Last Refuge for the Untalented

Rogers C. B. Morton was one of my larger-than-life unsung heroes of the 20th Century. For those of you who don’t remember him let me bring you up to date. Morton was born in Kentucky and migrated to Maryland where he served four terms in Congress, before becoming Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Nixon…


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party US Style

Has anyone else been enjoying our U.S. version of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party like I have? We’re still over a year away from our next presidential election, and the race for the Oval Office is underway in a more-than-usually insane fashion. The formidable British Medical Journal once published an article suggesting the Mad Hatter…


It’s Getting Lonely Under the Bus

You know folks; it’s getting lonely under the bus these days. After Congress threw us geezers under the bus by denying us any increase in our Social Security payments, this year I figured we might have a few of them to share the space with us, since they claimed they were doing the same by…

Health & Medical Political

Medicare Discount Cards: How Congress Screws Seniors Once More

What has 73 different answers to each of thousands of questions and changes its mind weekly? Oh, this is so easy. It’s the new Medicare Discount Card System. You take 40 national and 33 regional discount card companies, each with its own price for 209 different pharmaceuticals, each with its own annual fee, each with…

Health & Medical Political

Remove the Fraud, Greed, Waste, and the Incompetence from our Healthcare System

US Healthcare that is twice as costly as other developed nations that provide Healthcare to all their citizens cannot be fixed unless we define the root cause of the problem. We spend in excess of TWO TRILLION dollars a year on Healthcare in the US. The continued concept of cost shifting and/or throwing taxpayer money…


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