Two British actors died over the weekend. One was world famous, the other less so. Christopher Lee starred in many films in the ’60s and ’70s playing Dracula in numerous Hammer Horror films. More recently he was known for his portrayal of the wizard, Saruman, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Sir Christopher Lee dies at 93 – latest reaction and tributes
Screen legend famous for roles in Hammer Horror films, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars dies in hospital after suffering heart and respiratory problems
The other British actor was Ron Moody who played Fagin in the musical, Oliver! He died over the weekend, too, at age 91.
Oliver! actor Ron Moody dies aged 91
Actor Ron Moody, who played Fagin in the hit film version of Oliver!, has died aged 91, his family says.
The British character actor was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his performance in the 1968 Charles Dickens adaptation.
It’s always a sad day when old familiar faces leave us. These two now join a memorable list of British actors who are no longer with us, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Ralph Richardson, to name a few.
This headline appeared today.
Few GOP candidates are prepared with alternatives if court rules against Obamacare
It is a stupid headline. Why should the GOP come up with an alternative. The healthcare we had before Obama and the democrats ruined it, was excellent! Contrary to the lies spread by Obama, NO ONE WAS WITHOUT HEALTHCARE! It was a violation of law to turn anyone away from an emergency room—if they really needed care.
The truth was that hospitals were inundated by people, without health insurance, who came to the ERs who were not sick. The ER was the place to go for drugs (if they could talk a doc into giving them some), to get away from an abusive spouse, or, not uncommonly, to just hang out in a cool place during the summer heat.
Were there issues with healthcare before its destruction by Obama? Yes. For instance, healthcare plans were limited to each state. What a plan could offer in one state, may not be allowed in another. One change that could be done would be to allow insurance companies to provide the same plan in multiple states. That would drive insurance costs down through competition.
Beyond that, not much else is needed. One exception would be to deny insurance to illegals. Force them to go to ERs where they could receive care, and then be identified, detained, and shipped back to wherever they came from. That alone, would solve much of our illegal alien problem.
Just because Obama and the democrats hated our healthcare doesn’t mean it was bad, nor ineffective. Some democrats never heard the old phrase, “If if ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” Our healthcare system wasn’t broke, far from it, it was the best in the world. Obama and the democrats have reduced that effectiveness to a 3rd world level.
No, GOP, you don’t need an alternative. Kill Obamacare and I’ll bet insurance companies would respond as before. Like your old healthcare? Kill Obamacare and you’ll get it—if we ignore the lies and caterwauling from the democrats and libs.