published Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Bennett Archive: Diagnostics

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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AndrewLohr said...

"Is this under workman's comp?" is the first and most important question in determining the course of treatment, I once heard a doctor complain.

What can we afford? We had better ask before liberals run out of other peoples' money and we become the United States of Greece.

May 23, 2012 at 5:55 a.m.
MTJohn said...

Andrew....and the second law is like the first, love your neighbor as yourself.

May 23, 2012 at 7:14 a.m.
conservative said...

Lieberals seem to think that providing health care and the money to pay for it are two separate issues. They also seem to think that if we make it "free" everyone will be better off.

"Free" is a Lieberal lie and better healthcare for all when it is "free" is another Lieberal lie.

Under a "free" healthcare system money that could be used to save and prolong lives would instead be used to treat the minor matters of those who will flood doctor's offices.

Those dollars spent for birth control for millions would not be used to save and prolong lives.

May 23, 2012 at 8:25 a.m.
davisss13 said...

Jesus 'conservative', sex consumes your mind to the point of idiocy. You have a serious problem with the concept of truth, honor and decency.

May 23, 2012 at 8:36 a.m.
conservative said...

You write and reason like a child with a can of gas.

May 23, 2012 at 8:50 a.m.
davisss13 said...

I've read your posts. 'Reason' is nowhere to be found.

You do reflect the current radicalized, scorched earth GOP but you're certainly not 'conservative' by any definition.

Did you vote Reagan?

May 23, 2012 at 8:54 a.m.
chet123 said...

CONSERVATIVE..AMAZING HOW YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT AMERICAN RECEIVING HEALTH CARE PROTECTION....REALLY AMAZING....SO YOU CLAIM TO BE A TRUE TELLER...DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HEAR A BIG LIE Hmmmmmm?Hmmmmmmm?I WILL TELL YOU A BIG LIE...PRIVATE EQUITY IS GOOD FOR AMERICAN JOBS....IS THIS A LIE OR AMERICA "DIRTY LITTLE SECRET".ITS CALLED PRIVATE EQUITY!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

NOW YOU THE TRUTH DETECTOR....FIGURE IT OUT! HA HA HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 9:07 a.m.
MTJohn said...

Conservative - some of us advocate universal health care. Some of us think that the primary beneficiary of our system of health care ought to be patients, not shareholders. Nobody is advocating free health care.

May 23, 2012 at 9:16 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

chet(clay)123: The messiah doesn't seem to mind taking moolah from private equity firms.

May 23, 2012 at 9:19 a.m.
chet123 said...

OLE CONSERVATIVE......THE ALBERT EINSTEIN OF TIMEFREEPRESS.COM...HA HA HA HA...THIS BOZO GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT HA HA HA......

CUT LABOR COST BY SENDING THE JOBS OVERSEAS FOR CHEAP THIRD WORLD COUNTRY'S LABOR TO INCREASE INVESTORS FAT POCKETS.....IGNORING THE ACT THAT AMERICAN WORKERS ARE ALSO CONSUMER.........

THEN THESE SAME BOZOS ASK WHERE THE JOBS...MAYBE BAIN SENT THEM OVERSEAS WHILE THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY...PUT HIS MONEY IN OVERSEAS ACCOUNTS....LETTING THE WORKING CLASS PEOPLE PAY FOR THE MILITARY OUT OF THEIR TAXED DOLLARS.......

IF I WAS A REPUBLICAN....I WOULD GO SOMEWHERE AND HIDE WITH SHAME!

May 23, 2012 at 9:22 a.m.
TOES02800 said...

That could just as well be a birth certificate and those two Obama's death panel.

May 23, 2012 at 9:24 a.m.
chet123 said...

REPUBLICANS ARE PUTTING THIS BENEDICT ARNOLD UP FRONT AS THE LEADER OF THEIR PARTY....WHERE THE SO-CALLED TEA PARTY......HA HA HA....I THOUGHT THE TEA PARTY HAD ALL THE ANSWERS....SAME OLD REPUBLICAN PARTY......TRAITORS TO AMERICA......WORRY ABOUT SOME HUNGRY CHILD GETTING A FREE LUNCH...HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 9:25 a.m.
chet123 said...

HEY SANTA CLAUS JACK.....DO THAT MAKE YOU MAD???????DEMOCRATS WILL TAKE ANYTHING WE CAN TO BATTLE WITH THE SELL-OUT REPUBLICAN PARTY.....YOU'RE THE FOOL......REPUBLICANS ARE "QUID PRO QUO" AND YOU BEEN CAUGHT........

I WANDER WHAT PARTY APPOINTED THE JUDGES THAT VOTED FOR SUPER PACK...Hmmmmmm?HHmmmmmm? HEY JACK!...DONT GET QUIET ON ME

May 23, 2012 at 9:33 a.m.
chet123 said...

CHET IS IN THE HOUSE.... CHET IS IN THE HOUSE....WHERE THE RIGHT-WINGS NUTTY BUTT KISSING REPUBLICANS.....WHERES THE JUDAS AT.....WHERE THE BENEDICT ARNOLDS OF AMERICA....

May 23, 2012 at 9:35 a.m.
NGAdad said...

True story. Had two identical surgeries, one due to a sports injury the other was on the job injury. I arranged to pay for the sports related operation myself, minus any insurance company involvement. Workman's Comp did everything involved in the work injury. The charges for the self pay was under $3500. The one bill that I saw from the Workman's Comp was over $17,000. Same exact services - at least 400% more billed to WC. This is a racket perpetrated by the Medical profession and Insurance companies. Not me, not the government.

May 23, 2012 at 9:36 a.m.
chet123 said...

I SEE TOESO, CONSERVATIVE,JACK(SANTA CLAUS)....DONT RUN AND HIDE FELLOW

May 23, 2012 at 9:37 a.m.
chet123 said...

NGADAD...I AGREE 100%...THE PROVIDERS HAVE A SCHEME GOING ON....BUT THEY ARE PROTECTED BY THE POLITICIAN(REPUBLICAN).....REMEMBER HOW GEORGE W. BUSH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT ALLOWED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY TO CHARGE AT PREMIUM PRICE.....MAYBE BECAUSE THE MAIN INVESTOR OF THE SAME PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY WERE HIS FRIENDS LIKE DONALD RUMFELDS HA HA HA HA HA......NOW WHOSE THE FOOL REPUBLICANS.....ALL YOU MIDDLE-CLASS WORKING-CLASS REPUBLICAN...YOU BEEN HOODWINKED HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 9:49 a.m.
timbo said...

I hate to tell liberals this but nothing in life is free. When Obama buys votes with "free stuff" somebody else pays for it in taxes. Now I know that liberals think people should work and give their time and money for free but that is not the way of the world.

A responsible business always looks at someones credit history before they render goods or services. An example of this is Greece. Their credit history is so bad they can't get any more money. If we continue with Obamanomics we will be in the same boat.

Again, nothing in life is free, especially our sorry government.

May 23, 2012 at 9:49 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Chet123: You're good for a few giggles. I'll give you that. HA HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 9:51 a.m.
chet123 said...

TIMBO...YOU ARE SUCH A NAIVE LITTLE MAN.....NOTHING IS FREE HA HA HA HA HA HA...TRY TELLING THAT IS HEDGEFUNDS-MANAGERS......OR SPECTCULATOR....YOU ARE SO NAIVE....

May 23, 2012 at 9:54 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Noogs: Nice mouth. What are you, eleven?

May 23, 2012 at 9:59 a.m.
NGAdad said...

timbo, it was president Cheney who declared that "deficits don't matter". He and the boyking then proceeded to borrow money from Communist abortionist China to line the coffers of their cronies' war machine ... along with the Insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Where were you then timbo?

May 23, 2012 at 10 a.m.
chet123 said...

YOU DONT SEE NOT ONE REPUBLICAN LEGISLATOR REFUSING TO TAKE GOVERNMENT PAID HEALTH CARE......OR GOVERNMENT PAID PENSION.....THEIR BENEFITS ARE PAID WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS.......WHY DONT THEY PAY FOR THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE HHmmmmm?...AND PROVIDE THE OWN RETIREMENTS.....LEAVE GOVERNMENT PAID PENSION ALONE....THEY TALK ONE WAY BUT LIVE AND ACT ANOTHER WAY....PHONY!

May 23, 2012 at 10 a.m.
chet123 said...

I KNOW WHERE TIMBO WAS ....LIKE MOST REPUBLICANS....WITH THEIR FINGER UP THEIR BUTTS.........FOR WHEN IT COME TO THEIR RICH AND GREEDY BUTT KISSING PARTY...THEY SEE NO EVIL,HEAR NO EVIL AND SPEAK NO EVIL.......THE COVER HAVE BEEN PULL OFF THESE BUTT KISSERS

May 23, 2012 at 10:04 a.m.
conservative said...

MTJohn said...."Some of us think that the primary beneficiary of our system of health care ought to be patients, not shareholders"

It is so noble, so wonderful and so easy to be generous with other peoples money. Emotion most often will prevail over reason in the mind of a Lieberal.

MTJohn said...." Nobody is advocating free health care."

Just like nobody is advocating free food stamps, free child care, free school lunches, free office visits, free mamograms, free transportation, free birth control.........

May 23, 2012 at 10:05 a.m.
chet123 said...

BORROWING MONEY FROM COMMUNIST CHINA....BEGGING FROM COMMUNIST........THEN CALL THEIR OWN AMERICAN CITIZEN COMMUNIST HA HA HA HA HA HA HA......WHAT A MIXED UP BUNCH OF FOOLS.....CHINA IS LAUGHING AT THEM

May 23, 2012 at 10:06 a.m.
timbo said...

NGAdad..... I wrote numerous letters to the Chattanoogan and the TFP on what an idiot Bush was. Bush was bad and Obama is worse. Everything bad that Bush did, especially increasing the deficit, Obama doubled down on.

I am not a Republican. I think the democrats and the republicans cynically play good cop and bad cop with all of us. Democrats want to spend all my tax money on one thing and the Republicans on another thing. It ends up the same, irresponsible spending.

Obama is Bush times 2. Both of them suck.

May 23, 2012 at 10:10 a.m.
chet123 said...

LISTEN TO CONSERVATIVE TALK!!!! HE SAID OTHER PEOPLE MONEY.....OTHER PEOPLE MONEY.....OTHER PEOPLE MONEY!!! HA HA HA HA..HEY CONSERVATIVE......THE CEO OF OCCIDENTAL OIL SALARY WAS 475,000,000.00 IN 2007...THATS IN ONE YEAR....DO YOU THINK THAT WAS FROM THE SWEAT OF HIS BROW....JUST MAYBE PRICE GOUGING COULD BE A FACTOR.....MAYBE YOU NEED TO TALK TO THE INVESTORS OF ERON WHO LOST THEIR LIFE SAVING TO GUY LIKE KENNY LAY.....THAT USAUALLY MAKE OFF CLEAN.....

I LIKE THE WAY YOU SAY THEIR MONEY....YOU ARE A TRUE OLE FOOL

May 23, 2012 at 10:18 a.m.
chet123 said...

TIMBO....YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN.....FUNNY HOW ALL THE REPUBLICAN HAVE VANISHED IN THIN AIR......I WOULD BE A DISCLAIMER TOO....I WOULD BE ASHAME TO BE A REPUBLICAN....TIMBO I HAVE READ YOUR PAST TRACKS....YOU ARE A REPUBLICAN BUDDY

May 23, 2012 at 10:21 a.m.
chet123 said...

LISTEN TO CONSERVATIVE TEACHING ON EMOTION...HA HA HA HA HA...THIS THE SAME CONSERVATIVE WHO CALLED THE PRESIDENT SOCIALIST,COMMUNIST,KENYAN BORN,ARAB,TERRORIST,MUSLIM,BOOGIEMAN HA HA HA HA HA HAH A

THIS BOZO HAVE NERVE ENOUGH TO PREACH ON THE SUBJECT OF EMOTIONS.........HA HA HA HA HA HA....HEY CONSERVATIVE....PUT THAT CRACK-PIPE DOWN!!!! HA HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 10:26 a.m.
chet123 said...

REPUBLICAN HAVE STOOD FOR LIES SO LONG ITS TIME FOR THEM TO TAKE A BEAT DOWN HA HA HA HA HA HA....NOTICE HOW QUIET THE CHURCH HAVE BECOME......THEY FOUND OUT THEY BEEN ON THE WRONG SIDE......HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 10:28 a.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Little Noogs: I didn't reply on the Mormon deal because I DON"T CARE what he is. Is that plain enough for your crack wasted gray matter to absorb?

May 23, 2012 at 10:33 a.m.
chet123 said...

NOOGA...YOU WONT HEAR FROM THEM....THEY DO ME LIKE THAT ALL THE TIME.....RUN LIKE A SCARTY CAT.......THESE ARE NOT REAL MEN......THEY SQUATS TO PEE...NOT REAL MEN.....THEY RUN TO STUDY THOSE RIGHT-WING HATE LINK FOR LIES TO HELP THEM IN THEIR AGRUMENTS......THEY ALL GOOSE-STEP.......THEY WILL WAIT UNTIL I LEAVE THEN THEY REAPPEAR.......SUCH COWARDS.......

May 23, 2012 at 10:34 a.m.
chet123 said...

NOW JACK...I WOULD BE CAREFUL IF I WAS YOU...WE ALL KNOW HOW UGLY YOU ARE..YOU LOOK LIKE SANTA CLAUS.....YOU ARE ONE CARTOON LOOKING MAN..HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 10:36 a.m.
chet123 said...

ALL YOU NEED IS A RED SUIT HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 10:37 a.m.
chet123 said...

YOU DIDNT REPLY BECAUSE YOU HAD NO ANSWER....AND THAT NOT THE ONLY ISSUE YOU DUCKS.....HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 10:38 a.m.
chet123 said...

THE REPUBLICAN ARE HIDING AGAIN....I DONT HAVE TIME FOR GAME PLAYING.......

I HAVE TO SUPRISE ATTACK THESE COWARDS......THEY ONLY TALK TO EACH OTHER BECAUSE THEIR AGRUMENTS ARE SO WEAK!!!!

May 23, 2012 at 10:41 a.m.
JustOneWoman said...

chet123 said... NOOGA...YOU WONT HEAR FROM THEM....THEY DO ME LIKE THAT ALL THE TIME.....RUN LIKE A SCARTY CAT.......THESE ARE NOT REAL MEN......THEY SQUATS TO PEE...NOT REAL MEN.....

Squats to pee? Surely you are not comparing a bad man to a woman? How offensive! I squat to pee, and I will argue that mine is tougher and stronger than any pair, especially when compared to Republicon men! How about picking a new comparison like maybe slugs, or rabid dogs. That is what comes to mind when I read Jonesass, Thimbo, Conservative, etc. I certainly don't think of people that squat to pee.

May 23, 2012 at 11:33 a.m.

Do you consider it a doctor's job to consider more about how you can pay, than how you need to be treated for your injury?

Which is it?

Think about it.

Also, before you go into a tirade about lazy slobs getting health care without paying for it, why don't you look into who gets the most from Medicaid and Medicare. Pre-mature babies, severely disabled ones, and senior citizens in the last years of their life.

That's where the most money goes. Which do you want to cut?

May 23, 2012 at 11:48 a.m.

JOW, Just more of the progressive war on women, like the whole birth control thing. Seems those pills double the chances of getting breast cancer and triple a woman's chances of getting crohn's disease. In the case of crohn's, young women are affected more than older women.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/05/21/birth-control-pills-hrt-tied-to-digestive-ills

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2010/09/the_pillbreast_cancer_connection.html

Nooga, The Obamacare lie is that it doesn't reform healthcare by reducing costs. It is designed to destroy private insurers so that there is a void the feds can step into. It is a takeover of the private insurance industry. It is the marxist thing to do.

May 23, 2012 at 12:03 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Out of the mouths of babes (or buffoons): "Under a 'free' healthcare system money that could be used to save and prolong lives would instead be used to treat the minor matters of those who will flood doctor's offices." - con-man

Those "minor matters" that you refer to are things like physicals and treating illnesses in their early stages. Those things, if left undetected and untreated, are what become those late-stage diseases that cost so much more to treat. It would be far better to have more people going to the doctor early in the game and preventing serious illnesses from ever occurring than waiting until it's too late and flooding the emergency rooms like they do now.

As for "free heath care," no one is talking about that but you libertarian/teabagging bozos who are putting those words in our mouths. Of course universal coverage wouldn't be free. We would all have to pay for it in higher taxes (OMG, there's that word that makes the right-wing-nuts quiver and quake like a vampire in the sunlight) But the taxes would be something that more people could afford, unlike the costs of health insurance today, which only the very wealthy can afford - or those lucky enough to work for a company that still provides it. And a hidden tax already exists anyway. Every time you get an "adjustment" (increase) in your insurance premiums that is in large part due the insurance companies raising their rates to pay the hospitals who every year have to inflate their rates to defray the costs of those uninsured people who show up in the emergency rooms. Whether you like it or not, you are already paying a "tax" to cover those people you say you shouldn't have to pay for.

May 23, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.
conservative said...

Over 47% of the Ameican people pay no federal income taxes and the majority of these are eligible for and demand free ( to them ) government programs.

Socialized healthcare will be free ( to them ) to these as well.

May 23, 2012 at 12:19 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

FlyingPurpleSheepleEater said... JOW, Just more of the progressive war on women, like the whole birth control thing. Seems those pills double the chances of getting breast cancer and triple a woman's chances of getting crohn's disease. In the case of crohn's, young women are affected more than older women.

I guess I should have considered the peeple eater in the rabid dog dribbles as well. LOL Everything with them comes back to the war on women that doesn't exist in their mind. Exactly who brought up the war on women?

May 23, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.
MTJohn said...

conservative said..."It is so noble, so wonderful and so easy to be generous with other peoples money. Emotion most often will prevail over reason in the mind of a Lieberal."

As our health system currently works, it is more important that its various components function as profit centers than care for the medical needs of patients. I do not equate greed with reason.

May 23, 2012 at 12:32 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Oh lordy....here we go again with more of the "marxist" talk from FPSE. Yes, there's no doubt that demon Obama is itching to usher in a marxist state here in America - the number one fear of the right wing. Tell me, FPSE, do you check in your closet and under your bed every night too, just to make sure there's no boogie-man there? Gotta protect ourselves from all our demons, you know.

May 23, 2012 at 12:33 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

conservative said... Over 47% of the Ameican people pay no federal income taxes and the majority of these are eligible for and demand free ( to them ) government programs.

Just curious, how should we count all the preachers that do nothing but preach for their wages? Since the churches are tax exempt, the preachers are living off of other people's money, aye? Wonder what percentage have other jobs and pay taxes. If we are going to cut programs, I vote we cut the churches with their do-nothing preachers that take their money from all of us supporting them. Let them live off the tithes and donations they can garner. I have a feeling there are a few of you on here that get their income from "other people's money". Do we have any preachers on here that are not tax exempt? If so, how do you feel about these preachers taking yours and my money while they do nothing but post on an online forum all day?

May 23, 2012 at 12:41 p.m.
MTJohn said...

Rickaroo said..."Oh lordy....here we go again with more of the "marxist" talk from FPSE. Yes, there's no doubt that demon Obama is itching to usher in a marxist state here in America - the number one fear of the right wing."

Rickaroo - except to parrot right-wing talk radio, you do not understand the definition of "marxism" and, thus, do not know how to objectively compare President Obama's policies with that political philosophy. And, if you make the effort to look up the definition of "marxism", you might also check on the definition of its antonym because it just might be where your favorite talking heads are coming from.

May 23, 2012 at 12:48 p.m.
conservative said...

MTJohn said....

"As our health system currently works, it is more important that its various components function as profit centers than care for the medical needs of patients"

You truly have the mind of a Marxist. Companies which don't make profits go out of business everyday. Now think about the results of that.

Rather than supply you with some of the results, I will wait awhile for it would be better that you come to an awareness on your own.

May 23, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
meanwhile said...

I thought the cartoonist was making fun of the Chattanooga area hospitals for x-raying a wallet before deciding whether to treat or whether to send to Erlanger.

May 23, 2012 at 1:09 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

MTJohn...based on my brief comment, one would not really know whether I have a true understanding of Marxism or not. You are taking quite a leap there. I daresay I have as true an understanding of it as you or anyone else. I have read everything by Karl Marx and many other books and in-depth essays and articles on all manner of socio-economic-political philosophies and ideologies. There has never been a truly Marxist state and probably never will be. The Communist state that Marx spoke of and envisioned Socialism evolving to never came to fruition in the communist government of the Soviet Union. That was a thoroughly corrupt, fascist form of government, an ugly and aberrant political system that benefited a few and left the masses struggling in squalor. Yet some loose concept of that system is what most righties refer to when they think of Marxism or Communism. They actually throw all the terms of socialism, marxism, and communism in the same pot and think of it as a stew of something evil and sordid. I doubt that any of them have any clue as to the distinctions or what an idealized version of any of them would really be.

What we have in this country today is a far cry from anything purely socialistic, and I know of no one on the political scene who is calling for a purely socialistic or marxist state. Sure, we have elements of socialism, and that can be a viable system, but we are still predominantly a capitalistic society (for better or worse). Calling for necessary and sensible regulations on business is not socialistic - and that is all that Obama has done or tried to do so far, not take them over and own them. Our government - Obama included - still believes in the right of the individual to indulge in free market practices and to make a profit, and I think that anyone who sees any of the president's actions as blatantly or even subtly socialistic is utterly delusional.

As for me making the "effort" to understand marxism, why don't you make the effort to think before you write?

May 23, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.

Yes Rickaroo, because it is completely crazy to think a man raised by communist parents decended from communist grandparents and associated with communists and socialists might be marxist. Very far fetched.

May 23, 2012 at 1:46 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

FPSE...I come from a family of Bible thumping christians but I learned to think for myself and break away from those chains. I am my own person, not my lineage. Regardless of the veracity, or otherwise, of your statement about Obama's family, I'm sure that he is one who does not tie himself to his heritage or past but thinks for himself.

May 23, 2012 at 1:59 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Helmsley should get the medal of freedom

May 23, 2012 at 2:31 p.m.
timbo said...

justonewoman....You have a little testicle envy. There are some tough women but they are rare. If you mean tougher than the weenies in the democrat party that percentage is higher. Most weenies I know are efeminate men and metro sexuals like Cook and Austin are pretty wimpy.

Tough people don't have to go around telling everyone just how tough they are. They already know.

Chet123... is just showing the same hypocrisy that most liberals show on most other subjects. Not to mention, he is an absolute idiot. Maybe you should "squat to pee" on his head.

May 23, 2012 at 2:42 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

noogs: You gotta foul mouth on you, sonny.

May 23, 2012 at 3:44 p.m.
chet123 said...

WHATS WRONG RICKAROO....THE TERM COMMUNIST IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU......HA HA HA HA SO YOU CANT USE THAT WORD AFTER BUSH BORROW 800 BILLIONS DOLLARS FROM CHINA.......

LOOK PEEWEE...YOU CAN PLAT YOUR LITTLE WORD GAMES ALL YOU WANT TO.....YOUR FASCIST SCHEME HAS BEEN EXPOSED...

May 23, 2012 at 3:50 p.m.
chet123 said...

JACK(SANTA CLAUS)ONLY MAKE "SIMPLE SENTENCE" COMMENTS THEN HE RUN AWAY LIKE A COWARD

May 23, 2012 at 3:52 p.m.
chet123 said...

HEY TIMBO.....DONT PICK ON A WOMAN...I'M RIGHT HERE....SEE YOU RUN AWAY WHEN I'M IN HERE....NOT MAN ENOUGH????? HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 3:54 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

timbo said... justonewoman....You have a little testicle envy.

I can assure you envy is not the word I would use. I happen to agree with Betty White when it comes to testicles.

May 23, 2012 at 3:54 p.m.
MTJohn said...

conservative said..."You truly have the mind of a Marxist. Companies which don't make profits go out of business everyday. Now think about the results of that."

Conservative - what is your basis for assuming that our health care should be delivered by a "business"? The largest health care provider in my community is organized as a "not for profit". Likewise, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and other insurance providers are organized as "not for profit". Certainly, not for profits need to break even, while paying their employees fair wages. But, by definition, they are not organized for the purpose of making profit - even though many seem to function that way.

Rickaroo - you contradicted yourself, big time.

May 23, 2012 at 3:55 p.m.
chet123 said...

YOU BETTER GO TO YOUR HATE LINKS TO GET RE-ENERGIZED......YOU ARE TOO SHALLOW IN THE HEAD TO DIALOGUE ONE ON ONE WITH ME.....AND I'M AVERAGE HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 3:58 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

Nooga and Chet, J_D's comments are always terse - usually amounting to nothing, yes - but also very telling. They are indicative of the way he and his ilk think. They would die fighting for the "freedom" of someone to make millions and billions (untaxed, no less) and would also die fighting AGAINST the average joe or jane procuring health care or unemployment insurance or a living wage or a decent retirement fund. The right has become obsessed with money, even more so than it's always been. They cannot rise above the adolescent and self-serving notion that greed is good. They're hopelessly stuck in the greed-is-good mentality of the 80s and want to take us all the way back to the robber barron days of the early 1900s.

May 23, 2012 at 4 p.m.
chet123 said...

TIMBO THATS ONE PART OF THE BODY YOU NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM.....THIS IS WHY THE REPUBLICAN MEN ARE SO OBSESS WITH THE WOMAN BIRTH CANAL.....THE REPUBLICAN MEN KNOW THEY CANT STEP UP TO THE PLATE HA HA HA HA...NO OTHER SEGMENT OF AMERICAN CRYING AGAINST PLAN-PARENTHOOD......YOU DONT HEAR IT FROM DEMOCRAT MEN...THIS IS BECAUSE DEMOCRATS MEN ARE NOT IMPOTENT LIKE REPUBLICAN MEN(THIS IS WHAT HATE DO TO YOUR JEWEL REPUBLICAN).....THE BIGGEST MOUTH REPUBLICAN HAS IS RUSH LIMBAUGH...THIS "FAT HEAD" BEEN MARRIED 4 TIMES AND HASNT PRODUCED NOT EVEN ONE BABY.......HA HA HA HA HA HA....THE REASON IS THAT HES IMPOTENT HA HA HA HA HA

THEY HATE SO MUCH THAT THEY DONT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO MAKE LOVE HA HA HA HA HA..THESE FOOLS HAVE CURSED THEMSELVES HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.
timbo said...

justoneimbecile...You said, "Surely you are not comparing a bad man to a woman? How offensive! I squat to pee, and I will argue that mine is tougher and stronger than any pair, especially when compared to Republicon men!"

You brought it up. By the way, I didn't know that Betty White was the expert on testicles.

May 23, 2012 at 4:10 p.m.
chet123 said...

YOU ARE SO RIGHT...I CAN TELL WHAT AGE BRACKET THEY ARE IN.....MOST OF THEM ARE THE SPOILED CHILDREN OF THE WORLD WARII GENERATION.THEY BENEFITED GREATLY FROM THE WORLD WAR II GENERATION...A GENERATION THAT MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE SO THEIR SELFISH BUTT COULD HAVE A BETTER LIFE THAN THEIR FATHER AND MOTHER.....BUT NOOOOOOOOO..THESE NARROW MINDED SELFISH BUTT KISSER WANT TO BURN DOWN THE BRIDGES FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONS THE SAME BRIDGE THAT THEY CROSS ON TO GET WHERE THEY ARE AT.....

MOST OF THEM ARE DYING OFF....BUT THERE ARE SOME OLD DIEHARDS STILL AROUND.....THEY ARE FOR ME,MY,AND MYSELF ONLY HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 4:16 p.m.
chet123 said...

JUST LISTEN TO BIMBO I MEAN TIMBO

May 23, 2012 at 4:17 p.m.
timbo said...

Chet123... You dumba$$..your the one that insulted justonewoman. You write the most illogical jiberish on this page. They need to restrict your access to the computer at the funny farm. How do you type in that straitjacket anyway?

May 23, 2012 at 4:22 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

MTJ, you are the contradictory, nonsensical one. I usually agree with your comments but frankly I don't have a clue where you're coming from now, dude. Your broadside jabs seem to be coming from way, way out there. Whatever.

I gotta go now. I have spent way too much time on this site today. It gets very depressing when I surround myself with the likes of so many narrow minded and hateful people like the con-man, timbo, J_D, L4L, BRP, FPSE, and others...too many to name them all. I'll leave you money-worshiping, gun-loving, bible-quoting, boot licking cretins to slug it out amongst yourselves. Have a good day, y'all.

May 23, 2012 at 4:29 p.m.
chet123 said...

TIMBO...YOU HAVE ALREADY TRIED......YOU WANT TO CENSOR ME BECAUSE I EXPOSE YOU AS A COMPLETE RUSH LIMBAUGH "DITTO HEAD".....I HAVE ALWAYS OWN YOUR BUTT ON HERE.....YOU HAVE ONE MAJOR FLAW....YOU ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TRUTH......I DONT HAVE TO RUN...BUT YOU DO..YOU RUN LIKE A SCARTY CAT...HA HA HA...LIKE A SCARED RABBIT...I DONT TRY TO CENSOR YOU..BUT YOU AND OTHER RIGHT-WING NUTTY WHO I CONSTANTLY BLISTERED HAVE TRIED TO CENSOR ME...WHAT HAPPEN TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH....I WELCOME YOUR NARROW MINDED COMMENTS......WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF HHHmmm?.....WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF HHmmmmm? TIMBO ARE YOU AFRAID OF MY REBUTTALS HA HA HA

ALL OF YOUR AGRUMENTS ARE BABY WEAK TIMBO.......SO GO GET YOUR FLOYD'S BARBER SHOP BOYS......I USUALLY TAKE ON 9 OR 10 AT A TIME.....THIS IS TO MAKE IT EVEN MATCH HA HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 4:31 p.m.
chet123 said...

WHERES THE SCARTY CAT...HEREEEE KITTY KITTY KITTY! HEREEEE KITTY KITTY KITTY! HA HA HA HA

I HATE THESE REPUBLICANS BUTT KISSING JUDAS, BENEDICT ARNOLDS,30 PIECES OF SILVER, TRAITORS

May 23, 2012 at 4:43 p.m.
chet123 said...

HA HA HA HA HA....THEY ARE BUTTS KISSER THAT THEY ARE HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 4:45 p.m.
conservative said...

MTJohn said....."what is your basis for assuming that our health care should be delivered by a "business"?"

Well they have been in existence for quite some time as you acknowledge when you criticized them for making a profit -"As our health system currently works, it is more important that its various components function as profit centers than care for the medical needs of patients"

I'm confident you have spoken against profits for insurance companies, drug manufactures, and oil companies to name a few others as well. You Marxist thinkers give youself away when you speak against profits.

"Non profits" can hide their profits in salaries, fixtures, and administrative costs. They have to attract the best doctors with salaries just like for profit hospitals.

May 23, 2012 at 4:45 p.m.
chet123 said...

CONSERVATIVE,,,YOU OLD GOAT.....OUR CORE BELEIF ARE AT ODD...THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND I.....HEALTH CARE SHOULD NEVER BE PROFIT DRIVEN.....THATS IMMORAL.....THIS IS WHY REPUBLICAN IS NOT A MORAL PARTY.......YOU PLACE MONEY OVER HUMAN LIFE......I SAY HUMAN LIFE COMES FIRST......

I AM FOR CAPITALISM....BUT NOT PURE CAPITALISM....PURE CAPITALISM DEVOUR IT'S OWN......YOU TOO GREEDY TO UNDERSTAND THAT.....

May 23, 2012 at 4:56 p.m.
chatt_man said...

JustOneToughWoman says...

Since the churches are tax exempt, the preachers are living off of other people's money, aye?

What?? I'm confused, no one is forced to give to a charity or church. Their income is paid for from voluntary donations to the church.

Then she says... I vote we cut the churches with their do-nothing preachers that take their money from all of us supporting them.

What?? (see remark above, it's close enough)

And then... Do we have any preachers on here that are not tax exempt? If so, how do you feel about these preachers taking yours and my money while they do nothing but post on an online forum all day?

What??? Somebody help me understand this.

May 23, 2012 at 4:57 p.m.
chet123 said...

I SPEAK AGAINST PROFIT FOR DRUG COMPANIES.....WHEN GREEDY PEOPLE LIKE YOU HAVE CONTROL.....I THINK OIL SHOULD BE NATIONALIZE....WHY SHOULD THE TAX PAYER FINANCE A MILITARY THAT GOING TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF THE RICH AND GREEDY....WHY SHOULD YOUNG AMERICAN MEN HAVE TO DIE FOR THE INTEREST OF RICH AND GREEDY PEOPLE....OIL CEO THAT MAKE 475,000,000.00 DOLLARS IN ONE YEAR...THATS A SIN!!!!!!

BUT BLOCK HEAD LIKE YOU THINKS IT GOOD......THIS IS WHY I CALL YOU A GREEDY OLD BASTARD

May 23, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.
chet123 said...

CONSERVATIVE YOU ARE A SELFISH MAN.....AND THATS OK!...THIS IS AMERICA......YOU CAN BE SELFISH AND GREEDY HERE....BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS GET PUSH-BACKS FROM PEOPLE WHO LIFE AND FAMILY IS AFFECTED IN A NEGATIVE WAY BY YOUR GREED.....

YOU ARE LIKE THE PUPPY WHO SAW HIS IMAGE IN THE LAKE...HE SAW A DOG WITH A BONE IN HIS MOUTH.....SO HE TRIED TO TAKE THE BONE FROM THE DOG IN THE LAKE AND DROPPED THE BONES THAT WAS IN HIS MOUTH INTO THE LAKE...THE PUPPY ENDED UP WITH NOTHING....HIS GREED SUCCUMBED HIM....THIS IS WHAT WILL EVENUALLY HAPPEN TO YOU HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 5:11 p.m.
chet123 said...

WHERES THE SCARTY CATS....HEREEE KITTY KITTY KITTY! HA HA HA.....OH I KNOW......GOING TO THEIR SOURCES....FOX, LIMBAUGH AND REPUBLICAN HATE LINKS....THEY CANT THINK ON THEIR OWN......

May 23, 2012 at 5:15 p.m.
conservative said...

MTJohn...

To continue on the importance of profits.

When a company fails to make a profit and goes out of business there are many consequences not only to the owners but to governments and consumers as well.

For example a grocery store in a small town in Tennessee which doesn't make a profit and goes out of business means the local consumers often have to drive many miles to another store. Noticed the price of gasoline lately?

Governments lose taxes paid by the store owner and his employees plus they lose their jobs. They in turn don't have money to spend which hurts the economy. It's silly and destructive to American productivity to oppose profits.

May 23, 2012 at 5:16 p.m.
chet123 said...

I'M NOT COOPERATING......IT SEEMS A LOT EASIER WHEN YOU TALKING TO OTHER RIGHT-WING NUTTY HA HA HA HA HA...IT MAKE SENSE THEN HA HA HA...WELL I'M BRINGING ON THE PUSH-BACK.HA HA HA....

YOU REPUBLICAN RIGHT-WING NUTS TICKLE ME HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 5:18 p.m.
chet123 said...

I'M NOT WAITING ALL DAY...GUESS I WILL HAVE TO HAVE ANOTHER SUPRISE ATTACK ON YOU CHUMPS

May 23, 2012 at 5:20 p.m.
chet123 said...

GROCERY STORE EXAMPLE HA HA HA HA...WHERES THE HEDGE FUND MANAGER....OR OIL CEO THAT GOUGING THE PRICE OF OIL AND CONLUDING WITH WALL STREET.....HA HA HA HA

YOUR EXAMPLE IS SIMPLE CAPITALISM....THIS IS NOT WHAT GOING ON TODAY AND YOU KNOW IT.....HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 5:24 p.m.
chet123 said...

HOW ANYONE GOING TO BUY ANYTHING IF YOU HAVE SHIPPED THEIR JOBS OVERSEA...WITH YOUR PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS....Hmmmmm? Hmmmmm?

May 23, 2012 at 5:25 p.m.
chet123 said...

YOU DONT HEAR PUSH BACK LIKE THIS ON FOX AND FRIENDS HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 5:26 p.m.
chet123 said...

DONT BS ME CONSERVATIVE....AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW WHAT GOING ON!!!

May 23, 2012 at 5:27 p.m.
chet123 said...

THE TOWN OF CHATTANOOGA IS SMALL...SOUND LIKE CONSERVATIVE RETIRED FROM ONE OF THE LOCAL BANKS OR INSURANCE COMPANY LIKE PROVIDENT OF BLUE CROSS BLUE SHEILD,,,,THIS BOZO IS LIVING OFF PRIVATE EQUIETY...SORRY TO EXPOSE YOU CONSEVATIVE......BUT YOU ARE A PARASITE.....AND YOU HAVE NERVE TO TALK ABOUT HARD WORK AND OTHER PEOPLE MONEY HA HA HA HA HA

DID I EXPOSE YOU HA HA HA HA HA

May 23, 2012 at 5:34 p.m.
chet123 said...

GUESS I WILL HAVE TO SPRING ANOTHER SUPRISE ATTACK ON THE REPUBLICAN RIGHT-WING NUTS JOBS

May 23, 2012 at 5:46 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

Noogs: 4:53p yeah, except unlike you, most 3rd graders are beginning to learn contractions...such as they're......Where did you go to school, man? S. Hicksville? Hmmmm?

May 23, 2012 at 5:52 p.m.
chatt_man said...

chet123,

You must not understand private equity, It's what has started a lot of companies. Oh, that's right... companies that are not government are bad and they are all out to get the public.

Follow this link to see which Obama owned company is sending jobs overseas...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo

May 23, 2012 at 6:06 p.m.
conservative said...

MTJohn....

Our economy is dependent on the profit motive. People who go into business seek to make a profit. They will not risk their capital unless they think they can make a profit.

The owner of a business pays taxes, his employees pay taxes, he provides a good or service which helps his fellow man by raising his standard of living and it all starts with capital and the desire to make a profit.

Don't let Marxist thinkers and their hatred for profits make you an enemy of the American economy.

May 23, 2012 at 6:10 p.m.
Jack_Dennis said...

conservative: Most of these mopes know just enough to be dangerous.

May 23, 2012 at 7:06 p.m.
TOES02800 said...

The Boston Globe: "candidates and committees have received more than $1.3 million from Bain Capital workers since the 2008 election cycle -- double the amount collected by Republicans."

Plus Obama collected over $92,000 from Bain in campaign contributions in his last two campaigns.......so much for the war on Bain and private equity! Now, did you know that last week when the Obama campaign was attacking Bain Capital, Obama collected $2 million in donations from a private equity firm, Blackstone? It turns out that Obama is the number one recipient of private equity money. Hypocrite!

May 23, 2012 at 7:37 p.m.
DJHBRAINERD said...

I met a man in FL who got a liver because of Tenncare when he lived in Memphis. He heard my drawl and came by to chat. Said he owes his life to Gov Bredeson and to TN. Told me about loosing his job when the company shut down working small wage jobs to get by and so forth. You know: a human with a life story. I always think of him when this topic comes up because it's easy to say things untill you are face to face with someone who is just happy to be alive. Him and I know that the rest is just stuff

May 23, 2012 at 8:43 p.m.
DJHBRAINERD said...

So large companies outsource the jobs and fire Americans, replace them with machines. Then there aren't enough jobs with benifits and the Americans must use the ER for basic heathcare. That is unless your poor, elderly or a child. Then you get medicare or medicaid to help you out. So it is only the middle class and the rich who are left having to pay for medical services through 3rd party insurance. And of course you are paying for everyone else through taxation and increased copays and premiums. Untill you loose your job then you will find yourself in the ER with the rest of the folks who don't have another option. So will you sign in and be seen or will you still call it socialism/marxism?

May 23, 2012 at 8:54 p.m.
DJHBRAINERD said...

Medicaid is a volume based system . So the more tests that are ordered the more reimbersment the hospital/doctor recieve. That is because the government pays based on sevices rendered. So if you have a poor person with no means to pay who shows up in ER the more you do the more you get from the Gov(taxpayers). If you don't order multiple tests that you think are probably not needed you as a Dr /PA will get to meet some nice lawyers who will 2nd and 3rd guess everything you have and have not done. So it is better for everyone involved to order multiple needless tests. The Dr/pa probably won't get sued the PT thinks they are getting better care and the hospital get a little more reimbersment. Of course the tax payer will make up the difference. Right now there is no reason for a poor person not to show up in the ER with a headache x 1 hour or indigestion or cronic back pain or an ambulance ride for tick bite. When they arive the cycle will continue , more tests ($)and a taxpayer funded taxi ride home.

May 23, 2012 at 9:06 p.m.
MTJohn said...

Rickaroo said..."MTJ, you are the contradictory, nonsensical one."

Rickaroo - with one post you suggest that Obama is a Marxist and with the next you said he wasn't. Either your first post was tongue in cheek and I missed it, or you contradicted yourself.

May 23, 2012 at 11:08 p.m.
MTJohn said...

conservative said..."Our economy is dependent on the profit motive. People who go into business seek to make a profit. They will not risk their capital unless they think they can make a profit."

Right. But, when it comes to health care, 1) as I noted above, many of the service providers and some of the insurance companies are chartered as not-for-profit organizations; 2) I don't think there is any compelling data to suggest that a free market solution will yield ensure better health care; and, 3) a truly free market solution would price half or more of our population out of health care.

And, as a footnote, if you are paying for your health care and paying for your health insurance (or receive health insurance as an employment benefit) you already are paying for the health care of other folks who can't afford it - it's called cost shifting. In my opinion, a single payer solution would be a better and more honest way for all of us to share the cost of universal health care than the current system that inflates to cost of health care for those who can pay for it to cover the costs for those who cannot.

May 23, 2012 at 11:15 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

MTJohn...for the record, I never called Obama a Marxist or even meant to imply that he was. I was speaking tongue in cheek. I guess my sarcasm wasn't as obvious as I thought it was.

May 24, 2012 at 10:08 a.m.
chet123 said...

THE RIGHT-WINGS COME OUT AFTER I MADE MY EXIST HA HA HA HA

May 24, 2012 at 12:07 p.m.
MTJohn said...

Rickaroo - thanks for the explanation and my apology for the misunderstanding.

May 25, 2012 at 9:16 a.m.
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