Archive for September, 2009
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Washington, D.C., September 29, 2009 (Satire Commentary by eGrumps)
With the Commanding General in Afghanistan, on 60 Minutes, saying he had only talked to the President once, President Obama requested that the General meet him in Copenhagen to discuss Afghanistan. While he was in Copenhagen to discuss Chicago’s bid to host the Olympics, he felt sure he could fit some time in to talk to the General.
The President’s staff requested that he not wear his uniform since it would put America in a bad light with the Olympic Committee. (more…)
Saturday, September 26th, 2009
A few of Murphy’s Laws:
eGrumps Law: Compared to eGrumps, Murphy is a genius”.
Murphy’s Comment: “For once I agree with that idiot, eGrumps. He’s smarter than I thought.”
Murphy’s Law of Thermodynamics: Everything gets worse under pressure.
Murphy’s Constant: Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.
Some of Murphy’s Technology Laws:
Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.
Logic is a systematic way of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
All great discoveries are made by mistake.
If it is not in the computer, it doesn’t exist.
Any given program when running is obsolete.
Work smarder and not harder and be careful of yor speling.
A failure will not appear until the product has passed final inspection.
Murphy’s Law of Construction: Don’t force it, get a larger hammer.
Murphy’s Law of Divine Intervention: The success of any venture will be helped by payer, even in the wrong denomination.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
In all the debate about who has health insurance, who does not, why he or she does or does not have health insurance- eGrumps submits the wrong question is being asked.
The basic issue is whether some are not getting adequate health care, not who has medical insurance or not, and if they are not, what can be done about it.
I believe the overwhelming majority of people are getting adequate health care under our present system, although that is not based upon any statistical analysis – assuming you can define what is “adequate” health care in the first place. People are not dying in the streets – people are not getting thrown out of emergency rooms. People are getting medical treatment, even if they can’t afford it, and may have to go into debt to pay for it – but I believe it is, in the main, available.
If the question is framed that way – not whether or not they have, or can get, health insurance – but whether they are, or not, getting “adequate” treatment, the solution is much easier to find without destroying America’s medical system. More clinics, anyone, for the less advantaged (to use a politically correct term). There are other things that can be done, but that’s far beyond the scope of this comment.
All I’m suggesting is that the debate should be refocused.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
In the drive to get Obamacare enacted in some form, President Obama in his speach, said the 30,000,000 “cannot” get health insurance. Peter Orszag, head of the Office of Management and Budget, said that figure was based upon “Census Bureau data.”
Wrong, wrong, wrong – the Census Bureau does not report who “cannot” get health insurance. It reports only on the number of people who do not have health insurance. It is a rather big leap to say that merely because one does not have health insurance, the lack of health insurance was based on the fact that it was unattainable.
The 30,000,000 figure may, or may not be, accurate – but it is certainly not supported by Census Bureau data. Perhaps it would not be amiss for the Washington Press Corps, to keep its somewhat tarmished integrity intact, might ask the President’s Press Secretary where that figure came from.
One would think that passing such important legislation should be based on accurate figures, not misrepresented figures, whether such misrepresentation was intentional or not.
Monday, September 21st, 2009
This was “borrowed” from www.pithycomment.com. It’s worth repeating:
When you think of the debt the next generation must pay off, it is no wonder a baby yells when it is born.
Friday, September 18th, 2009
Washington, D. C. , September 18, 2009 (Commentary by eGrumps)
When eGrumps was young, sometime in the Middle Ages, his Mother used to say to him when he exaggerated, or(gasp!) even lied to her, that he was full of prunes. I don’t know the derivation of that phrase, I can only guess what it means, and it certainly isn’t used today – except by we old Geezers. – but it seems appropriate to apply it to the comments of President Obama, ex-President Carter and Speaker Pelosi .
President Obama has said that those opposed to ObamaCare have “misinformation,” their concerns are “false” and are based upon “demagoguery,” (more…)
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
eGrumps favorite (often ignored by eGrumps): When all else fails, read the instructions.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Every solution breeds new problems.
After all is said and done, a hell-of-a lot more is said than done.
If mathematically you end up with a wrong answer, try multiplying by the page number.
All things are possible, except skiing through a revolving door.
If it is not in the computer, it doesn’t exist.
“MURPHY WAS AN IDIOT” — (Mrs. Murphy)
Saturday, September 12th, 2009
Washington, D.C. September 13, 2009 (Commentary by eGrumps)
President Obama has stated that by cutting out all of the waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare program, enough will be saved to pay for ObamaCare, no matter what form ObamaCare will take. A careful review of the facts by eGrumps has concluded that if eGrumps is kicked out of the Medicare program, enough waste (not abuse or fraud, certainly) will be eliminated to pay for ObamaCare in 2012. The fact that ObamaCare does not start until 2013 shows just how smart our President is.
After initially feeling that the goal of a revenue neutral ObamaCare was not realistic, a careful review by eGrumps has concluded that it is well within reach. If all of eGrumps friends, whose lives have been complete wastes, are kicked out of Medicare, ObamaCare will be solvent for generations.
It is a win/win situation for America.
Monday, September 7th, 2009
Washingto, D. C. September 7, 2009
In response to President Obama’s speech to the Little Tykes of America (aka school children), eGrumps has been asked to address them in their classrooms, the same as the President is going to do. I have been advised by the organizing committee that I am free to say what I want without fear of retribution from the IRS, the FBI, the CIA, the NIC, the White House Press Corps or the U. S. Marines. . No holds are to be barred and nothing will be off limits in my talk. Like the U S Constitution says, I will have Freedom of Speech. I’ve been working on my presentation. Right now I am having a bit of trouble deciding on the proper attire. like whether I should wear a tie or not. I am mindful of the old saying that no one has ever had a constructive thought with a noose around his neck.
The only thing that is still up in air is the time of my presentation. It will be sometime between five o’clock and eight o’clock Saturday night. I’m told it is Prime Time.
Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
Sacramento, CA, September 2, 2009 (Commentary by eGrumps)
Administrative Alert: Because of the save-the-environment-from-imminent-disaster movement eGrumps has decided to twiterize this report. Abbreviations will be used to save letters. Since letters are soon to be declared an endangered species, eGrumps wants to get ahead of the curve. The eGrumps Editorial Board decided it was not feasible to limit the number of letters used, like Twitter, but that was no reason not to try to economize by being, as much as possible, environmentally friendly without confusing its readers. For example, the Board decided that CGASDTRC (California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (hereafter “Gov”)decided to release convicts) would be fairly incomprehensible so the site could not go totally green despite its obvious benefits. That was no reason, however, they felt not to try to eliminate letters where possible). EGrumps with his less-than compassionate approach to life, stated “If anyone has any trouble understanding the abbreviations ‘Live With It.’”)
eGrumps Commentary: At a secret meeting of the grand bozos who run California (now know as The Great Insolvent State of California (hereafter “GISOC”) a unique plan was devised, rooted in contemporary history to (i) reduce the number of prisons, (ii) release, and clear, a substantial number of prisoners from overcrowded prisons, and (iii) not incidentally, save the GISOC a substantial amount of money. (more…)