stephen Stills)
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
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I don’t think that this should come as a surprise to anyone. When corporations are faced with increased costs, they tend to raise prices or reduce expenses. Or both. So, I’m guessing that not only will current employees and retirees be losing prescription drug benefits, AT&T won’t be doing much new hiring in the short term either.
Is this the change we were hoping for?
Yo, Waxman and Stupak! Here’s a clue for ya–maybe you should have had those hearings BEFORE passing this destructive law.
Me, I don’t find the word (or the body part) dirty or otherwise offensive.
Back home in the USA the television networks have forbidden use of the word “vagina”. This ad substituted “down there” for vagina, and was still turned down by two networks. Give it a watch, I thought it was funny to see the Kotex folks mocking the industry advertising euphemisms for “feminine hygiene products”.
More info on the controversy here, and I loved this quote:
Not sure if this banning is sexism or not. I remember some of those Viagra ads which were chock full of double entendres about sustaining a woody. But I think it’s probably more about prudish attitudes. After all, if we start talking about vagina’s on TV, the whole moral foundation of great nation is at risk. Or something.
By the way, if anything, Korean ads for “sanitary products” are even more subdued.
This week our yoja is Lee Na Young.
She’s a popular actress here in Korea.
Still looking good at 31 (relatively old by Korean standards).
She finished 3rd in a “hottest celebrity” ranking at a blog called Galbijim. (In an odd coincindence, Galbijim’s #1 and #2 were previously featured in the Yoja of the Week series.)
And you might enjoy watching her perform is this cute commercial.
…Arguing that a few raisins managed to make it through the Congressional intestinal tract doesn’t make us any happier about having to eat it.”
Wish I’d said that.
So, last night I watched the final episode of season 4 from the Showtime series Dexter.
Wow. Now to be honest, Dexter’s wife was getting on my nerves all season long. Always whining about something and threatening to leave Dexter over any minor disappointment. I mean, sure Dexter has his issues, but c’mon, her ex was a drug addict and he routinely beat and raped her. So maybe Dex doesn’t always express his feelings (’cause he’s a sociopath) but he’s good to the wife and the kids, and provides a nice home and security for the family.
Er, well, scratch that security part. I didn’t really like the bitch, but still…
I don’t want to go any further and spoil if for anyone who hasn’t seen this episode yet, but what a great show. John Lithgow gave a career performance in my view.
Now, like everyone else, I am anxiously awaiting the debut of season 5. I gotta tell you though, I’m not sure what the writers are going to do to tie up the loose ends from season 4. Dex’s sister has got to be on to him now, especially after learning about the family heritage.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…
…of Spring! What’s up with that Al?
Anyway, as they are wont to do this time of year, the storm brought humongous snowflakes…I’d reckon them to be the size of silver dollars, if any of you out still remember silver dollars…
They snowflakes looked like this from the back balcony:
In other news, I took my nephew Justin (an exchange student at Yonsei University) to see Nanta. You know, expose him to real authentic Korean culture and all. Always an enjoyable show…
That would be Justin…
The stage is set….
The audience murmurs in anticipation….
…and photography is not allowed during the show….sorry about that.
So, yesterday caught a little break in the weather and took a stroll along the Han riverside…
Much of Saturday’s yellow dust had dissipated…
…and the bicyclists took full advantage…
…as I walked along the Seven Bridges Road. Er, well kinda sorta.
Youngdonggyo (one of many Hangang crossings). Gyo=Bridge. Gang=River. The Gyo, we’ll build it now, it may take a lot of time….
I do believe this is the International signage meaning “Oh Shit!” Or judging from the eyes, don’t take drugs and work in high places. Or something like that…
After spending an hour and a half on my river hike, I decided to save these steps leading to a little park for another day….
So instead I hopped the #110 bus back to Itaewon and a late lunch at 3 Alley Pub. And I was reminded why I rarely go there anymore. Food is fine, but. See I order a Miller Lite and a menu. They both arrive. The waitress ask if I’m paying now. I say, well I’m gonna order me up some lunchee. She asks for a credit card. I say forget it and give her a cash for the beer. She brings my change. I order my lunch (wings and goulash). She asks me to pay in advance, so I do. She brings the change. I order another beer and so on…
I guess Albert has a reason for this policy, but I hate it and so I’m pretty sure I’ve spent my last money in his establishment…
And thus ends another chapter in the life and times of LTG.
Elections have consequences and I fear these will be reverberating for generations to come. I don’t have much to add to what has already been said (heh, do I ever?), but some things do stand out to me from my vantage point far away.
First, it will be the young and healthy who carry the biggest burden. Perhaps that is as it should be. But I do find it amusing that the biggest winners appear to be the demonized insurance providers. I mean, let’s force the millions of people who don’t have insurance to buy insurance–that will teach those profit mongers!
And the Democrats told the overwhelming majority of Americans who opposed Obamacare to go to hell. I expect that will have consequences come November. As the Washington Examiner puts it:
I think you should also see what The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle has to say along these lines.
Is there a bigger fool than Congressman Stupak? Of course, no one believes he was stupid enough to sell out his “pro-life” principles for an empty Executive Order. Was he? Because of course, the law (as contained in the Senate bill and unchanged by today’s reconciliation vote) trumps an XO. No, I think the Dems think the American people are that stupid. I’m betting they were wrong about that.
And for those looking for a silver lining, you might find comfort in this post at PowerLine.
Me, I just feel sad for my country today. And glad to be living far enough away that I can ignore it for the most part. Sure, like everyone else, I will pay more for my insurance and have my taxes go up. But for those living in the states and relying on American health care providers, well, higher costs are the least of your worries.
God Bless America. She’s gonna need it.
You know, I guess I should get on board as well. If the President is to be believed (shut up!) my health insurance premium will be reduced under Obamacare. How is this possible? Well, apparently, most of the uninsured who will be mandated to purchase heath insurance (a mandate opposed by candidate Obama, and supported by President Obama) are young healthy people. Adding them to the insurance pool will lower the premium costs for everyone.
Cool. As a baby boomer, I’m all about being subsidized by the younger generation. Especially since young people are apparently Obama’s biggest fans.
And oh by the way. You and your kids will be paying for this boondoggle long after I’ve joined Grandpa Munster in the great hereafter.
Hat Tip: JammieWearingFool
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