That’s Right Nate

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There’s a lot going on today and none of it really merited a whole article, so I thought I’d make some short and sweet posts on the news today.

There are exactly 27% of the American population that is sane.   I saw a poll this morning that showed that 27% of the American population thought George W. Bush did a good job as President.  Later this evening I saw a poll that said 27% of Americans thought the government should do nothing about the current economic situation.  I believe that they are the same 27% and these people represent the best and brightest of this country.

I wrote about Adolph Hitler Campbell and his family a few weeks back when Walmart had to save the kid’s birthday (I love that store!).  Now it seems that the authorities have removed little Adolph along with his sisters JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie  from the Campbell home.  It’d be really tempting for some children to be resentful of being taken away from the only family they’ve ever known even if it was for their own good, but I do hope the children will use the time productively to meet new people, learn about other cultures, and work on their manifestos.

Today in Illinois I was reminded of Senator Edmund Ross, the Republican who crossed party lines to save Andrew Johnson from impeachment.  Today we saw a similar show of bravery in Illinois when in a 117-1 vote the Illinois House voted ruthlessly to impeach Rob Blagojevich.  The brave dissenter was Blagojevich’s sister-in-law the newly elected Deborah Mell who crossed her own father Chicago Alderman Dick Mell–One of Blago’s most bitter political enemies.

Without George Bush’s veto threat today the tax and spend liberals in the House caved into the sick children lobby and approved funding to expand children’s health insurance.  We had our own insurance plan when I was a kid.  It was called, “Rub some dirt on it and walk it off.”  I don’t want to be working Saturdays because some 8 year old has a case of the sniffles.  Nearly 80% of this country’s children are living out of poverty.  When is enough enough?


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  1. “There’s a lot going on today and none of it really merited a whole article”? You must have missed the passing of Ricardo Montalban. The man who was born to play Khan, but could also offer America a car with Rich Corinthian leather. Add to that the death of Patrick McGoohan…..I am not a number….I am a free man!


    January 14, 2009 at 9:35 pm

  2. I just heard of Montalban dying and McGoohan yesterday as well. Montalban was 88 I believe which is a ripe old age and McGoohan I think was 81 which was how old Roger Moore was when he made his last James Bond movie with McGoohan.


    January 14, 2009 at 11:01 pm

  3. “I don’t want to be working Saturdays because some 8 year old has a case of the sniffles.”

    Nate, once again your perspective is shrewd and astute. It’s troubling that people don’t think about the actual real-life consequences of these liberal good samaritan policies the way you do.


    January 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm

  4. Thanks! I think being a father helps to give me perspective.


    January 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm

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