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July 2012

Drywall lawsuits against National Gypsum dismissed in Federal court

Our friends at National Gypsum fought the good fight...and won.  Although it had been established some time ago that Nat Gyp's products were not causing the problems in the plaintiff's homes, why let facts stand in the way of a lawsuit?

Finally, though, the suits have been dismissed.   Read the press release.



An open letter to Christopher Nolan, Sean Penn and Warner Brothers

Washington Times columnist Charles Hurt nails it with this passionate attack on the hypocrisy of Hollywood.  Unfortunately, this piece will be widely misinterpreted as a call for censorship, but it is no such thing.

Rather, it is a plea for these media titans to take a break from patting themselves on the back, and to take a long look in the mirror. To hold---as all of them do---that violent and pornographic images have no influence on anyone's behavior is to deny the power of the entire advertising industry.  Is art merely entertainment?  Does it not also inspire and persuade?

Senseless violence has always been with us, but mass shootings of innocents are a relatively new phenomenon.  Hurt is not blaming the movies for this, but is spot on when he mocks the delusional creators of  "tentpole" cinematic entertainment.


Say what you will about gay marriage, those piling on this popular chain for the outspoken views of its ownership are starting to give political correctness a bad name.

I'm having some difficulty wrapping my arms around the notion of excluding someone (or a company) in the name of "inclusion."  But then, what should we expect from a mindset that will not tolerate intolerance?

Don't you think it's just a wee bit eerie when "Godfather" Rahm Emanuel says...

“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values.”

Substitute the word "Jewish" for "Chick-fil-A," and "German" for "Chicago," and turn the clock back about 75 years.  Scratch a lefty, find a bigot, indeed.


What to wear....In the hospital

This HND piece takes a break from the heavy issues, and looks at how health care fashions have changed over the years.  I guess one "heavy" point is how contaminated with pathogens these uniforms can get in a hospital.

We also spotlight a clever website, that provides members with a virtual closet.

Read the complete article.

Switching to a true health care model

This HND piece lets me expand on the idea that we should move away from a disease care to a true health care based model of, well, health care.  Everything is on the table, including paying bribes for people to lose weight.

Compare that to the acute health care costs before you laugh, and read the complete article.

Obamacare and the Supremes

This HND piece takes a hard look at the incandescently stupid recent decision by our "Supreme" Court in the Obamacare matter.  We argue by analogy to show, again, how ill-conceived this law is.

As an added bonus, this pathetic decision shows--plainly as can be--what a supercilious tool John Roberts really is.

Read the complete article.

Bringing better dental care to lower-income communities

If you think that Medicaid is in bad shape, you're right.  But, as bad as it is for medical health care, it's probably even worse for dentistry.

Fortunately, as my HND piece explains, there are people trying to do something about it.  And, as you might expect, there are forces trying to stop them from doing just that.  Would it surprise you that Frontline is on the wrong side of this issue?

Read the complete article.


Could the Exeter hep C outbreak have been prevented?

Of course it could have, and it light of the recent arrest of the likely perp, things are even worse than that!  My HND piece lists a number of precautions that should have been taken.  Maybe now, we won't let junkies work in hospitals.

I know.   Wishful thinking.   Let me paint you a picture:  If we won't even keep degenrerate scum like this perp out of our hospitals, then those in charge just don't care.  It's really as simple as that.    Still think we have a great health care system?   Anyone?   Anyone?


The Colorado "Batman" shootings

No doubt, this tragedy will set off yet another pointless discussion on gun control, when the real problem is something far more difficult to deal with. Remove all guns, and the guy could still have done plenty of damage with a machete.

Quite sadly, the problem is the nearly complete disappearance of any sense of morality in our society. From flash mobs to illegal "occupations" of property, to miserable academics basing their career on a false Indian heritage, to the wholesale rape of our economy by evil politicians...What do you expect?

Some will date this moral decline to the abolition of school prayer in the early 1960s. Others will point to Roe v Wade, and still others will mention a national policy of endless war. I would agree with all of these, and could count up many more.

The answer lies not in which feckless politician might get elected this November. Rather, the answer lies in converting ourselves back to---at the very least---some sort of ethical standards, and demanding much more from our so-called leaders.

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis Dómine; et lux perpétua lúceat eis. Requiéscant in pace.