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  • hychka commented on the blog post Sick People Make for Poor Watchdogs

    2014-08-19 17:40:13View | Delete

    My wife and I are both fairly well educated,. my background is economics and finance and I have been the fiduciary for large complicated health plans.

    Over past few weeks we have spent hours trying to understand and comply with the terms of our tax sheltered “flexible spending plan.” So far, not good. I may have to hire a CPA.

    If my GOP friends had a round or two with this plan, they’d all forget about tax sheltered plans.

  • hychka commented on the diary post Hobby Lobby: A huge gift to the left. Who’s your Daddy? by Rex.

    2014-08-17 18:03:18View | Delete

    We can hope…

  • hychka commented on the diary post Sunday Food: Cashews by Ruth Calvo.

    2014-08-10 16:15:56View | Delete

    I can’t eat cashews. For me they are as is alcohol to a drunk. One is too many because I will eat them until they are gone. So Indon’t eat one. Very sad….

  • hychka commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: August 10, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-08-10 05:22:35View | Delete

    Producers wonder why Sunday talk shows are losing popularity, but they keep bringing back McCain and Graham, two senators nobody wants to watch or listen to.

  • The problem is war itself, not drones. Collateral damage killed 35,000 French civilians during the Allied invasion of Normdie. No drones and everyone applauded. War kills civilians.

  • Not to beat a dead horse,…I hope the horse is very much alive… The answer is “SINGLE PAYER.”

  • At least one Supreme Court Justice suffering from maybe dementia disagrees and disagrees violently with each and every decision…be they based on fact or faulty recollection of a fonder, better time.

  • To ready above, my daughter and her nutty friends voted for a third party candidate in 2000 and we had Bush elected who proceeded to kill many people, cripple the economy and generally make the us MORE of a target to people aware of our excesses. Do you really want to elect Rand Paul by acting like an asshole?

  • hychka commented on the diary post It’s Not Just About Ukraine by Deena Stryker.

    2014-04-22 18:58:07View | Delete

    Yes, the nuclear agreements are terribly important, but the demise of the USSR was completed without a serious look at what’s what in this land between Germany and Moscow. First of all, in whatever form it takes, Russia would be the power on the east. For centuries Russia’s main goals have been defense and a [...]

  • hychka commented on the diary post Is Charles Koch Funding Climate Science Denial in Florida State University Economics? by Connor Gibson.

    2014-04-09 16:30:58View | Delete

    FSU sailed years ago sans integrity. What did you expect?!

  • hychka commented on the blog post Giving Up Your WMD Does Not Seem Like a Great Idea

    2014-03-11 16:52:38View | Delete

    My ancestors lived in the region between Germany and Russia for over a 1000 years and this is what my Dad, uncles, aunts, and grandparents said about their home and what their grandparents and neighbors told them. “The borders, they change.” “We do what the Russians want, God damn it!!” “Why do you think your great grandfather send your grandfather to NYC with diamonds in his jacket lining and his name sown on his lapel?”
    The treaty on nuclear arms aside, you just can’t change reality.
    Mr. Big lives next door and the western world doesn’t.

  • hychka commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: The Tea Party, the DNC’s Best Friend

    2014-03-01 11:42:08View | Delete

    Al Gore lost the election by being a jerk. There was something wrong with the man and it showed.

  • hychka commented on the blog post Records Tie Governor Scott Walker To Secret Email System

    2014-02-20 16:58:01View | Delete

    Am I missing something here?

    If the governor set up a wifi system and set of computers to communicate outside the state’s sunshine laws, didn’t he commit a crime?

    When I was a local official, we held an executive session to discuss appropriately executive session stuff, but then lapsed off topic and forgot to adjourn the executive session, call back the reporters, and carry on. We carried on about other issues. The mayor got hung out to dry by the reporters. The state attorney general landed on him. The mayor stood a trial. His sentence was training in proper conduct under the sunshine laws and a serious threat that next time he would do serious time in state jail. His conduct was so much less than setting up an independent wifi and set of computers to systematically avoid sunshine! Where I came from this governor would be looking at very serious time in jail.

    Am I off base here?

  • hychka commented on the blog post The Spring of Discharge Petitions

    2014-02-14 12:35:00View | Delete

    What gets me is that I am represented by U.S. Representative Todd Rokita from Indiana’s 4th district, who could be one of the worst congressman currently in office, and the democrats are essentially conceding his re-election. This guy’s record is total “do nothing” and “no compromise.” He voted to shut down the government every time there was an opportunity and voted against raising the debt ceiling whenever he could. His votes cost all of us huge amounts of wasted dollars and the value of the dollar in the world’s eyes deteriorated because of this jerk. The people in this district are slow to progressive thinking, but they are not anti-government and they certainly are not stupid. This jerk could be beaten because he is clearly a stupid jerk. However, If we have a candidate to run against Rokita, I certainly don’t even know who it is.

  • hychka commented on the blog post Another Reminder Why the Filibuster Needs to Be Eliminated

    2014-02-12 16:59:11View | Delete

    Cruz is the kind of guy that needs to be drowned by his friends before he causes them serious harm.

  • hychka commented on the diary post Iron Kay — Insurance Companies Pick Fight With Wrong Family by Consumer Watchdog.

    2014-02-07 18:05:31View | Delete

    No! No! No!
    Not MORE legislation!
    We need tort reform limiting liability!!!
    Don’t you people watch Faux News!
    What’s the matter with young people today!?!?

  • hychka commented on the blog post GOP Senators Release More Serious Obamacare Alternatives

    2014-01-28 08:46:18View | Delete

    Well, if you are using “more serious” in relationship to the prior even more absurd alternatives proposed by the GOP, I can see that. Those prior proposals were freaking far out!!! This one is just far out.

    Anyway, they won’t get a majority of their own caucus to vote for it.

  • hychka commented on the blog post GOP Senators Release More Serious Obamacare Alternatives

    2014-01-27 18:12:45View | Delete

    Oh, please! There is nothing actually new here and the scheme doesn’t reduce the deficit or improve coverages. What’s to see? Where’s the improvement? What does this solve? There is nothing but smoke here.

    And, did I mention that dumb block grant idea that will kill Medicare?

  • hychka commented on the diary post VIDEO: Reproductive Rights in a State of Emergency by Dennis Trainor Jr.

    2014-01-24 07:15:53View | Delete

    If you don’t believe what the posters above are saying, listen to Mike Huckabee’s latest rant on women wanting birth control because they can’t control their libidos.

  • hychka commented on the blog post Two-Thirds Dissatisfied With Our System of Government

    2014-01-23 15:35:12View | Delete

    My beef is with the election laws. Election Day should be a holiday. If you live here, you can vote here. Corporations aren’t people. People should limited as to how much money they can contribute to a campaign. Districts should be determined more fairly (I don’t have a suggestion on that one).

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