Thursday, July 23, 2009

BigDog's Random Thoughts

The current debate is NOT about Health Care, its about Health Insurance. There is nothing wrong with Health Care in the USA. We have the best health care and medicine in the world, bar none. The question on the table is how we pay for it. The best costs. We pay 16% of GNP on medical care, Canada pays 10%, and they can have it. The current plan is just about the gov't stepping in and rationing.

I hope Obama does a press conference every week. The more he talks - as opposed to giving teleprompter speeches - the more clear his personality and competence becomes.

There are many things to say about the Gates incident. One of the things that strikes me: Gates is tight with Obama. He probably thinks nothing can touch him. Its a very tribal attitude.

These continuing stories of schoolteachers having sex with students shouldn't be a surpise. School teachers go to elementary school, then high school, then college, then go right back to elementary and high school. They have always been students, always been part of that culture and not the grown-up world. Why shouldn't they behave as teachers as they did when students? I generalize, but I'm afraid the front line of the infantilization of adulthood is the schools.

A man should be armed.

Sonia Sotomayor is a bigot. She is also not too bright nor well educated. She uses the wrong words in context: "imminent" instead of 'eminent' and dozens of others that she should know given her profession. Her body language gives away her lies when she says things like how her judicial philosophy is 'fidelity to the law' - did anyone note how she blinked? She will be confirmed anyway. I suspect she is a Party animal and doesn't take her job all that seriously.