The watering Hole: November 23

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25 thoughts on “The watering Hole: November 23

  1. Well, I don’t know about you, but I think the guy on the right could feed hundreds as a Thanksgiving Turkey. Look at those drumsticks! I mean legs!

    Is someone going to tell him that he looks extremely abnormal like that? I hope they don’t consider him the ideal in body-building.

    See you later, I have to go to work now. πŸ™‚

  2. One bit of statistics that needs more attention:

    Unhealthy America

    Moreover, there is one American health statistic that is strikingly above average: life expectancy for Americans who have already reached the age of 65. At that point, they can expect to live longer than the average in industrialized countries. That’s because Americans above age 65 actually have universal health care coverage: Medicare

    So, of all the statistics, lies and half-truths told about the American healthcare system, one thing is true: It’s above average, if one is able to reach eligibility for our single payer tier of coverage. What would happen if everybody were eligible for that level of care?

  3. Thanks, House. You, too.

    That’s a very interesting statistic in favor of Medicare for Everybody.

    But it does make me wonder. Assuming those other industrialized countries provide healthcare for citizens before the age of 65, why would citizens in a country where they might start getting health care at age 65 have longer life expectancies? I mean, wouldn’t it be logical to presume that a citizen in a country with universal health care, who has been going to the doctor routinely throughout his life, would already be healthier at age 65 than an American that didn’t get as much health care before being eligible for Medicare? So why would our seniors live longer?

    I’m not questioning the veracity of the statistic. I’m just trying to understand how it could be.

    Okay, now I’m shutting down IE and getting back to work. (Except during my breaks. πŸ™‚ )

  4. I’m going to make a tongue-in-cheek invitation to do your Black Friday shopping in Alabama this year. No crowds, no traffic, no waiting in long check-out lines, and easy parking.

    You see, the annual football game known as the Iron Bowl will start at 1:30pm local time. So very few people will even be out after 1:00pm. You’ll have it all to yourselves until about 5:30pm. Enjoy!

  5. Please tell me that guy on the right is photoshopped. Is it possible for a human being to be that stupid?

  6. Rick Sanchez on CNN just had Sen. Bernie Sanders on his show, and pretty much let him speak his mind on Public Option. I like Sanchez, I still wish they would move him to Dobbs’ time slot.

    I’ve been waiting all day for EV to explain her choice of photo…

  7. Wayne, the guy looks like someone stuck a 200 psi air hose up his ass. He isn’t human, he’s a Macy parade blimp.

  8. HoR, ok ok, I’ll explain. We are getting new floors in four bedrooms and I wish I had some of those muscles to arrange the furniture around. As usual there is no man around in the household to help me.

    Personally, I don’t like muscled men. I prefer the bear shaped, cuddly ones. πŸ˜€

  9. I dunno about bear-shaped, hairy or not, but I’m willin’ ta bet a moving company staffed by authentically dressed Scotsmen should get a lot o’ business!

  10. Hope that guy on the left never walks into my massage business. I would need to charge him quadruple the price because it would take 2 hours just to massage his back.

    I know that it is photoshopped. No human could look like that and still be alive.

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