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Knee Jerks

April 22nd, 2010 by Bill Brown · 3 Comments · Politics

Today’s cartoon by Eric Allie is apt as usual:

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It’ll Work. Trust Us. We Care.

March 27th, 2010 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Socialized Medicine, Uncategorized

Talk radio host and Detroit News columnist Frank Beckmann had an oped on Wed. 3/24 “Dem’s health care claims lack real proof” which testifies to the kind of education they received. While Mr. Beckmann makes his point well, my point is that they don’t need proof, at least not empirical proof.

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Rights of Way

February 27th, 2010 by Bill Brown · 3 Comments · Politics

As a historian, it irritates me when people cite historical evidence after a superficial Internet search (or, worse yet, treat Wikipedia as a primary source). Matthew Yglesias—I know, I know, I may as well be reading Krugman—today argues that opposition to mass transit stems at its root from jingoism. This is a familiar refrain and […]

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Healthcare Is Not a Right

February 6th, 2010 by Galileo Blogs · Comments Off on Healthcare Is Not a Right · Politics

Healthcare is not a right, and our lives depend on acknowledging this fact.

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Political Gods and Demons

January 27th, 2010 by Mike N · 5 Comments · Politics, Uncategorized

Ever since Obama was elected president the conservative press has been referring to him as the ‘Messiah,’ the ‘anointed one,’ the ‘savior,’ and so on largely in response to how the liberal press fawned and cooed over him and was loath to question or mention any criticism of him.

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Looking Forward

January 2nd, 2010 by Mike N · Comments Off on Looking Forward · Politics

Usually at year’s end it is customary to look back and take inventory of all the events that impacted us for good or ill. I sometimes cut out an article or two of special interest to me and file it. But today I want to take a lighter approach and look forward to headlines I […]

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Gamesmanship

November 23rd, 2009 by Bill Brown · 2 Comments · Socialized Medicine

This is the “public option” that statists and those in government want you to see: This is the “public option” as it really is:

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Ghost Town

November 10th, 2009 by Mike N · 14 Comments · Politics

In Monday’s 11/09/09 Detroit Free Press is a typical but unflattering to Detroit article by writer Mark W. Smith which demonstrates the lack of understanding by Detroit’s leaders of the concept of property rights and particularly what property rights are for. The article focuses on a WSJ article about an old truck that was pushed […]

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Watching the Water Circle

November 9th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 4 Comments · Politics, Socialized Medicine

I keep thinking about the doctors. What must they be thinking? I spent 10 years of education and interning — so I can work for the government? I’ll be part of a vast bureaucracy, forced to follow a shelf full of regulations meant to substitute for my independent judgment. Dick Morris and Eileen McGann lay […]

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The Mandatory Option

October 30th, 2009 by Mike N · Comments Off on The Mandatory Option · Socialized Medicine

For about 80 yrs now the government has been trying to be everything to everyone, trying to provide everyone with their daily bread and failing miserably. Why? Because the government has nothing to offer. All it has is its monopoly on physical force. All it can do is stand over the productive members of society […]

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The Socialists are the Greedy ones!

October 28th, 2009 by Embedded I · 4 Comments · Politics

To Canadians’ great shame, it was Canada’s province of Saskatchewan that initiated socialist politics in N. America, under Tommy Douglas. Douglas brought to N. America, the unoriginal, yet winning, political trick…

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‘Hoop Jumping’ in Socialized Medicine

October 21st, 2009 by Embedded I · 5 Comments · Socialized Medicine

Two points, to start. 1. My father’s heart arrhythmias have settled, and his sodium levels have been managed through intravenous fluids and fluid intake restriction.  Though he could barely walk, he was deemed strong enough, to no longer be eligible for a hospital bed.  Indeed, if he chose to stay, three doors from my mother, […]

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Statist Wisdom

October 21st, 2009 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Politics

Ron Bloom, Obama’s manufacturing czar, produced this remarkable quote: “Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system … we know that this is largely about power. That this is an adults only, no limit game. We kind of […]

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Exposing some Deceits of Socialized Medicine

October 19th, 2009 by Embedded I · 15 Comments · Socialized Medicine

In response to my post, My Father and Socialized Medicine, comments made by Greg Paulhus deserve a full post in response.  They are typical of arguments for socialized medicine, that in final analysis do not stand. My Dad’s situation may not be entirely ‘routine’, as Paulhus suggests, but his inappropriate care, is no less disgusting […]

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Damage Control for A Nobel Peace Prize?

October 9th, 2009 by Embedded I · 3 Comments · Culture, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Obama’s response to his Nobel Prize was the best thing I’ve heard from him. He recognizes that it was awarded too soon & reflects no serious achievement.  Though his speech changes nothing, & is surely politic, he has, at least, put his award in a relatively sensible context (excluding his absurd mention of climate change). […]

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The Empire Strikes Back

October 3rd, 2009 by Myrhaf · 8 Comments · Socialized Medicine

The American people have spoken. A large portion of them do not want bigger government, specifically socialized medicine. So what do the statists conclude from from the mass demonstrations and the town hell meetings? Simple: the problem is that the people found out what they were doing. If only the people had been kept ignorant, […]

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The Narrative

September 29th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Socialized Medicine

Justin Ruben of MoveOn.org says this: August was a real wake-up call for progressives when health care reform was endangered by an angry mob organized by an alliance of insurance companies, oil companies and right-wing fear-mongers. He’s continuing the leftist strategy of characterizing citizens concerned about big government taking over health care as an angry […]

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Ode to Socialized Health Care

September 27th, 2009 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Socialized Medicine

I see Obama is still insisting on his original Obama care legislation instead of some watered down compromise. I think this is a last ditch effort to put a socialized medicine over on the American people. My response to that is a few more lyrics added to a recent post which I repost in part […]

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The Speech You Won’t Hear Tonight

September 9th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Politics

Let’s imagine that Barack Obama were given a truth serum before tonight’s speech on health care. I know, a politician saying only the truth is a fantasy that stretches “the willful suspension of disbelief” more than unicorns or hobbits ever could. Imagine some alternate universe in which it could happen. This is my vision of […]

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Cracks In the Facade

September 9th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Politics

I’ve only watched a few minutes here and there of Glenn Beck’s show on Fox News, but I have heard that he was the target of a boycott by the left. It turns out on Friday his ratings beat Bill O’Reilly. It seems this is the first time the 5pm EST slot has bested the […]

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