Saturday, August 22, 2009

Random (non-climate-related) miniposts

Some rightwingers want state nullification of health care reform. I think I might be okay with that. Taxes on the rich don't go up in those states, and they don't get the extra money for health care. Since Blue states are generally wealthier than Red states, this keeps more money in the states that actually want health care. My proviso would be the decision to stay out of health care reform has to be done by referendum, and the voters or state legislature must have a subsequent chance to change their mind.

"The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies 'something not desirable.'" From George Orwell in 1946, a generation before Jonah Goldberg's birth.

Same Facts has posted about the rightwing fascination with bringing guns to presidential events. Eddie Murphy anticipated the issue years ago (starts near 1:45, note the NSFW language).

UPDATE: I think Glen has a decent point in the comments, that two or three gun-toters doesn't equate to the entire conservative movement. OTOH, I think the widespread conservative defense of bringing guns to presidential appearances is pretty wacko.

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