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I was in the ER last month when I was found passed out in the shower...

then went back to the ER the next night when I felt the same symptoms. They found my pulse and blood glucose way too high, but otherwise OK, and I was released in the mornings. Got an envelope from the hospital a couple of days later, but it was just a survey about how well they did. Just got the bill in the mail, though.

It was not itemized, just the total of $18,000 and change.

18 grand! You woulda thought I got a brake job on my Mercedes. But, it appears Medicare bargained that down to around 8 grand and paid about $7,000 of that.

So, from $18,000, I owe them a little over a thousand. Although grateful that I don't owe them the whole thing, the absurdity of it all astounds me.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Tue Jan 14, 2020, 01:51 PM (64 replies)

This bullshit drives me up a wall. It was only a little less than three years ago...

that 65 million Americans voted for a woman.

Actually voted. Didn't just say they would on a poll.

And that was Hillary, with a ton of baggage they tried to crucify her with. And no one knew just how bad Trump would be.

Get Warren or Harris up there compared to Trump in a real election and you bet your damn ass Americans will vote for a woman.

(OK, Klobuchar, too, but she does look like a lost cause at this point. Maybe Veep?)

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sun Jul 21, 2019, 09:15 PM (0 replies)

I've been wondering how Trump can impose tariffs all by his little ol' self, since...

the Constitution says right there, in black and white, that only Congress can do that.

Well, I found the answer. And just as I suspected Congress fucked up and gave the power away.

Most articles about this are from last year, when he first started this crap, and here's one of the better ones:

https://www.vox.com/2018/3/8/17097206/trump-tariffs-congress

Here's a conservative take on the whole mess:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/tariffs-congress-handed-president-power-to-levy/

Don't snort because it's National Review-- this article makes sense. If you really can't help gagging at NR, just think of the stopped clock,

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sun Jun 2, 2019, 08:31 PM (3 replies)
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