LEAVE IT TO PEEVER
Our health-care system is second to all
-Bumper sticker of the week: Oxymoron #41: Government Assistance
-Quote of the week: ÒVoting is easy and a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.Ó Howard Zinn
-A boatload of Republicans in Congress are not seeking re-election. Ray LaHood calls it tragic. I call it a miracle. God bless.
-Rumors persist that Obama is a Muslim. He has attended a non-denominational Christian church in Chicago for years. Those same rumors claim that John McCain is also a Christian. Now I worry.
-The Railroad Hall of Fame gets cut in half: One more half-cut and it will be getting close to doable. A $10 million dollar project drawing in about 25,000 people a year will be much closer to reality. And it should definitely be in downtown Galesburg, perhaps on the new half million dollar lot we own.
-Some of the finer things in life:
* A good vintage wine, say, from Missouri.
* A 37th anniversary. Lucky me.
* Counting down the days in George BushÕs Presidency.
* Getting together with a group of friends and acting silly.
* Reading about a community saying no to Wal-Mart.
* Watching white collar criminals go to prison.
* Waking up in the morning, having a cup of coffee, and having to play golf.
* Sitting on my front porch in the swing and counting traffic.
-A Canadian health-care survey: I was recently in Mexico. Seemed that about half of the people I met were from Canada. So I decided to take a little survey. We hear a lot from the health-care industry here in the states about how terrible the Canadian system is. So I asked twenty Canadians what they thought about their health-care system. They ranged in age from 23-71. All twenty stated that they were satisfied with their system and would not trade it for ours. Even after suggesting to them that they were socialist traitors, bent on destroying democracy, they were not moved. They called me a brainwashed, George Bush lackey. The interview ended on a somewhat sour note. Seems the AMA has been very selective about who they talk to in Canada. I couldnÕt find one person who disliked the Canadian health-care system enough to trade it for ours.
* Fools often fall in love. Unfortunately, they usually reproduce.
* The best things in life are free. Of course, so are some of the worst.
* Sure you think youÕre right, but I know better.
* Politicians waste a lot of time wasting our money.
* If you have a kid acting up, run away from home.
* Imagine you had everything you wanted. You still wouldnÕt be satisfied.
* Getting married before the age of 25 can cause premature loss of youth.
* One out of every four people will grow up to be a human being. The others will end up becoming something lesser.
* Out of six billion people on Earth, what would be the likelihood that we would end up with the dumbest one being our President?
* DonÕt be a parent until you understand the damage you can cause.
* If you claim to be a Christian, but oppose stem-cell research or despise gays, or support war, get a new hobby.
* Given the laws of probability, surely not every dummy is a lawyer.