February 16, 2012

One of those “Hmmmm…” posts

1. From the latest Ann Coulter column:

One theory for why Barack Obama pushed the contraception mandate right now is that it helps Rick Santorum. Others theorize it’s because Obama is an anti-religious bigot with a left-wing agenda. Reasonable minds can disagree on this.

But it may end up helping Mitt Romney by reminding people that the “individual mandate” is the least of the problems with ObamaCare. (The “individual mandate” is simply the legal argument for why ObamaCare is unconstitutional in a country that has accepted Social Security and Medicare as constitutional.)

This isn’t a Catholic issue or even a religious issue. Conservatives are falling into the Democrats’ trap by denouncing it as such. It’s a freedom issue. (Or, as Democrats call it, “the F-word.”)

If liberals like it, it’s subsidized; if they don’t, it’s prohibited. And now they can impose their left-wing authoritarianism on the entire country by calling their mandates and prohibitions “insurance.”

Well put!

The column here.


As I’ve said previously, the big bad Wolf and I don’t have a computer at home, in fact our cell phones are of the basic variety used to hold telephone conversations, not text or surf the web. We do our best, for the most part, to live an analog life.

I’ve been spending a lot more time than usual in Manhattan of late, where there are Apple stores (4 of them!) and of course computers in the New York Public Library — hence, more posting.

I don’t know how it is elsewhere, but here in NYC, aside from the overcrowding and the blatantly rude attitudes of most of the locals, it’s getting more and more like something out of Logan’s Run or some other decades-old SciFi saga every day.

Take the subway, there are recorded voices warning of everything from stepping in the gap between the train and the platform when you exit or enter, about safeguarding your possessions and keeping an eye out for abandoned luggage (if you see something, say something). There are recorded voices advocating safety on escalators, others extoling the virtues of substance sniffing K-9s while warning you not to pet them nor get too close.

There’s even a recording you hear at 59th Street and Madison Avenue: “The walk sign is on to cross Madison Avenue…”

Between all the people on the sidewalks and (dangerously) in their cars texting with others and proper conversation seemingly on the way out (who needs to talk to, say, his or her spouse on arriving home when they’ve been running a text dialogue all day long, detailing their every respective movement, what they had for lunch and their every thought from their A.M. goodbye to their evening commute?), we have all but become a race of high-technology dependent mutants. :-(

Maybe that last bit explains the apparent increase we hear on the streets in couples arguing with a “you haven’t listened to a word I’ve said!” theme…

Meanwhile, in the Nanny State millieu.


Conservative Christian groups are outraged that a school decided a lunch a preschooler’s mother prepared was not healthy enough and replaced it with chicken nuggets.

The elementary school in Raeford, North Carolina, decided the four-year-old’s lunch — which consisted of a turkey-and-cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice — did not meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Why? Because it did not contain a vegetable.

The USDA guidelines say lunches, even those brought from home, must consist of one serving each of meat, milk, and grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables. Those guidelines — introduced last month as “historic improvements” by the federal government — spring from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move! Campaign and signed into law by President Barack Obama.

HELP!!!! This is just going too far!!!!

It’s little surprise that: …spring from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move! Campaign…

Dr. Janice Crouse, senior fellow for the Beverly LaHaye Institute at Concerned Women for America, sees the incident at the North Carolina school as historic in another sense. She says it is just another way government intrudes on the rights of parents.

“It’s another way that the government says it knows best, another way to waste taxpayer dollars, quite frankly, and to really irritate parents,” Crouse tells OneNewsNow.

Ooooh, if these commie-bamas had been around when Wolf and I were raising our two sons and had tried that same garbage!

At this point, had I been a drinking woman, I would no doubt be reaching, hands trembling with anger, for a bottle of something suitably strong… Instead, I’m being “good” and merely gnashing my teeth with rage that this country, founded in the name of freedom, is gradually becoming anything but as the left slowly and inexorably advances toward a takeover as it has in so many other countries where, like here, those of right thinking persuation increasingly sit by and allow those who would deprive us, from within, of liberty to have their way…

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