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I’m Just a Healthcare Bill Tshirt

Posted in Cool Stuff with tags , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2010 by bearmancartoons

Schoolhouse Rock - I'm Just a Healthcare Bill TshirtDon’t know about kids outside the USA, but in the US we were exposed on Saturday mornings to little blurbs between cartoons called School House Rock.

These little ditties taught me the different between an adjective and an adverb, what the preamble to the US Constitution is and one of my favorites, was Bill.  It told the story of how a bill becomes a law on Capit0l Hill.

Unfortunately many bad bills get made into law and many good bills sit forever never becoming law.  No matter which side of the healthcare debate you are on, you might enjoy the latest tshirt from  It shows “BILL” beaten down and depressed because he is the “Healthcare Bill”.

Those of you who remember School House Rock…what was your favorite???

Bearman Cartoon: Presidential Scare Tactics

Posted in BearToons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2009 by bearmancartoons

This editorial cartoon came to me as I was listening to President Barack Obama’s speech in Elkhart, Indiana this past week.

“If we don’t act immediately, our nation will sink into a crisis that, at some point, we may be unable to reverse.”

That scare tactic, reminded me of the things then President George Bush said after September 11, in order to pass a strong Terror Bill.

I like the fact that he takes his message to the people and disagree with Robert Schlesinger that he can go to the well once too often and overuse this tactic.    But I am uncomfortable with words that intend to scare people into doing thing they wouldn’t otherwise.  On the other hand I think it is disingenuous for House/Senate Republican to call him out for fear mongering when Bush did it himself.  I, on the other hand, have all the rights to call anyone on this.

I am not sold on many of the elements of the  stimulus package.  I think much of the turmoil in the markets has been due to Wall Street and Businesses waiting to see if the government would pull the trigger to help save them rather than working on a plan to save themselves.  Personally I agree with an article I read in the Economist, that concluded that no matter if the stimulus package works or not, eventually the economy will turn around and Obama will get the credit.

BTW…for the two people who keep track…what do you think of my new Obama?

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