Saturday, August 23, 2008

Biden may be the one. Awesome.

Well I hope this story turns out to be true.

I love Biden. He's mouthy, but he can back it up.

He's highly experienced in foreign affairs.

He knows the Senate inside and out.

He can play the compromise game well. It's what the American system was built on.

This should be fun.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

McCain nothing but an old fart whose stories are tiring and threadbare.

Two comments:

1) Saddleback Church Forum: I thought it a worthwhile endeavor as it allowed the public to see that Obama (despite the bullshit being spread by racist bigots) is not really a Muslim.

I thought McCain appeared stiff. McCain certainly lacked nuance and depth.

Overall, despite what David Gergen said about McCain on Real Clear Politics, I don't think McCain looked good comparatively speaking.

2) The McCain "house" issue.

McCain stepped in a pile of poo with his response to the number of houses question.

In fact, here it is. McCain loses track of number of house he owns.

Here's what I don't get: How can Obama be an elitist when McCain is the one who married a $100 million dollar heiress? Please.

McCain relies on his worn out Vietnam stories because he has nothing else to rely on.

My dad was in Vietnam and he made a point of trying to forget about it. I think my dad has the right idea because we LOST in Vietnam.

McCain is out of touch. And for him to try to be the "common man" candidate blows my mind.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pretty women need not apply.

This mayor may have stuck his foot in his mouth.

Unfortunately, he may only be telling the truth, no matter how "ugly" that truth may be.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Medical tourism creates competition for U.S. health care providers--It's a good thing

The Economist tells a story of globalization and market forces that should serve as a wake up call to the U.S. health care system.

When you view the chart of costs that U.S. patients pay compared to patients in other countries, then you may have difficulty justifying the usual refrain of "we have better care here, despite the costs."

Cost creates competition between U.S. health care and foreign systems.

It's about time.

It will take U.S. health care providers screaming about their lost profits before they get on board with socialized insurance. There's only so much fear-mongering about foreign health care people will stand. Once enough people receive quality treatment overseas, a tipping point will occur where it becomes standard for the middle class and the poor (the ones who support the health care system now) to leave the country for treatment.

Socialized insurance creates a dis-incentive for people to go elsewhere since they can be assured of treatment at home.