Friday, October 30, 2009

best costume....

Stupid Insurance Industry.....

RALEIGH, N.C. —Even Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina acknowledges that its timing on two recent mailings was unfortunate.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that customers first learned their rates will rise by an average of 11 percent next year.

Then they got a flier urging them to send an enclosed preprinted, postage-paid note to Sen. Kay Hagan denouncing what the company says is unfair competition that would be imposed by a government-backed insurance plan. Congress is likely to consider that public option as it debates the health care overhaul....

Indignant Blue Cross customers, complaining that their premium dollars are funding the campaign, have called Hagan's office to voice support for a public option. They've marked through the Blue Cross message on their postcards and changed it to show they support the public option, then mailed the cards.

I read that some even attached their Blue Cross Pre-paid postage to a brick.....right on .

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Beauty of "Opt -out"

The political beauty of the public option opt-out, in a nutshell: the red states will throw a tantrum & hold their breath -- until they turn blue.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Samuel L. Jackson explains Google Wave

Ok - so I am still NOT sure I understand Google Wave, but this is very entertaining nonetheless.....

Thursday, October 15, 2009

How Useful Are You?

Take the quiz and find out....

If you were to travel 2000 years into the past, how useful would you be in jumpstarting technological advancements? This 10 question quiz will help you figure out your technological usefulness. If you do poorly on the quiz, as most people likely will, then just let that inspire you to study up more on how things work and where raw materials come from.

Video of the Day....

Rush Limbaugh Determined to be Too Mean and Nasty to Buy an NFL Football Team....

Well, Michael Vick aside, I guess those rich guys in the NFL owners association have some sense - if only monetary....El Rushbo won't be able to own a team....been dumped from the group.

oh, boo hoo....those nasty liberals made them do it.

Read about it here: Salon's Joan Walsh

Federal Judge Refuses To Dismiss a Constitutional Challenge to Proposition 8....

U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, ruling after nearly two hours of argument in San Francisco, rejected arguments by Proposition 8 proponents that precedent and tradition clearly showed last November's ballot measure was permissible under the U.S. Constitution.

All righty then! AND he wants the "Pro Prop 8 folks" to bring evidence as to exactly HOW permitting same sex marriage undermines heterosexual marriage.

Read all about it in the LA Times Article

Among other things....
"During the hearing, Charles Cooper, representing the Proposition 8 campaign, argued that marriage historically has been reserved for unions between a man and a woman because only opposite-sex couples can procreate "naturally."

Judge Walker, however, noted that not all married couples can procreate.

"Just last month," Walker said, "I performed a wedding in which the groom was 95 and the bride was 83. I did not demand that they prove they would engage in procreation."

The judge previously ordered the Proposition 8 campaign to disclose its internal strategy memorandums and communications, an order the campaign is appealing to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on 1st Amendment grounds.

Lets hope that Prop 8 can be overturned and everyone can have the right to marry whomever they want.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's Class Warfare Stupid.....

Turns out it's not that the Dems are Spineless Wimps or that the GOP are Shameless's really all about a Class War....between "us" and "them". "Them" being the "Ruling Class" aka "The MAN" and "Us" being the great unwashed masses.

And just because you live in a nice house, drive a nice car and have health insurance....don't fool yourself. Unless you have a few hundred million in the bank, you are nothing but a peasant. Start humming a few bars of Lennon's "Working Class Hero"....

Daily KO's nails it:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

More Reasons to Reject Organized Religion....

Conservative Bible Project Cuts Out Liberal Passages Andrew Sullivan's "Not an Onion headline"... is a picture of how the "Conservatives" see America.....(or wish America was....)

Hey, Jesus is a cool guy - dusty carpenter, son of Man and all that, but He didn't write the US Constitution.