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3.22.2010

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

  • I guess if you don't like the health care bill that just passed, you can blame Bush. He's the only reason Democrats have majorities in Congress.
  • But how does it affect us?
  • Plano got six inches of snow? McKinney got seven?
  • Very weird thought while watching a basketball game: You never see hand sanitizers on the bench.
  • Next month has already set a record for homes posted for foreclosure in North Texas: 6,168. And just when you thought the worst was over.
  • The Messenger did a good job of covering the well fire on Friday through updates via its Twitter account. But that has to be what drives newspapers crazy: the best way to provide breaking news also provides no way to sell advertising to go along with it.
  • Watched most of Saturday's Baylor game at a place called Frankie's on McKinney Avenue in Uptown. It was weird to see the Bears make a great play and hear other people cheer.
  • From there we saw a play at the Wyly Theater in the new AT&T Performing Arts Theater in downtown Dallas. I really plays that are edgy and emotion filled -- it's like you're spying on something you're not supposed to see.
  • I saw an Aggie player shoot an air ball during a free throw attempt yesterday against Purdue. I'm not sure I've ever seen that. (But I really wish the Aggies would have won.)
  • The Census needs more workers. But knocking on peoples' doors unannounced doesn't sound like the greatest way to make a buck.
  • Someone actually called the Sheriff's office this weekend to report road signs vandalized between Decatur and Wichita Falls. It turned out to be blowing snow sticking to them. (Not making this up.)

55 comments:

Ernest said...

BG:

We blame Obama, Pelosi, Reid et al for the healthcare fiasco. They have completely disregarded the will of the majority of Americans and pushed this through.

The majority of Americans agreed that something needed to be done, but this was not the answer. This is only a grab for government power.

Anonymous said...

Is blaming Bush for the healthcare bill similar to saying, "The devil made me do it?" People are responsible for their own choices. Those people in Washington should vote for or against what they believe is right, not what their political party pushes.

Anonymous said...

List one thing that the government runs that works! We all better pray for good health.

wordkyle said...

Bush wasn't alone in sending Democrats to Congress. The Republican Congress acted like Democrat-lite and angered their base. However, blaming anyone other than Democrats for the new legislation is inaccurate. Not only did Republicans not want it, most of the American population didn't. The Democrat Congress passed it despite the expressed will of the people. Who is the servant, and who is the master?

A massive new federal entitlement program? You know for sure that it's going to mean a few things:
* Higher taxes
* Larger federal deficits
* Poor service
* More federal employees. All union members, of course.
* Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats making more of our decisions for us
* A larger Democrat constituency whose "rights" Republicans can be accused of "taking away" during campaigns. Those who depend on government to take care of their needs are natural Democrat voters.

This monstrosity is part of our political landscape now. Despite my own wishes, I have no faith that the legislation can ever be repealed, regardless of the size of Republican wins in November. The upshot is that the Democrats succeeded in creating a permanent source of political power. Good for Democrats, bad for the country.

Anonymous said...

OK better pic...

Anonymous said...

Obama says the healthcare takeover is a victory for Americans. One question, how is hiring 117,000 more IRS workers as a result of this legislation a victory for any American??? This POTUS is a complete DUFUS!

Anonymous said...

Enough with all of the political talk. I'm concerned that the buxom woman in the photo will never realize her dream of having a savage tan on her belly. Isn't a dark stomach a right like free or greatly reduced healthcare?

Signed,

The girl in the picture with the white rear end and a horny dog biting pulling my drawers down.

mzchief said...

Name one program that the US government has undertaken that has come in at or under budget?

Name one thing that the US government can provide for private citizens, that they can provide for themselves, that is better or at a lower price?

Explain why health insurance and/or health care is any more a RIGHT than food and shelter?

Show me where it is stated in the US Constitution that it is the responsibility of the US government to assure an equal outcome.

Explain why ANYONE is entitled to the fruits of another person's labour? People trade the minutes of their life for their income. Self-employed people, who earn more than $200,000. per year, are required to give, to the US government, more than .50 of every dollar they earn.

Not only is ObamaCare immoral it is just another Democrat entitlement program bound for failure and bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

We now know for sure that we can do without a president. We have now for over a year.

Anonymous said...

"I guess you can blame Bush". Gee wizz, Barry, that is original. Never heard an Obama-backer say that one before!How long are we going to blame Bush for the things that are being done today?

Anonymous said...

Praise Alla..Praise Obama..!

Anonymous said...

I urge anyone and everyone who has medical needs they may have neglected or put off to go and get them taken care of immediately while you still can. You need to hit the panic button with your health now and hit it hard. The average hard working American will no longer be able to afford it so I will say it again, do what you can now and hopefully it will buy you a few more years of life.
Soon death panels will be gladly waiting your cancer diagnosis and any of your healthy organs will be harvested, especially if they realize you are a republican.

AMERICA IS OFFICIALLY DEAD AND GONE, THE EXPERIMENT CALLED DEMOCRACY IS OVER!!!

Candance said...

I'm going to need a part-time job this summer and briefly considered the census thing and quickly re-considered for the very reason you mentioned. With my luck, I'd be the census worker that knocked on the door of a serial killer and ended up in his deep freeze- and he probably wouldn't even turn in his census form after hacking me up and storing me in a Ziplock freezer bag.

Anonymous said...

9:13 demonstrates the idiotic mentality and/or lack of knowledge that so obscures the actual debate on this critical question.

(as for the earlier fearful warning about the stock market reaction to this bill: at this time the DOW, NASDAQ and S&P are all UP)

Anonymous said...

Is that the first time we've had the initial picture pulled and a replacement put up on a "Random Thoughts" matter? (Notice I'm interested in the IMPORTANT things, not that piddling health care bill issue.) :)

Anonymous said...

Gloves off...wait for it

Anonymous said...

If I can't afford health insuranace then I will get fined. If I also can't pay the fine, will I get put in jail, where I will have 3 squares and free medical care?

Anonymous said...

The federal government pushes through a massive piece of legislation that will cost us all dearly and the stock market is up. Who would have guessed the fat cats on wall street continue to earn billions off our backs and with the help of our elected officials. Business as usual in America.

Anonymous said...

why didn't messupper mention a shooting last night on the north side of decatur about 830..?? does anybody know how that turned out?

Anonymous said...

just remember I'm with the gubment and I'm here to hep you!

Anonymous said...

All democrats can start packing their bags.

Anonymous said...

I for one am glad Obammycare passed. I was going to get an appendectomy today but I am going to wait another 4 years so I can get it for free.

Anonymous said...

We are committed to a global economy and we cannot compete because of labor unions, employer mandated health care and our standard of living. The Democrats have passed legislation and unfunded mandates that will finally do us in. We will be forced to settle for a lower standard of living that will not meet our expectations and will get health care like England and Canada. The golden age is over forever. We will tell our grandchildren about a time they will never, never know.

Elections have consequences and the people who think big government will take care of them are in for an awakening if they can figure what happened to them. Like you said, blame all of it on Bush.

Anonymous said...

So much ignorance on the health care issue about what's new, what changes and when. CNN's outline of health care changes is at this link:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/03/19/interactive.health.care.benefits/index.html?hpt=C2

Anonymous said...

you trust cnn?

wordkyle said...

1010 - CNN's slideshow simply repeats what the Democrat legislation states. No discussion of funding, consequences or integrity of congressional Democrats. (That last point is not partisan. Even House Democrats barely trust Senate Democrats to pass the "fix" amendments.) Most telling issue of the debate is the deceptions, thuggery and bribery Obama, Pelosi, Reid & Co used to get the legislation passed, against the overwhelming will of the American people.

Anonymous said...

1019 u mean colored news network?

Anonymous said...

That girl has good posture.

Anonymous said...

Next thing those socialist Democrat idiots will do is want government paid fire and police protection. Hell, I bet they will even want socialistic programs like social security, Medicare/Medicaid they might even try and enact something really crazy like subsidized farming...or a government funded road system. OMG!! The world is going to end!!! The good old U.S. is going down the crapper! Honey where is the Tylenol?

mzchief said...

Just a reminder to all you people who THINK ObamaCare will keep uninsured people out of the ER. According to ObamaCare, approximately 16 MILLION of the estimated 32 million, without health insurance, will be dumped on to the Medicaid rolls, nearly doubling the number of Medicaid recipients. You do realize, approximately 80% of doctors in the US REFUSE to treat, in their private practices, patients with Medicaid which means Medicaid patients go to ERs for NON-emergent treatment. One more nugget of truth, the estimated 15-20 MILLION illegal aliens will not be required to obtain health insurance. Right! That means, illegals will STILL continue to flood ERs for FREE health care.

EXACTLY where are the SAVINGS to the health care system?

Do the math of the above numbers and you will notice, the numbers add up to MORE than 32 million and the uninsured/under insured have not even been addressed.

NO WHERE in ObamaCare was ANYTHING done to address the fact people lose their insurance coverage when they change jobs. Having health insurance attached to their employer is tantamount to having a person's home mortgage attached to their employer.

WHY was NOTHING put in ObamaCare to allow individuals to form groups to allow associations/groups to acquire GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE? Let me give you the answer...Insurance companies did not want it and allowing individuals/associations to obtain GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE would impede the Democrat's ultimate plan of NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE.

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Anonymous said...

SOUNDS TO MOE LIKE EVERYONE OWES PETE DELKUS AN APOLOGY FOR "OVERREACTING" AND MAKING SOMETHING OUTTA NUTTIN...HUH???????

Anonymous said...

If we are not careful healthcare could potentially cost this country oh 'bout as much as the Iraq war. WoW!! Can you even imagine that much money spent on Healthcare?

Anonymous said...

Have you ever tried to play basketball with hand sanitizer on your hands?????? that's the reason you don't see it

Anonymous said...

no, you mean we have gone without a president for 9 years now

Goober said...

This line of reason against health care reform reminds me of the arguments against the Family Leave act (remember how Bush 1 said all those businesses would go bankrupt, so he vetoed the bill; Clinton got it passed, and many have benefited) and that sucking sound from NAFTA about jobs going to Mexico. I guess that's why we have so many trying to come north across the river; they need a rest break. The entire Rebublican posture reminds me of Chicken Little. "The sky is falling, the sky is falling." And most of the people who are on here screaming are the ones who can afford health insurance.

Anonymous said...

As I have stated before, there IS a need for health care reform. But not something forced down the American people's throat.
Healt care reform needs to start with;
Demanding that Congress be required to have the same health care benefits we have.
Sanction insurance companies and make them responsible.
Regulate pharmacuticle companies.
Deny Medicare/Medicade benefits to illegals.
Deny SS benefits to illegals.

If illegals want change, go home and be as vocal there as they are here and DEMAND their gov't. change.

If you thought this fiasco about healt care was a mess, just wait until the next major issue comes up. That will be amnesty for all illegals. You haven't seen the ship hit the sand yet. Obammy will do what he can to push through an amnesty bill allowing illegals all the rights we have been born to, worked for and earned. He will need those votes to try and keep him Muslim butt in office.

Both sides of Congress had better wake up to the fact we are now a Country divided. Both sides had better start working together or we as a nation are done..

SEMPER FI

Anonymous said...

Clinton was a president????The man who spent his days trying to screw everything in a skirt? A scottsman wouldn't think of working for him to this day!!

Anonymous said...

The stupid Pete Delkus comment gets posted but my comment about the hot chick in the picture not getting a tan stomach doesn't make it? Screw you! You legalize-everything Liberal douchebag. Why don't you just put a link to The Ticket or Gordon Keith. The majority of your thought-provoking "Morning Thoughts" are courtesy of "Muse in the News". Plagiarizing weenie.


Signed,

The guy whose comment you didn't post

mzchief said...

To Goober...
You ignore the fact that a MAJOR component of the Family Leave Act was VASTLY altered and resulted in providing UNPAID leave. There is nothing wrong with someone taking leave if THE EMPLOYEE is willing to absorb the cost rather than saddle the employer with the cost of an employee's leave.

According to the United Auto Workers Union and COUNTLESS democrats, NAFTA has stripped jobs from Americans. Just to remind you of the FACTS of NAFTA...It was President George H. W. Bush who pushed through NAFTA and ceremonially signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1992. It took until 1994 for the agreement to be ratified and signed by President Bill Clinton.

As for being able to afford health insurance...Personally, I do not care how much it costs. My family will ALWAYS be able to afford to acquire health care. However, I do care about how the elderly, working poor, middle-class and small business owners are being screwed by ObamaCare.

Regardless of how high taxes go and the cost of doing business increases, the costs will be passed on to YOU and EVERYONE else purchasing goods and services. The more things cost the more people/businesses will charge.

What I have a problem with is the government taking MORE AND MORE AND MORE money out of the economy and REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, to selected individuals, for the purpose of enslaving their constituents.

People have been brainwashed to believe, they cannot get ahead unless the government does it for them. It is NOT the responsibility of the government to assure an equal outcome.

The reason illegal aliens live and work in the US is because their countries' have been destroyed by corrupt politicians and a large parasitic population. Sadly, that is the route upon which the US has embarked.

Anonymous said...

That fire Friday made the Fox 4 News too.

Anonymous said...

I'm just happy that the uppity people are going to get their asses hosed and have to pay for my healthcare and welfare, especially the ones who put a lot of BOLD WORDS in their comments.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 12:50...
You would be AMAZED at the tax shelters, trusts and financial vehicles that allow the REALLY "uppity people" to protect their income and assets from taxation. The people who are REALLY being "hosed" are the hard working middle class taxpayers and people who have trouble meeting their bills. The increase of goods and services will SKYROCKET. "Uppity people" do not have to worry about the price of ANYTHING.

You just think it sucks to be poor, wait until things get REALLY expensive. You might want to read the sources I provided at 11:35. If you are single and among the impoverished and earn less than $13,500 per year you will be given Medicaid. If you are single and earn up to $44,000 per year you will be granted a subsidy that will result in you paying 10% of your income for health insurance. That means you will be required to cough up a couple of THOUSAND dollars a year to pay your own health insurance.

There is NO free health insurance for anyone but the VERY POOR.

Anonymous said...

9:13 -

The experiment called Democracy is only over once the American people give up. I would concur that the experiment called Capitalism has failed.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief,you're a TARD no matter what.

Anonymous said...

I need to know:

Mzchief, are you female?
If so, are you hot?

Anonymous said...

i can't wait to turn on mark levin today on the way home from work. him blowing a gasket over this healthcare thing will sure be funny.

wordkyle said...

154 - How about this one: "The American Republic will endure until Congress realizes it can bribe the public with the public's own money." You can add presidential candidates to that.

Anonymous said...

2:00-MZ is a smokin' hot MILF.

Anonymous said...

Ok class health care reform is like today's picture. The big package(s) look good at first. Then you sleep with her and find out she had STD's and now your screwed for life. Is that simple enough for you??

Anonymous said...

9:50 it is a free country - you can sure can open a scottrade account and become one of the fat cats too

Anonymous said...

Let me ask all you "believers"

Do you really think it's right that healthy people be required to pay for medical care for fat people with sedentary lifestyles (read: lazy, hence, fat). Notice how personal responsibility has been muted in this giant new entitlement.

Anonymous said...

Seemed to recall seeing a post at 8:58 about the gal not getting a stomach tan. 12:32 was that your post? Can you not read?

Denney Crane said...

11:39 AM

"healthcare could potentially cost this country oh 'bout as much as the Iraq war"

Only problem with this picture is that 10 years after its implementation, national healthcare will cost more American lives than all the World wars combined...

Which is the higher price?

Anonymous said...

i hope this gives the government the green light to tax the sh*t out of stuff like big macs.

Anonymous said...

Lrgalize all of the illegals then fine them for not having insurance when the show up at the E R.You think it wont work.It sounds like a good Dem plan.DAGO