The Affordable Care Act is Safe, For Now

For the time being, it looks as if our health insurance won’t be pulled out from under us. We’d better not get too comfortable, though.  Repealing the ACA, with or without replacing it with a substandard system, is one of Donald Trump’s obsessions.  Many Republicans in Congress share that obsession. If you live in a state/district where your representation sides with Trump, you must make your wishes known to your elected officials (it also helps if you’re registered to vote, and show up at the polls).  Some people have already done that, which may have a lot to do with … Continue reading The Affordable Care Act is Safe, For Now

Breaking News: Ann Coulter Steps Into the Real World

In case you haven’t been on social media or reading lightweight news this weekend, you should be informed that Ann Coulter had a problem on a Delta flight. Some news reports suggest she was bumped from the flight altogether, and others say she was forced to change seats when she had her heart set on the extra leg room seat she reserved.  We don’t know the details, but someone should investigate her claim that the wi-fi wasn’t working. Joking aside, the issue isn’t that a self-important news commentator has the proverbial bee in her bonnet.  She’s usually that way.  I’ll … Continue reading Breaking News: Ann Coulter Steps Into the Real World

Grenfell Tower: Keeping it Cheap, at all Costs

Please click the link below to read the latest information made public about financial shortcuts taken with Grenfell Tower renovations.  Grenfell Tower is the low-rent residential building in London which burned on May 15, killing many of its residents. Evidently, a government regulatory agency allowed inexpensive cladding panels to be used when it was clear the materials heightened the building’s fire risk.  The party responsible for costs saved approximately £300,000 GBP, or about $392,000 USD. Please read the article in its entirety.  The last paragraph describes instructions residents received in advance on how to protect their safety in the event … Continue reading Grenfell Tower: Keeping it Cheap, at all Costs