KISS: 35 Years…

Our previous post on the new KISS album Sonic Boom here.

Happy Anniversary KISS

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The band appeared via satellite on Fox and Friends today:

Clip courtesy of patriotsandheroes

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September 17, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Glam Metal, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

10/6: New KISS Album ‘Sonic Boom’ on sale at Walmart…

First new KISS album in 11 years to be released October 6th...

First new KISS album in 11 years to be released October 6th...

NYDN:

Wal-Mart is being embraced with a KISS. The veteran heavy metal group, KISS, is joining a growing list of classic acts putting out new music through the world’s largest retailer.

“Sonic Boom” is due to be released only at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club on Oct. 6. It will include a CD of the band’s first new music in 11 years, re-recorded versions of famous KISS hits and a live DVD….

Courtesy of yoshinatsu:

A preview clip of KISS’ new song “Modern Day Delilah”, from their upcoming album “Sonic Boom”!

August 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Entertainment, Glam Metal, graphic art, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Music, Popular Culture. 2 comments.

Health Care: Video Update: Flashback – Dems on Medicare Cuts: TOTUS prepares to throw trial lawyers unda da bus…

Most important update – contact your Congress Critters!

Update: And I have another common sense question here, when parents divorce often a QMCSO Qualified Medical Child Support Order is issued by the court ordering parents to cover the children to age 18, you know like normal people do in America, the age of attainment being 18. Well if TOTUS MANDATES covering these ‘children’ to age 26, I for one would expect that the court would have to come back for that and readdress the issue.

Who is paying for this ‘child’s” coverage after age 18 when the parents are divorced?

So now we have to deal with our EXes for another 8 years after the kids are legally emancipated? Good luck getting deadbeat parents who dont pay child support to age 18 now to insure their children for 8 years BEYOND the attainment of adulthood….

more work for those backed up child support courts in the making…so cheeto eating Obots can coast til they are 26?! ugh

Frakkin ridiculous is what it is, no doubt TOTUS was in law school until age 26 and that is how he came up with this number, TOTALLY UNFEASIBLE IN PRACTICE..much like socialism..hmmmm….

Video from VerumSerum by way of Ed at HA:

Follow us at: twitter.com/verumserum. While President Bush was in office, the Democrats spoke out vehemently against any proposed cuts in Medicare & Medicaid. Now that President Obama has proposed $622B in Medicare/Medicaid cuts to help pay for his healthcare plan, where are the Democrats now?

This is a rant zone….

BWAAAAAAHAAAAAA!!!!

OMG!! Hillyarious!!!!!

To sell Obamacare, TOTUS is going to tell the AMA that he will pass or enact some sort of ‘best practices’ protections for them…not a cap on medical malpractice verdicts which would be the only real way to reduce those unneccessary expenses they are so concerned about….

…There have been indications Obama has been quietly making a case for reducing malpractice lawsuits to help control costs, long a goal of the AMA and Republicans.Obama has not endorsed capping jury awards Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., said Monday that controlling the cost of malpractice insurance would have to be a part of the Obama administration’s overhaul of the health care system.

Daschle… said much of the unnecessary annual health care cost can be attributed to doctors ordering extra tests and taking extra precautions to make sure “they aren’t sued.”…

Politico covers what TOTUS is expected to say to the AMA here

…AMA President Nancy Nielsen said Sunday that the group is looking for a fix to the Medicare payment system that has cut doctor fees, and medical liability reform that puts caps on noneconomic damages.

The Obama administration outlined an additional $313 billion in new proposed savings Friday to pay for the president’s health care plan

. The savings would come from cutting or reducing the growth of payments to hospitals, medical equipment manufacturers and laboratories – though the major cuts don’t target doctors, White House budget director Peter Orszag said Friday….

Whenever Peter Orzsag is going on and on and on about how some states like Wisconsin use less medical care and how they plan to get the rest of the states to act like WI, I laugh and wonder how many doctors are in WI, how many specialists, what is their civil litigation system like there, how strong are their personal injury med mal attorneys lobbying groups there, what is the demographic of those living there….THOSE are the differences no doubt..

AZ and FL likely have many more hospital admissions cuz AZ and FL have many retirees who …you know…. get ill… b/c they are …you know…. older….Orzsag wants to stop what he calls ‘unnecessary readmissions to hospitals in the last 6 months of life’ which he claims do not show a better result than states like WI where apparently people arent so pesky about calling 911 when the elderly stop breathing or something…

Uhmm no thanks I will pass on having a pencil necked geek decide if I need to be readmitted. Hospitals are already wigging out over Team TOTUS proposed cuts…

..For instance, Obama wants to cut federal payments to hospitals by about $200 billion and cut $313 billion from Medicare and Medicaid over 10 years. He also is proposing a $635 billion “down payment” in tax increases and spending cuts in the health care system…

How will TOTUS stop lawsuits against hospitals and physicians who refuse to readmit a patient who THEN DIES? they cannot, they cannot legislate away the right to sue apparently and they are unwilling to cap verdicts cuz lawyers lobby too hard and donate too much…

thus the tests will continue, and I for one am perfectly fine with that..

Many Gen Yers who like the proposal may not remember the absolute nightmare that was HMOs before states started passing coverage mandates..

Anyone else here have to pay for their pesky anesthesia during labor? I did in 89. Yep, 42 HOURS OF LABOR and the HMO said the anesthesia was not medically necessary, thus I paid for it. I was also almost kicked out of the hospital in 24 hours after having my  baby because the HMOs used to do that to CONTAIN COSTS..sound familiar? yeah it is the Orszag Plan.

States and even the feds then MANDATED a length of hospital stay for women after giving birth to put an end to that. That is where we are headed. Every time the Medical Panel of SOOPERGENIUSES decides to limit something, some lobbyists will find the patient group or vice versa and Congress Critters will act..

This will ADD to administrative expenses as all states become as overly regulated as California and more manual claims processing becomes necessary to keep up with all the rule changes….

I worked for a PI Med Mal Wrongful Death firm in NYC for a time. One patient who was in her 20s was obese. She had a persistent cough. Her PCP, mindful of his HMO handlers, did NOT send her to an outpatient facility for a portable chest xray and she did not fit in the xray machine in the HMO radiologists office. So he said she had bronchitis and gave her an RX. Long story short. She had cancer, it went undiagnosed for too long and she was terminal.  God Bless her.They should have referred her for the damned xray.

I do not believe this is the way to go with our health care system. Letting the elderly go untreated to save money is the plan. Sheboresus slid around it like an eel this weekend, it is rationing and Americans won’t stand for it. If they get it through, we will simply see massive scandal later when people die after being denied testing and treatment..

…Kathleen Sebelius ducked on Sunday when John King ask her about the prospect of comparative effectiveness research as a slippery slope toward medical rationing.

“There is fabulous health care being delivered at lower costs all across America,” she replied in an appearance on “State of the Union.” “Comparative effectiveness research says, ‘does paying twice as much in McAllen,Texas, as in some other part of the country deliver better care?’ And the answer is ‘no.'”

She added, “If three tests don’t produce a better result than one test produces, I’d rather have the one test, thank you very much.”

TOTUS CANNOT promise best practices protection! He cannot get it through Congress which is HEAVILY lobbied by the Bar association and the entity previously known as the Trial Lawyers Association. Just go ask Johnny Edwards about a doctor NOT DOING a test..he will dance all the way to his 140,000 sf house…

This TOTUS plan would have the additional liability of limiting economies of scale in many diagnostic tests. If the test isnt done more and more the price wont drop and the technology wont get better..this will kill promising new gene therapy also, if Team TOTUS wont pay for granny to get a new hip they certainly will not pay for all the experimentation and promising gene therapy coming from the very SCIENCE he claims to cherish….what was the point of the stem cell testing if the pesky elderly cannot have the gene therapy for Alzheimers?

What government panel will find it cost effective to cure someone who has Alzheimers? How much work or tax dollars can they get from that elderly person?

Scary.

June 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. 1 comment.

Shout-Out to Old GM…

Here’s to the Old GM…

courtesy of kitkatkang

Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry….

Courtesy of RudeboyNY

A way of life ending, for now…hope to see some real American cars again in 2012…hopefully the government will be OUT of the private marketplace by then and American consumers can make real choices sans gas taxes to drive GM sales….Fritz Henderson just told FOX BIZ in the presser that he does not expect the government’s majority ownership to impact what kind of cars they make, he LIES LIKE A RUG baby, they ALREADY stopped GM from moving jobs to China as part of this restructure, instead they are reopening an idled plant here to make SUBcompacts..uh huh, cause GM is known for making money off SUBcompacts? uhmm, no..GM as we knew it is done…

My” Chevrolet-Heartbeat of America” Sateen jacket from the days of working at the Chevy dealer Parts dept is as much of a relic as this GM is now…

June 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Big 3, Economy, Glam Metal, Hair Bands, Heavy Metal, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

WOW! Springsteen Plagiarizes KISS…

The KISS song ROCKS as it always has, SINCE 1997!!!!!!!  and the Springsteen ripoff totally sucks BTW…

the real thing: ROCK OUT!!!

Since the Boss apologized for selling the album at Walmart maybe now he could apologize to KISS with a few million for plagiarism….gee think that whole Obama plagiarized Deval Patrick but it’s no big deal had an impact? I know Bruce hasnt had a hit in 20 years but stealing old KISS songs is NOT the way to go Boss..

February 3, 2009. Tags: , . Entertainment, Music, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

BIG 3 On the Hill and Detroit Rock City

FINAL UPDATE: CSPAN now has the video of the CEOs (Panel 2) up here

Panel 1 (Congress persons from affected states supporting auto TARP use) also up here

UPDATE 3: Maxine Waters, D-CA wants each of the BIG 3 CEOs to promise to dedicate 1 billion of the bailout to helping dealerships, Wagoner said well, we really need all that money (no), Nardelli, yada yada (Maxine says okay you agree), and Mulally says no, the FED actions will free up credit (but he won’t say no).

UPDATE 2: Gee, this is a hostile crowd even on the DEM side

Kanjorski, D-PA, just said to Wagoner, paraphrasing: “Maybe I’m an idiot but I don’t know what the hell you just said; can’t you just tell us how much you need to get through to March 30th..”

Frank chimes in, saying under bill they propose Obama appointees will have ability to VETO any use of the 25 billion they don’t like, WOW!!

Okay after listening to the testimony for a bit and the debates on CNBC I have to chime in and say NO SHXT THE HEALTHCARE IS THE PROBLEM! WTH didn’t you support Hillary’s healthcare in 93!!!

Okay I feel better now :0)

UPDATE: CNBC on ‘Soft Sell’ by Big 3, full page ad taken out in WSJ

watch it here

here is one for Detroit:

BIG 3 on the Hill:

Watch it live here

(more…)

November 19, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Politics, TARP. 4 comments.

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