Monday, February 22, 2010


Nothing gets me pissed off more than insurance companies. Take a look at any downtown skyline ... they are filled with bank buildings and insurance buildings - the two organizations that stick it to the people on a daily basis!

Why can insurance companies stop selling home owner policies in Florida, yet they can still sell auto and life insurance in our state? Why can these same companies say "it cost us too much in Florida IF A HURRICANE WOULD HIT, so we no longer want to take that chance? They would rather just sell home owners insurance in Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas and other "safe states". And they would rather sell "guranteed profitable insurance" such as auto and life. I say BULLSHIT !!!!

Instead of these giant, multi-million dollar conglomerates picking "safe states" why not have all home owner insurance policies be based on a national basis instead of a state-by-state basis? If you are in the home owner insurance business, you need have policies available to ALL Americans, in ALL 50 states. Why punish people in Florida, California and other states? What these companies would lose in hi-risk states, they would make up for in low-risk states. An American should not get punished because he/she lives in Florida!

I don't even want to talk about health insurance because that is another problem that seems beyond repair. Between lawsuits, government intervention and flat out insurance company greed ... only the rich will be able to afford health insurance. The big problem is people between the ages of 50 and 65. It seems that once a person reaches the half-century mark, things starts going bad! If you don't have some type of personal insurance (until you reach 65 and medicare steps in) you could be in big trouble! This is not the way things should be for middle aged people. This is not "The American Dream" and I would venture to say numerous people lose their retirement funds due to bad health during these "in between" years.

Thursday, February 18, 2010



I have written a column in Full Throttle Magazine for the past 12 years. I have talked about hundreds of items and even ruffled a few feathers from time-to-time. However, I could not believe the numerous comments I received on last month’s (February 2010) article. I wrote an entire page of text but only five sentences talked about our current President Barak Obama.

Wow .... I didn’t realize how many people dislike this guy! What I wrote was, "People are jumping off the Obama bandwagon in record numbers. Come on everybody, the man took over an office in a terrible time. The previous administration left with a huge budget deficit and the economic depression was all ready upon the country. The country was all ready in war and we had zero health care. I’m not saying he is perfect, but he does deserve a break".

From that one paragraph I received e-mails and letters calling me naive and socialistic. One simple-minded idiot said he lost all respect he had for me and actually called me a pinhead and a jackass. FYI, I also did receive three emails that agreed with me.

Look, I am not a Obama lover .... I am so pissed at our country I could scream! This administration has not done a fraction of the things they promised to do. I cannot remember a more difficult economic time and the great "bailout plan" was a complete joke! It’s impossible to get a loan and if you are thinking of refinancing your property ... good luck! War-wise, I think the country was lied to as we are now sending numerous troops to Afghanistan after we were told troops were going to start coming home.

That said, I still think it’s hard to blame everything on Obama. This country needs more than a Democrat -vs- Republican battlefield. If a Republican comes up with a fantastic idea ... it will be shot-down by the Democrats ... and visa versa. Maybe it’s time for a strong, united, third party that can find the middle ground we so badly need. I think George W. Bush sucked as a President and guess what? I think Obama has sucked in his first year as well! Let’s hope that things can start getting better and people can start getting jobs, paying their bills and saving for their retirements. This should be the number one thing on all politicans agendas!

Moving onto to other "Things That Piss Paul Off", have you had to renew your license tags recently? If you haven’t you are in for a shock as prices have skyrocketed! Here at Full Throttle, we have three vechiles, three motorcycles and three trailers that need to be renewed. Last year we paid around $230 .... this year the same tags cost us over $400! Come on, in these difficult economic times did the State of Florida really have to put in this large of an increase?

Lastly, I read an article that stated a group of Muslim-American scholars issued a religious ruling that told their faithful not to go through the airport body scanners because they feel the machines violate Islamic rules on nudity. There are now 40 full-body scanners at 19 USA airports with more than 450 yet to be installed. I say this .... if you don’t want to proceed through scanners that can stop people from blowing up airplanes and smuggling weapons onto aircraft then you don’t deserve to fly! Drive your car, take the bus, jump a train or stay home!
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