The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

AT RANDOM: Representative Parker Griffith, a Democrat of Alabama, is shedding his allegiance to the party of Jefferson and Jackson both forthwith and posthaste, a consequence, he says, of the Democratic Party’s unconscionable support for the health care bill currently before the Congress. It is interesting to note that even though there are almost twelve months between now and the next election, and that the Congress has not even sent the bill in its final form to the President for his signature, the rats are already deserting the sinking ship. A curious phenomenon, to be sure, although I suspect that we will be seeing more of this sort of thing in the days and weeks ahead. Whatever the many noxious denizens of the regions along the Potomac lack in principles and intestinal fortitude they do make up for in sheer survival instinct.
If you haven’t heard about this, here you are: Harry the Bagman, the Senate’s peculator in chief, has included language in the health reform bill that would make this abomination unrepealable by a future Congress. You really do have to admire the intellectual chutzpah of someone who believes in a living Constitution that changes with every shift in the political wind, but whose spray painting on said document must live forever because he says so.
If the Federal government can force me to buy health insurance even though I would prefer to spend the money getting a plasma TV, can they, using the same logic, compel me to buy a Buick, given that the government will be making Buicks for the foreseeable future? And will people with incomes under $250,000 be entitled to free oil changes and tire rotations as well, or is that extra?

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