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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dumbplumber as King #2

To continue the concept of Dumbplumber as King, it might be helpful to remember that, as we speak, we have two completely inept candidates vying for president. So, these two clowns prove that anything remains possible in our day and time.

Previously we took a glimpse of what our criminal justice system would look like under the Dumbplumber. Not a pretty sight, but not pretty for those on the wrong side of a bad situation. Now we should look at healthcare, another badly managed, self-inflicted obligation foisted on our nation.

Second only to Social Security, Medicare is the next albatross around the neck of American taxpayers. And like any other totally failed Federal agency, State sponsored medical coverage mirroring the Federal system is bankrupting individual states trying to emulate Big Brother.

The Problem: What began as a safety net for the “poor and trodden pipples” has turned into a huge cash cow for the healthcare industry. Instead of saving those faced with catastrophic illnesses through no fault of their own, we now reward the self-inflicted, who have spent a lifetime abusing themselves with drugs, alcohol, tobacco, poor diets and lack of exercise. So, under the Dumbplumber kingdom you will be expected to take better care of yourself in your early years or be left to take care of yourself later.

Add to that, we spend billions on treating AIDS victims world wide, when it is one of the most preventable diseases of all. And the prevention doesn’t cost either the potential victim nor the American taxpayer a penny. But oh nooooo, instead of mass education on the inevitable and tragic consequences of unprotected sex with an infected partner, do-gooders instead hand out condoms like Watchtower pamphlets only without nearly the same effectiveness.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

If the Dumbplumber Were King

I know, I know there is no way the Dumbplumber will be King or I didn’t believe it until I realized who we have running for President now. Or to put it another way, if Obama or McCain can be president the Dumbplumber could be Emperor of the World. And no, I’m not kidding. Have any of you taken a good look at these two clowns? The Rock Star vs. the Rocking Chair Jockey.

Now if Obama can act like he is already president, the Dumbplumber can act like he is King. And as King, the Dumbplumber has a few campaign promises of his own. Now it may look like a sociological mosaic, but that is just the way the Dumbplumber’s brain works.

1. All violent or habitual criminals arrested will be issued a rope and given a cell with a plaque that reads, “Do the right thing”. (I didn’t think of this myself-- a friend did--but I really like it.)

2. When a murder, rapist or pedophile confesses to their crime, there will be NO taxpayer paid trial, where they drag all parties through their sordid past on the way to death row, where they lanquish for decades of more taxpayer funded appeals. Upon conviction, they will be sent directly to the appropriate facility and issued the aforementioned rope and cell.

3. We have way too many police officers. So, under my authority, we will lay off about half our cops and take their salaries to provide firearms to all law abiding citizens for their protection and the protection of their fellow citizens. Let’s face it, guns don’t require a pay and benefit package and last a lot longer than most cops. Besides, most felonies involve innocent bystanders, so let’s let them get-er-done. Fight me on this and we will provide them ammo too.

4. We should release all non-violent drug offenders immediately, to provide room for some really bad guys that couldn’t figure out how to tie a knot. If these druggies offend again, we will deport them to the country of the drug’s origin so they can be closer to their chosen addiction. In the case of home grown drugs, re-offenders will be sent to Joe Arpio’s “re-education camps” where they will spend years eating bologna sandwiches while wearing pink underwear. “To be continued”

Friday, July 18, 2008

Healthcare Debacle

There has been quite a brouhaha lately over the pending Medi-Cal cuts. Seems that doctors, nurses, hospitals, healthcare workers, medical supply companies and pharmaceutical corporations are all twitterpated over the possibility that the gravy train is about to come off the tracks.

You see, the above well intentioned entitlements were adopted by well intentioned politicians as a safety net, so the “poor and trodden down pipples”, would have access to health care. But as with so many good intentions, now comes the unintended consequences. The “safety net” soon morphed into a backstop for irresponsible behavior, then into a health care plan for those who have ignored basic hygiene, shunned exercise or spent decades abusing alcohol, drugs or tobacco--the number one preventable killer in America. Did anyone sound the alarm then? NO.

Hospitals faced with declining revenues from patients possessing gold plated health insurance coverage, began to look at public health insurance as part of their bottom line. Add to that, the illegal aliens in our country began to swamp our healthcare facilities. No problemo, taxpayers would pick up the tab.

Additionally, the soaring burden on all the medical industry from the predatory practices of malpractice attorneys, who shake down the health care industry from front to back. But during all this outrageous plundering, did we hear a peep from anyone in the hospitals or clinics? NO.

Did we hear any bells or alarms when money hungry surgeons were performing “elective” procedures on terminally ill patients…. because they could… raking in hundreds of millions from the “System”? NO.

And while we heard virtually nothing from the medical community about abuses, fraud, waste and corruption, which bled billions from the public trough, we now hear a chorus of complaints from the very people, who have led us to this moment.

So, if and until the principals involved in this financial debacle don’t step up to the plate with some very serious reforms and corrections, they shouldn’t be too surprised when the taxpayers representatives stop the gravy train.

But hey, I could be wrong. The Dumbplumber

Our Crazy Uncle Al

Ya gotta love Al Gore. No, I mean it. Ya gotta love him to not want to kick the living crap out of him.

Case in point. Al shows up at his latest speech on “global warming” and ways to stop it, not in an electric car, bicycle or horse drawn cart, but in a parade of gas swilling luxury vehicles. In two Lincoln Town Cars and a Suburban rode his posse, who rested in comfort with their A/C units blasting environmental bliss, while Al blew hot gas out his pie hole.

At the podium, Al was singing the virtues of wind and solar, while decrying all use of fossil fuels. He particularly condemned oil, coal and natural gas, which, by my last recollection, fuels about 90% of our nations energy needs. Seems that ole Al thinks that wind and solar would be appropriate options.

Apparently Al wants us to spend a few trillion dollars re-wiring America so that his latest hallucinations can become a reality. Given the multi-millions Al has made selling his “carbon credits” to guilt ridden Limo and Lear Jet Liberals, one has to wonder just what stake ole Al has in his current psychotic episode.

My guess is Mr. Gore is planning on building a few batteries--the size of Nevada--to hold the energy generated by the solar and wind farms totally dependent upon the sun’s presence and weather conditions to be distributed on a 24 hr a day demand. Never mind that the loss converting AC power to DC for storage, then back to AC for consumption, then “line loss” distributing the power from coast to coast wouldn’t be sufficient to heat your latte.

But such technical details have never stopped ole Al before. Even after 31,000 scientists decried man’s contribution to “Global Warming”, mainstream media refuses to question the motives of the former vice president, who has turned an honorable environmental movement to clean up trash and toxic waste into a madman’s quest. Al’s blind ambition has already cost America billions, with no end in sight. And now he is moving to stage two.

The lunacy to Al’s plans are obvious. It’s the motives of those that continue to drink his Kool Aid that are in question. But hey, I could be wrong. The Dumbplumber.