I was intrigued by what the Medford Airport is doing. They've created a meeting room which they're hoping to rent to the public for another revenue stream. The room is a replica of the White House Oval Office. No, not kidding. A bunch of private sponsors kicked in for furnishings and finishes, etc. I'm thinking if the airport REALLY wants to make money, take the Oval Office, and get a bunch of wax dummies of the various presidents. Pick your president, charge 5-10 bucks a head, and give the customer a foam "Nerf" baseball bat, and let 'em take out frustration on the dictators-in-chief. A great money maker, and an even better way to blow off steam. (Especially good after a person has been sexually assaulted by the TSA downstairs in screening. ;-)
One thought I have concerning the SCOTUS Obamacare decision - Can we finally admit that the constitution is a dead letter, and stop deluding ourselves that any part of the government is going to effectively rein in another part of the government? Our Federalist system, in effects, seems by design to be a positive feedback loop to grow power and control. When the individual mandate bill arrives, be a patriot, and don't pay it, bankrupt DC, as that will probably be the only action which will lead to a "reboot". The language in Obamacare mandating the purchase of insurance is rather toothless on the collection of penalty if you don't purchase insurance. They could seize tax refunds due, if you're in arrears, but no authority was given to the IRS to go after people who won't pay the penalty.
Judge Napolitano speaking on Healthcare and the PATRIOT act a couple of years back. Well worth the refresher.
GUEST INFORMATION 06-28-2012
6:10 Mike Tanner, Cato Institute, pre-analysis on the SCOTUS decision.
7:35 State Rep. Sal Esquivel talks a bit on the decision, and more on his experience at a national sportsmen's convention, laws which might make sense for Oregon.
8:10 Sally Pipes, author of "The Pipes Plan, the Top 10 Ways to Dismantle Obamacare".
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