Monthly Archives: April 2013

It had to be this, George W. Bush, or gay marriage

Global warming, which in addition to being the reason for more snow, less snow, higher temperatures, lower temperatures, more rain, droughts, hurricanes (except those that hit New Orleans, those are due to George W. Bush), floods, not enough crops, too many crops, and all other manner of unpleasant weather, is now also the reason more women are turning to prostitution to earn a living.

I’ve often said all problems can be blamed on global warming, gay marriage, or George W. Bush, and here it is, taken to a level that would only really make sense in The Onion.


Training, 4/9/13

Short one today, had to rush back home to work on a contract/offer.

Press

105×3

120×3

135×5

DB Row

60×10

70×20

The End.


Training, 4/8/13

Took it easy today, just got done what had to get done.

Squat

205×5

240×5

270×5

SLDL

5×8 @ 135

Band GM

Light band, 3×10

Situps

Prowler pushes

Then I came home and had a beer.


Training, 4/5/13

I’m remembering now why I love powerlifting… no more than 3 reps.

Bench Press

155×5

180×5

200×8

DB Bench Press

40×10

45×10

50×10

2×10 @ 55

Pulldown

4×10

Face Pull

4×12

 

 


You mean the market works?

More Obamacare fail?  Is it possible?

Oh, yes.  Yes it is.

See, when technocrats and busybodies decide that a very small number of people know better than the population as a whole, they screw things up, because they can not possibly actually know better.  For example, the authors of Obamacare, which was sold as a solution to a high number of uninsured people, didn’t actually try to find out why many people are uninsured.  Now HHS has to sell the uninsured on the idea (in great part because the version of insurance the uninsured must purchase is going to be much more expensive than the insurance they were deciding not to purchase was).

It turns out that the Democrats and the Obama administration apparently didn’t bother to investigate who these uninsured people actually are before they forced through a $1.8 trillion plan to help them.

What they’ve learned since is that more than half of the 48 million who the government says are uninsured aren’t interested in health insurance, which is why they don’t bother to buy it in the first place.

The administration now admits that vast numbers of the uninsured will be unlikely to respond to ObamaCare’s marketing pitches.

The biggest market segment identified by HHS, in fact, is what it describes as “healthy and young,” who make up 48% of the uninsured population.

Isn’t that just awesome!  So the only people who want insurance are the sick people, and the people Obamacare relies on to pay for it don’t want to buy insurance, and will quite probably pay the penalty (which will be lower than the cost of insurance).  Which will increase subsidies, which will increase the costs, which will drive more people out, etc, etc, etc.

Of course, it could be that was the plan all along, because when this fails (and it will), the solution will be government run universal health care, which really was the goal, no matter what they tell you.

 


If only there were some example of this not working in recent history…

Alas, President Obama, like most of his supporters, believe history started in 2008.  So he’s proposed making it easier for people who can’t afford mortgages to get them.

If only we knew what might happen.


Training, 4/3/13

Felt off today.  I’m out of shape, and haven’t pulled more than a single for who knows how long, maybe that’s it.

Deadlift

225×5

260×5

295×5

Stepup

2×10

GHRs and situps.  Lost count and forgot to write them down.


Training, 4/2/13

Press

2×5 @ 45

65×5

75×3

95×5

110×5

125×8

DB Row

50×10

55×10

60×10

65×10

70×10

Hammer Strength Shrugs

135×20

225×20

315×13

Pressdowns

2×30 @ 100

BB Curl

45×25


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