No health vote before recess
That's the happiest news I'm reading this morning through the steam from my morning coffee. Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk.... but most importantly - no health care vote. One of the more memorable rock lyrics blasts away in my head unbidden...
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
Obviously a line from "Freewill", by Rush. They aren't one of my favorite bands, but I never turn the station on the radio when they come on. I've always associated the above line with any indecision I come across, whether my own or someone else's. In this case of congressional indecision, we are much better off, for we still do not have a government-run socialized obamacare plan which puts private insurers out of business, rations care to the point where you either get better on your own while in the waiting room or assume room temperature, and sucks the will out of our best and brightest young people to become doctors.
I'm sure I would be disappointed in the intended meaning behind the lyrics to Freewill, but that doesn't much matter to me. I attach my own significance to them... much like The Pretenders' “My City Was Gone” has become Limbaugh's (a different "Rush") theme song, much to ultra-lib singer Chrissie Hynde's dismay. So let's try a few more.
CONYERS: “I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill'. What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
A planet of playthings,
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot perceive.
OBAMA: "The stars are aligned” to pass my health care agenda.
"The stars aren't aligned
Or the gods are malign"-
Blame is better to give than receive.
PELOSI: "We're still working, still talking, making good progress."
You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
OBAMA: "The time has come for universal health care in America."
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill;
WE THE PEOPLE: (per Rasmussen) 1* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?
25% Strongly favor
22% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
41% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure
I will choose a path that's clear-
I will choose Free Will.
Or just enjoy the song
In other good news:
There is reportedly a slight housing market rebound taking place in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Minneapolis and San Francisco. I have extrapolated the data and have determined that Michigan will be the 50th state to recover. Not only do my calculations show that I will regain the $50K negative equity by 2029, I will own my kitchen pantry/converted panic room outright by 2030!