Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion

By John Ruberry "And it was inevitable that some of these people pushed back..." Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles. Could it be that the deep-blue residents of America's second-most populous county, Cook County--Chicago is the county seat--have had enough? Probably not, at least yet. But serious dissent may be bubbling as the effects of Cook … Continue reading Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion

The battle for life must go well beyond politics

President Obama and many on the left celebrated today as the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood. They used catchy hashtags like #100YearsStrong to promote the idea that this "healthcare" company has been a positive force in America for the last century. Meanwhile, seven million babies have been murdered by them. Is that a harsh way … Continue reading The battle for life must go well beyond politics

Good Thing From Government

by baldilocks The benefits of quitting smoking are manifold.  I seem to enjoy sunshine and fresh air—such as it is in Los Angeles—more than ever. I wake up and get started earlier and am happy about it—even with our seemingly dismal political future looming.  As soon as the sun is on the horizon, I want … Continue reading Good Thing From Government

Screwtape Applauds Sr Jane Marie Klein

Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father. Matthew 10:32-33 You know there are very few things more depressing when on a pilgrimage to the grave of a nun who built an organization proclaiming the truth of … Continue reading Screwtape Applauds Sr Jane Marie Klein

Senate Dems: Zero funds for Zika

Zika virus is ravaging in South America. It has been linked to thousands of cases of microcephaly in Brazil, and now it's emerging in Colombia, since, for Zika-infected pregnancies, microcephaly risk may be as high as 13 percent. While the virus is mostly transmitted by mosquitos, a man with Zika can transmit the virus to … Continue reading Senate Dems: Zero funds for Zika

Disconnect

by baldilocks Sometimes you have to separate yourself from the Internet for a few waking hours. I do it regularly in service to and in conversation with my God. But I find that it’s also necessary to do it at home; not just to clean your house, to cook a meal, to finish a novel, … Continue reading Disconnect

Natural Maintenance

by baldilocks Being blessed with great health and energy for almost all of my life, I found it disconcerting when I began to get tired at strange times in the day—like 1PM. The cure? Vitamin C and lots of it. An orange, a half of a grapefruit, the juice of a small lemon and a … Continue reading Natural Maintenance

Flint water crisis shows how the left operates

By John Ruberry The Flint crisis--dangerous levels of lead have been found in its drinking water--is a travesty, but one that the left is using to advance its agenda. Background: Two years ago after telling the the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in a cost-cutting move that it would stop buying its Lake Huron water … Continue reading Flint water crisis shows how the left operates

Stamping out Oughtism, a HUGE hole in Obamacare

by Steve and Timothy Imholt (mainly Steve, Tim was too angry, as he is an adult with autism and has an autistic son he pays out of pocket to cover.) Do you remember the debate about why Obamacare was going to be so very good or so very evil (depending on who was hogging the … Continue reading Stamping out Oughtism, a HUGE hole in Obamacare

Gratitude

I posted last week about the possibility that many people could be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Those of us who are paying attention are more than likely to be stressed or unhappy. I also mentioned some possible remedies to pursue.  Let's add something else to your arsenal; gratitude. I have been reading a … Continue reading Gratitude

Is the entire country suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?…

it's entirely possible.  At least for those of us who are paying attention. I apologize for my long absence.  I attribute it to PTSD. The Mayo Clinic describes PTSD as: Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within three months of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These … Continue reading Is the entire country suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?…

Answers: Where can women go, instead of Planned Parenthood?

Incredible as it may sound to us who are deeply revulsed by the CMP Planned Parenthood videos, some on the Left are still defending PP because "they provide health care for women who have none." As Dr. Ben Carson said to Jake Tapper, "I thought that they were supposed to be able to get all … Continue reading Answers: Where can women go, instead of Planned Parenthood?

Gee, BCBS of NC Hikes Rates Due To Obamacare

By A.P. Dillon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina just announced a big rate hike. The reason? Obamacare. Grandfathered plans will see a double-digit hike around 13.5%, but those who have plans transitioned under Obamacare are going to have a coronary. Their rates will jump anywhere from 19.2% to 25.7%. "Affordable HealthCare Act". 'A … Continue reading Gee, BCBS of NC Hikes Rates Due To Obamacare

Covered California about to be the latest failed state ObamaCare exchange

By Steve Eggleston After the high-profile failures of Oregon's and Massachusetts' state-run health-care exchanges, and the near-failures of several other state-run exchanges this time last year, the proponents of ObamaCare were hoping that the blood-letting of the remaining state-run exchanges was at an end. Indeed, there hadn't been any further failures. According to an editorial … Continue reading Covered California about to be the latest failed state ObamaCare exchange

The still broken Healthcare Exchange – More Bugs than an NSA target

by Timothy Imholt For anyone who has read my blog posts you know I have opinions that really don’t fit with either of the two major political parties. I sit in a zone that is forgotten about largely called the common sense zone, and there is no place for that in government. I have the … Continue reading The still broken Healthcare Exchange – More Bugs than an NSA target