Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wordless Wednesday-Showing Love

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I Don't Give A Bleep About- Breast Milk Icecream

Ben an Jerry turned this flavor down. I wonder It appears PETA (my favorite self-righteous group) has decided that the natural way to go in eating ice cream is by using "breast milk." According to a recent Time Magazine article, Peta is asking Ben and Jerry, the ice cream maker to begin using breast milk in its products instead of cow's milk, saying it would reduce the suffering of cows and calves and give ice cream lovers a healthier product.

Okay, what suffering of cows and calves? Does the group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) know how ice cream is made? Last time I heard, one did not KILL a cow or baby calf t make ice cream. I swear, everyone has a darn cause. They actually wrote a letter to Ben and Jerry and told them that milking cows is an act of cruelty.

Okay, so why you don't talk to the folks in the hills of Switzerland that milk goats? So is goat milking more acceptable then cow milking? I think Peta is full of "sour milk"

I didn't breast feed my kid for one simple reason...DARNIT ..IT HURT!! So who would subject themselves to the "breast pump" to add this "special flavor"to ice cream.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I Don't Give a Bleep About-HMO's

A health maintenance organization (HMO) is a type of managed care organization (MCO) that provides a form of health care coverage in the United States that is fulfilled through hospitals, doctors, and other providers with which the HMO has a contract. The main purpoe of this organization (and I use that word loosely).

OKay so why am I going into this brief description, because anyone that has to deal with and HMO knows it has some crazy guidelines. I have a friend and I use to have this as well, whose company issues FSA's (Flexible Spending Account).

This will generally allow an employee to set aside a portion of his or her earnings to pay for their medical expenses but often for dependent care or other expenses. Money deducted from your paycheck into and FSA is not subject to payroll taxes, resulting in a substantial payroll tax savings.

Okay, this was suppose to (years ago) be this simple way to expedite and assist people get medical care. I don't know about you guys, but I watch the discussions (debates) about the Health Care issues (and the proposed solutions) because not everything is as it seems.

Okay back to my girlfriend. Well, she has a PCP (primary care physician), who gave her a referral to a specialist. Well, it appears that she was NOT told the HMO guidelines DID NOT cover that type of care. So here it is months and months later (and I do mean months) that she gets this whopping ass bill from the health care provider.

Now when she tries to get in contact with her PCP, well it appears he is no longer her PCP. She has been dished off to someone else in the HMO Coverage area. She was never notified. I know cause this girl is so organized, she alphabitizes the rice grains in the daggone box.

Then she learns that they (her company) changed from Aetna to Kaiser. So she starts gathering facts(like she is the lawyer in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) to take to the benefits office in her job, when she gets a call from Kaiser who tells her that they sent the "wrong" paperwork to the billing office. So that should of settled it right? Nope! Now she has to fill out "more paperwork" to get that corrected. In the "meantime" can she just PAY THE BILL and the money will be REFUNDED after they get her paperwork.

....and you wonder why I don't give a bleep about HMO's.

I Don't Give a Bleep About-The DMV

Yes I am about to rant on my least favorite State Workers-The Department of Motor Vehicles. It doesn't matter what state you are in these folks (for some reason) are rude. I know it can be a challenging job but that does not excuse someone from common courtesy.

I filled out my daughters identification card form (she has a disability), paid for it. She took the pictures the whole nine yards and here it is 3 months (not two, but three months later), I am still arguing with them about why I didn't receive it.

It seem sometimes nice folks don't get a break, everyone mistakes kindness for stupidity. Okay, well finally I found one of the supervisors who was willing to take that extra round to make sure everything was okay. She investigated and it appears the screw up was on my post office side. They received the application but the carrier placed the identification in the wrong mail slot (hence I didn't get it). Luckily, the person turned (surrendered) it back in to the DMV department.

Okay, then would it NOT have been in your computer system. So, after finding this out, I went "Back" to the original person (who I had been dealing with for months) and inquired if they had different systems why she didn't see it. You know what the "hefer" told me? I thought you already knew it was returned. what? See some folks will make you lose your religion.

Whew..okay I feel much better now.

Monday, October 6, 2008

I Don't Give A Bleep About-Women who don't shave their arms

My girlfriends say I am crazy. (well I am but that is another story for another day). Women, I know it might be "fashionable" in some countries but PULEEEEEEEEEEEZE shave your arm pits. Thank God for weather change. I had to endure some sight this summer that made my eyelashes curl.

Did I mention the "caked on deodrant?" Hey, does anyone remember "creme sachet?" My granny swore by that stuff. She used to use the creme deodrants as well. However, when you sweat that stuff got drippy.

I am writing this because I saw a lady today whose underarm look like she had "Buckwheat in a headlock."

It was rough.

I Don't Give A Bleep About-Skid Marks

Yes you are reading right, my latest rant is about men who do not wash their "neither regions" properly. Now, you might say, this is quite a disgusting thing to address, but no more "strange" then people who act forget to use the "facilities," but do not wash their hands. Can say DOUBLE EWWWW!!

I have a boy (well a man now) who I taught that importance of "hygiene." So why OH LAWD WHY? do I have to do the laundry and THERE IT IS THE DREADED (everyone gasp now.....SKID MARK!!) The true sign of you did not use the WET ONES on the sink (right next to the toilet).

To some of you this may be the "forbidden Fruit" topic, but for me and my box of Tide, it is a sad thing.