Freddie and Fannie healthcare and moral hazard

Obama had some proposals for improving the healthcare situation. Some of them sounded pretty good, like trying to get rid of “anti-competitive activity” in the insurance arena. The way it has been worded, it sounded like they wanted to target anti-competitive practices by the companies, that’ll help but they need to take on the big […]

Prop 8

It looks as though prop 8 has passed and will (barring last minute legal wrangling) outlaw same sex marriages in California. This is a law that is clearly about a certain part of the population just not liking another part. In my mind, any law that can be translated to, “Even though it has no […]

More on Obama

It seems to me that most of my friends and family are totally swept away by the symbolism of Obama being elected. Who can blame them really? A black man as president? A switch from neocon philosophy? Big suff indeed. I, along with many other people are a little worried about what happens once the […]

Republicans

It’s easy to see why republicans are disliked so much. During McCain’s (very nice) speech, Obama was booed. Real classy guys. No one likes a sore loser… There was general applause when Obama mentioned McCain during the acceptance speech. What is it that makes Republicans so good at being nasty?

Whew!

I have been pretty clear in my not liking Obama overall. I will say this though, for the first time in 8 years, the prospect of not having Bush and Cheney in the White House feels real. Right now, that is far more overwhelming than Obama’s win to me. He does give a good speech, […]

A Facebook group I just joined

It’s called 2008 third party movement. There are some significant differences between the various so-called third parties, but here are some things they have in common: “The Republican/Democrat duopoly has, for far too long, ignored the most important issues facing our nation. However, alternate candidates Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, and Ralph Nader agree […]