He's On The Stage. Will Mikey Like It?

One of the first news stories I heard this morning was that little Mikey Bloomberg had met the modified criteria to be on the debate stage for the Nevada debate. For a while that even DNC scheming and changing the rules wouldn’t be enough to get him there, but Mikey managed to buy enough support through his non-stop ad blitz to cross the threshold. It will be interesting to see the questions that will be asked of him tonight. I’m sure the moderators have already received their instructions from the Central Committee and will be limited in what they will be able to bring up. But I hold on to a thin thread of hope that one moderator still has enough integrity and intestinal fortitude to ask real questions. Here are some I would like to see asked:

Mr. Bloomberg, everyone on this stage has been working very hard to get here. They’ve had to raise money hold rallies, answer questions at town halls, and news conferences. Many have even had town halls on Fox News Channel, of all places. All you’ve done so far is spend money. How does that qualify you to be on this stage?

Mr. Bloomberg, many of the candidates, have attacked President Trump as a racist because of certain statements he made. However, just in the past few days, we have been reminded of your racism in action and your defense of it. Not only your defense of stop and Frisk but your statements like how African American and Latino males “don’t know how to behave in the workplace,” among other things. You have apologized and said you have changed your mind. Why should we believe you?

Mr. Bloomberg, you have boasted in your commercials of how you have created so many jobs. But we are reminded of the numerous reports of your verbal abuse and harassment of women in your workplace. You have settled lawsuits in this regard. Given your obvious disdain for women in the workforce, why should any woman vote for you?

Mr. Bloomberg, in a now widely circulated video, you have made demeaning and ignorant remarks about farmers. Given how you expressed your utter contempt for some of the hardest working people in our country, why should anyone who has to get up and go to a job that you would classify as not needing much grey matter, vote for you?

That’s just a few of the questions I would like to see asked. But perhaps if none of the moderators have the guts to ask them, maybe one or more of the candidates on stage will. If they do, you can be sure of one thing. Mikey will most assuredly NOT like it. 

Some of My Retweets With Comments

Bloomberg needs an expert on narcissism like George Soros needs a buck for a cup of coffee.

Margaret Sanger should be required reading for anyone who considers abortion “empowering.”

You can spend two billion dollars on phony adds Mikey, but the people who know you are not fooled.

This is especially startling when you remember it is only Feb 16.

The Liberal Argument Part II

Health Insurance has never been more important to have than it is today. The days of going to your local GP for a few bucks are over. Growing up in the ’50s and early ’60s I do not remember my Mother ever paying more than ten to twenty bucks for any doctor visit. Health insurance was routinely paid for by employers as a benefit because it was relatively cheap. But times have certainly changed. 

Medical science has taken great strides in treating and curing diseases. Lives have been greatly enriched thanks to advances in the treatments of disabilities whether physical or mental. But these advances and their allocation have resulted in ever-increasing financial costs. We can cure more diseases, mend more broken bodies and minds, extend life expectancy into the eighth, ninth and even tenth decade. But the financial realities of paying for these miracles of science have placed those wonders beyond the reach of some who need them most. 

I don’t think anyone disagrees that we need to get more people insured but where we disagree is just how to achieve this goal. Putting it entirely into the hands of the government would be a mistake. The taxation necessary to fund such an endeavor would be ruinous to the economy. But that’s just a part of it. Relying on the government to run something as complicated as the health care needs of three hundred million people should give you pause. 

Consider the government’s history in programs it already runs. For that matter look at what it does with the vast amounts of money it already collects from US taxpayers. The budget deficit is now measured in trillions of dollars. If we stop adding to it today Our grandchildren’s great-grandchildren will still be paying for it. Government-funded healthcare as currently proposed has no workable self-funding system other than the rather silly tax the rich mantra. 

There is much that can be done within the current framework of health care to reduce costs, cover more people with insurance and assist those who cannot afford to purchase it on their own. I truly believe w can do this without blowing up the existing system and taking the lazy, unimaginative, and simplistic course of dumping in the government’s lap. It’s been done before in other countries and before we become too enamored of these systems we should be willing to assess the very real problems with these systems both fiscally and in the delivery and quality of the care provided.  

Alarming Christian persecution in Europe – 3000 attacks in 2019. | Times of Sweden | Your home for #RealNews

Christian persecution has increased worldwide in recent years. Now a new report by the Gatestone Institute shows that the number of anti-Christian attacks in Europe have reached alarming, record high levels in 2019. Anti-Christian hate crimes which has previously been happening mostly only in Middle Eastern and Communist countries, have now started to increase more …

Source: Alarming Christian persecution in Europe – 3000 attacks in 2019. | Times of Sweden | Your home for #RealNews

Priceless!

I will let this tweet speak for itself.