Friday, October 19, 2007
Here's what I did this afternoon.
Click Here, and take a look...
(For those that care, the guy in the video seen saving Monica is of all people...ME.)
UPDATE... 9:20 PM
Here's another version I just did featuring Mad Jack Murtha and Speaker Pelosi:
Click here if you haven't had enought yet...
This is too funny...I could go on forever...
UPDATE II 9:52 PM
And I did this one... it's very confusing:
I was sitting around in my garage building some new copper monstrosities, listening to the radio in anticipation of the closing of the E-Bay auction on the Rush Limbaugh show today at about 1 PM.
Then this happened...
Check out the video of this asshole on the Senate floor at Noon today, just one hour before the auction closed, trying to act like he was involved with Rush's decision to sell the letter, give the proceeds to charity, match the bid--thereby taking at least partial credit for the process.
Rush was selling the letter because he was insulted by Federal government officials (read that Dingy Harry Reid and 40 other Democrats) trying to tell a private citizen what to do, and worse yet, trying to cause a private citizen to lose his lucrative job because of what he said on the radio.
Harry Reid is an idiot.
YOU also are an idiot if you believe any of the upcoming news stories that tell you any different.
Just watch...the media, that has thus far ignored the story until the money climbed into the millions, will now try to spin this thing saying that Reid forced Rush directly or indirectly to capitulate and sell the letter to raise money as a "mea culpa" for a sin he didn't actually commit.
The letter was worthless as even toilet paper to wipe your behind on, but now Reid's trying to say that his name and that of the other 40 fellow Washington jesters is the reason for the final sales price.
I almost forgot...Rush challenged dingy Harry and the other 40 senators, clearly all multi-millionaires, to match the donation or at least give SOMETHING to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation in recognition of their misbehavior and as an olive branch of reconciliation.
To date, to my knowledge, not a single Senator, not Dingy Harry Reid, not sHrillary Rodham Clinton, nor any of the co-conspirators have offered not one single dime to the cause.
What do you think of them apples?
As is usual, I've got a couple of things to say here this morning, and I'm not pulling any punches in the process so you might want to put on your safety classes before you continue reading if you are a flaming liberal (or flaming anything else) or just an irrational, uneducated, emotional, barking Moonbat.
Some more rational moderate people may even think that I'm too severe, but I DON'T CARE...this is MY Website...feel free to hit the back button and go somewhere else.
Unfortunately for me, both of the stories I'm addressing surround WOMEN, so I guess that I can check women off of my list of people that will possibly be pissed off by what I have to say.
One of the women also happens to be GAY or a LESBIAN or whatever they refer to themselves as today (and the other woman could be although I'm too busy to Google the answer and really don't care because sexual orientation isn't my real topic here.)
Regardless, all of the gays and lesbians can jump on the anti Virgil bandwagon as it passes by because no-one is allowed to direct any commentary toward those practicing "alternative lifestyles" unless it is positive and in support of advancing their social and political agenda.
Unfortunately for some people, I refuse to comply with that sort of crap and see everyone as fair game in the direction of my insensitive commentary, regardless of their proclivities in their back seats and bedrooms.
That said, Subject A this morning is singer Annie Lennox. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this gifted vocalist, here's a few photos of dear Annie:
Annie likes to dress up (and down) when she puts on a performance, wouldn't you say?
Well, if you don't attend many concerts these days, you aught to see what the audience looks like at almost any given show. The attire of the ticket holders can swing wildly between what you would expect to find at an Atlanta Symphony Concert and a Grateful Dead Show--at the exact same concert!!
Heck, these days you can't go to the mall, to a High School football game, or attend a NASCAR race without subjecting yourself to a virtual freak show of humanity and public display of disgusting behavior and fetishes that would have landed people in JAIL for life fifty years ago.
Every time I come home from the Mall over in Brunswick I always feel like I've been to a taping of a Jerry Springer show. Who ARE these people? Don't they ever look in the mirror? In addition to looking and dressing strangely, some if not many act like they haven't been to town ever--or at least for a couple of years.
You can probably imagine what the average audience at a Annie Lennox show looks like and is dressed like on any given evening. Not the congregation of the local Baptist Church...
So any way, apparently Miss Annie had what I call a "live by the sword, die by the sword moment" on Tuesday, fleeing a concert in mid-song when a man clad in a black cape and gas mask approached the stage.
BOULDER, Colorado (October 18, 2007) – Popular singer Annie Lennox fled the stage when a man wearing a gas mask and cape appeared in the crowd towards the end of her set at Macky Auditorium on Tuesday.
Lennox spotted the man approaching the stage, tossed her microphone to the ground, and ducked backstage without saying a word to the audience. She describes the incident as “really freakish and disturbing” on her Blog.
Annie returned to the stage after the masked and caped 32-year-old Denver resident was removed, according to University of Colorado Police Sgt. Gary Arai.
“A fellow who was dressed in a black cape, platform boots and a gas mask approached the stage,” Arai told Boulder’s Daily Camera. “Lennox saw him coming and threw down her microphone and went backstage.”
It’s not clear if charges will be filed against the man, as he didn’t climb the stage. The gas-masked cape-wearing man’s name has not been released, because he has not been charged with a crime.
Give me a break here, people. Before 9/11, Bush's Baked Beans would have sponsored concerts and handed out free gas masks to the first 100 people through the gate at a Travis Tritt concert.
Now today the cops will haul you out of the concert seating for wearing a gas mask and cape in a building full of people with giant holes punched in every imaginable body part and colored ink covering the areas of skin not penetrated with gold and silver jewelry?
Heck, I say that the guy might have just gotten the MEMO from a Democratic official working for the Department of Homeland Security suggested that staffers going to the upcoming NASCAR race at Talladega, Alabama get immunizations before attending the event.
Let me tell you something. I'M from ALABAMA, and my immune system laughs at almost all of the crap that will kill most pasty skinned black sock and sandal wearing Yankees and everyone inside the Washington beltway WITHOUT immunizations. I haven't had but one Tetanus shot in the past 20 years.
Likewise, the professional journalist that wrote the story doesn't tell us what he means by "gas mask". Was it one of these:
A military quality gas mask? Or one of these:
A medical quality filtration mask? (The guy could have been a Homeland security staffer hiding from the audiences' cooties...)
All in all I find this to be the continuation of a disturbing hysterical trend in our society. We have Halloween coming up, and how many more years will it be before all costumes but things that look like Barney the purple dinosaur or the Teletubbies will be outlawed?
Plastic pistols and Machine guns are already taboo, and the Devil's pitchforks and the Grim Reaper's scythe can't be far behind.
I think that Madam Lennox needs to just get a grip on her pompous self, but then again that's just one angry white southern redneck male's opinion...and what do I really know?
My next subject is one of the ladies I refer to as belonging to a group called "The Angry Lesbians."
Rosie O'Donnell is the President of their Association...
and Ellen DeGeneres is the CEO and handles security for the group...
If you've been following the news this week, Miss Ellen has gotten her
panties in a wad boxers in a bunch over a private pet adoption agency's refusal to allow her to run roughshod over their rules in violation of a written contract she had entered into earlier last month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ellen DeGeneres' talk show was put on hold for a day because of her emotionally wrenching dog-adoption drama.
"It's been a long week and a tough week and we decided to take a long weekend and be back on Tuesday," said Laura Mandel, a spokeswoman for Telepictures Productions, which produces "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
DeGeneres was scheduled Thursday to tape shows to air Friday and Monday. Instead, the tapings were canceled and reruns featuring Jessica Alba and Queen Latifah will air on those days. A new show is planned Tuesday.
The battle over Iggy, a Brussels Griffon terrier mix, pitted DeGeneres against an animal rescue agency and, at one point, had her in tears on her show. The agency's owners complained of receiving death threats over the dispute.
DeGeneres adopted the dog, then gave it to her hairstylist's family after the dog, despite training, couldn't get along with the comedian's cats, her publicist has said.
Marina Batkis and Vanessa Chekroun, owners of the nonprofit Mutts and Moms agency, claimed that DeGeneres violated the adoption agreement by not informing them that she was giving the dog away and removed Iggy from the hairstylist's home Sunday.
DeGeneres pleaded for Iggy's return to the hairstylist on Tuesday's show. She said her hairdresser's daughters, ages 11 and 12, were heartbroken when the dog was taken away.
But Mutts and Moms' owners were adamant about their decision, and a spokesman for Batkis said she wouldn't be "bullied around by the Ellen DeGenereses of the world."
At a taping of the show Wednesday, DeGeneres told the audience she wouldn't talk about the matter again unless Iggy was returned to her hairdresser.
This article gives even more background on the story:
The dispute erupted last month when DeGeneres and her partner adopted Iggy, a black Brussels Griffon mix terrier. When Iggy wasn't able to get along with DeGeneres' cats, the couple gave the dog to DeGeneres' hairdresser.
Mutts and Moms, the nonprofit dog-rescue organization that originally gave DeGeneres the dog, later took it back, saying the talk show host had violated the adoption agreement by not informing them that she was giving the dog away. That set off a firestorm of nasty e-mails and threats directed at the agency after DeGeneres shared the blow by blow with viewers on her show this week.
"Let me just say this, it's gotten out of hand," DeGeneres said on the segment to air Thursday. "I want nothing, nothing more than that dog returned to that family. But you don't resort to violence. So anybody out there, please stop that. Please don't threaten or do whatever."
The angry calls got so bad that Marina Batkis, co-owner of the dog rescue organization, said she had to close her business and stay home Wednesday, a day after DeGeneres broadcast a tearful, televised plea for the dog to be returned to her hairdresser and the woman's daughters.
"My life is being threatened. This is horrible," a tearful Batkis said outside her home.
DeGeneres has acknowledged she erred but said her hairdresser and her family shouldn't be punished. Batkis has refused to back down.
"If Ellen wants to place dogs and decide what's a good home, then she should start her own rescue group," she told "Inside Edition." "But I'm the one doing this and I know what I'm doing."
DeGeneres said several agencies had offered to provide the family another dog, even one that looked like Iggy.
"And unfortunately, Ruby, the little girl, doesn't want another dog, she wants Iggy," said DeGeneres on the show to air Thursday. "It's not a toy that's broken that you can replace. It's a dog."
Ok, anybody but me see anything wrong here with the real story(ies) behind the puppy story?
First of all, from the outset I believe that Ellen CHOSE to take what was a PRIVATE MATTER and bring it into the public eye with the expressed intention of employing public opinion as leverage...
The exact same kind of leverage she has used in her public/professional life since she "came out of the closet" and starting ramming her sexuality and lifestyle down the throats of the American public when they turned on their televisions or opened the pages of their newspapers and People magazine.
What the activists call the old "we're queer and we're here method", taken to the next level in the mainstream media.
Rosie O'Donnell and others pioneered the method, and Ellen is simply fine tuning it to her own specifications.
Everyone is supposed to act like everything is copacetic and just smile and nod at the goings-on (ignoring the 500 pound gorilla in the room), but as soon as something disagreeable or something that can be branded as insensitive happens, all bets are off. It's all about the sexual orientation of the victims and their fragile sensibilities...
If Ellen hadn't said anything about this, it probably could have already been resolved amicably, in private. It's not like the paparazzi are following her cats and dogs or Bush/Cheney are wiretapping her phones and leaking the story to the NY Times.
In fact, Ellen admits that she already had her answer before she went on TV with the story.
SHE WAS WRONG!
She violated her contract, didn't want to or otherwise couldn't keep the dog, and the contract she signed said that the adoption agency had the right to get the pup back in order to screen the next family and place it in a home that matched THEIR STANDARDS, not Ellen's.
Just look at the Moonbats that are Ellen's fans. Yes, I know that she has no control over the fans' and viewers' behavior, but DEATH THREATS?
Over a PET ADOPTION?
Ellen's hair stylist might be Mother Teresa in waiting, but she could also be a hideous, psychotic she-devil that roasts dogs in her microwave oven if the pee in the foyer floor.
Instead of Ellen making the decision, why not let the hairstylist go down to the pet adoption agency, make an application, and submit to their interview process.
That makes sense to me.
If they discover 22 cats, a hamster, a couple of ferrets, a box turtle and a small herd of Vietnamese pot bellied Pigs living in the hair clipper's home in feces strewn squalor with the two children, let due process take it's course.
But no, Ellen's pissed off.
Her giant Ego's been wounded, because in reality she knows that she was wrong to give the doggie away, but instead of correcting her mistake quietly, she's taken it to the world and, in my opinion, wants to use her protected status as a Lesbian and Celebrity to get her way.
Ellen can't stand the fact that her actions caused a couple of little girls to be unhappy.
Tough...kid's face disappointments every day, and everyone can't play Michael Jackson and run out and build houses with amusement parks in their back yards so that their pre-teen playmates will think they're "the best Aunt ever..."
If you or I did this exact same thing, the dog would be gone and no one except our immediate friends and family would know or care.
It's not like the pooch is going to be tossed out a car window into interstate traffic or euthanized if it doesn't end up back at where Miss Degeneres wants it to live, so a public campaign serves no other purpose than to promote her own private agenda.
It's also not about discrimination and prejudice, it's about RIGHT and WRONG.
So now Ellen has reverted to the childish tactic of picking up her marbles and quitting, again (just like Rosie does), all be it for only one day this time.
That's a professional, adult-like attitude, don't you think?
I don't care who and what you do in bed--a stupid arrogant bitch is still a stupid arrogant bitch in my book, every day.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I just couldn't help but think of the words to Randy Newman's hit song "Short People" when I saw the headline to this medical news story:
Height affects how people perceive their quality of life
Contact: Jennie Evans
Society for Endocrinology
Your height in adult life significantly affects your quality of life, with short people reporting worse physical and mental health than people of normal height.
This large, peer reviewed study, which appears in Clinical Endocrinology, shows that adult height is linked to how good a person thinks their health is. Short people judge their state of health to be significantly lower than their normal height peers do.
I have to wonder about the basis and underling political intent of this story, because I'm 6'3" tall and the road I've traveled hasn't been a cake walk thus far.
I wouldn't be surprised to see sHrillary propose some kind of government tax credits for people enduring living with statures under 5'-10" high or whatever the average or median height is here in the US. (Unfortunately most people don't know the difference between the average and the median, so there should be another education initiative undertaken in this program while they're at it.)
Any way, I guess the Asians and Mexicans be raking it in on their income tax returns, IF they file one. Now back to Randy Newman's hit...
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
They got little hands
And little eyes
And they walk around
Tellin' great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet
Well, I don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
I'm going to give the ASSociated Press a break this morning and not pick on their management and reporters for a change. Instead of the AP, I'm turning my sights on The McClatchy Company, a newspaper company whose mission statement on their Website says:
The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States, a leading newspaper and internet publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. [emphasis mine-VRR] Building on a 150-year legacy of independence, the company's newspapers and websites are steadfast defenders of First Amendment values and advocates for the communities they serve
Gee...for some reason I thought newspapers were in the business of reporting the news, not "free expression and community service."
Anyone agree with me when I say that they should leave the free expression to the hippies and college students and the community service to the churches and Red Cross?
Well, any way, a couple of reporters with the McClatchy Company were out yesterday doing their imitation of the ASSociated Press.
Here, take a look at their contribution to negative reporting on improved conditions in Iraq:
As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch
By Jay Price and Qasim Zein, McClatchy Newspapers Tue Oct 16, 2:40 PM ET
NAJAF, Iraq — At what's believed to be the world's largest cemetery, where Shiite Muslims aspire to be buried and millions already have been, business isn't good.
A drop in violence around Iraq has cut burials in the huge Wadi al Salam cemetery here by at least one-third in the past six months, and that's cut the pay of thousands of workers who make their living digging graves, washing corpses or selling burial shrouds.
Few people have a better sense of the death rate in Iraq .
"I always think of the increasing and decreasing of the dead," said Sameer Shaaban, 23, one of more than 100 workers who specialize in ceremonially washing the corpses. "People want more and more money, and I am one of them, but most of the workers in this field don't talk frankly, because they wish for more coffins, to earn more and more."
Dhurgham Majed al Malik, 48, whose family has arranged burial services for generations, said that this spring, private cars and taxis with caskets lashed to their roofs arrived at a rate of 6,500 a month. Now it's 4,000 or less, he said.
Malik said that the daily tide of cars bearing coffins has been a barometer of Iraq's violence for years. The number of burials rose and fell several times during Saddam Hussein's persecution of Shiites, and it soared again during the eight years of the Iran - Iraq war in the 1980s.
Then in the 1990s, the daily average fell to 150 or less, Malik said. With the current war, the burials again reached 300 daily.
In the early days of the war, some bodies brought for burial had been victims of Saddam, found by their families in unmarked mass graves. Later, there were surges; September 2005 marked a high point after a stampede during a Shiite Muslim festival killed hundreds on a Baghdad bridge. More than 1,300 were buried in a single day, Malik said.
Yeah, Malik, I think that there are a bunch of news reporters and Democrats out there that feel pinched, in a different way, by the decline in the death toll in your country.
If things went the way I wanted, there would be no more coffin makers or undertakers anywhere in the world working on bodies pierced by bullets and shrapnel, BUT...
As long as there are dictators and despots around like that wild eyed "cupuchin monkey look-alike" they let run Iran and the little Trolls calling the shots in Venezuela and North Korea, not to mention the millions if not billions of peaceful Muslims running around shouting "death to the infidels," I'm pretty certain the grave digger and coffin maker jobs are secure.
The bad news is that Malik and the rest of the members of his tribe may just have to place a phone call to Mayflower Van Lines (or is that Ishmale's Camel Service?) and start packing up their possessions in anticipation of relocating.
(Ishmale's Camel Service...Sometime's I disgust myself...NOT!)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
It seems that the fortunes down at the NY Times continue to sink, as Morgan Stanley sells their entire 7% stake today.
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Morgan Stanley, the second-biggest shareholder in New York Times Co., sold its entire 7.3 percent stake today, according to a person briefed on the transaction, sending the stock to its lowest in more than 10 years.
The person declined to be identified because Morgan Stanley hasn't made the sale public yet. Traders with knowledge of the transaction said Merrill Lynch & Co. brokered a $183 million block trade of 10 million New York Times shares this morning.
Hassan Elmasry, managing director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, unsuccessfully challenged the Sulzberger family's control of New York Times Co. through super-voting stock that gives them a board majority. Shareholders owning 42 percent of the company, parent of the namesake newspaper and Boston Globe, withheld support for directors at the publisher's April annual meeting.
As this blogger has pointed out time and time again, the "dead tree" legacy newspapers continue to suffer staffing cuts following a decade or more of circulation losses.
Now it looks like the people backing the financing of the publicly held hard copy lamestream media outlets are taking notice and abandoning ship.
Of course, in typical fashion, the "professional news writers" can't possibly bring themselves to publicly attribute the entire situation the truthful underlying cause:
New York Times shares slid 43 cents, or 2.3 percent, to $18.48 at 4:04 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading, the lowest since January 1997. The stock has declined 24 percent this year.
Other newspaper stocks, including Gannett Co., owner of USA Today, and McClatchy Co., publisher of the Miami Herald, are also trading at 10-year lows because of the loss of advertising to new media such as the Internet and the decline in classified ads linked to tumbling housing sales.
Yes, they are losing a little advertising revenue to the new media, but you don't see me making any cash out of my endeavor, and most of the so called "new media" is in it for the sport of the adventure and to correct a national if not international crime that's been happening for eternity.
The reality is that mostly places like the NY times are losing READERS to the new media because they
the number of classified real estate ads has nothing to do with anything.
See how they take the imaginary "burst of the housing bubble" that has been targeted at the President and the Republicans and turn it into the reason why the largest group of partisan liars in newsprint are having hard "financial times" (excuse the pun)?
Yeah, tomorrow you'll probably read a headline directly alleging that the NY Times stock price decline is BUSH's FAULT...
I was just checking a few things here on the blog stats, and I noticed that someone from Connecticut had found me by doing a Google search using the words boortz towel heads.
My little bitty humble blog came up number one in their search.
Why don't you try the search for yourself and be infinitely impressed, if you don't believe me.
(If I go missing, will some of the Libertarians or Conservatives please call Homeland Security?)
Check out this story about some public schools in NY State spending $64,000 per student per school year.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's a new twist on the $64,000 question. That's what the richest schools in New York state spend per pupil.
And now the nonprofit Citizens Budget Commission says the state should phase out funds for the wealthiest public schools, or the top 10 percent, some of which spend $64,000 per student -- six times what the bottom 10 percent spend -- in a report released on Tuesday.
SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS?
For snot nosed kids in grades one through twelve?
Are they serious?
I did a little checking around , and according to the OCAN College Cost Database Website, last year you could go to Harvard for $46,450.00, Yale for $46,700.00, and a year at New York's Columbia University only costs $35,745.00...
Get this...those prices include room and board!!!!!!
Taking a big breath here...I have to ask:
What the hell are they thinking up there in New York, and what exactly are they getting for their money?
I did some more snooping around and I can't find data for last year, but according to
this Manhattan Institute Report, in 2002 New York public schools has a drop out rate of 30%.
I guess that I can hardly complain because Georgia's number for that year was 46%, but then again we're bitching and complaining to our local school boards and other elected politicians when we spend ten or fifteen thousand dollars per pupil.
(While I'm mentioning Georgia's educational performance, let me say that I blame the parents and the kids along with the so-called professional educators for the abysmal performance. Spending the amount of money we spend and only getting 4% more than half to make it through 12 years of "FREE SCHOOL" is not just sad--it verges on criminal.)
Still, I don't think that there is a direct one to one correlation on dollars spent versus the graduation rate, but if there was, and using the differential between Georgia and New York as a basis ($3062 per 1% improvement in graduation rate), then throwing money at the problem would require that NY schools spend...get ready
a whopping $155,860 per year per pupil.
(Georgia would actually in theory get 100% graduation for $140,852...what a bargain!)
I don't know people, but I'm glad that I never reproduced and I really feel sorry for those of you with kids in public schools. Look for the professional teachers unions and their slaves--the politicians--to continue to waste your money and ignore the idea of vouchers to allow you to pick your kids school.
Imagine what kind of education NY parents could get for their little darlin's if they took $32,000 per year to buy tuition in a private school and let the NY government keep the other half to avoid depriving all of those disadvantaged kids, both real and imagined.
By the way...based on examples like this, isn't it going to be wonderful when you let the government start handling your Health care?
Heh...notice that the "real" news reporter didn't tell you any of this stuff in the news article?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I was putzing around the Internet this morning looking at what was going on in the world when this story about the Brit's resorting to pulling their own teeth caught my eye.
Now I'm not going to get into the gutter pulling out (excuse the pun) my own version of the wide spread joking about the condition of the Queen's subjects teeth, but I did go further than the reporter that wrote the news story--all the way to the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health Website where I did a little looking around.
What I found out was that it is apparently true that a large number of British subjects are practicing home dentistry because there is a shortage of Government funded dentists working in the Government program. Many dentists have left the system and "gone private," tiring of the mandated low prices and processing government red tape.
Well, at least the British Politicians let you break out your wallet and buy alternative care if you need to or just want to.
The Canadians' program, until just the last few years, and sHrillary's "Bipartisan Health Care Reform Act of 1994" made it against the law for a doctor to sell their services to you outside the government approved and mandated system, and Mrs Rodham wanted to also throw you in jail if you hire your own doctor on the side. (A Congressional Budget Office analysis of her program can be found here, and the original bill, H.R.3600, is here in the Library of Congress. (Careful, it's over 1,000 pages long...)
Free or cheep health care, that starts out with almost as many rules as the IRS Tax Code--with no options...how lovely.
That's what I call improvement and simplification of our current condition.
The other thing that I noticed was the shortage of "breast massaging" going on in Dental offices, so I think that I might have inadvertently solved that California Dentist's problem and found him a new place to go with his state of the art practice.
I'm sure that Britain's Government health care program will appreciate the "fresh" talent
Reading further, what really blew my mind was a little teaser summary of this story titled "Patient anger at hike in bedside phone costs."
I just couldn't resist reading the full text, and boy do I have some interesting news for you...
Imagine going to the hospital and, having the use of your cellphone denied while anywhere in the building, at the same time enduring the hospital collecting tons of your money, by the minute and second, for your use of the pay telephones in the lobby and next to your bed in your hospital room.
Can you believe that crap?
Well, apparently it's true...and worst of all, in a day where I can buy Vonage VoIP phone service for less than $30 per month with unlimited free long distance, hospitals in England are charging $0.80 per minute off peak and $1.00 per minute for calls made during "peak" hours.
A three minute phone call from your death bed costs $3.00.
That would kill a number of otherwise healthy people that I know.
Cheep or free health care, with phone pricing straight from the 1960's--Now that's what I call progress...
Monday, October 15, 2007
Check out this story titled "Dentist claims breast rubs appropriate".
WOODLAND, Calif. - A dentist accused of fondling the breasts of 27 female patients is trying to keep his dental license by arguing that chest massages are an appropriate procedure in certain cases. Mark Anderson's lawyer says dental journals discuss the need to massage the pectoral muscles to treat a common jaw problem.
Police say Anderson said during recorded phone calls that he routinely massaged patients' chests to treat temporo-mandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, which causes neck and head pain.
Lew suspended Anderson's dental license last month. He was charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery and sexual battery. Yolo County prosecutors are investigating complaints from more than two dozen women who say they also were groped in the examining chair in the last five years.
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Phillips gave Lew three new complaints, including one from a 31-year-old woman who said Anderson fondled her at least six times over two years.
She took to wearing tight shirts with high necklines, "and Anderson would still get in under her shirt and bra," according to a police report.
I want you to think about this for a second or two, then answer a question for me...
(cue the sounds of my crickets chirping...)
THE LADY CAME BACK TO THE IDIOT PERVERT DENTIST NOT ONCE BUT FIVE ADDITIONAL TIMES AFTER HE REACHED UNDER HER BRA AND GRABBED HER TITS THE FIRST TIME?
What happened...she found out that she wasn't the only one he was groping so she went to the police out of jealousy?
I just don't know where we're all going to these days, but I'm not going with most of you regardless of how good looking you are or how much you pay me...