Archive for June 29th, 2009

29
Jun
09

Healthcare: The Progressive Insurance Solution

I was watching TV, when I saw the following commercials for Progressive Auto Insurance.

Progressive Insurance sells Home, Automative, Motorcycle, Truck, RV, Boat, and even Segway Insurance.  And so, I wonder, why not Life and Health Insurance?

The whole policy of Progressive Insurance is that you name your price, or you choose your own services, and build your own insurance.  If you live in a desert, you don’t need to worry about a tree falling on your home.  Similarly, I don’t need pregnancy insurance in my Health Insurance, because I am an unmarried male.

And yet, the State and Federal Government mandates that I must have Pregnancy Insurance in my Health Insurance.  It makes no sense.  Let me buy what I want, and ignore the rest.

McCain suggested this, and the idea was destroyed through media savy Democratic Operatives who refused to understand what exactly he was suggesting.

Let the Free Market fidn the solution.  Remove the chains upon the Invisible Hand.  It will work out.

But that would mean lifting the chains off the shoulders of the People, and that is something that the Government can not allow.  After all, we might vote them out.

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29
Jun
09

Unrest in Honduras

Wow, Honduras is in an interesting situation right now.  And Obama, unlike Iran, where we need to do something to support those striving to acheive Democracry, you need to stay out.  If you interfere, you will be setting up a tin pot dictator, and stepping on a Democracy that is not even thirty years old.

President Manuel Zalaya was acting in violation of the constitution of the nation of Honduras, and thus the Army was ordered in by the Supreme Court to depose the Chavez backed Zelaya.

I must say, Mr. President, it worries me that you are acting in support of Dictators in Iran and Honduras, and in opposition to the very ideas enshrined in the Declaration of Indpendence.

It scares me that you do not think that the Constitution lists rights granted by the government to the people, and not restrictions to the powers of the Government, as granted by the people.

As the President of the United States, you should be standing up for the right to Life, Liberty, Property.  These rights are not granted to man by the government, but rather by God.  We give Government the power to protect these rights through the use of laws, the creation of a central monetary system, and the creation of an Army and Navy.

Remember, this is a government of the People, for the People, by the People.  Not of the Government, for the Government, and by the Government.

If you want to show your support for Democracy, do not stand with Hugo Chavez in backing Zelaya.  Do not support Iran as they murder their own people for yearning for Freedom.  Support the people of Iraq as they struggle through the birth pains of a democracy, not unlike the ones we worked through under the Articles of Confederation.  Stand up for South Korea as they are forced to face down their beligerent neighbors and brothers.  Support Israel, the only established Democracy surrounded by genocidal enemies who seek only to drive them into the sea.

Please, Mr. President, stand with the ideals that our Founding Fathers enshrined within the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and support Honduras as Chavez threatens to turn them into a puppet state.

29
Jun
09

Sotomayor Overturned

Sotomayor, the member of racial supremacist organization La Raza, has been overruled by the Supreme Court today, in the matter of Ricci v. DeStefano, when they found that the city of New Haven had in fact used a disctiminatory racial basis for determing promotions within the department.

As background, the New Haven Fire Department uses a test to determine the eligibility of a Fireman to advance to the rank of Lieutenant, similar to that used during WWI and WWII to determine who among hte enlisted ranks in the armed forces had the potential to be an officer.

A number of applicants took the tests for Lieutenant and Captain.  With a limited number of spots available (7 for the Captain’s slot, 8 for the Lieutenant’s Slot), the top scoring applicants would move on to the next level.

In those results, no black applicants met the minimum score necessary to be eligible for the position.

The Civil Service Board of the City of New Haven threw out the results, because there where not enough black people in the finalist pool.

One of the Firemen, lead plaintiff Frank Ricci, testified to the board, that he had incurred over a thousand dollars in expenses, and had even payed a friend to read the text books he needed to study on tape, so that Ricci could overcome his Dyslexia to study for the test.

Today, Kennedy led Alito, Scalia, Roberts, and Thomas in the Majority Opinion that the dismissal of the test on the basis of race was a violation of Title VII.

Ginsburg led the dissent, along with Stevens, Souter, and Breyer.

If you read the opinion though, it reads more like a 9-0, and is a rather, confusing opinion decision and seems to be more a rebuff of Sotomayor.

Watching the Supreme Court of late, it seems like everyone else might as well stadn down, and we should just let Kennedy decide issues based on which side of the bed he wakes up on, as every case of late seems to come down to how Kennedy decided to vote, and as someone who loves the constitution, this sickens me.

More on the story can be found at the following:

Michelle Malkin

Gateway Pundit

Hot Air

Instapundit

New York Times

Heritage Foundation




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