Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts

This is the last full week of classes; we have finals next week.  Normally, the kids are so keyed up and wild around this time that it's difficult to get anything done.  Not so this year...we are so incredibly busy in class right now that they don't have time to get off track.  We've still got two Acts of Julius Caesar to do; yesterday and tomorrow are consumed with EOC testing (End of Course), then we still have to review for finals which are Monday.  Too much to do!

After school each day I have a list of errands that must be done because our family Christmas is this weekend.  In the evening I'm baking and cooking up a storm.  Somehow in all of this the house has to be cleaned and ready for the Christmas onslaught.  I love Christmas, but it's a LOT of work!

So you can see why blogging has been light.  Traffic is in "holiday suckage" mode, too, so I guess it's all okay. 

I'd love to write about the strike down of Obamacare yesterday but one look at Memeorandum shows that everyone on the planet already has it covered.  I'll just add this: I don't think this decision will help the liberals understand that it's not that Republicans don't want health care reform - we do.  We just don't want THIS one.  We don't want the mandate (among other things.)  Liberals paint Republicans and evil, unfeeling creatures who want the poor and the suffering to continue in that condition.  They paint Republicans as wanting to keep everyone else down while lifting up the wealthy.  Obama's ire and rancor does nothing to appease this.  They'll see the same thing in this ruling as Republicans cheer this victory.  That's just not the case.

Never forget:  Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats crafted this bill behind closed doors with no Republican input and infused it with kickbacks, payoffs and a multitude of incentives for votes.  Nobody read it.  Nobody really knew what was in it.

We're a long way from repeal, still, but hopefully this decision is a first step toward a health care plan that is palatable for everyone. 

1 comment:

G. R. said...

One of Nancy Pelosi's lines in the Wizard of Oz is what she also used when she was helping to craft Obamacare, "And now, my beauties, something with poison in it, I think. With poison in it, but attractive to the eye, and soothing to the smell."