Thursday, March 15, 2012


Recently, I read the story of a Michigan woman who won the lottery and was still collecting food stamps.  And while I understand the outrage over her egregious behavior, I was dumbstruck by the unreported story within the story.

Supposedly the woman won $1,000,000.  Sounds good, but the reality is that she didn't receive $1,000,000 nor anything close to that.  First, she opted for a lump sum payment which reduced the award to $700,000.  Then the tax man came, and chopped that figure down to about $400,000. 

Holy crap!  $400,000 is a lot less than $1,000,000, and just to get the advertised prize she would have to win the lottery one and a half more times.  Where's the outrage that people playing the lottery are being shafted?  Seriously.  That's false advertising and someone should be held accountable.

Someone who wins money playing the lottery is usually not well off.  It's not as if every year they take home $700,000.  Why tax them as if they did?  It's one thing to ask Buffet to pay more, he makes $700,000 every hour.  In addition, government runs the lottery!.  Isn't it ironic that they sponsor the lottery, award you the money, and then demand that you pay them their "fair" share?  Not even the mob can do shit like that. 

The gap between $400,000 and $1,000,000 is ridiculous and as far as I'm concerned, she should keep the food stamps on principal.  One good screw deserves another.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fluke That!

Listening to Rush the other day and he's talking about this Georgetown law student and how she can't afford condoms because she's having too much sex.  He was being hyperbolic of course, but I had to check this girl out for myself.

She is a very smart liberal hack who is basically lying to promote an agenda.  Her first lie is to deliberately conflate non-reproductive medical issues with birth control.  If you listen to her opening statement, she would have you believe that 99% of women who go to the doctor for birth control medication do so for reasons other than preventing pregnancy.  Really?  I suspect that most women get birth control for it's primary use which is not a medical condition, but a lifestyle choice.Interestingly enough, according to Ms. Fluke Georgetown student medical insurance does allow birth control to be used for medical purposes. 

Her next lie is that you can have your cake and eat it too.  The woman's sense of entitlement is disturbing.  To those who suggest she go somewhere else for law school, she retorts that she should not have to "choose" between a prestigious law education and her health.  Really?  Is that the only law school?  The only prestigious one?  Who says that she or anyone else has to be a lawyer?  Is it a right?  No, going to school is a privilege, one that you pay for.  No one forces you to go to law school, no one forces you to go to a catholic law school, and no one forces you to have sex.  The irony must be lost on Ms. Fluke that she and her ilk insist on forcing others to subsidize a life she voluntary chose to have.

Birth control costs about $1,000 per year, Georgetown about $40,000 per year.  You do the math.