Saturday, May 9, 2009

Leading me down the path of sin

via BoingBoing, a totally NSFW money management commercial:

European TV watchers have all the fun. Thank god for the Internet.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In case you live under a rock

Update: Miss California brings out the trash . . NSFW, so I'm not going to post the photos.

Michelle Bachman opened her mouth again and showed that she's got a closet pre-vert in her skull.
"During the last 100 days we have seen an orgy. It would make any local smorgasbord embarrassed. [...] The government spent its wad by April 26."
And yes, it is shamefully, dishonestly taken out of context. But Bachmann should know better than to use any verbiage the rest of us freaks will instantly fixate on. This is Low and Left after all.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Madder than Hell

So, let me get this straight. Those of us who get Social Security will not receive a Cost of Living Increase for the next two years? When pigs fly!

The reason is because of the low inflation. Yeah, you read it right, low inflation. Not only that, but no COLA means that some seniors will see their Medicare Part B premiums skyrocket.

A freeze in Social Security benefits would have major implications for Medicare because the COLA, in effect, puts a cap on premiums for Part B of Medicare, which covers doctors' services.

If there is no COLA for Social Security, about three-fourths of beneficiaries will not see any change in their basic Part B premiums, according to federal officials. But some beneficiaries do not have this protection and could face substantial increases in their Part B premiums. In addition, millions of beneficiaries could see higher premiums for drug coverage, provided under Part D of Medicare.

Congress could step in. I would suggest that is exactly what Congress should do. They've done it before in the 1980's when inflation dropped below 3%. And since seniors are the one block of constituents who vote in huge numbers, Congress is not likely to forget that as they seek to shore up the income of social security recipients.

So, we can bail out criminals, but stick it to seniors. I'll be busy this week sending emails and making phone calls.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sorry Arlen, You Can't Have It Both Ways

Ok, Arlen we get it... Specter Won't Back Public Health Care Or Employee Free Choice Act. Claims he won't be a loyal Democrat. Then I say no support! Obama do not campaign for him... no funding from the DNC... what good will he do if we throw money his way without him voting for issues important to Democrats. It's imperative that we come up with a solid Progressive challenger in the Democratic Primary. Force him to play ball... we do not need another "Blue Dog 'Dino' Dem!"

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