Who’s To Blame?

So, Obamacare passed and it passed without any Republican votes. So who’s to blame for the miasmic mess that resulted from last night’s vote?

Republicans.

Every Republican that is sick about the time wasted on this ridiculous health care bill; who is sick about the process and dirty deals it took to get this bill passed need look no further than their mirror when looking for someone to blame. I know that everyone is saying that since the Dems passed this without any Republican votes that they own it. That is certainly true and it doesn’t take a political pro to know that there will be some Democratic heads rolling come November. But Republicans need to remember one thing when lamenting this new health care mess:

Elections have CONSEQUENCES!

Every Republican congressman and senator that went spend-crazy between 2000 and 2008 needs to look in the mirror and realize that this is their fault. They are the reason (not Bush alone) for the losses in the House and Senate in 2006 and 2008 that gave Democrats these majorities and this opportunity. Every Republican primary voter who decided that nominating a geriatric, ideologically fuzzy curmudgeon for a presidential candidate would be a good idea, needs to wake up this morning and say, “This is my fault.”

Like I said before, elections have consequences. Let’s hope this coming November that the consequences play out in our favor. If they do, and Republicans can gain a majority in the House and/or the Senate (extremely unlikely) let’s make sure that we do everything we can to get the bulk of this nonsense repealed.

Oh The Humanity!

As a proud owner of a Taylor 414ce (a much less expensive model than Dave Carroll owns I’m sure) I join Dave in condemning United Airlines or anyone else who would damage one of these beautiful instruments and not live up to their liability by fully compensating the owner for the loss (which of course should include a substantial amount for pain and suffering).

My Taylor

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Obama Vs Obama

I love it when politicians get caught in the stupid s— they say

And as an extra added bonus, here’s some Star Wars/Obama humor for you today:

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Royale With Cheese

The following was posted by Michael Goldfarb at the Weekly Standard. The last line is true genius.

In the course of Donald Morrison’s review of Au Revoir to All That by Michael Steinberger, we learn that McDonald’s is the largest private employer in all of France, which is sort of like being the largest provider of health insurance in North Korea, but nonetheless, it feels like a major triumph for American culture and cuisine. I once ate at the McDonald’s right next to the Arc de Triomphe. My quarter pounder tasted like hegemony.



Magnificent Monday Quotes – Finance and Industry Edition

Since it looks like the government is going to force GM into bankruptcy (only after giving them billions in taxpayers $), and rightly so, I thought today’s quote page would focus on finance and industry.

“Give me control of a nation’s money supply and I care not who makes its laws.” – Mayer Amschel Rothschild

“I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expense, and my expense is equal to my wishes.” – Edward Gibbon

“Ask five economists and you’ll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard).” – Edgar R. Fiedler”

“Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.” – Robert W. Sarnoff

“Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse” – Joseph Roux

This one’s for C: “The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people.” – Ron Paul

“I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.” – John D. Rockefeller

“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” – John D. Rockefeller

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” – Henry Ford

“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.” – Andrew Carnegie

“What do I care about law? Ain’t I got the power?” – Cornelius Vanderbilt