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64, Life long Democrat...Kossack ex-pat...fed up with the puritanical leftists wanting to destroy our Party.

TGIF!

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Meese…

Another week of the fast and furious news cycle we seem to be caught in lately. Funny how becasue of Thing and his minions all the deplorables are coming out of the woodwork left and right. From adulterers to rapists to child molesters to outright criminals all being outed as what and who they are…Deplorable assholes.

 

Seems fitting that most if not all are Conservatives and getting what is coming to them. The morons speaking for them like this asshole are beyond anything I can make sense of…

 

The evangelical non christian right are showing their true colors in amazing and truly frightening ways and these are the people that want us to bow down to their way of thinking…Sorry, assholes, it ain’t happening, ever.

 

Maybe this is something that is good in all this mess…The worthless bastards are getting outed and we can bury them and be done with it. Not what anyone wanted to go through but it didn’t seem like it was going to happen until Trump. So thank you Thing for driving the deplorable people out of the woodwork out in to the light so we can get rid of them, including yourself.

 

I don’t think I would be saying this before Tuesday and our glorious trouncing that we administered on the Republicans and no Bernie, you didn’t have anything to do with it.

 

All of what happened Tuesday and with all of the deplorables looking at public shaming for their actions I’m looking at 2018 as a banner year for us. I can see the House and the Senate turning blue and putting a stop to any further damage and allowing us to retake the WH in 2020 and start to fix what the Republicans have fucked up once again.

 

 

 

 

LMAO…This funny at the expense S. Miller …Thread!

 

 

 

That’s it for this Friday

 

Fire away!

 

 

TGIF!

Morning Meese!

 

Rant time…Got to get this shit out of my system…I’m angry becasue of the asswipe we have in the WH…angry because of the dipshit Republicans that are doing nothing but having a circle jerk and letting the already mentioned asswipe ruin our way of life…angry at the MSM for normalizing the asswipe…we used to be able to depend on some of the media but it doesn’t seem as if that’s true anymore. Even reliable liberal media, not all, is untrustworthy from day to day.

I’ve been nice so far because Miss Hillary has been in my lap with her motor running…She got up and left…all semblance of nice has disappeared. :)

But most of all I am angry about the lack of anything resembling brains in the people that are supposed to be progressing our liberal agenda. Tom Perez has been a complete failure…what the fuck Ellison is doing is anyone’s guess since I haven’t heard him mentioned once since taking his position…The DNC might as well close shop becasue they have lost the base and with the lack of leadership won’t be getting the base back anytime soon…Donna Brazile can fuck off…Liz can fuck off…Bernie can fuck off and die and take all his rats with him. Any Democrat that demonizes Hillary or the base can fuck off including our estranged Uncle Joe. I’m too pissed off to pick out any more right now but they know who they are and will not be getting anything but ridicule moving forward.

 

Right now our aim should be to support Bob Mueller and his quest to tie all the motherfuckers up into knots and deliver them to jail. Our aim should be to support Democratic candidates running in their quest for office.

 

Thanks for the togetherness we’ve formed for the last year…I don’t believe I would have lasted the last year without you all…

 

 

Outstanding thread….must read…

 

Another outstanding thread debunking Brazile’s BS…

 

 

 

Oh Yeah!!!! Thread, one you will love!

 

 

 

 

 

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TGIF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning meese…

 

Well, the deflections are starting to get more absurd as the days progress. Once they brought Hillary deflections back we wonder if it’s becasue she’s back and getting more vocal and they want to denounce what Hillary is saying by trying to stifle her? Me thinks they are wasting their time as Hillary isn’t going away and all it’s going to do is make us fight them that much harder. If anything it’s going to show the truth that Hillary is who we know her to be and it’s going to end up showing everything they’ve said about her for the last 30 years are all lies.

I expect the deflections to become an everyday thing with the craziest yet to come. Trump is guilty as sin and more people are starting to realize that. I’m wondering when there is going to be an investigation in the death of Abraham Lincoln. I’m sure the Republicans and Trump will try to make a case that it was the Democrats who shot Lincoln. Anything to waste money and try and get everyone to forget Trump is even in the White House. Of course that a fools errand since Trump can’t shut up long enough to let one of his stupidities to sink in before a new one passes his lips.

So the next few weeks are looking good for our side as long as we keep the pressure on Trump and the Repukes.

 

Mr Mueller…Please, hurry the hell up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TGIF!

Morning meese…Sorry about last week..First time for everything I suppose…Back to my old irritable self…

Seems we can’t go one damn day without something stupid happening. This is mostly because we have an empty headed buffoon in the WH but we’ve been seeing this be the norm for decades as the Conservative right has gotten worse with every day, month and year since President Clinton was in office. Now that their plans to take over the Gov’t by cheating is being derailed, since they sold their souls to Russia to get the deplorable Bum elected and their rottenness is front and center, we are being given a fighting chance to shove them back under the rocks they slithered out from.

Us meese, being endowed with mega common sense and a love for all, have seen this shift coming on and have fought against the take over. We succeeded with electing Bill and Barack but have been derailed by a bunch of fools otherwise. The fools say they stand with us and then ruin everything because of their puritanical bullshit. They have been thorns in out sides to getting a country that works for everyone. You know all the suspects…Sarandon has pulled her head out of her ass to run her mouth in 2000 and 2016. She needs to go to the garbage bin. We need to shut Bernie and his rats down which I see is gaining momentum as they keep getting foot in mouth disease.

Things are looking up as Barack and Hillary are back and showing they are the grownups while Bum and the Republicans are showing they haven’t a clue. Our voices have made a difference. Let’s keep going forward together.

 

Oh yeah…Great damn thread…

 

Looks like it’s thread day…Another great thread.

 

I miss Barack Obama…He inspires with his words!

 

Oh please let this be true…It would be a monumental ass whipping…Fuck you Cenk!

 

Holy shit…This is the beginning of the end for Trump…

 

 

I couldn’t resist…LOL

 

 

 

Fuck you Bernie

 

Fire away!

 

 

TGIF!

Morning my antlerded friends… The Pig is in the WH and the worms are in Congress. Need Mueller soon.

My music for the day will be a tribute to Tom Petty.

 

Tweets this morning are going to be aimed at what will eventually get us out of this nightmare…Russia and Trump. Unless I find anything that I can’t resist throwing in. :)

 

If you’re using Kaspersky software on your computer…Get rid of it…NOW…Thread!

There goes the bromance…Bum will have to rely on porn tapes Putin had made that he’s blackmailing Bum with.

 

 

The longer along we get in the investigation of Russia and their collusion with Trump the more that comes out concerning Russia and their espionage…

All kinds of new Russian connections coming out everyday…Makes me think indictments are coming soon.

 

This is bullshit and makes me spitting mad…

Tom and Stevie will forever be linked so the next 2 songs are theirs.

 

Why does Bum need to go…A big reason, right here!

RIP Tom Petty!

 

 

This is your Friday open thread…

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TGIF

Morning meese…Reading “What Happened” is cathartic. I can hear Hillary reading me the words as if she’s with me. It’s truly amazing in that I’ve read a couple 1000 books but never have read one until now where I’ve gotten the feeling that the author was actually reading it to me instead of me just reading. I’ve gotten similar feelings reading some of the books I’ve read before but this is just different and richly rewarding.

From “What Happened”

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. Life is no “brief candle” to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment;and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

So now it’s on to the Bum’s tax plan. His plan to screw all of us and award the 1% becasue they are so demonized.

 

As for the R’s and their terrible try at killing healthcare…

 

Always like listening to Keith’s concise breakdowns…

 

 

Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Bye Roy, you asshole.

 

 

Thread about that Fuckin Bernie and his deplorable berners…

 

Sorry to hear this and hope she beats the cancer…

Great response and tribute from Uncle Joe!

 

 

This is you friday open thread.

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TGIF!

Morning Meese, I got my copy of “What Happened” yesterday. I’ve read the first 30 pages and have gone through all the emotions…Love, hate, compassion, anger, happiness, sadness, optimism..Just in those first pages you can feel Hillary conveying them in her words. Going to be hell getting through this book I can see already. By page 21 I had already had to pull the tissues out. I think it will be cathartic for all of us to read it as I am sure it was for Hillary writing it. I can see by the time I finish I’ll probably be as angry as I’ve ever been by what has been taken from us but hopefully energized to push forward, stronger together.

 

 

The insidious bastards on the right will try anything to ram their crap down our throats…I say bullshit.

 

Go auntie go…The only people that deny your claim are the traitor Repukes.

 

More underhanded bullshit from the right…

 

From her mouth to god’s ear…

 

 

Fuck the Koch brothers!

 

Good thread showing Trump’s words are taken as truth by NK and Kim will play them for all they are worth.

 

I’ll close the thread with a sentiment we can all get behind…

 

My assistant, Miss Hillary, got all tuckered out helping with TGIF.

 

That’s all folks…Fire away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TGIF

Morning meese…

What a week…Irma royally fucked up this week. From worrying I was going to end up like Dorothy spinning around in the air and see Fuckin Bernie on his bicycle to having to deal with the aftermath…All is well though, well except that the Donald and Bernie show is still playing to hoards of assholes.

Hillary has brightened up the week by going into her IDGAF mode and it’s glorious…

Looks like Bernie is getting flack from various sources…YAY!

 

 

 

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TGIF

Morning meese!

 

 

 

 

Well, I guess we’ll find out come Monday if I will still be around or if my MH blows away which will mean I will be living on the beach. Gonna be an abbreviated missive as I’m not really up to doing much. Been getting bombarded about fucking Irma so much if I never hear the name again I’ll be glad.

Enough of my maudlin crap…Tweet’s is all I got.

Short and to the point thread

Love Verrit…Thanks Peter!

Everyone will love this…Hillary spoke last night at Riverside Church in NYC and Becca took pics and gave commentary…

“Manspreading”

Great thread…

Didn’t want to break up the Hillary love but saw this…

To hell with some of these damn men…

Yeah bro…We aren’t going anywhere but for the jugular.

Ah man…Fuck you Bernie and same goes for all the 3rd party voters and Trump voters too.

 

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TGIF

Morning Meese…

With all this talk about healthcare I thought I’d delve into it a little..

Single payer..

There are a few ways that single-payer can work, but at its core it is the government paying for healthcare services through revenue generated via taxation.

Put another way, people who live in a country pay into a pot of money through their taxes. The government then takes this pot of money and pays drugmakers, healthcare facilities, and doctors.

One of the hallmarks of a single-payer system is the ability for the government to have more control over prices.

For instance, in many single-payer systems, the government can negotiate prices for prescriptions drugs since it controls the purse for much of the spending. This makes sense because in the case of the UK, nearly 80% of the healthcare spending comes from the government. So if a drug is not bought by the government, it almost totally closes off the market to a pharmaceutical company. This gives the government a lot of bargaining power.

Payments to healthcare providers, prescription drugs, and other aspects of the system are all subject to price negotiation with the government in single-payer systems.

Across different countries, however, it can take different forms.

 

Canada’s single-payer system is mostly run by provincial and territorial governments, but is funded heavily by the federal government. The federal government also sets baselines of standards for care at the provincial level.

Healthcare spending per capita (2014): $4,728

Out-of-pocket spending per capita (2014): $644

Percent of GDP spent on healthcare (2015): 10.1% (11th-highest among OECD)

Percent of healthcare costs from the government: 69.8%

 

The UK technically has four different national healthcare systems, one for each country that makes up the union, but the general construct is known as the National Health System.

Within the NHS, there is a system of smaller community health boards that help ensure that national standards for care, cost, and efficiency are maintained.

For patients, the NHS is generally “free at the point of use,” meaning that when you go to a hospital or doctor’s office there are no bills or co-pays.

The UK pays for all this using both a specific national insurance tax on people making more than £157 per week and general tax funds to provide 98.8% of the funding for the NHS. The other 1.2% is paid for by out-of-pocket costs for things like prescriptions and dental care. The cost of co-payments for the out of pocket procedures are set by the NHS.

Healthcare spending per capita (2014): $4,094

Out-of-pocket spending per capita (2014): $586

Percent of GDP spent on healthcare (2015): 9.8% (13th-highest among OECD)

Percent of healthcare costs from the government: 79.5%

 

Taiwan’s healthcare system is run through the National Health Insurance Administration and features a premium-based system different from Canada and the UK.

Instead of money taken out of annual taxes, Taiwanese make monthly premium payments based on their payroll income and nonpayroll income. There are also taxes on tobacco and lottery winnings that add money to the system. Premium payments are split between employers, the government, and individuals with adjusted rates based on income levels.

Put another way, instead of taking a chunk of money from overall taxes into the system, the Taiwanese pay a monthly fee from their paychecks that goes directly into the pot.

There is some co-payment and co-insurance that fall on citizens, but these levels are capped based on criteria like the type of sickness or the length of stay in a hospital.

 

There are two types of coverage in Germany: statutory health insurance (SHI), aka sickness funds, and private health insurance (PHI).

As a way to think of it, the SHIs are more like the single-payer government-funded plans like the UK and Canada, while the PHIs operate like the US system. Since there are two groups, this means the country does not qualify as single payer.

SHIs are made up of nonprofit firms that compete to sign up Germans, funded through a premium-based payroll tax split between the worker and their employer and taxes in the German Health Care Fund. SHI insurers are then reimbursed by the government on a risk-adjusted basis (meaning those that have sicker customers get more, while those with a healthier pool get less). There are some co-payments for care under an SHI, but these are fairly low. For instance, co-pays for prescriptions range from five to 10 euros.

Healthcare spending per capita (2014): $5,119

Out-of-pocket spending per capita (2014): $664

Percent of GDP spent on healthcare (2015): 11.1% (4th-highest among OECD)

Percent of healthcare costs from the government: 74%

 

On cost, here’s an article I found. Most of the articles I have found read a lot like this though some seem to think that single payer will drive down the overall quality of care. Some seem to think it will never happen because of the pressure doctors,for profit hospitals, drug companies and insurance companies that have a vested interest will fight to keep it the same as it is now.

Thanks to a landmark study in 2013 by Gerald Friedman, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, we have a solid financial analysis of the costs and benefits of a single-payer national health plan. With NHI, $592 billion would be saved annually by cutting the administrative waste of some 1,300 private health insurers ($476 billion) and reducing pharmaceutical prices to European levels ($116 billion). These savings would be enough to cover all of the 44 million uninsured (at the time of his study) and upgrade benefits for all other Americans, even including dental and long-term care. A single-payer public financing system would be established, similar to traditional (not privatized) Medicare, coupled with a private delivery system. Instead of having to pay the increasing costs of private health insurance, so often with unaffordable deductibles and other cost-sharing, patients would present their NHI cards at the point of service without cost-sharing or other out-of-pocket costs. Care would be based on medical need, not ability to pay.

 

They’re kidding right…What qualifies Nikki Haley as Sec State…Of course I could ask what qualifies anyone in the WH circus.

 

Good thread..

 

 

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