What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Linkee-poo has been waiting for this moment for all my life

Donald Trump runs for president, again. But this time for reals. And the comedians of the world rejoice. This will work out well until he realizes that nobody is going to buy his book and he doesn't have a chance in hell to win. At that point, he's choose to drop out and claim victory. I suspect it'll be a few days before Iowa.

"Fifty hospitals in the United States are charging uninsured consumers more than 10 times the actual cost of patient care, according to research published Monday." I'm sure they have a good reason, like wanting to hire another friend down on their luck as a Vice President. "By comparison, the researchers said, a typical U.S. hospital charges 3.4 times the cost of patient care." (Grokked from Julie)

"This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it." - Admiral Josh Painter, Hunt for Red October. I may be nostalgic for the Cold War, but I really didn't miss it that much.

It's just like Obamacare, but with electricity. Hurry, conservatives, buy your solar cells before the president's socialism causes a world collapse of electricity. But wait there's more, order now to get your survival seed bank! He doesn't say if you can for this system with your gold Krugerrands or silver dollars that you probably got last week. (Also, even at $1000, it's overpriced)

I'm beginning to think there's a revenge issue in the Bush family. First we get Junior, who decides to invade Iraq to get back at the man who shot at his Daddy, and now the "smart" brother (the one whom everyone thought would run in 2000) wants a do over of the Bush/Clinton matchup. Seriously, it's called therapy, fellas. Although, actually, if Jeb weren't already running to center (for the GOP), he might actually be a contender. But, by the time the GOP comes to grip with reality and will try their best to nominate the guy (wither Carly Fiorina?) that has the best chance to win, I have a feeling it'll be too late for the primary electoral math. But I've been wrong before. Remember in 2000 all the jokes about getting "the stupid brother"? Ding ding ding, round two.

"At the same time, Democrats seem finally to have taken on board something political scientists have been telling us for years: adopting 'centrist' positions in an attempt to attract swing voters is a mug’s game, because such voters don’t exist. Most supposed independents are in fact strongly aligned with one party or the other, and the handful who aren’t are mainly just confused. So you might as well take a stand for what you believe in." Paul Krugman on Democrats being Democrats. We can only hope it sticks this time. (Grokked from Morgan J Locke)

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