Friday, March 06, 2009

Cigarettes And Taxes

So what's up with the rapid increase in cigarette taxes as of late?
I'm not sure about where you live, but here in Kentucky, smokes are going through the roof! I went into Murray today to buy some smokes. One discount smoke shop had my Marlboro lights priced at $38.88 per carton! Just a few weeks ago they were $28 and some change! There was a sign on the entrance way saying that on April 1,2009 there would be an increase per carton of 10 bucks. What the fuck? I did not buy from this place, needless to say.
I went to a different store at the local Wal-Mart. You know, the gas station at the Wal-Mart entrance. Price? $28 bucks. Sign at the register saying to buy now before the price goes up on Monday, by $7.50 per carton. The sign originally said that this was a Phillip Morris price hick, but that was crossed out and now says all brands going up.
Kentucky was looking at a $6 per carton price hike because of a state tax increase on the product. So why are we now looking at an almost up to $20 increase in the price? Smokers are getting fucked by not only the state, but the stores also!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Latest CNN Poll: Healthcare

Republicans have always been one to says that government shouldn't be involved with our nation's healthcare, but, the people of this country say otherwise.
According to CNN, 72% of those questioned:
Seventy-two percent of those questioned in recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey say they favor increasing the federal government's influence over the country's health care system in an attempt to lower costs and provide health care coverage to more Americans, with 27 percent opposing such a move. Other recent polls show six in 10 think the government should provide health insurance or take responsibility for providing health care to all Americans.
Sorry that I cannot provide a link to the poll, but since I am now having to go through blogger instead of my own software to post, I haven't figured out how to block-quote or link to the story. You can find the poll results at
Power outages and blown up computers can really fuck things up!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Freezing Rain Disaster

By now, most of you know about the power outages in Kentucky. Remarkably, there are still people without power!
The freezing rain and snow knocked out our power for 12 days. In the meantime, while running gas powered generators,my power supply and motherboard were fried, my 50 inch screen tv was also fried, as was my satellite internet modem, which came from Wildblue. I must say that Wildblue's customer service really sucks ass! I'll have more on that shit later on. Did I mention that we also lost both cell and landline phone service?
Right now I'm using my new laptop briefly only because I still have a shitload of security enhancenemts to make. I'll be back in a few d ays with the Wildblue-Hugesnet saga.

Life Without Power

This will be short and sweet. I'm recovering from the power outages and surges back in Jabuary,which blew my computer abd modems up.
Stay tuned for later posting just in case you happen to be a Wildblue customer because you are about to get fucked by them being bought out by Hugesnet. Direct TV customer? No local channels? I will tell you why later on after me shit is\running correctly. Don't listen to direct TV's responses, they are full of shit.
I'll be back.
RITA B Love You