My Daughter, Emilie, queen of the selfie, is on vacation, hanging out in a suite overlooking Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She flew out with her friends for a wedding. Life is good but it’s better if Dad pays the bills, isn’t it?
I wrote, “send me a photo for the Sunday Sermonette”. This is her entry.
Do you see the family resemblance? Neither do I. She got the better of the deal for sure and looks more like her mother, but she got her height from me.
As with Mexico, just when you thought that the carnage was overwhelming, it gets worse. BUILD THAT WALL. Seriously, build the damned wall. I’ll be back in Zombie Land next week, earning a crust of bread. I also have a gig in the Middle East, but sent others to that hell hole in my place. Sometimes it’s better to pay others than to go yourself. Sometimes not. Consulting is like that. It’s problem solving — and you are only as good as your last game. Success brings more work and friends — and failure is an orphan.
Hollywood is starting to tick me off (more than usual), and I’m not sure when I can be persuaded to see another feature film. Oh, I’ll go back to the movies, but I was very disappointed by Logan (Wolverine 3), the last of the movies in the X-Men franchise. It was so laced with progressive politics in the writing and plot that I was close to walking out of the film twice, but soldiered on. Note that I paid $9.00 for the privilege of ‘soldiering on’ through the film. I realize that artists and film makers always have an agenda when they make a film, but it’s out of bounds these days — really.
Healthcare – There’s a lot of chatter about how the government owes people healthcare. I understand that government has the power to license and to set standards for education, but the state has intruded way to far into that business.
I understand that the government confiscates money from us and then offers Medicare (which it naturally runs at a loss). The government couldn’t run a whorehouse at a profit much less manage healthcare.
Yes, ObamaCare established a tax-driven entitlement. Some would say that it’s unconstitutional, but the courts went along with it. However, when the government owes us something, it means that they’ll tax us heavily to get it to us. What a gift.
A smaller government is in all of our interest. If I want health insurance, I’ll earn money and buy it. If I can’t afford the diamond Cadillac plan, I’ll settle for less — as with all things in life. But when government intrudes the price spirals.
The FBI reaffirmed that truth again this past week. Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean that they’re not out to get you.
Thanks for reminding me, FBI…but remember that OPR is watching you.