- The older we are, the happier we are, says Yet Another Study. While this doesn’t account for those notable old grouches we’ve all met, I believe it.
- Maybe the grouchy ones can eventually go off and live in a neighborhood on Proxima b. Or we can go and leave them behind.
- And in today’s moment of rib-tickling, rolling-on-the-floor humor: Ezekiel Emanuel, architect of Obamacare, says O’care’s not in trouble at all! How could you even think it? It’s just that all those insurors are making … er, one-time adjustments. Yeah, that’s it. And Stalin’s next five-year plan will bring shining prosperity to all the Soviets, just as soon as we liquidate all those saboteurs and wreckers.
- The sad story of Rosemary Kennedy and why a president’s sister disappeared from view. (Times may be getting bad, but in a lot of ways they’re getting better.)
- Cops. Occasionally they do good deeds.
- Then again … sometimes not.
- Not that we need reminding. But Hillary Clinton’s not only a corrupt, money-grubbing liar. She’s such a raging bitch that she didn’t have to have Vince Foster murdered; she just humiliated him to the point of suicide. Then “disappeared” the F.B.I. files on the little incident.
Funny but the good deeds cops do could be done by anyone. No one needs a badge to help people (regardless of what any “law” may say), but all the bad things they do can only be done (or at least can only be done without major consequences) by bullies in badges. There are zero good cops, but there are some nice ones.
Of course O’Care is not in trouble. It was designed to destroy private health insurance, and force us all on to “single payer” socialized medicine. In that, it’s on track.
” She’s such a raging bitch that she didn’t have to have Vince Foster murdered; she just humiliated him to the point of suicide. Then “disappeared” the F.B.I. files on the little incident. ”
Or, maybe she was just Murder Savvy Enuf to humiliate him in advance to set up the Arkancide Ruse, and THEN have him sleep wid da fishies… (or put both a .22 round through his neck and THEN a .38 in his head, making sure to hold on to that drop gun and levitate into Ft. Marcy Park.)
[OT] I have noticed that most CW fans don’t get up until noon or so (slight exaggeration). Claire posted at 0150 and the first comment from Kent was at 0806. Is there some significance to this?
O’care is working as planned, the real goal is total government control over healthcare and the trajectory looks like that’s the endpoint.
Morning is a cute concept, but it comes too stinkin’ early.
I suffer from Morning Bodily Rejection, so I don’t do mornings. But my wrinkles come from grinning, so I must have been doing something right during all those many decades. Hard to be curmudgeonly when I’m telling jokes and laughing. I’ve always looked at the world as a great big playground, but I’ve never figured that it was harmless. 🙂
RL, why would that bother you? I have no idea why Claire would post at that time of the night, and don’t know why it would matter.
Now that I’m getting old, I’m usually happy to be able to sleep in until 4AM or so, when the various aches and pains make it impossible to fall asleep again. But turning on the computer is not the first thing I do, of course. COFFEE comes first. 🙂 Then playing with the dog when he comes back in… breakfast and – especially in summer – taking a second cup of coffee out onto the deck, watching for the first light, enjoying the sweet smell of the grasslands below and (sometimes) doing a little moving target practice with my pellet/bb gun on the over abundant rabbit population.
So much more to life than the internet. 🙂
The Kennedy article was very interesting (as is all of Madam Claire links). In hindsight you look back at Rosemary father and he seems to be a complete monster, he had to know what he was doing wasn’t right if he hide it from the rest of the family. I wonder if the families feeding their kids drugs today to help keep their kids under control and thus utilizing the latest medical techniques of the day; one day will be look back at as having taken the easy route at the expense of their children too?
Recently saw a very disturbing movie, the type I don’t usually watch (I’m more of a Shane, Schindler’s List, or Red River type of guy). I don’t do any of the popular video games but I imagine this movie is similar to some of them. It was called Sucker Punch. If you can make it to the end (which is not easy, but it sure did have interesting weapons & good looking women in it), it also had a very interesting ending & message. This is not a movie I would recommend however the ending did blow me away and the Rosemary article definitely reminded me of it.
If you read the fine print in the study:
“everyone involved in the survey lived in sunny San Diego”
So it makes sense they’re happy. All the curmudgeons were smart enough to retire elsewhere.
Gotta luv the ACA “solutions.”
More of what got us here will change where we’re headed.
“I have no idea why Claire would post at that time of the night, and don’t know why it would matter.”
I didn’t get the impression it bothered R.L. He seemed just curious to me.
But to clarify, I am most definitely NOT up at 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. posting. I’ve merely pre-scheduled some posts to show up then. I’ve never been a night owl and my wake-up time is more like 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. — usually. Full moons may indeed have me up from 2:00 a.m. onward, but if I were to post then, it would look like: Hou0Awde6 aatta tei[q853 a8 mdu foglblot.
But R.L., I have frequently awakened to three or four responses. Seems to depend a lot on whether it’s a single hot topic or just a collection of links.
Ok, that sounds reasonable. 🙂 I’d really like to be able to “schedule” the publishing of blog posts at PoL, but don’t see anything to indicate my particular software has that ability. Long past time to update, actually, so I’ll look for that feature when I’m doing that. Need to discover how to back up everything first…
Finally: University of Chicago Warns Freshmen Not to Expect Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings http://reason.com/blog/2016/08/25/finally-university-of-chicago-warns-fres
“I suffer from Morning Bodily Rejection, so I don’t do mornings. But my wrinkles come from grinning, so I must have been doing something right during all those many decades.”
I’ll bet you could probably receive substantial government assistance for that tragic MBR disability, Desertrat. 🙂
Not harmless, but a big playground. I like that.
Some have the opinion that Obamacare was deliberately set up to be so horrible that it would lead to a medical system such as exist in Canada or England. Imagine a USVA on steroids. As to that particular horror-show, search the archives at http://www.weaponsman.com.
Denninger at his http://www.marketticker.org has fomented at length about the numerous criminalities in the US medical system.
Ezekiel Emmanuel, at about age 56, figured 75 was the magic number. http://www.lifenews.com/2014/09/18/obamacare-rationing-czar-ezekiel-emmanuel-we-should-die-at-75/
RE the Kennedy clan, The Sins of the Father by Ronald Kessler is a very good book on that bunch, if anyone still has any interest in the subject. https://www.amazon.com/Sins-Father-Kennedy-Dynasty-Founded/dp/0446518840/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472159888&sr=1-7&keywords=sins+of+the+father Joe Jr, BTW, is usually depicted as a war hero. Actually, he was a pilot on one of those gallant missions where a bomber was filled with explosives and the pilot was to bail out over friendly territory with the plane crashing somewhere in Germany. He was warned by the engineers that the detonating system was faulty. In true Kennedy fashion he forged ahead anyway and the plane blew up ahead of schedule. The more recent one where the clan member crashed his plane off of New England occurred because he had no business with his limited experience flying in that weather. So we spent a mountain of money operating US government vessels to find the bodies, only to dump them at sea later.
At the risk of starting a conflagration here, I believe cops are people too. FWLIW, when WaPo articles are linked here I often don’t get to read them because I’ve reached my limit and I’m not about to give them any of my money.
I’ve probably mentioned this before, but Christopher Ruddy’s book The Strange Death of Vincent Foster is excellent.