hijean831 commented on the blog post Michael Sam, Race, Sexual Orientation, and Commodities
Off the race topic, but I consider the timing a genius move by MS. Now he doesn’t have to worry about being drafted by homophobic management, and can go about just living his life without tripping on if/when to come out.
hijean831 commented on the blog post You Don’t Threaten to Destroy the Entire Economy Over a Pipeline
You don’t threaten to ruin the entire economy just for a pipeline or the repeal of a minor provision of a law,
To quote Chevron: “People do.”
Mr. EDC appears to want to approve the pipeline anyway, hopefully he realizes that Rs would see it as a debt limit give and pursue further hostages accordingly.
Betting on the winning horse early can pay off big.
Too bad for him, the rest of us are finding out how big…
hijean831 commented on the diary post So Long, Pete & Toshi Seeger, It’s Been Amazingly Great to Know You (UPDATED with VIDEO) by solartopia.
Raised UU; as a child I didn’t realize what a treat it was to have Pete Seeger, Malvina Reynolds, et al. singing of a Sunday… RIP
hijean831 commented on the blog post Divorce Your Cancer-Stricken Wife: Obamacare’s Two Marriage Penalties
Because of how the law is written the annual out-of-pocket limit for most silver plans on the exchanges is $6,350 for an individual, but $12,700 for a family plan. [ ] the couple could end up paying $6,000 more in health care that year
I’ve had individual/family limits on employer-provided plans for years. I agree this is a ding for couples, but in any case, once the individual limit was hit for any one coveree, that was it for that person – the family limit was for the sum of all of us.
Are you saying under O-care, this has changed?
And the lower-premium the plan, the harder they’ll be hit.
Luckily I have coverage thru work. Cheapest exchange plan would be 17.5% of annual gross, not counting $5k+ deductible. So much for the touted employment flexibility…
New study on cats find they recognize owners’ voice, but do not care as much as dogs
They needed a study for this?
From the Texas abortion decision:
the legitimate right of the state in preserving and promoting fetal life
hijean831 commented on the blog post NJ Gov. Christie Throws In Marriage Discrimination Towel
So – Cucinelli for GOP nominee in ’16? Yes!
hijean831 commented on the blog post Heritage Foundation Pledges To Continue Fight Against Obamacare Despite Shutdown Debacle
It’s a fundraising ploy, a la abortion, that they’re going to milk as long as they can.
hijean831 commented on the blog post As Obama Holds the Line; Republicans Claim Default Wouldn’t Be That Bad
The Republicans are … actively playing down concerns about default.
Is this some weird game theory ploy, to devalue one’s own hostage?
hijean831 commented on the blog post Obama Issues Veto Threat Against Piecemeal Funding Bills
O should call it the Tea Party Shutdown. They’re really what’s behind it, and it would allow (*gack*) ‘moderate Republicans’ to prove that they exist by picking it up and turning away from their batty wing.
hijean831 commented on the blog post CNBC Jumps Shark, Drops Pretense And Does JPMorgan Damage Control Live
I don’t watch CNBC, but saw all I needed to know about MB when she asked Anthony Weiner why he wasn’t on Medicare and mocked him when he said he can’t be because he isn’t 65.
hijean831 commented on the blog post Tomorrow’s Exchange Opening is a Big Day for Wonks and Bureaucrats, Not Regular People
Just went to http://www.coveredca.com/
My household would not qualify for a subsidy. The cheapest bronze plan plus deductible/out-of-pocket for one (which we’d meet) would cost 25.2% of our annual (gross) income. There is only one gold plan available (zero platinum), which would be 32.6% of annual gross.
Such a deal…
I still can’t imagine why any gay would want to spend money at a bigoted business… seems like they’d be doing the unwitting public a favor by outing themselves.
hijean831 commented on the blog post Religious Right Pushing a False Story About Anti-Christian Persecution in the Air Force
Religion should be Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell – don’t ask about mine, and don’t tell me about yours.
Too much talking, not enough walking…
Well, there’s the morning one who plays undecided but always comes down on the O-side, plus others who were all NO-NO-NO! yesterday but sighing dreamily today.
Obama simply can’t afford to not to at least try this deal. Not doing so could destroy his trust with Congress and the America people.
Not to mention the radio pundits who are all aswoon today over his eleventy-dimensional chess skills.
I always wondered how they could sue farmers whose crops caught pollen they didn’t want, but the farmers couldn’t sue back for crop contamination…
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