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Member since: Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Pitting People Against One Another

I just had a conversation with a person who is angry because their insurance is being impacted by having to pay for the health insurance of "others." My subsequent rant I do not regret.

Faux News lies and teabagger propaganda is awash in the land.


Red State Political Virus Kills People

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/18/1292981/-Epidemic-of-GOPer-virus-will-kill-thousands-in-red-states

snip:

We estimate the number of deaths attributable to the lack of Medicaid expansion in opt-out states at between 7,115 and 17,104. Medicaid expansion in opt-out states would have resulted in 712,037 fewer persons screening positive for depression and 240,700 fewer individuals suffering catastrophic medical expenditures. Medicaid expansion in these states would have resulted in 422,553 more diabetics receiving medication for their illness, 195,492 more mammograms among women age 50-64 years and 443,677 more pap smears among women age 21-64. Expansion would have resulted in an additional 658,888 women in need of mammograms gaining insurance, as well as 3.1 million women who should receive regular pap smears.


Taliban teabaggers are the real threat to the health and welfare of the United States.


Easter Egg Hunt, Market Forces, and Guvmint Regulation

My experience of Easter Egg Hunts has been the big kids swoop in and garner most of the eggs. I suppose that would be letting the market decide who gets what. Prior to the hunt my granddaughter was in today though instructions were given that no child could gather more than 6 eggs. That would be government regulation of unfettered capitalism. The result was no small kids getting trampled, no crying small children, and even some sharing of eggs at the end for kids who came up a little short.

Dang parents, they got no business picking winners and losers of the Easter Egg Hunt. Those parents just discouraged future job creators.

When you review your tax documents consider this...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/15/you-pay-higher-taxes-than-boeing-and-ge-verizon-23-more-u-s-corporations.html

snip:
Corporation and 2008-2012 Rate

1. Pepco Holdings -33.0%

2. PG&E Corp. -16.7%

3. NiSource -13.6%

4. Wisconsin Energy -13.5%

5. General Electric -11.1%

6. CenterPoint Energy -8.5%

7. Integrys Energy Group -8.2%

8. Atmos Energy -7.7%

9. Tenet Healthcare -6.0%

10. American Electric Power -5.8%

11. Ryder System -4.7%

12. Con-way -3.5%

13. Duke Energy -3.3%

14. Priceline.com -3.0%

15. FirstEnergy -3.0%

16. Apache -2.4%

17. Interpublic Group -2.1%

18. Verizon Communications -1.8%

19. NextEra Energy -1.6%

20. Consolidated Edison -.1%

21. CMS Energy -1.1%

22. Boeing -1.0%

23. Northeast Utilities -0.7%

24. Corning -0.3%

25. Paccar Rate -0.1%

26. MetroPCS Communications -0.1%

Entitled tax sucking leeches.

This Thomas Speaks, Unfortunately

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/31/video-from-clarence-thomas-wife-says-secularism-must-end-due-to-obamas-tyranny/

Tea Party activist Ginni Thomas, the wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, spoke to an anti-abortion rights activist who said that President Barack Obama was like a “tyrant” because the United States had a secular government.


I suppose we don't need Thomas to speak from the Bench to know what his views are.

Cheney--His Heart Goes On

http://www.theeagleonline.com/article/2014/03/dick-cheney-denies-war-criminal-allegations-at-kpu-event

Former Vice President Dick Cheney refuted accusations that he is a war criminal during his speech to students and members of the AU community in Bender Arena on March 28. The Kennedy Political Union hosted Cheney as part of a stream of speakers coming to campus.

“The accusations are not true,” Cheney said.


I would suggest that if you reach a place in life when you have to deny out loud to an audience you are not a war criminal.

You are.

Imagine if the Baggers and the Fox Network Zombies Slap These Babies On

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/03/oculus_rift_facebook_thinks_virtual_reality_is_the_new_smartphone.html?wpisrc=hpsponsoredd2

By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with people in your life,” the Facebook CEO added in a conference call explaining the $2 billion deal. “Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.”


Maybe if the tea-terrorists are left to their virtual world they would keep their pro-war, discriminatory, one percent favored, anti-health care, anti-women, pro-business, ayn rand cheering, theocratic views to themselves.

Rock and Roll Question for the Community

If Aliens arrived here and asked only one question, "Can you give me one song that best typifies Rock and Roll Music?"

What song would you choose?

I came up with the Stones (I can't get no) Satisfaction.

Your thoughts?

Welfare and the Yacht

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/24/wealthy-couple-with-yacht-and-3-million-in-the-bank-got-more-than-167000-in-welfare-benefits/
Wealthy couple with yacht and $3 million in the bank got more than $167,000 in welfare benefits
Authorities said Andrea and Colin Chisholm misled benefit workers for years as they cashed more than $167,000 in welfare checks for food, medical bills, and job training between 2005 and 2012.

They had received benefits from Minnesota agencies while living for two years in Florida, reported the Minnesota Star Tribune, where they also obtained welfare benefits.


Fox News Headline Surely will be: Job Creators Unfairly Persecuted For Receiving Government Stipend to Maintain Middle-Class Lifestyle

Have you ever?

Typed a post, did your due dilligence, did spell check, added a smiley and come back later to see if you have any responses--when you discover you forgot to post it.

I better check under my couch for forgotten letters.

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