Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 85

On SOTU
I continue to think about President Obama’s recent State of the Union. I continue to be weary of the dilemma between new spending and budget cuts – especially considering both are important. Meanwhile, Republican statements continue to reinforce my opinion that they have misread the recent election results. By the way, today is day 746 of the Obama presidency.

On the Health Care Dilemma
A Federal judge in Florida recently ruled the health care bill as unconstitutional – which now ties the ruling at 2-2. There’s no question the issue will make it to the US Supreme Court. Interestingly, because she was a member of the administration at the time, will Justice Kagan need to excuse herself from the case? Meanwhile, the House Constitution committee is going to discuss the constitutionality of the bill. Do you think the committee vote will follow party lines?

On an Upcoming Celebration
Need week we will hear more about President Reagan’s 100th birthday. Ah yes, as conservatives will provide have glowing praise for their hero of modern conservatism, while forgetting he was more liberal than most of them. Yep – Ronald Reagan would be a RINO today.

On Crisis in Egypt
The situation is Egypt is both interesting and frightening. Here are two articles that created thinking: Brookings Institute and New York Times Op-Ed.

On Modern Dentistry
Yesterday I had back-to-back appointments with two dentists. The first offered three different types of Valentine candy with a small red box as from a Chinese restaurant and the other had Otis Sprunkmeyer chocolate chip cookies. We’ve come a long way baby.

On an Interesting Family
Bill Tammeus’ Faith Matter blog provides a daily post about religion. Tuesday’s post provided this interesting perspective about family.

On the Super Bowl
Millions will watch this weekend’s Super Bowl – many from various parties. Enjoy, but return home safely.

Did you see the Tiki Barber interview on Yahoo! Sports where he was telling Packer players that the “G” on the helmet actually stands for greatness? This Packer blogger squashes that notion.

Here’s a music segway into the weekend. Louis Jordan is a legendary artist from the 1930s-1950s. I snjoy his up-tempo style of jump swing.

12 thoughts on “Opinions in the Shorts: Vol. 85

    • Melissa,
      My regular dentist has been doing the cookies for years. What a great treat. The implant specialist did it for Valentine’s Day. Hey hey — and I was the first to get the goodies. Obviously, I didn’t pass on either. Thanks for commenting.

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    • Boy, I remember when getting one lollipop the size of a nickel was a big deal! Kinda sounds like the dentists are making a WEE bit more money these days!
      Melissa, I don’t know whether this is good or bad, but I had the exact same thought about the “return business”! Maybe I’ve been reading your blog too much – or not enough? 😉

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      • John,
        My dentist has been doing the cookie thing for at least 10 years. The best time to walk in is just after the cookies have come out of the oven. Yummmmmmm!

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  1. I agree with you on the situation in Egypt, I cannot take my off of those pictures

    On Reagan, Fox newsites will not admit it but they would be spending 24 hours a day killing him if he was POTUS now and did what he did,
    Look how they have turned on Bush 43 and Jeb.

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    • Larry,
      I like all the stories around milestones, so I’ll welcome the Reagan stories … but I probably won’t watch them on Fox. Thanks for commenting.

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    • CCC,
      Definitely not a textbook example of good journalism. Then again, probably why he is on Yahoo! Sports. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. More vintage, Frank, at his very best…have to admit the thought of a visit to the dentist in present day society is much less the scare than it use to be–YIKES! Yes, we have come a long way from “a complimentary toothbrush” w/hard bristles of old to actual moments of cannot waiting for the next visit–who would have thunk it?!

    Have a great week, Frank! Carpe Diem!

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    • Al,
      I still get the toothbrush and floss too, but only when visiting the hygenist. Plus I get a cookie on that day, and have the bonus reward of attractive hygenist. Thanks for visiting. BTW … since we mentioned the Cold War a few posts ago, if I can remember, I have something for you to read next Tuesday. Thanks for commenting.

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