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August 13, 2009


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Michael J. Cheaney

Saving industries run by thugs or letting the economy worsen....

The problem here though Paul is that unless you run the thugs out AND THEN save the industries by throwing money at them you are only throwing taxpayer money at the problem and doing nothing to solve the problem.

Then it just becomes an industry run by thugs with help from the Federal Government.

And that is something of a view that ALL Politicians fail to see.


On this same subject, I have a clip of comments from town hall protesters that support the claim this isn't really about health care. It's even more extreme than the Republican Party's position on small government. It's a move toward libertarianism.

Brad Clark

One of your better posts, Paul. Now about those Cubs...


Munchausen Syndrome

First, Paul, as I viewed the gatherings of tea-baggers and old ladies I was imagining a convention of serial bully ‘s but a larger percentage of the group seemed to be women. This opens the possibility of my favorite Syndrome, yes, The Munchausen Syndrome.

Munchausen Syndrome is an attention-seeking personality disorder which is more common than statistics suggest. Munchausen Syndrome, named after a German soldier renowned for exaggerated tales, is a predominantly female disorder in which an emotionally immature person with narcissistic tendencies, low self-esteem and a fragile ego has an overwhelming need to draw attention to themselves and to be the center of attention.
Fortunately, Munchausen requires an ancillary in support of the main role of the ‘victim’. This ancillary is the Republican Party. With these Munchausen’s in charge the R.P. shall be beaten, starved, pushed down stairs and poisoned. The Munchausen’s hope to be praised for how well they have tried to put the R.P. (and the country) back to health. Not infrequently, the ancillary dies.

Deo Volente


Keep your Negro government hands off my Medicare!


I agree that there is a lot of anger (and racism) that is built up and this rage is about more than health care. Yesterday's Talk of the Nation made it sound like there is a lot of anger about the Auto and Wall Street bailout and the Recovery Act.

The media is giving too much attention to a few loony angry people. I think that the congressmen should have stricter rules and some security at these events to keep out the people intent on disturbing the sessions.

While I am upset to see them getting all the attention and some of the most angry are very unreasonable and will never be happy, there are many on the right who have legitimate questions and concerns about the health care reform and if the left says that all the opposition are crazy libertarian liars, that will further divide us on this issue.


"Going back to the 1970's it failed to respond to foreigh competition and refused to market rational vehicles."

Both Ford and GM have marketed wonderful vehicles -- in Europe. Vehicles that I couldn't buy for love or money.

John Guequierre, Merrimac

I fear your assessment is accurate. As someone who once referred to himself as a conservative Republican, I'm now forced to consider myself "moderate." I may even try out "Progressive Republican." It's always been Lincoln's devotion to government sponsorship of a level playing field that motivated my loyalty.


Political positioning in a two party system is really painful for people like myself who don't much care for identifying with particular teams. I vote for the guy who seems most likely to do a good job, regardless of what letter, color or team he's on. I can't be a Democrat, I like limited government. I can't be a Republican either, same reason. I can't be a big-L Libertarian because those people are just nuts. What's the party for people who want to help the sick but make a living developing health care, help the poor but want Section 8 closed down because it does way more harm than good, dislike drug abuse and the war on drugs about equally, and want the government out of the bedroom and the boardroom unless they're making arrests? I don't think there is one.

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