Morning Reads — Thursday, September 11, 2014

On this day in 2001, our nation changed forever. While the events of that day are often politicized and de-sesnsitized by what we see from elected officials and the media, thousands of people lost loved ones. I hope that as the country mourns their loss today, the families have one day of un-politicized personal peace to also mourn.

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum


  1. Noway says:

    I am completely shocked, shocked I tell you, that it was a Dem who’s wanting to continue to whittle away our 2nd Amendment freedom by proposing a law to forbid minors from handling full auto weapons. Leave it to the parents, you idiot, to make those types of decisions involving their kids!

  2. saltycracker says:

    “Occasionally, our Bill of Rights and our Fifth Amendment rights have to trump our religious beliefs, and that’s the case here,” Tumlin said.

    What ? The Bill of Rights guarantee specific personal, individual, freedoms and reserve some powers to the states and the public. Religion is one of the fundamental freedoms. A no trump. The legislators define groups of individuals. In this case married. Be careful as what you define, you get. The article goes on to say:

    “The IRS mandate resulted from the Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor, which changed the definition of marriage in the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA previously stated marriage is between a man and a woman, but that definition was overturned. The mandate requires all retirement plans to recognize same-sex couples if they were married in a state that has legalized same-sex marriage.”

    The marriage group is privileged and entry will continue to be demanded until legislators stop defining it, worry about individuals and turn it back over to the no trump – religion.

  3. saltycracker says:

    The Republicans nor Democrats have put forth a sustainable health care plan – we hope all our reps review this proposal with an open mind. The plan does not repeal Obamacare but modifies it for sustainability and saving trillions.

    Avik Roy, a senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute, has had his 68 page proposal published: “Transcending Obamacare: A Patient Centered Plan for Near Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency.”

    Forbes 9/8/14 has an op-page by Avik Roy entitled “Transcending Obamacare.”
    Some points:
    We are not solving the high price of healthcare issue.
    The CBO reports the U.S. remains on an “unsustainable” trajectory driven by Medicare, Medicaid & Obamacare.
    Republicans want to repeal ACA but offer no alternatives. 36 million will be on Medicaid or Obamacare by the next WH election and it is unlikely opposition can be elected.

    Avik has proposed an overhaul of Obamacare that should appeal to Republicans: deregulation (a consumer driven market in an open insurance market), migration (Medicaid and future retirees to the reformed exchanges), innovation (competitive market)and the potential to save trillions.

    Every elected Republican and Democrat needs to look into this to get us back on track to reduce health care costs.

    The article is in Forbes 9/8 for subscribers. Other sites:

  4. Salmo says:

    Re: the New Orleans breakup over road conditions:

    If you list Orlando and Key West as cities you like to visit repeatedly, you’re probably never going to “get” New Orleans once you venture off of Bourbon Street.

      • Salmo says:

        Of course not. If a tourist finds Orlando to be up his or her alley, though, New Orleans just isn’t going to be a good fit. Nice roads are about all Orlando has going in its favor. That place is a hellhole.

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