Thursday, March 7, 2013

Snoring Through Sequestration


Y2K

THE FISCAL CLIFF

SEQUESTRATION

How many more times can the boy cry, "Wolf!" 
before everyone stops listening?



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6 comments:

  1. Did you see that nonsense about the White House ceasing all tours because of sequestration?

    Lots of schools had such field trips already arranged for April and May. Reservations with background checks are done months in advance.

    Meanwhile, Obama continues to play golf?

    And where will Michelle next go for her luxury vacation?

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  2. FWIW I don't think y2k was crying wolf -- a lot of software really needed updating (and was).

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  3. May be after 5 years Obama realizes he can't keep blaming Bush. But he will always have the lo-info people behind him. Of course the Hispanics, the gays, the mental ill. When I say the mental ill I'm not joking. During the election democrats/liberals actually went into mental hospitals to sign up voters and then led them to the polls and showed them how to vote. Great aint it. So in reality Obama was re-elected by blacks, gays and the mental ill

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  4. Y2K received an enormous fear mongering buildup in the enemedia -- one of the most over-hyped non-events ever to roar down the pike.

    When it finally "hit," NOTHING HAPPENED. Everything went on as usual without a hitch.

    I'm glad the technicians -- or would they be better called technocrats> -- were able to adjust the software, but I never had the slightest doubt that they would.

    If we hope to maintain at least a semblance of sanity, we must learn to IGNORE the enemedia's shameless , self-serving sensationalism.

    AGIT-PROP est "pour les oiseaux."

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  5. There may be a wisp of truth in some of what you say, Ian, but frankly it's full of hate-filled hyperbole. Such phraseology gives liberal-progressives cannon fodder to shoot back at conservatives, and frankly repels more thoughtful individuals from even trying to take you seriously.

    Sorry. I don't like to insult guests, but we all need to get a grip and stop throwing stink bombs at each other. It's too much like little children tossing mud pies willy nilly. I share your frustration, however.

    If I were as principled as I'd like to be, I would refuse to take my social security, and refuse also to avail myself of Medicare, but Alas! I am a pragmatist and take whatever I can get gladly, because it would do neither me nor society any good at all, if I played the prig, stood on Principle, and let myself go stony broke the first time a serious illness struck.

    Sorry, but I have no taste whatsoever for martyrdom.

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  6. FT,
    Often, those who want others to live by certain principles do not live that way themselves.

    Example: One family whom I know well are fine Christians. One of their pet projects is protesting against abortion, which they view as baby murder. Yet, the father works for the HHS. I find that contradiction surreal -- even though the father's salary is funding his son's college education (the justification in their minds).

    As for accepting Medicare and Social Security -- and, yes, even Medicaid -- is pragmatic but pragmatic on a different level.

    Medicare has made it impossible to find health insurance coverage for those over 65. Furthermore, without Medicare, divorces for financial reasons would be necessary -- and those individuals who are seriously ill would then go onto the more-expensive Medicaid.

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