I’m Betting on Ron Paul

Brad Warbiani has some news that is thrice as nice:

1.  Ron Paul has moved up to 5th in the 10 man field

2.  Ron Paul’s numbers are trending upwards

3.  There is a possibility that I may be able to gamble on the outcome of the elections (developing)

Seriously, this is really good to see, especially when you consider that the mainstream media continues to look at the Paul campaign as a loony joke.  People are starting to take what he’s saying seriously and paying attention. 

Can he win?  No.  Can he push the debate in the right direction?  Absolutely.

My Audition as Lindsay Lohan’s Publicist

“The substance police allegedly found in my client’s car was not on the person of my client and was allegedly in the possession of one of the vehicle’s passengers.  My client was not aware that this person possessed alleged illegal substances.   Allegedly leaving the accident was an lapse in judgment, and my client wishes to apologize to her friends and family for any alleged embarrassment she may have caused them.  The important thing is that no one was seriously injured by her allegedly uncharacteristically poor decision.  My client and her family are exploring her options to receive the best possible medical care to help remedy her alleged condition, and we appreciate the public’s support during this trying time.”

Venezuela, Can We Have Your Soap Opera Stars?

Isn’t it ironic that celebrities and “big media” news anchors in Venezuela are leading movements against a socialist regime, while a large number of the same crown in the U.S. seem to be encouraging movement towards socialism and governmental regulation?

Soap opera stars leading a march may not sound like a big deal, but soap stars in South America are the equivalent to movie stars here.

From Reuters:

Waving flags with the logo of RCTV, demonstrators packed the streets of the capital where news anchors and soap opera stars slammed the imminent closure of the opposition channel.

Barbie Fever is Sweeping Knoxville Blogs

So it’s not just me. Other bloggers in Knoxville are being bombarded with Barbie traffic as well.

Joe Powell :

An insatiable desire to find Hitleresque cat pics and porn doesn’t exactly boost my overall optimism in web-aware humans. It makes me wonder if there is some nefarious site of Hitler Porn which gathers billions of readers.)

I wouldn’t doubt it.  I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll end up saying it again…

Blogging is a lot like having a yard sale. The only thing more amazing that what people are completely uninterested in buying is what they are interested in buying.

The Barbie Cummings Saga Continues

It’s odd that this latest KNS article releases her real name (it’s Justis Ellen Richert by the way). It’s odd that in their first article they stated that she asked not to be named out of safety concerns–not sure who she was afraid of, or whether she’s okay with it at this point, but the cat’s out of the bag now.

The officer, James Randy Moss, has been fired and may face criminal charges for destroying the drugs she had on her. Continue reading “The Barbie Cummings Saga Continues”

Smoking Bans — Legislation in the Nazi Tradition

I’m watching a program on the History Channel that documents the non-smoking laws/rules instituted by Hitler in the 1940s.  Apparently German scientists figured out that smoking was bad for you (duh?) about a decade before anyone else.  Hitler banned smoking in his presence, as well as on public properties.  There was also quiet a bit of propaganda against smoking.

The Nazi view was that a German’s body belonged to the State, and that polluting or abusing it was damaging public property.  Individual rights be damned.  I’m sure glad that kind of thing doesn’t happen here.

Wal-Mart Walk In Clinics Opposed By…Doctors?

According to this article, doctors in Illinois are directly opposed to Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS , and Rite Aid. And why would doctors oppose a service in the marketplace that provides affordable, convenient, and fast health care to patients? Well, mainly because affordable, convenient, and fast health care are bad for their businesses. Oh you didn’t realize that your doctor’s office is a business?

Every day we hear about the rising cost of healthcare, but…

Walk-in clinics represent one of the most advanced and aggressive attempts by US business and entrepreneurs to drive reform of the healthcare system.

Sounds good to me. Of course, doctors are not readily admitting that they Continue reading “Wal-Mart Walk In Clinics Opposed By…Doctors?”