…in my country you’re seeing a horror show. You’re seeing a retrenchment in terms of family income, you’re seeing the abandonment of basic services, such as public education, functional public education. You’re seeing the underclass hunted through an alleged war on dangerous drugs that is in fact merely a war on the poor
If you watched the debacle that was, and is, the fight over something as basic as public health policy in my country over the last couple of years, imagine the ineffectiveness that Americans are going to offer the world when it comes to something really complicated like global warming. We can’t even get healthcare for our citizens on a basic level. And the argument comes down to: “Goddamn this socialist president. Does he think I’m going to pay to keep other people healthy? It’s socialism, motherfucker.”
What do you think group health insurance is? You know you ask these guys, “Do you have group health insurance where you …?” “Oh yeah, I get …” you know, “my law firm …” So when you get sick you’re able to afford the treatment.
The treatment comes because you have enough people in your law firm so you’re able to get health insurance enough for them to stay healthy. So the actuarial tables work and all of you, when you do get sick, are able to have the resources there to get better because you’re relying on the idea of the group. Yeah. And they nod their heads, and you go “Brother, that’s socialism. You know it is.”
And … you know when you say, OK, we’re going to do what we’re doing for your law firm but we’re going to do it for 300 million Americans and we’re going to make it affordable for everybody that way. And yes, it means that you’re going to be paying for the other guys in the society, the same way you pay for the other guys in the law firm … Their eyes glaze. You know they don’t want to hear it. It’s too much. Too much to contemplate the idea that the whole country might be actually connected.
If you read one thing today, make it this.
I am usually flattered when people follow my blog.
Except when they have stupid names with lots of numbers and empty pages. Or when all their posts are about how much life sucks and how appealing suicide is and how much they need to cut themselves. Kiddos, I’ve worked with people with mental health issues for 20 years, and trust me - you are mostly just part of a tumblr fad where it’s cool to be nihilistic and depressed. Get over yourselves. Stop the online circle jerk and get some professional advice if you’re serious, because being on tumblr and comparing notes and reblogging each other isn’t going to help the situation at all.
I am also bemused by the followers whose blogs are full of hardcore porn, or even more alluring - selfie cock pics. Especially my latest follower - with some of the ugliest peni and shaving rashes I’ve ever seen. Seriously, what have I done to deserve THAT?
Today is the anniversary of my birth. I’m 63 using the MizRed Method of Age Calculation. That makes me 9 in dog years and for a nine year old dog I’m feeling pretty spry.
The MizRed Method of Age Calculation and Instant Spirit Rejuvenation is to simply add 5 years to your present age. Never lie down about your age. Lie up. No one ever believes you if you lie about being younger but if you lie about being older they are astonished and amazed at how young you look for a person your age.
Having a bad day? Go to a public place, such as the line at a grocery store or some place like that then find a way to work your new older age into a conversation and just listen to the compliments roll in.
Here’s something else I’ve learned in my 63 years of life - the secret to aging gracefully is to age. Gracefully. Why not get a leg up on the aging process and tell everyone you’re older than you really are. Doesn’t mean you have to act like it.
~ I can’t tell you how much I adore MizRed’s attitude to life and maths. I plan to use her formula whenever I can, and given that my birthday is in a couple of days, this is timely advice indeed 😃
And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, ROBIN ! 🎈 🍷