One More Time – And Other Stuff

One More Time I’m finding myself hugely aggravated by the Obamacare rollout.  Not because of the technological incompetence (see "Sibelius"), not because I think it's ill-intended, let alone evil (see “Cruz”), but because it doesn't address the economic reality of healthcare, which means that it can't and won't solve the problem it's supposed to solve.  … Continue reading One More Time – And Other Stuff

Suppose We Gave a Tea Party and Nobody Came

I’ve been away for a while.  I hoped that when I returned I would have something funny and non-political to rant about.  Alas.  And this has the makings of a long one. I’ve had very little direct interaction with the Tea Party.  I have one friend who’s a member.  He’s a great guy, very smart … Continue reading Suppose We Gave a Tea Party and Nobody Came

Healthcare Solved – Really!

I’ll get to healthcare in a minute, but before that, a couple of digressions, which by now you should expect from me: First, my daughter Julia, who graduated from high school in May (a year early, no less) is now on Day 5 of her Latin American adventure.  She will be in San Pedro Sula, … Continue reading Healthcare Solved – Really!

Pin the Tax on the Donkey

The latest Time magazine arrived yesterday. John Roberts is on the cover, staring knowingly into the distance. He must be looking ahead to all of the Federal mandates that will be passed as a result of his ruling last week on the health care law. A few friends have asked me what I thought of … Continue reading Pin the Tax on the Donkey

That Gravity, She’s a Mean Little B%&*#!

A month or so ago, I had my appendix taken out.  It’s impossible for me to know how much the hospital and assorted doctors will actually be paid for this, but the face value of the bills for that little adventure came to $25,000.  That seems like a lot for what I actually experienced.  On … Continue reading That Gravity, She’s a Mean Little B%&*#!