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Frankfort, KY

Health Care - Frankfort, KY

What do you think is going to happen to the economy when the estimated $5,000/yr cost of healthcare to workers doesn't even begin to pay for a single day's hospital stay? Do you really believe that drug companies and hospitals are going to lower costs to stay in business? They can't afford it, now, with prices sky high!!! The same logic that gave American car manufacturers a free ride (pun intended) with the cash-for-clunkers "deal" (which simply replaced the best offer the average citizen could have made on his/her own (you didn't think the car mfr's were going to give double discounts, did you?)) at taxpayer expense, will be repeated to an extent that goes beyond even a logarithmic scale (trillions of dollars instead of mere millions). And, what do you think is going to happen when thousands, if not millions, of people who don't need health care of any kind, suddenly run to doctors and hospitals to get their money's worth? Can you say "shortage of medical personnel?" Oh . . . sorry . . . I forgot: THAT'S TRUE *NOW*!!! Unnecessary and useless wars, increasing gang presence, decreasing police, crumbling infrastructure (have you played "pothole slalom", today?), decreasing literacy (read virtually any blog, these days; or, if you prefer a "live" example: recently, a young cashier handwrote the number "fourty" on my gift check), and increasing reprehensible behavior by sports players, school kids, and other people trying to grab their fifteen minutes of fame, among many other problems, need to be addressed, well before this ill-advised health reform bill becomes law (which it will, only because the Senate will be too afraid to act in the interest of the people, rather than be looked upon as anti-Obama (i.e., racist) or anti-Congress (i.e., sheep), which America cannot afford. If you don't believe that, simply look to any other country that has socialized medicine: they are no better off than we are, except that they live in a far lower economic standard (full-day waits are not unusual in Canada, the UK, etc). So, before you chastise someone for alleged racism, as you clearly implied, and for recognizing what such a bill portends to the American economy (Obama says health care is one-sixth of the current economy; what happens when the economy is completely drowned in it? shall we print money to make up the deficit, as we already are for the new Afghan war effort and unemployment situations? Does the word "hyper-inflat ion" mean anything to you? You think that $5 cup of coffee is expensive, NOW???), I strongly suggest that you read your college economics textbook. What America needs is a businessman or economist at the helm, not another clueless, inexperienced, politico, regardless of sex, race, or creed (forgive me for being an equal opportunity curmudgeon). Three times, now, America has selected the pretty, media darling, rather than the intelligent choice. That kind of prejudice makes America racist, stupid, and poor; certainly not what a world power, much less leader, should be (that Palin-cum-Quayle is even slightly considered as a viable future candidate for Presidency is either mind-boggling ignorance or predictable in the face of Americans spoon fed by media over-exposure. Who's next up at the candidate trough? Jon? Kate? Octomom? Serena Williams? To paraphrase Jonathan Swift, "There are none so blind as those who will not see beyond their own dogma."  (Dec 2, 2009 | post #11)

Frankfort, KY

Former Home Depot location to be auctioned

WHAT?!?! Kentuckians mispronouncing words??? Impossible!!! Just ask anyone from "VerSALES " (Versailles) or "KAYro" (Cairo), et al.!!! =;)  (Dec 2, 2009 | post #25)

Tennis

Serena Williams fined record $82,500 for US Open tirade

Bravo to tournament officials for not kowtowing to a superstar. An assault, whether in the real world or the sports stadiums, is still a crime. The hockey player who waylaid his own goalie should be kicked out of the sport, arrested, and heavily fined. There. That should satisfy the reverse racists.  (Dec 2, 2009 | post #22)

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Serena Williams fined record $82,500 for US Open tirade

What's your point? Are you saying you like blacks getting attention or not?  (Dec 2, 2009 | post #21)

Tennis

Indy lose tennis legacy

The correct word is "loses", not "lose". I know literacy is a passing fad, but when did automated document "spelling and grammar" checks become so difficult to use?  (Dec 2, 2009 | post #1)

Frankfort, KY

Atheists want God out of Ky. homeland security

Unfortunately, the article is no longer available, so I can't comment directly to this, but I can say that all proclamations issued by the KY State Gov't ends with the words, "(issued) in the year of our Lord, Jesus Christ..." Correct me if I'm wrong, but not all the people of KY, or any US state, are Christian, or even religious for that matter. I don't believe all the elected officials are, either. As such, I am wondering who "our" is supposed to be and of whom the writers of the proclamations, bills, etc, are representing. I know it isn't me. Heaven help those who cannot see beyond their mirrored (and, often, rose-colored) image, which reflects poorly on the rest of us.  (Nov 29, 2009 | post #13618)

Frankfort, KY

Health Care - Frankfort, KY

Then please explain why the current President with "half a brain" is continuing the legacy of his allegedly (and, I, most heartedtly, agree) airhead predecessor? America got what it deserves by electing another inexperienced politico, listening to superstars. America has proven that its people are hopelessly mired in "hiring" pretty faces (when the best thing anyone was able to say about Obama was, "He's better than that old guy and nutty girl", you know it's in serious trouble), to which Congress and, I'm sure, the Senate, will reward us by having us foot the bill to take care of us, whether we need it or not, because, lord knows, we are incapable of making intelligent decisions on our own. Heaven had better help us, because neither the ignorant people nor the broken system can.  (Nov 29, 2009 | post #7)

Frankfort, KY

Health Care - Frankfort, KY

Forces people to buy health care whether they want/need it or not (i.e., no voluntary opt out); does not allow buyers to deduct premiums; does not address inevitable shortage of medical personnel; does nothing to fix, reduce, or eliminate Medicare and Medicaid. I could go on, and it would take far less than the 1000 page abortion (pun intended) created by our elected officials, but here's a final thought: IT PASSED BY 5 VOTES FOR WHICH THE PRESIDENT HAD TO BEG! If Congress wasn't overwhelmingly convinced, why is this bill still being considered??? This would make me sick, but, given that it will cost me, an unemployed single man, at least $5,000 in unnecessary health insurance, unless I convert to a non-medicine-recog nizing religion (!), and a newborn more than $500,000 over the course of his/her lifetime, I simply can't afford to become so! Our legislators can't even stop a useless war, yet continually throw money at everything, including automaker bailouts, and unnecessary and poorly conceived "stimulus packages", aimed at everything except what the people need: a responsible administration run by business people and economists, not print-the-money-an d-run politicians. Barf!  (Nov 29, 2009 | post #6)

Frankfort, KY

Former Home Depot location to be auctioned

I like that the ad shows a pic with customers' cars in the lot! The only time I saw more than a few cars was during its going-out-of-busin ess sale! Seriously, though, folks, I thought it was perfect as a site for the expanding Frankfort Court, but they wanted a teeny, tiny, will-need-to-be-ex panded-as-soon-as- they-move-in, and, needless to say, unbelievably expensive, site in downtown. Given its isolated location (which is the main reason HD couldn't make a dime on it), the site would make a great multi-purpose building for a flea market or indoor tennis facility or community center or multi-purpose arena/facility/con vention center, or even as a low-income apartment or shelter (n.b., KSU would have been better advised to buy it rather than the historic Frankfort library building, which requires massive repairs and updates; Gattis' new pizza edifice on Wilkinson will go under within a year when everyone realizes that nobody can park there!!! Why are so many people violating the primary 3 rules of real estate: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!). Doubtless, nobody will buy the HD site, and it will probably be abandoned or dozed. Pity.  (Nov 29, 2009 | post #2)

Tennis

Andy Murray splits with girlfriend

FOUR years together without an engagement ring? No wonder she left him! Somebody has committment issues, Mr. Murray! No wonder you can't win a Slam! (if nothing else, it proves that she isn't a gold digger!)  (Nov 29, 2009 | post #1)

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ATP: No further Agassi investigation

I think they meant "retroactive ", not "retrospectiv e".  (Nov 20, 2009 | post #1)

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Ruling on Serena's U.S. Open tirade coming soon

Even if she had not been defaulted (which, as an ex-USTA ref, I heartily agree with) because of her horrendous language, gang-banger-like threat, and total lack of composure, she could just as easily have received a time warning, if not violation; I'm curious to know why the chair didn't see fit to do that, which might have snapped Serena out of whatever possessed her, and prevented the entire incident (on second thought, she probably would have verbally abused the chair). BTW, kudos to the linesman for doing her job and keeping her composure throughout the incident, looking right back at Serena, cool, calm, and collected, if not defenseless; well done!  (Nov 20, 2009 | post #11)

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Ruling on Serena's U.S. Open tirade coming soon

There is a huge difference between saying "You are the pits" and "I'll stuff this racquet down your throat." The first would get a roll-of-the-eyes from a cop, while the latter would get you arrested for assault. All sports must make examples of criminal behavior - - whether verbal or physical - - as soon as they happen, not weeks or months afterwards. Nobody needed to "go to the tape" to see what Serena did, nor does anyone need such to view high sticking in hockey or a blatant after-the-play-was -over hit in football. The sooner the punishments are handed down, the sooner the wake-up call will be made, and the sooner juvenile, playground - - if not gang-banger - - behavior will stop. The players want a rest? Okay! Give Serena a six-month suspension from all paid play, which includes all appearance money (it'd be interesting to know which advertisers will keep her on after that!).  (Nov 7, 2009 | post #4)

Tennis

Sealed with a kiss: Tennis player Richard Gasquet faces h...

Okay . . . I *might* accept the suggestion that he was in a club where cocaine was openly displayed (how else did he know that the kiss was cocaine-laced?), and I even *might* accept that he engaged in unsafe sex by tonguing a druggie, but no drug test for athletes that I'm aware of is based on latent remnants on one's skin or lips or mouth. All drug tests are based on either blood, hair, or urine/stool samples, all of which would indicate the presence of long-term use. Heck, even boy-next-door, Andre Agassi, admitted to using drugs (is choir boy Pete Sampras next? Roger Federer?). Given the above, I cannot accept that "An independent tribunal called by the ITF ruled he was not to blame." Let's get real. We all know who was on drugs: Gasquet and the "independent tribunal".  (Nov 7, 2009 | post #1)

Tennis

Fashion draws before tennis in Qatar

They can play tennis in dresses and stilettos? Let's see the guys do THAT!!!  (Oct 28, 2009 | post #1)

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