Aug 30th 2009 2:08PM Hell, the president is loading town hall meetings with supposedly pro-health care reform advocates, some of whom have proven to be former campagn staffers brought in from outside the area specifically to skew the perception that the 'people' are for socialized medicine.So, why should we be surprised when corporate America does the same thing?
I thought that the election was over in November, but the dirty politics just keeps on coming....
Aug 21st 2009 4:37AM My husband was self employed as a public speaker. When he developed cancer of the larynx, he lost his ability to work. I was already disabled when we met, so I had no way to earn more income. He lost his insurance because he couldn't work. We couldn't pay our bills...and then he died destitute. You should hear the rude, abusive collection calls I get. They don't care that their calls aggravate my health problems. They don't care that I am unable to work and that my disability is below the poverty level. When they threatened me and I threatened back, they said they would have me arrested for making terroristic threats. Now I have caller ID. I don't talk to them. Ever. FYI, only the original owner of the debt can sue you. Collection agencies can't do anything but harrass you. Oh, and if by chance you DO manage to get a few dollars together and take a settlement offer, you get hit with an income tax bill for the difference! Then you have a problem with the IRS!
Aug 21st 2009 4:24AM The purpose of showing up at the political 'rally' carrying guns was to show the ANTI-2nd amendment administration how many voters they are offending. It was a peaceful demonstration, aimed at making a point....one that was lost on the mainstream media. The 'racism' video feed on MSNBC was carefully cropped so as to not show that the gentleman carryiing the AR15 was black. However, if you have seen the uncropped stills of the gentleman,you can see that this was obviously NOT a 'racist' demonstration. Furthermore, the media also neglects to point out that the demonstrators were so far away from the actual 'rally' that the president probably wasn't even aware that they were there.
Wake up, people. You were manipulated into electing the wrong person for president, and now you are being manipulated again with the anti-gun rhetoric.
Jul 17th 2009 4:53PM What a load of ignorant BS in this article! Between raising minimum wage, and requiring small businesses to provide health insurance, how in the heck do they think that small businesses will survive? Many have already had to close the doors due to the economic crisis and falling revenues, so now the "Brain Trust" is going to further increase the cost of doing business?
Some will be able to keep their doors open by making eligible employees salaried and requiring them to work longer hours for the same pay; while cutting the hours or eliminating positions of hourly workers. But that only works for so long because quality employees burn out when they have to work 70-80 hours per week, for months or years on end.
Oh well, at least they will have minimal health coverage when they keel over on the job from heart attacks and strokes.
Jul 10th 2009 2:29AM Hint: Big banks are big for a reason! I only use home town, locally owned banks that have been in business for several generations. I get all kinds of free services, and if I screw up my account and somehow overdraft, I get a call from the bank giving me a chance to cover the shortage before they hit me with an overdraft fee.
Big banks will put a hold on a large deposit (even a cash deposit!) for 5-10 days. Small banks that know you, will often forego a bank hold...even on an out of state check.
Big banks process checks largest to smallest, to maximize overdaft fees. Small banks process checks in the order they are recieved from the Fed.
Of coure, not ALL small banks give this kind of service, but if you do your research, you can find banks who undertand the term 'customer service', and who rely on this kind of personal, neighborly business model to not only stay afloat, but to prosper while the big banks are asking for government handouts.
Jun 15th 2009 7:17PM I complained to my local cable company about, since some of their commercials are the worst offenders. Their response was that they have no control over what the broadcasters do. BS! The cable company obviously had the commercials made that way or it wouldn't be that way on every channel! Besides, I've lived in other cities and had NO problems with commercial volume varying from program volume. Obviously SOME cable companies can control the volume of commercials.
Apr 29th 2009 8:56PM I've been on EHarmony for about 4 months now. For every one match they send me that can carry on a conversation with me, and understand my sense of humor; they send me about 50 who can't spell, have never read anything more complicated than the TV Guide, and would rather spend their free time watching cars run around in circles, than to learn something new.
Sign me up!
Apr 25th 2009 4:30AM He is fortunate that he has the discoid form of lupus. I have the systemic form, and even though mine is cosidred somewhat mild because it does not threaten any major organs, it is still devastating. In addition to the chronic pain and fatigue and ofte incapacitates me, my lupus destroys my joints. I also get what is known as 'tumic lesions' on my face. These lesions swell to the point where they resemble large tumors,hence the term 'tumic'. They feel like fire ants are eating all the tissue beneath the skin. Eventually the tissue dies and I end up with HUGE open sores where the dead tissue sloughs off.
I admire Ms. Klume for seeing the man behind the scars...and any celebrity that raises awareness of this often fatal disease is tops in my book.
Jan 26th 2009 1:35AM I used to live near Peculiar, Kansas. Now I live between Headland, Alabama and Screamer, Alabama.
Then there was the company I worked for that had a new building bult to their specs. The architect, bulder and the company president got into so many battles over how to build it that when it was finished, they named the street it was on Dan's Way. It was a one way street.
You can't make this stuff up!
Jan 9th 2009 12:22PM It's called 'satire' people. These guys are attempting to point out how ridiculous the ENTIRE bailout business is. Don't get your panties in a wad over it. Their (own) tongues are firmly placed in their (own) cheeks on this one. Lighten up, for heaven's sake!