I have to say, I much prefer Obama Phone lady to Sandra Fluke. At least Obama Phone lady is grateful, whereas Fluke would never say thank you, no matter how many abortions you lavished on her.
Judge Roberts, after ruling that the state has zero rights when it comes to defending it’s borders (save for the tenuous ability to ask for papers from law breakers so long as the states don’t racially profile, which will be impossible to do unless an ethnically diverse populous starts crossing in from Mexico) now has ruled Obamacare is Constitutional by simply retroactively calling the mandate portion a tax and not a fine.
The good news: Congress can’t fine you under the commerce clause for not engaging in commerce, The bad news: Congress can tax you for not engaging in commerce i.e. not going to a federally approved college, not having a federally approved gym membership, or not subscribing to a federally approved Cable TV package… oh yes, and not having federally approved health care insurance.
His explanation.”It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices…unless they choose to defend their borders then I bring out my slap it down hand.”
I thought May’s list of things to be aware of was pretty exhaustive. Not so June seems to be equally jammed with things that need our active attention…
June is Internet Safety, World Elderly Abuse, National HIV, National ASK (Asking Saves Kids), Gay and Lesbian Pride, International Level Crossing (train track safety), Substance Abuse, World No Tobacco, Seatbelt, Beach Environment, National Scoliosis, Helmet, ERA, Glaucoma, Safety, and False Allegation awareness Month.
I also found a website declaring June Goat Trauma month as well. The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation is warning parents that goats are aggressive and deceitful and traumatize as many as 6000 children a year at petting zoos. However, I am excluding it because I think the cause is just an excuse to sell t-shirts.
When Enzo Ferrari reneged on his agreement to sell Ferrari to Henry Ford II, Ford vowed to embarrass Ferrari–which he did. In 1966 the Ford GT 40 took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at Le Mans, the 24hr European endurance race. Leading the team was former race car driver, and before that former chicken farmer, Carroll Shelby. He loved the idea of a chicken farmer thrashing all those Euro-snobs. He went on to define the American muscle car– insanely big engines and fat tires on an anorexic chassis. But you don’t need me to tell you about it when we have Bill Cosby…
May is National Health Awareness, Fitness, Pet, Historical Preservation, Military, Foster Care, Hamburger, Asian Pacific Heritage, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Chamber Music , Short Story, Geriatric Care, Electrical Safety, Salad, Vinegar, and mobility awareness month. Or as I like to say, “National Hamburger Month.”
As someone who has worn the uniform and served in Iraq I have received good words and care packages from many well wishers who want to “thank me for my service.” It is not unappreciated even though My response is always a self deprecating, “If only you knew how mediocre my service was.” Continue reading