Morning Musings for Sunday, March 25, 2012

Snippets, tidbits, and commentary on issues and current events I couldn’t pass up.

  • Cheney gets heart transplant.  Why is this important?  Because 20 years from now under Obamacare and IPAB, what do you think the odds are that someone will get a transplant at age 71.  Remember Jane Sturm’s question to the President about her 105 year old mother, who had a pacemaker implanted at age 99.  The doctors decided “go”, because of her mother’s “joy of life” and “spirit”.  Here’s the President’s POV, at 1:45 into the film his response to Ms. Sturm about “spirit”.
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  • Many of the strongly conservative philosophy find Tom Friedman to be in the “enemy camp” because he’s an op-ed writer for The NY Times.  Yet, I find Friedman’s opinions are usually spot-on, none moreso than when he writes on the Middle East.  Festival of Lies is a case in point.
  • At least I’m not the only one who thinks Romney has a problem with his advisers.
  • In light of the Trayvon Martin shooting, here’s an interesting piece of news from Sturm, Ruger & Company.  Who?  Just the 4th largest firearms manufacturer in the country.  They’ve suspended the acceptance of new gun orders, after receiving more than one million in Q1 of 2012.  Smith & Wesson has a similar problem.  Draw your own conclusions.

Enjoy your coffee (and the Sunday morning politics on-air)

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