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The Infusion of Myth

Nancy Pelosi informed us that she will not be impeaching President Trump. There are a great many of people who have bought into the myth that the Mueller report was going to instantly indict and execute President Trump, but Pelosi’s popping of that bubble has them wondering why they believed the myth in the first place.

That’s the problem with myths. we believe them more than we believe the truth. Like daylight savings Time, which many, many people on my Social Media hate, there is the myth that we don’t need to do this and the truth that the reasons for doing it made sense and still do. Unless you just hate it and buy into the myth that “only the government would think that cutting a foot off the top of a blanket (whatever that is) and sewing it to the bottom and having a longer blanket” myth.

If you don’t, then you already know that there are certain advantages of Daylight Savings Time, which have changed over the century that we’ve been doing it.


Fabric Building

Here is an actual Sharknado Week story from Chatham, Massachusetts, where the beach goers have been startled by the appearance of Great White Sharks. In true American-do spirit, the town is CAPITALIZING ON THE SHARKS being around. In a few weeks, President Obama will clam that the sharks are being exploited by the now wealthy people of Chatham, MA, and that they should split the take with the sharks. BTW, Chatham, MA is now on my approved list of places I want to go.

Speaking of the Commander in Chief, he released A STATEMENT ON SUNDAY for Eid-Al-Fitr in which he thanked the PLRI for its “many achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” Oddly enough, as a historian I am racking my brain to try and find these instances of fabric weaving and core building, but I am having a hard time coming up with even one. Unless you count the tearing down of buildings to be replaced by new ones? Further, I note that Eid-Al-Fitr and its feast are about PLRI unity, and there was an attempt last week by the United States Government to broker a ceasefire in Gaza in time for the feast. I am no conspiracy buff, but I do note events and their timing is rarely coincidental. An attempt to celebrate PLRI unity while the entire Muslim world s not united over Hamas’ idiocy? I am sure that the statement is put out as de rigueur from a White House hell bent on not offending anybody except its own citizens. But this speaks to what I was talking about yesterday with the problems of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. It was consumed with political and ethnical correctness with no willingness by any sub-group to assimilate into the nation. We are seeing that same effect here now, and in my view, the government is pushing it with its insane insistence on not offending anybody – except its own citizens.

By the by, I mentioned this post on our Facebook Page that Kevin put up, it’s a PHOTO ESSAY OF PLACES AND PEOPLE CONNECTED TO THE GREAT WAR, and frankly it is impressive in ways that defy words. Believe me, it’s worth the time to peruse it and connect, even for just a moment, to what happened a hundred years ago.

The White House is trying “put on ice” all the deniers of Global Warming. How? Oddly enough they WILL RELEASE A NEW REPORT today that is sure to convince everybody that is challenging the idea of AGW of the error of their ways.

I still believe that Governor Rick Perry’s sending of National Guard Troops to the border is more political theater than actual substantive accomplishment, but the conservative narrative is that IT IS SENDING A POWERFUL MESSAGE. The proof will be in the pudding, as they say. At a cost of $12 Million/month to maintain the 1000 troops and their water bottles and cell phones on the border, how long will Texas be able to keep up the pretense for the sole purpose – as it seems now – of “sending a powerful message?” And what happens when that “message” is over? 

I say something and people seem blasé. So HERE IS RUSH LIMBAUGH saying exactly what I said yesterday before he did.

De Facto Death Panels

From the “Whoops, We Didn’t Think About That” file, did you know that there is a drug treatment regimen that “cures” Hepatitis C? Neither did I, but then again, until Obamacare (He loves that name), I never really had much reason to worry about it. Turns out that Hepatitis C is spread mainly through the use of needles (i.e., drug use) and in rare cases sexual contact. There is concern that tattooing contributes, but the primary source of infection spread is the sharing of needles. As it stands today, there are 3.2 Million cases of Hepatitis C in the nation, all of whom – at least in theory – would be covered under the ACA. The drug therapy to treat the disease is $84,000. If you do the math, you’ll quickly see the costs will be astronomical. And so, do we – under the Obamacare (he loves that name!) spend more than $260 Billion (with a B) to treat JUST Hepatitis C cases – virtually all of whom gained their illness by breaking the law?

The flip side is that they did think about this and knew it would be coming both in the sense of the new drugs and in the sense of overloading the system. Putting the moral dimension aside (and for you “pure” libertarians, should society have to pay for what was essentially an individuals poor choice?) and the legal issue aside, what happens when the cancer treatments become highly effective and astronomically expensive?

The State of Oregon – and others – is looking TO LIMIT THE AVAILABILITY of the Hepatitis C treatments since the costs will simply overwhelm the States Medicaid spending, all but eliminating all other healthcare spending.

So what we have here is a government that is trying to limit the service it promised to sick people based upon criteria that it alone will establish and then consequently deny treatment to those it deems unworthy.

How is that not a “Death Panel?”

Governor Brown is visiting with Mexican Religious officials in regards to THE IMMIGRATION CRISES. He still says that this is NOT a political issue, but a humanitarian issue. This is the latest effort by those who refuse to grasp the “rule of law” concept. Focus the discussion not on the law, but on the humanitarian or economic benefit of illegal immigration. It’s simple, if we as a nation think that our laws are unfair, unjust or unwise, we already have  mechanism to change them. That mechanism is not to allow people to simply ignore them.

The Sacramento Bee is advocating for MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS across the State since some areas can’t seem to get it in their minds to conserve.

The talk about impeaching the President is both foolish and – like the birth certificate – EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO DO. First off, it will NEVER happen. Even IF the Boehner led House passes it (and it won’t), the votes in the Senate are not there. And if you were counting on the GOP to win the Senate in November, consider that the impeachment talk is fueling fundraising and the Democrat base to make sure that doesn’t happen. And in the last case, even IF the House did pass articles of impeachment (and they won’t), even if the GOP takes the Senate and votes to convict (about as likely as me winning the lottery), you’re left with President Biden.

Happy Birthday to Thomas Heyward, Jr. “Who?” I hear you ask? He was a SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

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