Random Observations on Yesterday's Supreme Court Hearing on a Challenge to the Voting Rights Act:
Or, more precisely, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which affects certain jurisdictions with historical issues of voter suppression based on race. Those places need to have changes to their voting laws reviewed and approved by the U.S. Justice Department. The Act was renewed in 2006 by enormous majorities (98-0 in the Senate) and signed by George W. Bush. The case is Shelby County v. Holder, and a county in Alabama is saying, "Aw, c'mon. All that shit's in the past. Besides, everyone else is racist, too," which are two very different arguments against the section. So of course it's probably gonna be overturned. A few thoughts:

1. You know how when anyone talks about Section 5, they say, like the Washington Post did, "nine states and assorted jurisdictions in seven others" are covered? Yeah, a couple of those "assorted jurisdictions" are the counties in New York that contain Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. That would be roughly 5.5 million people. So that's more people covered than in 5 of the included states. So while the attitude on the Voting Rights Act by four of the white male justices is that it's picking on the poor, poor South, that's just plain fucking wrong.

2. Justice Antonin "Sorry, Clarence Thomas Can't Talk Right Now Because He's Sucking My Meaty Sausage" Scalia has been much quoted for saying that vast majorities of both Houses of Congress approved the law because they're such pussies about racism: "Now, I don't think that's attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this. I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement." What he said next is at least as interesting: "It's been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes."

It's been written about, huh? Yeah, you know who's written about it? A bunch of fuckers on the right, like, for instance, George Will, at least a half-dozen times in the 1980s, and that avatar of racial harmony, Pat Buchanan. You know who else wrote about it? Antonin "Sorry, Clarence Thomas Can't Talk Right Now Because He's Tongue-Bathing My Dense Meatballs" Scalia.

Yeah, in the 1995 case of Adaranad Constructors v. Pena, which severely limited the use of racial preferences in awarding federal government contracts, Scalia wrote in concurrence, "To pursue the concept of racial entitlement—even for the most admirable and benign of purposes—is to reinforce and preserve for future mischief the way of thinking that produced race slavery, race privilege and race hatred." You got that? Affirmative action actually leads to slavery. That's the kind of fine, logical thinking that makes Scalia such a model justice.

So "written about" actually means "filtered through a conservative echo chamber and fuck you."

3. Winner of the "Meaningless Metaphor That Stupid People Will Think Is Smart" is Justice Samuel "Let Me Frisk Your Child" Alito, who wondered, "Suppose Congress passed a law that said, everyone whose last name begins with A shall pay a special tax of $1,000 a year. And let's say that tax is challenged by somebody whose last name begins with A. Would it be a defense to that challenge that for some reason this particular person really should pay a $1,000 penalty that people with a different last name do not pay?" Yes, but what if the government has classified reasons for passing that tax that it can't tell you in the name of national security, huh?

4. Another quote of Antonin "Sorry, Clarence Thomas Can't Talk Right Now Because He's Chugging My Salty Alfredo Sauce" Scalia that's made pundits perk their heads up and say, "Whuh?" is his seeming lack of understanding of the 15th Amendment: "You have to show, when you are treating different States differently, that there's a good reason for it. That's the -- that's the concern that those of us who -- who have some questions about this statute have. It's -- it's a concern that this is not the kind of a question you can leave to Congress," which, unfortunately, the Constitution says it totally is.

But after that, Scalia said, "There are certain districts in the House that are black districts by law just about now. And even the Virginia Senators, they have no interest in voting against this. The State government is not their government, and they are going to lose -- they are going to lose votes if they do not reenact the Voting Rights Act." Just to get this right: Scalia now has a problem with politicians having to do things that voters might want them to do. And, seemingly, he's got a problem with gerrymandering if it creates "black districts," but, as previous cases show us, not when it involves Republican legislatures doing it.

5. Clarence Thomas sat the entire time without uttering a word. Every other justice spoke. Obviously, because Thomas nearly never speaks or asks questions. This time, his stony silence was deafening. And shameful. Maybe he was too busy sucking Scalia's gray pubes out of his teeth.
Tweets About Elaine Chao: On the Left, We Treat Our Screw-Ups with Honor:
Here in Left Blogsylvania, we give a fuck. We give a fuck because we believe it matters to give a fuck. When someone on our side fucks up and fucks up badly, we don't automatically circle the wagons. We want punishment. Look at Anthony Weiner versus, say, David Vitter. We want apologies - real apologies, not apologies that go something like "I'm sorry if I offended you when I murdered your dog. It wasn't my intention to offend you but rather simply murder your dog."

So when an offensive tweet from Progress Kentucky, a not-really Super PAC devoted to defeating Senator Mitch "What the hell is that between your chin and neck? You should get that tumor checked" McConnell, was brought to everyone's attention nearly two weeks after it was sent out to the 2000 followers of the account, Left Blogsylvania went all Twitchy on its own. (If you understand what that last part of the sentence means, the Rude Pundit feels your pain. Let's jab needles in our eyes together.)

The tweet was about McConnell's wife, George W. Bush's Labor Secretary, Elaine Chao, whose record is worthy of criticism. But she's Chinese-American. And you can't link to an article about her, identify her as the Senate Minority Leader's wife (must...resist...urge to joke...about "Minority Leader"...), and say, "May explain why your job moved to #China!" See, that shit's just racist, whatever you intended, and we on the left understand that if we're gonna go nutzoid when someone on the right does it, then what's good for the motherfuckers is what's good for the progressives.

Left Blogsylvania and the actual liberal media condemned it thoroughly. Salon, Think Progress, Wonkette, Talking Points Memo, even Huffington Post, taking a break from all Anne Hathaway's nipples all the time, and the New York Times all posted variations on "That's some bullshit."

You know what you didn't see? You didn't see any of the major voices of theleft leaping in to defend Progress Kentucky. You didn't see Daily Kos writing posts about how, of course, Progress Kentucky didn't mean anything racist; they just meant to point out that Chao's tenure as Labor Secretary saw a shift in American jobs to China. If this had been someone on the right saying it? If it had been one of Karl Rove's Super PACs? The wagons would have circled like they were protecting American Jesus from the Lamanites. Rush Limbaugh would have devoted half a fuckin' show to blowharding about liberal political correctness. Bill O'Reilly would have blamed Obama. Laura Ingraham would have had Michelle Malkin on as an honorary Asian to talk about how it wasn't offensive at all, just true. They would have gone all Todd Akin. They would have gone all Richard Mourdock, trying to say what's wrong is the attempt to silence it. Somehow, guns would have been mentioned, for sure.

But we're not them because we're generally not dicks about such things (we're dicks about other things and have blinders on many more, but that's not what's being discussed today). We call out racism, sexism, and homophobia. We hope that those being called out will do the right thing. In this case, potential McConnell opponent Ashley Judd condemned the tweet, as did the Kentucky Democratic Party.

In fact, after at first trying to say it wasn't racist, Progress Kentucky issued a full apology: "We apologize to the secretary for that unnecessary comment and have deleted the tweets in question." You see how easy that is?

Now, Progress Kentucky is a tiny, mostly worthless organization. It's easy to pile on it. But time and again, the left proves that it demands a devotion to truth and fair discourse.

Which, by the way, is why the right is able to walk all over us all the time.

5 Travel Health Insurance Tips Every Traveler Should Know

Travel health insurance nowadays becomes a part of traveling to international travelers. Often buying travel health insurance can be difficult thing to do, but it has several benefits for all kinds of international travelers. Travelers sometime need hours to understand what travel health insurance coverage they need and where they get cheap health insurance plan.

Travel Health Insurance Tips 

There are many factors you should consider while comparing different price quotes or maybe you find the best travel health insurance company, but the price quote does not fit for you. Health insurance coverage can be often tricky because it is the most important one. So to solve these types of problems you need to make a plan and better if you start a little bit earlier from you traveling.

Travel Health Insurance Tips 1#
Contact to your health insurance company and check if you have any existing health insurance policy and what type of coverage they have for you. If you have any policy, add additional coverage on your present health insurance. This will save you lots of money because, after all, you do not need to get new insurance policy.

Travel Health Insurance Tips 2#
Travelers may think if they get higher price travel insurance policy, they will get better coverage than others, but that’s not true all the time. It would be wasting of your valuable time if you start to compare insurance coverage by only price because there is no fast and simple way to purchase travel health insurance. Make a list all the coverage you need, take your time to read travel health insurance coverage and quotes companies provide you and come up a best decision. Unless there can be a chance you are going to buy poorly covered travel health insurance policy with higher price.

Travel Health Insurance Tips 3#
Before buying travel health insurance policy read carefully the coverage listed in the policy along with their term and conditions. Check carefully what type of medical emergency you want and moreover, your listed money is sufficient for your health coverage. If you face severe medical emergencies, you may need air evacuation back to your country. Your health insurance must be able to coverage this type of emergency.

Travel Health Insurance Tips 4#
After purchasing travel health insurance you shouldn’t feel that you are out of trouble. Actually from one perspective, there shouldn’t be any risk with your travel health insurance but bad things may come without notice while travelling. So you should be careful and follow few basic rules of life. Do not engage with any risky activity because life is literally in your hand.

If you fall in any health emergency knowing that you have travel health insurance, insurance company may bear your medical expenses but ultimately the loss is yours. Remember that broken leg could be repaired but might not get back like original.

Travel Health Insurance Tips 5#
Travel health insurance is protecting you against unwanted emergencies and that’s why you should take it very seriously. Covering all the medical emergencies is going to be difficult day by day because of current global crisis. It is uncertain what will happen while you are travelling. You should check is there company’s agent or branch available in your travelling country, unless you may face trouble getting medical treatment because there are many hospitals which are not willing to provide treatment before getting confirmation from your health insurance company.

The best option to get an appropriate travel health insurance plan for international travelers is internet. You can compare many travel insurance companies price quotes and insurance plan with a simple click of mouse.  To learn better search simple travel health insurance tips from experts. You will get few website and search tool to find the better travel health insurance which covers your necessary within you capability. Do not fall in high priced trap for better plan; try to find out health insurance coverage specially designed for customers like you. Do not get confused with jig jag insurance plan, just search simple and cheap travel health insurance plan and enjoy your journey.
Sequester and the GOP Brand of Crisis, Part 1:
The Rude Pundit hasn't written much about the sequester-mageddon torching the nation on Friday because there's a part of his whiskey-addled brain that doesn't believe it will happen; there's another part that thinks it won't be nearly as bad as the Chicken Littles on all sides, defense and non-defense, believe it will be; and there's yet a third part that thinks, "Are you fucking serious? Are we really fucking doing this catastrophe dance again? Oh, fuck me with a rake."

Allow for a moment of dime store psychological and historical synthesis here: Republicans crave crisis - it is their water, their air, their food. It used to be that we were in a state of perpetual crisis in our endless (mostly) Cold War with the Soviet Union. Look at who led us during the later years of it: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, with a brief detour with Jimmy Carter, who was attacked for, among other reasons, not honoring the crisis mentality enough (hence his idiotic, politically-driven boycotting of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow because the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, for fuck's sake).

When the Soviet Union crumbled, the driving force behind American foreign policy, and, to a large degree, the Republican brand crumbled, too. Republicans needed crisis, goddamnit, threats domestic and foreign because without crises that required immediate action, people would realize, "Oh, hey, howzabout we spend some money on education or roads or some shit we need?" And that would be the end of the GOP. So we got Grenada. Central America. The Persian Gulf War. (You could throw crime in cities and welfare recipients onto the the threat pile.)

But it wasn't enough. When Bill Clinton got elected, he was able to shift, at least a bit, the conscience of the country away from the GOP's "Holy shit, we gotta do everything to protect you from communists" to "Why not see what we can do to make life a little better?" That doesn't mean Clinton got it right (he certainly fucked up on a lot of things, like health care, welfare, and GLBT issues), but it was a change in the way that citizens and the government interacted. It wasn't about constantly bugging out at world-ending nuclear nightmares, but, in a very general sense, it was a move to governing in the sense of running the country at a smooth pace, not acting like the whole thing was on the verge of collapse. So, of course, of course, Republicans had to create crisis after crisis, -gate after -gate, to bring down the President, yes, but also to keep the anxiety level of a large part of the population high.

Does it even need to be said that the Bush years, post-9/11, were one prolonged crisis? That terrorism was manna from heaven for Republicans? That war was the coolest thing the GOP could ask for?

Now, under Obama, with terrorism pretty much under control (even though, yes, yes, we have to remain ever-vigilant against threats, as we always fucking have, as every fucking nation has to), the GOP has needed to have another crisis in order to extend its brand of politics, so we have the debt, and with it the debt ceiling, budget cuts, intransigence against tax hikes, and more.

The point is this: since the Cold War, and for a large part of that even, and except for 9/11, nearly every crisis this country has faced in the last generation, has been manufactured by the Republican Party as a means of promoting its brand of conservatism, whatever that conservatism has been at the time - anti-Communist, family values, fiscal, whatever. And the current sequester and upcoming debt ceiling fight are part and parcel of that. No, Democrats are not immune to such manipulations (Gulf of Tonkin, anyone?), but since Nixon, that has been the way Republicans govern. If Democrats could make infrastructure repair into a threat to the lives of Americans (which they easily could), you would see the nation demanding something be done to fix roads and bridges. The GOP knows how to hold a knife to the throat of the country.

Which is what they are doing now, again, again, again.

The worst punditry going on right now ascribes blame to both parties. That is a lie. That is believing in the GOP's version of crisis. If someone sets a fire, are you going to complain if the firefighters are yelling too loudly while they try to put it out?

The country needs to chill the fuck out. Republicans won't allow that.

Weekly Industrial Alliance (IAG) stock rating prices target

Weekly Industrial Alliance (IAG) stock rating prices target : A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Industrial Alliance (TSE: IAG) recently:

  •     Industrial Alliance Insurance had its price target raised by analysts at TD Securities from $34.00 to $38.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
        Industrial Alliance Insurance had its price target raised by analysts at CIBC from $35.00 to $41.00.
        Industrial Alliance Insurance had its price target raised by analysts at National Bank Financial from $30.00 to $37.00.
        Industrial Alliance Insurance had its price target raised by analysts at RBC Capital from $29.00 to $35.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock.

  •     Industrial Alliance Insurance had its “sector underperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Scotiabank.
        Industrial Alliance Insurance was upgraded by analysts at National Bank Financial from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating.
  •     Industrial Alliance Insurance was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $42.00.
  •     Industrial Alliance Insurance had its “sector perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at CIBC. They now have a $11.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $19.00.

Shares of Industrial Alliance opened at 36.40 on Tuesday. Industrial Alliance has a one year low of $20.55 and a one year high of $39.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $35.05. The company has a market cap of $3.309 billion and a P/E ratio of 10.60.

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (Industrial Alliance) is a life and health insurance company.

Insurance stock focus today AIG, HIG shares

best insurance stocks today - Insurance stock focus today AIG, HIG shares : Financial Sector of Property & Casualty Insurance Industry stocks are in focus, as its stocks were gaining high volume during the previous trade. American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) remained a top volume gainer in its industry and was showing a negative trend during the previous trading session. Also, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) was in focus of investors and it was showing bearish movement during the previous trade.

American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) reported that, for the fourth quarter of 2012, a net loss of $4.0 billion, or $2.68 per diluted share, in comparison to the prior year same quarter net income of $21.5 billion, or $11.31 per diluted share. Net income was $3.4 billion, or $2.04 per diluted share, for the fiscal year 2012 versus the fiscal year 2011 of $20.6 billion, or $11.01 per diluted share.

Financial Sector stock, American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) reported the plunge of -3.62% and closed at $37.06 with the total traded volume of 26.91 million shares. The stock’s opening price was $38.89. The company has a total of 1.48 billion outstanding shares and its total market capitalization is $54.71 billion.

52-week price range of the stock remained $27.18 – $39.90, while during last trade its minimum price was $36.86 and it gained its highest price of $38.93.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) declared for the fourth quarter 2012, a net loss of $46 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, in comparison to the prior year same duration net income of $118 million, or $0.23 per diluted share.

Property & Casualty Insurance company showing negative momentum during previous trade, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG) reported the decline of -4.32% after opening at the price of $24.29, while its closing price for the day was $23.05.

HIG’s total trading volume for the day was 8.92 million shares, versus its average volume of 5.65 million shares. Company’s current market capitalization stands at $10.20 billion along with 442.50 million shares.

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Insurance can be used as a good retirement planning tool

Same goes for your retirement. If you do not lock-in money every year or every month - chances are that there would not be too much left when your source of income dies down. Thats when your medical expenses peak and your source of income has dried. Plan for it at least 20 years from that date so that there are no surprises. And don't just keep hoping for the best!

Insurance gives you peace of mind

What better feeling than knowing that your family can do without you! Ya ya, not when you are alive. But the very fact that your loved ones need not depend on anyone else in case of any unfortunate eventuality is in itself a great feeling and you can then live life to the fullest. You don't have to think when spending on that new car as long as basics savings are in place. So go ahead and splurge!

Insurance can be used as an investment tool

While plain vanilla term insurance is the best for providing maximum amount of cover, there are insurance plans which can be taken to take care of yourinvestments also. Some part of the annual premium paid by you will be directed towards the markets and some part of the premium will provide death cover. So your money grows and in the ling term it can provide healthy returns.

Insurance can be used for planning you children's future

It can be a great tool to ensure that you receive bulk amounts at pre-determined times of your lives or your children's lives. So lets say, you know there is an expense which you would have to incur for your child's higher studies, 15 years from now. So take an insurance plan which matures 15 years from now. It could be an aggressive investment plan or a plan which is more in debt instruments - the returns might be lower - but they are more certain for sure.

Insurance protects against unplanned events

OK, so you have been through your rash driving phase in life and now drive very carefully. But can you ensure that everyone on the road is driving safely - unfortunately NO. There can be surprises and some of them might be unpleasant - why take chances when you have options. Not many flight accidents happen - but they do happen and there are passengers who get affected - you may also be one of them. At a small cost when you can ensure that your family is well taken care of, why not do it. There is nothing worse than you leaving your family in dire circumstances when you could have secured them at a small cost every year. Secure your family future with life insurance. Go in for the cheapest type of life insurance that has a high enough cover. This holds true for health insurancealso. Take adequate amount of health insurance so that your family can afford the best medical treatment available. Compare cheap insurance plans at

Tips on Buying Auto Insurance

Driver should bear in mind that there are number of details that should be taken into account when applying for motor insurance policy.

Firstly as soon as car purchased the owner must buy an insurance cover. If a used car is purchased, the new owner needs to know that the cover of the previous owner is null and void.

The insured value or sum insured depends on the market value of the vehicle. Under insurance or over insurance occur when this value is not properly mentioned.

Over insurance occurs when sum insured is higher than the market value, maximum compensation is the market value of the vehicle.

Under insurance occurs if sum insured is less than the market values, you are as self-insuring the difference. In the event of a loss, you will only be partially compensated.

Average clause is applied when you suffer damage to your vehicle which is under insured. Your claim will be reduced proportionately by the uninsured portion, e.g. if you have insured your vehicle up to 70% of the market value, the insurance company will only pay 70% of total repair cost.

Auto Insurance gives You Peace of Mind

Think of auto insurance as part of your total financial plan; a powerful tool that can help:
  • Safeguard the investment you've made in your car
  • Pay for medical bills after an accident
  • Shield you from the costly damages of an accident-related lawsuit
  • Guard the valuable assets you've worked hard to collect (such as your home, retirement funds, stock or bond investments, etc.)
  • Protect you from uninsured or under-insured motorists
  • Pay for damage repairs due to theft, vandalism, or natural disasters; and, of course,
  • Strengthen your peace of mind, every time you take to the road.

Why you Need Insurance?

You've worked hard to build a solid financial footing for you and your family, so you want to be sure that everything is protected. Accidents and disasters can and do happen, and if you aren’t adequately insured, it could leave you in financial ruin. You need insurance to protect your life, your ability to earn income, and to keep a roof over your head.

1. Types of Insurance You Need

You can insure almost anything under the sun, but certain things absolutely need to be properly insured. This typically includes your life, your health, and your property.

2. Types of Insurance You Probably Don't Need

While you want to ensure that you're adequately protected, there are a lot of insurance policies that are unnecessary for most people. Purchasing the wrong insurance, or simply spending too much on insurance can do more harm than good.

3. How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

This is an important question, and you may find that you don't need any life insurance, or that you need a million dollars or more in coverage. There are many factors that need to be considered before purchasing life insurance. Find out whether or not you need life insurance, and if so, how much.

4. Finding a Good Auto Insurance Policy

If you own a vehicle, you need to have it insured. Auto insurance is a very competitive industry, and there are a lot of options available to you. Finding the right mix of adequate coverage at a good price can be challenging. Learn how to find the best auto policy for you.

5. Save Money on Your Homeowners Insurance

For many people, their home is one of their biggest assets, so it makes sense to provide adequate coverage. Unfortunately, insuring something expensive such as a house comes at a price, but there are many ways that you can save money on your homeowners insurance.
Note to Glenn Beck: Don't Open Yourself Up to a Full Nelson from the WWE:
When the Rude Pundit was a kid in Florida, one of his favorite things to do with the menfolk in his family was go to check out the "professional wrestling" at the local coliseum. Back in the day, he got to see Dusty Rhodes, Cowboy Bill Watts, and more. He got to see a battle royal with Andre the Giant. It was big, dumb fun, before the corporatized days of Wrestlemania and the WWE (or, previously, F). Even though many people wanted to know if it was fake or real, the fans didn't give a shit. In the moment, it was real. If the American Dream, as Dusty Rhodes called himself, took off his elbow pads and became a gentle flower cultivator, it didn't matter.

Back in that time, the "bad guys" were often foreign; be it your mad Sheik or your Toru Tanaka, you were always encouraged to boo at the non-white dude while men in cowboy boots stomped them.

Why bring this up? Because it's encouraging to find out that the current WWE champion is a Mexican character, Alberto del Rio, who is a widely loved "good guy." And the bad guys gunning for him are two redneck Tea Party members, Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger, whose rhetoric is just like anything you'd hear at a teabagger rally.

Why bring this up? Because internet radio host Glenn Beck got all upset at the portrayal of his beloved nutzoid Tea Party as racist jerk-offs who spout meaningless, jingoistic bullshit. He called the WWE's fans "stupid" and wondered, "I just don't see a bunch of progressives going and buying their tickets to the WWE." That's right. Glenn Beck turned against a Republican-led company and its customers.

Why bring this up? Because Beck's jawing off led to this bitch-slapping from "Colter" and "Swagger" (make sure you watch until at least 1:45 in):

Now, of course, this doesn't make up for years of sexism, racism, and homophobia in wrestling. But turning Glenn Beck into an out-of-touch elitist who thinks people are too dumb to know the difference between what's real and what's not? That shit is beautiful. And real.

Note: The Iron Sheik, a WWE villain, went ballistic on Beck.  He tweeted to Beck, "you deserve to be waist deep in dog shit drink gasoline you insult my fans Im going to beat the fuck out of you dumb bitch".  Oh, Iron Sheik, you speak for us all.
Late Post Today:
Just got word that Seth MacFarlane is asking people to punch him in the balls. Seems fair.

Back in a bit with more succulent rudeness.
Photos That Make the Rude Pundit Want to Spike the Metamucil with LSD:

The Rude Pundit isn't sure who he hates more in this moment from a town hall meeting in some damn town in Arizona. This was a day after his jerkilicious town hall Tuesday where people got their blood all het up on immigration.

Could it be McCain? Here's a hint: if a woman stands up and says that her son was killed seven months before in the mass shooting in Aurora, CO, you don't open any statement you're going to make with "You need some straight talk." No, what Caren Teves needs is her son back and what she doesn't need is the Senate's most misanthropic leprechaun farting his failed presidential campaign slogan at her.

Or perhaps it's the idiots in the front there recording the moment on their phones, preserving the memory of that time a grieving mother was told to go fuck herself with her gun ban because Congress is made up of people of both parties who are bought and paid for by the NRA and gun manufacturers.

No, the most loathsome people are the ones who clap and cheer after McCain "straight talks" the woman by saying, "That assault weapons ban will not pass the Congress of the United States." Yeah, you could excuse McCain, who seems on the verge of calling everyone around him "cocksuckers" under his breath, because he really was honest about the chances of the assault weapons ban, although no one would mistake it for a profile in courage.

But the yahoos clapping for more weapons like the ones that killed Neves' son? They deserve to be put in a bamboo cage until they learn some goddamn manners.

7 Life Insurance Myths That Can Cost You

Life insurance is an important part of a well-rounded financial plan. But let's face it — it can also be confusing. In fact, misunderstandings about life insurance cause many people to skip the coverage altogether, putting their families at great risk for financial hardship. Here, we set the record straight on seven common myths about life insurance.

Myth 1: Single and young people don't need life insurance.
Truth: Your key question should be: Will anyone be worse off financially if I die? Even if you have no dependents, you might leave behind credit card debt, student loans, a car payment or funeral expenses.

A small life insurance policy would cover these costs. Moreover, buying while you're young can help you lock in lower rates and guarantee coverage if you develop health problems later in life.

Myth 2: Only people with kids need life insurance.
Truth: Chances are your spouse depends on your income, regardless of whether you have children. Could he or she manage to pay the mortgage and all other household bills and debts alone? A life insurance policy could help your partner keep the house and maintain the same standard of living.

Myth 3: If your employer provides coverage, there's no need for more.
Truth: Many corporations provide their employees with free life insurance worth once or twice their annual salary. Similarly, the military's Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) offers great rates on policies up to $400,000. These are nice benefits, but if you leave your company or the military without a separate policy in place, it may be difficult or even too late to purchase one when you need it most.

Myth 4: Life insurance is too expensive.
Truth: It probably costs less than you think. For example, a healthy 30-year-old male can get $250,000 of 20-year term coverage for less than $15 per month.1 And as average life expectancies continue to increase, life insurance prices keep going down.

Myth 5: Insurance policies are all the same.
Truth: Policies that have similar names may differ substantially in what they cover. So before you buy based on price alone, it pays to read the fine print.

Myth 6: There's no reason to insure a stay-at-home spouse.
Truth: Your stay-at-home spouse may not earn an income, but think of the services he or she may provide for free: child care, meal preparation, housekeeping and more. With that spouse gone, life suddenly gets a lot more expensive. Life insurance can defray the cost of hiring help in your partner's absence.

Myth 7: Buying life insurance is a hassle.
Truth: Today, you can use simple online tools to determine your life insurance needs, compare options and apply on the spot. Explore at your own pace with no high-pressure sales tactics. And if you have questions, call us.

Choosing Insurance Tips

HEALTH is the most important thing in life. Therefore, people take a variety of ways to maintain and health care. Even people looking for health insurance to support and ensure their health. Moreover, the cost of care and treatment of disease increasingly soar.

With the health insurance program means you have shifted the risk to other parties. Risk transferred to it, you have to pay a premium depending on the risk transferred and who want the benefits obtained. However, you still jelly choose the right insurance that does not suffer later. Here we present some tips that you can see before taking a decision to follow the health insurance.

Bonadifitas and Track Record
Lately considerable spread of health insurance (eg aromatherapy) are offered through the credit card providers (Issuer). That is, other than a direct quote from health insurance companies, there is also offering health insurance through credit card organizer (Issuer). Offered to card holders benefit from health insurance and direct premiums charged to card holders via credit card.

At this point you should look at what benefits the insurance company provided. Does the insurance company that works with the credit card issuer is a bona fide and have experience? Not until, when you are sick and make a claim, the process is even more difficult. Even difficult for you. So for selecting health insurance companies, at least there are two things to note, namely bonafiditas and his track record and offer advantages compared to the premiums charged to you.

Savings and Investment
Health insurance services is now very varied. In addition to offering financial guarantees when ill, there is combining it with certain services. For example, premiums paid in part shall be applied as a savings or investment. Of course this exciting offer. But insurance premiums are usually offered will also be given greater or health food.

In addition, those who actually join the insurance program at a young age will get some ease. For example, no medical examination required. Please note that insurance premiums will increase with increasing age of the customer. So, register yourself on health insurance when he was young.

10 Simple Travel Health Insurance Tips

Travel health insurance helps the travelers to know better the insurance policy and to reduce the premium. If travelers know the policy better, they can often save money on travel insurance. Here are top simple travel health insurance tips travelers should know.

Travel Health Insurance Tips

Tip1: Understanding Travel Health Insurance Policy First
Travelers should read travel insurance policy before purchasing any plan, and better understand the coverage the company has offered. Every policy has few limitations such as pre-existence health conditions and age limits which must be well known to travelers unless it could be a great problem.

Tip 2: Medical Assistance Services
When travelers are going to buy insurance policy, they should ask to the company if they have any assistance service for their clients. Experience shows that there are many assistance service companies which are disinterested to take to emergency calls to real doctors or nurse. But it’s not all the cases, there are some serious insurance companies which pay attention to their respected clients and provide assistance service. Though it is little bit expensive to receive calls from distance, but few companies take their responsibility because minutes can save lives.

Tip 3: Understand the Preexisting Condition
Travel health insurance policy has few terms and conditions and the travelers should understand the preexisting condition clause of policy. And check these terms and conditions apply since travelers’ departure date, not while purchasing the plan. Suppose travelers buy an annual health insurance policy then these conditions apply to the departure date of every trip.

Tip 4: Buy Health Insurance That Cover Medical Conditions
Travelers who take medication will not congregate with the pre-existing clause and unfortunately you will not get any coverage for such conditions. So check the insurance policy and in case you do not understand compare among different agencies which offer health insurance plan compatible with your medication.

Tip5: Choose Affordable Deductible
Many travelers want to save money while purchasing insurance policy. However, there are various deductible choices in policy by which traveler can easily save money and has to provide fewer premiums.
So choose any deductable which only you can afford. While choosing plan you see there are few policies which have greater deductibles, do not fall into that trap because greater deductable means greater price.

Tip 6: Save Money In Multiple Trips
Generally insurance companies offer health insurance plan in different category such as single trip, multiple trips, individual trip, family or group plan etc., first determine that whether your trip is single or multiple in a year. If you are planning multiple trips then you need to buy annual plan rather than single plan. Annual insurance policy is comparatively less expensive, and you can save as much money as making another travel.

Tip 7: Save Money Even In Higher Age Band
All know that higher age people have to give higher premium and lower age people have to give lower amount, but there is little trick to get lower premium yet you are in higher age band. It seems if your birthday will place before your trip, you have to give extra 20% - 40% premium more than earlier, but if you purchase health insurance plan and leave your country before birthday, you can save significant amount of money which you have to pay after your birthday. Even you can save money by purchasing insurance policy before birthday with lower age band.

Tip 8: Follow Doctor’s recommendations
Many people often do not take drugs or medicine even their doctor recommends them because they think it might affect insurance policy. This practice is bad, though it is true but traveler should follow the doctor’s prescriptions because health is important than money. When doctor gives change in medicine, you should take unless the insurance company rejects your claim in the ground of unstable preexistence medical conditions. It would be better while getting an insurance plan provide details about your medical conditions and the medicine you are using.

Tip 9: Inform Your Insurance Company If Trip Plan Changes
Many people do not inform to their insurance agency when they change in insurance plan and the most mistakes are that they forget or intentionally do not inform their departure time and arrival time. This is the worst case and most important reason to get rejected their claim. Logically why any insurance company covers you if they do not know where you are and what you are doing. They simple void you policy. So inform as soon as you are planning to change your plan r any part the plan.

Tip 10: Show the Proofs of Departure and Arrival
Travel insurance companies sometimes check the proofs of your travel and sadly few people forget to keep record of their medical expenses and other costs and get rejected. There are few ways to keep record such as use credit card on the first day and last day of your trip. Some health insurance companies recommend using stamp on passport while departing from and arriving to your country.

These travel health insurance tips help travelers to purchase insurance policy properly, to get affordable health insurance, to know how to choose deductable which less premium and finally to know how to claim.
Let Us Now Praise Skeletor for He Has Made Florida Suck a Little Less:
Look, Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott, who looks like what you see before Death sucks your soul out, is an opportunist, possibly a swindler and a fraud enabler, and the dickhead he looks like when it comes to things like voting rights, drug tests, and more. And there's no doubt that he is scared shitless about reelection in 2014 when the waning power of the Tea Party won't propel him back into office.

But you gotta calls 'em as you sees 'em in this polarized nation, and Scott's statement on why he's accepting federal funds to expand Florida's Medicaid rolls over the next three years is deserving of (mostly) praise. Read the whole thing. Scott makes a convincing case that, perhaps, and with great and necessary suspicion, one can say he's changed a bit.

Scott says that losing his mother a few months back gave him some new perspective, especially when it came to Medicaid funding. He goes on, "As I wrestled with this decision, I thought about my Mom’s struggles raising five kids with very little money. I remember my Mom’s heartbreak when she could not afford to give my younger brother the treatment he needed when we learned he had a hip disease. She eventually found him a Shriner’s Children’s Hospital hundreds of miles away…where my brother would go back and forth for treatment. My Mom was a proud, strong woman who wanted to make it on her own without help. But how would she have felt if she knew she was denied help that she was already paying for? It was my Mom – the wife of a WWII veteran - who taught me something I still believe today: this country is the greatest in the world. America’s greatness is largely because of how we value the weakest among us. Quality healthcare services must be accessible and affordable for all – not just those in certain zip codes or tax brackets. No mother, or father, should despair over whether or not they can afford – or access – the healthcare their child needs."

Is that not stunning? It's not a grudging "well, fuck, may as well." It's a full-throated defense of using government funding to give health care to the poor, to say that it's an imperative to do so. And if a politician invokes his recently deceased mother, he's either, if he's being honest, having a moment of great self-reflection or, if he's bullshitting, the most cynical son-of-a-bitch in the state. Taken out of the context of who is making the statement, those are the kinds of socialist-sounding words that, if spoken by a liberal, would be called "class warfare" by people like Rick Scott, which is what makes it all the more remarkable.

Scott also laid out the logic behind his decision: "[R]egardless of what I – or anyone else - believes, a Supreme Court decision and a presidential election made the President’s healthcare mandates the law of the land." You got that, GOP? Elections matter, Scott says. Would that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell believed that (or perhaps they will in 2014). And then there's a simple economic proposition: "To be clear - our options are either having Floridians pay to fund this program in other states while denying healthcare to our citizens – or – using federal funding to help some of the poorest in our state with the Medicaid program as we explore other healthcare reforms." Do you want a slice of the federal pie you helped bake that's going to be eaten anyways?

Look, it ain't perfect. Scott's not going set up the insurance exchanges, although that just means the federal government will do it. He repeatedly says that he ain't no-how for guv'mint-run health care. And it's only for 3 years and then we'll see what happens. But he concludes partly by saying, "I don’t want any parent to worry, like my Mom did, that they might not be able to help their sick child. Expanding access to Medicaid services for three years is a compassionate, common sense step forward."

And to everyone who says that Scott is just engaged in pre-election year bribery, the governor is now enduring a bitch slapping from conservatives. Erick "Erick" Erickson at the right-wing bidet, Red State, writes, "I am terribly disappointed in his decision to expand Medicaid in Florida." Similar things were said by similar assholes in a mostly similar way.

One or two good policy decisions does not make up for a couple of years of fuckery. But when someone does something unexpectedly right, especially when doing so makes him something of an apostate, it deserves notice.

Cheap Life Insurance Rates Online

You need to be well informed about this because some insurance companies that make monetary losses from some claims end up shifting that burden to the consumer. You must look for an affordable indemnity cover that will allow you to save some money. Requesting indemnity quotes by filling simple online indemnity questionnaires that are provided by different indemnity companies; you can find and compare indemnity rates online.

Following this simple way, you will be able to compare indemnity coverage and premium quotes from competing indemnity companies. This process can be done in 15 minutes or less and you don't even need to make a single call or being a part of the lengthy and time consuming meetings with indemnity agents. To find cheap indemnity rates online, you can also look into other non indemnity companies' sites that have the technology which will allow you to compare indemnity premium quotes from multiple competing indemnity companies in a few minutes by entering your information.

One of the best ways to find out the best rates over the net is to keep checking the quotes of various indemnity plans. This will help the customers get the quotes of their desired choice. The third party indemnity companies can also be consulted for a comparative analysis. Thus, it is very important to compare the indemnity quotes before buying an insurance scheme.

Given the current recession it is important to make sure to prioritize your money and compare insurance quotes online. A good place to state would be an online website that actually allows you to compare insurance quotes online for free.

Buying Life Insurance Tips

Life insurance serves as a protection if the insured dies. For example, if I was insured by an insurance product and die tomorrow, then the insurance companies will provide insurance money to people who I left behind.

The purpose is to take life insurance to cover the potential loss of income. If I as the backbone of the family died, the family I leave behind will lose sources of income. If I follow the life insurance program, so that my family would leave the insurance money that can be used as a substitute for the lost revenue, at least for a while.

Actually the rule choosing life insurance products are not much different from choosing another product:

* No purchase life insurance if not required; and
* If you need life insurance, buy life insurance that provides adequate protection.

From my brief survey to several friends and family members, virtually none of them are taking life insurance in accordance with the rules above. Most buying life insurance when not needed, and not take life insurance with a sufficient sum assured if needed.

Do not buy life insurance if not required

The main factors are buying life insurance dependents and obligations (e.g. debt). If someone does not have both so concerned not need life insurance.

Small children (or even newborn) do not need life insurance protection because it does not have any dependents. If the child dies, the family will grieve, but it will not adversely affect the financial condition of the family. On the contrary, precisely the family finances would improve because the number of dependents decreases. Buy life insurance child at this stage will only give free money to the insurance company.

People who already have money can become not need life insurance if you are concerned do not have dependents and do not have obligations. People without dependents and no liability to third parties do not need life insurance because if the person dies, no one feels lost revenue.

If the person is on the take-credit, consumer credit, especially now that the question already has an obligation. Thus, it is time he takes the life insurance (if credit is not equipped with credit insurance). If not, then he has the potential to incriminate relatives if something bad happened to her.

Parents of all children are independent and no longer have an obligation to the other party does not need life insurance. If the respective dies, her children will grieve, but no one will ever feel financially disadvantaged. In addition, if the parents are managing the funds properly, then the concerned should already have savings or investment return far greater value than the sum assured of life insurance.

If the parents are already having enough savings, he could cancel his life insurance before the time if the perceived value of insurance coverage is not proportional to the amount of savings. If he dies before the children independently, his children will still be a legacy in the form of these deposits.

If it does not have dependents and no longer in productive age, the elderly person needs life insurance is not, but the liquid funds in large numbers. Furthermore, in these conditions required that the product is exactly the opposite of life insurance, annuities i.e. If the life insurance provides protection if the insured dies too soon, annuities serve to provide protection if the insured is living too long. Pay life insurance premiums at this time could be a "financial disaster" for the required product is exactly the opposite of life insurance.

Get Cheap Car Insurance Rates

Chances are that if you are over 25 years of age you can get a pretty good discount on your car insurance. Auto insurance companies tend to give discounts to drivers over the age of 25 because they see them as more mature because of their experience behind the wheel.

However the best age group that gets excellent rates on auto insurance are senior citizens. Auto insurance companies consider people over 50 years of age as senior citizens. They get the best rates because they are less likely to get into auto accidents or get a speeding ticket.

If you want to get the best rates possible you should consider combining your home and auto insurance together. Auto insurance providers generally would give insurance discounts to individuals that combine their auto and home insurance together. This helps you save money and also helps you easily manage your bills.

Another way to get your car insurance rates cheaper is to go online. By going online you have the opportunity to get the best rates possible because you do not have to deal with agents trying to receive commission like those locally in your area. Generally the more information you give the car insurance companies online the more accurate your quotes will be.
Your State Sucks: North Carolina Sucks Because Its Legislators Don't Understand History:
The seeming endless capacity for humans to be short-sighted is sometimes stunning. From the guy who doesn't have a condom saying, "Fuck it" and plunging his dick into the waiting ass of the near-stranger in his bed to George W. Bush saying, "Fuck it" and giving everyone 300 bucks because money's cool, the inability to see beyond the moment will come back to haunt you in every corner of your life, like a screaming child in a Japanese horror movie.

So it was that between 1992 and 2000, in a tax-cutting fervor, the loyal legislators and governors of North Carolina (motto: "No matter what, we're so much better than South Carolina"), people of both parties, saw that the unemployment insurance program was flush with cash. So they passed 11 different cuts to the amount that businesses would have to pay in taxes for the unemployment insurance trust fund. In 1994, during those heady days of the Clinton era, when the number of unemployed was low, the fund had enough money to pay out four years in benefits, the third largest cash reserve in the nation, so why wouldn't you pass another 23% tax cut, making the rate for businesses the lowest in the nation, with some businesses having their rate cut to zero. In fact, by the end of all the cutting, over 75% of North Carolina businesses effectively paid no UI tax, all done under the mantle of "reducing government" and other nonsense. This was assuming, of course, that nothing changed in the economy. North Carolina never thought a rainy day was coming, and if it was, it would be a drizzle.

But then the Bush deluge happened, and shit changed, as we all know. Not only did the unemployment rate jump by six points between March 2007 and March 2009 in North Carolina, but the state had to borrow money from the federal government to cover the cost of unemployment benefits. Had the rate of contribution stayed at pre-1994 levels, the state would have had enough. Alas, man? Dick? Stranger? What are you gonna do?

You're gonna punish the unemployed is what the fuck you're gonna do. What? You think that Republican Governor Pat McCrory, working nose in ass with the NC Chamber of Commerce, is going to raise taxes back to what they were in the Clinton era? Fuck you, socialist. McCrory just signed legislation that, while it does raise taxes a little, slashes benefits for the jobless. It's like businesses got a paper cut and your laid-off sister got a prison shiv in the gut. In order to repay the federal government, the maximum amount unemployed people get is reduced from $535 to $350 a week, with the maximum weeks cut from 26 to as little as 12. Because North Carolina changed its laws, it has forfeited $780 million in federal benefits. It's sort of like being kicked in the nuts from behind. By the way, without the change to benefits, it would take North Carolina three years longer to repay it.

Oh, don't worry. McCrory and the legislature are actually noble in their intentions. They are visionaries, you know. By slashing benefits now, the Governor says he will "ensure our citizens’ unemployment safety net is secure and financially sound for future generations." If you live now in North Carolina, you can go fuck yourself. But only if you're unemployed.

In one of the finest contortions of logic you'll have seen lately, NC General Assembly member Julia Howard, who sponsored the bill, said that it "does not burden small business to pay a debt they never accrued." No, it's far better that people barely surviving pay it.

And, by the way, a good many of those businesses did accrue the debt simply by being in North Carolina during the reign of the near-sighted.

Low Cost Medical Insurance Secrets Which Save Your Money

Low cost medical insurance programs provide insurance policies at very lower price than any other insurance companies. Most of the time students, individuals who are out of work and small-income individualsappear to be the best applicants for low cost or cheap medical insurance. Families and individuals can select different medical insurance policies among the best low cost packages which offer coverage at a very low price.

There are few individuals who would like to incorporate dental insurance into their insurance coverage and they may get some lower insurance quotes.  There are many insurance companies which have different lower cost medical insurance packages for college students.

If employer gets insurance plans for employees, companies offer lower premiums compare to any other policies because insurance companies have bulk policies with lower price for employers.A business has lots of employees and if authorities insurance for their employees, they buy insurance policies for all their employees whoare profitable to insurance companies, so they lower the premiums.

Moreover, in some cases, the companies pay a part of the premiums. Though these insurance plans are not expensive, but the employees should careful that the plan covers all the necessary needs.

How to Get Lower Cost Medical Insurance?

The institutions which buy insurance policiesfor their employees may include free yearly full body or medical checkup. This opportunity helps employees to check if there are any serious medical problems without cost.

Medical insurance for employees is common phenomenon among manufacturing industries, industries where workers have to operate heavy machine, construction business and iron industries because in these industries the chance of accident is more than other business. Business which bears the insurance for their employees increases the self-esteem as they care to the employees.

Group medical insurance will be perfect for the groups because medical insurance companies offer better medical insurance quotes than individuals. There are many business proprietors who have small business but in order to get cheap insurance rates they show their business as large industry.

Group insurance policies are greatlycheap if you compare to individual plans that’s why employees try to get group insurance. In group insurance employees have deductibles, co pays, and some factors which are incorporated into insurance rates so it seems individual or family medical insurance will be quite likely same as group insurance in future.

There are some individuals who seek for short-term medical insurance policy when they are out of work. Insurance companies have such medical insurance plans for unemployed individuals at low cost and when they turn out to get a job, they can get medical and medical insurance through their employers mentioning that they have medical insurance.

There are some other ways to get affordable or low cost insurance rate and one is to be a consultant for medical insurance help. Many statistics say that if any consultant gets insurance policies for few groups of people or employees through their employers, that consultant can get lower cost insurance rates compared to others.

Whatever you do in offline the better way to get low cost medical insurance is to comparing medical insurance quotes online and by this process you get multiple options to choose.  To help you there are many informational websites which provides different medical insurance quotes, lower and cheaper rates and above these they can choose the best medical insurance suite for you after analyzing your affordability, income, medical history, travel experience, previous medical insurance records and premiums, employment history and nearest medical insurance companies. They are affiliated with so many medical insurance companies and they have expert insurance consultants, so they can offer cheap but quality insurance packages for you.

Understanding Auto Insurance Basics - What You Need to Know

Buying auto insurance is critical task unless you know the basics of auto insurance; otherwise you have to end up unnecessary costs and expenses. Choose insurance for auto which fits your and your family’s needs. Here are the answers of few basics questions like what is auto insurance,  what does auto insurance cover, what does an auto insurance policy consist of.

What is Auto Insurance?
Auto insurance also known as car insurance is insurance which is purchased for vehicles such as cars, trucks and motorcycle. The purpose of auto insurance is to provide financial protection against auto damages and bodily injured which may cause auto accident or traffic collisions.
Insurance for auto is the contract between the auto owner and the auto insurance companies. The auto owner pays a certain amount of money or premium and the insurance company provides a set of coverage the auto owner selects.

What Does Auto Insurance Cover?
Auto insurance covers mainly four basic incidents. The first coverage is for the damage of your car, the second coverage is for the damage of other’s car which is if you accidentally damage another car, and your auto insurance company covers this liability. The third coverage is coverage for medical expenses and the forth is coverage for uninsured motorist which is if anybody without having enough auto insurance policy injures you or your family, your insurance company will cover this.

What Does An Auto Insurance Policy Consist of?
Auto insurance policy consists of three main parts; base policy, declaration page and endorsement page.
Base Policy: this part has the fundamental provision of the auto insurance policy and the responsibility of the both insurance company and auto owner. This page set liability on the insurance company to provide financial protection and on the car owner to telling to the company when the owner faces in accident.

Declaration Policy: this part forecloses the information about the car owner such as the policy holder’s name, policy number, policy limitations, policy liability and premium. Declaration page also has few things such as which vehicles are included into car owner’s policies, who can damage the car and who are allowed to drive.
Endorsements: endorsements have the power to alter the base policy such as to edit, boarder, and limit or add the coverage.

It is auto owner’s responsibility to read carefully these three parts of auto insurance policy, otherwise policy holder will be fully responsible if anything don’t fit with the policy.

Auto insurance is necessary and you need to buy insurance for your auto if you buy a new one. So understand the basics of auto insurance, read the coverage which fits you and buy a policy.
In Brief: Politico's Article on Obama's Media "Manipulation" Lacks a Mirror:
The Rude Pundit read with interest the cleverly titled political publication, Politico, and its cleverly titled article, "Obama, the Puppet Master" by that guy who looks like a funeral director and that bald guy with the crazy eyes. From what he gathered from the frothy whine of self-pity that the article is, reporters is sooo vewy mad because mean ol' Barack Obama won't talk to them like they believe they should be talked to and as often as they would like.

Look at that title again, calling the President a "puppet master." Now, the puppets being referred to are not the easily manipulated public, but the media itself: "President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House." And the article lists various ways that the media is manipulated, like the weekend document dump or not giving interviews to "tough" journalists at the New York Times or Washington Post. Also, the White House "punishes" media outlets and reporters who say bad things about it, so they avoid doing so.

The missing component in the entire thing was an awareness that reporters don't have to be puppets. And news outlets can call bullshit all the time. Serious question: is it more important to be in the front row at a press conference or to dig in and investigate something like the number of civilians killed in drone strikes? Because right now, the answer is "Oooh, ooh, call on me, Mr. President."

See, it's not merely that the press gets caught up in the stupid, Fox "news"-driven trivia like Skeetgate. It's not that, as Chuck Todd points out, that every president back to at least Nixon manipulated the press to his advantage. It's that the mainstream media has pretty much abdicated its role as a check on power, something that was quite clear during the Bush administration.

In other words, shut the fuck up and do some reporting. Stop waiting for scraps to dribble from the lips of leaders and go out and do your goddamn jobs. And stop pretending as if stories like Clinton getting oral in the Oval Office or birther bullshit are important at all.

Like maybe reporting about the lack of transparency and the punishing of leakers in this White House as an issue for all of America, not just for a few DC reporters whose asses feel a bit chapped.

Cheap Life Insurance Rates Online

You need to be well informed about this because some insurance companies that make monetary losses from some claims end up shifting that burden to the consumer. You must look for an affordable indemnity cover that will allow you to save some money. Requesting indemnity quotes by filling simple online indemnity questionnaires that are provided by different indemnity companies; you can find and compare indemnity rates online.

Following this simple way, you will be able to compare indemnity coverage and premium quotes from competing indemnity companies. This process can be done in 15 minutes or less and you don't even need to make a single call or being a part of the lengthy and time consuming meetings with indemnity agents. To find cheap indemnity rates online, you can also look into other non indemnity companies' sites that have the technology which will allow you to compare indemnity premium quotes from multiple competing indemnity companies in a few minutes by entering your information.

One of the best ways to find out the best rates over the net is to keep checking the quotes of various indemnity plans. This will help the customers get the quotes of their desired choice. The third party indemnity companies can also be consulted for a comparative analysis. Thus, it is very important to compare the indemnity quotes before buying an insurance scheme.

Given the current recession it is important to make sure to prioritize your money and compare insurance quotes online. A good place to state would be an online website that actually allows you to compare insurance quotes online for free.
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