Friday, June 26, 2015


Yesterday's score:

obama - 2
America - 0

Barack Obama's Best Day Ever
In a presidency filled with ceaseless wars, unfulfilled promises, and electoral disappointments, President Obama is having one of the best days he could ever hope for.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act, securing a much-needed win for Obama's embattled health care law.
I always thought the Supreme Court's role was to interpret laws as written, not to twist and distort them according to the impact a ruling might have. Guess I was wrong.

Across the street just a few hours later, Congress was set to pass a worker-assistance bill that the president will sign along with fast-track authority, advancing a crucial piece of his trade agenda.
I don't know if I'm for or against the trade bill, mainly because the details are being kept top-secret. That in itself is enough to make me oppose it.

"They must be popping the champagne corks at the White House this morning," mused former Clinton policy adviser and Brookings Institution senior fellow William Galston. "And why not?"
One more bit of bad news:
In yet another win, albeit a less monumental one, the Supreme Court Thursday also upheld a central legal argument for the administration's efforts to fight housing discrimination.
This one means the Fair Housing Act can be interpreted to cover actions related to homes and housing that have a discriminatory outcome, whether or not that discrimination is intentional.

In other words, expect Section 8 housing to spread like crabgrass.

I find it ironic (and damn funny!) that the FHA named that program Section 8. Old-time military folks will know why.

Bah! I'm gonna go wash away my troubles with a Shiner or two... or three... or four...


Old NFO said...

We're SO screwed... And can you imagine Section 8 in River Oaks in Dallas or Houston? It's coming!!!

CenTexTim said...

Yes we are.

As for River Oaks, I think the folks that live there are well enough connected, and have enough money/lawyers, that it won't happen. It;ll be more the middle class and upper middle class neighborhoods that will bear the brunt of it.

Wouldn't you love to see Section 8 housing in the middle of rich democrat hangouts - maybe Hollywood...

Randy H said...

and then there's this morning's news.

CenTexTim said...

IMO the government has no business regulating marriages. Civil unions - yes. Marriages - no. I don't care who 'marries' who, as long as they're all consenting adults. But (again IMO) the government has a legitimate role in regulating matters such as property rights, child welfare, etc. that might arise from a civil union.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Not functioning real well. Think it is battle fatigue.

CenTexTim said...

I know what you mean...