Thursday, December 17, 2009
Nancy Pelosi's Idea of a Gift
From a news story about the Democrats' vow to enslave physicians and patients by the time Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address:
[Pelosi] downplayed differences over the public option for coverage, saying the emphasis had always been on giving consumers an insurance option, not that it be public or government run.I have just one question: Exactly how the hell is forcing me to buy insurance if I don't want it, telling me what kind to buy if I do, or making me pay for someone else's mandated insurance if she thinks I can afford to "giving" me an "insurance option?"
The Post-Human Left
Being within ten feet of a hippie any time during the last fifty years was only a whiff of things to come:
But then Copenhagen is the triumphant bleat of an inhuman world, a world in which humanity has no more meaning than a mollusk. Had the activists of the left thrown a fraction of the effort they have devoted to Global Warming into the genocide being carried out by the Sudanese regime in Darfur, countless numbers of people might have been saved. Instead the hypocritical jet setters of the left will get on their jets and into their limos, reserve entire hotel floors, gorge themselves on the finest delicacies imported from around the world at the expense of working class taxpayers--all in order to spend trillions of dollars on schemes that will do nothing to fight an imaginary problem that even the dullest of them knows doesn't exist, but that will personally enrich them and their supporters.We'll forgive author Daniel Greenfield the small error of saying that they see humans and molluscs as perhaps being equally valuable. He's on a roll.
Their most potent political weapon against Homo sapiens is the precautionary principle, forced down our throats by the government.
Sarah Palin Cools on Global Warming
The so-called capitalist who "took on big oil" as Alaska's governor, has been exposed by a global warming alarmist as also being a false opponent of said alarmism.
Sarah Palin is such a cold-eyed skeptic about the Copenhagen summit on climate change that it's no surprise she would call on President Obama not to attend. After all, Obama might join other leaders in acknowledging that warming is a "global challenge." He might entertain "opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." He might even explore ways to "participate in carbon-trading markets."Palin is not even a Reagan, nor is she an Obama of the Right. She's Obama in drag, flouncing pom-poms to empty cheers for capitalism.
Oh, wait. Those quotes aren't from some smug Euro-socialist manifesto. They're from an administrative order Palin signed in September 2007, as governor of Alaska, establishing a "sub-Cabinet" of top state officials to develop a strategy for dealing with climate change.
It's not so much that they're at the trough, ...
... it's that there's a trough at all.
This American Thinker article, as interesting as it appears to be, narrowly misses making that point.
So long as what passes for incisive commentary on the welfare state is focused on such things as how well government officials get compensated, we who favor full government protection of individual rights will know that we have our work cut out for us.