Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rules of Engagement

Really, when someone calls out a gay Jew and America's first mixed race President for being Nazis, you have to imagine they're playing by a completely different set of rules.

The Health Care Battle

This battle has been getting more poisonous over time. The Republicans keep spewing lies out of whatever orifice would make the most noise, and Obama patiently attempts to debunk them out of his mouth. In the meantime, the bill itself continues to get watered down in a vain attempt to get bipartisan support that plainly is not coming. Conservatives seem to have thrown out that page of their narrow dictionary.

For what it's worth (nothing), I say we make the entire system single-payer. It's simple, it's cheaper, and it means that I, a freelancer, get the health care that I probably need. At the very least, we could cut the Insurance companies down to non=profit organizations. No other country allows insurers to draw a profit from sick people.

Let it be said I never demonized anyone who didn't do anything wrong.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It's Everywhere!

You know that 2012 is right around the corner, so let's party like it's 1999! I have decided to ride the fetish of numerology and doomsaying with this piece, from the archives, on the mysterious and ubiquitous number 23, which, incidentally, is the number of letters in Barack Obama's full name. (fooled you!)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Clash of the Egos

Bill Clinton goes to North Korea and talks with Kim Jong Il. Something tells me each of them imagines they're going to eat the other one for lunch.