“I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today.”
–Glenn Beck, Syndicated Radio Host, CNN Journalist and ABC Affiliate
Tip to Glenn: Stay out of Oceanside and particularly away from Camp Pendleton from now on. Marines are a humorless lot at times.
The “health” “plan” from my last job has still not paid any of the claims from February to March of this year.
Today I got a bill from a collection agency for an $800+ charge, now with added interest.
A month ago I spoke to a “rapid resolution expert” at the health plan who was shocked, shocked at the lack of payment and pressed lots of buttons and told me it would be resolved in 30 days.
Nothing was done.
Today I spoke to another “rapid resolution expert” who was even more shocked and promised me a written response in 48 hours and resolution within ten business days. He gave me a magic string of digits which supposedly will make the collection agency back off.
Once again let me observe that I am at the very top of the privilege ladder here, and I’m getting reamed really hard.
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CDC: Artesunate Available to Treat Severe Malaria in the US
I knew they were working on this but I didn’t know it was this close to use here. Good news!
Impersonating the U.S. Government? Yup. False Census mailer? Yup. Official-looking eagle and star logo? Yup. Aimed at seniors? Oh yeah.
This time the Rev. Lou Sheldon, chief huckster of the religious right, has really boned it. I reported it so far to the Census Bureau and the Post Office. Oddly there’s an article from last year about this from the SFGate site but no one is yet in jail.
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I heard a carnival barker-style bellowing ad on the car radio yesterday while listening to the all-news AM station. It was the usual mortgage broker appeal to refinance, this time with the added warning that rates were going up. The ad concluded:
“It’s the biggest no-brainer in the history of Mankind!
The radio monitoring world is nerdy rather than political, and when ideology shows up it’s almost always right-wing: crew-cutted middle-aged white guy thinking. But in general, it’s off the table.
This week, however, Monitoring Times‘ “Utility World” blog asks the interesting question: What happened on June 26?
The short version, for those who TL;DR or aren’t interested in radio geekery: the transmissions being heard indicate either an unusually large exercise, or preparations for war.
We godless liberals have been wasting time on media efforts. Clearly we need submarines.
This just in from Dover Motor Speedway and VISA to my email inbox:
Cup Race at Dover to be named the “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa”
Gosh, the Asburgers at this stadium are delicious. And with the choice, convenience, acceptance, and security of VISA I could make them happen!
via la_lisa, an appeal to save the integrity of chocolate from adulterous chocobusiness scheming.
I’m not a huge fan of cocoa butter myself (hurf white chocolate bleah) but it’s PART OF CHOCOLATE. You can’t replace it with partially hydrogenated neat’s foot oil or something and call it chocolate. It Would Be Wrong.
I BOLGED about it over at buzznet: http://ignatz.buzznet.com/user/journal/191271/ to get the TEENS involved.
Yes, this is weak stupid bourgeois activism. I’m a suburban white kid who likes to cook. Go stuff it.