Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Darwin says there can be no national health care

There are all sorts of pro and con arguments out there. But sometimes a short but poignant statement is the key to a strong stance on any issue. So here is mine on health care:

At any given moment, half the country is obsessedly competing for a Darwin Award.

From smoking, to fast food, to couch potato-ing, to drug abuse, to willful acceptance of pollution, to people dying from drinking too much water.... there are so many people living so unhealthy of a lifestyle (or just being plain stupid) that it would bury the entire country's economy and place an overwhelming financial burden on those who work hard to live a healthy lifestyle. The draconian level of government control required to make a national health care model work in the US would stretch the constitution far beyond its limits. It is not a question of what serves the greater good of the country. Clearly it would serve the greater good to keep every citizen as healthy as humanly possible, even if that required locking people up in a prison just to "help" them avoid doing anything unhealthy. But such a country could hardly call itself free.

I'm not saying I'm not for some type of nationalized health care. But each person needs to be able to decide for themselves what level of health care, and the requisite level of lifestyle restrictions, they want to impose on themselves. Sort of like a checklist. For example, if you want to smoke, then there would be certain types of medical treatments you would not be eligible to receive.... such as lung transplants. But how exactly would the government protect itself from fraud, ie, smokers claiming to be nonsmokers? Therein lies the dilemma. Sooner or later, if you want to have your "free" health care, you'll have to take a chip in order to get it. This is where the national health care debate is heading.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Oh Hell Yeah!

This guy just exposes more and more of his lunacy every day. He's at it again with his "Far Left" nonsense. What does being anti-war have to do with being far left? Absolutely nothing!

I especially love how this hack has no understanding of the significance of a good shout-down. This needs to happen more often. They had their chance to speak, now they must listen.

"De-escalate. Investigate. Troops home now!"

lol it sounds kinda cheesy but it has a nice ring to it. This is the sort of message that has the potential to spread virally across the country. I only wonder, what will they do when EVERY democratic speaker is greeted by such a crowd with such a message? They can't pretend to ignore it forever.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The First Propaganda Wave of 2007

So Pelosi is going to drain the swamp? She is going to corall these wreckless republicans? Does anyone think for one minute that this rhetoric is going to translate into action in 2007?

Well let's see what google news has to say about how that's going so far:

"First new wave of US troops will go to Iraq by month's end"
"New Wave Of Troops Set For Iraq"
"Bush faces Democratic opposition to troop boost"

Wow isn't that something? The democrats are fighting to prevent an escalation of the war. Huh? Wait a minute say that again. The democrats are fighting to prevent an escalation of the war. Huh? Hmm so instead of taking control of the deteriorating situation as we expected them to do, they are merely fighting to prevent a further escalation?

The question I have is this: Is Bush really doing what he thinks is best, or is he simply trying to make the democrats look even dumber than he is? (Which surprisingly is not hard to do.)

This is basic psychology at work here. Bush has shifted the debate from reduction vs status quo to escalation vs status quo. Good job Mr Sneaky Boy. And they say impeachment is off the table? I don't think he got the message... and now I wonder what message the republicans are going to be using come '08. I can hear the RNC rhetoric already: "Democrats increased the number of troops in Iraq, but we will do the right thing and bring our kids home!"