Random thoughts…

I was gonna stay the hell away from the whole Health Care debacle, but after reading ppgs 424-430 I just have to say one thing!

Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
• Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time?
• Page 425: Goverment provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
• Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
• Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient’s health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
• Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.


If anyone hasn’t read it, you can go HERE.

For those of us getting up there in years, this pretty much sucks… The government is effectively telling us to go F-off and die, and tell us how via the bureaucracy…

For you youngsters, is this REALLY what you want for your parents? And yourselves in 30-40 years? Think about it!!!
In other thoughts, I spent a whole bunch of time in airports yesterday (like 9 hours between Miami and Charlotte). There are some just flat weird people traipsing through airports these days…

Yes, you DID get that ticket for lighting up that cigarette and leaning against the No Smoking sign…

The record baggage load- 7 extra large bags, four roll aboards and four backpacks- For a family of, are you ready for this??? FOUR people! Mom, Dad, two pre-teen kids!

The heaviest bag- 132 lbs and the woman was absolutely screaming at the counter agent about the overweight costs (something like $600)…

Bunches of folks high on something besides life… And badly in need of a bath…

Speaking of which, bathing in the “odor” of your choice is not attractive either…
You may love it, but the rest of us don’t want to smell it from 10 feet away…

Spandex above a size 10 should be outlawed, period, end of subject…
Two puppies in a sack is cute, two Labrador Retrievers is not…

If you’re 30 lbs or more overweight, short shorts and a halter top are NOT attractive…
(male OR female)

Old folks have the right of way…

Just because you’re a group grope of 40, there is NO reason to block and entire concourse, there ARE people who need to get through…

Taking someone else’s bag down from the overhead so you can put your POS bag up and not under your seat is a non-starter; and you’re lucky your ass even stayed on the airplane…

If the SIX people sitting around you ALL complain to the flight attendant about your children, maybe, just maybe, you need to control them; the rest of us are NOT babysitters…

Cost is inversely proportional to quality in any airport food shop…

This is AMERICA- Speak ENGLISH if you work in the airport!!!

And I get to do this all over again tomorrow… sigh…


Random thoughts… — 18 Comments

  1. I can honestly say I can’t exactly remember the last time I flew somewhere on a commercial airline. Yay! I hate it!

    I told my boss that if I can’t drive there, I’m not going.

  2. Thanks so much for the link!!

    I’ve been trying to find the actual bill for a while now.

    And no, this is not what I want for my parents!! Or my two grandmothers who are, thankfully, still alive and kickin’

  3. Like AA meetings, if you ever want to feel better about your life, family, body image, etc…just go to an airport.

    I like to get there early just so I can people watch. It’s like reality TV, but, you know…reality.

  4. Press 1 for English…… Press 2 to get the fuck out!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have actually sat down and read this debacle………………….

    It is an nightmare……….

    I am injured severely with my back, will they deny me treatment, another surgery, no medications, no physical therapy??????

    Will I be laid out on a couch screaming in pain because it is so bad??????

    This bill is for the young not the old.

    The bill reminds me of 1984 and Soil and Green with Charlton Heston…………… Scary how fiction becomes truth down the line.

    The bill has no been available to most, kinda hidden there in the weeds, I will be passing this along to everyone I can, so everyone can spend a very informative night or 4 reading it through. It is worth the read to see what they are trying to do to us.

    Fly say out there!!!

  5. YOU were at MIA on Friday? I was at MIA on Friday. If only we knew we could have at least said hello.

  6. you have my sympathy … esp on the overhead locker thing (that sort of behaviour drives me crazy!).

    Travel safely …

  7. Yup, seen all that at airports.
    Still can’t believe that people try to stuff a steamer trunk in the overhead, then wonder why the hinges get blown out. Naturally that compartment is then placarded inop, and the other bags have to come out. The other folks are real pleased with the one idiot.
    From decades of flying commercial, I can honestly say that Yanks are the worst travelers. Japanese probably the best.

    You did forget to mention the lady with the small dog/kitten in her purse….on the plane…and it gets loose. (seen it).


  8. The healthcare bill is just about the WORST I’ve seen in a long time – the hallmark of the new ObamaNation.

    As to airports, I add a X2 to each of your comments. I fly first class/business class or not at all. It’s not because I’m rich, but I can’t stand to ride in the back of the bus.

  9. If you’re 30 lbs or more overweight, short shorts and a halter top are NOT attractive…
    (male OR female)

    AMEN & AMEN! I’m so tired of hearing “Fat and floppy is beautiful!, especially when it’s hung out for all the world to see.”. Fat & thin need to be covered up a bit more these days. Leave something to the imagination for Heaven’s sake!

    As to the health care, Hell no, not what I want for my parents…not what I want for the husband either.

  10. Nine hours from Miami to Charlotte?? You could have almost walked in that amount of time.

    What you saw, plus the TSA circus is why I no longer fly. My job occasionally takes me into airports, and every visit reinforces “No-Fly” resolve. My employer doesn’t like it.

  11. Flying on Thursday night, hoping I can sleep through it all until I fly again on Wednesday of the next week. Better take a big book.

  12. Sorry to hear of your travel woes. Just remember, breathe, bless the idiots, and smile. if that doesn’t work, ask the offender if they have any rope available. Smile as you do.

  13. Crucis- Thanks a bunch… sigh…

    O Nation- You’re welcome and agreed!

    BBW- Yeah, pretty much… 🙂

    CPD- The ONLY way it is going to get killed is by getting publicity! Thanks!

    TOTW- Damn, missed again… 🙂

    Julie- Thanks!

    Skul- Not today, but yep seen BOTH of those in the past!

    LL- Glad it’s not just me! thanks

    Snigs- Agree!

    Rick- Yeah, I just “love” flying the East coast in the summer… NOT!!!

    Fuzzy/Earl- Agree!

    Top- I “almost” used that today coming to Hawaii… Oh how I love the fat, bisexual, frizzy haired, unshaven female environmental lawyers… sigh…

  14. And you know see why I drive to my destinations, and not fly. This why I can save some money, see this great country from the ground, and keep my frigging sanity.

    Not to mention, I will not have to deal with the TSA goons.

  15. Hey Jim- Thxs for the post up on health care. my wife came home from work last night asking about that. I told her I would read the entire bill and proposal. I can tell you this, if the government is involved in anything private, it is screwed. Business people need to get off their ass instead of kissing ass with Dc lobbyists. You can bet that if this so called universal health care becomes reality, the elderly( us soon to be) will be exterminated by social proxy. It’s time to fight

  16. Hey Dude. I guess I’ll just take my brandy new Sig P250 in .357 out in the back yard and give it a trial run. You know, swallow the front end! Hell man I’m 71 and according to these assholes am a UPS man, you know, a Useless Piece of Shit? But wait, there is more, how about I go to Providence and see if I can bag a couple of senators and reps before the fuzz get me! I’d be doing another “service” for the country!!

    wv= fecatori? I won’t even go there!!!