“Why yes, I have. As a matter of fact, Old WP (that's what we closest friends call him) and I were just out for kicks shaking babies a few days ago. You should see him wrench a chicken's neck. A real artist. ”
“Let me tell you something buddy. I have a vantage point on this healthcare reform nonsense that only a small minority of Americans have. Those lawyers in Washington didn't come up with all of this reform. They are not smart enough. It was written by the insurance companies and big business. We're just gonna be paying higher taxes, more lazy people will be freeloading, and the insurance companies profits will burst at the seems. However, the problems will remain the same. The American People and our well being were only mere after thoughts, and any trickle down good we MIGHT receive ancillary. We The People Don't Run This Country Anymore NOR Do We Count or Are Our Concerns Even a Factor. It is the end of our little world as we know it.”
Wildkitty on Sep 22, 2013 at 08:34:54
“Have you ever heard of Wendell Potter? He WAS the Public Relations man for CIGNA - that is, until he blew the whistle on the Health care providers. Do you think that a man with his credentials MIGHT understand the ACA just a little better than you do. What are YOUR credentials???
You say "It is the end of our little world as we know it" Thank heavens for that.! NOW we can look forward to A BETTER ONE!”
niteoowl on Sep 22, 2013 at 07:57:39
“You must be a tea bagger,”
loco48 on Sep 22, 2013 at 07:47:09
“Oh, the poor insurance corporations ! we don't even really need them. They are just a middle man who rakes off 30% of your healthcare dollars for profit and administration cost. Medicare cost 6% per healthcare dollar. Which is better?”
blingbling65943 on Sep 22, 2013 at 06:32:25
“Thankfully for you, Obamacare covers Prozac... For God's sake, take the stuff Its going to be OK ”
GrumpyOldGeek on Sep 22, 2013 at 06:27:03
“You have a minority view, all right. More lazy people, you say? Higher taxes, you say?
There are fewer unemployed people, those you assume are lazy.
Taxes are at the lowest rate since the 1950's.
Any more facts you got wrong?
Actually, you lost all credibility at "buddy".”
thinking4 on Sep 22, 2013 at 06:25:04
“And the physicians, such as my sister, who believe the ACA is long overdue? There are many that believe that affordable healthcare is necessary to stop the lifetime caps, rejection of services by insurance companies who are not caregivers and children that need a GP instead of an ER. The 80/20 rule goes into effect that stops insurance companies spending little on healthcare and a great deal on shareholders. Even Rwanda has universal healthcare and we have? Gouging, lost homes, most people being one medical emergency from losing it all”
“I hope the whole sorry mess comes to a screeching halt. Pretty soon China is going to say, "sorry guys and gals, but the party is over. No more money for you bunch of spoiled rotten, living in a dream world, irresponsible fools." We might as well have a couple of dry runs to give the oblivious American Public a mere glimpse of the coming real deal. Besides, we've got all the laws, regulations, restrictions, mandates, and prohibitions we need. The Congress is just up there making busy work and picking at the carcass of what little rights and freedoms we have left. "But, but, but what about all the federal employees, people on Social Security, and our military?" One, they should have seen it coming and gotten real jobs. Two, it was never designed to be a lifestyle, and three, bring our troops back home where they belong. The entire situation is an abomination and is in need of a natural disaster to wipe it off the map. The best thing that could happen would be for the entire city to be swallowed up in a giant sink hole. Then we can start over fresh. Short of that, We Are Doomed.”
Wildkitty on Sep 25, 2013 at 07:38:36
“"But, but, but what about all the federal employees, people on Social Security, and our military?" One, they should have seen it coming and gotten real jobs. Two, it was never designed to be a lifestyle"
You are just a wee bit redundant in your comment here, Bubba!
Federal Employees - (a) YOUR Congressman and Senator (Yeah, they should have gotten a 'real' job - like flipping burgers)--- (b) Our Military (Yeah - protecting YOUR rights and YOUR freedom to be stu pid) --- (c) Folks on 'social security' (Yeah, they should have died young)! Please explain 'better lifestyles'!
I'm sure we should be soooooooooooooooo scared of China calling in the debt they hold. But YOU, in ALL YOUR WISDOM, forget that China owns ONLY about 8% (about $1.4 Trillion) of our debt - while US agencies/people/programs/funds own about 66% of that debt (about $11.25 Trillion) - leaving about 26% shared debt among a dozen other countries.
Supposing that 'sink hole happens (which by the way would hardly touches our military) - PLEASE - I beg you - tell us how YOU would 'start fresh' - WITHOUT 'dooming us'.
BEST LAUGH I'VE had in a month!”
stickaforkinit59 on Sep 22, 2013 at 08:10:34
“Nothing will make the Chinese say those things faster than we defaulting on our past debts. And as long as we are a major importer of their goods (which they are looking to change), they simply won't be able to do it.
And exactly what rights and freedoms are you talking about? The right to dump your used motor oil out behind your garage? Or the right to toss your used car batteries into your regular trash pick-ups? Or the right of expecting your local law enforcement to cut you a break every time you drive drunk? Or the right to buy lead based paint? get real.”
mamasilverhair on Sep 22, 2013 at 06:50:46
“we do produce our own money... just wow what you think is going on isn't...”
Sep 22, 2013 at 00:00:47
“You be incorrect sir or madam. I've gone without money more times than not, and I've found that the want for money only proves my theory and strengthens my resolve. I'm really more Scarlett O'Hara than D.B. Cooper.”
AMBoss on Sep 22, 2013 at 20:23:15
“My point is that if money is what makes you happy, and you have plenty, sadness will soon follow. Learn to be content in whatever state you are in and then you will be happy!”
“Tax It! Tax It! Tax It! By the time all the taxes have been levied and applied to this weed it'll be cheaper to stick with the street dealers. Decriminalizing the use of the stuff may have some positive effects on society, but I'm not so sure legalizing growth and sales are going to be the big tax bonanza everyone thinks. With government's acumen for business and it's own addiction to tax revenue, they're likely to price themselves right out of the market.”
Sep 8, 2013 at 11:41:01
“Nope - Not in the least. I just feel sorry for her.”
ElleSea on Sep 8, 2013 at 13:16:04
“I hear you. 35M could do a lot of good. If I had it, I would use it to help make the world a better place, not buy myself the most expensive house in town. In this regard I totally envy the very wealthy. They literally have it in their hands to make the kinds of differences in the world overnight that people like me spend our entire lives working on.
For a fraction of that 35M, entire herds of elephants could be protected along with the local economies that benefit from them. Likewise, a small fraction of that could get you onto a planning committee where you could sway the vote over destroying forever a vital salmon stream and the local economy that depends on it. With that kind of money you could do tremendous good in no time, while creating lasting legacies of your life that nobody can take away. The greatest of opportunities that money can possibly buy squandered on more house than you will ever need is indeed something to pity someone over.”
Sep 8, 2013 at 11:31:53
“& yes it is HER fault. HER and people of her self-centered ilk. Give me ONE good reason someone should spend that kind of money on shelter.”
Joseph Camel on Sep 8, 2013 at 12:50:58
“I sympathize with you, but words like "ilk" do your point absolutely no favors. Work your criticisms into positive conversations about common ground, and you will find your point understood and realized by way more people than with venom and vitriol.”
Sep 8, 2013 at 11:28:08
“You have no clue as to what you are talking about. I see what good for many people could have been done with 35 million, but instead it is pearl among the swine. Much like any comment I make to you. I hate waste. I hate selfishness. That's what I hate. As for your friend, maybe she won't be home when the house falls into the drink. ”
Sep 8, 2013 at 10:28:43
“Nauseating and vulgar. New money. Suppose she'll be working from home in spite of prohibiting her employees from doing the same? I hope the whole house slides off the cliff and right smack into the view.”
iconico62 on Sep 8, 2013 at 12:59:07
“It is not of your farging business. Wah wah wah. She could wipe her children's heinie with hundred dollar bills and it is still none of your business. Ain't that what is grand about the US? Live as you please and take responsibility for your life and choices. And leave wah wahs in your wake.”
Sailorbum on Sep 8, 2013 at 11:18:12
“A little jealous?”
sandrazeiners on Sep 8, 2013 at 10:58:31
“Such hate! Why would you wish something like that to happen to anyone, jealous? Just because you can't afford to live like she does is not HER FAULT. Stop hating and stop blaming your failures on others!”
“A car this time? Well, it's not original, but at least it wasn't the log cabin on fire again. They're getting sloppy, and they're gonna get caught. The People will put up with most anything as long as it is interesting and their kids don't ask too many questions that the parents can't explain. This has become far too common place, and the parent has run out of answers. This requires our full attention and the kids questioning needs to be seen and heard.”