Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ha!

"It looks to me like the only physical malady not covered by Obamacare is busting your ass."

--Dennis Miller

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Political Rants...

I just have to mention that the vegetable pad Thai made by Tandoor Chef is easily one of the best frozen entrees I've ever eaten. It's vegan and there's no wheat, for those who care (I'm vegetarian, not vegan, but this entree is very, very yummy).

Okay, let the ranting resume!

More later...

Pass the Bill to Find Out What's in It

(First, a clarification: I saw Juan Williams on The O'Reilly Factor equating opposition to Obama policies with racism. In my last post I guessed that it was on Hannity's show.)

Surprises regarding the health care evil continue to trickle out. In today's NYTimes is an article detailing some of those little nuggets. Here are a couple (from the article):

"For a year after giving birth, nursing mothers must be allowed breaks on the job to express breast milk as often as necessary, and a private place to do so that’s not a bathroom." (This is for all businesses with more than fifty employees.)

Sounds great, right? Couldn't be ANY problems with this, could there? All businesses, after all, have plenty of extra space that they can turn into a "private area" that nursing mothers can use "as often as necessary." I'm sure this won't have any effect on small businesses....

I've often wondered why anyone would go to a tanning salon, but I have a couple of young friends who do (incidentally, indoor tanning before the age of 35 increases the risk of developing melanoma by 75%). Beginning in July, indoor tanning salon treatments will be taxed at a rate of ten percent. But, you know, the economy isn't struggling or anything so I'm sure this won't have any effect on those small businesses...

Beginning next year employers will have to spell out the monetary value of health benefits on W-2 forms. Great. That extra accounting won't be any problem at all. I'm sure this won't have any effect on small businesses...

And there's more. Much, much more.

(Hat tip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.)

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Racists, as Far as the Eye Can See

I watched Juan Williams the other night on some Fox show (I think it was Hannity). He's a liberal, but he's typically been someone who says good things (he and Bill Cosby have given talks together about personal responsibility in the black community). So while Williams approaches problems from a different angle than I do, I expect him to speak rationally and seriously.

He said that racism is at the heart of the right's disagreement with Obama.

I didn't know whether to be disappointed or angry; I was certainly shocked. It's the oddest thing to go through life thinking that you're doing your best to judge folks on the content of their characters and not the color of their skin and to suddenly be informed that the political views that you've held--well, since a white guy was at the head of the Democratic Party--are actually racist.

There aren't too many things more universally decried in this country than racism. Everyone except the unhinged believes that racism is wrong. Oh, I'm not saying it doesn't exist. But I don't know anyone who would say racist things out loud and not be called on it--and I live in the heart of Dixie. It's no longer socially acceptable (thank God). To be labeled a racist has been a damning, destructive thing--something that any right-thinking person would go out of his way to avoid.

But you know what? I'm starting to not care. I'm starting to wonder if most of the racism in this country these days isn't coming from a nontraditional direction. And it's like the boy who cried wolf--keep labeling decent folk racists and pretty soon nobody's going to blink when an actual racist comes along and the left tries to point him out.

In fact, all of this hoopla about Tea Partiers being racists has made me want to join the movement even more. It's just one more thing that ticks me off--and I've decided not to take any of this lying down. I'm not a racist and I would defy anyone to produce a shred of evidence that I am, so I'm digging in my heels this time.

The left has over played its hand. Cries of racism have worked in the past, so it was natural that they'd try them again. But this time they've painted with too broad a brush and the label won't stick.

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Medical Device Tax

So a tax on medical devices, huh? That's brilliant. Of course what that really means is that when you and your family are at their lowest, when you need a pacemaker or a defibrillator installed, that's when Obamacare steps up and grabs your wallet, like a thief in the night.A $30,000 device will now cost between $30,600 and $31,200.

Maybe that is incentive enough for you to go with the cheaper brand with only minor rust problems. They almost always work and look at all the money you save! Talk about hitting a guy when he's down. What is sleazier than robbing a man when he is most vulnerable? Perhaps coercing him to buy an inferior product that could very well cause his death? Yep. That is sleazier. The more of this bill that comes to light, the more I understand this President of Death and Destruction.

My Two Cents

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Welcome...

A new blog.  Humor by Ward.  Rants by Ward and Sharon.  For right-thinking folks in flyover country--you know, people who are labeled by the mainstream media as racist, bigoted, lunatic fringe.  Funny, that--we thought we were patriotic Americans who love God first, followed by America, family, friends (the order varies depending on the day of the week).  We didn't know that opposing the health care monstrosity was racist until the left told us so.  We just thought the country ought to be able to pay for the things it buys.  We thought the Constitution meant something.  We thought what voters want mattered.

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