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Save the Patient? OR Save the Planet?

I’m not sure if the article I read is more a reflection on government-run health care or the screwiness of proponents of “green” anything;  it’s probably a little bit of both.  I think it’s worth mentioning and gives us a glimpse into the future. Being thousands of pages long and with the Supreme Court now […]

STAY OUT OF MY KITCHEN!

Let me start out by saying I’m not one of those size 2 gals who won’t eat a Hershey’s kiss because they’re afraid they’ll gain an ounce.  I’m a normal size 12 woman who has fought against weight gain all my adult life.  I try and watch what I eat, not always successfully, but get […]

I See Dumb People

Well, the nanny state is alive and well – at least in the hearts of Democrat Senators Frank Lautenberg, Dick Durbin, Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley.  They’re trying to urge the Food & Drug Administration to ban “flavored cigars.”  I’d never heard of flavored cigars nor had I heard of flavored cigarettes which were banned […]

Above the Law

Certain things seem so obvious to me.   It’s not that I’m naive, but certain things are just the right thing to do.  Particularly, when Congress has an approval rating of 9%. So why is there a problem with the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Tim Waltz, D-Minn., and pushed since […]

What’s Good for the Goose….

“The Richmond Tea Party is demanding a refund of about $10,000 from the city. Tea Party leaders claim the city has unfairly charged them for rallies while allowing the Occupy protesters to use the same space for several weeks for free. The political organization is sending the city an invoice for the charges incurred for […]

DESPERATE TIMES CALL FOR DESPERATE MEASURES

I have a weekly feature here called, “Down the Drain” in which I point out wasteful government spending.  I could probably post something every day but then my head would completely explode. The flip side of spending, as everyone knows, is how the government – be it on the local, state or federal level – […]

WHEN GREEN WAS JUST A LOVELY COLOR

There was a time when I heard the word “green” and I’d think immediately of grass, trees, St. Patrick’s Day and candies I usually didn’t like. Now, when I hear the word “green,” I immediately cringe. I cringe because I’m sure that the reference to “green” is going to refer to some new-fangled idea which […]

GOVERNMENT AT WORK – AIN’T IT GRAND?

I’ve said it a million times.  If you love the way government runs the DMV, post office, SEC in dealing with Bernie Madoff, Fannie & Freddie Mac, education, the BP oil spill, TSA and Hurricane Katrina, you’re gonna love Obamacare.  We’ve already experienced government’s track record and we haven’t even scratched the surface of the […]