Monday, January 11, 2010

Quote of the Day

Now, let me get this straight.....We are going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president that also hasn't read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes…all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What could possibly go wrong?


From today's "
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At 1/11/2010 11:00 PM, Blogger W.E. Heasley said...

Ah, sage advise from J. Q. Public!

Thought J.Q. Public was of no matter to current politicians? Next November J.Q. Public will be dispensing sage advise at the ballot box.

At 1/12/2010 12:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Billl Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs. Hillary got $8 million for hers. That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years, repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything.

- Unknown

At 1/12/2010 12:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Men who look upon themselves as born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.

- Thomas Paine

At 1/12/2010 12:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't join us. Work hard, get good degrees, join the Establishment and serve our cause from within.

- Harry Pollitt, leader of the Communist Party of Great Britain, addressing students at Cambridge University.

At 1/12/2010 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it.

-Ronald Reagan

At 1/12/2010 12:40 AM, Anonymous Benny "Tell It LIke It Is Man" Cole said...

I am happy to see the health care bill bashed.

The 2010 Defense Authorization bill was 648 pages, and authorized about $1 billion per page. Who read it?

Here is some of the text:

Section 127b(c)(3)(C) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘2009’’ and inserting ‘‘2010’’. SEC. 1072. BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING.
(a) NEWPROGRAMS.—Section 2222 of title 10, United States
Code, is amended—
(1) in subsection (a)—
(A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively;
(B) by inserting before paragraph (2), as redesignated by subparagraph (A) of this subsection, the following new paragraph (1):
‘‘(1) the appropriate chief management officer for the defense business system modernization has determined whether or not—
‘‘(A) the defense business system modernization is in compliance with the enterprise architecture developed under subsection (c); and
‘‘(B) appropriate business process reengineering efforts have been undertaken to ensure that—
‘‘(i) the business process to be supported by the
defense business system modernization will be as
streamlined and efficient as practicable; and
‘‘(ii) the need to tailor commercial-off-the-shelf systems to meet unique requirements or incorporate unique interfaces has been eliminated or reduced to the maximum extent practicable;’’;

Oh, I am sure every Congressman read and understands that. That was about 0.015 percent of the text of the bill.

At 1/12/2010 4:06 AM, Anonymous Stephen said...

What does it mean "exempts themselves" from it? I've seen this on a lot of junk spam e-mails people have been sending me.

At 1/12/2010 7:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like USSR with a two tiered system - the central planners and everybody else. Work hard and study so you can be a central planner and enjoy the fruits of someone else's labor.

At 1/12/2010 8:10 PM, Blogger BigSkyBigBoy said...

"What does it mean to exempt themselves from this bill?"

They have their own sweetheart All-Inclusive insurance plan that they and their families get on on the taxpayers dime (like everything else) for the rest of their lives...

Yes, even one-term twits.

Trust me - buy every pitchfork you and get your hands on.

At 1/13/2010 2:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You make it sound like this was somewhat exceptional. Bills much more expensive and much more important have been passed with the exact same procedures (even during your favourite ggovernment).

At 1/13/2010 6:04 PM, Anonymous Stephen said...


It is true that members of Congress have a health insurance plan paid for by the government. What exactly does the bill exempt them from? The only requirement that I am aware of in the bill is that there is a penalty if one doesn't have health insurance.

At 1/13/2010 11:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You good old boys had your chance. Eight years most of it with complete control of Congress. Chose to do absolutely nothing with it but bankrupt us. Most of the $12 trillion (about $10 trillion of it) was spent on your watch.

Get over it.


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