All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

More transparency from the administration

If Congress was dominated by Republicans and the Senate was blocking the Presidents nominees from even being voted up or down, as so often happened during the Bush years, the recess appointment tactic employed by this bastion of transparency, openness and post partisanship might be understandable. As it is, with the President's own party in control of both houses of Congress and virtually no serious opposition being mounted against any of his nominees I can only assume that what he is afraid of is not rejection of his nominee for Medicare and Medicaid czar, but rather a public vetting of Donald Berwick's views on the "darkness" of free enterprise the desirability of government bureaucrats running all aspects of the health care system. The white house is already trying to spin Mr. Berwicjk as critical of the disaster that is the British health care system. he doesn't sound very critical of it in this video, however.

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