Thursday, June 17, 2010

Now For Some Local News

One of the really cool things about living in NM is that it is filled compulsive artists, which could be one reason it's nickname is "Land of Enchantment". There are small towns all around the state each that seem to have different specialties of art. Some it's canvas painting, others it's buildings, and still others are jewelry artists. There is some of all of them in these towns, but usually one form stands out.

IN Silver City, where I live at the foothills of the Gila (Gila National Forest and Wilderness) in SW NM, there are metal and steel artworks everywhere it seem, some are quite large scattered around town in peoples yards. This one of Our Lady of Guadalupe is about eight feet tall, or about average size for them. Not far from where I live some people have a huge iron sculpture of a T - Rex with a large rag doll in it's teeth. Always makes me smile to drive by it.

From our local paper, The Silver Sun-News

A Flower Grows Amongst the Tarballs

Remember all the gloom and doom predicted by our progressive and wingnut friends about Obamacare being Barrack's Waterloo. Seems rumors of his demise were exaggerated.

Support for Health Care Law Hits New High
A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds public support for President Obama's new health care law has risen to its highest point with 45% in favor and 42% opposed.

It is the trend that is important. As the constant GOP misinformation campaign of doom over the HCR bill diminishs, and people have time to think for themselves without being inundated with lies about the reforms, this trend toward approval and acceptance will continue to rise. And the wingers know it, and that was what motivated them to go metal to the floor to stop it from being passed. It is starting to sink in, that the roughly 80 percent of people already with HC insurance begins to realize they have more security now from their existing insurance, they will realize they are better off than they were.