JUST IN ...My highlighted emphasis added... if only to demonstrate the title of this post. Or: we be almost completely screwed. Why does this NOT surprise me? Altogether now: Heh!Democrats, realizing the success of the President's "Cash For Clunkers" rebate program, have revamped a major portion of their National Health Care Plan.President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Sen. Reid are expected to make this major announcement at a joint news conference later this week. I have obtained an advanced copy of the proposal which is named...."CASH FOR CODGERS" and it works like this... Couples wishing to access health care funds in order to pay for the delivery of a child will be required to turn in one old person. The amount the government allocates will be fixed according to a sliding scale. Older and more prescription dependent codgers will garner the highest amounts.Special "Bonuses" will be paid for those submitting codgers in targeted groups, such as smokers, alcohol drinkers, persons 10 pounds over their government prescribed weight, and any member of the Republican Party.Smaller bonuses will be given for codgers who consume beef, soda, fried foods, potato chips, lattes, whole milk, dairy products, bacon, Brussel sprouts, or Girl Scout Cookies.All codgers will be rendered totally useless via toxic injection. This will insure that they are not secretly resold or their body parts harvested to keep other codgers in repair.
Apropos of the post below... we're just in from an abbreviated Happy Hour, which we held on the shady-side of El Casa Móvil De Pennington. I don't often sit on the shady-side as it's in close proximity to my neighbor and I don't want to intrude on his privacy. But sometimes extreme conditions call for extreme measures... which is to say we really wanted (needed?) a beer and a cigar. Today's Happy Hour was quite pleasant, actually. It's almost cool outside at the moment and the (ahem) breeze was quite nice. To a point, of course.