Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Retro Ken



Congratulations to former trade unionist Ken Douglas, who has lost 68 kg since a "stomach stapling" operation in December 2003, and now weighs a sensible 83 kg.

"Red Ken" paid for the $20,000 operation himself - but now, true to form, he is suggesting that the Government should pay for others to have the operation to get more people back into work.
A $20,000 intervention that is going to get somebody back to full productive work and no subsequent hospitalisation... it's got to be money in the bank for the Government.
If there were money to be made, wouldn't private lending institutions already be competing for a slice of the lucrative gastric bypass loan market? Maybe not. No private lending institution can enforce a punishing repayment regime of 39 cents in the dollar, so the government has an unfair advantage. Perhaps "Red Ken" is right, after all!
 

5 Comments:

At 3:16 PM, Anonymous ruth said...

Well at least he paid for it himself. Looks like Peter Jackson had it as well. But you can get fat again after your body adjusts....whose fault will that be? Who would let themselves get that obese in the first place? What a hero :-/

 
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At 1:41 PM, Blogger Richard said...

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At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Craig D said...

Yeah, because these poor people have had such hard times, had such unfortunate circumstances forced upon them...

God it is getting bad, what some people will suggest the government shells out for! How about we introduce these people to the long, wide things on the bottom of their hips and introduce the concept of excersise rather than dish out $20k?

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Sojourner Truth said...

Hoof in Mouth crisis flares up in rotund area of Murray Hill!

It is recommended that Murray Hill confront this public health crisis and take his hooves out of his mouth, so he can continue to mindlessly meander along the lower Hutt -- grazing voraciously on whatever rotten trash the Neocons leave in his pasture.

Also, more exercise is certainly in order to contain this burgeoning bovine, so as to avoid a “Life of Brian” (Monty Python) cinematic “copycat” incident.

Murray Hill could be shipped for an exercise regimen to his bloody disaster “Iraq” (the “Cakewalk” country – as termed by Perle, Wolfowitz, Ledeen, Rumsfeld), so he can do “Silent Running” from bakery to kabob place, while attempting to avoid enraged citizens (because their living conditions have drastically & tragically deteriorated) and also dodging Mossad-planted agent provocateurs and their “divide & conquer” staged terror strategy (otherwise known as “Rent-a-Patsy").

I hope Murray Hill will send us a postcard from his “Silent Running” meets Reality trip. Another benefit of physical exercise (and proper diet) is that it should alleviate Murray Hill’s knee-jerk syndrome, while increasing his intellectual capacity (which seems oblivious to facts & reasoning apparently due to cholesterol-clogged arteries leading to the brain).

Hey, any National Party members who might be “in bed” with the Necons' agenda, listen up…..and learn:
U.S. citizens are fed up with HAVING OUR MILITARY TROOPS, NATIONAL GUARD & RESERVE FORCES (who mostly come from lower-middle income/poor, minority & rural families -- SUBJECTED TO "STOP LOSS" SLAVERY policies which violate their term of service contracts!), and U.S. taxpayers are fed up with being ripped off (and having the U.S. Treasury looted) by egregiously corrupt, ethnocentric, incompetent Neocon fools and their war-profiteering, “blank check” corporate cronies -- along with their international drug-smuggling, money laundering mercenaries & spies, passport fraudsters, "black ops./false flag" inside jobbers, and torture mongers.

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