I have a voice archive
Category: Politics

November 30, 2016

thumbnail

Having health care is not a milestone

by admin
Categories: Economics, Government, Politics, Wising up
Tags:
Comments: Comments Off

I signed up for Apple Care, our state’s health care exchange. Until  now I’ve paid for my health care out of pocket and that has worked wonderfully well for me. I’d like to continue to do that and have a high deductible policy that covered me in case of disaster but that’s not available to […]

September 1, 2015

thumbnail

Why government will fail

by admin
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

Obama’s press secretary is on record saying Congress is afraid of the NRA.  Silliness.  It’s we’re the government and we’re here to help trying to sway public opinion and walk on our freedoms. It’s time we began recognizing and decrying this for what it is. It isn’t “control the masses”, though it could be. It […]

August 26, 2015

thumbnail

Everything Old is New Again

by admin
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Religion, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

There was a time in human history when communities were rounded up, imprisoned, dissected, murdered, starved and harvested, and the surrounding population turned a blind eye.  This complicity was national and the debasement of a whole sect of people was rationalized because they were considered sub-human.  A nation bought into this abuse because it was […]

February 26, 2013

thumbnail

It’s all about what is disgusting

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

I just watch the most fascinating talk about how our tolerance for disgust determines our politics.  It’s one of those illuminating discussion, one that I will watch a number of times. This is the second really illuminating thing I’ve run into in the last two weeks.  I’m on a roll!

October 24, 2012

thumbnail

Totally off the point

by Nori
Categories: Politics, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

One of the things that really bothers me in political discourse is this type of thing.  This excerpt is from a TAC article by Florence King. Everybody knows who Joan Walsh is. To liberals she’s a saint, and they just might have a point: her TV guest spots have established her as Joan of Fallen […]

July 31, 2012

thumbnail

Milton Friedman’s 100th

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Government, Politics, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

Today is Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday.  There are few people for whom I have as much respect, nor any I laud more frequently.  In celebration of his birthday, I’d like to extend this idea. What if, in the process of writing new legislation, a short treatise was required that referenced all the prior related legislation, […]

July 22, 2012

thumbnail

Why gun laws cannot work

by Nori
Categories: Politics, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: 3 Comments

One of the biggest problems we have as a society is the failure of the citizenry to attach reality to theory.  In theory, if you take away all the guns, there would be no gun violence, but that’s wrong on so many levels.  Gun laws just cripple the law abiding.  This is such an obvious […]

July 13, 2012

thumbnail

The Supreme Court and Obamatax

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

Since the Obamatax decision came down from the Supreme Court, it’s been fascinating to listen to/read different people’s take on what the decision means, both short term and long. Of all the bits I’ve heard and read, I have found the perceptions of Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University […]

June 28, 2012

thumbnail

Dashed expectations

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

ken n 1: range of what one can know or understand; “beyond my ken” [syn: cognizance] 2: the range of vision; “out of sight of land” [syn: sight] For some reason beyond my current ken, I expected more from SCOTUS today on their ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare act.  To say I’m […]

June 16, 2012

thumbnail

Favorite news sources

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Energy, Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Social networking, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
Tags: No Tags
Comments: Comments Off

In my RSS feed (I use Bloglines as I’m still boycotting Google) I have over 30 hard and soft news sources.  I can get away with having this many because most don’t produce a lot of data daily.  For example, one of my favorite singers, Diana Krall, adds concert dates every couple months.  I subscribe […]


user-avatar
Today is Saturday
February 27, 2021