Irony In Spades and Stupid-Ass Insurance Companies

In a statement regarding new sanctions against Zimbabwe today, President Bush declares that “No regime should ignore the will of its own people and calls from the international community without consequences.” That quote is from so there’s no media slant at all. Apparently, he doesn’t realize his own words apply to him as well. Thick with irony to say the least.

Can we, the people, impose sanctions against this asshole who claims to be our president? Please? Although many people (myself included) have made fun of Dennis Kucinich in the past, and probably will in the future, I respect his desire to impeach the president. Rep. Conyers has recently had a hearing but the impeachment was withdrawn to my dismay. I still support bringing charges of High Treason against our “commander-in-chief” — see my previous post for my case. Why do I support this instead of impeachment? Simply put: High Treason carries the death penalty.

The Law of the Land (18 U.S.C.§ 2381) : “whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

In other news, I was in pain today from said accident and made a rare Saturday visit to the Chiropractor for an emergency adjustment. Yesterday the Progressive adjuster called me wanting to settle. First, he bad mouthed chiropractors in general, then he wanted to know why I wasn’t better, after which he seemed dismayed than an independent medical exam (commissioned by State Farm) found that I wasn’t faking. He also didn’t seem thrilled that I am seeing a spinal specialist on the 6th. He kept insisting I give him “a number” so the case would go away, and I said if I have to sign a total release, I won’t do that. I repeated my demand that all medical bills related to this case be covered in perpetuity and that would guarantee there wouldn’t be a lawyer involved. He insisted again I give him a number to which I replied, “seven figures.” He indicated he’d lose his job over that and somehow, he thought that I would care. I don’t expect seven figures, but if, as expected and indicated by two doctors so far, I have suffered permanent damage to my vertebrae (c4 through c6) there will be lawyers and there will be demands of seven figures AND medical bills. He doesn’t know me very well and he thinks I’m easy and stupid. Progressive’s actions so far have all indicated they think I’m an idiot. They have insulted me and antagonized me. Every time they contact me, my level of irritation increases. The medical bills are going to be well into the five figures and their driver rear-ended us, so how they think a $1250 settlement would make me happy is insulting, condescending, and shows they have no care for my well-being. The feeling, after the fact, is mutual. If anyone knows a very good personal injury lawyer, I think it will be time for me to start looking. Since most of my friends and co-workers have all seen my discomfort and misery these past months, there are a slew of witnesses. Progressive seems to think there is a negotiating process — there isn’t. They get to pay the doctor. The end. I don’t negotiate. Putting money in my pocket isn’t what I want. I want to be better. If they feel the only way to make that happen, then the answer WILL be seven figures, guaranteeing enough to cover my medical bills related to this incident. (I will be sending a second formal complaint to the State of Florida about Progressive and the way I’ve been treated. They’ve already lied to me once.)

I also have an appointment to take Scooter to the vet today because I am greatly concerned about her. She’s eating almost nothing and not dumping any more (probably ’cause she’s not eating much). She seems a bit lighter too, obviously but we’re trying to get her to gain weight and it’s failing. Her back legs are obviously bothering her a bit more because she is starting to be a bit shaky when she walks. I just raised her food bowl too see if that makes her a bit happier.

Mom’s visit today was cancelled, so I’m going to go out with Erin tonight. My aunt is in town, but it doesn’t appear I will see her this trip due to scheduling conflicts. Grandma had a tooth pulled yesterday and isn’t feeling well over that.

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