Tuesday, November 26, 2013


As the ones we cherish most, gather on this day
We go to every person, and listen to what they say
Each one a little different, but all conceived in love
We recognize our blessings, then thank God above
We listen to the children, as their faces get deep red
And joyously applaud, at every word they've said
We open up our hearts, and shed some loving tears
A tradition we have done, for many, many years
With that said I'll open, and believe me it's all true 
These feelings of my heart, I 'll put in words for you
My nephews and my nieces, I want you all to know
Have my undying love, and you know this to be so
My sister and my brothers, of whom I am so fond
I give love and devotion, with an everlasting bond
I am blessed with 3 fine sons, who I love and adore 
And the beautiful granchildren, I'm so thankful for
I have thanks for many things and what I say is true 
That the thing that I'm most grateful for, is every one of you 


Thursday, November 21, 2013


   If you think that you have heard the GOP/Tea party bitching before, just watch them now.

   The decision by Harry Reid  to change the way things get done in the Senate is going to make the conservatives go ape sh*#.

   After putting up with the outrageous conduct of the minority in the Senate, and having to deal with their fillibustering agenda on every single issue, Harry Reid has finally done something he had been threatening to do if the conservatives continued to obstruct things,  he changed the rules so that a simple majority vote was all that was needed to approve Presidential nominees.

   Of course the GOP doesn't like this new rule at all because it is their main tool in their obstruction  agenda, their only reason for being there.

   For 5 long years Reid has put up with the GOP abuse of the fillibuster, and now that they have pushed their abuse too far, the Senate speaker has finally done what he told them he would do.

   Kudos Harry Reid, you did the right thing, the GOP has blocked so much progress that could have been accomplished, that they more than deserved a dressing down, and you gave them one.

   The GOP/Tea party have been acting like a child with a squirt gun, you tell them to stop squirting the dog with it, yet they continue on relentlessly in their abuse of the beast, finally, the only thing you can do is to take the squirt gun away.

   So thank you Harry Reid, you did the right thing, now we will see some progress being achieved, now that the GOP has been properly disciplined.


Sunday, November 17, 2013


   Though not much in the press lately, the tar sands issue is still a hotbed of debate, let me explain why.

   Tar sands oil is located in Canada, it is a huge supply of oil, but it is also some of the dirtiest and most difficult to refine oil there is.

   The owners of that oil wish to build a pipeline from Canada, all the way through the United States, down to the Gulf of Mexico.

   They want this for two reasons, one is that they need the refineries to process that oil, and two, they need the ports located there to ship the refined oil overseas.

   The following are the selling points that the GOP give for allowing the pipeline to go through.

1. It would create thousands of jobs for Americans.

2. It would make America less energy dependent on other nations.

   Here are the reasons given for opposing the build.

1. Any jobs created by the pipeline build would be temporary for the most part, when the build was complete only a handful of jobs would remain.

2. The Tar sand oil is very dirty, and difficult to refine, aside from the excess pollution it would create to refine it, if a spill from a ruptured line would occur, (which it has already in some places) then the mess is far worse than regular oil spills, and much more toxic.

3. All of the refined oil would be sold overseas, not in the U.S., so it would not reduce Americas energy needs a bit.

4. The ability of the pipeline would allow current sellers of Canadian oil to jack up prices they charge the U.S., estimates are that we would experience a 40 cent a gallon increase in gasoline prices here.

   The bottom line is that not only would we not get long term jobs for Americans, but that we would be putting our environment at risk, and paying more at the pump.

   So why does the GOP push for the pipeline? 

   Why does the GOP do anything,  it's because the owners of that oil are names that are all too familiar to those of us paying attention, one of the biggest being Koch industries.

   And as the bought and paid for lap dog of the elite corporate 1%, the GOP is only doing what it was told to do, to get the pipeline approved at any cost.

   So although the issue isn't prominent in the current news cycle, it will not go away, not when there are billions of dollars that the rich can exploit at our expense.



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

VINDICATION IS HERE or (goodbye tea party)

   Can you feel it? That certain uneasy feeling that you are about to be forced to eat your own words, to have to admit that everything you've been spewing out of your mouth is nothing but bullshit. That you have once again been played the fool by your own party? You know, the party that told you to say that the ACA would fail miserably.

    I'm just kidding of course, conservatives never admit they were wrong, hell, if they did, then that's all they would be doing, no, they just move on to something else to bitch and whine about, as long as that doesn't get anything accomplished that is.

    With current news reports of insurance company scams nationwide being the overwhelming cause of people getting their policies cancelled, and supposed dramatic rate increases, my guess is that the conservatives will need to find new bitching points. And with the ever advancing ease that people are able to compare their options, they are being amazed at how much less they are going to have to pay for health insurance that actually has some quality to it, not the crap they were being sold before.

   With every passing day the success stories of Obamacare keep growing exponentially, and just knowing that the conservatives are cursing and grinding their teeth over it gives me more pleasure than I can convey.

    As I have said before, the point of no return has been passed, the GOP/Tea party are a wreck, maybe a train wreck, hahahahahaha.... Anyway, as I was saying, the GOP/Tea party bet the farm, and lost, every election from now through 2016 will be an exercise in failure and humiliation for them, and though I would normally try to empathize and give some type of comfort to the losing side, to this bunch I say, "good, you got what you deserved, you self righteous, self centered ignorant bigots".

    And just so you know, in your honor, I will whistle a chorus of Dixie every time I think of your pathetic asses.
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Monday, November 4, 2013


   What the Hell is going on here?

   Why are people saying President Obama lied?

   Why are people getting their health insurance policies cancelled?

   Why are new policy prices going up so much?

   These 3 issues are the current ammunition that the GOP/Tea party are using in their failing war to sway American voters to their side, and as is the standard practice of  the Conservative movement, they are twisting facts, cherry picking statements, and just plain lying to get their agenda fulfilled.

   Lets address these 3 issues individually, first, why are people saying President Obama lied?

   1. The GOP/Tea party reps. are saying that the President lied about peoples ability to keep the policies they currently had (prior to the ACA mandate). 

   The truth: All insurance policies that were in effect at the time were grandfathered in, regardless of benefits, those policies were given a pass that allowed them to continue being in force, therefore the only ones able to change that status would be the insured, or the insurance company, not the President, or anyone else.

   The insurance companies themselves opted to cancel those policies because the vast majority of them were garbage coverage. They knew that in an open market nobody would buy them, therefore, they took advantage of the timing, and sent out the cancellation notices, which brings us to the second question, why are people getting their policies cancelled?

   2. As previously stated, the insurance companies knew that they were about to have many of their current policy holders given the opportunity to shop for health care coverage elsewhere, and that the policies they currently were selling them would be abandoned en masse' . The companies decided to cancel existing policies prior to the ACA opening up, so that they could sell those same customers policies that met the ACA guidelines before the customers could have a chance to compare prices and coverage, which brings us to number 3, why are prices going up so much?

   3. The fervor over rate increases is due to the fact that the insurance companies are trying very hard to get the customers they just cancelled into purchasing new plans BEFORE they have a chance to see other options available to them, because then they make more money.

   If you haven't already figured it out, I'll tell you, the insurance industry sells an intangible product, a product that costs them nothing to produce, no buying of raw material, no manufacturing plant, just a piece of paper with a promise to pay certain costs if you should experience some sort of calamity.

   As such, the people who decide what that promise will cover, and how much you will have to pay for that promise, varies a great deal.

   Over 85% of those with health insurance have it through their employer, and those employers have people that negotiate prices and policy limits with the insurers, thereby getting the best rates and best coverage possible.

   However there are many who must buy their insurance individually, and up to this point, those people were unable to shop for the best deals, and many of them had to settle for expensive policies that covered very little.

   Those policies were very profitable for the insurance companies however, because the insurers could pick and choose who they would insure, if you were older, you paid a lot, if that is, you could get covered at all, if you had a pre existing condition, forget it, they didn't want you.

   Not only did they rob people blind with the premiums, they also sold them policies that were void of any real coverage, or had lifetime caps that were low enough to still bankrupt them with a major medical emergency.

   The ACA levels the playing field, it allows all Americans the opportunity to buy health insurance at a reasonable price, at the same time, it forces the insurance companies to accept clients with pre existing conditions, or older people who can't get healthcare coverage otherwise.

   It also removes lifetime limits of benefits, so that if you get sick, you won't have to go bankrupt to pay for your medical costs.

   And the big kicker is, the insurance companies are only allowed to keep a certain percentage of premiums paid as profit, the rest must either go toward actual benefits paid, or refunded to the policy holders.

   All these things accomplish two main goals.

   1. They allow all Americans to get proper healthcare.
   2. They address the problem of skyrocketting healthcare costs.

   But they do this at the cost of insurance companies profits, which by the way, are astoundingly large, just look at how many tv commercials are for insurance, a lot.

   This is why the ACA has faced so much opposition, money, money that the insurers want to keep. That is why they have enlisted the GOP to try anything possible to defeat the ACA.

   The GOP is screaming about people getting their policies cancelled, and their rates going up, but in reality, those people have not yet had the opportunity to go to the web site and see what else is available to them, and if they qualify for any of the subsidies offered.

   I would not be at all surprised to find out that the GOP has been attacking the ACA web site in order to keep it from functioning properly, they are pretty desperate these days.

   It is being revealed more and more that insurers like Humana, and Blue cross have sent letters to people telling them that their cancelled policies will be automatically switched to updated policies, with a big premium increase, even though if those same people compare their options, they find that they can get better coverage for less money, and usually qualify for a subsidy.

   That gives big incentives for the insurance industry to keep the web site down.

   Here is the bottom line, the ACA is going to be successful, the web site will become operable, people will find the new healthcare system pleasing, insurance company bigwigs will get a couple less 0's on their bonuses, and the GOP will have once again been exposed as the party of the elite 1%, the corrupt greedy unholy entity that it is.




Saturday, November 2, 2013


    If there still remains anybody who thinks that the GOP/Tea party scandal search teams will somehow bring about the demise of either the ACA, or the President himself, do yourself a big, big favor, stop listening to those who would wish it possible, it isn't.

    The fear mongering, lie spreading, truth twisters known as the GOP/Tea party have been trying to nail President Obama on anything and everything since before he even took office, and they have yet to prove any wrongdoing on his part, but not for lack of trying, just for lack of culpability.

    The GOP/Tea party have shown everybody in the USA what they represent, a group of narrow minded bigots whose self imposed ignorance figures in perfectly with the way they would like to run this country, by forcing their so called morals and beliefs down the throats of every person in America.

    After being exposed as the American taliban that they are, the Tea party has even resorted to villifying those in their party who don't agree with their treason, who don't want the total destruction of the government, who don't fall in line like good little Nazi's.

    The GOP/Tea party has lost most of its support from businesses that now look to the more moderate Democratic party, this will continue because the far right will not stop its insane behavior until it is dead and buried, which it is fast approaching.

    So don't be upset when you see inflammatory articles touting Presidential scandal, that's just the death throes you're hearing from a small contingent of misguided racists, bigots, and ignorant idiots who are grasping at imaginary straws.

    The ACA (Obamacare) will become an overwhelming success, tens of millions of Americans will get healthcare for the first time, many more millions will see their insurance premiums reduced, at the same time that their coverage improves, and all the lies and scare tactics that the GOP/Tea party have been spreading will be exposed as the fearmongering propaganda that it is.

    Oh, and one more thing we'll see is the vast reduction of outrageous profiteering that the insurance industry, drug companies, and others have been strangling this nation with for decades. BTW, if you haven't figured it out by now, that is exactly why the ACA has been fought against so vehemently.

    So as I have said before, relax, sit back and watch the idiots run and scream in their futile attempt to stop the inevitable, it is very entertaining, and a well deserved end to those unpatriotic douchebags that would let America burn to the ground.