Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Odd News

(max baucus, a very funny man.
you ARE kidding about this health care proposal, aren't you max?)

I have two Odd News stories to report today.

First, from CNN, a headline about the Baucus Health Care Proposal, which will either make you laugh or scream. Your choice.


Health Care Proposal Mandates Coverage, Drops Public Option


After months of negotiating with Republicans, caving in to their desires, and asking them to pretty-please support reform efforts, Max Baucus finally released his "Gang of Six" senate health care proposal today. It is truly odd. To put it mildly.

The proposal mandates that everyone must buy coverage, but provides no way of keeping that coverage affordable.

In fact, it gives the insurance companies ample excuses for raising rates.

Plus, it has NO REPUBLICAN SUPPORT. So, what the heck? Why make concessions, Max, if they won't get you any votes? Perhaps you are getting $$$omething el$$$e from your friend$$$ in the indu$$$try?

I can't think about this for too long. It makes my blood pressure go up, which I definitely will not be able to afford if this is the "blueprint for reform."

So here is my Odd News story #2, from


Kansas couple's trash bin tryst takes wrong turn

WICHITA, Kan. – A tender moment in a trash bin went all wrong for a couple who found themselves being held up at pocket knifepoint. Police said two 44-year-olds had climbed into a dumpster to be alone just after 6 p.m. Saturday when two men interrupted them and demanded their belongings. Officers said the man and woman were engaged in "an intimate moment" when they were robbed of their shoes, jewelry and the man's wallet.


And you thought YOUR husband was un-romantic. Can't you just picture it?

"Hey hun, let's go to our favorite restaurant tonight. You know, the one with that quiet, secluded dumpster out back" - wink, wink

Or maybe it was a blind date from hell that involved way too much wine.

"Let's go to my place - hic - it's just around the corner."

Or - who knows? - maybe the 44-year-old couple had teenagers at home, and they just couldn't take it any more.

"Let's get out of here. The kids will be fine playing their video games. They won't even miss us. There's got to be SOME place in town where we can get a little peace and quiet!"

The moral of the story?
Everyday Americans are trying to live their lives, hoping to maybe even have a little fun from time to time - and every time we turn around, we're getting robbed.

Laugh or scream.

Your choice.


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