My view ‘out the cabin window’
I know a while back I berated writers posting numerous topics on their blogs when I wrote “blog postings that briefly touch on many subjects but other than to bring the facts to ones attention, they seem to lack….substance. I too have infrequently compounded my postings with several subjects but they have left me unsatisfied with the results.” There is however an inverse rule to this, that being when one’s mind is carrying multiple topics of note and cannot create a worthy posting for each…should one just let them pass unnoticed? I therefore ask your indulgence and submit the following:
In a speech at the beginning of the month the President spoke of “his legacy” being fulfilled. He said that as of the March 31st deadline 7, 041,000 people have enrolled in obama-care. I have to wonder if the people of America agree with him. Considering if you subtract from the population of the US 316,128,839 those already on Medicare and Medicaid. Then if you further subtract 7% (those listed ‘officially’ as unemployed from that figure we arrive at 15,409,018. Lastly subtract the 7,041,000 “enrolled” and we have 8,368,018 people new criminals, in violation of the new law. I wonder if those people or the ones that already had health care plans but lost them because they did not follow the obama-care guidelines would think his legacy was a good thing.
Today yet another US court said that “We the people” have no right to decide how we live. First it was a California court today it was one in Ohio that overturned a voter initiative. I was brought up to believe that when you have an election or vote and weather it is state or nation wide whatever the voters decide will become the law of the land. NOT SO because narrow minded people in robes can take that decision away from tens of thousands of voters… I do not believe any mention of this was in the constitution.
On a personal note…e-cigarettes. The New York Times has published an article equating e-cigarettes with regular cigarettes. Being a smoker and urged by my family to switch I have started to adjust to e-cigarettes. They contain only nicotine nothing else, there is absolutely no by products except water vapor. The Times made it sound like they were worse than regular cigarettes. I wonder if they will publish an article on the 20,000 poisonings caused by tooth paste in 2012?
….and lastly in a lighter vain floating on my desktop for more than a week is a note about the bulwark of American journalism CNN. Because there was so little actual news about the disappearance of flight 370 and with CNN running almost 24/7 coverage of ‘no news’ it was to be expected that sooner or later they would be scraping the bottom of the barrel for something to say… but even I who has enjoyed listening to Art Bell’s many unorthodox guests had to pause when a CNN news anchor suggested that a “black hole” swallowed flight 370…..
…..maybe we can get him to redirect it to the White House.