Sunday, 10 November 2013

Simply Observations

There's hardly a day when more crap over the Affordable Healthcare Act tends to fall.  I've come to this one simple observation.  There's a life lesson here.  It's for kids, teenagers, college students, political figures, ministers, business people, Presidents, and even farmers.  When you intend to do something in a colossal way.....with immense goals, mountainous expectations, and complex features.....it tends to be a failure in almost all cases.  Sadly, this lesson has been around for 2,000 years.

Andrew McCarthy wrote a piece over at the National Review....detailing how a CEO would be fired by his board, and likely taken to court by some state or federal prosecutor....if they openly lied to their customers and consumers to the nature that the President did.  I would disagree....lying in politics....generally isn't a firing offense or the kind of action to get you in legal trouble.  Maybe it's wrong ethically....but Presidents don't get fired for lying.

Noticed since the 3rd week of October.....with only weeks to act and create a new budget deal in Congress....virtually nothing has been reported in the news media?  No CNN reports.  Nothing from the Washington Post.  All quiet, with barely any whispers?  Yet, by mid-December....there has to be a new budget deal, and everything passed by late January.  It's like the news crowd is trying to avoid the subject and just wait until the five-hundred-pound guerrilla enters the room again.

Folks around America...would pay $12 on pay-per-view, to watch the University of Alabama and LSU play weekly....twelve Saturdays out of the year.  It's hard to imagine.....an entire season of these two....continually playing each other, and everyone being entertained by it.

Some German government health guy came to a brilliant moment of analysis.  He basically said that a bottle of beer (note: he meant German beer, not Pabst-Blue-Ribbon)....was sometimes better than treatment by some mental health professional.  Naturally, this offering of advice has been taken badly by the German mental health folks, and the medical profession.  Beer is never supposed to be "treatment" for anything.  The official?  Well...he spoke to the idea of beer at night around bedtime, to help a guy or gal settle themselves into sleep.  The medical association hates this idea, and would rather dose you up on some pill, and have you come by to admit you fantasize about wicked French women, dream of riding a train to China, or confess you like abstract art with no defined lines.  My advice?  A liter bottle of German beer (5.5 percent alcohol) is a lot cheaper than pills and regular visits to a doctor to confess your inner most thoughts and such.

2 comments:

Don said...

Other than being universities in two Redneck states, over the past half century LSU and the UofA had some common bonds going back at least to the days of coaches Paul Dietzel and Paul "Bear" Bryant.

Dietzel served as an assistant coach for Bryant at the
University of Kentucky before he became the head coach
at LSU and Bryant became the head coach of the 'Bama Crimson Tide. Both coaches won national championships.

I seem to recall that when these two coaches teams squared off against one another, both teams had trouble winning on their home field. Following Bryant's retirement, the two teams have virtually split the series. A recent poll of SEC fan bases found that over 60% of LSU fans singled out Alabama as their most bitter rival.

Don said...

Other than being universities in two Redneck states, over the past half century LSU and the UofA had some common bonds going back at least to the days of coaches Paul Dietzel and Paul "Bear" Bryant.

Dietzel served as an assistant coach for Bryant at the
University of Kentucky before he became the head coach
at LSU and Bryant became the head coach of the 'Bama Crimson Tide. Both coaches won national championships.

I seem to recall that when these two coaches teams squared off against one another, both teams had trouble winning on their home field. Following Bryant's retirement, the two teams have virtually split the series. A recent poll of SEC fan bases found that over 60% of LSU fans singled out Alabama as their most bitter rival.