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Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 1:08 AM

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Tye, Gemeni, and Jasper (the fat cat)
My wife and I have a few dogs (A greyhound and two Shepherds). 2 out of 3 eat poop out of the backyard. Everytime we let them out to go potty, they continuously do it. It can't be for the nutrients, they've been used up. It may for the smell, the looks, or even the sound of it, who knows? All we know is it can't be good for them. We yell at them continously and feed them what they need but, they still choose to eat poop!

The majority of our dogs and the people who voted for Obama have a lot in common. You can tell them 'till your blue in the face that they are wrong but, they're still going to do it. Not because of anything they'll gain from it, not because their life will be better, but because it looks good and even smells good to them.

Prepare to eat more SH!#, America. Hope ya choke on it.

By the way, this turd will be more "flexible" after his re-election.


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Good quote from Alexander, Buckshot

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 7:06 AM

Our dogs eat doodie too. It makes it hard to let them lick you when you know where their tongues have been.

In spite of that, we still love them, we just don't like some of their personal habits.

Thank you Buckshot for the wonderful quote.

My friend Susan had quite of a few of her own and when I was so bummed from the last election. It was her cheerful voice that told me something that transcends an election.

Jesus is coming.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 7:17 AM

I saw that quote for the 1st time a few weeks ago and thought we were slipping into dependency. I shared it with a co-worker and told him we are on our way to bondage. I think the 80's was probably the time of abundance, so using a timeline like that, we have 10 years (at most) before we are in bondage. That sound right?

I am just disgusted this morning.

-- Posted by DANSHL on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 7:28 AM

Danshl

we are already there. If you count the financial aspect.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 7:49 AM

Yes, that's true, financially. It makes sense that would be the 1st step.

-- Posted by DANSHL on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 7:55 AM

I could even kind of understand why people voted for Obama in 2008. The timing was right, people were Bush fatigued, they believed what the biased media told them about Obama, they thought Obama would end the wars and bring us all together.

Now everyone knows that Obama was not what they thought. There's no excuse for voting for him this time. People are just lazy and stupid. They want "freebies". They want income redistribution. There's no other conclusion you can reach. Today I'm ashamed to be an American.

-- Posted by Second Wind on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 8:03 AM

Good quote Buckshot.

The future is definitely not looking good!

-- Posted by TundraRat on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 8:05 AM

Percentage of Legal American's to vote for Obama was staggering. So, who do you suppose tipped the vote in his favor? America did NOT vote for Obama. Just my thought, and I won't be harping on it, other than to say, God help us.

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 8:11 AM

Just an interesting side note. Imagine the difference in the election if California was split in half. The Northern Half is much the same politically as Idaho, Utah, and Northern Nevada. The Southern half is the haven of liberalism. From Stockton on south, they have never met government spending that they do not like. I bring this up because without California, Obama's victory would have been far less certain or may not have happened.

I was hoping to see a Romney win. I have been heavily critical of him but he was the lesser of two evils.

As for the Republican Party's prospects in the future, there is still hope. Keep your eyes open for our Governor in Nevada, Brian Sandoval. Even with the liberal behemoth of Vegas, he has cut government spending and consolidated many agencies. If he can turn Nevada around then being President should be right up his alley.

-- Posted by twilcox1978 on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 9:42 AM

Love this blog! Great job. Sad---sad day in America. True re: those who voted for the doodie. True story. Problem is we will all eat "it" now.

-- Posted by OpinionMissy on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 10:04 AM

Nice pet family by the way. They are all very cute.

-- Posted by OpinionMissy on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 10:14 AM

Buckshot61- Sounds as if you've resigned yourself to an expectation of nothing but ineptitude from your other elected representatives. The victim mentality of a conservative.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 10:53 AM

At some point we can put it in a bag and light it on fire after we place it on a doorstep.

This is in no way a threat, but a thought about what to do with all this doodie.

This election was never about a battle of wills, but a collapse of American Values and Freedoms.

It started with in the mid 90's and three presidents- and now we have an entire generation who doesn't have a clue about America's history.

I propose that we ask those who were so willing to give their "fair share", that they write blank checks to those of us who are struggling finanacially under the burden of taxes. I mean only the willing, not those who have not volunteered.

Mr. Buffett, I hope that your check is in the mail along with a few celebrites, Mama needs new shoes, a car and a more comfortable house.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 10:54 AM

Right, KH gal.

I wonder when the mass exodus of wealthy people will begin (like it has in the Euro countries) Anyone who thinks that taxes won't go up for EVERYONE is living in a bubble. The middle-class will be hard hit to pay for all these entitlements. Meanwhile, Obama will gut the military to help pay for welfare, too. People in Mtn Home, watch for your home values to drop even more and the base to continue to be underutilized. Anyone who has stocks has just taken a massive hit, too. Good times ahead.

-- Posted by Second Wind on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 12:24 PM

The CAT looks like the one that rules the around the other 2 big boys/girls LMBO.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 7:00 PM

Let the wealthy people leave. The vacuum will be filled by those with the knowledge that made the wealthy wealthy.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 10:21 PM

And those without intellectual property, like Buckshot61, will be consultants, building careers on anothers intellect.

That'd make Buckshot61 a taker.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 11:19 PM

Doodie, manure and bird droppings. Somehow, they manage to find your shoes, and your hair. It is like they have a 6th sense as to who needs their shoes decorated or their hair conditioned.

KT: now you have gotten me started.

Or if you are simply tired of cow pies, try a couple road apples instead.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 11:21 PM

re: stock market...you mean the same stock market that backed the last bubble?

You don't believe they may be wrong now?!

Talk about your misplaced faith.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 11:26 PM

I have no delusions.

If one wealthy left this country, another wealthy would take their place.

That's just the way it is.

Why would things be any different than if a blue collar worker left their job? Surely there'd be another blue collar worker to take the vacancy.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 11:31 PM

I can claim to know you about as well as you know that half of the population you've packed up in that "Taker" box.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 8:47 AM

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."--------Thomas Jefferson-- Posted by bazookaman on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 7:01 AM

Uh-oh, veiled revolution rhetoric again. 4 more years of this?

-- Posted by MrMister on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 7:20 PM

TALKED TRASH.......LOST... ....CANT HANDLE IT.......HOW ABOUT JOINING IN TO TRY AND MAKE OUR COUNTRY A BETTER PLACE.....IF WE KEEP WADING IN THIS IDEALOGIC QUIGMIRE WE WILL BE IN THE SAME PLACE 4 YRS FROM NOW.ALL the name calling,and insults wont change that........and we still dont know if the glass is half full or half empty 47%......47%......ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by lamont on Tue, Nov 13, 2012, at 1:45 AM

Hi Lamont. Glad to see you on here, haven't heard from you in awhile.

I respectfully disagree. This isn't like a Duke vs. Kentucky basketball game. The trash talking that went on, for the most part, were facts. Debt, deficit, unemployment, healthcare, and entitlements are things that ALL of the representitives failed on. With Obama being the leader of the U.S., most of the blame should fall on him.

It's not like Republicans can't handle the loss. I think it's that we are astonished that a majority of Americans are happy with the direction that the country is going.

Religion on a decline, this 'politically correct' bullcrap, gays wanting you to respect their opinions but boycotting restaraunts for expressing theirs, the sense of entitlement in the country, and now massive layoffs because of Obamacare.

The President and many Democrats are talking about compromise. They are willing to compromise and be more 'flexible' with Russia and are even having talks with the Taliban. But your going to tell me that this President has tried to and can't compromise with Republicans? A leader leads and accepts responsibility, he doesn't make excuses. And for the last four years, Obama has done nothing but that along with his constant blaming.

I would love to see this President succeed. The value of my house would go up, I wouldn't have to worry about mine or my wife's job, and I would know that my kids would have a secure future in a secure country. But, you have to admit, the list above just hasn't been the case in the last four years.

That's just my opinion and take on things. I look forward to hearing yours.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Tue, Nov 13, 2012, at 4:34 PM

KT.......I AM NOT TRYING TO DEFEND WHAT HE HAS DONE OR NOT DONE.You went item by item of some things which have shown improvement and is moving a lot of people to a better place.to include your house if you paid a fair price for it and not an inflated one like a lot of us did.Anyhow my comment was and idea that through mutual consent we could get something done,i feel by reelection we gave consent.I like a lot of people care very deeply about our country.They LikE me could not vote for your candidate.MAYBE THIS COULD BE LOOKED AT AS BAD CANDIDATE......OUR FAULT.I could have tore this person apart I cared not to, that said lets move forward together.I say the country needs to move TOGETHER.IT would seem that the speaker realizes it also so lt's get it dont.FOR the sake of us all as a nation and a society......just a few thoughts...........

BEEN real busy......medical stuff,,,,,serious medical stuff anyhow working it ,thanks for asking later.........

-- Posted by lamont on Tue, Nov 13, 2012, at 6:46 PM

Hey lamont.

Wishing you the best.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Tue, Nov 13, 2012, at 6:59 PM

Hey Lamont

Nice to see you posting :>) We will see you Saturday night.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Tue, Nov 13, 2012, at 8:40 PM

I see your position and I respect your views, Lamont. I guess you and I see things differently though. As far as things moving in the right direction, I'm not so sure about that. The unemployment rate has dropped slightly but, from what I have read, that's because of government jobs that were created. I'm no economics major but, it seems to me that the interest on the money borrowed from China to pay for those jobs is more than the taxes brought in from the payroll and sales taxes of that money. The same goes with the borrowed money for foodstamps and unemployment. Which by the way, how long can a person draw unemployment for nowadays? Is it like 99 months or some bullcrap? Oh, and don't anyone dare question or drug test someone who is on one of those programs!

Anyway..... I'm all for working together and compromise. But where was this talk four years ago? Why didn't they reach across the isle then? Why make deals behind closed doors and then say, "we need to pass it to find out what's in it." What about a budget? Even a blank peice of paper with "Budget" as the headline would have been a great start to compromise on. But there hasn't even been that. I'm all for giving anyone a shot but, when is enough enough?

It's too late now to worry about that. The majority of people have spoken and that's that. It doesn't mean the rest of us have to like it or ablidge by the democratic way of thinking.

All in all, I'm a pretty easy going guy. I believe in small government, the right to own firearms, Country, and God. I've heard a lot of talk on these blogs from people saying that since Obama won, the Republicans should rethink their views. Not going to happen! Of course everyone should work together for the sake of the country. But how's that going to happen when you have so many who are takers and less and less everyday who are the workers.

If this President wanted to compromise and work together, again, he should have lead by example four years ago.

I have two kids. So, it's obvious that I wish this country in the right direction. I just don't think that without some serious changes ACROSS the board, that's going to happen.

But again, the people have voted and they obviously think these same idiots can work together if we give them all another shot.?! I guess since the masses say it's so, it must be... I think not.

On a side note, have you seen all the layoffs since the elections? Guess who learned, in the last few hours, that their hours are being cut. Yep, me and a bunch of other folks right here in Mtn. Home, thanks to this President's and the Democrats policies.

And I'm suppose to "suck it up and deal with it" as some have said on these blogs? Suck it up and deal with the winner of the election like a grown up, I've also heard.

Guess I'll tell my kids to "suck it up" when there's not much under the tree next month. I'll just tell them I can't get them what they want for Christmas because the people have spoken and the Obama administrations policies (Obamacare) have gotten Daddy laid off. They should be able to "suck it up".

Sorry to hear about the medical stuff going on, Lamont. Hope things get better for you.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 12:27 AM

Oh by the way, I just got another email not 30 seconds ago. It's a lot worse than I thought. My hours were btween 40-48/week. They are going to be 22 this week and will probably drop every week there after. This isn't some small company either, this is one of the largest employers here in Mtn. Home. So myself, and about 300 other employees here in the city will just "suck up" the results of this election :)

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 12:35 AM

A recent video from our neighbors to the west. Sort of an interesting concept.

www.youtube.com/embed/rEM4NKXK-iA

-- Posted by wh67 on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 10:09 AM

KT,

This is not to doubt what you write. I live in Reno, as you may know, and so am a bit out of the loop. Why are you and your coworkers being laid off or having your hours cut? What is the direct correlation between the election results (Obama and any others) and what is happening in Mountain Home. If you were asked to explain this in the most unemotional, objective, cut-and-dry terms, what would you say?

-- Posted by twilcox1978 on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 10:53 AM

Sounds like the cheese factory to me.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 11:30 AM

I agree Buckshot. Great video Warren. Those goes were right on point. Had me laughing and mad at the same time :)

Twilcox, we received an email a couple of weeks ago. It specifically said that because of Obamacare theirs and our rates are going up for health insurance. Now while the email that we received about our hours and layoffs didn't have a reason, I can only guess that the two are related. I think it may be a kind of indirect termination. Hoping that most people won't be able to survive on 16-22 hours per week and will have to find another job and quit this one.

Could there be other reasons behind it? Sure. My company supplies a product and demand for that product, which we all consume several times a day, may be down. But if that's the case, then it's directly related to the economic state of the country.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 11:34 AM

That's the company, MsM. Although it is not a cheese factory, we don't make anything. They package cheese for various companies across the U.S.

I may be one of the lucky ones. I'm an operator of one of the lines up there. There are only about 15 of us out of the 300 or so employees. So, hopefully, this will only be temporary for us. But I feel sorry for the line workers who are not needed.

I've only been there a little over six months but, I have talked to people up there who said it's never been this bad.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 11:41 AM

KT,

Thanks for being honest and objective.

-- Posted by twilcox1978 on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 11:49 AM

:)

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 11:52 AM

""I agree Buckshot. Great video Warren. Those goes were right on point. Had me laughing and mad at the same time :)""

That was supposed to have read.... Those TWO were right on point.

I have no idea how I screwed that one up. I guess these fat little knubs on the end of my hands were just pounding the keyboard too hard.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 11:54 AM

I have a handful of friends that work there. Some have been there at least 3 years.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 12:21 PM

Goodluck to your friends. And ask them about the emails and memos that I talked about. When they were sent out, they didn't blame Bush in any of them. They specifically said ...... Because of Obamacare.......

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 12:28 PM

KT- The keys on my computer sometimes jump around much faster than my fingers can take instructions, too. I think it's a throw back to my high school typing class.... That old IBM Selectric used to do the same thing.

-- Posted by wh67 on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 12:29 PM

KT

I asked 2 friends that work there. They both have worked there at least 5 years or longer. They both said they never heard of a letter cutting hours because of Obamacare. They said every winter they cut hours because business slows down. I know a couple more that work there around 1 or 2 years, I'm waiting to hear back from them. My Grandson worked there for awhile but he got laid off because he didn't pass the personality test.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 10:48 AM

Msm, if you read my comment, you would see that I never said the email about the hours said anything about Obamacare. Obamacare was the reason given for the rates of health insurance going up for both us and the employer.

Yes, I was also told the it slows down during the winter. But, I was also told it has never been this bad. All from people that have been there since the company opened.

Not trying to be rude but, again, go back and read EVERYTHING I wrote before you question it.

When your friends are laid off or don't have money for Christmas, be sure to remind them that this has nothing to do with Obamacare and happens every year. I'm sure that will be very comforting to them.

Not sure why your grandson didn't pass the personality test. There are no wrong answers to that test.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 11:01 AM

:)

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 11:05 AM

I wasn't questioning you KT. I was only telling you what my friends who work there told me. You told me to ask my friends so I did.

"Guess I'll tell my kids to "suck it up" when there's not much under the tree next month. I'll just tell them I can't get them what they want for Christmas because the people have spoken and the Obama administrations policies (Obamacare) have gotten Daddy laid off. They should be able to "suck it up"

Goodluck to your friends. And ask them about the emails and memos that I talked about. When they were sent out, they didn't blame Bush in any of them. They specifically said ...... Because of Obamacare.......

They said they never got a letter or memo saying anything about Obamacare.

They know what it is like when their hours are cut they have gone through it before. Thank you for being concerned about my friends...

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 11:32 AM

Good on ya MsMarilyn.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 6:28 PM

OK,,,, for employees who don't have access to email or a need for it (lineworkers, material handlers, etc.), the company sets out papers in the breakroom. These papers are job openings, schedules, important information.......

I'm sorry your friends didn't happen to see the one about their health insurance, maybe they don't care? But, I assure you, I read every paper in that place. Especially ones that talk about higher rates and hours.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 6:34 PM

MsM, you left out this little tidbit of what I said later on in the comments......"Twilcox, we received an email a couple of weeks ago. It specifically said that because of Obamacare theirs and our rates are going up for health insurance. Now while the email that we received about our hours and layoffs didn't have a reason, I can only guess that the two are related. I think it may be a kind of indirect termination. Hoping that most people won't be able to survive on 16-22 hours per week and will have to find another job and quit this one."

Again, read EVERYTHING a person writes if you are going to address it.

I also have friends at work who have seen the letter. How many of my friends, that have seen it, does it take to trump your friends, who haven't? Maybe we have mutual friends up there. If you want, I can take them to HR and get a copy of it. It would probably be in their best interst to know that their health insurance rates are going up, and why.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:06 PM

Maybe the big drycells, Mike.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:08 PM

There is a lot of complex economic rationale used to support the implementing of Obamacare. Some of it is quite convincing. Some of it is not.

The reason that I do not support it is simple. It is a concept called Moral hazard. The concept is that only the sickest will use the service therefore driving up the price. Subsidizing something and pricing it below that of the market will cause a surplus. Demand will exceed supply. This price increase will affect all but will be caused by the small majority.

A person should pay for what they receive. Self-reliance and resourcefulness are being left in the dust. It is a crying shame.

-- Posted by twilcox1978 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:22 PM

I dunno KT. I may find those friends of yours credible if they are from the Czech Republic or Canada. :|

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:24 PM

KT My friends seen the paper about insurance going up that your talking about.

But you didn't mention insurance until after my comment. You were connecting your hours being cut, due to Obamacare. I even copied it and pasted it for you to re-read.

Don't you get your medical via the base?

Our health insurance is going up come January. It goes up $11.54.

My friends got a Thanksgiving Bonus today, I hope you worked there long enough to get one too. They also give out Christmas Bonus's.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:29 PM

Seriously though.

http://www.healthcare.gov/law/full/index...

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:32 PM

I agree Twilcox. Self-reliance and resourcefulness are being left in the dust. How's that saying go? "Necessity is the mother of invention"... Well, what happens when there is no need or necessity for people to do anything to help themselves because they are so dependant on the government? What will that breed for future generations?

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:35 PM

Holy smokes MsM, will you please read the time of what you posted and what I posted!

Let me break this down for you since you are incapable of doing it!

I made the comment that you posted at 12:27am on 14 Nov.

Twilcox asked me to explain and I made another comment at 11:34am on 14 Nov.

Now, I know that 11:34am might seem like it comes before 12:27am but it actually comes after.

So to sum it up for you... When Twilcox asked me to explain the hours being cut, I said that the email we received didn't have a reason.

Get that OK?

Now, your friend seen the paper, did they? Did your friend also tell you what the paper said the cause of the increase was? Or now that you found out, you're just going to conveinently leave that part out.

And why do you care where I get my medical? Did your friend also tell you that MCC also had another letter out explaining that Tri-care rates are going up, because of Obamacare?

I look forward to hearing back from you when you decide what you are going to pick and choose to address.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:45 PM

Msm here is something you actually typed in these blogs.....

MsM: "I love Romney I want to live with him and deep down I'm in love with Buckshot. I just act like I don't because I'm a flip-flopper."

These are actually words YOU posted!

See what happens when we only take little bits and pieces of what someone says and try and link them together?

Hope I made my point... As childish as it was :)

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:49 PM

Sorry Buckshot for throwing you in the mix :)

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:50 PM

I went to the link, Dave, but what am I looking for?

I kinda lost interest at Title VI. Transparency and Program Integrity.

Is this the same program that they had to pass to find out what's in it?

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 8:03 PM

Perhaps your employer is using the current political plasma to make a political statement. They're a Wisconsin company aren't they? Their guy wasn't on the prevailing side. :)

The law is dry, but it has some answers. The employer mandate is effective in 2014.

That's between you and them, and I wish you and your family the best of luck on this and your wifes upcoming deployment.

Have you given any consideration to writing a blog regarding your time spent on the Texas border? There must be some interesting stories.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 8:24 PM

At 12:27 am Nov 14

Guess I'll tell my kids to "suck it up" when there's not much under the tree next month. I'll just tell them I can't get them what they want for Christmas because the people have spoken and the Obama administrations policies (Obamacare) have gotten Daddy laid off. They should be able to "suck it up".

Oh by the way, I just got another email not 30 seconds ago. It's a lot worse than I thought. My hours were btween 40-48/week. They are going to be 22 this week and will probably drop every week there after. This isn't some small company either, this is one of the largest employers here in Mtn. Home. So myself, and about 300 other employees here in the city will just "suck up" the results of this election :)

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 12:35 AM

This one shows you were guessing trying to figure out why your hours were cut and insurance rates going up. (below)

Twilcox, we received an email a couple of weeks ago. It specifically said that because of Obamacare theirs and our rates are going up for health insurance. Now while the email that we received about our hours and layoffs didn't have a reason, I can only guess that the two are related. I think it may be a kind of indirect termination. Hoping that most people won't be able to survive on 16-22 hours per week and will have to find another job and quit this one.

Could there be other reasons behind it? Sure. My company supplies a product and demand for that product, which we all consume several times a day, may be down. But if that's the case, then it's directly related to the economic state of the country.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 11:34 AM

Yes my friends seen the paper. No they never went into details about the paper. They did say they never got an email or memo saying "because of Obamacare."

Goodluck to your friends. And ask them about the emails and memos that I talked about. When they were sent out, they didn't blame Bush in any of them. They specifically said ...... Because of Obamacare.......

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Wed, Nov 14, 2012, at 12:28 PM

I was only asking about your medical since your wife is AF and I assumed you were talking about your health insurance going up. You never mentioned Tri-care at least I didn't see it if you did. I assumed regular health insurance since that's what we have.

My friends don't have tri-care and either do we.

Did I leave anything out? If I did it wasn't my intention to leave anything out....

Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 8:30 PM

Dave, that may be the case but, I kinda doubt it. MCC is a family owned company. The old lady back in Wisconsin who runs the place makes sure she takes care of her people if she can. Just tonight, as MsM mentioned, she gave us all $60 to make sure everyone had Thanksgiving dinner, and does it every year. That's $18,000/yr just for this plant alone. Not to mention the very generous Christmas bonus's we get. I don't see these people cutting hours and raising rates unless they really have to. Not to mention, I thought Wisconsin, from what my Democrat co-workers said, was a blue state? But who knows, I could be wrong on all that.

I'm sure everything will work out fine at my job. I was hired in at a good position, and there aren't too many of us. If for some chance, I do end up getting laid off or the hours are lacking for too long, I'll get a second or even third job.

Thanks for wishing my wife and I well. She can't tell me where she is going but, she has a good head on her shoulders. I know that where ever it is, she'll know what to do and how to handle it. (she must take after her mom, cause I know her dad is NOTHING like that! HAHAHA just kidding Mike!) Naaaaaa, her daddy taught her well... she'll be able to hold her own where ever she ends up :)

As far as my time in Texas, it wasn't on the border and I'm not sure it's worthy of a blog. It was in West Texas on a dusty old ranch. My wife and I went for a trail ride at a ranch and the rest is history.... The owner was 77 years old, raised champion quarter horses (80 of them), and had no help. I fell in love with the joint and for the next six months, everyday, worked my butt off from daylight till dark taking care of the place and the horses. It was some of the nastiest, hottest, and smelliest work ever. But I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. My wife came on the weekends to help. We loved the horses so much that we bought two of them and had them shipped to us here in Idaho. I still volunteer for the old man. I sell land and horses for him and locate hay to be trucked to there.

Wow, I just wrote a book. Sorry about that and I apologize :)

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 9:47 PM

You're on to something, Buckshot. Not saying that everyone who voted for Obama is an idiot but, I have narrowed it down to three reasons. 1) entitlements 2)because he's black 3) because they didn't like Romney. People surely didn't vote for him because of anything he has done or because of his policies that, not only have us further in debt but, also have our unborn children with a strapping debt too.

I had a Democrat FRIEND at work tell me his reasons was #1 and #3. He went on to tell me how "it was the Latino vote that pushed Obama over the edge for re-election." (This is what they are spewing on the lamestream media too) But the facts show that Latinos voted 71%, or 35.5 million, for Obama. While blacks voted 93%, or 37.2 million for Obama. All while having a total population of 10 million less than Latinos.

Gone are the days of a black man being judged by the content of his character. Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Joyner, Snoop Dog and others wanted you to vote for him based on the color of his skin.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 10:33 PM

I think I will do a little copy and pasting of my own since I need to spell this out and that's what you understand (the copy and pasting) :)

MsM: "Yes my friends seen the paper. No they never went into details about the paper. They did say they never got an email or memo saying "because of Obamacare."

The paper was the memo/letter!!! How could they not go into detail about it but yet, go into detail and tell you it never said anything about Obamacare??

MsM: "I was only asking about your medical since your wife is AF and I assumed you were talking about your health insurance going up."

First) I've made it clear that I am an employee of MCC. When I say "our" I mean "employees". If I say "our" insurance is going up, that means the "employees" of MCC. It doesn't mean my wife and I, it doesn't mean my neighbor, it doesn't mean my dog, it doesn't mean my dog's puppies, it means what it says.

Second) My wife may not always be AF. She is thinking of getting out next year and doing CIA or Secret Service (Mike's gonna be mad!) :)

So what that means is, I'm going to have to fall back on MCC's insurance and pay the inflated rates because of Obamacare.

I hope I didn't come off as rude, that wasn't my intention. I am just trying to get you to understand and it is very very hard.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 11:11 PM

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arch...

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Fri, Nov 16, 2012, at 12:17 PM

One of the things that popped right out at me in that article was this, Dave.

"As we've said here before, Hispanics and blacks and young single women really are more likely to want "stuff" from government because they're overwhelmingly more likely to have less money."

In my opinion, this is one of the biggest problems with the country today. No one wants to accept responisibility for their actions.

Rather than want that free "stuff" from the government, how about they work for it? Sure, there may be some sacrifices. Having to work two and even three jobs until the right one comes along or you are done with school but, I don't know anyone who ever succeeded by sitting on their butt.

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Fri, Nov 16, 2012, at 1:07 PM

What a world we live in. The lay offs and business closures begin---all on Obama now. Watch who he passes the buck to on this mess. Israel? Speaks for itself and the President. Gutless wonder.

-- Posted by OpinionMissy on Fri, Nov 16, 2012, at 4:32 PM

Yo dude. I wasn't crowing anything. In context, I meant that we'll all be sparring on here over the next four years. It would've been the same over the next four years if Mitt Romney had won.

-- Posted by Dave Thompson on Fri, Nov 16, 2012, at 7:33 PM

Look at the track record of government in the Post Office, FHA, SS, Medicare, Medicaid, and giving money to free loaders. Every wonder why concerned people doubt obamacare is a solution to anything?

-- Posted by skeeter on Sat, Nov 17, 2012, at 7:17 AM

I've read that a secret message was sent through two countries in Europe to inform Iran that if they go to war with Israel the US won't be involved. Makes me wonder how that could possibly be true. But with this administration I guess it could be.

-- Posted by skeeter on Sun, Nov 18, 2012, at 6:54 AM

I think everyone would like to know what happened in Bengazi but few will. A security force of two? Maybe the money had to be spent on more alternative energy projects. Or flying the family around the world on separate jets? Who knows.

-- Posted by skeeter on Mon, Nov 19, 2012, at 6:37 AM

They're gonna "getcha" one way or another. Here's something I just got in my email...

"The Congressional Budget Office points to freezing future pay raises, increasing TRICARE fees, and altering future retirement benefits as means to avoid the "fiscal cliff". The military community should be aware that the deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" is likely to impact their families as much as the sequestration itself."

Why are they always holding military pay hostage? Ever wonder why they don't talk about their pay?

http://www.military.com/military-report/...

-- Posted by KentuckyTransplant on Mon, Nov 19, 2012, at 12:59 PM


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