AARP – "Gewinne vor allem"

11/04/2008 An inquiry by Sen. Grassley, R-Iowa, part of a wider investigation into health costs and coverage, centers on so-called limited-benefit plans. The plans generally have lower premiums than traditional insurance with catastrophic coverage. AARP  has a huge income pushing this trash on Seniors.

9/26/2009 Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA-8), has launched an investigation into why AARP has so much love for the Health Care bill HR3200. “I just can’t understand how the leading voice for America’s seniors would support a bill that cuts $156 billion from millions of their members’ health benefits.”

5/30/2010 Influential Republican legislators call for IRS investigation of AARP. “Based on the available evidence, substantial questions remain about whether AARP should maintain its tax-exempt status,” said the report, released by Reps. Wally Herger of California, Charles Boustany of Louisiana and Dave Reichert of Washington.

Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, the senior Ways and Means Democrat, called it a “witch hunt” to punish supporters of Obama’s law.

Royalties from licensing the use of AARP’s name earned $657 million for the organization in 2009, or 46 percent of its total revenue, according to publicly available records. Health insurance plans with the AARP brand accounted for most of that.

AARP, which ALSO collected $97 million in federal grants in 2009, of course denied any wrongdoing. AARP president Lee Hammond is rumored to have claimed that AARP stands for “Always Altruistic Regardless of Profits”

I guess when you stand to make more than 1BILLION dollars just from new business in the first few years of ObamaScare, you can spend millions on lobbying and donating to the Democratic Destructionists who are busy turning the USA into the next Zimbabwe.

Now, you decide. Does
AARP = “Always Altruistic Regardless of Profits”
or does
AARP really stand for “Always Accept Rapacious Profits”

Join us in finding alternatives to the AARP. Seniors really do need a voice in Washington. Just not this one.

Late night advertising

Vonage still has a guy that calls Urupalot, wherever that is.
Regions bank wants to take all my money and make me ride a green bicycle.
Verizon assumes I need a new phone to play games. God forbid I would actually want to talk to someone.
Travelers insurance and ATT both want to cover me with little red and gold things.
Progressive Insurance now thinks I need a dash-cam to save money. Why not GPS also so they can tell when I sneak over to someone’s house late at night?

Oh, and now Geico thinks a sure-fire way to sell their insurance is to feature the faux lizzard on a “call in show” with great moments like “It only took five minutes for you to part me and my money” and “We want to be married by a limp lizzard while the guy on the mike harrasses women who won’t buy blue cars” Boy, if that ain’t a supper pitch to buy insurance!

How about medications that caution you about fatal side effects, then want you to “talk to your doctor” to see if their Death Pill is right for you??

After an evening of watching these and other outstanding examples of near-moronic stupidity,

I am numbified.

she-he-it, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

This started out as an article on how really stupid the government and other liberal-progressive-socialist-communist organs think you are. However, something really big came up.

Nearly 1,000 pages long, Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Legislation includes new rules for mortgage lending, risk management, product development, investment management and customer service/communications which have been set forth in 16 “Titles” covering everything from Payment Clearing and Settlement Supervision to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Mortgage Reform & Anti-Predatory Lending — it is clearly The most significant piece of banking and financial services legislation ever designed specifically to take away private business rights and exercise control of almost ever aspect of your financial life.

Because it is so large, I found and am making available a .pdf file that summarizes some of the horribly intrusive portions of this theft of freedom bill for your information only. (It is copyright by Bank Systems Technology and underwritten by IBM, please respect their copyrights, do not cross-post, copy or publish their info other than for your own personal use.)

The Boston Herald on Feb. 17 said:

The Dodd-Frank Act is one of those gifts that just keeps on giving. And now the bill is coming due.
The president’s budget released Monday — you know, the one that cuts heating oil subsidies for the poor and Pell Grants for students — adds $6.5 billion to implement all those nifty new regulations that our own Rep. Barney Frank (D-Newton) and Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) managed to squeeze into one piece of legislation.

Sen(ile). Dodd “I can’t legislate integrity. I can’t legislate wisdom.”
Credit Czar Elizabeth Warren: “The new law guarantees the agency meaningful autonomy. It has a protected funding stream, an independent director appointed by the president, and strong rule-writing authority.”

You ask, “Why bother? It has passed.” Although soon to be law of the land, the regulations being imposed under this act are subject to being modified, postponed or cancelled by Congress. It is important that you let congress know that, unlike Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) who specifically told me “tough, it already passed,” there will be and should be substantial changes to this omnibus bill.

From the American Bankers Association Dodd-Frank Tracker posted just today:

Non-Financial Trade Groups Voice Concern About Interchange Proposal

Continued support for House and Senate bills to delay the Federal Reserve’s interchange proposal is needed. Use ABA’s resources to draft a customized letter.

Many non-financial trade groups have voiced concern about Federal Reserve’s interchange proposal.

  • the Consumer Federation of America, 
  • the NAACP, 
  • the National Education Association, 
  • the National Black Chamber of Commerce,
  • the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 
  • the Greenlining Institute, 
  • the National Association of Neighborhoods, and 
  • the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

This morning, Politico reported that Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has cosponsored the Senate bill to delay the interchange proposal (S. 575)  bringing the total number of cosponsors to 17.

On other fronts:

PETA said it hopes the switch to include more gender-inclusive language will spark translators to readdress the ways animals are referred to in the Bible. The organization has petitioned the Committee on Bible Translation to suggest that its next translation remove “species-specific” language, by referring to animals as “he or she” instead of “it.”

My just -for-PETA Politically Correct Response: Bull-Cow Shit!

Or for the Feminists in PETA: Mare/Stallion Shit.

And, for Reproductively Confused cross-dressing PETA’ans: No It Shit allowed anymore.

Now to better stuff. When I was young (yes, I know, a long, long time ago) the word Cluster was not followed by SNAFU. If you don’t know, don’t ask. If you do, don’t tell.

And, speaking of don’t ask, don’t tell, I missed the legislation removing an old 3-letter word from the military. According to the Barack Obama Administration, it is a ‘kinetic military action’

Read the bill. Read and notice that Congress, Change.org, and Progressives in general love long and hard-to-pronounce words.
That is because the  L-P-S-C* crowd thinks you suffer from hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Prove them wrong.

Get ready now for the 2nd annual throw the bastards out day, coming to a polling place near you early November 2012

Hi, I’m from the Government…

Got bulbs? Soon, you will be required to buy the new compact fluorescents. No more incadescent bulbs. Here is an article I, for the most part, blatantly plagiarized from www.ehow.com.

Dangers Regarding Mercury Lamps

   

            
By Mercedes Martinez, eHow Contributor

updated: April 01, 2010

  

Mercury is a necessary element in compact fluorescent lamps. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), instead of disposing these light bulbs into the trash, it is imperative to recycle these light bulbs so that the mercury is properly contained and reused.

Birth Defects

Decreased Coordination

Decreased Learning Ability

Additional Symptoms from Mercury Vapor Inhalation

  • If a mercury vapor lamp breaks in a room with low ventilation, direct inhalation of elemental mercury (mercury vapors) can cause additional symptoms including tremors, emotional changes (mood swings, nervousness, irritability, extreme shyness), insomnia, neuromuscular damage and headaches.

And, direct from the EPA, if you break one:

  1. Before cleanup 
    • Have people and pets leave the room.
    • Air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment. 
    • Shut off the central forced air heating/air-conditioning system, if you have one.
    • Collect materials needed to clean up broken bulb.

  1. During cleanup
    • Be thorough in collecting broken glass and visible powder.
    • Place cleanup materials in a sealable container.

  1. After cleanup
    • Promptly place all bulb debris and cleanup materials outdoors in a trash container or protected area until materials can be disposed of properly. Avoid leaving any bulb fragments or cleanup materials indoors.
    • If practical, continue to air out the room where the bulb was broken and leave the heating/air conditioning system shut off for several hours.

You will read that “home owners” are exempt because the law is too hard to enforce. However, ALL businesses are NOT exempt. Have a “Home Office” or “Home-Based Business” in the back bedroom or basement? Under the interpretation of the the law, You are NOT exempt. You will be required to comply with disposal regulations. Find a summary here: http://www.epa.gov/cfl/cflrecycling.html

in the for what it’s worth department, just for you at Tax Payer expense, a color, 2-page brochure on how safely handle a light bulb. Why not print this and mail it to your wonderful congress persons and senators that caused this rediculous mess??? http://www.epa.gov/cfl/CFL_brochure.pdf

I really am trying.

Let me see, now, just how this works out.

1. I co-own a private plane. I used the plane for political purposes using $89.000 of taxpayer money to pay for renting my own plane from me.

2. I suddenly “discovered” that I co-owned the plane since 2007 and never bothered to pay personal property taxes on it. Chicken feed, really, since the back property taxes are only $287,273.00 or so.

3. Before all this came exposed, I said “If my walk doesn’t match my talk, then shame on me and don’t ever vote for me again.”

4. Now that I have been exposed, I say  “mistake,” for which I reimbursed the government nearly $89,000. “All of the money has been repaid for the public funds,”

Now, let’s guess who I am:

1. Senator John Kerry (d). No, sorry, that was for a boat housed in another state to avoid taxes.

2. Representative Charlie Rangel (d). oops, no, wrong again. That was for “sloppy bookkeeping” on federal income taxes for a few hundred thou. rental income.

3. Senator Claire McCaskill (d). Bingo! “There should have been a reporting to the county of the existence of this airplane…There are people I could blame for this…”

Hypocritical? well, McCaskill recently co-sponsored a bill in the Senate that would send pink slips to federal employees who are found to have unpaid taxes. But, she claimed “unfair attack, because that was aimed at people who knowingly cheated on their taxes.” She apparently was in a foggy state of mind for 5 years. She claimed it was “no effort to evade the taxes.” Does that mean it was effortless and really easy or she is as stupid as she claims to be?

Now that Sen. McCaskill has publicly claimed that the fine voters in Missouri are so stupid and backwards that they elected someone who publicly states that she is too dumb to walk and chew gum at the same time, wonder how the reelection campaign will go?

We certainly hope that, unlike the stupidity shown in Massachusetts and New York, the voters of Missouri will send this crooked democrat politician to the rocking chair.

Get ready now for the 2nd annual throw the bastards out day, coming to a polling place near you early November 2012

hey, boy y’all are gettin’ too much social security…

and other bull sh..our Government, Politicians, news reporters and pundits are telling us.

Sorry, but I am a Vietnam veteran. Does that make me special? No, just one of a big group working in this great country under the delusion of having some social security income in addition to our other savings. Millions and millions of people worked hard, and, regardless of how much or how little they earned, even if they earned so little they did not pay any income taxes, they still paid the same percentage into Social Security and, since about 1965, medicare.

That means I was born into and grew up with Social Security. That means that every paycheck I ever had in my entire working career from 15 1/2 years old until I retired, my government took my hard-earned money in varying amounts from about 7.5% of my wage, plus an equal amount from my employer, or when “self-employed” I got to pay upwards of 12 % of my gross income. The premise was to pay for my social security income. Later, during Lyndon Johnson presidency, I was required to pay even more (plus matching payments from my employer, including myself when my employer was “self”).

Am I whining and complaining? No, just stating a fact. You and your predecessors, Mr. President, took my money. Took it with a promise. Spent it as you wished. Now, you say there is not enough money because YOU spent it all??

You stole our money, spent it on pork barrel projects, gave it away to those too lazy to work and now give it away to illegal immigrants. Summed with a “joke” I got in my email today:

When NASA was preparing for the Apollo project, they did some astronaut training on a Navajo Indian reservation. One day, a Navajo elder and his son were herding sheep and came across the space crew. The old man, who only spoke Navajo, asked a question, which the son translated: “What are the guys in the big suits doing?” A member of the crew said they were practicing for their trip to the moon. The old man got really excited and asked if he could send a message to the moon with the astronauts. Recognizing a promotional opportunity for the spin-doctors, the NASA folks found a tape recorder. After the old man recorded his message, they asked the son to translate. He refused. So the NASA reps brought the tape to the reservation, where the rest of the tribe listened and laughed, but refused to translate the elder’s message to the moon. Finally, NASA called a official government translator. He reported that the moon message said: “Watch out for these guys; they’ve come to steal your land

After WWII (AKA “The Big War”) we literally rebuilt Japan. We financed and encouraged them to decimate our Entertainment industry, literally putting all the American TV and sound equipment manufacturers out of business. We helped them almost destroy our auto industry. We helped them create such a high standard of living that for all practical purposes, Hawaii is Japan’s Palm Beach and they own billions of dollars of American real estate.

Up until we fell in love with the Chinese Commies, Japan had an economy second only to our own.

My heart goes out to all those in Japan who have sufferred losses and are suffering greatly from lack of food, housing, water and potential nuclear contamination. I really hope you soon solve the problems of caring for your populace and rebuilding your Nation.

However, before I get on the band wagon telling all how they should give as generously as we do for 3rd world countries, I would like to remind all that Japan is the 3rd largest economy in the world, not a 3rd world country.

Hey Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, Suzuki, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Yamaha, Isuzu, Kawasaki, Sansui, Panasonic, Hitatchi,and on and on and on… Open your vaults, sell some of your gold certificates, get stuff flowing into your country. Don’t bother with high level meetings to see if outsiders will be allowed to help.

Just get off your fat kawasakis and get moving.

How about showing the world what the 3rd largest economy is capable of?

Then, if you run out of money and resources, if you need more help, we are ready to pitch in.

Busy, Busy, Busy and other Insanities

POTUS said he did not want to have to intercede in the NFL player talks because he is busy, busy, busy. Obviously, it is a whole lot of work ducking any responsibilities normally expected of The President of the United States of America.

Hillary Clinton reportedly said she thinks Al Jazeera should be aired on American cable networks. I’m sure her favorite program will be Sharia and Life, a wonderful daily program about how to properly apply the Taliban methods to treat women and how to be a suicide bomber.

So much for the inanities (or insanities?) from the executive branch.

On the important side of the coin, here we have Congress still arguing over a couple billion dollars on the LAST YEAR budget. And, all the Republicans are out vying and jockeying for position to be our next POTUS Imbecilous-Stealing-from-the-Taxpayers-in-Chief. All the while spending more than 29 BILLION dollars a month paying interest on current debt. (Quoted from Faux News, but I think they are low, as interest only in 2010 was almost $35 B/month)

How about this: Quit spending money. Except for Social Security, Medicare and Military, shut down the damn Government until you figure out how to live on the amount of taxes coming in. And, don’t bother telling me that Social Security, Medicare, Military and some other essential services are too high. Those expenditures do not exceed receipts. ObamaScare, Agricultural, EPA, Dept. of Education, The White House, the Senate and the House consume and waste multiple trillions of dollars a year. Shut them down until the budget balances.

And, keep in mind that if y’all can’t do it, another election is coming in 2012. You just think “Big Brother” is watching. Just wait until the voters get their hands on all you sleazy politicians.

 “Big Voter” is watching…

PS: Late breaking news on the entertainment front: yesterday, Warner Bros. fired the 1/2 man from 2 1/2 men show. Sorry, Charlie