Monday, July 9, 2018

Insurance Rates Might Go Up For Expensive Sick People

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-administration-takes-another-major-swipe-at-the-affordable-care-act/2018/07/07/0f1ff4c4-821f-11e8-b851-5319c08f7cee_story.html?utm_term=.808764b72127&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

I'm very nervous about this. I'm a very expensive customer, these days.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Let Me Explain the Obvious

When someone says, in a very public forum, heard by thousands of people, to punch dissenters in the face, they'll pay the legal bills, or when someone suggests "shooting something up", or killing journalists, I get  very angry.

This is the reason that I get outraged when people casually speak of violence to the masses as a joke. It's because sometimes, other people, whom the original speaker may never see, meet, or even think of,  hear those words out loud, then go and commit the violent acts that weren't a "serious suggestion", and it's horrible.

It's literally the cause of horror.

Words mean things, and they have power, speaking out in public is not the same as having a private conversation with your friends, and people that diminish this idea are not correct. The thousand times someone publicly suggests violence as a joke and nothing happens does not make up for the fact for any single time that something did.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Cost of Cruelty

This is the article I've been waiting for:

Trump admin's 'tent cities' cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents.

WASHINGTON — The cost of holding migrant children who have been separated from their parents in newly created "tent cities" is $775 per person per night, according to an official at the Department of Health and Human Services — far higher than the cost of keeping children with their parents in detention centers or holding them in more permanent buildings.
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At those prices, the additional cost to operate a 400-bed temporary structure for one month at capacity would be more than $5 million. The average stay for separated kids is nearly two months.

I've been saying this for days, now. The official numbers of keeping the family in a holding center as a unit is listed as $298, because those shelters already exist.

My point here is that not only is prosecuting all people that enter the country at unauthorized points costing us our souls, it's also costing us a hell of a lot of money.

I mean, that kind of money could be used to start a "Space Force" or something, right?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Weeping Trees

Sigh.

From

EPA whistleblower alleges spending and travel excesses by Scott Pruitt



"John Walke, who directs the clean air program at the advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council, said that the executive order prescribes measures “intended to allow more air pollution, or abbreviated air quality reviews that risk more air pollution, or both.”"

Welcome to the new age of darkness. Making money at business is definitively more important than making our air safer to breathe. I suppose I'm glad they're obvious about it. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

I'll Show You Not Relavent

Someone should arrest this guy, if not for refusing a subpoena, for this statement:

Nunberg fired back with a tirade about Sanders to NY1, the New York cable news channel: “If Sarah Huckabee wants to start debasing me, she’s a joke. Okay, fine, yeah, she’s unattractive. She’s a fat slob. Fine. But that’s not relevant. The person she works for has a 30 percent approval rating, okay?”
Seriously, that guy's an ass.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Rich, Yet Woke

In a move I find stunning, Chubb Insurance is eliminating NRA insurance.

People have, in the past, referred to this as “murder insurace”. It’s for people who shoot other people with guns that they bought legally. I understand that if you accidentally shoot someone, that you probably feel bad enough without worrying about going to jail. I also feel strongly that we shouldn’t be doing things in our day-to-day lives where we might accidentally shoot people.

You may wish to defend target practice, or hunting. I’m not even going to argue that. I will argue, though, that no one needs a gun at a barbecue or a football game.

No one needs a gun at a barbecue or a football game.

I am soothed by the idea that it will now be more difficult for rich people to shoot their friends, or strangers, and get away with it. I mean, it won’t be impossible, they’re still rich.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

What Big Eyes I Have

Recently, the President tweeted something to the effect of  "If Obama knew that the Russians were interfering in the elections, then why didn't he do anything about it?"

What, you mean like start an investigation, suggest sanctions, and have certain Russian diplomatic personnel ejected from the country? Yeah! Why didn't he do all those things that he did?!

Jesus f#$*ing Christ, already. Just because you say something out loud doesn't make it true, and when those of us who know the truth hear you, we get *really* angry.

If Trump were in the story "The Emperor's New Clothes", we'd get to the part where the kid shouts that he's naked, he'd have the kid silenced, and continue down his parade route telling everyone what high-quality work his tailor does.