Monthly Archives: February 2011

So Ice-mageddon Is Supposed

TO HAVE DESCENDED UPON the Ohio Valley, just as it has the rest of the Midwest, but so far… notsomuch.

As of 11:30, we got bupkis. At least the 100% has precipitated. The pavements are wet. But nothing more is coming down, and the temps are balmy in the mid-30s.

And I was so looking forward to calling in slick in the morning.

Kinahora.

What do you mean, Dolly?

By mocking the Weather Gods, you have just jinxed yourself. Now, they will deliver whatever weath would be the most perverse for you. If you get an email overnight that demands you make it into work in the morning — panic in the world of rock ‘n’ roll — then the roads will be impassible. If, on the other hand, it would be nice for you to sleep in and not go to work until the ice thaws in the afternoon, then … the streets will be clear and dry at the morning rush hour.

Well! Aren’t you Little Miss Sunshine?

Update: Early reports are that things aren’t nearly as bad as predicted. Temperature right now is just above or right at freezing. Salt the walks. Streets are OK (City put down beet juice yesterday). No calling in slick today. ::sigh::

Psst! Don’t Tell Them

SO LONG AS THE LEFT thinks that all they have to do is sell their message better — and not that their message is getting through LOUD and CLEAR and that that’s their problem — they’re beatable.

And, so long as the Right understands that all they have to do is stand, and deliver, on principle, they’re Unbeatable.

Good News/Bad News

THE JUDGE IN the Florida case (joined by 25 other states) has declared the Obamacare law unconstitutional. Which makes it settled law and all that, not that the Left will ever admit to it or even pay it any heed, because — you know — it went against them, as it should have.

The bad news? Nobody seems to realize that Congress doesn’t have authority in the matter in the first place. That is, it doesn’t matter how poorly the law is crafted, or that Congress didn’t touch base before passing Go, the law has no constitutional standing whatsoever. There’s no authority in the enumerated powers for Congress to meddle in the relationship between a patient and a doctor, or between an insured person and an insurance company, or in any wise between anyone and anyone else.

That Congress has been arrogating to itself the power to presume to exercise legislative control over the matter for decades now does not change that fundamental fact.

Which, of course, means we still have a long, hard fight ahead of us. But we knew that.