Well, you may recognize the header as one that I used last year, about this time, and surprisingly, I’m using it for the same reason. You may remember that this past January I had surgery on my knee and ended up with a partial knee replacement. I don’t know if I mentioned it at the time or not, probably not, but about 1% of those partials fail. And guess what! Impish Dragon is a one-percenter!!!! Wooo Hooo! One out of a hundred baby! That’s me!
Okay, well the bottom line is that on Monday, 16 December, I’ll be going back into surgery for a full knee replacement. Yes, there will be an issue next week…and hopefully, the week after, although they may be a little light on the sparkling commentary I know you have all grown to expect and look forward to in my little endeavors presented here.
I will keep our dear compatriot Lethal Leprechaun informed of what is going on and I’m sure he will in-turn, inform all of you. That is, if the poor guy is healthy by then. Please send up some prayers for him and his dear Molly. They are on the mend, but speeding it up a little getting better can only help.
Okay, so you have the info that I have so why don’t we jump right in and…
Now this is some wicked cool technology! This British Airways billboard in London is an amazing technical achievement! It uses cutting-edge surveillance gear to track planes flying overhead. The little boy’s finger points exactly to the moving plane! What a brilliant ad campaign! Courtesy of a little digital magic, the young man in this poster really does know when it’s a British Airways plane. And that really is the actual flight number and where it’s flying in from.
I love Christmas lights! They remind me of…
“the people who voted for Obama…”
A short essay, but makes a really good point. It’s probably too late to do anything about it now, but it still pisses me off. Read on, and then we’ll talk some more:
Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.
Read that again.Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government.
Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back.If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98.
If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit!If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.
Another thing – if someone died in their 50’s or before, they never withdrew one cent of their social security money that they paid into all their lives – so that money just went up in smoke?
THE FOLKS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PULLED OFF A BIGGER PONZI SCHEME THAN BERNIE MADOFF EVER DID.
Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance!Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!Remember Congressional benefits? — free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days.
Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?We’re “broke” and we can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, Turkey,Egypt and Pakistan.
Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!And they can’t help our own citizens in New York and New Jersey!They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money.
Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?It was never supposed to be part of the general fund.
Crazy or cool? Well, if he crashes he’s crazy, if he makes it….he’s still friggin’ crazy!
Anybody remember Penn & Teller’s program on Showtime called Bullshit? Here’s an episode that REALLY hit home. Thanks to Karl (K²) who says:
MUST watch! We are a bunch of pretentious sophisticated fools.
If your grew up drinking from a water hose or irrigation ditch as I did you or if you want to save some $$ YOU will certainly enjoy this.
If you have time take a look at this. Good for a laugh. Pass it on to all your bottled water friends.
A comedic look at our bottled water dependencies and some troubling conclusions…
I found this an extremely interesting article. Direct from the Kim Komando web site
Without further ado, here is a list of the 10 best and 10 worst cities and towns for Internet speed.
The 10 Best
Where we are on the list:
The 10 Worst
View the complete list in Google Docs.
A man goes into the hospital for a vasectomy. Before the procedure a very attractive nurse comes in and takes his vitals, then tells him to take all of his clothes off. When he is fully undressed she instructs him to lie down on the table. The man obeys. The nurse then takes all of her clothes off and climbs on top and has her way with him. Upon the completion of the act the man catches his breath and asks what that was all about. The nurse informs the patient that studies have shown that before a vasectomy if the man has an ejaculation, he will be more relaxed and that the Vas Deferens is easier for the surgeon to locate and sever, thereby making the surgery safer, more efficient and quicker. The nurse then wheels the patient to the operating room. While they are going down the hall the patient looks through a window to the right and sees six men in a room masturbating. Curious, the man asks “What are they doing in there”? The nurse responds: “They’re getting vasectomies too, but you have Blue Cross and they have Obama Care.”
When I go to casinos, the most ridiculous sign I see is the one that says….”If you have a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER. ” So, I call them and say, “I have an ace and a six. The dealer has a seven. What do I do??”
A mother in law said to her son’s wife when their baby was born: “I don’t mean to be rude but he doesn’t look anything like my son.” The daughter-in-law lifted her skirt and said: “I don’t mean to be rude either, but this is a pussy …not a fucking photo-copier.”
On a bitterly cold winters morning a husband and wife in
Edmonton were listening to the radio during breakfast.
They heard the announcer say, “We are going to have 8 to
10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the
even-numbered side of the street, so the Snow ploughs can
get through.”So the good wife went out and moved her car.
A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the
radio announcer said, “We are expecting 10 to 12 inches
of snow today.
You must park your car on the odd numbered side of the
street, so the snow ploughs can get through.”
The good wife went out and moved her car again.
The next week they are again having breakfast,when the
radio announcer says, “We are expecting12 to 14 inches
of snow today. You must park….” Then the electricity
The good wife was very upset, and with a worried look on
her face she said, “I don’t know what to do. Which side
of the street do I need to park on so the snow ploughs
can get through?”
Then with the love and understanding in his voice that
all married men exhibit, the husband
replied, “Why don’t you just leave the car in the garage
The NFL bans a commercial because it violates their guns and ammo policy…but…well, watch the commercial and the NRAs commentary afterward and tell me what YOU think!