Archive for February 2010

The Obama Plan

So we finally get to see the Obama version Health Plan.

Costs?  Higher.  Revenue generated?  Lower.  Mandate that killed the first bill?  Back, and even harsher.  Republican suggestions implemented?  None. Government veto on insurance rates?  Absolute.

So, in short, the Obama plan is to bankrupt the country even faster while taxing poor people even more, and bringing the whole industry down with price controls.

Change!

Oddball

A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children – the youngest a third-grade boy – was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting.

That’s a relief.  If she had been a far right political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama we would never hear the end of it.

NYT Wises Up

Mr. Obama has reacted by railing against Republicans for obstruction — as if Republicans are duty-bound to breathe life into his agenda and, even sillier, as if opposing a plan that the people do not want is an illegitimate tactic for an opposition party.

via QandO.

Constable Cortes Recording

Sign of our Times

I just realized that between all the things in my life, the thing that is most under attack, and at the same time, the most secure, is my World of Warcraft account.

My email account?  Meh.  Bank account?  Too much heat.  My WoW account?  Probably 100 injection attacks a day trying to get that password.  (Which is why I have an authenticator.)

The Worst Playboy Mansion Story Ever | TMZ.com

How do you take an ass whuppin at The Playboy Mansion on Superbowl Sunday?

According to the suit, a guy named Ryan Murphy claims he somehow scored an invite to a Super Bowl party at the Mansion in 2008 — a party where guests were “permitted to consume an endless amount of alcohol without restriction.” So far, so good — right?

But Murphy claims his night took a drastic turn after the party when a Playboy shuttle took him to a parking garage where party guests parked their cars.

In the suit, Murphy claims there was a backup in the parking garage and many of the “intoxicated individuals … became impatient and unruly”

Murphy claims the people in the car behind him began throwing beer bottles at his car — and ultimately dragged him out of his ride, where they proceeded to “savagely beat him.” Murphy claims he was knocked unconscious and sustained “several severe and debilitating injuries” from the attack.

Murphy is suing Playboy, the parking garage, his alleged attackers and others. Murphy claims Playboy knew that “incidents like this were likely to occur” — but did nothing to prevent it.

Here’s a word to the wise — if there is ever a time to hire a limo and skip the parking lot altogether, it’s when you have an invite to the Superbowl party at the Playboy Mansion.  That’s one that you want to show up at in style, not in your Hyundai with your designated driver.