Archive for July 27, 2009

The AP reports that the democrats can’t pass heathcare without the republicans:

Democratic and GOP officials acknowledged Sunday that Obama’s ambitious plan would not pass without the aid of a doubtful GOP, whose members are almost united against the White House effort.

“Look, there are not the votes for Democrats to do this just on our side of the aisle,” said Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., the chairman of the budget committee.

The reality is not that they can’t it is that they won’t. These people know what this bill will do to the country and to their electoral futures. Those democrats are not going to give up their political futures just to give president Obama a cheap win (well not cheap).

Don Suber has the right idea:

Republicans should say to hell with the Democrats and the unprecedented and infantile partisanship of the president. The way to win back control of Congress and the presidency is to deny Obama the nation-breaking health insurance program that he wants.

He is right about that, but the big thing is we also need to deny the democrats in General and President Obama in particular the chance to shift the blame. In the Senate our famous Republicans from Maine will provide him with some cover but in the house he won’t get cover unless we give it to them.

If republicans in the house choose to give them that cover then they don’ t deserve our votes, if the republican party aids this monstrosity then they don’t derseve our funds.

We know the value of our ticket

Posted: July 27, 2009 by datechguy in oddities
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I was driving today, off to pay the mortgage and my property taxes, and had the radio on listening to Rush, during the 12:30 break the local station has one of those CBS moneyline breaks and they were talking about sports temas and the economy and the idea of dropping ticket prices and there was a quote from someone who was opposed to the idea.

The person said that they thought dropping the ticket prices was a bad idea since it might mislead the customer as to the value of their ticket.

THE VALUE OF THE TICKET? I think that changes in the way things have been done lately might be confusing something.

If I have a ticket to a Red Sox game it has value because I want to go to the damn game. It has no value otherwise.

If I want to sell the ticket it’s only value is the desire of someone else to see that particular game.

Now you might have a special event at a particular game but a game is a game is a game. If you are a fan of a particular starter or say of a team that is visiting the ticket might command a larger price (Read: Sox Yankees), but the idea that you might confuse fans as to the value of the product by dropping the price in this case is just plain foolish.