Archive for November 22nd, 2013

NPR Wields Shivs

The co-worker most rabidly supportive of Obamacare at my work discovered today how much his personal insurance rates are going up.

Apparently he was stunned, seriously asking “How can they go up? They aren’t supposed to go up. How can they go up?”

He was totally caught off guard that his rates could increase. I will encourage him to pay and pay with a smile because he doing his part to help those in need.
Only in Portlandia could a peanut butter and jelly sandwich be racist.

Oregonians disavow links to Portlandia. Look up the tv show and see if the chicken really is local.

There is one industry that I see leading the way for this tech, and it is an ugly thing. Digital taste.


I was listening to NPR on the way home tonight, because… Know thine enemy.

There was a guy talking about President Johnson and the Civil Rights Act. It was a good act and needed to happen.

But something he said totally pissed me off.

Essentially that it was championed by liberals who were squared off against Southern Conservatives.

If you were not a student of history you might read that as “evil white conservative republican”, which it would totally mean that in today’s context.

But I want to make sure there is no illusion.

By party – The original House version:
Democratic Party: 152–96 (61–39%)
Republican Party: 138–34 (80–20%)

Cloture in the Senate:[18]
Democratic Party: 44–23 (66–34%)
Republican Party: 27–6 (82–18%)

The Senate version:
Democratic Party: 46–21 (69–31%)
Republican Party: 27–6 (82–18%)

The Senate version, voted on by the House:
Democratic Party: 153–91 (63–37%)
Republican Party: 136–35 (80–20%)

NPR likes to say they are balanced. Nah.

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