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250,000 HITS! Can it Be?

July 27, 2009

Kids:    Mr. President, did you hear that Murphy Klasing’s Conservative Blog has over 250,000 hits now in less than a year and a half?

Hussein:  WHAT?!  No way!   Now listen children, let me tell you a story about Mr. Klasing.

Kids:  Okay, we love him–he takes real life stories about stupid liberal ideas and shows how ridiculous they are with satire and exaggeration–but some people think he is kind of crazy.

Hussein:  Well, first of all, he is a conservative or radical or right-winger as we like to say in the White House and as such he is automatically a racist, a bigot, a homophobe and an intolerant dummy–in fact I would say that oftentimes he acts stupidly.

Kids:  You mean like that mean white cop you told us about in the first story?

Hussein:  Exactly–all white cops that arrest minorites act stupidly and all conservatives often times act stupidly as well.  Let me show you what I mean…

Hussein:  In this story living in a plush castle paid for by decades of nasty things we call “profits” and “earnings,”  the evil white conservative lived and provided for his family by working real hard and never taking any of the help the government was trying to offer him.

Kids:  Boooooooo!

Hussein: (to M’chel quietly):  See how easy they are to manipulate.

Hussein:  So anyway kids, the evil conservative saw that the Good King, lets call him “Obbie” was trying to take all of the evil profits away and turn the land into a land of equality and good health care for all and he began to fight King Obbie.  The evil conservative began to do bad bad things.

Kids:  Like what?

Hussein:  Like participate in illegal tea parties and participate in conservative talk radio and worst yet—express his views in a public Blog!

Kids:  What is a blog?

Hussein:  It’s something that soon I’ll make sure doesn’t exist–but that is something for my third or fourth term.  Anyway, back to the story.  So the Evil Conservative continued to fight and the Good King Obbie became sad because a solider of the Evil One–Commander Rasmussen was telling everyone that the Good King wasn’t as well liked as he used to be.  So…

(telepromter quits working)

Hussein:  So…, um so….

Kids:  So what?  PLease tell us!!!

Hussein:  So…um…well…um…The Good King killed the stupid Evil Conservative and the world was all better-The End!

Kids:  That story sucked about as much as your Health Care Bill does!

Hussein:  Curse you Conservative Bloggers!

-Murphy

-Thanks to all who have visited and made this Blog a place to stop by–After I spend a few more days catching Bass in the unemployed State of Michigan, I’ll come back and blog some more.  Thanks, thanks, thanks!

Universal Health Care And Other Stuff We “Deserve”

July 24, 2009

“Americans Deserve Universal Health Care”  USA Today, Reader Opinion Feb. 26, 2009.

All of us deserve access to care, so I think universal health care should be this country’s goal just like other developed countries,”  Wendell Potter, former Chief of Public Relations for CIGNA

“Americans deserve universal health care,” Congressman Jim McDermott, D-Washington State, May 2004.

When did Americans elevate themselves into a position of “deserving” certain things for free or at least at the expense of others.  I thought we were the America that was too “arrogant” and needed this President to take us down to reality.  And yet…we seem to deserve a great many things.

DESERVE:  (according to Dictionary.com):  to merit, to be qualified for, or have a claim to because of actions, qualities or situation.

Interesting isn’t it?  Here are some other things we apparently deserve:

1. McDonalds:  “You deserve a break today.”

2. Maureen Dowd The New York Times:  “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.”

3. Shiney Red Button Advertising:  “Full Service.  Because you Deserve it.”

4. John McCain Campaign:  “The Change You Deserve.” (see even the elephants are in on this trend)

it goes on and on…

I never realized how much I deserved.  I mean there is that Constitution which outlines rights we have–but it doesn’t have a “Bill of Stuff We Deserve.”

The last time I checked, Health Care was an industry–mostly private in nature.  What happens is this, a person gets to feeling kind of bad.  The person makes a decision to become a consumer of either a doctor, a clinic or an ER and makes an appointment to be checked out.  The doctor diagnoses the problem (after 8 + years of school and training that most people would never be able to accomplish) and then charges for his/her time in treating the patient.  The patient then writes a check for the amount owed and moves on with his/her life.

Sometimes, unfortunately, a person has a really bad thing like cancer or a heart attack or a debilitating disease and that person’s medical bills will be substantially worse.  Life is just that way–some will have high medical costs, some will not.  Some will get sick despite living a healthy lifestyle, some will get sick because they spent a majority of their lives smoking, or doing drugs, or eating unhealthy food or drinking in excess or…..

But now, all of a sudden, we “deserve” this health care treatment for free or for a reasonable price–determined by our government.

If you buy that and believe me, if it passes you will certainly BUY it—then answer me this–why don’t we also deserve the following other things that would make us (or at least me) happy?

1.  A Car That Runs On Air

The Air Car–runs on compressed air.  I think I deserve a car of my liking (not this ugly piece of crud) that runs on air–and I deserve it at the same price as a mid-sized car like a Corolla.

I Deserve one of these to run on air:

2.  To Be Debt Free

Is this guy happy or jumping off a cliff?  Anyway–sure I have some student loans (just like most doctors do) but I don’t deserve it.  I went to Law School, graduated and have held a job ever since–I think I deserve the remainder of my loans to be waived.

3.  Great Food

Why should I, a great American, be subjected to eating garbage for food.  I expect as a human being in this land to be served Great Food no matter where I dine.  If I order a quadruple meat crabby patty from King in the Box–I expect it to be made with 100% fat free, organically fed beef and to look similar to the dishes above–after all—I DESERVE IT!

I could go on–but of course this kind of thinking is ridiculous.  As a human being, I don’t deserve anything.  Sure if I work I deserve to be paid for my work.  But the difference there is the give and take.  I don’t deserve health care–but am thankful we have the greatest in the world.  I don’t deserve air conditioning–but am thankful it was invented and I can afford it.  I don’t deserve friends—but am thankful that some people find me amusing enough to call me “friend.”  I don’t deserve a beautiful wife and family–but am thankful they don’t see the real me and if they do, they love me anyway.

I don’t even deserve Freedom–but am thanful to the men and women who over the past 230+ years have fought for it and died for it so that I could reap the unearned benefits of it. 

And so—that argument is frankly stupid.  We don’t deserve national health care–we don’t deserve for the government to take over one of our largest industries and turn it into the ineffcient boob that the IRS, USPS and TSA already are.  We don’t deserve to be taxed to death to pay for a system that will become worse once the government decides to take it from us. 

So please, with all deserving respect Mr. President and Ms. Speaker, quit lying to us, quit trying to convince us that only you can save us from ourselves and quit turning our Country into Europe–we certainly don’t deserve that!

-Murphy

Joe Biden: One Heartbeat Away…

July 17, 2009

From full-on dementia.

Our esteemed Vice-President has really done it this time.  Yesterday in the wake of the Congressional Budget Office warning all of us that National Health Care would be the last crack in the wall of our economy to make the entire thing tumble down, Joe Biden states without laughing, “We have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt.”

But let’s give the man from Delaware a break shall we.  I mean this statement is an obscene display of ignorance–but it is not the first.  For example, take a moment and laugh at these zingers:

“A man I’m proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!”–Joe Biden, at his first campaign rally with Barack Obama

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”–Joe Biden on Barack Obama

“You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking.”–Joe Biden

“Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart.”–Joe Biden, mistakenly referring to Justice John Paul Stevens, who swore him in as vice president, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009

“When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.”–Joe Biden, apparently unaware that FDR wasn’t president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that only experimental TV sets were in use at that time, interview with Katie Couric, Sept. 22, 2008

“Stand up, Chuck, let ’em see ya.”–-Joe Biden, to Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair, Columbia, Missouri, Sept. 12, 2008

But maybe I’m being too harsh on that jolly ole’ Biden.  Maybe there is something to what he said.  You have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.  How would that logic translate into other areas of our life?  Hmmmm….

How about these ideas?

1.  You have to keep drinking if you want to avoid becoming an alcoholic.

2.  You have to leap from the edge to avoid falling off.

3.  You have to keep on cheating to keep from committing adultery.

4.  You have to drive faster to keep from being charged with speeding.

5.  You have to keep on eating to avoid becoming obese.

6.  You have to keep voting Democrat to keep from thinking for yourself.

-Murphy

Health Care Reform, Taxes on Chips, Bankers Salaries, Oh My!

May 14, 2009

socialism illustrated

ALERT!–ALL SATIRE HAS BEEN PUSHED ASIDE FOR THIS POST.

-That’s right, I have decided that I simply cannot make light of the ongoing barrage of socialistic filth that is coming down from Mount Olympus, er… Washington D.C.  Today I heard a report on how Congress is considering taxing soft drinks, sugary foods and chips.  Which by the way, discriminates against fat people–didn’t I do a post about this at one time…

(See https://mklasing.wordpress.com/2007/12/17/instead-of-taxing-babies-how-about-taxing-caprisun/)

Then I heard a report about how Congress wants to regulate how bankers get paid–even with banks that did not take any bailout money.  Then I hear about how Nancy Pelosi has guaranteed a health care reform bill by August.

After my head exploded and I picked up the pieces of my severed skull and taped it back together I realized something that I have been denying for the past 7 months.  I am really really mad.  Not just a little mad–but REALLY mad.

Since the election I have tried to be understanding and humble about the outcome.  I know that although 58 million people did not vote for Barack Obama, 60 million did and those 60 million are entitled to their reasons and feelings and this is a free country and blah, blah, blah, blah.

However, numerous people have told me recently that they voted for Mr. Obama because they “were afraid that McCain was just another Bush,” or “I had no idea he would take us this far to the left,” or “we just needed a change,” or “I gave the Republicans 8 years and they didn’t take care of things.”  And now I’m just mad.

I’m mad at the voters–I’m mad at you if you voted for Barack Obama.  I know it seems like sour grapes and all that–but here is a newsflash for you liberals–it is not about ME winning or ME getting my way in the election.  It is about what is best for our Country.  It’s about not allowing all of our freedoms and liberties to be sucked into the socialistic vaccum cleaner of the Democratic Party.

So I’m Mad at each person who voted for Mr. Obama.  And as the Country slides further into socialism YOU are to blame.  When my daughter is 80 and cannot get a hip replacement without a 6 month wait-YOU are to blame.  When unemployment hits 20% under the thumb of over taxation and regulation, YOU are to blame.  When our military can no longer defend our Nation because of the dismantling of our post 9/11 defenses put in place by the Bush administration-YOU are to blame.  When we slip from lone Superpower to being dependent on the good graces of Europe, China and Russia-YOU are to blame.

So today I’m mad–I’ll get over it I suppose.  I don’t mean any offense to any liberals out there (and I know how easy you take offense–at least I didn’t post a giant picture of a nativity scene) or any friends who voted for Obama.  After all, I’m confident you will rectify this situation in 2012–I just hope it won’t be too late.

-Murphy

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Swine Flu Alert: Biden Scared, Michelle Devasated

April 30, 2009

In what can only be described as panic and fear, our Vice-President has issued a stern warning.  “I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places right now.”  Except of course the confined space of Delaware.  Biden’s remarks on the Today show have some people freaked out.  We have decided to ask some Americans that actually listen to what Biden has to say with any sense that it means something so we could determine the effect of his words.

It has been hard to find someone that fits that level of say…intelligence, but we have located one upstate New Yorker that was willing to talk to us:

“We are here with Clifford Butane a resident of New York who is quite concerned about the swine flu and VP Biden’s comments”

Clifford:  “I’m so happy to talk to you about this–man I’m freaked out!”

Q:  “Well Clifford..”

Clifford:  “You can call me ‘Spark.'”

Q:  “Umm..okay, so Spark, what have you done in response to VP Biden’s remarks?”

Spark:  “Well first I really took it to my heart what he said about closed spaces so I have raised the roof if you know what I mean.”

Q:  “I don’t know what you mean.”

Spark:  “I mean I raised it–duh–look over there”

Q:  “Oh, you literally took the roof off your house?”

Spark:  “No, I didn’t write a book about it, I took the roof off so that my space would no longer be enclosed.”

Q:  “Okay, well, that is interesting.  What else have you done to prepare?”

Spark:  “I threw away all my bacon and sausage that I was storing up to eat cuz’ I was scared it might be infected.”

Q:  “Didn’t your hear that you can’t catch the swine flu from pork products?”

Spark:  “Sure, but I suppose you believe you can’t catch Asian flu from orientals neither.”

Q:  “Well, of course you can’t-that is ridiculous.”

Spark:  “Tell that to all the people in Asia with the flu.”

(awkward silence)

Q:  “Anything else you are doing to heed his warning?”

Spark:  “Yes, I am never again eating at Subway’s”

Q: “Why not?”

Spark:  “Because our VP–who I trust–said that he wouldn’t even let his family go into a Subway’s.  That’s good enough for me.”

Q:  “Thank you for your time sir.”

Spark:  “No problem–‘live long and prosper’ my friend.”

So there you have it–the public reacts to Joe Biden…

On another front, Michelle Obama is simply beside herself trying to figure out what to do about this terrible outbreak.  Unfortunately most surgical masks only come in white or that hospital greenish color.

Michelle was quoted as saying “What can I possibly wear with that hideous green color.  Nothing in my new wardrobe matches that!”  A furious Michelle is said to be barred up in the White House attempting to calm down…developing.

-Murphy

Obama’s Stimulus Package Promotes Unsafe Sex

March 23, 2009

Did that title grab you?  The amazing thing is that it is true.  Now let me start off by saying this–I am not a proponent of passing out condoms as a way of combatting AIDS or other diseases–especially if the entity passing them out is a public school.  In fact, I agree with the Pope’s recent comment that passing out condoms to poor countries is not a way of combatting AIDS and am frankly more than a little irritated to discovery that our tax dollars are used for such a purpose.  (but that subject is for another post) Everytime I hit a pothole on an Interstate Hwy, I will now be thinking—“That’s okay, what is one tire rim or bent axel when I can relax knowing that poor countries are being protected from AIDS by American condoms.”  Well no more!

The US Agency for International Development apparently has already handed out 10 BILLION condoms to poor countries.  However, the agency is now going to switch to cheaper condoms made in China and Korea–a move that will cost Americans 300 jobs.  After all the agency will now save 3 cents per condom–which totals $300,000,000 in savings on the next 10 BILLION distributed.

CHINA???

Um, has the agency forgotten the numerous problems with products made in China?

For example, remember these?:

 

Last year it was reported that the company making these colorful hairbands in China was using…what was it again…oh yeah, USED CONDOMS to make these.

 

And I’ll pause now for you to run to the bathroom and vomit.

 

 

And what about these products?:

Remember—Poison was found in pet food from China and also found in toothpaste made in China.

But if poison or dirty condoms aren’t enough, how about a nice load of lead?

These and many other products shipped from China to the US contained lead.  And this is the Country that the United States Agency for International Development now wants to purchase cheap condoms from to distribute to the rest of the world?

How cruel.  So because of the stimulus bill, we are now going to spend taxpayer money on potentially defective condoms and give them to poor countries and tell those countries that the purpose of the condoms is to protect its citizens from AIDS and other diseases? 

Now that is way to make the rest of the world begin to like us again.  What inspirational Hope and Change this will be as we ask citizens of poor countries to unwrap a poisonous, lead-laced defective condom while being told it will prevent disease.  Why, we will have more allies that we ever dreamed of having under the Bush administration. 

Way to go BO!

-Murphy

I’m Ready For My Bailout!

December 10, 2008

Well with GM seeking a bailout and Circuit City filing Bankruptcy and AIG needing more money and on and on–I have decided to formally step into the bailout line.  I know, you are saying, “But Murphy, you are a right-wing, cement-hearted, nut job conservative…how can you do such a thing?”  Well, there is an old saying, “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”

I thought that since we are about to have a nearly Socialist regime in our Government, it may be time to step in line and get some free stuff.

If companies that are mismanaged can go to the government with a Republican president and get free money, how much more can I get something once Obama takes over?

So, here is my bailout list:

1.  STUDENT LOAN DEBT

After law school I was saddled with a hefty student loan.  Then I worked for (don’t gasp), the Government for 2 years and deferred the loans since my salary was a little light.  Now, some 14 years after law school I still have a balance and I feel as though I need a bailout.  So I submit my request.

2.  WINE CLUB BAILOUT

After a trip to Napa Valley I learned about “wine clubs.”  You can sign up at each winery and they will send you 2 or 3 bottles a month and simply charge your credit card.  I feel it would responsible to my tasting experience to be a member of at least say…10 wine clubs.  But that would of course cost somewhere between $1000 and $1500 a month, which I really cannot afford…that is…unless I can get a Bailout!  So I submit this as my second request for a bailout.

3.  LEXUS BAILOUT

Currently I drive a 2006 Camry.

But I would really like to drive a 2009 Lexus.

So, if I could get go ahead and buy the Lexus (which I cannot afford) and then I will submit my request for a bailout on that as well.  Thank you Uncle Sam!

4.  EMOTIONAL BAILOUT

When I am blue or feeling down, I don’t like it.  If someone dies or if my stocks lose 40% of their value, I get a little sad.  Maybe the Government could provide me an emotional bailout.  Maybe I could get in the mail a DVD set of comedy stand-up routines by Jerry Seinfeld and Brian Regan and maybe all 9 seasons of the Golden Girls–or just this:

or this:

In any event, what I would really like a bailout from is scandals, Clinton appointees, higher taxes and socialist health care–guess I’ll have to wait 4 years for those.

-Murphy

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