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June 13, 2013
Overnight Open Thread (6-13-2013)
Best of Newspaper Humor
Unintentional of course since they have layers of editors and fact-checkers.
With tiresome predictability, Alcohol Concern says this must all be done for the sake of "children." There is, it seems, no interference into adult pastimes that cannot be justified in the name of those who are prohibited from engaging in them. For the moral busybody, all the world is a crèche.
It is not true that the society in which he lived offered him no opportunity for personal betterment. Adebolajo was for a time a student at Greenwich University, graduation from which, whatever the real value of the education it offered him, would have improved his chances in the job market, especially in the public sector. But it was at the university that he encountered radical Islam, that ideology that simultaneously succours people with an existential grudge against the world and flatters their inflated and inflamed self-importance. It also successfully squares the adolescent circle: the need both to conform to a peer group and to rebel against society.
I had forgotten about how much the left hates Reagan and even more - his Tear Down This Wall speech.
Before they hated Sarah Palin, or Dick Cheney, or Donald Rumsfeld, or Condoleeza Rice, or George W Bush, the Left hated Ronald Wilson Reagan. They hated and feared him - and not least for the way that he destroyed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in eight short years. It's not even that he did it; it's that he did it so apparently effortlessly. Reagan made his opponents look like chumps - which they were; I was on the other side during that decade, so I have some familiarity with the type - and he will not be forgiven for that until after his last opponent is dead in his bed of old age.
Britain's NHS has become so bad that people are paying out of pocket to go to a new private clinic that actually offers decent medical care and is open 7 days a week with no more than an hour wait.
Set up in 2008 by two Polish doctors, it has 6,000 Britons among the 30,000 patients on its books, all attracted by same-day GP and specialists' appointments that last half an hour and cost £70 - far less than rival private medical services.
And the true goal of ObamaCare and most health care reforms revealed: It's a tax on the young and healthy.
The banning of catastrophic-only plans infuriates me the most. Those are the only plans that are actually financially sensible for a healthy individual to purchase. Everything else on the market is a perverse by-product of the employer-based insurance system.
Because apparently it's so horrible that only contractual obligations keep them from dumping all copies into the Marianas Trench.
Why wouldn't it get a proper release? Let us count the ways:
A man stabbed to death with a stiletto high heel allegedly wielded by his girlfriend spent the last three and a half years as a top researcher in women's health issues at the University of Houston.
Yahoo group. That is all.
And my Twitter spew.
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