Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Possible Move?

It has been almost a year since my last post here, and frankly I've been very busy to post here, or at Babalu or at my personal family blog. So I'm thinking that I need to do something.

Babalu is on Wordpress.

My personal blog is also on Wordpress.

And while blogger has been a great platform, I'm thinking of moving to Wordpress as well. I will not quit my political side for two reasons: one is I need an outlet and two is that this blog was and is in memory of father's business in Cuba. So emotionally I cannot close this down.

As the summer comes nearer....and I will have time to get organized, and schedule in weekly if not daily blogposts, I'm thinking of moving platforms.

What do you think? (If there is still anyone out there reading this......)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Healthcare Warning

While liberal Democrats are pushing to implement the Massachusetts healthcare model nationally, in spite of the CBO warnings that it will raise cost, Massachusetts has just realized they can't afford their statewide healthcare initiative.

I don't advocate government regulation; but if they are going to do anything about healthcare, it should start at regulating the COST of healthcare. Lack of insurance is not the problem; it's the symptom. Another issue creating higher healthcare costs that should be looked at are fraudulent malpractice suits, not enough doctors, and non-payment for services.

Fix those first, and then it won't really matter if people have or no insurance. Why? Well for starters the cost of healthcare would be lower and more affordable, and making healthcare affordable will automatically make insurance affordable. People will be able to get off HMO plans and go back to a major medical insurance model.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

The OAS is being a hypocrite

With all the hoopla surrounding Honduras, the OAS is the organization that comes out losing. They are losing credibility and influence (if there was any left) by the second.

I don't agree with throwing Zelaya out of Honduras, but his arrest was legally and politically well founded. Yet the OAS, and the US, can't keep themselves from supporting Zelaya and telling Honduras what they should do.

My disbelief is best expressed through the words of Ed:

However, it seems more than odd that the OAS has made such a fetish out of Zelaya while they’re preparing to admit Cuba, with its military junta firmly in place for the last 50 years. After all, even if the Hondurans botched the removal of Zelaya — and they did — the legislature and the courts have solid grounds on which to remove him. And while the military conducted the arrest and the extra-legal expulsion of Zelaya from his country, they did not seize power and install a military junta. Instead, they followed the orders of the civilian government, which retained political power all along.

If Cuba belongs in the OAS, then Honduras belongs as well, and on their own terms. If the OAS and the Obama administration want to defend democracy, they should stop isolating the democracy that fumbled the legal and justifiable removal of a renegade executive and focus on the dictatorship in Havana.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hey, Whatever Works

In North Carolina they have a new anti-pregnancy program in high school. It's made up of a 90 minute class where abstinence AND contraceptives are discusses, plus if they don't get pregnant they get paid. Yes you read right PAID. I could find many arguments on why this is wrong, but psychology has ONE argument on why this is right.

Rewards are more effective at changing behaviors than punishment. So, in a very strange way, I hope this program is a success.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Now let's see....

Isn't this what got us into so much trouble the first time around?

Thursday, April 30, 2009


So what do you do when the Mayor of one of your cities belong to the other party? Well, if you are Hugo Chavez, you simply give the mayor a coup! Sorry I haven't found an English link yet.

And the people just stand idly by...I don't know what is more shocking, that these caudillos still exist or that latinos have not yet learned the lesson.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

If you can't take the heat...

Switch Parties! I've never been a fan of Specter, but this is ridiculous. He had a different choice, he could've ran as an independent. Instead, he chooses to turn his back on a majority of his voters, because they are throwing their support behind a challenger.

Real classy Specter. In any case, I am glad that at least someone in congress is feeling challenged. Maybe this will create an accountability trend.