"Ramming speed, Mr Sulu ... ramming speed!"

Obama is getting ready to ram it home yet one more time, this time bypassing the Senate with his appointment of Donald Berwick to serve as director of Medicare and Medicaid.

He's going to make the appointment when Congress, exhausted by all their hard work spending trillions of our dollars, our childrens' dollars, and our grand-childrens' dollars, and maybe our great-grand-childrens' dollars ... takes a recess.

He knows this would be a tough sell. Why?

Berwick loves the British socialized medicine health care scheme. He thinks it's great.

"This recess appointment is an insult to the American people," Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said Tuesday night. "Dr. Berwick is a self-professed supporter of rationing health care, and he won't even have to explain his views to the American people in a Congressional hearing."

Here's the whole thing:

Obama to Fill Medicare and Medicaid Post Without Senate Approval

You'll note that the entire health care industry supports Berwick. That should be a warning right there.

The dichotomy is interesting. Obama lambastes the health care industry at every opportunity - they are almost as evil and greedy as BP - yet he is slipping this guy in the back door.

Why is that, do you think?

Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan is going to do 90 days in the local jail, and is vaporlocking over the idea. After all, she is ... Lindsay Lohan ... and how could anyone, like, you know, stick her in, like, jail, which is all icky and full of like, drunks, you know, and like, dopers.

Wait! Isn't Lindsay Lohan a drunk and a doper? Could it be that's why she's going to jail? That, and a rather cavalier attitude toward judge's orders?

Oh, the humanity of it!