I have thoroughly enjoyed your synopsis of the Health Care Reform Bill. I tried to read one of the bills but I’m an engineer working in the construction industry so I have a relatively low BS threshold. Making it through the bills was an impossibility. I think I made it through one page and had to stop.
Actually, perfect! As an engineer working in the construction industry, imagine your company purchased a new spec tool software package. You put in your components for a 43,000 sf mixed tenant building right off the drawings. Suddenly, the printer roars to life and out pops this 1,017-page document entitled Division 3200, with whole sections of cross-references to NFPA codes that need to be updated to make this work, lengthy discussions of how the project management team will be comprised, who reports to whom, how they will report to each other, and with what documentation…and nearly every paragraph ends with “The GC shall verify all needed materials, labor, and other furnishments in the field.”
And there would be stuff about mechanical systems, door hardware, conduit, parking lot lighting control, and so on, that had nothing to do with your particular division.
Think of it that way, as a proposal for how you would write a specification, and suddenly it gets incredibly more entertaining. Still BS, and painful, but at least fun.
Keep up the good work. I’ll keep reading. BTW, I found you through the Jonah link on NRO.
Please keep coming back! Actually, all our posts are this good. The Czar would not only like to re-thank Jonah for the PR, for would also like to welcome to any and all Wall Street Journal OneSpot readers to this site. Come for the political insight, and stay for the cheerleader pillow fight.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.