Tweet I’m a proud Georgetown woman upset about another Georgetown woman who may have no pride at all. How else do you explain – Ms. Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law student, now famous for testimony she never gave – jumping up to talk about her sex life (with the House Minority Leader and with the liberal media) and ask for the cost of her sex life to be subsidized by other students at a Jesuit School? Sandra Fluke was declined the privilege (a privilege, not a right) of testifying in front of a Senate Committee on the proposed contraceptive mandate....Read More
Author: Angela Morabito
Tweet I don’t know you, but I bet you’re an animal lover. I’m one, too. It’s okay to be an animal lover and a conservative. The problem with “animal rights activists” is twofold: They fail to understand that conservation itself is unnatural, and they ignore the most successful methods for conservation anyway. Stop clubbing, baby seals! Take PETA, for instance. The golden calf that left-wing slacktivists worship has this little gem on its website: Living in Harmony With House Mice. “Rats are very playful, love to be tickled, and make chirping noises that sound like laughter.” “Rats naturally have a pleasant perfume-like scent.” Ummm. No. I could give a rat’s ass (pun intended) what those critters smell like or what sound they make when tickled. I – as the dominant species – can choose where to make my home, and my house mouse can either move out or die. The smart house mice across America will find ways to live elsewhere, and those mice will be the ones who reproduce. Liberals will hate that idea. Yes, the folks so eager to teach your children evolution are up in arms when I try to teach survival of the fittest! If you really love nature, you will let nature run its course. As I learned from an ex-nun at preschool when Little Me’s pet goldfish died: “All living things die.” Some species will die...Read More
We have no idea what health care really costs. I know this for a fact. Last semester, I sat in a Georgetown University classroom conveniently located right across the way from Georgetown University Hospital. The class was about the political economy of delivering health care. The professor looked at all of us, pointed out the window and said, “Do any of you know how much it costs for one night over there?” Silence. Even though we all have a sense of how it works. Even though some of my classmates work there. Even though we’re all sitting in one of the best health studies schools in the country. “Anyone care to hazard a guess?” Silence. “$18,000. It costs $18,000 for one night in Georgetown Hospital.” Hot damn, Georgetown Hospital is expensive. And yet the waiting list for doctors and surgeons is miles long! It’s expensive because the waiting list is miles long. High demand drives prices upward. But you can’t change demand for medical services, right? If people are sick, people are sick! Out of all the doctors’ visits in America, 80% of them are for either people who are not sick, or for issues that typically resolve themselves within two weeks. If we knew the real cost of health care – threw out copays and paid a doctor what he charges – we would demand health care services differently. It might...Read More
For most of human history, there has been no food pyramid. There has been no USDA or FDA. There has been no government entity that regulates what can be considered food, let alone one that gives “recommended dietary suggestions.” Somehow, our species survived. Not eating ourselves into extinction. So easy, a caveman could do it! We have a food pyramid—excuse me, MyPlate—not simply because the government wants us to be healthy – but because the government felt the need to influence what we eat. The folks over at Fooducate have hit the tip of the iceberg: “How can the USDA, a government body set up to promote agriculture and sales agricultural commodities be also charged with health recommendations? There is an inherent conflict of interest in helping farmers sell more corn, soy, and milk and at the same time helping people consume less food.” The Obama administration has taken this conflict of interest to a new level through lobbyist connections and the First Lady’s special interest in promoting healthy eating. Personally, I think it’s great that the First Lady is using her prominent position in American society to promote the cause of health, especially children’s health. It’s a great cause for her to support, as a private citizen. As usual, things go south when the government gets involved. Remember how they converted the traditional food pyramid into a plate just about a...Read More
Most of us have conveniently forgotten just how closely Obama squeaked by to win the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination. Hillary was 333 delegate votes away – a margin of less than one percent – from being the nominee. She could have been even closer. If delegates from Florida and Michigan had been given the full strength of their votes, instead of only half-votes, Hillary would have been closer since she won both of those states. Instead, DNC chair Howard Dean claimed both states held the primaries too early and should thus get less weight in deciding the nominee. These were not “pop” primaries, like a pop quiz. They were announced. And then they were ignored, out of political convenience. Michigan and Florida voters got cheated out of the full strength of their votes. Funny, millions of voters were punished when the date of the primary in each state was decided by just a handful of political elites. I know. It’s even more tragic than this outfit. If superdelegates – so super that it’s 100% legal to bribe them for votes! – were not a part of the nominating system, Hillary would have lost by just over 100 votes. If the Democratic primary had been decided according to GOP primary rules, then Hillary would have won. If the primary had been decided by popular vote, Hillary would have won. It...Read More
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