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Congress caught red-handed PDF Print
Friday, April 26, 2013 11:40 PM

Congress got caught this week trying to “Slick Willy” out of Obamacare. If this program is so great, why isn’t the president all about it? Why isn’t his family enrolling in the program?

Why was it all hush-hush? I read somewhere they wanted to send a message to Obama that the plan wasn’t working out so well. I have an idea; repeal it if it’s so bad.

Here is what Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) had to say Thursday about it:

“I did not support President Obama’s health care law because I did not believe it was the right approach to health care reform, but President Obama and his Democratic colleagues insisted upon ramming through a government takeover of our nation’s health care system against the will of the majority of Americans.

“If Members of Congress wish to exempt themselves from Obamacare so badly, then they should work to exempt all Americans through the repeal and replacement of this flawed law.

“I will continue to work towards repealing this faulty law and replacing it with meaningful health care reform that will give Americans real choices for affordable and accessible health care.”

Here’s the real deal. If Congress is against Obamacare, they can get rid of it. If Congress is against the deficit, they alone have the power to eliminate the deficit. If Congress doesn’t like the fact the budget isn’t balanced, only they can balance the budget. They alone have the power. I can’t do it. You can’t do it. Only they can.
We’ve already seen health-care insurance costs skyrocket since Obamacare’s inception. The insurance companies aren’t going to take the hit. We know that.
If an employer doesn’t supply health-care benefits next year, they do get penalized, but the first year, it’s such a small fine it will be worth it for most. The second year it gets quite a bit more expensive to pass on the option. By the end of the first year, the damage could be done.

I am totally confused as to how anyone, let alone the government, thinks the government, that can’t figure out where all their money goes in the first place, can afford to provide coverage to millions. My guess is it will be just like everything else — the already beleaguered and battle-scarred middle class will take care of it.
But who’s going to take care of us?

 
On the other hand - You don't mess with Boston PDF Print
Monday, April 22, 2013 8:13 AM

 

I’m sure were all watching breathlessly as the massive manhunt ended in Massachusettes last night.

I guess the moral of this story is to not mess with Boston. Something happens there and they just shut the city down and don’t quit until they find you.

I found all the camera footage from the streets near the bombing a little disturbing. I guess “they” are “watching” us. The cameras were very helpful in getting the clues needed to find out who these guys were and they were located pretty quickly. If you think about it, they found two guys in a city of nearly a million in just a couple days. Still, it is a bit disturbing.

I also found it troubling that the teen still at large and was Tweeting about hamburger or some such nonsense on Wednesday. I guess we just don’t get his mentality. The fact that someone so young can treat life with such casual disregard and cause such harm and then talk about a hamburger on Twitter. Very troubling.

The people in the neighborhood where they had the suspect cornered didn’t seem to mind being kept in their homes too much. If it were me, I could stay inside a while and do my part to help locate this guy. Let’s  hope when he’s caught  they find out why this happened and if there are more of his group out there (or here).

I still cringe when I see the footage of the bombs going off and the injured and dead. In a few seconds, all heck broke loose and so many were injured or killed. Thank goodness not all the bombs went off.

I’m sure the intent of the brothers was to cause much more damage and harm. It actually seems like they failed in a way. Yes, some lost their lives and many were injured but it could have been on a much larger scale.

The alphabet soup guys, the National Guard and more than a hundred police officers captured the second suspect around 9 p.m. on Friday. People came out of their homes after a day of waiting and worrying and cheered, whistled and clapped when law enforcement made its way back out of the area.

You don’t mess with Boston.

Mother Nature didn’t get the message.

Someone has played a cruel joke on me. I was ready to put away all my layering pieces of clothing and get out my short sleeves and proceed on to spring. Obviously Mother Nature didn’t get the message that it’s spring.

Of course it is spring in Ohio. I saw a funny post on Facebook Friday afternoon that had a box of four pictures. The title was “Spring in Ohio.” The first one looked like a wonderful spring day, the second had people wading in knee-deep water, the third had the funnel cloud of a tornado and the fourth was a blizzard. How true. We had nearly all those things in the last two weeks. The four-letter word is still in the forecast so anything can happen.

I was just so disappointed when I had to pull the heavy winter coat out again to walk little Ringo. He doesn’t seem to mind, of course, and takes his time, raising his face to the wind and taking big sniffs.

So here we are again hunkering down because it’s just not nice outside.

The sun is supposed to make an appearance today. I’m ready. The sun can make up for a lot.

 

Last Updated on Monday, April 29, 2013 9:26 AM
 
You don’t mess with Boston PDF Print
Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:08 AM

I’m sure were all watching breathlessly as the massive manhunt ended in Massachusettes last night.

I guess the moral of this story is to not mess with Boston. Something happens there and they just shut the city down and don’t quit until they find you.

I found all the camera footage from the streets near the bombing a little disturbing. I guess “they” are “watching” us. The cameras were very helpful in getting the clues needed to find out who these guys were and they were located pretty quickly. If you think about it, they found two guys in a city of nearly a million in just a couple days. Still, it is a bit disturbing.

I also found it troubling that the teen still at large and was Tweeting about hamburger or some such nonsense on Wednesday. I guess we just don’t get his mentality.

The fact that someone so young can treat life with such casual disregard and cause such harm and then talk about a hamburger on Twitter. Very troubling.

The people in the neighborhood where they had the suspect cornered didn’t seem to mind being kept in their homes too much. If it were me, I could stay inside a while and do my part to help locate this guy. Let’s  hope when he’s caught  they find out why this happened and if there are more of his group out there (or here).
I still cringe when I see the footage of the bombs going off and the injured and dead. In a few seconds, all heck broke loose and so many were injured or killed. Thank goodness not all the bombs went off.

 
Hold the printer ink, please PDF Print
Monday, April 15, 2013 8:01 AM

In our Good Times publication, there is a section that highlights the prices of the everyday items we all use, like eggs, milk, bread, etc., for a certain year.

In 1958, for example, a house cost $30,000; the average income was $4,650; milk was $1.01 a gallon; and gas was 24 cents a gallon. Yes, 24 cents a gallon. You can’t even get a gum ball for that now.

We watch in amazement as the price jumps 30 and even more cents from the time we get to work until lunch. Then, sometimes, it even changes again that same day.

Someone needs to tell me what  in the world could happen to cause that.

Someone needs to tell me how the big gas companies can stand in front of the American people and announce their profits and not feel guilty because that money is made off the backs of the American people.

How much is enough? You hear where companies lose millions in a quarter and you think, wow, that’s a lot. But what you don’t realize is that is not really how much they lost. That’s how much less they made than the quarter before. Wah!

Since there seems no help in sight and those fat cats lining their pockets with my money, I’m going to do the only thing I know how to do. I’m going to make it funny. Because if I don’t, I might cry.

Here is an e-mail from my mom. Who else? It is someone who obviously has way too much time on their hands and access to a calculator.

I don’t know where it originated. By the time you get to the end, you won’t either. Gas prices will still be sky high and someone else will be making money every time you fill up.

So buck up ’lil campers and check into that moped, scooter, bicycle, motorcycle or whatever you have kicked around driving to combat the high price of gas.

 

Think a gallon of gas is expensive?

Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 —  $10.32 per gallon

Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 — $9.52 per gallon

Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 — $10.17 per gallon

Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 — $10 per gallon

Brake fluid 12 oz $3.15 — $33.60 per gallon

Vick’s Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 — $178.13 per gallon

Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 — $123.20 per gallon

Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 — $25.42 per gallon

Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 — $84.48 per gallon

And — this is the REAL KICKER ...

Evian water 9 oz $1.49 — $21.19 per gallon! $21.19 for WATER and the buyers don’t even know the source. (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

Ever wonder why printers are so cheap?

So they have you hooked for the ink. Someone calculated the cost of the ink at — you won’t believe it but it is true — $5,200 a gal.

So the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on water, Scope, or Whiteout, Pepto Bismol, Nyquil or, God forbid, printer ink!

 
Hold the printer ink, please PDF Print
Saturday, April 13, 2013 1:03 AM

In our Good Times publication, there is a section that highlights the prices of the everyday items we all use, like eggs, milk, bread, etc., for a certain year.
In 1958, for example, a house cost $30,000; the average income was $4,650; milk was $1.01 a gallon; and gas was 24 cents a gallon. Yes, 24 cents a gallon. You can’t even get a gum ball for that now.

We watch in amazement as the price jumps 30 and even more cents from the time we get to work until lunch. Then, sometimes, it even changes again that same day.

Someone needs to tell me what  in the world could happen to cause that.

Someone needs to tell me how the big gas companies can stand in front of the American people and announce their profits and not feel guilty because that money is made off the backs of the American people.

How much is enough? You hear where companies lose millions in a quarter and you think, wow, that’s a lot. But what you don’t realize is that is not really how much they lost. That’s how much less they made than the quarter before. Wah!

 
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