Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I poured myself a short glass of George Dickel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, sat next to my husband on the Monroe Cuddler and watched the first 15 minutes of the Presidential press conference.

The second question posed to POTUS would have been my first. "Why the hurry?"

Apparently, Obama is in a hurry because of all the letters he receives on a daily basis. Oooooooookaaaaaaaaay.

If Americans believe that then they'll believe anything. He should have gone all out and tried to sell us tickets to the 4th floor pool.

My viewing was interrupted by a phone call from a friend who wanted to discuss our mutual friend who is currently in the hospital. I had visited the patient earlier in the day and, while her situation may not be grave, it certainly is uncertain.

Of course, if her insurance company refuses to pay for her treatment, everyone will agree that the fat cat, money grubbers are evil. What will folks say about our government when and if they start making similar decisions? See: rationing.

Here's a fascinating post from a blogger Peter Fleckenstein who has actually read and analyzed the Health Care Bill.

This might be my favorite one: "PG 936 Govt will develop “Healthy People & National Public Health Perform. Standards” Tell me what 2 eat?"

You'll have to pry the salt and vinegar potato chips from my cold, dead hands.


brodie said...

Yes, you get no health care because of that George Dickel.

Great post!

Traci Skene said...

It seems every time I hear about "The World's Oldest Person" dying, their key to longevity is a daily glass of an adult beverage.

DamnCat said...

His TV show sucks. They should cancel it and replace it something better - like "7th Heaven" re-runs.

"You'll have to pry the salt and vinegar potato chips from my cold, dead hands."

Uh oh - it's off to the re-education camp for you.

Traci Skene said...

During the President's Speech, I kept hoping David Hasselhoff would give him the big red X. If these news conferences are going to be a regular primetime event then they should change the name to "So You Think You Can Spin."

Traci Skene said...

"WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday abandoned plans for a vote on health care before Congress' August recess, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's ambitious timetable to revamp the nation's $2.4 trillion system of medical care."

Apparently, the speech didn't do much good.

Let's not forget, it's being blocked by Democrats, not evil Republicans. He should have enough votes but he doesn't. What does that tell you?

DamnCat said...

"What does that tell you?"

ObamaCare is electoral poison.

"If these news conferences are going to be a regular primetime event..."

The networks are already starting to balk. They had to move it from 9:00 to 8:00 to get NBC onboard. The days of bumping "American Idol" are over. Soon Obama will be reduced to guest appearances on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

Prediction: He isn't.

Anthony said...

“Health care, like it or not, is a business. It takes resources to produce it. It takes toil and sacrifice. We cannot deny Adam Smith’s wisdom. A doctor is not doctoring us out of the goodness of his heart and generosity, even if he does possess the milk of human kindness. He is responding to an economic problem wherein he, as much as the pizza baker, has to use limited resources to achieve his ends. No better system – no more rational system – has ever been found for producing health care than a system of liberty in which the choices are left up to the patients who are the buyers and the doctors (or other health care providers) who are the sellers. Profit signals are good.” Michael Rozeff

That's just what these universal healthcare supporters don't understand. Basically, your enslaving the doctors today, and there will be no incentive for anyone to become a doctor in the future if this crap is passed. I mean seriously, if you were told that you could only make so much, and that you'll never be able to make any more in that field of study, would you want to go to school for 8 years, a few years as an intern, then a few more years at your specialty only to make a government salary? I mean you would never be able to pay your student loans off...

I have a pre-existing condition myself (surgically repaired back) and when I signed on to my health insurance, I didn't complain. I was able to get other types of insurance such as afflac for example just in case something happens.

It's all about hurting the productive class, to enrich the political class, and to make the brainwash the middle and lower classes to hate and envy the rich man... End of rant.

Traci Skene said...

Excellent. Thank you! If you don't like the health care you're receiving from your insurance company, you can switch providers. If you don't like the health care you're receiving from your government, it's hard to switch governments. For years, folks from socialist countries have been coming to America for their care. If we go down this road, we're not only letting ourselves down but we're also letting down the rest of the world.