The wiring is off in RomneyBot’s circuits. Its that or I stand by my assertion on facebook earlier this week that the man has suffered a nervous breakdown and they are doing a poor job of hiding it. I think he was teetering on the edge of one and then the 47% remarks were leaked and well that was it – over the edge he went.
Health Insurance – Last Sunday, he reasoned that there is a type of safety net in place for the uninsured – it’s called the Emergency Room.
“Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance,” he said in an interview with Scott Pelley of CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night. “If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.” (Huffpo)
First, that is EXACTLY the problem right now. People without any intention or means of paying an expensive ass emergency care bill go and get treated and then the hospital has to figure out a way to recoup their losses and in case you’re wondering how they recoup their losses – they make other services at the hospital more expensive for those who can pay. Geez!
Second, IF people have reasonable access to regular healthcare they could avoid many situations that result in emergency care because those situations were left untreated/unmonitored FOREVER. Sigh. He knows this, that is the scary part and the reason why I think he has suffered a nervous breakdown – he made the exact same point while Governor of Massachusetts. Mark my words, dude is losing it.
You want another example? Here ya go:
Last Monday this guy said that he doesn’t understand why you can’t roll down the windows on an airplane. SERIOUSLY??!!? So the concepts of “cabin air pressure” and “altitude” are completely foreign to you?? WOW! I’m done. No I don’t like him, I’ve never liked him but I didn’t think he was a REAL idiot (see George W. Bush) for crying out loud. Now the unthinkable has occurred and I’m actually almost kinda starting to feel a little sorry for him – almost. I mean I’m sorta kinda a compassionate person and to watch someone have a mental breakdown on a national stage is sorta kinda heartbreaking – kinda sorta. Again, really, there’s no love lost here and best believe HE has access to the absolutely best healthcare millions of dollars can buy so I’m sure he’ll be just fine. I’m a little nervous about the debates but since THEY made it a type of death match “win at all costs” scorched earth election so be it. Yo POTUS – take his ass DOWN!
As everyone should know by now the NFL has had replacement refs since the season started. That particular situation came to a head last Monday when those very same replacement refs inadvertently caused all hell to break loose and chose the winner of Monday night’s game. Oops. The fall out was nasty and viola the real refs are finally back in play.
Result: Really rich people rarely come off looking good in a situation where people who make a pittance – comparatively speaking – are simply asking to retain certain benefits. Also, NFL Commissioner Roger S. Goodell is an Ass. Period.
Did you know “MySpace” has been revamped and it actually looks kinda sexy now? I know right! Me neither! Justin Timberlake is part of the team (as an investor) behind this new rollout. I’m not going back but I am curious to see how this plays out for ‘em – good luck!
*I admit I have a small crush on Justin Timberlake, okay it isn’t that small – I LOVE YOU JUSTIN!
HIP HOP FUNNIES
Lil Wayne is suing Quincy Jones III because he (Lil Wayne) didn’t like the final results of a documentary he apparently authorized Jones to shoot during the making of his album Tha Carter III. Regarding the actual lawsuit – sigh. BUT regarding Lil Wayne’s deposition – HIIIIIIIIII-LARIOUS!! No like fo’ reals, super super super funny ish. I promise.
“That’s a stupid-ass question,” he said when asked about a television interview he gave.
When asked if he ever hired photographers for his shows, he said: “Sorry, sir, no. I’m a superstar. People hire them themselves to photograph me.”
When asked to describe his image in the media, he said: “I don’t portray myself as anything … I am who I am and you guys portray what you think.”
Maaaaaaaaaan. He looks and sounds like an insolent teenager. Oh wait, I guess that goes with the territory of his ilk nowadays. No connection to reality whatsoever. Hmmm, perhaps he is channeling Mitt Romney. Result: Totally. Out. Of. Control.
TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMOBILES
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation regulating safety and performance standards for Google’s “Driverless Cars”. Yes, driverless cars. The benefits:
“It really has the power to change people’s lives, that’s why I’m really excited about it,” said Brin during his remarks in the lead-up to the signing. “There are many, many people who are under-served by our transportation system today.” Brin went on to list a variety of groups, including the blind, people too young to drive and even those who get a little too deep in their cups — all of whom would be better enabled with a driverless car. (WP)
Hmmmm. I don’t know about you but I like driving my car and I’m not sure I want to be on the road with a bunch of robot cars. Progress is cool and all, but…
Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, has a new song out. I actually kinda like it. If I were a teenager I would be a little more effusive with my shout out but since I’m a grown a*s woman I’m just gonna give him a respectful nod and keep it moving.
Look at him looking just like his Daddy!
QUEEN & COMPANY
You may have watched First Lady Michelle Obama on The View but I bet you didn’t catch the conversation that took place backstage between her and Whoopi Goldberg. Lucky for you I have exclusive footage:
“And so we’re watching The View, so we’re watching The View – we’re watching The View”
Now go forth and BE THE WEEKEND!!