Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday's trackings

So the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers fired former head coach Mike Brown.

Sad, and one supposes, a bit unfair--after all, the guy won 60 regular season games two seasons in a row with the Cavs. But at the same time, let's face it, given Cleveland's sudden ouster from the playoffs this year and all the negative talk that therefore is around the team right now, it's an understandable move. This team is going to need a fresh start. It has to get rid of all the negativity, LeBron or no LeBron next year. They've got to start over. An important step in accomplishing that is to have a new coach.

It's really not fair, to throw away everything a guy accomplished just because his team lost playoff series to tough foes. But in the NBA and in most professional team sports these days, whoever said life is fair.

The false assumptions of ObamaCare continue to be exposed today:
"...CBO is not the only game in town. In the executive branch, the chief actuary of the Medicare program is supposed to provide the official health-care cost projections for the administration — at least he always has in the past. His cost estimate for the new health law differs in important ways from the one provided by CBO and calls into question every major contention the administration has advanced about the bill. The president says the legislation will slow the pace of rising costs; the actuary says it won’t. The president says people will get to keep their job-based plans if they want to; the actuary says 14 million people will lose their employer coverage, many of whom would certainly rather keep it than switch into an untested program. The president says the new law will improve the budget outlook; in so many words, the chief actuary says, don’t bet on it."

Republicans need to continue to pound on this as the 2010 elections approach; and remind voters just who voted in favor of this monstrosity.

In polling news, Rasmussen comes out today with a surprising survey on President Obama's job approval rating---showing that only 42% approve of his performance, while 56% disapprove.

Is the poll an outlier? Is it due to Rasmussen's methodology? Time will tell...