Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Stockholm Syndrome

I pulled up my tomato vines today, havesting half dozen or so small ripe tomatoes as I tossed the vines over to the compost heap in the woods. But I still have my okra and bell pepper plants. The okra I expected but the productivity of the peppers has been almost unheard of.

Starting Tuesday, except for near-daily flights around the country, Brendan Ross won’t step outside of an airport for 30 days. He’ll be chronicling the adventures of his travel marathon on Wired.com’s Autopia blog, and now Autopia has asked Wired Science to investigate a critical question: Will all those long lines, sleepless nights and toxic airplane fumes drive our frequent flyer crazy


I think I did this for about 10 years running. Except I thought it was fun and a great way to make money. Of course I was staying at fine hotels and flying mostly FC. Mr. Ross will be flying coach and eating airport food and sleeping in the airport. I think he will end up looking like this.

On the whole I'd rather be in my garden.

And I think I, or at least my soul, looked like that when I retired.

But I still miss it. Stockholm Syndrome and all that.


The whys of Obama's back door plans.

Many supposed pundits have noted that Obama turned over health care and cap and trade to Congress and both, health care more so, are in trouble because they are nonspecific. This is touted as a huge failure.

Actually no.

According to administration sources, Sunstein's office is looking for ways to impose through the regulatory process those Obama White House health care, environmental, and labor policies that do not survive the legislative process.

"The goal from this White House is to have as much nonspecific language passed by Congress in policy areas like health care and the environment and then use Sunstein's office to put in place the regulatory language called for by Congress that gets us to where we want to be. It may very well be the most important job in this administration, given the lack of success we may have on Capitol Hill," says a White House source.


So the deal on both these is to defeat them in totality. Given any wedge and they will start issuing regulations that have nothing to do with what any RINO, or Republician think they helped pass as part of a deal.

Because of this the message to our Senators and Representatives is simple.

Just say no.