Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015


If Islam is to exist on this planet, it must change internally to actively fight the barbarians who have attacked Paris in the last few days, and who have perpetrated atrocities upon atrocities ever since the time of Mohammed. 

When Muslim leaders step up and actively fight to end terrorism, we can start to see the end of this struggle.

Until then, we have only more terror to look forward to.

The only way to deal with these barbarians is to speak their language. Political correctness will only get civilized people killed.

France should announce that in thirty days, one of their thermonuclear weapons will detonate at ground level on the Kaaba stone in Mecca. The Saudis have that time to evacuate so no people die.

To avoid this, Muslim leaders must immediately and publicly disavow all terror tactics, including those parts of the Koran instructing Muslims to take over and convert all countries. They also must turn over any and all "religious" who have ever advocated terror, and all know terrorists, for trial in an international tribunal for crimes against humanity.

If the terrorists are turned over for justice, the bomb will not fall - but the Muslim world from this point on must actively root out terrorists - because at the NEXT attack on French soil, that bomb will be launched immediatly.

I wonder if that scenario would end terrorism, or would there still be "true believers" who would risk the loss of their holiest of holies?

I fear the latter is the truth, and simply threatening - or even carrying out any attack on Islamic holy sites will simply make the terrorists more determined. I see a continuing war on outfits like ISIS until the leaders of Islam take on the fight themselves. Perhaps a few hundred violent imams beheaded in public would help...

Here in America, we are currently hamstrung by our Constitution's First Amendment. If there were no prohibition on legislation concerning religion, we could simply outlaw Islam on our territories and jail anyone caught with a Koran or a prayer rug. That seems to have worked ever so well for pot smokers...

A Supreme Court ruling that Islam is NOT a religion would certainly help. How is "religion" defined under the law, anyway? There's got to be a fair amount of slop in there, or the US Government would never have persecuted the Mormons to drop polygamy from their creed. If that was legal, why can't we similarly go after any mosque or Muslim religious who advocates violence? A good start would be a law declaring "shariah" illegal on US territories.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Jugearscare Follies

So, I got a new job. It has "benefits".

One of them is "mandatory" health care - or pay a "fine". So, I logged into their web site and checked out the two (2) available Jugearscare eligible plans.

The "high deductible" plan is a mere $300 every week, for a total premium payment of $15,600.00. This plan allows you to go to the hospital or emergency room, pays for X-rays and such - you only have to come up with another $5000.00 per person - me and my wife - to satisfy the deductible. So, out-of-pocket so far is $25,600.00.

OK. Now the deductibles have been paid. Every doctor visit now costs $40 for the co-pay. Prescriptions are between $15 and $60 copay, depending. Emergency room visits are a mere $250 each. Similar deductibles and copays for other things like ambulance rides. What a bargain!

But wait! You don't have to pay all that! Jugears the Benevolent, through his angel Nancy Pee-lousy, has in his infinite mercy, given us a lower cost alternative..

For only $90 per week, you get zero deductible for doctor visits. Zero for preventative care. Zero for pregnancy care before the birth. Zero for prescriptions, if they are generic or "preferred".

Sounds good, huh? There's a small catch.

The "basic" Jugearscare plan gives you all the preceding "free" stuff at a minor cost.

No hospital coverage.
No coverage for X-rays or other imaging - they will pay for blood tests, though.
No coverage for the delivery room or any postpartum care.
No coverage for "non-preferred" medications. Need an exotic drug? Get fucked.
No ambulance coverage.
No mental health coverage.
No substance abuse coverage.

So, if you can't afford to spend $300 every week for your "mandatory" health insurance, you have a choice of spending $90 every week for a crock of shit, or paying 2.5% of your salary to the IRS in the "fine".

Another little tidbit - the money they steal from you for Jugearscare is taken out of your paycheck before they calculate taxes - so the low wage earner will have less Social Security taken out than usual. This could result in lower benefits for some people at the low end of the ladder. Another "get fucked" from CONgress and our emperor to the working man.

Jugears and crew are going to rot in everlasting fire in Hell if there is a God with any sense of justice.

It's a freaking miracle I didn't pull an Elvis and blow my monitors away. I guess I'm not your typical redneck gun nut.

Now, let's look at the actual costs of Jugearscare. My employer must pay the same amount I do - so even if I don't use any medical services, $31,200.00 has been taken out of the economy and given to an insurance company to cover all those who get the "free" coverage. There's your income redistribution.

And that is just for one employee. There are maybe 150 office workers in my company who all pay at least the same for coverage, with the company matching the thefts by the IRS. Just at this one company, at least $4.7 million stolen. This does not count the factory workers who probably make less and get hit harder.

How many employees in the United States? No wonder the insurance companies were lobbying for this under the table.

Oh, yeah - after I finished signing up, I went back to the benefits page - and found that they supposedly offered both a "bronze" and a "gold" plan, that since I had signed up already, I am ineligible to get. No big loss - they cost more than the crap I had to buy, with dubious extra value - and doesn't the Jugearscare law fine you for a "Cadillac" plan anyway?