This is for my conservative friends who are celebrating the healthcare bill’s demise. You’ll want to read it all.
Let’s begin with a little story about a crossing guard.
Imagine you are standing at a dangerous intersection now. Cars whizzing by nonstop in all 4 directions. You feel powerless and frustrated. There are no structural safeguards, no physical barriers, to keep us from getting hit. There is a crossing guard, though.
Read more →President Trump is teaching the world a huge lesson. That valuable lesson goes something like this:
Don’t be needy.
Jim Camp is a world-famous negotiation coach. Jim has led some enormous negotiations: labor disputes, huge multi-national buys, and mergers. This is is what Jim says about neediness in his book Start With No:
It is absolutely imperative that you as a negotiator understand the importance of this point. You do NOT need this deal, because** to be needy is to lose control and make bad decisions**.
Read more →I’ll let one of my favorite thinkers, St. Louis native Don Peppers, tell about St. Louis in 1850:
My hometown of St. Louis, Missouri was the largest city west of the Mississippi River in 1850, and the second largest port city in the entire country. Only New York handled more tonnage than the riverboats that docked, often more than a hundred at a time, at the St. Louis levee. Among other things, the riverboats supplied equipment, people, horses, and other materials to a burgeoning population of pioneers who rode wagon trains out from St.
Read more →Related articles If you can’t find full-time work, blame Obamacare.
One reason the Middle Class has shriveled and wages shrunk over the the past four years is underemployment. People want full time work, but settle for anything. And anything is usually part time.
Most of the fantastic new jobs created since the 2009 have been part-time jobs.
Read more →In the Ronald Reagan movie Kings Row, Reagan plays Drake McHugh, whose legs are sawn off by a sadistic, class-conscious doctor.
Everyone remembers the line “Where’s the rest of me?” No remembers what happens after that. I’ll fill you in.
McHugh’s best friend, a psychiatrist, decides to tell McHugh (Reagan) the truth: his legs were perfectly healthy, but the doctor cut them off to keep the lower class McHugh from pursuing the doctor’s debutante daughter.
Read more →I had to go to the doctor today. The reason’s not important. Here’s what is:
It took my doctor 10 minutes to describe my symptoms into a government-mandated voice recognition system.
In the old days, the doctor took notes. Now, he has to recite his observations into a Mad Men-era dictaphone. “Male, age 48, blood pressure one-twenty-one over seventy-three … “
The damn machine (government medical technology) couldn’t understand half the doctor’s words.
Read more →The term “United States” is both plural (many states united) and singular (the United States). The tag line “e pluribus unum” loses its meaning if we cease to be many, if we give up our identities as individual states. As states, we are as different from each other as the United States is from Canada.
The United States are most powerful pursuing opportunities and fixing problems in the plural but defending in the singular.
Read more →by Bill Hennessy and Jim Durbin
John Knowles’s classic novel, A Separate Peace, begins memorably:
I went back to the Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before … as if a coat of varnish had been put over everything for better preservation.
I get precisely the opposite feel when I look at the Republican Party.
Read more →By now you’ve seen the sensational headlines:
* People Are Saying That Obama's Healthcare Law Got Massacred At The Supreme Court Today Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/politics#ixzz1qMjfnTtF * Here Is The Moment When Justice Alito Shredded Verrilli At The Obamacare Hearings
Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/politics#ixzz1qMjjQXFM * Skeptical Kennedy signals trouble for Obama’s healthcare law * Supreme Court Health Care Law: Justices Come Down Hard On The Mandate
And so it goes.
Before we start dancing in the streets, let’s face a little reality.
Read more →Obama’s dictate that Catholic organizations must participate in contraception and abortion has nothing to do with healthcare or rights or contraception or anything of the sort. Not at all. Modern dictatorships don’t operate that way.
**Obama just destroyed the free practice clause of the First Amendment, and that’s exactly what he intended. **
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
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