atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5906: Well, we're having a grand old time, aren't we?

President Donald Trump (suck it, snowflakes!) signed two executive orders.

1) Allowing the sale of health insurance across state lines.

Do you understand what this does? It finally lets a person in, say, the Peoples' Demokratik Republik of Illinoistan purchase insurance from a free state like, oh, Indiana. Or Utah. This should have been done by Congress decades ago and--failing that--should have been done earlier this year. This one change in health insurance regulations will completely change it, allowing people to shop for plans across the entire country rather than just within their own state. This will foster more competition and lower prices.

2) Ending Obamacare's subsidies for health insurers.

The subsidies were Obama's handiwork, meant to keep Obamacare afloat. By undoing them, Trump is gutting this horseshit.

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A good first step. US and Israel both withdraw from UNESCO. Pity we didn't go farther and give the UN the entire boot: "Why don't you assholes go to Belgium and spew your anti-US hatred there?"

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China won't ban manufacture of iPhones there but it'd be funny if they did. The price of iPhones would "necessarily skyrocket", though.

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The Impala and JATO bottle story.

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The answer is NO, Woody Allen is not--and never has been--funny. Sleeper was entertaining, but a stopped clock etc.

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A lot of mass shootings are perpetrated by registered Democrats. Hmm.

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That episode of the Orville.... Damn I liked it.

They refuse to blow the ship up because there are kids aboard, so they modify their plans to kill all the adults instead while the kids are kept safe. I thought for certain that the one adult Krill who lived (because she was the kids' teacher) was going to go all gooey and say, "Oh, maybe humans do have souls, because they didn't kill the kids!"

They didn't go there. Star Trek would have; they didn't. In fact, the end of the episode was a lot more ominous than most ST episodes would be, and it promises there will be some interesting developments down the line.

This series has really blown me away, especially considering the source. I can't stand either Family Guy or American Dad, and MacFarlane's involvement in this series was therefore a turn-off for me. Learning it was going to be more serious and less humorous helped, which is why I tried watching it, and I'm glad I did. I was not expecting what we're getting out of it, because what we're getting is unexpectedly fantastic.

I just hope that doesn't lead to the thing being canceled.

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