Monday, June 27, 2016

Yee-haw! Let’s have a Medicare party!

Oy, I did it. With my 65th birthday looming ahead I just signed up for a Medicare Advantage plan! On the first of October I’ll be covered by Aetna’s Medicare Prime HMO, a very fine insurance thing with no monthly premium, no office visit co-pays, free generic drugs and — best of all — I get to keep Dr. M as my primary care physician! As soon as I get my paperwork from Aetna we’ll forward a copy to the halfwits in Sam’s personnel department so they can cancel my group insurance coverage on the appropriate date. Yee-haw! LET’S HAVE A MEDICARE PARTY! I’ll bring the diapers, cookies and denture cleaner!

I’m pleased to report that The Howdygram Store is doing very, very well. I checked my “earnings” page today and found out that I sold three more products ... iPhone cases! This is so exciting I almost can’t stand it. I get a royalty for everything I sell (a percentage of the selling price); it’s not enough to live on yet but I’m just starting out as a merchant. Three of my smartphone cases appear below for your possible interest.
Some sellers have thousands of products in their Zazzle stores so obviously I still have a lot of work to do. I’m currently in the middle of a lunch box frenzy. I created 50 designs yesterday, and I’m still uploading them, choosing fonts and colors, entering keywords and writing product descriptions. I love projects like this. I get to design things, advertise them in the Howdygram and send prospective customers to The Howdygram Store. I’ve got some goddamn adorable stuff, people. GO SHOPPING!

And now ... I’ve got a Putz of the Week for you! This time we’re compelled to honor three-time failed Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, an obnoxious right-wing religious fuckwit who has no discernible career besides hawking a bogus cure for diabetes, peddling his stupid books — the latest title: God, Guns, Grits and Gravy — and trying to get elected to anything. Today we learned that poor Mike had to pay a $26,000 penalty for playing Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” without the songwriter’s permission at Kim Davis rallies last summer. Huckabee fought the fine in court and lost. He was low on funds, however, so his presidential campaign petitioned the FEC to let him start a special legal defense fund to handle the cost of litigating the case as well as the money he ultimately owed. The FEC issued a draft opinion last week encouraging Huckabee to pay the money himself ... immediately.
Surely you remember Kim Davis, right? She’s the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples last year and got sent to jail for being a bigoted bitch. When fame-starved then-presidential candidate Mike Huckabee decided to market Kim as a godly Christian martyr even though she’d been married four times with children from a variety of fathers, he set up prayer rallies to free her and paid for them with campaign funds. Because, you know WHAT AMAZING PUBLICITY! WHAT A GREAT PHOTO OP!

Many thanks for dropping in tonight. Thank you for reading this ... and tell your friends!

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