Thursday, March 16, 2006


49% jump in State Farm Farm Bureau premiums.

I realize that insurance companies took a massive hurricane hit this year, but that's what insurance companies are for, and if they were unprepared for such a payout, then why the fuck are they in the insurance business? Do NOT get me started on homeowner's insurance. Longtime readers will remember my frothing rant when our homeowner's insurance inspector came out to verify a claim we had made about some minor roof damage after a tropical storm; not only was the claim not allowed, but he threatened to cancel our insurance because this was the THIRD claim we had made in two years (all the claims were well under $500 total). A rate hike was inevitable, but 49% is usurious. Considering that wind damage would now be largely excluded, that means that the only damage you could claim from a Louisiana hurricane would be ... what? Flying debris? They want us to go to a second insurer to get wind coverage AFTER they've raised rates for LESS coverage oh god I'm turning green and my pants are ripping ... And you know, I have to wonder aboutDonald Powell: is he really that dull and dumb? I mean, I know he was cobbled together out of wattle and pitch in the white house basement and outfitted with a chatty cathy talking chip and sent down here to act as a sort of semi-human stalking horse to draw fire while the DHS and Executive Branch clowns packed up their dopp kits and hopped a freight car up to Kansas City, but come on. Is this really the best he can do:
“Sean has been a guy who has reached out to me,” said Powell, who also noted he has worked closely with several other members of the recovery authority and New Orleans city leaders. “He seems to have a sense of urgency about this.”
Well, now that you mention it, I guess I do detect a little note of urgency from those people who have to rebuild before their neighborhoods are declared non -viable for lack of rebuilding efforts (sweet plan) and are thus bulldozed to make room for little shops and boutiques and whatnot.
NPR interview with the LA State medical Examiner.
As usual, some of the best political writing on the net comes from Glenn Greenwald.


Anonymous Nitro said...

That's fucking delightful.

3/16/2006 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Farm Bureau is not State Farm. Yet.

3/16/2006 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous longtime reader said...

Fuck! All I fuckin' got to fuckin' say to that is FUCKIN' aye you ole fuck!

3/18/2006 09:43:00 AM  

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