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Monday, June 30, 2014

5 Thoughts For Today

5. I struggle to believe that a Supreme Court justice could make arguments this bad. If these are the best, we are doomed.

4. More troubling than the ethical errors that proceed from whatever made this a close decision is this shocking disproportion: Our government believes partially-hydrogenated soybean oil is too dangerous to be in our food (AKA trans fats) but they will sell us a grade 1 carcinogen that hurts women and girls every day (and often kills them), and call it "necessary health care." So necessary in fact that all of us should pay for it. I want my "free" lifetime supply of Fritos, Mr. President.

3. I promise: I'll read the whole case when I have more time.

2. This one is hilarious:   "The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would…deny legions of women who do not hold their employers' beliefs access to contraceptive coverage."  I was completely unaware that the CEO of Hobby Lobby owns and controls all birth control in the US, and that the entire female workforce works at Hobby Lobby. C'mon, progressives: The government can't even show how any of this is "health care," much less how one guy not buying it against his conscience adversely affects a woman's access!

1. If you're worried primarily about how the profit-seeking of large firms affects us all, so am I. But take your pick: The dude's either one harmless yokel selling stencils, whose beliefs don't matter in the grand scheme, or he's a menace to the common good. I'll wait.

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