The Adorable Care Act

Radio Free Dogpatch first "aired" in November 2005, then promptly swirled down the Loo of History. It's back now, God help us all.

Radio Free Dogpatch first “aired” in November 2005, then promptly swirled down the Loo of History. It’s back now, God help us all.

Herself and I have been enjoying a spirited round of “Spin the Pickle” with the pirates at Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield, a Borg-like amalgamation of drones, robots and faceless voices that has shown a distinct lack of interest in paying our dental claims, though we notice it cashes the premium checks with no lack of alacrity.

We’ve had three valid claims denied this year — one for Herself, two for me — and generally by the time we jack-hammer the last one through the series of wormholes they jovially call their “customer service” system, it’s time for the next appointment. Makes a fella really glad that his dentist isn’t the dude from “Marathon Man.”

So, since (a) it’s too cold for a ride, (2) I’m sick of harassing the fuckers via phone, email and Twitter, and (c) I would rather do just about anything other than ride the stationary trainer, it seemed a fine day for potting up the volume over at Radio Free Dogpatch.

It’s one you can really sink your teeth into.

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15 Responses to “The Adorable Care Act”

  1. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    I would rather go ten rounds with Tyson (not the chicken guy) than ride a trainer.
    That was a good spot on RFD.

  2. Hurben Says:

    No offense, but you guys over there in the Land of the Free are so being screwed.

    Makes me so glad that I’m blessed to be living in Middle Earth, AKA New Zealand.

    And yeah, the loud arse neighbours, (AKA Australia), well they’re pretty cool too.

    • Patrick O'Brien Says:

      Ain’t it the truth. Spend more on health care than any other nation, get number 8 results. But, you know what Larry’s wife says……

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Indeed. Best medical care I’ve ever had was as a military dependent. Don’t know what it’s like these days, but back then it was the real deal. I had allergies, asthma, migraines and attitude poisoning, and Uncle Sammy fixed everything save the latter.

  3. Sharon Says:

    Insurance works best when you have no claims.

  4. Steve O Says:

    Off topic … redesign idea for the Home Back East.

    http://www.amazingoasis.org/2013/11/so-man-decided-to-build-something.html?m=1

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Now that’s cool. We’ve found a couple of outfits that will sell you segmented cat walkways that you can use to build an outdoor play area, and have thought about doing something along those lines. The Turk’ really misses being an indoor-outdoor cat. You should’ve seen him pitching a bitch yesterday at the back door while I was shoveling snow off the deck. He’s already forgotten what being outdoors in winter is like, apparently.

      This is what he was doing at the back door. The more things change, etc. …

  5. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Speaking of weather and riding, 50 degrees, 15 mph wind, and rain is not what participants in El Tour de Tucson expected today. The bike shops are selling out of rain gear and cold weather riding stuff.

    http://www.kvoa.com/news/el-tour-de-tucson-riders-scramble-for-rain-gear/#_

  6. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    These riders are having as much fun as Bruyneel did at this year’s UCI Christmas party.
    http://live.azstarnet.com/Event/El_Tour_de_Tucson_live_blog

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Mmm, hmm, good. Nothing better than being cold and wet on a bicycle. I posted your link to Twitter to give the sissies a peek at manly men and womenly women.

      Here in Bibleburg at 11 a.m. local time we’re enjoying temps in the upper 20s with a slight wind out of the SE and snow and ice on the deck. I’m considering a short outing to score some much-needed Manly Points, but if I break a hip Herself will have me put down.

  7. khal spencer Says:

    Health insurance is designed to make insurance company CEOs and their investors rich. The rest of us can go fuck ourselves.

  8. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Well, Mr. Dog and fans like me, the weather is breaking in Bibleburg and SE Arizona starting tomorrow. We might get a few rides in this week after all. That storm was a doozy with temps 15-20 degrees below normal here in “sunny” Cochise County.

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