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ACA a good story-Obama cares

I just spoke to a coworker and this is who the ACA is for. His mother has become disabled and her monthly premium was more than she was getting in her disability payment. No "insurance company" would offer her insurance because of her preexisting condition. Some fly by night insurance company picked her up and she was paying through her nose just so she could get her medications. It took her 3 weeks to register but once she saw what her insurance was going to cost with the subsidies she started to cry. She is so happy now. She can actually live again.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Fri Nov 1, 2013, 08:07 PM (5 replies)

Segregated colleges

Parents of kids in colleges chime in. Many schools like UGA( not southern bashing) make all freshman stay on campus the first year. There is no commuting to these schools. The consequence is that many poorer kids simply can't afford to attend these schools. This is defacto segregation and I think it goes on all over the country. Anyone else see this happening.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Fri Oct 25, 2013, 10:01 AM (38 replies)

"American by birth southern by the grace of God"

I've watched as our fellow DU'ers have discussed the south. I think you can best understand a region on what is permitted. I have lived in Atlanta for a very long time. My parents came here in 1973. I have lived here since "82. I also lived here for 1 year in 1976. I have also sold cash registers in every small town in N. Georgia from Rome, to Macon to Dalton and even Warner Robins and Gray. The next time you stop in DQ in Dalton those are my cash registers.

It is my observation that the south is loyal to the region more that the nation. That saying in the title says it all. I have lived in Denver, SF, upstate NY and NYC. I visit Chicago all the time as my in-laws are from there. There is nowhere in the country that is loyal to their region over the country. Only the south.

The great migration to the U.S. was all up north. People had to become Americans as they were all first generation. Their loyalty is with the country. Because there was no migration to the south they stayed loyal to the region. That is why robert E. Lee fought for the south. He was loyal to the region.

As far as what is permissible. My kids go the UGA. My son's frat is the most diverse at the school with "even" an African American. Their nickname is Delta nig.
Fraternity row displays confederate flags. These are not rural people. They are the best students in GA and many are from the suburbs of Atlanta. My son will not take his best friend(African American) back to school with him to visit.

This behavior is permitted. I can not imagine any other region in this country that would allow this type of behavior.

Because of this loyalty to region the south in my opinion should never be allowed to control our economic destiny. They always think in terms of their region first and the country second. That is why their model has always been to steal businesses from other places in the country.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:24 PM (136 replies)

Number one rule in sales and electoral politics-Ted Cruz and Rand Paul

I have been selling for a long time and people have to like you. Ted and Rand you both need a personality transplant.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Wed Oct 16, 2013, 12:28 PM (0 replies)

zzzzzzz- soccer on

I watched the first half of the USA-Mexico match. Maybe it's me but I don't get the attraction. Whenever I hear about how much running they do I scratch my head. There are short bursts of speed but there is a lot of standing around. Go watch a basketball game and each player is moving a lot more. Now I know there are timeouts but I think individuals move more in basketball. Can anyone explain the attraction?
Posted by wilt the stilt | Tue Sep 10, 2013, 09:22 PM (0 replies)

Dead Freaks Unite- killer show coming

[link:http://www.dead.net/features/grateful-dead-meet-movies/grateful-dead-meet-movies-2013-sunshine-daydream|Boys and girls the summer meet up is coming. Do not miss


Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movies 2013: "Sunshine Daydream"
Posted by wilt the stilt | Fri Jun 28, 2013, 04:25 PM (1 replies)

As bad as Scalia is Alito

is way worse. Alito is not so different than many people his own age. They stopped growing at an early age and just became very firmn in their beliefs. They grew up calling African Americas "colored people" and they hated "faggots" as they would call gay people They bullied them and bullied anyone they could.

Alito on the other hand grew up when the world was changing. He was exposed to both sides. He saw Kennedy and King, he was at the right time to see and open his mind. Instead he became a very small and rigid man who thinks lmost everyone is inferior to him. A pathetic excuse for a man.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:58 PM (0 replies)

I hear it is hard to catch a pass with handcuffs on

Can you confirm this Mr. Hernandez?
Posted by wilt the stilt | Fri Jun 21, 2013, 03:41 PM (1 replies)

Murdoch getting divorced


the latest trophy wife is history. Wendi- guess what you are now officially trash.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Thu Jun 13, 2013, 04:18 PM (9 replies)

Miami- are their legs dead?

last night's game was embarrassing. Did Indiana take everything out of Miami? All I know is I saw Lebron get stuffed at the end of the first half and Lebron doesn't get stuffed too often.
Posted by wilt the stilt | Wed Jun 12, 2013, 01:45 PM (7 replies)
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