Today, President Trump did something long overdue to aid users of healthcare and their families. This executive order (EO), still does not provide for more people to become insured, without further marketplace changes, which are not encompassed in this EO. And the EO will not accomplish everything needing to be rectified by our vastly flawed health care system.
Look, people, words mean things, and, Humpty Dumpty notwithstanding, they mainly mean what they are understood to mean by the people who create and employ them. Wittgenstein also notwithstanding, we mostly don't have trouble agreeing about most of the things that fall into most of the categories we choose to assign to the phenomena we observe.
I used to rent a house from the retired warden of Cook Som Kay, which is kind of famous being the big jail of the capital city. It was a very pleasant and modest house, the yard was walled and we had a jackfruit tree. Our kids were small and it was a quiet single story residence off the street behind other houses. Our only neighbor was the warden and his wife who used to putter in the garden and feed the chickens.
Whoosh-worthy Freudian slip aside, this is by way of an open discussion on: what really happened? Everyone seems to have an opinion, as do I, even if mine don’t bear up under scrutiny. (smile) Please chime in…
My belief is that it was a palace coup, or an attempted one, given portions of this reprint of the original June 20 (CIA) New Yawk Times report at the Miami Herald:
Tulsi Polls 3% in Texas
The most recent statewide poll in Texas, from University of Texas/Texas Tribune, shows Tulsi polling at 3%. This was a poll of 1,200 people, which indicates that about 36 of those people polled for her. Not too shabby! She was well ahead of Booker, Gillibrand, Klobuchar, and Inslee who polled at 1%, and Yang and Williamson were at 0% in the poll--and she was only a bit behind Harris, who polled at 5%.
Insanity to the nth Degree
Summer arrived this week bringing more heat with both the weather and arrogant American aggression. We refuse to learn, and so march ever quicker toward our own extinction. In part, I refer to global heating and the US refusal to even admit it is a problem...as we continue to market "Freedom" gas and crisscross our nation with poisonous pipelines. Even worse, we promote coups and war in Central and South America, the middle East, the Ukraine, and all around the world. All promoted by the corporate greed of fossil fuel, finance, arms manufacture, and all our covert mafia like secret agencies. The facade of democracy peeled away long ago. We are trapped in a corporate oligarchy...victims of a run away profit motive which over rides all sensible approaches toward a peaceful, productive planet which treats people with respect, equality, and justice.
Because Trump watches Fox News, Fox has an oversized influence on our foreign policy.
So it matters that Trump is being told that war with Iran, for the first time in history, won't mean people being killed.
broke my brownie camera.
You'll have to use your imagination.
It is an exceedingly beautiful image.
You know that snapshot in the back of your brain.
The reason you keep trying to find something equivalent.
Your eyes are the camera. Your mind the film.
Parties be damned, money be damned, nations be damned, religions be damned.
Peace to all people,
let the bells ring.
"War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing."