Monday, August 24, 2009

Today's Chuckle

One day John came home > with another one of his unusual purchases. It was a robot> that John claimed was actually a lie detector. > > It was about 5:30 that > afternoon when Tommy, their 11 year old son, returned home> from school. Tommy was over 2 hours late.> > "Where have you been? Why are you over 2 > hours late getting home?" asked John. > > "Several of us went to > the library to work on an extra credit project," said> Tommy. > > The robot walked > around the table and slapped Tommy, knocking him completely> out of his chair.> > "Son," said John, "this robot is a lie> detector, now tell us where > you really were after school."> > "We went to Bobby's house and > watched a movie." said Tommy. > > "What did you watch?" asked Marsha. > > "The Ten Commandments." answered Tommy.> > The robot went around > to Tommy and once again slapped him, knocking him off his> chair. > > With his lip > quivering, Tommy got up, sat down and said, "I am> sorry I lied. We really > watched a tape called Sex Queen." > > "I am ashamed of you son," > said John. "When I was your age, I never lied to my parents." > > The robot walked > around to John and delivered a whack that nearly knocked> him out of his chair.> > Marsha doubled over in laughter, almost in tears and said,> > "Boy, did you ever ask for that one! You can't be> too mad with Tommy. After all, > he is your son!" > > The robot walked > around to Marsha and knocked her out of her chair. > -- > Thank you,

Friday, August 21, 2009


An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class.

That class had insisted that socialism WILL work and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on THE PLAN All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little. The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Could not be any simpler than that.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Lies of the week

Let's keep it current

I'll start:

Not my kid- John Edwards
The AARP is on board-President Barack Obama
The recession is over- The democrats in power (this one sounds so similar to "mission
accomplished. Why hasn't it received the same 'attention'?)

Your turn

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Letter I just sent to FoxNews- GlennBeck

(I anticipate being ignored)

You need look no further than "Medicaid". I have seen dental coverage for Medicaid as a provider. I'm a healthcare provider. I was a doctor, which means "teacher", until I was devalued. The focus up to now has been on Medicare, a totally different beast.

Our aging population, which has paid into Medicare, is about to have that pulled out from under them. There is no dental care provided for there.

However, take a look at Medicaid.

Look at the limitations and exclusions for healthcare which we have been providing to the poor and the illegal aliens. This is what the government has in mind for the rest of us.

Forget about cutting edge technologies. It's a minimum cost they're after.

After all, how many teeth do the government experts say you need before you qualify for a denture? Nevermind such luxuries as root canals, crowns, fixed bridges, or God forbid, implants, gum surgery.....Take a close look.

Cut costs- extract, get a blender.

I'll buy the olive


Am I missing something here?They are honoring Scott Speicher, as they should..He was the first casualty of the First Gulf War, on Jan 17, 1991.It was believed he was MIA, held prisoner since then His wife married his best friend on July 4, 1992.

bite my shillaleh said...
Am I missing something here?The Lockerbie Bomber of Flt 103 may be set free by the Scottish for humanitarian reasons

Les Paul is DEAD.where's the outrage?

Doctors have been denigrated to "healthcare providers" in order to de value what they do for us. So why are they worth so little when they help us and so much if they don't? No disrespect for hair care professionals and travel professionals. Nor for the training for such careers as cashier training institute or sanitation engineer. These are all important functions for society., but I have trouble with parity.

Why aren't lawyers, attorneys and politicians called: Legal providers and law givers?

Why do they ask me to cut back on electric use when I used maybe $60 of electric each month this summer, but get billed about $250 for delivery and taxes? Are they trucking it to me?

Same with my phone bill. I make $5 worth of calls but get charged over $200 in my office and not much less at home. Good thing we finally paid off the Spanish-American war. And we still haven't caught Osama or Panco Villa for that matter.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today is Tax Freedom Day

I don't feel very free

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Big Brother

I don't want to send this as an email because I might get reported to the Gestapo, um, uh, the White House for disagreeing with th SS, I mean, Tsars, Czars, by the watchdogs who are asked to report such negative thoughts. So I'll just post this link here, and let people who wander in and want to check it out, decide for themselves if these statistics warrant any serious consideration.

Then again, maybe I can get a beer out of the deal or have an ex-President come by for a photo-op.

It's an extremely busy link, and may take a while to get into, providing the watchdogs who protect us haven't taken it down yet.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Healthcare fix

How did we get to this place?

100 years ago the average life expectancy was about 45 years in the US. In the 40's, 50's and 60's, the cream of the crop, the best minds, went into medicine as a career. WWII gave the GI bill which helped with education. The draft, and deferment for education, made competition for the cream of the cream to succeed. Plenty of incentive to study rather than be targets in Korea and Viet Nam.

Unhindered, doctors and scientists were able to add many healthy years to this. when did things start to go awry?

Lawyers and politicians became involved. They made way for the gov't and private 3rd parties to get involved. The gov't wanted to expand to all. The ins. co.s got to hold the purse strings. And through the 70's, 80's and 90's these groups all wanted more and more all the while pointing fingers at the doctors, pharmaceutical companies and each other, while stuffing their own pockets with your healthcare dollars.

The solution is to come to reality: Do the opposite of what has been occurring; disentangle and disengage. Lawyers should only be involved when gross negligence, and I mean really bad medicine, is involved (eg:Michael Jackson's doc)

People get sick. People die. Politicians won't change that fact and interference between doctors and patients will only continue to lower quality os care while increasing the costs.