Posts Tagged ‘McDonald’s’

580 Calories

October 14, 2010

I heard the other day that McDonald’s Big Mac has 580 calories. I really don’t keep track of such things but I understand that this might be a lot. I used to smoke about a pack a day. Some people thought that was a lot. I used to drink about ten beers a day. Some people thought that was a lot. I used to drive about three thousand miles a week. I thought that was a lot.

Now, in reference to who thinks what is what. I think that I should be the only one to tell myself how many miles a week I could drive. But some gubmint agencies had done studies and such and determined that three thousand was my limit. Is there anyone out there dictating how much you can smoke or drink in a day? As long as you sit home I have not heard of anyone.

Limbaugh wants to say that it’s nobodies business how many calories you eat a day. But the obamacare cluster seems to make it pretty clear (obviously still looking for that sarcasm font) that as long as “we the gubmint” are footing the bill for your healthcare you will get in lockstep with the rest of the sheeple. Yeah, with obamacare insurance it’s everybodies business. You can’t have it both ways.

So, let’s recap. You pay crazy taxes to the gubmint. They use the money to pass BS laws that force you to live your life as they determine best for you. You shut your mouth and get in line or they fine the piss out of you. How’s that hope and change workin’ for ya’? Until next time, screw environmentalists.

Tort Reform

March 1, 2010

You hear a lot about tort reform. A lot of people are claiming that it’s all we need to reduce the cost of health care. As if malpractice suits and insurance are all that’s driving up health care costs. I can see their point but there are so many other problems with it. I’ve lived in some rural areas, and as I am fond of saying, these doctors aren’t working here because they placed in the top of their class. I think some of them may be here because it’s the only place they haven’t been sued yet. And when they do screw up there should be an avenue to pursue it, so tort reform alone is not going to fix the problem.

I think insurance companies themselves play a big role in driving up costs and I have written on this before, The Solution, Sept. 2, 2009. Then there’s the big drugs contribution that I wrote about Feb. 22, 2010, Prescriptions. And of course I’m sure unions have a hand in this, the AMA for example. But if you’re dead set on tort reform let me lay out my plan.

It’s painfully simple. The loser of the case pays all costs. That’s it. Is that sick or what? I think if a guy is going to sue McDonald’s because he spilled the coffee in his lap, and he loses, he should pay the $22,000.00 court costs and the $3.2 million dollar defense fee for McDonald’s as well as a couple of million to his own law dog. I think we will be seeing the end of nuisance suits. And it certainly won’t be the get rich quick scheme that it is now.

Now, on the other side it wouldn’t be a bad idea to outlaw malpractice insurance. Why do we have it anyway? So they can pay off and the quack can go right on practicing. Personally I don’t want the guy practicing any more. I want him vacuuming out ashtrays at the car wash. Any way, that’s my plan. Do with it as you will and as always, until next time, screw environmentalists.

Disappointment

February 24, 2010

There’s a lot of talk about Scot Brown being a disappointment. I don’t know how you feel but personally I expected a lot more. Of course I based my thinking on the thought that anyone who drives an old truck must be all good. I suppose I should have been considering the obvious, he’s a Republican from Massachusetts.

I guess he’s better than a Kennedy but here’s the thing. The Founding Fathers envisioned a congress where the average guy would leave his productive job and go “serve” in the congress and then go back home to his productive job. I read where the average salary in America today is $40,000.00. Who can afford to get elected on that kind of money? I will venture to say that we haven’t had an “average guy” in congress for many moons.

The type of jackal that runs for office today is normally backed by many a pocket-book all looking to get fatter, not skinnier. By the time an “average guy” gets in office he owes so many favors that he feels obligated to honor that he will inevitably produce votes like Mr. Brown’s “jobs bill” vote. He should be the poster boy for campaign finance reform.

Here’s a quick overview of my plan for campaign finance reform. Nobody spends more than $100,000.00. NOBODY! Not the Pres, nobody. No donation can exceed $100.00. This means all donations, corporate, personal, organization. The NRA can give you no more than $100.00. The SEIU can give you no more than $100.00. GM, GE, Mobil, McDonald’s, Fred Farkel, the girl up the street, the homeless guy on the corner, all no more than $100.00. If you can’t find 1,000 donations maybe you shouldn’t be running. All monies must be donated, none of your own.

Hey just a quick shot from the hip. Maybe one of you “average guys” out there can draft something up and introduce it. Probably not because congress has become a wealth building endeavor hasn’t it? That’s right, they’re rich when they go in and they’re even wealthier when they come out. Plus they usually have brokered a six figure income consulting some super-corporation after retirement. A retirement funded by the American people. What a scam. Oh well, until next time, screw environmentalists.