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Proving Stupidity is Contagious!

Browsing Posts published in October, 2010

I’m absolutely sick and tired about reading and hearing people complain that as Cablevision subscribers they cannot get FOX 5 or My9! Here’s a new flash for you idiots, those channels are FREE! All you have to do is buy a digital converter and a 2 way digital audio converter.

Going a step further why in the hell do cable providers have to pay a fee to public television stations in the first place? It’s now going into day 13 and what will ultimately wind up happening is that Fox and Cablevision which reach an agreement and Cablevision in turn will increase subscription fees in order to not cut into their profit margin. Of course, Cablevision subscribers will bitch and moan but will pay the higher fee………..

Nothing sells better than fear and this company is trying to corner the market.  What’s the fear? Hunger and possible starvation. What are they selling? Emergency supplies of freeze dried food.  In the event of a 2nd Katrina, you can have 2 week’s worth of freeze dried food for the super low price of $199.99 with their Emergency Pack. Best of all, the food is great tasting and on average only needs 1 cup of water to prepare.

However, in case something catastrophic happens you’ll need much more than a measly 2 week supply of food. Luckily they also offer a long term Emergency Food Supply Option.  For those of you who like to live in fear and would like to have the ultimate in peace of mind you can purchase a 2,528 entrée package for the price of $6,299.99. Wow, only $2.49 for a delicious gourmet freeze dried meal that only needs on average 1 cup of water.   I need to sign up ASAP but I won’t as I’m not mentally challenged.

Why would you be mentally challenged for signing up Food Insurance? Well, what if you only purchase a 2 week emergency pack and the “emergency” lasts 4 months? There are different factors to take into consideration to arrive at an actual date of when you can possibly starve to death but ultimately a person should be able starve to death within 4 months.  Congratulations, you just blew $199.99 plus any applicable tax and shipping to make sure you live for an extra 2 weeks before you starve to death.

Now let’s take a look at the ultimate in idiocy; the Emergency Food Supply Option. Why is it idiotic? Let’s say you’re single and purchase the ultimate 2,528 entrée’s. If you limit yourself to one meal a day you should be able to eat for a little under 7 years and all you need is on average 1 measly cup of water. This catastrophic event has somehow decimated the food supply but luckily there’s plenty of water.  Surely, there is no way that the water supply would be affected as well.  If such a catastrophic event did happen you would need the following to happen to assure survival!

  1. You need to survive the event.
  2. Your freeze dried food supply storage area would have to survive. The supply must be kept in a cool, dry place where the temperature does not go above 75 degree for a prolonged amount of time. Surely, these ideal conditions can be met in a catastrophe.
  3. You’ll need 158 gallons or more of water in order to consume all meals.
  4. You need to have the ability to watch other survivors starve to death.

So what do you think about Food Insurance? Am I a mentally challenged idiot for thinking that I would have to be a mentally challenged idiot for not getting it?


Stop Wasting Money! Vote Redlich for Governor!!!!

Stop Wasting Money! Vote Redlich for Governor!!!!

Albany is need of a major overhaul and I feel strongly that Warren Redlich is the man for the job. If you watched the debate last night you will have found him to be well spoken and having a clear and concise answer to the questions raised.

When he called out Andrew Cuomo on all the special interest money he received for his campaign or how Cuomo is running on how transparent government should be when he has a $50,000 contribution that cannot be traced, Cuomo simply ignored him.

When Redlich called out Paladino on how he contributed to both Democrats and Republicans prior to running for office in order to play both sides of the fence, Paladino had no answer and was left speechless for a good 30 seconds.

Cuomo and Paladino do not have the solutions to the problems that plague New York. Warren Redlich has real solutions to our problems.

If the main stream media would give Warren Redlich the same coverage provided to Cuomo and Paladino I’m certain that Warren Redlich would be well ahead in the polls.

For those of you in New York State that truly want to see change in Albany, the choice is obvious. The choice is Warren Redlich.

To familiarize yourself with Warren Redlich please visit www.WRedlich.com.

Vote Redlich for Governor!

Mr. Warren Redlich

Mr. Warren Redlich

You come to the U.S.A at the age of 13 in 1956. You are one of the older children so it’s your responsibility to help provide for the family. This means that earning an honest day’s pay takes precedence over education. As such, you drop out of school so you can work and help the family.

You meet a woman and fall in love. Shortly after marriage you are happy to learn that you will be a father. Best of all, your wife is pregnant with twin boys. You were expecting a child not children so you take another job to save in order to provide. Your apartment is okay but not in the best of neighborhoods. You always knew this but with 2 children on the way you do not want them to live in the area that you have lived so you take another job and save enough money to you can purchase a home in a better neighborhood. You don’t make a lot of money but you know if you keep doing what you’re doing you will save enough money so that your down payment will provide you with a mortgage payment that can be paid. You know that it won’t be easy but you forge ahead.

You twin boys are now 6 and the time has come to buy your home. You’re tired of the drugs and gangs that inhabit your neighborhood and are glad that your family will no longer have to deal with living in these conditions. The house is in decent shape but needs a lot of work. Your fine with it as you know have a good paying job that will provide but things will be tight. It’s a nice place to live and it’s convenient. Schools, transportation, church and shopping are located within a few blocks in either direction.

Your wife wasn’t supposed to be able to have any more children with the difficulties in giving birth to twins. She had become pregnant a few times after giving birth but miscarried each time. SURPRISE!!!!!!! Your wife is pregnant. You have two children and a wife and although you make a decent living you wonder how in the world will you be able to provide for another child? You know that your wife cannot stand miscarrying again so you hope and pray that all will be okay. All is okay. You are now the proud father of a bouncing baby boy.

The neighborhood is changing. It used to be such a nice place to live. What happened? Everything you thought you left behind seems to be following you. The wheels of your car were stolen right in front of your own house! Drugs are crime surround you. You feel helpless. You can’t pick up and move as you simply can’t afford it. You hope that you raised your children to make the right decisions and be able to keep themselves from the temptation and influence that surround them each day.

BAD NEWS!!!! Your wife has been ill before but was able to beat breast cancer. She hasn’t been feeling well lately so she goes to the doctor. She learns that she has bone cancer and its spreading fast. It appears that the radiation treatment she received when battling breast cancer has contributed and may very well be the cause of this cancer. One of your children has developed a horrible drug habit and has stolen enough money from you that you really don’t know what to do. He’s your son and your wife is going to die. You’ve already lost both of your parents and 4 of your siblings. You feel totally helpless and start taking each day one day at a time.

Your wife has been admitted to a hospice and is given a few months to live. You go to work every day and on the way home go to the hospice to sit at her bedside and talk. Your youngest son has just graduated from college and is having a hard time dealing with his brother and his mother’s circumstances. You worry about him but know that your oldest child is there to help him through.

Your wife’s friend has been great. She often goes with you to see your wife. She has always been a good friend to both you and your wife. She’s a good person with a tremendous heart and although she doesn’t have much she is always willing to give and provide a helping hand. You begin to develop feelings for her as she develops feelings for you.
It is now what seems to be a normal day lately. Your wife is no longer able to speak and is in constant pain but you are there for her as you have been each day for the last 6 months. You are in her room with your youngest son and your brother. Your son knows the end is near and you don’t know what to say to him. He kisses his mother good night and leaves for the 20 minute drive back to his apartment. About 10 minutes later you look at your wife to realize that it appears she has stopped breathing. You call the nurse. When the nurse arrives they check her pulse but you don’t need to hear what you already know. You wife has passed………….

It’s about a year and a half later. It’s a normal day and you’re sitting in your recliner watching TV. You hear the front door open and in walks in your two sons. It’s a bit odd considering it’s not only late but the middle of the week as well. Your youngest sits down on the couch with tears in his eyes while your oldest begins to speak. You knew that if your middle son didn’t straighten himself out he would wind up either in jail or dead. Your middle son didn’t straighten himself and he isn’t in jail.

It’s been a hard life lately and you want to know what happiness feels like again. You decide you want to remarry and you do just that. Life is going good and you have 3 grandchildren but you are having difficulty in adjusting to retirement. You weren’t sure if you would ever make retirement but you did. You always enjoyed working on cars so you decide to buy a few clunkers and fix them up. On other days you go fishing by yourself or with a neighbor. Yeah life has thrown you a few curveballs but you managed to get by.

You’re a bit tired and decide that it’s time to go to sleep. Your wife hates when you come to bed late at night and knew you would be doing just that tonight so she goes to sleep in one of the spare bedrooms so you won’t wake her. You make your way up the stairs and into your bedroom. As you enter your bedroom you feel a pain like you have never felt before. You have no control of your body and fall to the floor. You cannot speak and you cannot move. You lay on the floor for what seems like an eternity before your wife awakens to find you. She calls an ambulance and you’re on the way to the hospital.

You are in the emergency room and you keep trying to get up but you can’t. You can’t move half your body and you can’t talk. You wife, brother and youngest son are in the room and talking to doctors. You’ve suffered a terrible stroke and the doctors don’t know if you will make it another day. You survive but you never are able to move your right arm or walk again. You try to speak but the only words that make it out of your mouth sound like gibberish. You are now bound to a wheel chair for the rest of your days.

Your wife could have left but she cares for you when your nurse aides leave for the day. She and the boys just don’t get along. You see both sides of the argument but are powerless to do anything about it. Everything you have ever worked for is soon to be for nothing. You think back to when you visited your father and his death bed when he apologized for not being able to leave you and your siblings with anything. You aren’t rich but have a few things. You have a JEEP that you restored, a motor home that was supposed to take you and your first wife across the country when you retired. You have a truck that you wanted for quite some time, an investment property and the home that you struggled to purchase so long ago.

The cost to pay for your care far exceeds your retirement income. Your motor home is now gone along with your investment property. Your life savings is flowing from your accounts like water. The only assistance available is for people who have nothing, not people who have something that will be left with nothing. You sit in your living room, unable to walk, move and speak and think about what you had, what you have and what will be left when it’s all said and done. You think about the past and the good times but today you simply sit and await the inevitable.

This is not a story about the American Dream nor is this a story of happiness. It’s nothing more than a True American Story.

I was thinking about this a few days ago. It’s no secret the economy is in the dumps and there are thousands of people who are unable to gain employment. With this in mind I started thinking about how society could make a positive change in the lives of many. The cost? $1 a month.

Food, shelter and clothing are the basic necessities of life. Say you have a guy who has a wife and three kids. He purchased a home and had a mortgage payment that he could afford. His company closes their doors and he is now unable to find employment. After some time he’s able to find a job but each month is now a struggle. How much better would his life and the lives of his family be if he didn’t have to worry about that mortgage payment each month?

Let’s say that mortgage payment is $1500 per month. With that $1500 per month not an expense each month that’s $1500 a month that can be used for groceries, clothing and savings.
There are over 300,000,000 million people in the U.S.A. If only 2,000,000 people each month said “Here’s $1 to help a family” that’s $2,000,000 per month that could be used to change the lives of people. How many of course would depend on each families circumstances but let’s say 10 people per month who owe $200,000 on their homes. That would be 120 families a year that would no longer have to worry about their mortgages.

Sounds good to me in theory but the problem is that how many people would actually donate $1 per month for such a cause. How many people wouldn’t simply because of the question “What’s in it for me?” How about knowing that your measly $1 per month or $12 a year could help change the lives of few hundred people per year? I know I would donate $1 per month, how about you?