Archive for May, 2009

It’s now or never.

May 29, 2009

How about never?  Never works for me.  I don’t pretend to be an expert on healthcare or the financial aspects of same, but I do know that fundamentally changing the relationship of the citizen to the federal government is not only a bad idea but also unconstitutional, or it would be if judges like Sotomayor weren’t running around emoting all over their opinions.

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Arlen, a spectre no more.

May 2, 2009

With a nod to Mark Twain, the difference between the Republicans we want and the Republicans we have is the difference between spine and supine.  I live in the district of the most liberal Republican in the Texas delegation to the House of Representatives.  Ralph Hall’s lifetime ACU rating is 83.47 which I can live with because I know that he really is a man of principle and four out of five ain’t bad.  Snarlin’ Arlen has been in the Senate as long as my congressman but has a lifetime ACU rating of 44.47 which doesn’t cut it.  Two things are worth a mention as asides.  Ron Paul, also a Texas congressman has a worse ACU lifetime rating than Hall, but only by two points and he is a self proclaimed libertarian.  And finally, Ralph Hall was a member of the Democratic party until just a few years ago and had by far the highest lifetime ACU rating of any Democratic member of the Texas delegation in Congress, while Arlen Specter had by far the worst lifetime ACU rating of any Republican from Pennsylvania in either house of Congress.  Don’t let it hit ya’ where the good Lord split ya’.