2021: The Life Raft Year

Let’s just say, it was better than the alternative.

Christmas Eve, some old gal…I say old gal, but she was about my age…pretended to ask the woman at the head of the line a question, and then she cut in line, right in front of me and a few people behind me. One could argue that she didn’t see me and made an honest mistake. One could also argue that she was either an idiot or just an asshole. I’m going with asshole.

At any rate, it pretty much ruined my day. She was such a cunt about it. She cuts in line, then starts fucking around on her phone when a slot opened up, making everyone wait for her highness to get her shit together like everybody else. On Christmas Eve.

I wanted to punch her.

While it’s nice to have a sane presidential administration in charge again, the Republicans are still complete assholes and that’s never likely to change.

Like, recently I heard some guy on the radio, a Rush Limbaugh replacement. Very smooth voice, very authoritative, and totally full of shit.

For ten minutes he bashed Biden about the unconstitutionality of a vaccine mandate. For ten minutes after that, he bashed Biden about the Covid fatalities rising so much on his watch.

And that sums them up, the Republicans.

They don’t want to do anything to help, then they blame Biden for nothing getting done.

I hate their fucking guts and I always will.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.

Happy Fucking New Year.

Righteous Rage

My first reaction is to call the Medicare Part D system a joke, but there’s nothing funny about it.

It’s just another corporate scam facilitated by a federal government bought and paid for by big corporations and the rich assholes who own them.

Popped a Corona before writing this. Feeling miffed.

Signed mom up for Medicare Part D with a group called Silverscript. I signed up on the sixth, and they said it would take ten days to get a response, so I blew it off. It seemed like a shoe in. They’re all pass-through bullshit systems.

Well, I was wrong. They sent me a letter on the eleventh, which I didn’t open until the 21st because I didn’t check the mail, which I should have done, but time slips away from you.

Anyway…since she wasn’t enrolled before hand, they were going to charge her a fee, so I called the Silverscript place. They say her account has been wiped clean.

So I got letters from Aetna and AARP, too, saying that she was enrolled in their plans, even though I never did that. After a little web research, I found that Aetna owned Silverscript, so I called Aetna and they said all was well. When I asked for a double certain confirmation, the girl gets on the Medicare site and finds out that it is actually AARP that owns my mom’s Med-D plan.

So that’s the American healthcare system in a nutshell. It’s getting people killed, and those it doesn’t kill, it’s putting a major hardship on them, a hardship that’s completely unnecessary.

But even though it’s not the best plan, I guess we’re covered with AARP and it starts on the first of January.

I should call to double check, but right now I’m so mad my blood is boiling, hence the beer.

A 30-day supply of Xeralto costs $650 without insurance. It’s criminal.

All these companies do is pay the $650, then turn around and bill the US Government, a.k.a. the taxpayers, $845, a 30% markup for doing nothing.

And then the fuckers made it so that the price of drugs can’t be negotiated, like every other country in the world.

There is no reason for all of this bullshit other than the millionaires in the pharma game want their cut of the money, so they’re paying off congress to help them suck it out of the working class. So that means the rest of us have to jump through hoops like trained seals.

It’s so obviously wrong that I can’t wrap my head around it.

Words fail me, because this is so obviously wrong that I can’t believe it’s allowed to continue. I can’t believe we can’t do something to fix it.

Blinded with rage.

Daily Kos is a Shithole

I’m sorry to say that this site will never accomplish anything no matter how much money you throw at it. This site exists in a solipsistic netherworld of egomania and infighting. I’m curious to know how many people sign up to this site and leave after about a month, never to be seen again, because they are driven away by all of the assholes here who undermine confidence and sow discord.”

That’s not a quote, but a pretty accurate paraphrase, and I think that’s what did it. I had written an apolitical diary about a regretful high school incident on the same day, but I can’t imagine being kicked off for that.

Nope, I merely pointed out the obvious.

There are A LOT of perfect assholes on the Daily Kos and for some inexplicable reason, that site protects them.

I think that the site’s owner and operator, Markos Moulitsas, used to be a good guy. Now, he’s just in it for the money. In addition to the few thousand a month he’s getting from subscribers, he’s getting over three million unique views every day, and that transcribes into advertising moolah too.

Plus, when you consider his “valiant” defense of Hillary Clinton and his loathsome mudslinging against Bernie Sanders in 2020, it’s pretty safe to say that the DCCC or some other form of establishment donor is tossing some serious money his way, too.

It would be too tedious to go into great detail, but there are quite a few people on the Daily Kos who will go out of their way to shred you and your ideas in the most…insincere way possible…but they’re playing by the “rules of the road” as the site likes to say, so they get away with it.

It’s sad, and very disappointing, that the left’s allegedly premier website for organizing and planning is nothing but a money-grubbing scam.

But it is.