First thoughts, Harris v. Quinn, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby.


  • ‘Constitutional law scholar,’ my white Irish middle-aged tuchis.
  • That being said, both decisions are relatively narrow. The Right was looking for grand slams; we got RBIs.
  • But remember: the people who won wanted RBIs. Harris wanted to stop getting dinged for useless union dues.  Hobby Lobby didn’t want to go out of business because the alternative was paying for drugs that they considered to be abortifacients.  They both got their wish.

And that’s it for right now.  Gotta go clean the living room.

New White House strategy: giving out participation trophies for #obamacare.

Seriously, the idea was to provide health care, yes? Not to fill up database slots for the sake of filling up database slots.

Not generate accounts that nobody can actually access. And note that I am being kind and not pushing the observation that a far too high percentage of those accounts are likely to be ghost, duplicate, rogue, and/or glitch entries. No, I don’t know why I am being kind, either. Maybe I have a cold?

Moe Lane

#rsrh QotD, Rick Perry’s Medicaid Response Lacks Only One Word edition.

And the word is, of course

Dear Secretary Sebelius :

In the ObamaCare plan, the federal government sought to force the states to expand their Medicaid programs by – in the words of the Supreme Court – putting a gun to their heads. Now that the “gun to the head” has been removed, please relay this message to the President: I oppose both the expansion of Medicaid as provided in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the creation of a so-called “state” insurance exchange, because both represent brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state.


God bless Texas.

(Via @bendomenech.)

Moe Lane