If you're like me and have Dish for your tv service, you don't have FOX "News" right now. And if you're really like me, you might not know it because you have them blocked, or at least not on your favorites list.
Apparently, the weasels of FOX want more cash from their distributors, and Dish has not yet complied and so has temporarily dropped them (like they did earlier this year, much more annoyingly, with my beloved TCM and god help me, TOON network). And that provides an opportunity for a laugh, if you're feeling bored.
Family. People you’re close to due to a commonality of blood, not ideology. I was going to say something pithy like that to start this diary. But instead I’ll just say it’s Memorial Day. And today I am thinking about my aunt.
My aunt died in February. Suddenly, terrifyingly. She was 77. In great shape (far better than me, as she loved to point out.) She worked out three times a week, walked her neighbors’ dogs two miles at a lick, mowed her own lawn and could pack a van with antique furniture better than any Teamster.
She was the product of a 1930s childhood, a repressed and perhaps even abused child who married because everyone said she should, then rebelled, and spent most of her life as a single working woman. She was tough, independent, a strong believer in secularism and women’s rights. She was also, contrary to her own best interests, a Republican.
My Avon lady (a good democrat) frequently forwards me the right-wing emails she gets (that no one i know would dare send me) ....usually i do a quick web search and debunk them for her...and usually she sends the debunking back up the line and feels relieved.
But this is a new one -- seems fresh. I am not even sure what is being implied, other than there is some cover-up where the white house stopped the military from interceding during the killing of our diplomat....I don't know enough about it to respond -- which I want to do to keep this from gathering steam so close to the election. (My Avon lady knows and mass-emails a lot of people)
Details below the orange pig-in-blanket.
It made the rounds in 2010. Now it's been given a nasty "election 2012" update...
Tonight I got this from my sweet senior citizen (and dem voter) avon lady...
When does your home become part of your health care? After 2012! HOME SALES TAX
I thought you might find this interesting, -- maybe even SICKENING!
The National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to get it repealed, -- before it takes effect.
But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to take billions from unsuspecting homeowners.
Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it? That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen?
It's in the health care bill, -- and it goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could it be so that it doesn’t come to light until after the 2012 elections? So, this is “change you can believe in”?
Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% sales tax.
If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This bill is set to catch the retiring generation, -- who often downsize their homes.
Does this make your November, 2012 vote more important?
Oh, you weren't aware that this was in the ObamaCare bill? Guess what; you aren't alone! There are more than a few members of Congress that weren't aware of it either.
You can check this out for yourself at:
I hope you forward this to every single person in your address book.
VOTERS NEED TO KNOW.
fortunately, my neighbor does not use the bcc, so i was able to respond to EVERYONE she forwarded it too...(below the fold)
Just got a letter from my insurer saying as of aug. 1 my birth control will be free.
As part of Health Care Reform, effective August 1, 2012, there will be a number of contraceptives availab le to you for $0 cost share. Please see the list on the bck of this letter to find a current listing of the contrceptives available to you for a $0 cost share.
It's an extensive list, six name brands, 15 generics (including mine) three emergency contraceptives (cue sound of evangelical gnashing of teeth) and three diaphragms..No doubt the rightwing noise machine and the catholic church that i "fell away from" like 30 years ago, will see this as a sure sign of the coming socialist armageddon, but i have a different take (over the squiggle,) and i wonder how many others will feel the same?