“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Monday, January 30, 2012

Isn't This The Truth? Hogwarts Letter

LMAO!! - This is so damn true!!! hahahahah

WTF Has Obama Done? - Issue No. 002 - Health Care Reform

Yesterday we looked at funding and targeted actions involving Civil Rights issues the President achieved over the last 3 years.  We will be going back to that in the future, but today we will focus on Health Care Reform.

As you are aware, not many republicans are happy with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act / Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, but unbeknownst to many of  you, it has actually helped save hundreds of lives already.  Patients with cancer or other pre-existing conditions are now being seen, when they were never given the opportunity to begin with.  Hell, Ron Paul is telling us we need to find a local church that can offer us healthcare assistance. As if churches could give every American money.  If that was the case we would all be going to church on Sundays.

We will go back to "Obamacare," as Republicans like to call it, at a later time.  For now let's focus on WTF-4...

Requiring large employers to contribute to a national health plan. - During the campaign, President Barack Obama said that large employers would have to offer their workers health insurance or contribute toward the costs of a national plan. This type of requirement is usually called an employer mandate.

But the final version of the health care law requires a contribution from employers, but it's not a straightforward mandate. Instead, the law states that large employers have to pay fines if any of their workers qualify for public subsidies. [Reference]

Requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. - Requiring insurance companies to accept people with pre-existing conditions is one of the cornerstones of the health care reform bill passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

The issue is addressed in Section 2704 of the bill, which states very clearly, "A group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage may not impose any pre-existing condition exclusion with respect to such plan."

And Section 2705 spells the prohibition out in even more detail:

"A group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage may not establish rules for eligibility (including continued eligibility) of any individual to enroll under the terms of the plan or coverage based on any of the following health status-related factors in relation to the individual or a dependent of the individual: health status; medical condition (including both physical and mental illnesses); claims experience; receipt of health care; medical history; genetic information; evidence of insurability (including conditions arising out of acts of domestic violence); disability; any other health status-related factor determined appropriate by the Secretary." [Reference 1, Reference 2]

Requiring health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care. - Under section 2718, health insurance providers are required to report how much they spend on payments for clinical coverage, activities that improve health care quality, and "all other non-claims costs." The provider must also include an explanation of the nature of these costs. The law mandates that the information be available on the Department of Health and Human Services website.

Starting in 2011, companies that provide insurance for the small group and individual market must issue rebates if they do not spend at least 80 percent of the premium revenue on medical care. For the large group market, the threshold is 85 percent. The rebate amount is based on the premium revenue and by how much the provider falls short of the prescribed thresholds.

We wanted to point out this additional proof that President Obama kept his promise. The rating remains unchanged. [Reference]

Please make sure to read Issue No. 002 tomorrow as I continue with  

Must Watch: Girl Repeats Words Backwards In Less Than 3 Seconds

This is the kind of daughter every drunk father wants.  LOL.  To be the designated driver of course.

If a policeman pulls her over and asks her to recite the alphabet backwards, she'd have no problem passing the test.   But seriously, I couldn't even say the alphabet backwards if I was sober, much less drunk.  Lord knows I failed it when I was 25.

Meet Alyssa, the blonde girl with braces in the video.  Alyssa can pronounce any word you throw at her backwards.  That's right, backwards.  And it doesn't take her a minute or two, it takes her less than 3 seconds.  It's pretty darn freaky.

Are People Really This Stupid? Issue No. 20 - Is Adele Too Fat To Be A Singer?

I sure hope McBitey here didn't have a public profile.  Are people really this stupid?!?!  Seriously.  
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So I heard rolling in the deep on the radio a few weeks ago and I thought the song was decent; But when I saw the video clip I was shocked in a "big" way. Adele is pretty huge, like massively overweight.  I don't think someone with such a "large" potential to be a role model for young girls should be as obese as Adele. If you look at most pop artists like Lady gaga, and Rhianna; And then you look at Adele, there is a "huge" difference. Should singers like Adele really be allowed to make music videos? It makes me sick.
This guy or girl, or whoever it was, is an idiot.  What does the music have to do with her being overweight.  We've had countless of artists who've been overweight over the years.  Luther Vandross, Carnie Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and so forth, and so forth.  A lot of folks have a hard time keeping their weight off, so they yo-yo back and forth with their weight, and some do surgery, but who the hell cares?  Who are we to judge?

The Teacher Is Dead Wrong!

I don't know about you, but this is the one moment when the teacher is dead wrong!

We all know that Love is the strongest force on earth! LMAO.

OMG Hilarious! - Good News

Loving One Another - Issue No. 008

When I say Love One Another, it means LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!

Love is such an important feeling in our lives. Take advantage of it.

Remember Love doesn't hurt, people do.

Sh*t Politician's Say

You knew it was bound to happen.  It's a political season, a political year, and another day of hearing Sh*t Politician's Say.  I'm just waiting to see when the videos of "Sh*t Mitt Romney Says" & "Sh*t Obama Says" will transpire.
Oh and just in case you haven't noticed, there's all sorts of other sh*t people say. Just YouTube it for God's sake.  These videos have gotten out of control.  Hell, just the other day I saw this one, "Sh*t Rocks Say".  Yep, my thoughts exactly. LOL.

I Quote That - Meaningful Monday

Read more after the jump... On why you should make Mondays more meaningful instead of dreading them.

Other Uses for Bread Ties, Muffin Pans, Vacuum Hoses, Ice Trays and Walnuts

It's been a while since I've posted one of these blogs, and I'll be honest, I never thought of these ideas myself.  They're pretty darn genius.  I especially love the vacuum-panty hose idea, that would have worked so many times, instead of spending hours looking for that damn tiny screw on the floor.  And cookie ice cream bowls -  who would have thought?  Hope you enjoy!

Bread ties make the perfect label maker for cords!
Turn you muffin pan upside down, splat your cookie dough on it, and viola you have ice cream cookie bowls!!!
Can't find that tiny item? Place a panty hose over the vacuum hose and you'll find it, guaranteed!
Freeze some Aloe Vera, and you'll have something to sooth your sun burns, scrapes and cuts in a matter of seconds.
Rub some walnuts over scratches, dings, and scrapes on your furniture and it hides them!

Return Of The Jedi: How It Should Have Ended

Here's a treat for all you Star Wars fans.  Remember  the folks who brought you Jurassic Park: How It Should Have Ended?  Well... they're back, and this time HISHEdotcom shares their version of how the Return of the Jedi should have ended.  It's pretty darn hilarious.  Well... if you've seen all 6 movies. LOL.

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Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.

- Blade 7184 aka Peter