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Posted by on Aug 25, 2009 in Guvment, Health, Tomfoolery | 0 comments

$687.00 per month

Yep, that’s what I pay for health and dental insurance, out-of-pocket, every month.  I’m self-employed and that’s part of the game.

With that, I get superior service and peace of mind.  I can also fire the insurance company if they start to suck, and hire a new one.

I also pay the mortgage, car note, car insurance and food bill.  I don’t expect you to pay for any of those, so why should I expect you to pay for my health insurance?

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2009 in Politics, Tomfoolery | 0 comments

ATTENTION: Elected ‘Officials’

Meeting with your constituents and hearing their concerns is not ‘courageous.’

It’s part of the freakin’ job description.

In case you’ve forgotten, you work for us, and we will send your asses packing if you don’t tighten up, drop the martyr syndrome and represent the people that hired you.

Now get back to work.

That is all.

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Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in Politics, Tomfoolery | 0 comments

Exactly! Why read a stupid bill?

Great creepin’ Moses, this is horrifying:

(CNSNews.com) – During his speech at a National Press Club luncheon, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), questioned the point of lawmakers reading the health care bill.

“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers.

“What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”

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Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in Tomfoolery, West Virginia, What the..? | 0 comments

That’s WEST Virginia!

[From NBC New York. ]

Umm … where am I supposed to land this thing?

A ham-fisted pilot from Virginia nearly caused a major disaster at Kennedy Airport when he brought his single-engine plane down for a landing in the path of a Boeing 747, sending controllers scrambling to get other planes out of his way, according to a published report.

Hundreds of lives were threatened over the weekend as small-towner John Prendergast la-dee-da-ed his way around the sky trying to figure out where on earth Republic Airport in Long Island was, reports The New York Post.

“I don’t know what he’s doing – he’s going everywhere,” gasped an air controller as he radioed passenger jets to tell them to steer clear of an “unknown aircraft.”

Dazed and confused, Prendergast made a few 360-degree turns near Kennedy before he finally figured out where he was supposed to be (not where he was, naturally) – and was guided to the Farmingdale airport by an NYPD chopper sent to get him out of the way, according to the Post.

The 69-year-old retired Navy pilot failed to make radio contact with controllers, which he should have done, after taking off Saturday morning from an airport in Martinsburg, Va.

Piloting a two-seat RV-7A experimental plane he built himself, Prendergast made his way up the Jersey Shore, nearing New York. He had planned to fly over water to Robert Moses State Park, then go north and west to Republic, but he somehow ended up farther west on Long Island, flying just east of Kennedy, according to the Post.

Then, to the shock of air traffic controllers, the blundering pilot flew farther north and turned around as if he were going to land with the passenger jets on Kennedy Runway 22L.  A Boeing 747 on its way to New York from Atlanta actually flew over Prendergast’s small plane at one point and had to abandon its landing, the Post reported.

Oops.

Prendergast hasn’t been charged with anything, but the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident. He couldn’t be reached for comment yesterday, the Post reported.

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2009 in Excursions, Media, Tomfoolery | 0 comments

NYC Debrief – Part 1

I’m putting together a full debrief of the Fox and Friends interview and the shenanigans that surrounded it.  However, I’m buried in work, and the full story will have to wait for now.

Until then, a few photos:

Toy soldier riding a skunk.  Skunk's wearing a tiara.  WTF.

Toy soldier riding a skunk. Skunk's wearing a tiara. WTF.

Christy and some random dude outside our old apartment.

Christy and some random dude outside our old apartment.

My former office at Columbus Circle

My former office at Columbus Circle

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