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Insane Few Months [Sep. 12th, 2006|05:47 pm]
PJ
[Current Location |Home Brew Coffee House in San Dimas]
[mood |curiouscurious]

I will tell you that the last few months have been crazy! I have been jobless, penniless, sexless, and at times - hopeless. But, it's getting better.

I may be moving to NYC for a job with Adelphi University! Have a 2nd interview tomorrow at 12:30 - so keep me in your thoughts. I miss the East Coast! I miss the rain, and the bad weather, and the seasons changing, and my friends and family. So weird.

At some point during the next few years, I am going to need to figure out why I am so damned restless. Why I want to up and move all the time. What is that shit about?

George Bush and the Republicans are still the most evil motherfuckers I've ever seen in my life. I wish I could summon the angels of vengeance and just come down and fuck him UP!

Wish me luck making some important decisions in the next few days, weeks, and months....who knows what will happen.

Here's what I really miss:

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Comedy Show Flyer [Aug. 15th, 2006|07:36 pm]
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For my friends in Los Angeles! [Aug. 15th, 2006|08:50 am]
PJ
[Current Location |@ home]
[mood |sleepysleepy]
[music |Dr. Neil Clark Warren's Remix of "Love Changes"]

Come check me out babies!!!!

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I'm horny, broke, and lonely.... [Jul. 24th, 2006|01:57 am]
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I need either a man or a job!
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Republican Hypocrisy [Apr. 6th, 2006|05:05 pm]
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[Current Location |Office]
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

These guys hate gays, women, and poor people because they hate themselves so damned much.

Want proof? Click here.
Number 1

Number 2

These guys have to go!!!
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Sonny Landham [Mar. 24th, 2006|11:46 pm]
PJ
[mood |weirdweird]
[music |Check On It - Beyonce]

Remember the Native American guy from Predator? Here is his web site:
www.sonnylandham.com/

Click on it and turn the volume down. This guy is now INSANE!!!
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"You can get in. If you can get in..." [Mar. 24th, 2006|11:17 pm]
PJ
[mood |artisticartistic]
[music |"Check On It" - Beyonce]

The quote above is from one of my favorite movies of all time-Constantine. The whole idea of Heaven, Hell, Demons, Angels, Half-Breeds is freaky to me. The images of Hell as being a plane different from Earth - but oh so close really disturb me.

Work has truly been weird here. My direct boss, whom I really like, has told me some things that I need to step up on and need to work on. The main thing is that I may not have a JOB next year. I have to really finish out this last quarter with a bang and make sure that all deadlines are met and that I make an effort to connect with my other staff members. That is the scariest shit I've ever had to deal with - to be afraid of losing a job. I mean to go the whole year and then think that your job may come to an end.

Graduate school has also been a struggle. I don't understand why though. Is it just the pressure of having to get straight B's (in grad school you can't get below a B) and I just find that mind cannot focus on stuff. I am going to work on trying to get things figured out and come out stronger. I look at my friend, Mike, and all the struggles he'd been through and he just kept pushing through and graduated. I will have to do the same.

Let's talk about comedy a little bit. I am feeling the urge to create. Feeling the urge to renew my soul a little bit. I am going to put out a call for people for a documentary that I want to put together. I want to create a documentary about marriage and long-term relationships. I just want to talk with people and find out their thoughts on what has kept them together, what they think love is when they first got married, while they were married, and what they think love is now. I want to do a period study and meet with married couples from various periods of their marriage to just have them talk. I want all kinds of people there - gay, straight, with kids, without kids - I mainly want to just find out what their thoughts are on "love."

I think people don't talk about it enough.

I'm going to talk to my friend Paul about helping me do it.
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Ill At Ease... [Feb. 26th, 2006|11:21 pm]
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[mood |apatheticapathetic]

I feel weird, lately. I don't know what's happening here in Pomona - but, I just feel strange. I feel like stuff is just out of whack....We'll see.
Perry
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He Shot Someone in the FACE! [Feb. 18th, 2006|11:06 pm]
PJ
And he said, "It was the worst day of his life."

What a jackass.
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Lies Continued [Feb. 3rd, 2006|04:23 pm]
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Budget to Hurt Poor People on Medicaid, Report Says

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By ROBERT PEAR
Published: January 30, 2006
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 — Millions of low-income people would have to pay more for health care under a bill worked out by Congress, and some of them would forgo care or drop out of Medicaid because of the higher co-payments and premiums, the Congressional Budget Office says in a new report.

The Senate has already approved the measure, the first major effort to rein in federal benefit programs in eight years, and the House is expected to vote Wednesday, clearing the bill for President Bush.

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Mr. Bush plans to recommend a variety of steps to help people obtain health insurance and cope with rising health costs. But the bill, the Deficit Reduction Act, written by Congress over the last year with support from the White House, could reduce coverage and increase the number of uninsured, the budget office said.

Over all, the bill is estimated to save $38.8 billion in the next five years and $99.3 billion from 2006 to 2015, with cuts in student loans, crop subsidies and many other programs, the budget office said. Medicaid and Medicare account for half of the savings, 27 percent and 23 percent over 10 years.

The report gives Democrats new ammunition to attack the bill. But they appear unlikely to defeat it, since the House approved a nearly identical version of the legislation by a vote of 212 to 206 on Dec. 19.

Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, said the bill was needed because Medicaid had been growing at an unsustainable rate.

But Senator Jeff Bingaman, Democrat of New Mexico, said the budget office report confirmed that the bill would "cut access to care for some of our most vulnerable citizens."

The bill gives states sweeping new authority to charge premiums and co-payments under Medicaid.

"In response to the new premiums, some beneficiaries would not apply for Medicaid, would leave the program or would become ineligible due to nonpayment," the Congressional Budget Office said in its report, completed Friday night. "C.B.O. estimates that about 45,000 enrollees would lose coverage in fiscal year 2010 and that 65,000 would lose coverage in fiscal year 2015 because of the imposition of premiums. About 60 percent of those losing coverage would be children."

The budget office predicted that 13 million low-income people, about a fifth of Medicaid recipients, would face new or higher co-payments for medical services like doctor's visits and hospital care.

It said that by 2010 about 13 million low-income people would have to pay more for prescription drugs, and that this number would rise to 20 million by 2015.

"About one-third of those affected would be children, and almost half would be individuals with income below the poverty level," the report said in addressing co-payments for prescription drugs.

Under the bill, states could end Medicaid coverage for people who failed to pay premiums for 60 days or more. Doctors and hospitals could deny services to Medicaid beneficiaries who did not make the required co-payments.

The budget office said the new co-payments would save money by reducing the use of medical services.

"About 80 percent of the savings from higher cost-sharing would be due to decreased use of services," the report said.

The official estimates take into account the fact that "savings from the reduced use of certain services could be partly offset by higher spending in other areas, such as emergency room visits."

After talking to federal and state officials and reviewing Medicaid data, analysts at the Congressional Budget Office predicted that states would charge premiums to 1.3 million low-income people and cut benefits for 1.6 million people. Most of the cuts would affect dental, vision and mental health services, it said.

The bill also makes it more difficult for people to qualify for Medicaid coverage of nursing home care by transferring assets to children or other relatives for less than fair market value.

This provision would delay Medicaid eligibility for 120,000 people, or about 15 percent of the new recipients of Medicaid nursing home benefits each year, the budget office said.

Under another provision of the bill, Medicaid would deny coverage of nursing home care to any person with home equity exceeding $500,000. States could increase the ceiling to $750,000. About 2,000 people a year would be denied nursing home benefits because of the cap on home equity, the budget office said.

Taken together, these provisions, requiring people to use more of their own assets to pay for nursing home care, are expected to save the federal government $6.4 billion over 10 years.

The budget office estimated that 35,000 Medicaid recipients would lose coverage because of new, more stringent requirements for them to prove United States citizenship. Most of those losing coverage would be illegal immigrants, but some would be citizens unable to supply the necessary documents, the report said.

Other provisions of the bill would establish stricter work requirements for welfare recipients and cut federal payments to the states for enforcing child support orders. The cut would save the federal government $4.1 billion over 10 years, but child support collections would decline as a result, the budget office said.
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