One way of getting an Obamacare waiver (other than being an Obamacare-supporting Democrat who spent money foisting this travesty upon the American people) is to live abroad. This waiver is not necessarily a bad thing—after all, the policies that the government would force Americans to buy would not actually cover them—but guess which part of the PPACA actually explains that these people are exempt. That’s right: none of it! So the IRS arbitrarily decides who should and should not follow the law.
Democrats are walking a fine line here. What is to stop a Republican executive from doing exactly what Democrats do and refuse to enforce the law when it is not in their ideological interest? The partisan in me sees an opportunity to mitigate somewhat the entitlement train wreck, but the conservative in me is dismayed at this continued violation of the rules of the game.
After reading this, I now support abolishing the National Park Service. Return the land to states or sell it to private individuals who won’t turn wilderness into a police state.
Incidentally, selling federal property is a good way of raising money to pay off the national debt. It won’t cover the debt entirely, but considering how much land the federal government owns, there should be a pretty decent return.
This may come as a shock to you. I am a huge fan of RPGs, yet I have barely touched the Elder Scrolls series. My first try was Morrowind, which I disliked because the game gave you too much freedom without any kind of structure. I never even tried Oblivion (or either of the first two games, for that matter). Skyrim, I heard, was different. A lot of people have praised it, and deservedly so. It’s immense, the graphics are amazing, and the gameplay is easy to grasp. Yet there’s something that, even after playing it for a good bit (and I’ll certainly play it some more) that I just don’t like about the game so far. They’ve given me an entire world to care about, yet there is one person I don’t care about.
I’ve mostly been playing sidequests at this point, but I know nothing at all about my character. I know what she looks like (yes, I generally play women in such games, because as a friend of mine put it, “if I’m watching somebody’s ass for thirty to forty hours, I want it to be a woman’s ass”), but that’s it. Now, it could be that I’m not being fair, and I will continue to play and see if I develop any actual personality. We’ll have to see.