Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The WINNER is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DRUM-ROLL ..........Please!

President Barack Obama......Congratulation, you are the beat-off of the month.

I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I know how hard your job is. If it's anything like I read in GQ 13 years ago, then I would imagine it's pretty tough.

As much as I disagree with alot of what Clinton did, he at least tried to do his job, followed by Bush. They may have FUCKED some things up, but at least they did the best they could, or at least what they thought was best.

You on the other hand, make sure you get your vacation, when this country is falling apart. How dare you. I would love to see a poll of all the unemployed Americans and who they voted for. I'm guessing alot bought into your change. It's really sad when you think about it.

Your earnings this year will be $400,000. When you leave office you will receive $199,700 for the rest of your life. God Damn, that's alot of money. I think it's about time you put a little extra effort in.

You know, I've always thought Presidents were all somewhat retarded. Who spends 10's of millions of dollars on trying to get a job that only pays 400k a year. But, I always held a hope, that they do it for the love of their country. And whether a person agrees with their policies, or not, they do what they feel is best for this country during that time and given situation.

But you Mr. President I believe has entered a whole new realm, I truly believe that you do not give a shit about this country, just like the Pullman community that you didn't organize. I really think that you went after this elected position just so you could make history as the first black president. I beleive your "UNWARRANTED" vacation proved that.

And that's fine, when you leave office maybe you can lecture to the inner-city youth, and motivate them to strive for excellence. After-all, you were the first black president. Just make sure to mention that from the age of 10, you were raised by your white Grandparents.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Only 3 days left

Please get your suggestions in for BEAT-OFF of the month for August.

THIS JUST IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Just heard from TGP, he's alive with family and friends. Lost some livestock, along with a few unfortunate passings in the area.

But for the most part, everything seems O.K.

Now, let's go get some HD T.V.'s............................................

PARTY PIG

The funniest shit ever. I hope everyone likes my new profile picture.............

The picture is an example of what happens when a cute 5 year old girl has a liquor salesman for a Father...................LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...................

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Govenor Quinn and the medicine dick

Next time you F##k us, at least give us a reach around................


August 25, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A massive increase in Illinois highway tolls was passed Thursday by the Tollway Authority.


In this Intelligence Report: The answer to a question that many Illinoisans ask, What happened to the original plan to make tollways "free" ways?

A popular phrase in Illinois a few decades ago was "Toll free in 73." That was the year, 1973, that Illinois taxpayers had been promised their original 187 miles of tollways would be paid off and the roads would be turned into freeways. But, by then, state politicians had realized that with the tollways went jobs, contracts and clout.


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When the first three tollways opened more than 50 years ago, they cost a quarter at the main plazas and 10 cents at the exits. Today's tollway system is 186 miles of interstate spread over 12 counties, with no end in sight for the pay-to-drive system.

They weren't supposed to be eternal tollways.

In 1953, when the Illinois General Assembly created the Illinois State Toll Highway Commission, it was to borrow money to build highways. The tolls were intended to pay off those bonds. Then the roads were to become freeways, maintained by the gas tax.

But, in 1968, the General Assembly made permanent the Toll Highway Authority, still chartered to borrow money to build highways, but with no expectation of making them free.

The 2010 tollway budget is $696 million. There are more than 1,700 full-time employees, including 754 who collect the money.

In the 1950s, then Governor Bill Stratton convinced the public and legislators that the tollway was temporary. Stratton, now deceased, said in 1989, "Our idea was, at the end of 40 years, when the bonds were paid off, then the tolls would come off."

Today's governor, in supporting the eternal tollway, has a different take.

"The bottom line is the federal government is reducing its investment in transportation across the United States and our own state," said Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. "We don't want to raise the gas tax, so we have to use tollways in order to get people to work, to get people to school, to get where they want to go."

The original tollway bonds were paid off in the early 1980s. But additional billions have been borrowed since then, and today's plan includes the sale of more than $12 billion more.

In 1999, then-governor George Ryan briefly floated the idea of eliminating tolls, but it went nowhere. His successor Rod Blagojevich proudly hung his name over every open tolling plaza.

You are in my "Prayers?"

TGP- I would like to take the time to wish you, your family, and all your N.C. neighbors the best and let you know you will all be in my thoughts.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Johnny O'Bloggin's Funny Ass Friday

Three Englishman were in a bar and spotted an Irishman. So one of the Brits walks over to the Mick, taps him on the shoulder, and says, "Hey, I hear your St. Patrick was a faggot."

"Oh really, hmmm, I didn't know that." said the Mick.

Puzzled, the Brit walked back to his buddies. "I told him St. Patrick was a faggot and he didn't care." The second Brit remarked, "You just don't know how to set him off. Watch and learn." So, the second Brit walked up to the Mick, tapped him on the shoulder and said, "Hey, I hear your St. Patrick was a transvestite faggot!"

"Oh really, huh, didn't know that." said the Mick.

Shocked beyond belief, the Brit went back to his buddies. "You're right, he's unshakable!" The third Brit said, "Boys, I'll really tick him off....just watch"
So the third Brit walked over to the Irishman, tapped him on the shoulder and said, "I hear St Patrick was an Englishman!"

"Yeah, that's what your buddies were trying to tell me" said the Mick..............

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What the F##K............ALZ

I have posted comments on the Anti LIberal Zone that never appeared. Most recently, I posted a humorous anecdote about Jesse Jackson...... I'm pissed, why did it not appear on his blog? Do you have any idea how long it took me to type that comment ALZ? Anyway, I have another anecdote that I think some of you will enjoy........


Marine Corp General Reinwald was interviewed on the radio the other day and you have to read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children....This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of a National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female broadcaster and USMC General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout troop visiting his military installation.........................................

Female Interviewer: So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

General Reinwald: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting.

F.I.: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

G.R.: I don't see why, They'll be properly supervised on the rifle range...

F.I.: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

G.R.: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

F.I.: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

G.R.: Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The interview abruptly ended................Semper Fi......................

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Questions for Microdot

I will post my questions under the comment section...............................

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

From MICRODOT



J.O.B. asked me to write a little about my personal experience and impressions of the differences between American Health care and French Health care. I am an American citizen, and an ex Toledo resident, married to a naturalized French Citizen. I have the equivalent of a "Green Card" here, a Carte Du Sejour. I pay taxes in America and also in France. I am a property owner her. I earn money in America and in France and have never been a recipient of "welfare", except for a few months on unemployment in the USA over a 35 year working period. I have relatives in the health care industry in America and have seen some pretty bizarre health care related legal nightmares unfold involving the interface of malpractice/government redtape and the legal system. I believe America is facing a real health care crisis that is affecting the over all quality of life of a majority of the population. Maybe this begins to explain why:

I worked for a railroad in Toledo in the 1970's and was a Union Member. I did have health care benefits, but I never had to take advantage of them. Later, I moved to NYC and worked for a small company as a graphic designer. The company had a good small business health insurance provider and in the early 90's, I was hospitalized for a week and thank my lucky stars for the coverage.

When I saw the bills that the insurance had covered for hospital, treatment and subsequent tests, I was floored by the astronomical amount that my insurance covered for a relatively minor illness. As a child, I grew up in a family that was literally destroyed by illness. My mother died of multiple sclerosis after a 6 year decline. My father worked for Chrysler and had insurance at the time, but he still was saddled with bills that remained unpaid at the time of his death a few years later. We were an average white collar middle class family impoverished by catastrophic illness.

Subsequently, I always held the viewpoint that the best way to stay healthy was to stay away from doctors. When I left my full time design job in New York, I became a self employed free lancer. I was offered a co pay insurance from old insurer. It would have cost about 300 bucks a month. This was the period about 12 years ago that I first started to live between the USA and France.

Luckily, I was in pretty good health. I really could not afford the 300 dollar a month insurance. From what I gather from my friends and relatives, that amount isn't very steep. My brother in law in California seems to be very proud that he is only paying 1000 bucks a month.

This reflects the basically out of control health care system in America. Over billing, the profit on drugs, the doctors charges, at the cost of administration of the system itself as well as the salaries of the insurance CEO's, the advertising and of course the political lobbying are all charges that are passed on to you, the consumer.

The problem is that to reform a system as embedded and corrupt as America's would entail destroying it and rebuilding it. When I first moved here, I saw a doctor for simple things like getting tetanus shots after I was treated for physical injury. I live in a very rural location and tetanus is big concern!

I was first amazed that my visits to my local doctor were 20 Euros cash...I was not covered by any system at the time. I was given a prescription for a tetanus shot dose, which entailed me going to my local pharmacy and buying the vial there, which I brought back to the doctor and he gave me the shot.

I have had a life long asthma condition which flares up from time to time. I ended up having to see a doctor for it a few years ago and again the office visit was 20 Euros and the cost of the prescriptions run me about 250 Euros a year. When I had the problem which caused me to seek treatment, I had an emergency visit from a doctor at my house on a Sunday afternoon which cost me 40 Euros!

Presently, I am enrolled in the French Medical System. Now that I am an official resident, I have a Carte Vitale which has a computer chip in it. When I go to thedoctors, the card get swiped and I pay, but I get reimbursed by the government for 18 Euros. So now, my doctors visits cost me 2 Euros. The same with prescription drugs. I pay up front, the card get swiped, the bill go to the Medical Administration which approves the transaction and I get reimbursed and end up paying 2 Euros for each prescription filled. I payed around 250 Euros a year before I was enrolled in the system, now I pay perhaps 10.

But, I do have "insurance" instead of insurance companies here, we have what are called Mutuals...when you go to hospital, you are guaranteed treatment, no matter who you are. The Mutual covers anything above the basic level. The Mutual also reimburses the 2 dollar fee which you pay on prescriptions and doctor visits. My Mutual de Perigord policy costs me 18 Euros a month.

The government cover most basic dental work as well. I have a great dentist in a town called Vergt. Before I was covered by the government, most basic procedures cost me about 20 Euros a visit. My dentist has a state of the art clinic and is a swell guy to boot. Before I was covered in fact, he once took payment in a few bottles of Wine from the Chateau Vieux Chevrol, where i work. I am also covered by agricultural workers insurance when I work at Vieux Chevrol. The amount of coverage guaranteed by the French System is based on income. If you are unemployed and have no income, you cannot be denied medical treatment. Because of the administrative system and the basic difference in approach to medical treatment, the over all costs of the system per person is much lower than in America. I would say the basic difference is emphasis on the philosophy of prevention and the regional organization of treatment. No matter how you cut it, the over all health here is much better statistically than much of the rest of the world. You have the right to free screening. All senior citizens are notified to come in if they want for a full range of diagnostic tests. This is why France has the lowest infant mortality rate in the world. There is prenatal and post natal care. Parents are guaranteed maternity leave. Senior citizens have a wide range of services provided to keep them independent and out of care centers. Of course the basic responsibility for health rests with the individual, recognizing that health care and access to health care services is a human right and not a privilege goes a long way to insuring a population stays healthy and productive.

I would like to ammend My #6

With the help of some co-workers, and new blog buddies I would like to officially change my mind. I guess we would miss out on some good ideas and leaders, if military service was a prerequisite........... Thank You for your insight and knowledge...........................................

Dan R.
Mike B.
Vinnie M.
Mud
TGP
CS


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Microdot's forum

I have asked a new blog buddy to come on here and educate me on the differences between our healthcare system and a universal health care system. He is from the U.S. but now lives in France. I think his knowledge would be very valuable to this subject, since he has been a part of both systems........Please be respectful and curtious.......And I don't ask this much, but please keep all questions, or even comments, healthcare related. Thanks again MIC.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Belief System

I have been visiting a few political blogs lately. This post is to clear up any confusion anyone might have......................Here we go...................................
1/ Religion----I am agnostic, however I do not judge those who are religious. I was born into a Methodist family, but I was baptized Lutheran. My Daughter was baptized Catholic, and I take her to Catholic church every other Sunday. I will give her all tools of knowledge that I have and let her choose for herself. Their wasn't any event that shaped my beliefs. I'm just a seein' is believin' kind a guy. I do believe in evolution, but I am always doing internet research on the subject. I'm open to anything..............................................................................
2/ Abortion---- I do believe that in cases of incest, rape, or severe mental defects, abortion should be legal. I do not think abortion should be used as birth control. That just makes you a piece of shit.I'm not sure if you can ban abortion in certain cases and not in others. But if so, I'm all set.
3/ Welfare---- Why should tax money be given to people for doing nothing. Why not force welfare recipients to work. Maybe cutting grass on deserted forest preserve roads that normally would not be done. Maybe emptying city garbage cans. Welfare seems to promote laziness and dependency. Sorry my liberal friends, but I see it everyday in the neighborhoods I drive through..................................................................................
4/ Guns----If you can pass testing, and traing courses, why not? The knowledge that criminals have regarding law-abiding citizens not carrying guns, only makes those citizens possible victims. If we can prevent criminals from being able to purchase guns on the street or at shows, then F##king do it already. Until then, why should I not be able to protect myself and my family? Please do not try to argue assault weapons. I got news for ya. A little .22 revolver is an assault weapon.
5/ Taxes---- Still trying to figure out what I would like to see happen. But, definitely needs changing............................................................................................................
6/ Military---- I never served, so it's hard for me to decide. But I lean towards yes, The man in charge of the military should have served in the military. Don't ever ask a man to do something you would never do................................................................................................
7/ Homosexuality---- Really. Who cares.... Their are so many other things wrong with this country, why do we care if a man loves a man, or a women loves a women.........................
Those are the major topics I can think of for now. If I forgot one, Please let me know.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The WINNER is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DRUM-ROLL....... Please

The POLACKS
You came to this country for a better opportunity. At least that's what I was told. I was also told that Poland would be the European economic powerhouse by 2015.
You are the most ignorant group of people I have ever met.....F.Y.I..............When someone walks up towards you and says excuse me, the normal reply in this country is to say I'm sorry, and step aside. The ignorant reply is to act as if that person wasn't even there.
This past Independence Day, I experienced the worst of the worst......................................
My country bends over backwards for you .........To the point where one of this countries biggest banks gives you the option to do your transactions in your native language.
So, anyway I walk outside and see a Polish flag flying 'HIGHER' than an American flag. To make a long story short. This country has bent over backwards to accept you. If this happens next year, I will personally bend over backwards for you.
I will Wipe my fat-ass with your flag.
If this offends any polish, I do apologize, but at least it's better than what Hitler and the Germans attempted.
Didn't America help out with that? You ungrateful pricks.