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
This phrase in Latin translates to: If you wish for peace, prepare for war.
The Baucus health plan has been released, and I will be reading it today and tonight, if necessary. It is the long-awaited "solution" that has been in the process as the "gang of six" met over the past weeks and months to hammer out a deal that could pass in the Senate. (If you want to read it, simply 'Google' Baucus Health Plan).
This was originally published in the Martinsville Daily Press on August 29, 2009: