Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I want to hide in the family room with Myrna Loy movies and braunschweiger for the rest of my life.

In this post: Old Pencil Neck.

My final Howdygram post for the month of April will focus on three distinct and important topics: 1) another Putz of the Week; 2) I’m running the dishwasher; and 3) I can’t think of anything else. The first item appears below; items 2 and 3 should be self-explanatory. Thank you.

So here’s our latest Putz. It’s Governor Rick Scott of Florida — also known as “Old Pencil Neck” — who’s certifiably the dumbest politician in the United States. Scott’s never-ending statewide search for Obamacare horror stories was thwarted today at a senior center in Boca Raton, where residents flat-out contradicted his Tea Party horseshit and scare tactics about the Affordable Care Act because senior citizens in south Florida are Jewish liberals who voted for President Obama. Rick Scott is apparently too stupid to stage a simple political photo op without the entire hoo-hah blowing up in his very scary face.
“As I travel the state and I listen to seniors they tell me stories about how their plans are being changed, how they are losing their doctors, the coverage is changing, and so what I’m here to do is just hear your stories,” Scott said. Except what he heard from the group didn’t exactly align with his pre-conceived conclusions and the typical Republican bile. When Scott asked one woman if she’d seen any changes in her Medicare Advantage coverage, she responded “Not really.” A man said he was “very happy” with his coverage. Another woman said she and her husband are “very pleased.” Another man reported “no problems.”

Ruthlyn Rubin, 66, of Boca Raton, lectured the governor that people who are too young for Medicare need the health coverage they get from Obamacare or else everybody ends up paying for their care when they get sick or injured and end up in the hospital. She added that people were appalled by Social Security at first, too, and with Medicare when it came out. In other words, SHUT THE HELL UP AND LEAVE OBAMACARE ALONE.

In case you need a little background on Governor Asshat, before running for governor he was a healthcare executive responsible for the biggest case of Medicare fraud in the nation’s history, and during his four years in office Scott has: 1) already tried to open up Florida’s wildlife refuges to recreational camping; 2) suggested eliminating all funding for treatment of the mentally ill, which could explain why George Zimmerman is still on the loose; 3) refused federal dollars to expand Medicaid coverage for poor sick people; and 4) passed a law requiring drug tests for welfare and food stamp recipients that costs more money than the state spends on welfare. The testing company is owned by Scott’s wife.

Holy mother of crap.

Stories like this are so frustrating I want to hide in the family room with Myrna Loy movies and braunschweiger for the rest of my life.

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