Russ Gibb at Random
politics

Bureaucracy in action

March 18, 2010

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And now...another part of the story....

The Haircut

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, "I cannot accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week." The florist was pleased and left the shop.
When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a "thank you" card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a police officer came in for a haircut and, when he tried to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "I cannot accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week." The officer was happy and left the shop.
The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a "thank you" card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
A Congressman came in for a haircut and, when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "I can not accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week." The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.
The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.



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sweet freedom

March 19, 2010

politics

Government Arrogance

March 22, 2010

I tried to call Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak's office in Washington, I got a busy signal. I tried to e-mail him, don't know if that went through. I called his Alpena office and told them who I was and that I had a place in Traverse City and then proceeded to voice my opinion about Mr. Stupak's sell out, health care, vote to Obama. I was rudely told that you can't vote for him and then was hung up on. I assume his aid's name was John. So I want you to all call this #, 1-989-356-0690, and tell him thanks for his rudeness.

If you can't get get through to the Congressman's Washington #, 202-225-4735, you might want to try his other locations.

Alpena: 989-356-0690
Crystal Falls: 906-875-3751
Escanaba: 906-786-4504
Houghton: 906-482-1371
Marquette: 906-228-3700
Patoskey: 231-348-0657
West Branch: 989-345-2258

Try calling him. Let him know what you think about his selling out to Obama.

at random

“I Remember When…”

March 23, 2010


Becoming a senior citizen has its bad points, but it also has its good points. One of the good points is that you reminisce a lot. And I started to reminisce about some things in Dearborn when I was growing up. And then I wondered about what memories you might have.

Well, the first thing that I remember is the Carmen Theatre being built down on Schaffer Avenue, not far from Ford Road. It was the state of the art. They had an ice cream parlor up in the big Rotunda, which was an added attraction and went beyond the popcorn, potato chips, and the Milk Duds. But the main attraction for us at that time, being middle school or high school kids, was that they had lover seats. There were two seats glued together without the arm rests. And maybe you could get a little bit of sparking done with your girlfriend when you took her to the movies, which by the way cost 25 cents a piece to get in.

The other thing that I remember distinctly was going down to the Cunningham Store on the corner of Schaffer and Michigan. That was one of the top shopping centers in Michigan at the time.

And of course there was the People’s Outfitting Furniture Store on Warren Avenue. It wasn’t a warehouse in the beginning, but somewhere along the line it turned into a Hudson’s Warehouse. And what did it become? I don’t know. Maybe you remember more about that.

Also there was Herb Heritage’s Hamburgers, (spelling?). It was right on the corner of Wyoming and Warren Avenue. During WWII, Herb was German and of course we were fighting the Germans. So to prove his Americanism, he would wrap his hamburgers in little Pro-American poems with little American flags printed on the wax paper so that when you got one of Herb Heritage’s Hamburgers, they may have been made by a German American, but they were real American hamburgers.

Now right across the street from Herb’s was a bar called the Hay Market. It was on the opposite corner of Wyoming and Warren Avenue. The North East corner and it was one of the main bars in Dearborn evidently at the turn of the century. Later on there was some kind of murder that took place and it closed down and became a drug store then became something else and then disappeared from the face of Dearborn and our memories.

Of course, there was Rouge Park when it was a beautiful park, well kept up. I drove through it the other day and was so disappointed to see how Detroit has maintained the park. It looked like a dump. It’s just so sad, the story of Detroit. Give me a break.

Oh, and then we got to taking about growing up with flowers. Now I remember people picking up these little yellow flowers. Buttercups they were called. And we would put them under our chin. Now if your chin turned yellow it meant that you liked butter. The other one was, while I was talking to my aid Jennifer, We got to talking about the flower that bit you. We could not think of the name of those for the life of us and then all of sudden I said snap dragons. Remember snap dragons? They are beautiful flowers, but if you put something in them they snap closed. I guess they don’t eat the bugs. They just sort of let the bug fly around and get pollinated and let them go to do their insect thing.

So what are your memories of growing up in Dearborn? I have plenty.


politics

The head elitist speaks

March 26, 2010

YESTERDAY ON "ABC-TV" (BETTER KNOWN AS THE ALL BARRACK CHANNEL)
DURING THE "NETWORK SPECIAL ON HEALTH CARE".... OBAMA WAS ASKED:



"MR. PRESIDENT WILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GIVE UP YOUR CURRENT HEALTH CARE PROGRAM
AND JOIN THE NEW 'UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAM' THAT THE REST OF US WILL BE ON ????"
(BET YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER)

THERE WAS A STONEY SILENCE AS OBAMA IGNORED THE QUESTION AND CHOSE NOT TO ANSWER IT !!!
IN ADDITION, A NUMBER OF SENATORS WERE ASKED THE SAME QUESTION AND THEIR RESPONSE WAS."WE WILL THINK ABOUT IT." AND THEY DID. IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY ON THE NEWS THAT THE "KENNEDY HEALTH CARE BILL" WAS WRITTEN INTO THE NEW HEALTH CARE REFORM INITIATIVE ENSURING THAT THAT CONGRESS WILL BE 100%EXEMPT !

OH!----Don’t forget this little old amendment to the Constitution. Where is that document anyway?

Amendment 28

Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United
States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives,
and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators or
Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the
United States .
SO, THIS GREAT NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN THAT IS GOOD FOR YOU AND I.. IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR OBAMA, HIS FAMILY, OR CONGRESS..??
WE (THE AMERICAN PUBLIC) NEED TO STOP THIS PROPOSED DEBACLE ASAP !!!! THIS IS TOTALLY WRONG !!!!!
PERSONALLY, I CAN ONLY ACCEPT A UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL THAT EXTENDS TO EVERYONE... NOT JUST US LOWLY CITIZENS... WHILE THE WASHINGTON "ELITE" KEEP RIGHT ON WITH THEIR GOLD-PLATED HEALTH CARE COVERAGES.

at random

"here you go"

March 29, 2010

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I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'
- Eleanor Roosevelt –

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Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement.
- Mark Twain -

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Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain -
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The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
- George Burns -

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Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
- Victor Borge -

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By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates -

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I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
- Groucho Marx -

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My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.
- Jimmy Durante -

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I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor -

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Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
- Alex Levine -
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My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.
- Rodney Dangerfield -

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Money can't buy you happiness... But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
- Spike Milligan -

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Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP.
- Joe Namath -

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I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.
- Bob Hope -

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I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
- W. C. Fields -

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We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.
- Will Rogers -

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Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.
- Winston Churchill -

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Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty... But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
- Phyllis Diller -

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By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.
-Billy Crystal -

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And the cardiologist's diet: - If it tastes good spit it out.

at random

Memories are made of these

March 31, 2010



You took a 'moonlight cruise' to Bob-Lo with Captain Bob-Lo or went to Edgewater Amusement Park .

And you could stamp your girlfriends name on the coin from the vending machine.

You shopped at Hughes and Hatcher, B Siegel, Peck and Peck, Himelhochs, Robert Hall, Crowley's, Montgomery Wards, Shoppers Fair, EJ Korvettes, Muirheads or Federals

You rode the elevator at J. L. Hudson's, which was 'run' by an elevator operator,who sat on a stool. And the adult and kid sized bronze drinking fountains.

You remember a Winkleman's and Sanders store in your neighborhood. Ahhh,that hot fudge sunday !!!

You remember the 'Big Snow', Buffalo Bob, Howdy Doody, Clarabelle, Phineas T. Bluster, Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring.

You remember Twin Pines Dairy delivered milk and juice to the chute on the side of your house and Milky the Clown performed magic with the magic words 'Twin Pines. Plus Browns Dairy with the horse drawn milk wagon.

You remember the Good Humor man in a white uniform, ringing the bells as he rode down your street,on his trike.

You remember Olympia Stadium.Home of the red wings.

You remember when Vernors was made on Woodward Ave,with the wood floor and wooden benches to sit on while your watching the bottles being filled.A great place to take your date after a movie! And a bearded gnome was on the bottle.

You also rember that Coca Cola bottles had the town it was bottled in embossed on the bottom of the bottle.The person with the farthest away bottle wins the bet !!

Your Mom got groceries at Great Scott, Food Fair, Wrigley's or Chatham.

Your Mom saved Holden Red Stamps, S&H Green stamps, or Gold Bell Gift stamps, and you licked them into those little books.

Kresge's and Woolworth's were 'Dime Stores.'

Cunninghams Drug store.

"I will meet you under Kerns Clock !!

Michigan, United Artists, Uptown, Broadway Theaters, and don't forget the National Burlesque "Theater"!!!

You had an uncle in the furniture business, (Joshua Door).

You know who Bill Kennedy was.

You saw the Detroit Lions play football in Briggs Stadium.

You remember The Faygo Kid & Black Bart and the Faygo song. Or how about 'Which way did he go? He went for Faygo, old fashion root beer.'

You watched Rita Bell's! prize movies in the morning.

You remember Jack LeGoff and Van Patrick.What about Betty Bahr and the weather ?

You remember Milky the Clown, Pat & Johnny and Ragmop, Soupy Sales, Johnny Ginger, Poopdeck Paul, Captain Jolly, Sagebrush Shorty and maybe even Sergeant Satko Salute.

You visited the Wonder Bread Bakery or The Silvercup Bakery on Wagner St in Detroit and got to take home a mini loaf of bread.

Your address had a two-digit 'zone' before there were zip codes. Detroit 19, Michigan.

And you had a Townsand, Webster, Logan ,Kenwood or Twinbrook phone exchange. Did you have a two or four party line ? Ohhh a private line !! Rich people eh !!

You remember 'Get on the right track at 9 mile and Mack, to get the best deal in town. Roy O'Brien. it's the best deal in town.'

You remember a laundry chute and a milk chute and a coal chute.

How about the icebox and iceman?? ....A fridge.with the coils on top ? ....How about a gas Fridge?

You remember going to Detroit Edison with your Mom to exchange burned out light bulbs for new ones, for FREE !!

The Jim Dandy Ice Cream Shops

Oh yes, the Grande Ballroom.

Oh, what memories!

Thanks, Mr Patrny

politics

about government...

April 2, 2010

Now take a look at this video.Listen carefully. This not about Democrats. It's not about Republicans. It's about Government!

Just listen and use your head. That's what you got it for.

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Obama"scare"!!!

April 6, 2010



Dr. Allen Dobzyniak is a retired physician. He has been my personal physician for many years and is one of the wisest and best physicians I have ever had. He has taken a hard look at Obamacare. I am not going to put up all of his findings but you can go to this link and find them there.

C:\Users\Russ\Documents\A docs view of obamacare, 4-2-10.htm

I would like to put up a little bit of the information about the changes that will be coming to your Medicare and mine in the near future. Just read these and shutter at what is going on with Obamacare... It’s a scam...


2009: Medicare cuts to hospitals (long - term care (7-01-09) and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (FY 10)

2010: Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals

2011: Medicare Advantage cuts begin
Medicare cuts to home health begin
Wealthier seniors (85k/170k) begin paying higher Part D premiums.
Medicare reimbursement cuts when seniors use diagnostic imaging like MRI, CT scan, etc.
Medicare cuts to ambulance services, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic labs, durable medical equipment
Prohibition on Medicare payments to new physician - owned hospitals
Seniors prohibited from purchasing power wheelchairs unless they first rent for 13 months
More cuts to long - term care hospitals
Medicare cuts to hospitals. Nursing homes and inpatient rehabilitation facilities

2012: Medicare cuts for dialysis treatment
Medicare plans to reduce spending by using an HMO - like coordinated care model
More Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals
Medicare cuts to hospitals with high readmission rates
Medicare cuts to hospice begins

2013: Increase from 7.5% to 10% threshold at which medical expenses, as a % of income, can be deductible
Impose 2.3% excise tax on medical devices
Medicare cuts to hospitals who treat low income seniors begin

2014: More Medicare cuts to home health
Government board (IPAB) begins submitting proposals to cut Medicare
Medicare payment cuts for hospital acquired infection begin

2015: More Medicare cuts to home health

2017: Physician pay for quality program begins for all physicians

I have attempted to create an objective analysis of many of the direct and indirect consequences of the new health care law. Add to this the recent Gallop Poll of physicians that concludes 26% of health care spending is a result of defensive medicine. No significant med - mal reform is included in this law.
The law does provide for rationing of health care especially to seniors. Further conclusions are possible: free health care for illegal immigrants, publicly subsidized abortion and forced participation in abortions by physicians. The law will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business with everyone eventually in a government run system, except our legislators, of course, who are exempted. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians and allocation of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government. This is the most massive transfer of power and compromise of personal freedom to the federal government that has ever occurred.

Allen Dobzyniak M.D.

education

This Week...

April 12, 2010

So you say that you like to support education! Good for you. I’m going to give you a chance to see something terrific. I don’t know if you know about the kids over at Dearborn High, Edsel High, and Fordson High who attend the video production program over at Dearborn High under the direction of Kurt Doelle, but they are going to have a special showing of "Internal Affairs", "Stealing Graduation", and "True Story: a short animation" for two days at the Guido Theatre this coming Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00.

You’re going to be amazed. You’re going to say, “…kids can’t do that!” First of all the studio that they have is incredible. It’s developed thanks to a 2 million dollar donation by Michael Berry and some other citizens who have knocked themselves out to give our kids the very best production studio in the country. And of course the productions that they do are amazing. They look just like Hollywood productions.

So… the show goes on at seven and you can get tickets at the door. Take your family to see this. It will be worth your while. The kids in the video production are youngsters. They are only fifteen, sixteen, and seventeen years old and they produce productions that will knock your socks off.

So check it out. There are three productions that they have done. They have a big screen there and they have it in full color and sound. I think that you are really going to like what is going down at WDHS Video. You can find out more at www.wdhsvideo.org.

Alberta and I will be there and we are inviting some of our friends. We hope that you will come and see this show too.

Come on you are big supporters of the school. You support football, basketball, and soccer. Please, come out and support the arts.


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