an extra $600 a year in costs for one of the drugs that I import from Canada, right now, Lexapro. I just calculated that out a while ago. And that's not the only drug I take.
So, if this bill dies, I'll think what I already think, which is that it is an enormous clusterfuck that speaks badly for all the establishment Democrats that collaborated to turn it into what it is. And those Democrats deserve to get their butts kicked badly in 2010. I'm not a Republican, but a good ass-kicking may be the only cure for what ails this party.
It's a sad, sad irony when the status quo may actually be cheaper for poor Americans.
Why not send Amazon our own lists of other gay-themed books or films (or as Hitler would have called it, "degenerate art") that should be removed from their rankings? Now, I may be more sensitive than others in that I can detect homoerotic subtexts that Amazon can't, because they are too naive and too influenced by Hollywood's pro-gay agenda.
I suggest deranking the following:
The film "Big" starring Tom Hanks. The name alone is suggestive.
The film "Giant" starring Rock Hudson and James Dean.
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. (Strange characters "coming out of the closet." Clearly metaphorical.)
Oh! This has to go:
I'd Like to be a Teabag and Other Poems by Susan Roberts and John Bendall-Brunello (Paperback - Aug 8, 1991)
Masters of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover (Paperback - 1959)
When the Wind Blows by James Patterson (Paperback - April 1, 2000)
is that he actually DID play the game of Risk. We have been mocking him for years for playing Risk with the Middle East, and, whoa, here he is, playing it, and whaddaya know, he plays it just like he did the real war.
In fact, it turns the whole analogy on its head. "George Bush plays Risk the way he runs the Iraq War!"
Personally, I've always wanted to play poker with George W. Bush. He looks like the kind of guy that would call every hand and every raise, and even raise back when he has twos, slamming the chips down on the table for effect. And if he ever looked doubtful about his hand, you could just say, "Are you man enough?"
we jump to conclusions. Griffin might have good reasons that go beyond partisan politics that should be factored in. (That still doesn't justify insubordination, though.)
But there is a different kind of politics that infuses NASA. Read The Case for Mars by Robert Zubrin, a NASA critic that has been driving them crazy for some years. There were some reports that Obama was going to support Zubrin's plan in his latest book, Energy Victory, which might be setting off some alarms within NASA, who consider Zubrin a dangerous rogue.
Zubrin, by the way, was involved with conservatives and libertarians for some time back in the nineties in order to get support for his own idea for a faster, cheaper Mars mission, many of the ideas for which have since been adopted by NASA, although with reluctance. In particular, Zubrin and some engineers at Lockheed came up with a plan that was magnitudes cheaper that involved sending the return-ship to Mars first (before the people) and giving it a year or two to manufacture its own fuel for the return voyage using gaslight -era technology.