“Progressive” school district is puzzled to discover that markets work.
Boulder, Colorado, is the land where Democrats have ruled supreme since the dawn of time. Or at least since the 1960′s, which pretty much coincides with the dawn of time for me. Boulder is also the county seat of Boulder County, and the city contains the headquarters of the Boulder Valley School District, which serves schools throughout the county and beyond. The Boulder Valley School | Read More »
“Fully paid for” – words to loathe
The small-business aid bill is fully paid for. So our exalted President says. The state-and-local bailout bill was fully paid for. Nancy Pelosi said so, although Polifact thinks she lied. A border security bill was fully paid for, at least according to Chuck Schumer. What do all of these have in common? They’re all contemptible lies. As is the case every time those ugly words | Read More »
Barack Obama shocked, I say shocked, to discover he has employees.
Hey, everyone under the bus – move over! It’s time to make room for the Minerals Management Service. Dear Leader just discovered that government regulators and the oil company have been getting along well. He’s upset. He’s angry. He’s downright furious. He’s slamming those nasty corrupt government officials in every public forum. He’s as mad at them as he is at those evil corporate leeches. | Read More »
Attention: The Federal Government Wants Your Questions
Well, maybe not your questions, but they didn’t exactly say. Tomorrow evening at 7:30 EDT, the federal government is sponsoring an “online chat” at healthreform.gov to answer “questions” about that monstrosity they just passed, signed, and will someday hire someone else to read. I know this because I’m signed up for emails from this lovely site. This is the taxpayer-funded “.gov” official site featuring a | Read More »
Waking up disabled
Last week, I woke up disabled. Not “differently abled” or some such nonsense, but with something important that out of the blue didn’t work any more. This is the penalty you pay for living, sometimes, and I’m lucky in that it’s likely that I’ll have a pretty good return of function (although any time me or one of my colleagues tells you that “you may | Read More »
The Science is Settled.
The science is settled. Everyone knows it’s true. You’ve read about it in the papers. You’ve heard it talked about on TV. Skeptics are hard to find, and they’re wrong. Obviously. You know it yourself. Only now, the wheels are coming off the bus a little. Recent studies haven’t showed what was expected. And a few folks are starting to ask why. Sound familiar? It’s | Read More »
The really unpleasant truth about the deficit
So with a little research courtesy of the CBO prompted by a front-page article, I am now truly astonished. Everybody knows that the deficit is about $1.4 trillion. But did you know that total federal spending was only $3.5 trillion? Which means that we as a federal government borrowed or invented nearly 40% of the money we spent last year. If you earn $2100 after | Read More »
Help not wanted: Healthcare Reform will ruin MY life too.
I’m a doctor. Not the fancy kind you see on TV, or even the kind on one of those cool government commissions. Just a pediatrician, with a sideline in healthcare IT and maybe a little more knowledge about how the government works than the average doc. But I know enough to make a simple request of those people in Washington earnestly working to “reform” health | Read More »