Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stupid is the word of the day

Why Hollywood Types Should Not Be Allowed Freedom of Speech.

Woody Allen was recently interviewed by a Spanish language newspaper. In his interview he says “I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.”

The director said "it would be good…if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly." I do believe that was the justification for Hitler's being given absolute power.

I guess an 800 billion dollar stimulus package, a $1 trillion healthcare package, the acquistion of GM and Chrysler, and a multibillion dollar mortgage bailout program aren't "enough" good things for Woody. He's looking for Obama to make us much more like ---Greece? I guess there's no point in being stupid, if you can't prove it once in a while.

Are the Obama Appointees Really That Stupid?

Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner in meetings with the Chinese on Human Rights violations said in addition to talks on freedom of religion and expression, labor rights and rule of law, officials also discussed Chinese complaints about problems with U.S. human rights, which have included crime, poverty, homelessness and racial discrimination.

He said U.S. officials did not whitewash the American record and in fact raised on its [sic] own "a new immigration law in Arizona that requires police to ask about a person's immigration status if there is suspicion the person is in the country illegally."

So let me see if I have this correct. The Obama Administration thinks enforcing the immigration law is a human's right violation. We need to get these people out of government and back in academia where they don't cause so many problems.

Gingrich predictions for November

Newt Gingrich making predictions for November’s midterms, said House Republicans will pick up “somewhere between 40 and 65 or 70 seats” — enough to gain control of the House. “I believe John Boehner will be speaker in January,” he said.

And Gingrich added he even sees a chance of Republican control of the Senate. If they can beat Barbara Boxer [in California], I think that [Mitch] McConnell is going to be the Senate majority leader.”


In the meantime, politico ran a story that if the Democrats can hold on to the House, Nancy Pelosi's power will increase even with fewer Democrats. They see a Democrat house purged of DINOs so the remaining members would be further left and more aligned with Speaker Pelosi. Of course this goes against EJ Dionne's column on how the Republicans will be more conservative, but the Democrats will be more diverse.

Finally, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut who has been the odds on favorite to replace Chris Dodd in the US Senate seems to have run into problems.

We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.”

The problem with this according to a NY Times story is that Mr. Blumenthal never served in Vietnam. After using five deferments to avoid the draft, Mr. Blumenthal got a place in the Marine Corp Reserve and was never in Vietnam.

MassCare Stupid
And speaking of Stupid, How is MassCare doing? It was supposed to lower the average cost of health care by getting relatively cheap young people into the system, and ending the inefficiencies of caring for the uninsured. Unfortunately, it hasn't quite worked out that way.

The bill for the uninsured only dropped by about 40%; the young, cheap people turned out to almost all need subsidies, and worse, some of them figured out how to game the system
by buying insurance, getting a bunch of expensive procedures, and then dropping the insurance again.

It's gotten so bad Deval Patrick, the governor of Massachusetts, imposed price controls on the insurance companies. They refused to write policies at these prices and Patrick ordered them to write the policies. They now have complained about how much money they've lost in the first quarter of 2010.

So MassCare which was the prototype for ObamaCare may be giving us a picture of the future
All really stupid statements or actions are in red.

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