It will be interesting to see how fast Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and other politicians will throw the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement under the bus now that five OWS members were caught trying a little anarchy of their own by blowing up a major bridge in Ohio. Fortunately these jokers’ plan was about as conherent as OWS’s message and they bought their fake explosives from the FBI. My local paper pinned the story directly to the OWS movement, but it will be interesting to see how the Associated Press tries to spinn this. Perhaps they were misguided or perhaps not satisfied with the peaceful means that is the cornerstone of the OWS movement (FYI that was meant to be dripping with sarcasm).
Somewhat lost in all of the ballyhoo over health care was a provision snuck in late in the process. Did the Democrats add some language to provide some relief to doctors against excessive lawsuits? Maybe they snuck in an allowance for insurance companies to be allowed to sell health care insurance across state lines and spread the risk? How about a provision to allow more use of health savings accounts that accumulate throughout your lifetime? What about loosening requirements for insurance plans to cover everything from addadicktomies, to botox injections (sorry Ms. Pelosi), to counselling when someone is mean to you? I know they added a provision to make health insurance more portable?
Sorry this is not a baseball post. Those of us living in Pittsburgh with the hapless Pirates; holders of the longest losing streak of all professional sports (17 years and counting) don’t talk about much about professional baseball. Our president gave his first pitch at a State of the Union speech and apparently did not hit the strike zone. I confess to not watching as I could not bear to see Ms. Pelosi popping up every 30 seconds, Obama’s use of the words “I” or “me” a gazillion times or his unusual speech pattern whistling his S’s. The fact that he is on television every 17 hours giving a speech did not weigh in his favor either. I played tennis on our Wii (I achieved “Pro” status during his speech).