Bubba likes people
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. It just gets better and better. I love this kind of story. A weird political "leader" on top of the weirdness. How much fun is this. Bread and circuses keeps me going.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Oh yeah, I suspect that the only reason Krugman hasn't been fired is that he is a Noble winner.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
OOOPS: They cut out half the prizes sonow there will be only four. no longer no writer left behind.
This eighteen year old is an adult and has decided to make herself a public figure. Her family decided to make her a public figure last year and did so. So she is fair game. Hell you think that she doesn't make money being a public figure, and telling kids "Don't fuck, see what happened to me." (Don't give me bullshit that Letterman was talking about the younger one. That is a high school debating position taken by the right wing for political gain and power, not a real statement of belief.)
But, beyond that the (for the most part) luke warm support of Letterman by many on the left is just kind of sad. "Well, he was offensive, but I kind of sort of will say that while we as a group should take the high road, I guess I think that he should be able to say what he wants. Sort of."
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Then the right goes on attacking someone else. Hell maybe I do live in the end times.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
So the little woman, got on line and went to http://www.justanswer.com/ and typed in Loki's symptoms and other information and about four hours later we had a response.
Sara Anderson had a comment on the Fucked Again post of a couple of days ago. She said, and I think I'm being fair, (you can look at her comment on that post): That requiring all people to buy insurance would require people who are young and healthy and probably don't now need health insurance to purchase it and therefore make the risk pool larger and since the new people would use the insurance less, the individual cost s/would go down for all. She caused me to think about what I'd written.
To paraphrase myself: I don't agree with what I see as her point. People buy all sorts of insurance (home insurance, life insurance, etc.) without being required to do so. I have family members who have made good livings selling insurance for a long time.
People do not buy health insurance because it is so expensive. When I quit working at legal aid, my wife (du jour) and I continued to pay for insurance even though we were both healthy and relatively young. Even under COBRA the price kept going up and up. Once we were off it sky rocketed. We had no health problems (other than allergies) and were both under forty.
I think the obscene profits and the insurance bureaucracy will simply be continued and institutionalized under mandatory plans forcing people who have little to spend it now on insurance, so the big boys get richer. And the rest of us will continue to be denied or physicians will have to have staffs to simply fight with the insurance industry to get the money out of them
The short answer is that I do not trust the insurance industry to not take the mandatory money and simply use it to increase their profits rather than lower the rates for everyone. I also do not expect service to be any better absent massive government oversight, which will in the long run simply not happen.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
now don't you worry your pretty little head about it.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
So I got this email from a friend who works for a college and wonders why students can't live on the money they get from the school, especially when the money is about five times the amount of tuition.
It caused me to think back to my college days in the late 60s and early 70s of the last century. Let's see I got a Pell grant, I worked about fifteen hours a week at a job on campus subsidized by the government and I received money from the GI Bill (such as it was at that time). It was less in actual money than my father received for his WWII work[?], but more than the people who served after me got in real money. My girl friend (with whom I lived, nudge nudge wink wink) got everything I got, but instead of GI money she got Social Security money for her dead father. Incidentally, I think that it is about time I linked to General Smedley, as I haven't done that for awhile.
So we spent the Pell money on books and tuition (and we always had a little left over), the SS and GI money on food and rent and etc. (and we always had a little left over). The student work money (and the little left over), we spent on dope (and booze) and records and concerts. My god what at time we had.
But, you know, these kids now a days are so wasteful, and their music, it's just noise.
Monday, June 1, 2009
A further thought, they (the right wing hate/anti-abortion groups) to a group cry great crocodile tears and whine about how just terrible this killing is, but do you think that their hate filled rhetoric will change one iota? I would strongly advise not holding your breath.