Archive for March, 2013

March 31, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 03/31/13

Chicken Politics.

The one-percenter who owns Popeyes chicken stores claimed his full time employees would resort to working part time to avoid having to pay for health insurance mandated under Obamacare.

Actually, his statement sounds more like chicken shit politics than a complaint by a sorry fried chicken millionaire. Everybody, you see, part time, full time or no time will be required to carry some kind of health insurance, good or bad, cheap or costly, useful or worthless. Doesn’t matter. Everybody has to latch on to a policy.

Popeye

We all remember Popeye’s cartoons. As for the fast food store, fuggetaboutit.

Ralph Bowers, Popeyes’ El Presidente, reveals he just doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Hopefully, he serves up better chicken biscuits than the chicken shit politics he’s pushing. ‘Cause he’s just mouthing off.

Kinda like that Papa John’s fella, the multi-milliionaire with a private golf course in his backyard. He claimed Obamacare would force him and his franchisees to increase the cost of his mediocre pizza by a dime a pie.

So for just ten cents more a pie he could have been offering his employees decent health insurance for all these years and he has cruelly refused to do so. What a creep!

Although to pay ten cents more for a Papa John’s pie might just be the sausage that broke the pizza’s crust.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Vagina Sagas Continue.

A high school teacher in the backward state of Idaho has been reprimanded for uttering the V-word in the classroom.

I wonder what word he used to describe the P-word.

Back in the day when we were discussing the s-word, all of God’s creatures so blessed had MROs and FROs or male and female reproductive organs – even worms had them although all did not possess Vs and Ps.

Actually, many creatures lack V-words and P-words. They utilize methods of reproducing without resorting to those unmentionable S-word organs.

But if you live in a backward state, better to skirt the issue and take care not to use explicit language in the classroom.

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When I was in school certain words went unheard.
 One of course the verboten V-word.
 Yet even more prohibited
 For those of speech inhibited
 Was the word unheard we called the P-word.
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 Although a word we’d dare not say
 ‘Twas a place when found we’d readily play.
 On an evening quite chilling
 We’d warm the girls willing
To put their V-word on open display.
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 With delight the girls would squeal
 While all around the bush we’d feel.
 Pleasure for sure that caused no harm
 In tall grass near the barn of a farm
 There their charms the girls would reveal.
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 Not to fret for it’s fun to pet.
 And these are times we’d n’eer not forget.
 So of these moments don’t despair
 In love we know that all is fair.
 In years to come we’d have no regret.
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 When movement afar I’d one day spy.
 My girl and I had a ready reply.
 We came to see a circling crow
 And watch the pretty daisies grow.
 But rumpled grass did our lie deny.

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Warning: Sexually explicit content below. You must be over the age of 18 to continue reading this article.

Just in case you’ve never seen one, that’s a girl’s woo-woo down there for everybody to ponder.

VAGINA

As for the rest of the stuff depicted, you’ll have to look it up for yourself. The language is Danish. Held og lykke.

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Judd Gets The Boot.

We all knew it was coming. Ashley Judd bowed out of the race for the Senate seat in Kentucky now occupied by right wing extremist Republican Mitch McConnell.

Judd is a Democrat who belongs to the Democratic wing of the Democratic party. She is not by any means a right wing conservative like the Clintonistas who now dominate the party.

Judd represented a real challenge for McConnell and raised so much fear that his reelection chances might be doomed, that right wing Republican operatchiks were already hard at work trying to discredit her credentials. And she hadn’t even officially declared her candidacy.

But more than that, Judd represented a threat to control of the party by the corporatist wing – the Clinton faction and the White House – both of which tightly manage party affairs.

These factions would much rather put up a sure loser to run against McConnell than risk electing another Elizabeth Warren type threat to their domination.

So gear up for a losing campaign with Alison Grimes, currently Kentucky’s Secretary of State, as the candidate. And should she happen to win in an upset, a pair of pom-poms is awaiting her arrival in the Senate where she will join the girl’s Obama cheerleading squad.

Barack, Barack, he’s our man. If he can’t do it no one can.

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Gov. Nixes $200 Mil. In State Funds.

Who cares about Pennsylvanians? Certainly not their governor Tom Corbett. Turning down Obamacare aid could cost the state a neat $200 million smackaroos. But don’t cry for you, Pennsylvania. This action by Corbett will set the gov. up for a spot on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket. That’s what really matters.

corbett

Tom Corbett-Space Cadet, an old 1950s program. Has nothing to do with the governor other than the fact that he’s a right wing Republican whose really out ‘dere.

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Wonder Drug On The Threshold.

A wonder drug under development by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine promises a potential cure for a broad spectrum of cancers. The continued research is being funded by a grant from The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

So what happens when the pharmaceuticals get hold of the formula? Anybody care to guess? $1000, $2000, $5000 a pill. After all, drug companies will have to recoup the cost of research or they couldn’t develop such wonder drugs. Right?

The market will soar to 30,000, the pill will become a platinum mine for the one percenters.

A little payola to Congress and the White House and, voila, Pharma gets a patent on the drug. Add a touch of sugar and the patent gets extended.

After all, pharmaceuticals must recoup the cost of research or they couldn’t develop such wonder drugs. Right?

And exactly how much does research cost Big Pharma? Has anybody ever asked? Are we entitled to know? Is a twelve year patent on a new drug justified by the cost to develop it?

Oh, well. It really doesn’t matter. Executives would lie and cheat from hear to kingdom come. Just like they do now. Right?

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Honey Bee Fornication.

Sexually explicit content. Adults only.

So you don’t think honey bees can fornicate. Well, wait till you read this and you’ll surely change your mind.

Honey bees as you know are pollinators. The bees latch on to a gametophyte, or male pollen (you’ll be shocked to learn that honey bees are both gay and straight) which it then transports to a stigma. The stigma of course is female which makes the honey bee a bisexual creature.

honey bee

Can’t really tell if the bee is engaging in sexual activity with a male or a female. They go both ways, ya know.

Now here’s the rest of the story. The male gamete then grows down a tube called a style, the female part of a plant analogous to the V-word we learned about above. It then joins with the female gamete to form what we all know as an embryo.

Given the fact that a male and female plant along with a bee are involved in the process of plant fertilization, it occurs to me that this little buzzing insect is guilty of nature’s first menage a trois.

Now get this. The bee has been engaging in this illicit activity for millions of years, billions of time a day.

Holy fundamentalist Christian, Batman.  Let’s get this filth out of the classroom.

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Limericks. Naughty Or Nice? We Makeup; You Decide.

A gal who was rather ill-bred
For some reason likes to bake bread
Rolls dough ‘tween her fingers
Has dreams while it lingers
Then sticks in the oven instead.

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A gal who liked to bake bread
On which she always would spread
A gob of cream cheese
For her fellows to please
One bite would bring things to a head.

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A man who was rather ill-bred
Had a fetish for gals who baked bread
With fantasies wild
The gals always smiled
As he fed them the bread while in bed.
 
Also posted to http://www.madkane.com/humor_blog/2013/03/31/ill-bred-limerick-off-monday/.
March 24, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 03/24/13

Congressional Staffers Starving.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz says the sequester cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation.

DEBBIE

Is my new hairstyle too much?

 Staffers only earn between $60,000 and $160,000 a year and can’t afford to eat a good meal at restaurants located in the House of Representative.

Ain’t that a shame.

Apparently, Wasserman Schultz has never heard of dry generic cat food. Ya, know, the stuff President Obama thinks elderly American citizens can eat in place of the more expensive canned cat food as a means of reducing inflation.

Mixed with a little water once or twice a day and soon the dry stuff will become quite tasty; add a dash of oregano for an zesty Italian feast.

Well fed staffers can then arrive at work all bright eyed and bushy tailed ready for another day at the office sucking up to payola packing lobbyists.

For Sunday dinner a can of Fancy Feast Tuna and Mackerel would be a real treat. Perhaps a loyal staffer could invite the congresswoman to share a morsel or two.

Wasserman Schultz, if you don’t already know, was assigned to the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee by Obama because of her talent at raising campaign cash.

And like the good little Obama girl that she is, she voted against the Progressive Congressional Caucus “Back to Work” budget – the only realistic budget presented by history’s longest running do-nothing Congress, and she did so while the real unemployment rate hovers around 23% according to statistician John Williams.

In addition to other right wing House Democrats such as pom-pom girl Nancy Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz has indicated she is prepared to “consider” (read vote for) cuts to Social Security pushed by Obama through the Chained CPI inflation index.

As for Congressional staffers, well, maybe they could share the cost of a quart of milk and add some extra nutrition once a week to their dry cat food.

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Clinton Still On High Horse.

No, not that Clinton, the other one, you know the one who forgets to pull his zipper up. And one of the worst Democratic presidents in history (NAFTA and deregulation for Dems with short memories).

He doesn’t want Ashley Judd, a brilliant woman and promising candidate, to run against Mitch McConnell in 2014 for Kentucky’s Senate seat.

ASHLEY JUDD

Clinton and the rest of Kentucky’s good ole boys prefer to pair Allison Grimes against McConnell in the race.

Why ditch a possible winner and put in her place a sure loser?

Grimes, you see, is a party regular, already being measured up for her cheerleading outfit. And as for Judd, she represents a threat to party regulars. She could be a real Democrat who might not play ball with the pseudo variety – sorta like Clinton himself.

The fear about Judd is that she won’t join the girls’ pom-pom wing of the Democratic party and become an Obama cheerleader ala Wasserman Schultz and Pelosi.

So to show corporations how much they appreciate their payola, the right wing Democrats are more than willing to run a loser against McConnell.

Besides, Mitch carries a lot of water for triangulating Dems who oppose a real Democratic agenda – sorta like Clinton.

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Krugman Accuses Republican Of Using Non-Facts.

I just think it’s so unfair for Paul Krugman, a Nobel laureate, to pick on a simple minded Republican like Rob Portman just because Portman didn’t use facts in a TV discussion.

It’s not like any Republican ever uses facts in any discussion anywhere at anytime. They’re trained not to. The senator from Wisconsin did exactly what he was supposed to do. Avoid the facts at all cost. So quit picking on him.

PORTMAN

Rob Portman, Senator from Wisconsin, a typical Republican, one eye on corporate payola, the other closed.

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Hillary For President.

Why not! The bandwagon’s already rolling and loaded with supporters. And, since there’s little chance we’ll ever get a real Democrat elected after the Clintonistas hijacked the party, why not.

Hillary,s sure to chase corporate cash just the way hubby did. She’ll even get a healthy helping from Rupert Murdoch, just as she did during her Senate campaigns.

However, on the issues that count, the money issues, she’ll occupy a spot on the spectrum far to the right of traditional Democratic presidents; and even some Republicans (Eisenhower, for example).

She’ll lie to keep the base in the fold the way Obama did and succeed – the way Obama. And then thumb her nose at those who voted for her – the way Obama did.

Just goes to show ya, you can fool all of the people all of the time, if they’re Democrats.

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Credit Wild Willy Never Earned.

While we’re on the subject of Clintons, let’s consider Bill once again.

The FOBs (Friends of Bill if you’ve forgotten is just about everybody with a lot boodle) praise the former president for his record on the economy. They point to a booming nation with very low unemployment.

The problem here is they give Clinton credit for the boom which he does not deserve. The former prez just got lucky.

Fact is, the Easter Bunny could have occupied the Oval Office and the economy would have boomed. Fact is, a communications (cell phones) and IT (PCs) juggernaut fueled the economy to its greatest height in history.

easter bunny

The Easter Bunny out with his kids for a Sunday stroll. Many Democrats credit Bill Clinton with bringing prosperity to the nation during the 90s. Others believe it was the Easter Bunny. ( The insert is an example of pysanky, the Ukrainian art of Easter egg decorating). 

In addition, a dot.com bubble added fuel to the fire. It, of course, burst before Clinton left office and it’s full impact was left for George W. Bush to deal with.

So forget Bill Clinton. Praise the Easter Bunny instead.

LOVELY BUNNY

The Easter Bunny comes in many forms but none so lovely as the one pictured above. 

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A Bit Of Nonsense Up With Which No One Should Ever Have To Put.

A zafty soda-squirt was quite a snoutfair. Though subject to pussyvans, he often went lunting with his wonder-wench to help control his outbursts.

A spermologer at heart, he was really rather beef-witted.

He had few interests and was rather a dull boy. But his wonder-wench had little choice but to remain with him since she was with squirrel.

One of his favorite pastimes was jumping into cold water though the curglaff that resulted often lasted for hours and he shivered to the point that he jirbled constantly.

His wonder-wench, a bookright at heart, finally tired of his endless pussyvans and left him to become a California widow.

His addiction to tyromancy, acquired through a belief resistentialism, was an outgrowth of his pussyvans.

Sad to say, our lunting snoutfair, as fine a soda-squirt as ever there was, came to an unhappy end having to resort to groaking and then, in the end, he became a queerplunger until one day no one rescued him and he was left to drown.

The moral of the story: There’s nothing that isn’t Englishable.

Suggested by the link below where you can look up the definitions of the obsolete words used above:

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/195348/18-obsolete-words-which-should-have-never-gone-out-of-style/

Via Madelleine Begun Kane.

March 17, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 03/17/13

Congressman Undergoes Tests.

RYAN HEAD

Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory revealed today that they have discovered the cause of the sudden swelling of the head of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

The announcement came at 2:15 this afternoon. Researchers reported that they had detected large pockets of air in the congressman’s cranial cavity.  The air registered at an unusually high temperature.

The report stated that there was no cure for the mysterious condition but that Ryan would experience relief every time he opened his mouth.

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Habemus Papam.

The recently crowned Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis (you don’t need to use the I because it’s understood since he’s the first and there may never be a II) has been accused of turning a blind eye to the violence and murders that occurred in Argentina during what has been called the “Dirty War.”

In the 1970s and early 1980s, military juntas were responsible for the disappearance of thousands of opposition members. Numbers vary, but as many as 30,000 people may have been murdered.

Then Jesuit superior Bergoglio decided to stand aside, presumably to protect the Church, and by his silence is at least complicit in the violence.

It’s not known at the moment whether the new Pope’s silence during the “Dirty War” will cause further harm to a scandal plagued Church.

But we can say in defense of Francis that at least he never ordered a drone strike. And we can’t say that about everybody who inhabits this rapidly deteriorating planet.

Habemus papam.

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Right Wing Dems Set To Betray FDR.

President Obama made it clear to the Democratic caucus that he intends to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits earned by the American people.

He and right wingers such as Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and other House Democrats who claim to be members of the Progressive Caucus announced their willingness to accept the so-called “chained CPI”, an inflationary measure which further reduces benefits already deteriorating due to inflation. They also agreed to means testing for Medicare benefits.

Accepting these positions on safety net benefits places  Obama and his Democratic supporters squarely and firmly in the camp of right wing conservatives who for decades have been driven to cut, gut and destroy safety net benefits for the American people.

HOYER

Pseudo-Democrat and right wing conservative Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland with the smile filled with treachery..

The Mainstream Corporate Media loves to refer to these New Deal traitors as “centrists.”

Not so. You can’t add liberal and conservative positions, divide by two and get a “centrist.”

While political sharpies like Obama may support gays rights and equality, those liberal issues cannot be combined with benefit cuts to arrive at that meaningless Corporate Media designation.

Centrist” is a concoction by those who seek to avoid the label “right winger.”

The fact is that a person, such as the president, can be both a liberal on some issues and a right wing conservative on others. And Obama, like Bill Clinton before him, is forcing the Democratic party in a rightward direction.

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Why would Obama betray his liberal base and strong arm progressives with threats of pulling payola during election years?

Several reasons come to mind. One is that Obama is a one-percenter who aspires to enter the nirvana of the next higher level.

Another is the desire for an ego tripping pharoah-like pyramid referred to in modern times as the “presidential library.” And yes, just like a pyramid, the structure could become a sarcophagus if the president decides this freakish monument to his legacy is the place where his remains should lie in repose.

To build such a monstrosity will cost.  And we’re talking some heavy bucks here. A hundred, maybe two hundred million greenbacks or more. The prez may already be getting promises from the Fix the Debt crowd of millions in contributions if only he plays ball with them. Well, guess what? He’s been playing ball with the billionaires from day one.

GIZA

The Great Pyramid at Giza with the Sphinx by Hubert Sattler. (Wikimedia).


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Italians Come To Their Senses.

Italians went to the polls in February and gave 25% of their votes to the party of comedian Beppe Grillo, a funnyman turned politician.

It you’re an American you can certainly empathize with the Italians. After all, we’ve put any number of jokers in the White House over the years.

Whatever you might think of him, one thing is certain, Beppe Grillo-a man of the people.

BEPPE GRILLO

Italian voters have come to their senses.
Elected a member with no pretenses.
A comic he was to be sure
With politics a recent detour.
Against him the bankers are raising high fences.

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6000 Year Old Planet.

If you look very closely at the depiction below, you can see Adam and Eve screwing in the background, proof positive that the Earth is only 6,000 years old.

By the way, if you think the pair got booted out of the Garden of Eden because they ate some piece of fruit withering on a tree, you’d be wrong. The real reason they got tossed is that Adam whipped it out and stuck it to Eve right there in front of God, fer chrissakes.

dinos

Like they couldn’t do it in a tent, maybe.

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And now for some real dinosaur news. Paleontologists in Spain uncovered dinosaur nests containing hundreds of fossils of egg shells and fragments laid millions of years ago by a species known as sauropods.

Scientists are calling the discovery one of the most significant finds in recent years.

Read the article in Science Daily.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130312134912.htm

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March 10, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 03/10/13.

Speaker Rushed To Hospital For Tests.

House Speaker John Boehner was rushed to Bethesda Naval Medical Center this morning when a staff member discovered that the Speaker had misplaced his brain.

BOEHNER

When I came home last night, I know I had a brain. 

Neurologists at Bethesda, using the most sophisticated scanning devices available to the medical profession, reported that they had located a mysterious dark spot in the vicinity of the Speaker’s cranium.

After conducting a battery of tests, specialists determined that the tiny spot was indeed the Speaker’s brain and that it had not been misplaced after all.

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Some say Boehner has a functioning brain
Possibly true but it’s certainly lame.
If he had an idea that was worth a cent
Unkind it would be for us all to resent
When a mind worth a halfpence he’d proudly proclaim.

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The Sting Is Set.

When the choice in an election is between a Wall Street swindler and a Chicago hustler, better to vote for the conman from the Windy City.

That may seem like an unkind characterization, but the con is on and we’re the marks. The sting is about to be unleashed.

STING

Did you catch on to the sting before the trap was sprung?

And exactly what is that sting? You don’t have to be a seer to know that cuts in Social Security benefits are on the table. As is the increase in the eligibility age for Medicare. The age may not go as high as 67 but anywhere between the current level and 66 years and 364 days, except leap year when it’s 365, is on the table.

Obama, we must all realize by now, has more tables than an inauguration caterer.

So when the White House says raising the Medicare eligibility age is off the table you have to ask which table? Because sure as the sun rises in the morning, there’s a table it’s still on.

Which table is it on? Is it Table 1, Table 2 or Table 3? Pick the right table and win a cut in your Social Security benefit.

Actually the Medicare age doesn’t have to be raised to destroy the program. A better way, and far more stealthy (are you aware of this scheme), is simply to cut payments to providers (aka doctors) to a level so low no provider will accept a Medicare patient.

That scheme is the best method Medicare benefit haters have devised to slow down spiraling medical costs. Just keep sick, old people from going to a bunch of greedy doctors and soon enough the docs will want nothing more to do with the “old geezers.”

Let’s back up a minute. Most doctors, as you know, are skilled and dedicated professionals who provide excellent care at a manageable cost. Most operate large, efficient practices earning wages far above average.  And most deserve the rewards they receive because they’re good at what they do.

However, there is that greedy bunch mentioned above. They over test, overcharge and in too many cases just plain cheat the program. This group, even though it is relatively small, nevertheless dramatically inflates costs for the entire system.

Because those shady providers need to be controlled, the system requires strict regulation, frequent auditing and enforcement of laws already on the books. The best way to accomplish these goals is through a single payer plan like Medicare for All, a program that already has simplified administrative and billing procedures, tools now in place that could save billions.

While the group of cheats represents a significant portion of soaring medical costs, it is by no means the largest factor in an out of control system..

Have you seen or heard about a hospital bill lately? Don’t laugh, but $10,000 a day is modest.

Have you seen or heard about a private or employer provided health insurance policy? These high deductible, high max out of pocket profit engines should become known as bankruptcy specials. For if you have one of these cash-for-shareholder shams and you get sick, chances are you’re headed for the busted zone.  Single payer eliminates this worthless middle man.

And let us not overlook prescription drugs costs in the U.S. They’re the highest in the world.

Not to worry though if you can’t afford insurance and treatment. You might just wake up dead one day. And the rich will be all the richer for it.

You see, there’s always a bright side.

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Filibuster Reform.

Do what?

Have you heard? Harry Reid wants to reform the filibuster.

HARRY

Harry has a knot in his shorts tighter than the one in his tie. And it’s all Mitch’s fault.

No, really. I’m not kidding.  Harry intimated he wanted reform.

Currently, a senator can text a filibuster from any barroom or massage parlor in Follyland that happens to have reception.

Harry wants to ban filibuster texting from massage parlors.

Read the real article at:

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/03/harry-reid-filibuster-reform.php

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Life Insurance Coverage For Drone Death Unnecessary.

According to the White House, President Obama won’t kill you with a drone strike. A drone costs over $6 million and you’re just not worth that much.

Unless you’re a Medicare patient who needs an overnight stay in a hospital. In that case, a cost analysis might be beneficial.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Vice Presidential Wisdom.

We all know the vice-president has hair trigger lips. He is, nevertheless, a likeable sort of a guy.

BIDEN

Biden breaks Einstein’s law: lips clocked moving faster than the speed of light. Brain often locked in reverse. Nice smile though.

But let’s look at nice guy Joe Biden’s advice on how a woman who is threatened in her home should react to such a situation. The veep’s recommendation: fire two shots into the air from a shotgun.

Well, that oughta scare the rabbits. Other than that, the advice presents some serious logistical and location problems.

First, the woman would need to grab the shotgun from a place where it is safely kept, remove the trigger lock, find the box with the ammunition, load the thing, then run outside to fire the two shots.

If an intruder had manners, he would hold the door open for her. More likely, being really rude, he might try to prevent her from leaving the house and inflict some form of harm.

The woman of course could fire off the two shots inside the house. But there are two obvious drawbacks to that circumstance. First, the insulation in the walls would muffle the sound and then the two holes blown in the ceiling would be in need of expensive repair.

Now here comes that bright side that’s always there. For example, a federal program could be implemented that would provide low interest loans to homeowners for roof repair. And better yet, the program would provide much needed stimulus money to the economy.

Now for the really good part. Add an amendment to the legislation to provide shotgun ownership assistance and the bill would garner instant backing from the NRA and receive full support from Republicans. It would pass Congress by huge majorities.

There are a dozen or more articles pertaining to the veep’s shotgun follies.  One is below.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/gun-nuts/2013/02/joe-biden-school-self-defense

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Gravity Suffers Setback.

Getting a dildo stuck up one’s ass has proven an immutable law of physics to be flawed. What goes up doesn’t always come down after all.

Ouch!

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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Sneak Attack.  And You’re In The Crosshairs.

Worth repeating.  Medicare payments to providers (aka doctors) are shrinking and there are plans afoot to decrease them even more. At some point, providers (once called doctors) will refuse to treat Medicare patients. Those patients then will be forced to purchase private, profit health insurance, with a voucher if needed.

Can you say “stealth attack on Medicare?”

March 3, 2013

The DC Folly Trolley – 03/03/13.

Packing Heat On Campus.

Lots of talk lately about teachers packing heat in schools.

Well it seems to me, if teachers can carry guns on school grounds, we should also give the right to carry to the students. I mean, like, shouldn’t students have the right to fire back.

And carry rights for students could really lighten up the homework load.

Think about the benefits for a minute. Second Amendment rights could give rise to a whole new curriculum. A kid could major in quick draw (five courses, three credits each). And I’m not talking rapid pencil sketching here.

Required courses for the new program would include:

How to modify an AK-47 from semi to fully automatic. (3 credits).

Adapt a fully automatic Glock handgun to a 30 round magazine. (3 credits).

Uses for armor piercing ammunition. (3 credits).

Laser gun sights for fun and profit. (3 credits).

Operating and maintaining a .50 caliber sniper rifle. (Elective).

How to become a Mafia hitman (woman). (Elective).

Promoting your firearms skills. (Elective).

Now, no snide remarks. Let’s give the curriculum a chance. After all, kids could graduate from high school fully prepared to defend themselves in a well armed society.

50 CAL GUN

Courses.include books and material.

Who could ask for anything more?

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Marco Comes A Calling.

Marco Rubio went calling in the Big Apple this week for, what else, payola. Yes, he was out grubbing for cash for a purported run for the presidency in 2016.

Well does he know that in American politics you gotta have the geetus. You can’t with without a fat wallet and there are no fatter wallets than in Apple Town, NYC.

Peter King (R-NY) dissented. You can’t vote against everything the city needs and expect a payoff for it.  King criticized fellow Republicans and Rubio for their votes against aid for NYC after it suffered the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

I guess Marco figures “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Marco who???

POLO

The travels of Marco. Not Rubio in NYC, but Polo in the East. (Artist unknown).

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Marco Rubio’s a real pip.
Hasn’t even become minority whip.
Yet look what he says
He’s running for prez.
Yet for people he couldn’t give a rip.
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In the Big Apple he shakes down for dough
Making ready for a really big show.
A King says he nuts
But the guy’s got some guts.
He’ll snatch the dough then town he’ll blow.

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When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. Sinclair Lewis.

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Right Wing Court Activist Signals Vote.

Another guy who just can’t seem to keep his name out of the news is Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and Right Wing Extremist Antonin Scalia.

He’ s no dummy, but must be an embarrassment to his alma mater, Harvard Law School.

He is one of the most activist justices in Supreme Court history and has voted to overturn numerous acts of Congress. Fortunately for the nation, he has been in the minority in many cases.

His ideology is what is known as originalism, that is, interpreting the Constitution literally, as it was written by the guys known as our Founding Fathers and cast in iron, immutable, unchangeable.

Therefore, this radical activist opposes such notions as affirmative action, the program intended to give a break to minorities who’ve suffered from diminished opportunity all of their lives, abortion rights for women (he voted to declare Roe v. Wade unconstitutional but was in the minority) and recently voted in favor of broad application of gun carry rights (except for shoulder-borne weapons that could take down airplanes). Who knows, he could be on one of them.

Other votes based on his 18th century interpretation included sexual orientation rights (null), Miranda rights (null), the death penalty (constitutional).

In each of these cases, Scalia voted to strike down existing law making him one of the most activist justices ever.

SCALIA

Seeing the world through a different lens.

And based on his statements during the recent rights case before the Court, he is certain to vote to strike down The Voting Rights Act.

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A Little Night Hanky Panky.

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I’m really tired of these one night stands. And I’m not even a senator’s daughter.

Republican values apparently permit a senator to screw another senator’s daughter, provided it’s a one night stand.

I won’t mention any names, but if you Google Pete Domenici and Paul Laxalt you’ll learn the sordid details.