Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Week in News

I can't wait for universal health care. But if you have the money you can always come here for health care...till the government gets their way.

Al Gore still refuses to shut up. At least people are finally starting to call him on his financial interests in the whole thing.

Some JBTs cracked down on a Philly bar for selling "unlicensed" beer. Apparently in Philadelphia a brewer has to register the names of their beer with the state. If it's not properly registered then the cops can raid the bars that have paid for and are selling the beer and confiscate their inventory. But if the beer's legal they'll get it back.....in 6 to 7 months after it's most likely already turned skunky. I wonder who this tavern owner pissed off. Laws like this are bullshit. If a law is so convoluted that you can't help but break it at some point then it can be used as a weapon. This is supposed to be why we have juries and appeals.

If you're into cheese making this chef has a pretty interesting recipe. He started making cheese out of his wife's breast milk...and people actually want to try it. Other people are using it as a weapon.

This guy deserves some time in the spotlight. Its too bad that we don't hear more of these stories. I guess that's because they don't tell these stories when it's our troops doing the heroics. No I'm not saying that our troops are more heroic than the troops of other countries. We just have a LOT more troops over there than anyone else does so I have a hard time believing that this type of stuff isn't happening on a regular basis. Patrick Kennedy agrees.

Nancy Pelousy seems to be losing her political clout in the House pretty quickly. Seriously...comments like this don't scare you?

“You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other." "Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.

“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy. "

/shudder. The whole healthcare fiasco is just melting my brain. One day they're ready to pass it. The next day they don't have enough votes. Personally, I think that it will be a nightmare. We need to do something but what they're proposing isn't the answer. How about presenting us with something that we can understand? Yeah yeah yeah...healthcare is complicated. We can still do things one step at a time. Educate people. Let them know how much things are going to cost. Allow for more competition.

Crazy stuff is still going on along the border.

It looks like Google is going to officially pull out of China. I can't say that I blame them. Then again, they're working with the NSA. That bugs me as much as the NSA/AT&T alliance from a few years ago. Maybe more. Einstein 3 doesn't do anything to ease my worries. Oh yeah....and the government also wants a national broadband plan. Why fight it? Let's just keep making it easier for them. Privacy is overrated, anyway. If you're not doing anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about. Please move along.