When I got the email, I was traveling in one of the socialist fleshpots of Europe where cheap medical care flows like wine. Great news, my husband wrote, forwarding the report that, thanks to Obamacare, New Yorkers like us, now paying way more than a thousand a month for health care coverage, could soon be paying as little as $300.
Socialized medicine is finally coming to our American household. And now there’s nothing Rick Perry or the GOP can do about it.
Even though the rollout has been delayed, we are on the verge of the health care singularity: the moment when middle-class Americans begin to understand just how good it feels when, thanks to government intervention, health care is affordable. Once this happens, as in every other nation where health care is nationalized, there will be no going back. In Europe, even during the crisis, conservatives fight as hard as the left to keep their cheap socialized health care.
Big things are happening in post-Fashion Week NYC. For the first time since the late 80s, all the hot young things are flooding to Wall Street. But unfortunately for Turnbull & Asser and half of the meatpacking district’s nightlife establishment, these kids aren’t spending all-nighters snorting drugs and waiting for the markets to open to Japan. They’re occupying Wall Street. And by occupying, we mean camping out in a semi-organized fashion in the Financial District, despite the fact that the financial district is no longer in the Financial District. And we have to admit, midtown just doesn’t have the same symbolic appeal.
So Rick Perry, President Barack Obama and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad walk into a bar… It’s not a joke; it’s a scenario we imagined as a real possibility as all three were descending upon Manhattan this week. (As long as they stay away from Miss Lily’s. It’s already crowded enough.)
We like to call this scenario “fantasy bar fight.”
Last night, after her Piers Morgan walk-out, Christine O’Donnell spoke briefly at the Women’s National Republican Club about her memoir, Troublemaker, and about the virtue of pulling together and showing cohesiveness as a party going into the 2012 elections. ”I told it in a way that some political advisors have said was a little too honest,” Ms. O’Donnell said, “and I probably shouldn’t have admitted some things.”
The riots in London seem finally to have subsided, but strange things are afoot stateside this week, so much so that we’re starting to wonder if Mercury, which went retrograde Aug. 3, is currently doing to the entire planet what it once did so publicly to Jeremy Piven. (Also, when does the statute of limitations Read More
Granted, Rick Perry—the Texas governor who has lately been talking up the virtues of economic self-sufficiency and secession—may sound unhinged. But given the current state of the Republican Party, what he's doing is actually pretty smart.
Sure, it's easy to ridicule Mr. Perry's irrational and over-the-top pronouncements. And it's just Read More
ST. PAUL—The latest word is that Hurricane Gustav has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm and that water levels in New Orleans are receding – strong and encouraging signs that the Crescent City and the rest of the Gulf Coast will be spared tragedy and destruction on the scale of Hurricane Katrina. Read More
Though the Democratic nomination has yet to be decided, Barack Obama and John McCain have begun acting very much as if the general election has already started, exchanging direct criticisms and sizing each other up. And, while neither has talked publicly about it at this early stage, both men are doubtless pondering the running-mate question. Read More
Investigators for Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau have interviewed two business executives about fund-raising they did in 1998 and 1999 for City Comptroller Alan Hevesi’s Mayoral campaign, The Observer has learned.
The investigators have also spoken to several other people who have either donated money or organized an event for the Comptroller, according to sources Read More