Death Panels – Who is Next?

Even with massive deductibles almost half of the Obamacare exchanges have failed.  As United Health Care has reported almost a billion dollars of loss in the last two years, they are pulling out of most states next year.  Add this information to the already plentiful signs that Obamacare is imploding and you have a picture that represents the future of government run healthcare in the U.S.

There are two fixes.   Return the majority of healthcare services to the private sector without the expanded bankrupting provisions of Obamacare, or continue to let the government manage healthcare services.

Given how the poor have been actually cared for under Obamacare ($5000 deductible) we have added huge financial burdens they would not have had under the prior system.  Many had low deductible health insurance that got destroyed by government intervention.  Even ER visits which were never collected on are now managed by the government.   The picture of continued government run healthcare looks like this:

Massive shortages of medications.

Cut off of care for the elderly as they are not considered “contributing” members of society.

Limits on cancer care.

Reduced research and development.

More death people, sooner.

Who decides?

Like the IRS scandal.  The government will target its enemies to withhold care.  Already a microcosm of this occurs with the VA care.  Those who speak up may never see someone. What do you think those waiting lists really were.  The government, with well meaning policies has destroyed healthcare in this country.  The suffering will increase each year if the government is allowed to continue to control the 6th of the American economy.

Hold Your Pee, the New Target Superstore

Target, the massive department store chain that claims to want your shopping experience to be enjoyable and exciting, has now made sure that it is exciting.  This is especially true if you are a female.   Now, any guy that says they feel like a woman can hang out in Target store bathrooms.  The man who assaulted women in San Diego Big Lots would be allowed into the women’s bathrooms at Target without his even donning a Barbie outfit.  Just saying you feel like a women now opens the door to any Target women’s restroom.

In an effort to be “inclusive” Target has said that you can use the restroom for the sex with which you identify.  Men that feel like women can go into the women’s bathroom.  Just think how many curious teenage boys could use this to become voyeurs.  They just felt like women that day.  The reverse is true as well, women that feel like men can go into the men’s restroom.  It too opens the door for problems.

If we lived in a world where everyone told the truth and where there were no predators this might not be so bad.  That is not reality.  There are predators and there is evil.  Target has just made it easier for evil to prevail.

If you are a daughter,  grand daughter, wife, mother or single woman I would highly encourage not going to Target,  or if you do, making sure you do not use the restroom.  If you do not mind sharing your restroom with men, go ahead and go to Target.  Of course,  you could just go to Target and hold it.    Just don’t drink too much water first.



I Want A Helicopter

Last year after a knock down drag out fight with his now ex wife, Governor Robert Bentley stormed out of the house without his wallet.  He stormed all the way to his beach house on the Gulf.     Next, realizing he had left his wallet back in Montgomery his did the only thing possible.  He had Alabama Law Enforcement bring him the missing wallet by helicopter.  heli

Remember when he ran for governor the first time,  he was going to work for a dollar until Alabama had more jobs.  He was a faithful Christian.  He was just like us, a normal hard working physician just wanting to help his state.  Doesn’t everyone want to be that normal?  Doesn’t everyone rip off the state for millions while having an affair.  Of course we all have helicopters available to deliver lost wallets, keys, groceries on demand.

As a taxpayer of Alabama I demand my own helicopter!

Rodents and Quiet Time

James Winslett loved the few minutes of peace he got each morning as he enjoyed his coffee and watched 20 to 30 minutes of news before taking a shower.  Those few minutes were his morning meditation and quiet time.   It was a time when neither of the dogs, his wife nor his son were awake.  It was just him, a cup of coffee and local news.den

His house was split level, that is one of those houses where almost as soon as you enter the foyer you are faced with a decision, go strait to the main level, go up to the third floor and the hall with the bedrooms or go down into the den.  The den in  his house was carpeted and paneled with the TV mounted in front of a very worn and comfortable couch. Peaceful would best describe it.

Today however, as James watched Matt Lauer drone on about some global warming theory James saw, out of the corner of his eye a wisp of a gray thing going around the corner where the stairs headed up to the foyer.   For a moment he thought it was a shadow, a trick of his sleep filled eyes.  Still, curiosity got the best of him so he followed it. Running to the stairs then around the corner he saw that same  gray unidentified wisp turning to go to the next level.  Whatever it was,  it had reached the 3rd floor.  As he topped the 3rd floor stairwell and looked down the hall and saw the tail go into his son’s room.

At this point James knew  3   things.  First, the tail was real, it was a squirrel.  Secondly, it was in his sleeping 4 year old son’s room.  Third, that a good number of wild squirrels carry rabies or other diseases.  It was that third thing that moved James from sleepy eyed stupor and curious to hero father mode.  Sprinting down the hall and into his son’s room he scooped up the sleeping boy in one arm and carried him out the door, while shutting the door to prevent the escape of the vicious disease ridden creature.   squirrel

He deposited the now confused and sleepy child in his bedroom and started on a plan.  Going downstairs into the garage he found just the right tools.  He picked up  a 6 by 9 inch Tupperware container and thick work gloves.  In his mind he had decided to trap the creature under the Tupperware, put something under it and carry it squirrel back outside where it could live happily ever after while not endangering more children.

He got one of his dogs, the 70 lb white German Sheppard, Klink, named after the  Colonel from Hogan’s heroes. (And about that smart.)   The goal was to have Klink flush out the squirrel, then fast as he could, capture it with the Tupperware.  If things went south, he had the thick work gloves to keep himself from being bitten.  Things did not quite go as planned.

Klink did his part.  He barked and scared the squirrel out from under the bed, then out from under the desk.  That is when the squirrel made a mad dash across the open floor.  There was no where to hide.  James took that Tupperware  container and slammed it down.  The squirrel was lightening fast.  Strike and miss!

By now Klink was fully on duty and once again the squirrel made a mad dash across the open space.  This time James was ready.  BLAM!!! The container slammed down onto the floor catching the squirrel.  Actually, it had only caught the back end of beast.  James’ first instinct was to hold the creature there and push him back under the container with his gloved hand.  Sadly,  there was no need.  The Tupperware had been lethal.  James’ catch and release program had turned into an impromptu squirrel memorial service.  He carried the carcass outside, said a few words and returned it to the thickets from whence it most likely originated.

I am sure there a many lessons to be learned from this.  Best laid plans, how not to use quiet time, etc.  It has been over ten years so I think PETA will no longer be able to come after James for animal cruelty.  Actually, it was quick so the squirrel did not suffer. No complaint was filed.  In the end one child was saved from having rabies and the dog got some exercise.  So it was a good day for mankind. Less so for squirrel kind.