A few odds and ends as I wait for the new year.
I think the reason I don’t like Obama is because I must have rented to the guy. Of course my memory is dim after all the renters and their shenanigans, but I’m sure he is one of those guys who just doesn’t pay his rent and then brags that he “saved” by not doing it. One of my renters put up a big stink once, swore that he had dropped his cash in my mail slot when I was gone. Finally I agreed to forgive a month and swallow the loss. But then he bragged to his next-door neighbor about having gotten out of paying the rent. Since I am a person who prides in my word, I didn’t confront him about this. I just found other excuses to evict the following month. Everyone was sure that there would be a “doc fix” outside of Obamacare. Obama was bragging that his bill saved untold billions in medical costs. Then we found out he simply cut Medicare payments to the docs by billions. That sucker just didn’t pay the rent. And now it turns out that the Harry Reid never brought up the ‘doc fix’ in time so doctors are now slated to get a 25.3% reduction from Medicare. And then last summer, Obama demanded that insurers just cough up coverage without being paid for Catholic birth control and abortion coverage. Then he bragged long and loud about it during the campaign. Didn’t that sucker rent from me once? He looks familiar.
And if your Dem friends say that health insurers make huge windfall profits, just tell them they can put a stop to this almost instantly. Just require all insurers to be mutuals. Mutuals already comprise 55% of health carriers. Then everything will be non-profit and we can get on with a healthy discussion of the real problems.
Air Force played in a bowl game but came up short. Trouble was they had only a ground game.(???)
With all the gun talk, the libs are trotting out the old arguments about how you should only own a gun if you are a soldier since the 2nd A starts out, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,…” Ask them if they know what a Militia is. No one seems to have a clue. Militias were common in the days before there were any police. Every able-bodied adult male from some age (say, 18-45) in an area was required to own a firearm and supply ammunition. The purpose was for instant defense of the community or to keep law and order in a vigilante style. “Well-regulated” doesn’t mean that there were bureaucrats regulating; they hadn’t been invented. It was synonymous with functioning well. Polished. Working together. OK abolished their militias just a few years ago since not everyone owns a gun. There are counties in Georgia that still require you to own a gun for such purposes. I heard some pundit on TV protest that the weapons of 1791 were muskets and not guns. Ahem. A musket was a gun with an un-rifled barrel (was not scribed on the inside to impart spin and accuracy to the projectile). Rifled guns were expensive in those days and so few existed. The colonial fix for accuracy was to use a very long barrel and those long-barreled muskets were the death of so many British soldiers.
Russia isn’t a free country. Proof: Vlad decided to impale the lives of all those orphan kids who had Americans as adoptive parents. If any politician in a free country suggested such cruelty, they would never be re-elected. So Russia ain’t free. It is as if the President of the US decided to create a healthcare system where all the people were told they would get care. But the price of insurance will double and you still can’t afford it. If you don’t buy insurance, you get fined and then you still don’t have any insurance. Now that’s real cruelty. (Please don’t write me and inform me that Vlad the Impaler was actually Wallacian)
Speaking of, I think that the next step after Obama phones should be Obama Barbecue. All the poor people would get free barbecue. The rich have to pay but could only sniff. And you’d be required to buy and eat barbecue no matter what your religious inclinations. Supreme Court says what you buy is not a 10th Amendment right reserved “to the people” anymore. It’s a tax. All you Vegans need to develop a taste for calf fries. Muslims, try the pulled pork.
Bill Engvall says his mom’s southern fried chicken could bring peace to the Middle East. Do Barack and Hillary know this? Of course she has a concussion and he’s not allowed to go farther than Hawaiian hoi poi and spam. Otherwise he’d never hear the end of it from Michele. Maybe we should have sent some to the Wisconsin capital building last year. Where Steve came from in the Ozarks, they hunt hogs and hog fish. You think Michele understands this?