Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crony Capitalism?

The only over-the-counter asthma medication, Primatene Mist, will be pulled from store shelves this year. The reason? A treaty signed by the U.S. that commits to limiting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as a measure to protect the ozone layer.

Of course, if every asthmatic on earth simultaneously sprayed an entire Primatene inhaler with reckless abandon, it would result in precisely zero effect on the ozone layer. But alas, ozone is not the point.

A few years ago, the old tried-and-true generic albuterol inhaler was also pulled, citing the international treaty. Conveniently, pharmaceutical manufacturers immediately unveiled the "new" albuterol (non-generic, of course). It doesn't work as well as the old stuff, and it costs about twenty times as much. Quite a coup.

Follow the money, as usual. This is a perfect example of crony capitalism.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What are they up to....?

Okay. I figured the NC governor quote I blogged earlier - the one about suspending elections for the sake of jobs (especially those of Democrat politicians) - was just one, "off-the-reservation" bureaucrat making the mistake of being honest accidentally.

But now this from Peter Orszag, the former head of The Merciful and Wise One's Office of Management and Budget.

Two open and honest admissions of contempt for our Republic in one day??? No longer an accident. They are up to something. I suspect redirection. Everybody make sure your wallet is still there.

Obama the Shape Shifter

Look out everybody. The self-annointed "Middle Class Warrior" is brushing off the "Negro dialect".Link

What is he up to now? Even most black people must surely know by now that he only turns black when he wants something. Don't they? Don't they?

Good God, please tell me they know by now???? He's a fraud. Fo' shizzle.

You Gotta Be Crappin' Me.

I saw this, and I am mostly mad with myself for being surprised.

Democrat Play Book:
Step 1. Commit unspeakable and horrific treachery against the Republic.
Step 2. Spend all the tax money on silly crap, print more money, spend all of that money...lather, rinse, repeat.
Step 3. Incur the rightful wrath of the People you have screwed.
Step 4. Insist on changing the rules so you can't be removed from office.
Step 5. Insist that anyone who believes we should have elections as scheduled is a redneck Nazi homophobe racist. Or worse yet, a Tea Party conservative. Or both.

You know, it reminds me of a conversation I had with the smartest person I know concerning the concept of tort reform. If the law no longer provides a legitimate way to achieve redress of grievances, victims are incentivized to seek remedy through other avenues. In other words, if you can't sue someone who has wronged you, then maybe you consider the idea of burning their house down.

Apparently the Democrats have made the calculation that there are simply not enough people out here in the real world who will fight a literal, real-world revolution to keep our Republic a Republic (and not of the Banana variety). We shall see. We shall see.