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
The Washington world is one of intrigue, broken promises and broken laws. That promises to be demonstrated more and more as we find ourselves watching the final two years of the Obama Presidency with a Republican-dominated Congress.
The several clips (at four so far) from MIT Economist Jonathon Gruber’s presentations where he discusses the creation of the Affordable Care Act, Obama Care as it is commonly known, have elicited the following quote from White House press secretary Josh Earnest:
The Capital Times in Madison seems to have difficulty in accepting the fact that Governor Walker managed yet another victory. Oh, it accepts the fact that Walker has won three times in a row but it somehow has managed to reach the conclusion that even if Walker won, his policies lost.
The kerfluffle involving Jonathon Gruber’s remarks on the intentional use of the “peoples’ ignorance” so far as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is concerned provides stark realization of how ‘we the people’ were being viewed by the privileged few in control of our Congress and in the White House at the time of the ACA creation and its passage in the deep dark of night so we ‘could see what was in it’.
Veteran’s Day has arrived once again. We celebrate those who gave their all and those who gave as much as they were called upon to give. None of those who gave their all were aware that this would be the price until the moment arrived, and some were gone in less than the blink of an eye when that moment arrived and passed. Others met their moment and survived; some without a scratch and others with lifelong disabilities. And yet others never had occasion to meet their moment not because of anything they did, but because their time hadn’t arrived…although it could’ve at any moment.