Saturday, November 7, 2009

Smorgasbord Saturday

Just a few observations on the health care debate in the House specifically and a few others in general:
  • I never thought I'd live to see the day the Republican Party would be so adamantly supportive and defensive of Medicare. Perhaps they need a history lesson.
  • They should replace the bad elevator music they have on C-SPAN during roll calls and other votes to that 90's song "Paranoia, paranoia, everybody's comin' to get me." Seriously, some of these Republicans aren't far off from the black helicopter crowd.
  • If we can all see that Walt Minnick is for big business over average Idahoans, why can't anyone inside the Minnick camp? Then again, those in the Minnick camp aren't necessarily insured and see no problem with denying health care to Idahoans, including themselves, so maybe there is a broad blindness inside the Minnick camp.
  • If "all Americans have healthcare," am I then not an American?
  • Walter Cronkite must be rolling over in his grave everytime the one Republican member of the House insists on ending his floor comments with "that's the way it is." Give me a break.
  • What a wonderful day it is for John Dingell.
  • Just when I thought the Idaho State Journal website couldn't get worse, it has.
  • Are the blogs ever coming back to the Times-News website? Since the new website launched, the only blog to return is the Magic Valley Overtime blog and a new one about Boise State football.
  • And last, but not least, congrats to my kid brother and the Declo Hornets who beat Malad in a state playoff game at Holt Arena last night 40-34 in double overtime.
Now, back to the debate on the floor of the House.

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