Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trumping Truth

"When the media lies to the people, 
I  will never let them get away with it."
Donald Trump
 But when truth
is labeled a lie...


Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Stuff of Story

The need to see a pattern
in a mysterious universe is as old as the human race.
Arnold Toynbee
We tell ourselves stories
in order to live
Joan Didion
In the beginning God
created heaven and earth.
The Bible
The most beautiful experience
we can have is the mysterious.
Whoever does not know it 
and can no longer marvel,
is as good as dead.
Albert Einstein 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by 
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

A. A. Milne
In the beginning, untold millions of wiggle-tailed thingies were ejaculated by my father 
into my mother's vagina to begin their    
immense journey swimming up the vast cavern 
of her uterus to begin their life-spawning assault
on a single egg that - for one brief
miraculous moment - managed  

to swim up my  mother's
uterus  to....   
But was it fun?

Trump Amerika

The Leader

What rough beast, 
its hour come at last...?

Friday, January 27, 2017

Unhealthy Broward Health

              North Broward Hospital District
                        Financial Trends
                  Per adjusted admission
FY                        2007             2017*       CPI  18%
Gross Charges     $31,064       $35,268            14%
Bad Debt             ($2,935)       ($3,691)             26%
Charity Care        ($2,890)       ($1,310)            (55%)
Net Op. Rev.         $7,739         $9,071               17%
Tax Revenue         $1,858         $1,207             (35%)
Non Op. Rev.        $344            $386                  12%
Total Revenue       $9,941         $10,664              7%
Total  Expenses    ($9,097)      ($10,723)            18%
Surplus (Loss)       $844          ($59)                 (107%)
                                               * six months
Source - North Broward Hospital District     

HL Hell

The Last American Newspaperman
H. L. Mencken
Of all the escape mechanisms,death is the most efficient.
Democracy is the theory that
 people know what they want,
and deserve to get it
good and hard!
Journalists are, in the main,
extremely stupid,sentimental,
and credulous fellows --
because nothing is easier
 than to fool them --
because the majority of them
lack the sharp intelligence
that the proper discharge of
their duties demands.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Quote of the Day

  The trouble with lawyers
                  is lawyers
            Clarence Darrow

   North Broward Hospital District
                 Legal Costs
           2009               2016

      $3,707,500    $8,322,322