There was a time when midterm elections made sense — at our nation’s founding, the Constitution represented a new form of republican government, and it was important for at least one body of Congress to be closely accountable to the people. But especially at a time when Americans’ confidence in the ability of their government to address pressing concerns is at a record low, two-year House terms no longer make any sense. We should get rid of federal midterm elections entirely.
Any takers for this bet: If there was a Stupid Party member in the Oval Office and the numbers looked this way for switched parties, the NYeffingTimes would call anyone proposing such a thing a traitor to the nation.
And, from the party that kisses the ass of "It's legal to hunt humans with high-capacity magazines!" Feinstein, we get this gem:
I mean governor, they hunt Democrats with dogs in these states.
'black or asian'... hmm, what might that mean?
The 15-year-old boy was waiting at a bus stop at 6pm on Saturday evening in Manchester city centre when a man approached him with an aerosol can and lighter and sprayed him with lit fumes.
The cadet, who was wearing his camouflaged uniform, suffered minor burns to his face and singed hairs in his face and right forearm, Greater Manchester Police said. He and his family are in "total shock".
He had spent the day selling poppies in the city centre to commemorate Armistice Day.
The offender, described as black or Asian, 5ft 8in tall and wearing a dark hooded top, walked off from the bus stop by the Manchester Gallery opposite George Street without saying a word.
And more of the wonders of Obamacare:
The Affordable Care Act was supposed to make health care more
affordable, but a study of insurance policies before and after Obamacare
shows that average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups by as much as 78 percent.
Average insurance premiums in the sought-after
23-year-old demographic rose most dramatically, with men in that age
group seeing an average 78.2 percent price increase before factoring in
government subsidies, and women having their premiums rise 44.9 percent,
according to a report by HealthPocket scheduled for release Wednesday.
More details in the story, but I have to note
IF you qualify for a 'subsidy', and
SOMEONE(as in everyone) is paying the damned subsidy, it's not somehow free.
Etc. I'm sure the people who lost the insurance they had and now have less choice and higher deductibles and are men paying for maternity care and such are just delighted with this crap.
And now if you'll excuse me, something- probably the idiot time change- has given me a headache. For which, thank Deity, I don't have to talk to some effing bureaucrat on a 'What treatment will you be allowed' panel.