Periodic commentary on issues and events in the land of the Big-PX; particularly regarding pharmaceuticals, science, and conservative politics. Formerly available as The "Medicine Vault" (recently deleted for security reasons and quickly snatched-up by some off-shore asshat).
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Right on the Money (no pun intended)
One of the joys of visiting back home is having the opportunity to read the local papers in Charlottesville and Richmond. Other than covering local events which is about all that local papers are good for, its no wonder the print media in this country is in trouble.
The local paper in C'ville, The Daily Progress (aka The Daily Regress) is about what one would expect from a progressive college town rag; overtly liberal with lots of bleeding-heart commentary and letters to the editor. But they do surprise you once in a while. Today's editorial page had the latest from Thomas Sowell; "Utopia Versus Freedom". This is perhaps the most succinct description of what the MIC intends to do with healthcare. It is a must read. Here's an excerpt:
"Let's go back to square one. The universe was not made to our specifications. Nor were human beings. So there is nothing surprising in the fact that we are dissatisfied with many things at many times. The big question is whether we are prepared to follow any politician who claims to be able to "solve" our "problem."
and this sums it up nicely:
"Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom." We have heard that many times. What is also the price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections. If everything that is wrong with the world becomes a reason to turn more power over to some political savior, then freedom is going to erode away, while we are mindlessly repeating the catchwords of the hour, whether "change," "universal health care" or "social justice." If we can be so easily stampeded by rhetoric that neither the public nor the Congress can be bothered to read, much less analyze, bills making massive changes in medical care, then do not be surprised when life and death decisions about you or your family are taken out of your hands-- and out of the hands of your doctor-- and transferred to bureaucrats in Washington."
We are doomed so for the masses, go ahead and jam down another quarter pounder, bag of Doritos, and a super-sized soda, and get back to American Idol. For those who still have a lick of sense, repeat after me; range time, ammo, canned goods.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Dissent over at the American Chemical Society
Nice to see that some main stream scientists are finally paying attention to the global warming (aka climate change) nitwittery and calling the doom naysayers bluff. Keep their feet to the fire guys; excellent work.