cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
We learned a few days ago that President Obama had adopted the approach that former-President Bill Clinton used when dealing with terrorist activity in our country. Obama indicated that his Administration would no longer use the term "enemy combatant". This was in keeping with his decision, or apparent decision, to close Guantanamo within the next year.
We were recently told that President Obama would mandate a Cap & Trade bill that would create a mechanism for controlling the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that would be emitted into the atmosphere by U. S.-based businesses. At the time of that announcement, we were also advised that the financial impact would likely be in the range of $1,500 per year for the average household in the country.
It is nothing short of amazing that our president would think about, much less explore, abdicating the United States' veterans healthcare obligations.
As the undercurrent regarding higher levels of ethanol being mandated continued, the Wall Street Journal editorialized about the potential for damage to vehicles burning 15% or 20% ethanol. That editorial referenced that only a small fraction of the current 'fleet' of some 240 million autos and trucks could burn anything higher than 10% ethanol without the risk of serious damage.