"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Nov 16, 2010

Save the Boss Thousands

Open enrollment time. My wife's annual "wellness benefit" for not smoking is $1.92 a paycheck. By not providing the insurance company and her employer with thousands - if not tens of thousands - of dollars of costs and expenses associated with smoking...

...they will deign to allow her to save $50 a year.

This is a power relation between two parties, in action.


Landru said...

I smoke! Thanks Jack's wife!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I think you'd have a better time dealing with the Mafia.

Randal Graves said...

This is precisely why I'm for legalization of pretty much everything. Not doing coke ought to land an individual at least a cool 75-80 bucks.