Monday, November 11, 2013

The Moving-Lips Rule For Ventriloquists, Dumbos, Morons, & Media Talking Heads

Back in the days prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), this blogger opined in an e-mail to a correspondent that there already was an individual mandate: proof of auto insurance coverage is REQUIRED for license plate renewals and vehicle inspection renewals. Also, the first thing a traffic officer asks for — in addition to an operator's license and a vehicle registration certificate — IS A PROOF OF AUTO INSURANCE COVERAGE. Where is the Dumbo/Moron outrage at this unholy alliance between the state government and the auto insurance industry? The correspondent replied to this blogger that the auto insurance requirement was a STATE, not FEDERAL, requirement. Hmmm. You say "toe-may-toe" and this blogger says "toe-mah-toe." In other words, a government requirement is a government requirement, whether local, state, or national. As far as the site is concerned, this blogger knows that a web site NEVER operates perfectly in its first iteration. Or, its second. Or, its third, yada yada yada. The Dumbos/Morons and their fellow-travelers in the lamestream media have howled their outrage at the glitches in the web site at rollout. Then, the POTUS 44 gave assurances that were not exactly true about existing health insurance coverage. OK, the POTUS misspoke. If there is is a Dumbo or a Moron has never told an untruth, let him or her cast the first stone. Otherwise, the virtual stoning of Dumbos/Morons will continue in this blog. This blogger has one rule about Dumbos and Morons: the loons are lyin' if their lips are moving. If this is a (fair & balanced) cyber-adventure, so be it.

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By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. Earlier this year, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]

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