Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

To all politicians currently running for office

October 22, 2012

You can quit paying for advertising now.  Early voting started today, and I’ve already cast my ballot.  Quit wasting my airtime, okay?

This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of

February 7, 2012

My insurance company is requiring me to sign up with a company that provides “Chronic Condition Disease Management”.  The incredibly insulting letter I received was signed, “We look forward to working with you on your journey to improved health!”

Um, let’s see.  I’m terminally ill.  I’m DYING.  I am not on a “journey to improved health”.

Not to mention that their screening questionnaire is totally off-base.  I responded that I had cancer, and their risk assessment said that I had a low-moderate risk of developing cancer.  I told them that I weigh 200 pounds, and they said that I was underweight.  I told them that I had kidney cancer, and they said I was at low risk for kidney disease.  On the other hand, they said I was at moderate risk for smoking-related health problems, even though I responded that I have never in my life used tobacco products.

Talk about waste and jacking up the cost of our medical system…

Kids say the darndest things

January 12, 2012

This morning, as I was slowly emerging from sleep, the Today show anchors were interviewing a group of little kids and asking them about their knowledge of politics.

Anchors: Do you know what Republicans are?
Kids: Heroes on Star Trek.
Anchors: And who are Democrats?
Kids: People who work on your teeth!

This smacks of Nazism to me

October 9, 2011
A quote from Bryan Fischer, a director at the American Family Association, during the Values Voter Summit:
Mormons and Muslims have a completely different definition of who Christ is than the Founding Fathers did, and do not deserve First Amendment protections as a consequence.
Back in the 1930s, the Nazi party slowly but steadily stripped Jews of the rights and protections afforded other German citizens because of their religious beliefs.  We all know what that led to…  How can people in America who claim that they have “values” spew that kind of bigotry?

And hey, I’m Jewish — I definitely don’t have a Christian definition of Jesus because I don’t think that he’s the Christ.  Does that mean that I should have no protection under the First Amendment?

Today is a great day

November 3, 2010

Because even though most of my candidates didn’t win, I don’t have to watch mud-slinging campaign ads on TV anymore. 😉

Let’s double-check your math

October 30, 2010

So, there’s an anti-Candidate So-and-So ad floating around there on the airwaves, claiming that So-and-So wants to impose a 23% national sales tax on, well, pretty much everything.

So there are a bunch of nice, ordinary people in the ad talking about how the tax would affect them.

One woman says it would cost her an extra $200 a week on her grocery bill.  A man says it would cost him an extra $60 every time he fills his truck with gas.

But in order for those numbers to be correct, the woman would have to be spending $870 a week on groceries, and the man would have to be spending $261 on each tank of gas.

I don’t know anyone who spends $870 a week on groceries for a single person or $261 on one tank of gas for their truck, do you?

It’s fine if you object to higher taxes.  It’s not fine if you lie about to what degree these higher taxes will impact the average citizen.

(Do people seriously not have the math skills to see through this?  This is basic math, y’all.  Everyone should be able to do it.)

Tzipi Livni just makes sense to me

September 22, 2010

Time for a new Jewish conversation

I love Nicholas Kristof

September 11, 2010

Is This America?

I think I’ve finally got my butt tied on

August 11, 2010

I have health insurance and have seen the oncologist and dentist.  I’ve gotten a round of prescriptions and I have CT and MRI scans scheduled for next month.

I have a car and car insurance, and I’ve ordered an updated driver’s license.  And I’ve learned to drive to and from some important places in town.

I’ve registered to vote.  (I wonder what the registrar’s office thought about receiving my application in a 10-year-old Hallmark envelope?  That adhesive tasted nasty!)

I have a library card (and I’ve checked out a library book).

Now all I have to do is get a social life… will be working on that Friday at the synagogue. 🙂

Since I’m part Cajun…

July 8, 2010
BP announced today that they would no longer hire Cajuns to assist in the oil spill cleanup efforts. Boudreaux, Thibodeaux, and Fontenot were told to clean as many brown pelicans as they could. As of now Boudreaux has cleaned and gutted 56 pelicans, Thibodeaux has made the roux, and Fontenot has cooked the rice.