"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jul 3, 2012


Please take a moment to read Jonathan Versen's "Fixing Health Care Good." It's one of the better summations, and is nothing short of an antidote to nauseating shit like this: "If you love him, be proud of him."


Jonathan Versen said...

Wow. Thanks. Glad you liked it.

Jack Crow said...

De nada. Really enjoyed your break down, Jonathan.

d.mantis said...

No doubt. It was the most clearly written summary I have seen to combat all the bullshit being spewed by progressives.

I really hate the fucking tribalism that these kind of situations produce. Here we have a historically bad law that royally fucks the poor and middle class, yet is deemed as a major victory by the very people who say they have those people's interests in mind.

There is no quarter for the poor in this country. No matter who is in power, they have bounties on their heads.

Philboyd Studge said...

That was an impressively lucid post. Jack (or Jonathan), what are your thoughts on the whole can't-deny-coverage-for-preexisting-conditions thing? Yeah, it might succumb to a death of a thousand cuts, but won't it help tons of people in the meantime? Or is there something I'm overlooking?

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BDR said...

Hey Man, hope you and yours are well...

d.mantis said...

Hoping everything is good with you.

Jack Crow said...

All reasonably well, here. Working overnights for a bit, and then trying to switch back my shift.

Older bodies don't adjust as rapidly as younger body's memories demand they do.

Thanks for well wishes.