May 07, 2015
Voter. According to a key architect of Obamacare:
This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes … Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass …
Retired neurosurgeon. Dr. Harvey Shapiro, retired neurosurgeon and anesthesiologist, and former mayor of his California beach-side town“0.2 percent black, 4.2 percent Hispanic (I guess that’s the maids), 0.0 percent Muslim”wants Mediterranean boat people airlifted to the U.S.A. to “decompress the disaster.”
Dr. Shapiro is in exalted company …
Pope. The current pontiff thinks that the U.S.A. should make it easier for illegal aliens to enter our country and stay here. Of last year’s flood of Central American teenagers, he said “they are obliged to separate from their families.” No, Your Holiness, they chose to separate from their families.
The year before that, after some boat people drowned trying to get across the Mediterranean from Africa, Pope Francis was urging the people of Lampedusa, an Italian island, to “to have the courage to receive those who are looking for a better life.”
Population of Africa: 1.1 billion. Area of Lampedusa: eight square miles. I make that 29 square inches per.
Elected representative. At a Congressional hearing in March 2010 Hank Johnson, a U.S. Representative from Georgia, was questioning Admiral Robert Willard about the stationing of U.S. troops in Guam.
Rep. Johnson: “Very small island, about twenty-four miles, if I recall … Do you happen to know?”
Willard: “I don”t have that figure with me, Sir, I can certainly supply it to you if you like.”
Johnson: “Yeah, my fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”
Willard: “We don”t anticipate that …”
(Every time I see that clip it brings to mind the battle-hardened old Army NCO assigned to help green young officers through their basic military training. The officers, already commissioned, outrank the NCO, so the question arises: How should they address him? His reply: “I call you “Sir” and you call me “Sir,” but you mean it and I don”t.”)
Online opinion journalist. Hey”what’s that doing in here? Do we have infiltrators in the TakiMag editorial staff? Guards! Guards!