comments by elliemae

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Tue, 7 Jun 2016, 6:55pm PDT   Like (3)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

Strategist says

More than $12,000 for this ugly, shapeless garment she wore to her speech about inequality.

She could have gotten this for $25.00 from Kmart

How do we know she didn't? $25 for the tablecloth, $24,975 to the store for closing it while she shopped. Just sayin'

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Thu, 2 Jun 2016, 6:52am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

Y? U? USU? enquiring minds want to know. I'm WSU before it was a U.

Very cool, congrats.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Mon, 30 May 2016, 12:05am PDT   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

Patrick says

i'm not saying we shouldn't allocate 50% for environmental uses, only that trump is not just completely making shit up.

He likes talking points. I get it, it's how he's so popular. But the environmental use, according to the attached article, are necessary to sustain wildlife and keep fish & wetlands from extinction.

I anticipate desal plants becoming substantially cheaper as technology changes. But it's crazy that the water used for urban use is what's on lockdown, when it's so much less than the other categories. And the water being sold to bottled water companies is just plain wrong. Sends the wrong message.

Trump is a dick. But a little one.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Thu, 26 May 2016, 9:06pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 4

Ironman says

Patrick says

removed slash

You have something against Guns N' Roses?

Well played

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Wed, 25 May 2016, 10:28pm PDT   Like (7)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 5

Monicasucks1

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Tue, 17 May 2016, 8:12pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 6

Linda Tripp is a fat, ugly opportunistic bitch who is wasting good air. She should stop breathing - that would cure it.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Mon, 16 May 2016, 11:31am PDT   Like (4)   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 7

WTF does it matter? If it doesn't affect you, who gives a fuck?

Seriously, the stalls in women's bathrooms have doors. If the person in the stall next to me stands up or sits down, has a dick or two (or none), I wouldn't ever know. This is a non-issue.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Thu, 12 May 2016, 9:04am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 8

errc says

When i get a call from one of these jihadists, stammering on about Windows on my cpu or other crap in broken English, i just scream into the phone as loud as possible " lululululu "

Agreed: It was a company trolling for business, or a scam. Either way, warn't Google.

If I have the time, when my "Windows Service Provider" tells me they're getting error messages, I speak with them. I ask them if it's bad (very), if it's something that they can fix if I give them access to my computer (yes), if they need my credit card information (of course). Right when they are masturbating with pleasure, I tell them I don't have the internet or a computer and they quickly hang up. But I have fun.

Unfortunately, a friend of mine bought it and actually sent them $250. They kept calling, asking for more money. They also had access to her computer (fortunately she had nothing on it because she's not computer savvy) and the viruses shut her computer down. It sucks when people believe this shit.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Fri, 6 May 2016, 10:33pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 9

I can't believe people take him seriously and believe he'll be a good anything.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Fri, 6 May 2016, 10:32pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 10

just_passing_through says

Your grandma was starting to act like a junkie you said so yourself. She was not taking her meds as-prescribed and so was abusing them, period end of sentence.

The article is a hit piece and is full of other people like your grandma who abused it: "Within a month, he was crushing and snorting the pills."

Yeah, I'm sure that wasn't HIS fault. It was the evil pharma company.

It's really simple. If any drug, opiate or not, isn't working for you then go ask your doc for a different med. If you don't like the answer you get from your doc get another doc. You can still do that in this country, we aren't single payer yet. I'd imagine anyone with an HMO who creates a shit storm can too, for something like that.

It has become increasingly difficult to obtain pain medications due to overzealous restrictions. Many docs won't prescribe pain meds, they refer to pain clinics Pain clinics usually require that you sign an agreement that you will only obtain pain medications from them... and require that you use only one pharmacy. And it's a bitch to get an appointment, cuz they're slammed due to their higher patient load as a result of other docs hesitant to prescribe.

Let's say you don't respond to the medications - that they aren't strong enough and you continue to experience pain. You decide to see another MD.

You call a pain management clinic and make an appointment. Feel lucky if you can get in within the next few weeks. I've seen appointments that are months out - this is a new patient visit and takes extra time for the doc to be thorough. You have to bring your medical records, because you can't just waltz into a clinic and claim you have pain without records to verify your claim. This requires you to go to the original MD office and request records - and pay for them. Fun. You also need an appointment to have the original (non-working) medications refilled until you can see another MD. Even if the meds barely work, that's better than the alternative.

You finally get into the new MD office, and since it's a new patient visit you are paying a chunk of change for his/her extra time. You obtain the holy grail - script for pain meds - if you are lucky. I've seen many docs start conservatively and order meds that are weaker than the original non-working ones. Then you hit the pharmacy. New rules in most states require only 30 days of meds filled at a time, with an original prescription. And many pharmacies won't fill scripts unless you live nearby.

It's seriously easier to obtain medications off the street - and if you count the multiple trips to the MD, it can be cheaper. The whole time you feel like a drug-seeker, which truly sucks. Is it possible that "grandma" was acting like a woman in pain (shingles is incredibly painful) and not like a junkie? Your statement proves my point.

Easy to judge, especially when you don't get it.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Tue, 3 May 2016, 10:54am PDT   Like (3)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 11

A friend of mine is looking for a house in Vegas. Her shitty realtor expects her to find listings herself and he will show them to her.

She works 8-5, M-F. He won't show anything after 6p and doesn't work on Sundays. He won't show her anything with a discounted commission.

I told her that she is getting fucked and she says he told her she has to buy through him, although she signed no contract.

Fucking Realtors

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Tue, 3 May 2016, 10:48am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 12

It's like they have a window into my grandparent's house!

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Thu, 28 Apr 2016, 10:35am PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 13

turtledove says

Clearly, the bar is set very low for people who want to run for public office.

Amen, sista!

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 9:59pm PDT   Like (3)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 14

Ceffer says

Yikes! It's the "Eddie Haskell and the Beaver" ticket!

Reminds me of an old joke: What's the dirtiest thing said on tv in the 50's?

"Ward, don't you think you were a little hard on the beaver last night?"

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 9:57pm PDT   Like   Dislike (1)     Share   Quote   Comment 15

Well, Dan, you could always have a sex-change operation. Then you would have the same protections as women.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 9:56pm PDT   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 16

According to the US Senate, the qualifications to "serve" as senator are:

"The Constitution sets three qualifications for service in the U.S. Senate: age (at least thirty years of age); U.S. citizenship (at least nine years); and residency in the state a senator represents at time of election." www.senate.gov/history/instdev.htm

They left out that they must be breathing and/or have a pulse.... or maybe that's not a requirement.

These are the idiots attempting to represent us in Washington. Yay!

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 9:51pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 17

I can't get my panties in a knot over $800,000. As my ex-husband, a scientist on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Disposal boondoggle (and many other people, I'm sure) once said, "A million here, a million there, pretty soon it adds up to real money..."

Puget Sound Boondoggle:
http://usa.streetsblog.org/2016/01/27/highway-boondoggles-washingtons-puget-sound-gateway-project/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/boondoggles-and-busts-a-few-big-government-messes/2013/05/06/e10370a0-b656-11e2-b94c-b684dda07add_gallery.html

1. The $34 million empty building | U.S. taxpayers paid for a vast military headquarters at Camp Leatherneck (shown) in Afghanistan. But the building will never be used by troops, who are withdrawing. Americans also paid $80 million for a new consulate there that won't be used because of security concerns.

2. Paying non-farmers under 'temporary' farm subsidy program | It's costing U.S. taxpayers $5 billion a year under a temporary program started in the 1990s that was supposed to end but didn't. One Central Park millionaire has no idea why the government is paying her thousands of dollars a year under the program.

3. IRS spending nearly $50 million on conferences | The nation's chief tax collector says the three-year outlay came under a previous, profligate spending era. The money included training videos that spoofed "Star Trek" (pictured) and "Gilligan's Island.''

4. Buying 'likes' on Facebook | The State Department spent $630,000 for more Facebook friends for four of its social media sites. An inspector-general's report in July found that only 2 percent of the new 'likes' actually interacted on the sites.

5. Out-of-control camouflage | In 2002, the U.S. military had two types of camouflage uniforms. Now it has 10, and there was pressure among the military branches for more before Congress voted to stop any expansion. But government duplication is rampant. There are 209 federal programs to improve math and science skills, for example.

6. The Federal Helium Program | The Age of Zeppelins is gone — but the government's regulation and maintenance of a helium reserve floats on. Lawmakers have been trying to kill it since the age of flappers and Prohibition. No luck, not even this year. It's a program the "Walking Dead'' would admire.

7. No, take the refund | Sometimes the IRS gives back more than it should. This year, it wrongly refunded more than $11 billion under the Earned-Income Tax Credit. Oh well

8. Why, hello, Uncle Sam! | The government has paid nearly $1 billion in bank fees on non-interest-bearing accounts. Repeating: The government didn't get a dime in interest on a myriad of bank accounts, yet didn't consolidate, didn't get a no-fee waiver, just paid those monthly and per-use fees. Smart, huh?

9. Help us save. Or not. | The government asked the public for budget-cutting ideas. Nearly 86,000 suggestions poured in. Alas, the government didn't listen.

10. Arrivals? Departures? Nope. | Few planes go to one Oklahoma airport. That's okay — it gets plenty of federal money anyway

11. Funding duck genital studies | That's right: $384,949 worth of research on the personal regions of the Muscovy duck, paid by the National Science Foundation. Republicans in Congress made a stink. Researcher Patricia Brennan fought back. “Genitalia, dear readers, are where the rubber meets the road, evolutionarily,” she wrote in Slate. “I love it. I think it’s fascinating.''

12. Wasted green | Sometimes bad government loans attract private investment — and both sides lose. Wannabe plug-in electric hybrid car company Fisker Automotive got $529 million from the government, a move that encouraged $1.1 billion in private capital. The company was nearly bankrupt by May 2013. At left, a visitor inspects a Fisker electric car during the 83rd Geneva Motor Show in March.

13. More wasted green (Solyndra) | It happened before. Taxpayers were left with a $500 million liability when the solar company folded last year — without any discernible benefits. The guarantee program that rained taxpayer money on Solyndra and seven other ''green'' industries was slow-moving and bureaucracy-intensive; it took 100 to 200 federal officials and contractors to decide who would receive the loan guarantees. The program “had no meaningful impact on the economy, no meaningful impact on the energy system,” Harvard economist Joseph Aldy concluded. “The dollars spent per ton of carbon avoided are very high . . . as an economist, you actually can’t estimate infinity.”

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Fri, 8 Apr 2016, 6:31pm PDT   Like (1)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 18

Quigley says

Moral of story: don't call the cops for every little thing. They have one tool (a gun) so every problem tends to look like it needs shooting...

A family member sitting in a vehicle about to end their life (and possibly that of other motorists) isn't "every little thing."

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Fri, 8 Apr 2016, 6:26pm PDT   Like (3)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 19

Well, if that's true, I should be a billionaire 'cuz I haven't earned much my whole life.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Thu, 24 Mar 2016, 11:28pm PDT   Like (4)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 20

P N Dr Lo R says

Yes, it was a woman driver.

As if it were even a question?

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