Socialized Medicine Elizabeth Warren Stephen Colbert
Politics

Stephen Colbert echoes my claim that socialized medicine is like public school

As I did, Stephen Colbert analogizes socialized medicine to public school, but he misses that this analogy reveals how bad socialized medicine will be. A little background: On Friday, Scott Adams did a podcast in which he inquired whether there had been any critiques of the hybrid healthcare plan some [Read More]

Healthcare
Politics

Why Buttigieg’s and Biden’s healthcare plan is a bad thing (No. 17 Bookworm Podcast)

Socialized medicine is bad and the “moderate” plan to have a public/private hybrid healthcare system only draws out the agony on the road to single payer. (If you prefer listening over reading, the companion podcast to this post is embedded below, or you can listen to it at Libsyn or at Apple [Read More]

Bernie Sanders
Politics

To too many, a Bernie life takeover is a GOOD thing

Sadly, not only Leftists, but beleaguered working and lower middle class voters will like the Bernie promise to make their lives safer and easier. Monica Showalter of American Thinker, is one of the most astute political bloggers out there. Nevertheless, I believe her conservative outlook caused her to make a [Read More]

Bookworm Beat Mob
Politics

Bookworm Beat 4/10/19 — the flyover country edition

This discursive Bookworm Beat wanders from American black culture, to evil Leftists, to the wonders of Wal-Mart versus the horrors of socialized medicine. Everything Leftists hate about America. I’ve been spending some time of late in small town America — in Eastern Tennessee to be specific. Frankly, I can see why [Read More]

Politics

Bookworm Beat 8/20/2018 — the Leftist double standards edition

Today’s tales of Lefty craziness have as a common denominator the double standards that infect every issue they touch, especially around Trump and Brennan. It’s only sexual assault when Trump muses about it hypothetically. I know you remember the Access Hollywood tape in which Trump said, with complete accuracy, that if [Read More]

Suicide
Culture

Culturally, there’s nothing painless about suicide

When a whole culture commits suicide, those holding the gun may imagine a future, but the victims of that “suicide” know better: dead is dead. Those of you who are a certain age might recognize the little cultural reference in my post title. It’s the theme song from M*A*S*H: Through [Read More]

Elderly person passing away this is not euthanasia
Social Issues

The Dutch medical establishment confronts the ugly side of euthanasia

Socialists touted euthanasia as a humane end for people under socialized medicine’s protective umbrella, but a story from Holland hints that this was a lie. Back in 2002, I heard a very smug Dutchman on an NPR show (All Things Considered? Terry Gross? I can’t remember) shortly after Holland passed [Read More]