Friday, October 11, 2013
In a move that will surprise no one, well maybe the White House and Nancy Pelosi, but in my defense she is surprised at everything.
Nine companies have notified customers and the state of Nebraska that they will be leaving the individual market and in some cases the group market once the regulations come into play on Jan 1.
According to the Hill the Senate Republicans want to offer a plan that would raise the debt limit, and fold completely by funding the Government for a year at Sequestration levels. Notice it says nothing about defunding Obamacare, only removing the medical device tax.
So the AP released a new poll that will tell people what we already know. Nobody in the country likes anybody in Washington. The bad thing is that shockingly in this poll the GOP came out looking like the biggest losers.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
In negotiations there is a saying "shoot for the stars and you might get the moon." Basically ask for everything you could dream about and you might be able to end up with close to what you really wanted. Republicans in Congress have never learned this lesson. They shoot for their nuts and typically end up shooting their own feet. Meaning they start out asking for less than they should dream about and end up with only looking spineless with a bloody foot.
The National Park Service has entered its new role of totalitarian enforcement squad with vigor and enthusiasm not normally seen from government employees. After all that is where the phrase "good enough for government work" came from.
Of course I guess those people never got to live out the life of ardent ass-hat preventing seniors and tourists from seeing Old Faithful erupt.
Monday, October 7, 2013
I have read a few places this morning that we captured an AQ leader in Tripoli Libya. That news in and of itself is a great thing. We can interrogate him - turns out no Miranda issued yet - and hopefully get some real intelligence that can be used. That of course is a fallacy.
The ATF knows that the Fast and Furious debacle would be enough to get people arrested in normal times. Of course as we all know now these are not normal times. With Barry throwing temper tantrums over the shut down to make the average Americans life miserable we can all see that life is a touch bit different these days.