We’ve Elected PT Barnum POTUS?!?

It seems to me that we’ve elected P.T. Barnum as president … just when the circus is going out of business. The man who said, “There’s a sucker born very minute,” and “Every crowd has a silver lining,” has a spiritual heir. Donald Trump will be inaugurated on Friday. A showman pitching glitter and flash has made it to the … Read More

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Congress: Close The Damned Day Care

Well, the toddlers did it. They closed the government, sort of. They didn’t cut dumb things, like their salaries, but they did furlough untold federal employees. To add insult to injury, if you are furloughed in DC, you can’t even take a walk in the park in your time off: they’re chained shut. These toddlers have gone from snot-nosed whiners … Read More

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Congress: Public Enemy #1

Congress has been behaving like a bunch of toddlers: throwing sand, throwing talking tantrums, and shutting down the government because they will not put the interests of the nation ahead of their own petty political fetishes. Ted Cruz says Americans are overwhelmingly against Obamacare. That issue has been settled, Ted, so shut your mouth. We have serious problems in this … Read More

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How about “Do the Right Thing?”

Medicare is penalizing hospitals whose patients are readmitted within thirty days. Like Mary’s little lamb, wherever Medicare goes, insurance is sure to follow. www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2012/august/13/medicare-hospitals-readmissions-penalties.aspx Just after Medicare was enacted in the sixties, doctors and hospitals abused it by admitting people for routine eye exams — for three days. Clearly this was wrong. Whole bureaucracies appeared to make sure patients left … Read More

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On Compromise, Personal Flight and Dictators

There have been many epic battles in Congress: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Watergate hearings, providing adequate restrooms for women, but none have had the sheer muleheadedness (or mule-assedness) of the recent Fiscal Cliff fiasco. To paraphrase Churchill, never have so many spent so much time doing so little. Lawmakers of quality have stampeded out of Congress: John … Read More

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The Giants Labored and Brought Forth A …

Bastardized baby gnat. They wanted a giant, but they’re such morons, all they could manage was a gnat. The USA is in deep financial doo doo and had a deadline to fix one of the steaming piles of it. Washington, being the Toddlers from Hell are legends in their own mind. They think they are Giants. They are Gnats. What … Read More

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NRA and Congress — an Unholy Alliance

Of all the things that are on the web, one of the things I could not find is a list of House and Senate Members who do NOT accept money from the NRA. How sad. The National Rifle Association has long been known as one of the heaviest hitters in Congress. With 4.3 million members, they represent a stunning 1.4% … Read More

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The Toddlers from Hell are Back: Washington and the Fiscal Cliff

Washington  is working on the fiscal cliff with all the abstract thinking capacity of toddlers in the sandbox.  All of you said you’d play nice after the election, and ten seconds into the sandbox, you are throwing sand and biting. On January 1, our economy will take an enormous hit — as if we needed another one — because you … Read More

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The Do Not Call List Means Don’t Call Me

As you undoubtedly know, the Do Not Call List is one of few things Congress got — ALMOST — right. These self-serving morons exempted political parties and charities from the list. Companies with whom you do business may also call you. Aunt Alice can call you, of course, she thinks she’s calling your cousin Suzie, but… As things stand now, … Read More

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No Term Limits: They Flush the Wise with the Foolish

As people give me feedback (and feed me back, they do!), many comment on their desire for term limits. I disagree, that’s why I didn’t put them in the five Constitutional Amendments I favor. Term limits are our job as voters. Voters need some job in politics other than electing people. The other job is throwing the bums out. Is … Read More

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