Tuesday, March 09, 2010

What's that word? Bitch. Yes, bitch.

“But we have to pass the bill so that
you can find out what is in it ... ' 

Nancy Whatsherface

Boned Jello

Speaker Nancy delivered a speech this morning at the 2010 Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties (NACo).  I blindly plucked a handful of some of  that speech (below).  It is the most audacious rhetoric I've heard since -- since  Bill Clinton told a Texas crowd that the congress forced the 1993 tax hike on him. Pelosi is a sick puppy.
  1. "Tomorrow, Congressman George Miller will introduce his local jobs bill, which allows for county governments and municipalities to retain workers.
  2. “Nobody knows better than you the strain on hospitals that never turned a patient away, and health care providers grappling with the challenges of the uninsured and shrinking reimbursement. You know as well as anyone, that our current system is unsustainable.
  3. “President Obama said, one year ago, when he called the first bipartisan, on March 5th of last year, the first bipartisan House and Senate meeting together with many outside stakeholders together at the White House, to find a way for us to come together. And at that time, he said: ‘Health care reform is entitlement reform.’  We cannot sustain the upward spiral of the increases in health care
  4. Imagine an economy where people could follow their aspirations, where they could be entrepreneurial, where they could take risks professionally because personally their families health care needs are being met. 
  5. “You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other.  But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket.  Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting. 
  6. “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy. 

Dear Connie:

Best Divorce Letter Evah!
I have no comment.  Ahem.

- Here are the other pictures I considered using with the divorce letter.  Did I pick right?


Just for fun stuff

A school teacher friend sent this to me. This is a child's name!

"Le - a"

How would you pronounce this as a child's name???

Leah?? NO

Lee - A?? NOPE

Lay - a?? NO

Lei?? Guess Again.

Are you resorting to tongue clicks yet??

It's pronounced "Ledasha" oh yes...you read it right. The dash is not silent.

This child attends a school in Livingston Parish. (Louisiana)

Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong. SO, if you see something come across your desk like this please remember to pronounce the dash. When the mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said "the dash don't be silent."
Frank & Evvy - Snopes says "undetermined,"  but it would not be that unusual - in the overall landscape.

Stop at McDonald

Gun Control, Judicial Restraint,
and McDonald v. Chicago

made easy

McDonald v. Chicago seemed like a no-brainer.  What gave me pause is this [excerpted from Justices arm themselves with activism in Chicago gun ban case] ...  
The only questions are: Which legal theory will the pro-gun majority use to arrive at the outcome it desires ....

Justice Stephen Breyer needled the majority about its rather situational view of federalism when it comes to "incorporating" the Second Amendment to make it binding on states rather than just the federal government. "Without incorporation, it's decided by state legislatures," he said. "With, it's decided by federal judges."

You see the dilemma. Reason magazine [Gun Control, Judicial Restraint,and McDonald v. Chicago] does a yeomanly job of backgrounding.  

George Will argues that ... Now contrast that with National Journal’s Stuart Taylor Jr., who....

But, of all the things I've read on McDonald, this coffee klatch on Of Arms & The Law blog has been the most informative,  and enjoyable to read. 

If Thomas had asked a question, the world would have exploded.

That's no dig on Thomas, just pointing out that he asks questions about as often as the Earth explodes.

Posted by: Ed at March 3, 2010 09:36 AM

In my dreams, Thomas' question is: "Counsel, if we were to affirm the case below, what would be the... unintended consequences of that?

Posted by: Davidwhitewolf at March 3, 2010 11:27 AM

 After all of this, I'll  fall back on our family's adage, "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." Abridging the very clearly written  Second Amendment is wrong.  End of story. We'll hope the [expected] decision for McDonald  is expertly crafted, thwarting the bad guys from corrupting, and using it to justify more penumbra emanating clap-trap. But, if not, we'll have the promise of the Second Amendment to fall back on, so win-win.

Maybe Next Time

What Bloggers Eventually Think About
Boned Jello

A bad divorce

In Passing

In passing ..
Stuff I found on the road to perdition

1) Is the dreaded National Idea Card in our future?
If Chuckles Schumer and Lindsey Lohan have their way, yes.

2) IRS to Track Online Sellers' Payment Transactions Beginning Next Year
National ID cards?  Gestapo tactics?  Is there a trend here?

3)Will anyone stand up to these monsters?  Yes.
Amazon.com Inc. cut ties Monday with Colorado online businesses that help it sell products because of a new state law aimed at getting out-of-state, online retailers to collect sales tax.

4) Wisconsin AG charges five with election fraud, two from ACORN
The state of Wisconsin faced serious problems of election fraud in the 2004 election in what some of us at the time called “The Silence of the Cheese.”

5) I hope it is Rachel Maddow. This ought to be fun.-  (comment)
“Some are talking about you running vs Scott Brown in ’12. I’m Chair of MA Dem Party,” reads Walsh’s “tweet,” which goes on to list his e-mail and cell phone as contact information for the unnamed candidate-in-waiting.

6) Swiss voters reject giving abused animals a lawyer
But, how did it get on the ballot, and who comes up with stupidity like this?  Has Hillary Clinton been in Switzerland lately?

Is Justice Scalia abandoning originalism?
....  if the opinion Scalia joins in McDonald matches his signals at argument, the justice will no longer be able to call himself an originalist of any kind. He will have to turn in his O-card and leave Clarence Thomas as the only originalist on the Court.

8) Surprise.  Barbra Streisand's head not filled with green goo.

9) How do you say “chutzpah” in Mormon?
Mitt Romney is out on a book tour insisting that Romneycare and Obamacare have very little in common.

10) The Vice Guide to North Korea - Part 4 of 14
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