If the government generates billions of dollars in tax revenues from tobacco companies, why does the government spend millions to tell folks to stop smoking?
23 Oct 2014 2 Comments
Being a tiny Hillbilly in the late 60’s and a mid size Billy in the 70’s, I would dread going to the Doc’s office when I was sick. That is due to one cold hard, glass fact…temperature checks via the poop chute! Now days, the friggin’ nurse runs a wand over your forehead. What a major difference! Nothing like a little child abuse to get a temp reading in the day. My doc says that in my case, there ain;t much difference between what is sitting on my neck, and what I am currently sitting on!
21 Oct 2014 1 Comment
Originally posted on Grumpa Joe's Place:
Sixty to seventy years ago we had a better pandemic control system in place than we do now. The difference between then and now is several trillion dollars spent by a very liberal government on drugs and systems that only serve to line the pockets of their political friends. I have personal experience with the system of sixty years ago. At the time polio was the scourge that swept the country. There was no cure, there was no vaccine, and the virus spread like wildfire. The government did have some guidance for places to avoid, like crowds, public beaches, and people with the disease. In spite of offering that wisdom, people still go the disease. I was one of them. Polio was not new when I got it. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, one of our most popular presidents got polio in the thirties. The government did have time to react in…
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21 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
I am at the end of my chain when it comes to problems in this world. Between America being given the gift of Ebola for the first time, a government that is run by hard to identify nefarious characters, and a former party buddy who is running for congress as an ultra progressive…….I am done. I am benching myself from politics for awhile. Throwing in my towel, pulling the rip cord, exit stage right, fat broads singing, septic tank full, taking a powder, diaper loaded, …ok, you get the picture.
I am going Retro-Comic-Hillbilly. No, I am not going on a stand up tour, though I have been told I should. If a barstool was a stage, and my audience a bar, I would Sudsy Sultan of Comedy! So here is one of my all time favorites skits.
16 Oct 2014 Leave a comment
Nothing better than classic comedy. No swear words to be found.
14 Oct 2014 1 Comment
Originally posted on ROWAN OATH KEEPERS:
Top General Worries U.S. Army Getting Too Small
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno in May. Getty Images
The Army’s top general said Monday that an increase in threats around the world requires that the U.S. rethink plans to cut the size of the American military’s ground force.
The Army agreed – reluctantly — to cut the size of its force to 490,000 under the budget reductions originally approved in 2011. But as a result of subsequent White House-Congress spending battles and military budget reviews, Pentagon leaders said the Army has had to make plans to shrink even further, to 450,000 or even 420,000.
But Gen. Ray Odierno, the chief of staff of the Army, said Monday that even 490,000 may be too small, given recent events such as the rise of militants fighting for Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and Moscow’s moves…
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09 Oct 2014 4 Comments
Years ago I would have been surprised that our government is allowing people in to the country from a known area that is infected with a killer virus. But not any more. Too many evil, nefarious characters now make their living in government. In a sane world, we would not allow anyone into this country that had the potential to bring something like Ebola in. We would at least create a new Ellis or Angel Island.
But I now can entertain the thought that the Feds are wanting a pandemic. Heck, it helps create control over the masses. “This is why we need forced health care” is the view held by many. Really? I also find it very interesting there are several t.v. shows that are related to this subject: The Last Ship and The Strain.
Just a side note, Ebola has been around for a very long time. Tainted “monkey” meat consumed by people is the most likely way this mess got to humans. Don’t believe me, investigate for yourselves.
Discussing the possible future course of the current outbreak, he said: ‘The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air.’