March 27, 2012

The pulsatilla is really pulsing...



... when Chip Ahoy stops in at my Pulsatilla Café.

20 comments:

Scott M said...

Open thread, correct?

Partridge said...

Neat trick Chip!

Bob said...

Throbbing, even.

Surfed said...

Disconcerting

AlphaLiberal said...

Riddle me this:
Why is the Massachusetts health care mandate not an issue at all?

Why has it not been challenged? Or has it?

Scott M said...

Why is the Massachusetts health care mandate not an issue at all?

Maybe because the powers not enumerated are reserved for the states. If I live somewhere and that somewhere enacts something I abhor, or see going south in a hand-basket, I can pick me and mine up and go elsewhere.

Not so much if it's done a federal level.

edutcher said...

Like The Blonde's ankle (or mine, sometimes) on a damp day.

AlphaLiberal said...

Riddle me this:
Why is the Massachusetts health care mandate not an issue at all?


Because it doesn't cross state lines, batbrain?

Scott M said...

A couple of days ago when AA posted about POTUS' comments re Zimmerman/Martin, there was some debate if Obama's "my son would look like him" comment was pandering. To those that didn't think he was pandering, how does the sudden appearance of hooded sweatshirts on Obama's swag site strike you?

edutcher said...
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edutcher said...

A lot of people have made note of that. The theory is the polls really are that bad, even among blacks, and Zero has to really turn up the heat.

The interesting thing is, if the Messiah had a son, he'd look like Malia and Sasha, not Trayvon Martin, wouldn't be caught dead (no pun) wearing a hoodie, and wouldn't be hanging around housing developments; he'd be at the country club with Dad (matching Bermuda schwartz, of course), or Spring Breaking with Ms Fluck in Barthelona, or checking on his application to Princeton.

Meade said...

Scott M said...
Open thread, correct?

Yes.

traditionalguy said...

Flower Power! Nice work Chip.

Joe Schmoe said...

Neat trick Chip

At first I thought you were playing on the band name Cheap Trick.

Chip Trick.

Meh. Not much comedic value, on second thought. Sounds like a Frenchman saying 'cheap'. I remember watching a cooking show on TV with a French chef, and I thought he kept saying 'shit pan'. Really he was saying 'sheet pan' with an accent.

Joe Schmoe said...

Why is the Massachusetts health care mandate not an issue at all?

Why has it not been challenged? Or has it?


Because its electorate is a collection of mollycoddled government-teat suckers?

Here's a hint: Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans over 3 to 1 in MA. So despite increasing costs, increasingly difficult access to care, and an increase in emergency room visits, Democrats will never admit it's a bad program. To do so would puncture their world view of a world run by government.

A few years ago, there was a ballot measure to repeal the state income tax. It was defeated 70%-30% because the mollycoddled Massholes got scared trying to figure out how to pay for services like police and firemen without the state government dispensing its typical patronage contracts to its friends and relatives.

Would you vote down an increase in your pay, with the tradeoff being that you now have more local responsibility for your own town services? I wouldn't, but that's just me. I'm not representative of the average Massachusetts voter, a textbook case of a Stockholm Syndrome sufferer if there ever was one.

There were efforts to petition a ballot measure for repeal, but it didn't get enough signatures. Being a conservative in Massachusetts is like being a Coptic Christian in Saudi Arabia.

Saint Croix said...

Why is the Massachusetts health care mandate not an issue at all?

States have general police powers which gives them far more authority in regard to what is or is not a crime.

The federal government has limited powers. Its powers are written out in our Constitution, which you really ought to read.

wv Ainta Assfan.

Ralph L said...

What repulsive flowers.

lemondog said...

CAUTION: Dog lovers may be reduced to a pulsating puddle of plashy poo.

The transformation of Fiona

David said...

Feed me.

David said...

Alpha, you really need to consider the questions of federalism and of the limitations of federal authority to enumerated powers. Your question shows that these issues do not register on your otherwise not-so-stupid brain. For the same reasons Nancy Pelosi scoffed at the notion that there might be any constitutional problems with Obamacare.

The limitations on federal power are not contained just in the Bill of Rights. The founders very explicitly limited the power of the government vis-a-vis both the people and the states before the Bill of Rights was adopted. Conservatives understand this. Most liberals seem not to get it.

Stiven Yentzch said...

nice blue flowers...
Stiv - juegos de vestir