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)

Friday, May 20, 2011

JUST DROPPING IN FOR A MOMENT, FOLKS: I’ve been on vacation the past couple of weeks, during which time I’ve managed to pull muscles in my groin and in my upper thigh, events I will have more to say about at another time, and as a result of my vacationing I’ve managed to miss more than a few things in the news. One thing that did get through, though, was the latest on the former junior senator from Illinois’ plan to ruin the American health system, which involves the granting of waivers to posh eateries and other businesses in former Speaker, and yes, I do enjoy writing that, so I will write it again so that I may again have the pleasure of writing the phrase former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district. Combine these with others who have gotten waivers, such as damn near every labor union who wanted one, McDonald’s, Universal Orlando, and several states, including [surprise! surprise!] Harry Reid’s personal fiefdom of Nevada, and what you have is a pretty substantial list of Democratic Party contributors, most of whom lobbied like crazy for the very health plan they now want to get out from under. Forgive me for being cynical, but at this rate Obamacare will share at least one characteristic with Mark Twain’s description of the rules of German grammar: there will be more exceptions to the rules than examples of them. I have heard of the concept of pay to play, which is polspeak for campaign contributions for political favors, but I must admit that I never expected to have to send a check in to the Democratic National Committee just to make sure I could buy an aspirin the next time I have a headache.

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