Friday, April 10, 2009

A plea to the business world

Please, for the love of all things everywhere, please, please, please stop creating ads involving the words "stimulus" or "bailout." They're not clever, they're not funny, and all it will do is make people stop buying your crap. STOP IT!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The prez and health care

Administration sources are indicating that the president is next ready to push for health care "reform." His " reform" plan calls for somehow "strengthening," through tax advantages, etc., employer-sponsored health care and expanding Medicaid.


Incentivizing health care as an employee benefit does NOTHING to eliminate the fundamental problem, which is the PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY. This only empowers and perpetuates the source of the problem. And also, Medicaid (as compared to Medicare, which is federal) relies in part on the states and is just a nightmare.

DON'T SETTLE, Mr. President. Single-payor health care works across the globe. Take your mandate out for a spin and do this.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The future is already set

So in the last couple of weeks, two more states have legalized gay marriage, one through the judiciary (Iowa) and one through legislation (Vermont). The polling shows that the opposition to gay marriage is clearly generational. Young people are overwhelmingly comfortable with the idea, and the older people who are fighting to keep bigotry encoded in the law are, frankly, going to die off. A wonderful story, courtesy of the Iowa Senate Majority Leader:

One of my daughters was in the workplace one day, and her particular workplace at that moment in time, there were a whole bunch of conservative, older men. And those guys were talking about gay marriage. They were talking about discussions going on across the country.

And my daughter Kate, after listening for about 20 minutes, said to them: You guys don't understand. You've already lost. My generation doesn't care.

What did Kate's dad do after hearing this? Did he go on a rant against the abomination of homosexuality?

Is that so wrong? I don't think that's so wrong. As a matter of fact, last Friday night, I hugged my wife. You know I've been married for 37 years. I hugged my wife. I felt like our love was just a little more meaningful last Friday night because thousands of other Iowa citizens could hug each other and have the state recognize their love for each other.

Somewhere, a wingnut is weeping into a pair of Glenn Beck's panties and dreaming of a world in which Mike Huckabee is President. Bwahahahaha.

Sarah Palin must be dying a thousand deaths...

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Monday, April 06, 2009


I usually give you a photo quiz of the wife's wanderings, but this time we cashed in some miles and all of us are going on a SHORT getaway trip in early summer. Where?