Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Obamacare Rushes to Defeat

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!


  1. At various times during the video the camera catches a washer/dryer combo stage left. The front-loading washer appears to be in the middle of a load of "whites". Check 3:02 in the video for yourself.

    I really like that Rush is loud enough that the roadies can get the laundry done right off-stage without it being a distraction. It's as if they're exercising their own free will!

  2. We have bought some time. Now it is up to the people to dig through this boondoggle bill and reveal the madness of it to the rest of the country.

  3. Mr. Dart- Excellent pull. Rocking out to dirty laundry. They are quite the multi-taskers. By the way, is it just me, or is the drummer dude none other than Tom Hanks moonlighting? Another observation - Rush is from Canada, where the band members "enjoy" socialized medicine. That singer looks a little gaunt and drawn to me.

    cube- All is well. The stimulus has worked. Housing has recovered. Jobs have been created. All is as it should be, as declared by The One. Now go back to sleep...

  4. Take a deep breath, get ready to destroy ObamaCare in August.

    Message for Congress: if you plan to support ObamaCare, use the month of August to begin planning for a permanent return to your home district.

  5. Do you, too, get the feeling Obama's like the bad witch, "I'm MELTING"..couldn't be fast enough for ME.
    Helen Thomas yells at Gibbs.
    CNN's ticked off at newly-Conservative Lou Dobbs
    Rangel's in trouble
    The truth about Dodd's loan is coming out
    And Obama's so scared about not getting health care passed WHEN HE PROMISED THOSE GUYS PULLING HIS STRINGS he WOULD(who IS that, by the way?) that he's blaming BUsh AGAIN!

    Oh, poor Barry.....

  6. rk- Got 'em on the run now. Hopefully many will get that permanent vacation either way.
    Z- I had the best visual from your "I'm Melting" comment. Thanks! Maybe we could twist Algore's mantra and say that the Obama administration has a fever.