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
Most all of us have heard the phrase, the devil is in the details. It is regularly used in business and in politics.
The Republicans have been trying to cause the details to be disclosed so far as the health reform legislation that is currently being 'built' in Washington, D.C. They have asked that the final legislation be posted on the Internet for consumption by the people at least 72 hours prior to a vote being taken.
The Democrats have thwarted all of these attempts because they can; they are in absolute control based on seats held, of both the House and the Senate. The House Leader, Nancy Pelosi has reversed her previous position to say that she'll not be forced to do that this time; apparently the uproar over H.R. 3200 taught her that lesson. The Senate Finance Committee, on a party-line vote, denied a similar request from Republicans a couple of days ago.
It appears that the Democrats agree that the devil is in the details, and it appears they have found the solution: withhold the details until after the vote.
No matter your personal position on government-run healthcare, you need to be alarmed and you need to voice your concern over these actions. Whether or not you are a Democrat or a Republican or an independent, you need to be alarmed and you need to voice your concern over these actions. Whether or not you are a liberal or a conservative, you need to be alarmed and you need to voice your concern over these actions.
Special Note: Please remember the Bugni family with donations of clothing for their family following the tragic fire that destroyed their home a couple of days ago. Their children range in age from 2 to 15 years old. The Germantown Police Department is receiving donations of clean, serviceable clothing according to the Journal Sentinel.
The Curmudgeon Blog today is titled "All Show & No Go?".