Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Hour

It could be just me, but it seems that every year there is less and less light shed about Earth Hour.

This year I've seen more information about "Human Achievement Hour" or HAH.

HAH wants people to gather with friends in a heated home, watch television and surf the Internet.

HUH, I've been doing that without even knowing I was participating in HAH.

The Liter just likes telling the Earth Hour folks to flick off and the scientific community is united in that fact.

"HAH is an annual event meant to recognize and celebrate the fact that this is the greatest time to be alive, and that the reason we have come is that people have been free to use their minds and the resources in their environment to experiment, create, and innovate".

Earth Hour wants you to use candles, which date back to around 200 BC.

Candles to be used in lieu of lights should be 100 percent beeswax or soy varieties, according to Earth Hour officials, because they are non-toxic and non-allergenic.

We have become a world of wimps.

Whichever you choose to celebrate, the hour is to be observed tonight from 20:30 to 21:30 locally.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Boss Of Me

I'm disappointed to see that the Head Coach of the New Orleans Taints, Sean Payton, will appeal his season-long suspension.

That's not taking “full responsibility” for the system that operated for three years under his watch.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Besides with his year long hiatus from the NFL, I was thinking he could reprise his role, as the title character, for the reunion of Malcolm In The Middle.

Life is unfair.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I've Gotta Be Me

Always One Of A Kind, Joe Biden was in a couple of Iowa cities yesterday.

Biden got out of the gaffe gate early when calling Scott Community College President Dr. Theresa Paper quote "Dr. Pepper".

I'm a Pepper, he's a Pepper,
She's a Pepper, we're a Pepper,
Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?
Be a Pepper. Drink Dr Pepper.


And the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Vice President also regurgitated some errors of fact while attacking Mitt Romney.

The press gave early snippets of what Biden was to say, in Davenport, before his arrival.

The Wall Street Journal wrote, and I’m quoting, ‘Romney appeared to scoff, first in Detroit, then in Florida, at the notion of manufacturing as a job engine for the future.’

So look folks, we have a choice in this election:

Between our philosophy that believes manufacturing is central to our economy, and their philosophy that scoffs at it.

Biden didn't give the whole picture from the Wall Street Journal, as Romney is then quoted...

"Last month, 5,000 people lost their jobs in manufacturing," Romney said at the Detroit appearance. "The president seems to be out of touch with what's happening in his own economy."

Hence the scoffing.

Back to Biden -- “Governor Romney has called the president ‘out of touch.’ That’s a quote. Out of touch for encouraging young people to try to get manufacturing jobs. Romney? Pretty remarkable. As an old friend of mine says, ‘That’s chutzpah.’”

While I think the 'out of touch' quote stands on its own when speaking of the President, the actual quote (above) was... "The president seems to be out of touch with what's happening in his own economy."

Here's more of Joe just being Joe --

As governor of Massachusetts, Romney repeatedly slashed funding for workforce training, and vetoed a bill to block state services to be outsourced overseas

In one case, a taxpayer-funded 800 number for the Massachusetts government was answered by workers on the other side of the world

The Washington Post's The Fact Checker had this to say about that claim when it was aired last year in a pro-Obama group ad --

“American Jobs Relocated.” This eye-popping claim is based on some pretty flimsy evidence. First, the group points to Romney’s 2004 veto of a bill that would have prohibited state contracts with companies that use overseas employees for the work. Romney, then governor of Massachusetts, argued at the time that the bill did not protect the state’s jobs but might actually cost money. Proponents of the bill had touted a union study claiming that $7 million was spent on contract work overseas

One has to wonder where Biden was one year later, while in the United States Senate, for the United States Workers Protection Act of 2005?

This act was sponsored by Dummycrat Senator Chris Dodd and would have, among other things, prohibited outsourced federal government work from being performed by a contractor or any subcontractor outside the United States and prohibit federal funds from being disbursed to a state until the Governor of the state has transmitted written certification that none of the funds will be spent for the performance of contracts outside the United States

The United States Workers Protection Act of 2005 received no Cosponsors and died.

Who else was in the United States Senate at the time?

Barack Obama!

Say it ain't so, Joe!

Biden continued -- It’s one thing for a local company to outsource a call service, but for the state government to outsource a call service that’s set up to answer questions for people in the state with a problem they had in their government, to outsource that?

Iowa sent nearly $1 Million dollars to an out of state firm, National Jewish Health in Colorado, to run it's quit smoking line.

I'll wager Biden's home state of Delaware does the same thing for its Quitline.

At the time Joe Biden was their Senator, Delaware's QuitPower was operated by a Minnesota-based company.

Judas UpriSENG

In a move that has stunned many, including probably the candidate himself (and the scientific community is united in that fact), Iowa State Senator Joe Seng will be allowed to challenge CONgressman Dave No Sack...err Loebsack in the June Dummycrat Primary.

Panel rejects complaint, clears Iowa state Sen. Joe Seng for congressional run

The complainant was a lawyer (Paul McAndrew) from the Capitol of the People's Republic, Iowa City, and he had to lawyer up for the hearing (Jeffrey Link).

The decision didn’t sit well with McAndrew who blasted lowering standards for inclusion on the ballot when all the facts called for a higher standard.

It's telling that Fiberals want standards lowered to be able to vote, but higher to get on the ballot.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Master Plan?

With the success of her proposal, last fall, to create new jobs for Iowa workers by doubling the number of apprentices across the country, Christie Vilsack is touring Iowa touting her K-12 education plan.

Vilsack's plan includes -- Steering sufficient financing to the Head Start and Early Start programs, which help children prepare for elementary school.

Somebody's been copying from CommieTommie Harkin's paper (Head Start?) and the scientific community is united in that fact.

At Meeker Elementary School in Ames, Vilsack, a former teacher and mother of two shared how “I spent a summer in a Title I reading classroom between my freshman and sophomore year in college. (I learned) I don’t like little kids rubbing my legs and pulling on my clothes going, ‘Teacher, teacher, teacher.’ I realized I wasn’t going to make it. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to teach kids to read, it was that I couldn’t handle all those other things. That’s what you learn from experiences.”

Vilsack also related this story -- she was 3, her father took her to an event featuring then-President Harry Truman. Truman spotted the young, head-down Vilsack in the crowd and asked her if he could shake her hand. She declined.

“Then President Truman said, ‘Little girl, if I give you this pen, would you shake my hand?’” Vilsack said.

She agreed and picked up a keepsake she’s held onto ever since.

Which shows that this candidate for CONgress has been able to be bought for quite a few years.

Baby Don't Go?

For the second straight year, the Stupid-Intendent, err Superintendent of the Des Moines Public Schools, Nancy Sebring, is applying for work elsewhere.

Sebring is finalist for Omaha schools job

Last year Sebring was the lowest rated candidate of the three finalists for a Superintendent position in Boulder Colorado, but parlayed that into a pay raise to $206,178, plus a $34,019 annuity contribution and a $6,000 annual car allowance.

Is somebody wanting another raise?

What did Des Moines get for their money?

For the class of 2011, Des Moines' graduation rate was 75.7 percent, which was down from the district's 78.5 percent mark the previous year.

If I were the Des Moines School Board, I'd be asking for a refund and the scientific community is united in that fact.

As an aside, Sebring's exit would probably bring yet another job change for Phil Roeder (pictured with Sebring).

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


A couple of odd things, that I've noticed, happened during last night's rally for trademark pending.

Rally organizer Kevin Patrick mentioned cannons on the Capitol grounds as being from an old tradition called defend your castle.

I'll give the law student a pass because he's not from here, but that mortar is from the Civil War.

Another canon on the ground is from the Spanish American War, as is a Howitzer.

I'm not sure canons were used to defend castles, Patrick may have just been playing too many video games (Defend Your Castle) and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Dummycrat Representative Ako Abdul-Samad was involved in another odd moment when he called up Dummycrat Senator Jack Hatch and they both took off their hoodies.

It was three years ago this month that Hatch dropped the N-word on Ako at that very Statehouse, guess they've had that conversation.

Radio Head

The Fallon For Um, with your host Ed Fallon, has fallen off the dial at WOW-FM.

Ed Fallon’s radio show leaving 98.3 FM in Des Moines

Don't worry the two of you who tuned in, the Happy Wanderer may not have to take his show door to door.

Fallon feels he'll be either moving up or down the dial --

I am working on options. I am really close to having something figured out. I hope to announce what happens next on Thursday’s program”.

That's as long as he can continue to find fools who'll front the $72,000 for his one hour fiberal fiesta and the scientific community is united in that fact.

For $350 per hour, the Liter would be happy to prostitute these pages.

E-mail us.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Weather With You

Flipping around the satellite system, this morning, I landed on the Weather Channel which was airing a promo for its newest show Turbine Cowboys.

With its increasing infotainment focus, like movies, the Weather Channel is starting to go down the MTV road and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Thanks to the weather at the Not So Vast Right Wing Ranch, I've had to mow the acreage in MARCH.

Also, we were able to dine outside, at Latin King, Saturday night as we celebrated the Mrs. birthday.

That's never happened before, at least not in Iowa.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Their Law

A couple of Iowa Judges have made news recently.

Chief justice worries about politics’ effect on court

After reading the article, I worry about the effect the Chief Justice Mark Cady has on Iowa because he's on the court.

In defending the Court's gay marriage decision, that he authored, Cady said religious objections to same-sex marriage are not legally sound.

“We have a law that prohibits drinking under the age of 21 … That discriminates against people based on their age,” he said. “Our Constitution doesn’t prohibit discriminatory laws; it prohibits discriminatory laws that don’t have any substantial reason for them. When the only reason to discriminate against someone is based on theology, then that reasoning can’t support it because it violates the separation of church and state. And even if we did allow it, whose religion are we going to decide it on?”


Tell me Chief Justice Cady, what is the substantial reason that 21 is the age for the National Minimum Drinking Age Act?

I'm sure Chief Justice Cady is aware that the 1984 Act established 21 as a minimum age for purchasing and publicly possessing alcoholic beverages, not drinking them.

After the repeal of Prohibition, in 1933, the legal age in Iowa was 21.

It was lowered to 19 in 1972, lowered to 18 in 1973, then raised back to 19 in 1978 before becoming 21 in 1986.

There's some substantial reasoning and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The other newsworthy Judge is U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett.

Judge removes Iowa woman from death row

Bennett threw out Angela Johnson’s death sentence, saying her defense lawyers were “alarmingly dysfunctional”.

Wow, how did such incompetents get the job?

That would be thanks to U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett, who said he tried to assemble “dream team” of lawyers for Johnson but they performed poorly.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Under Attack

CommieTommie Harkin is creating controversy concerning Obamacare before the United States Supreme Court.

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin: Justice John Roberts’ history raises questions about politicization of health-care case

Harkin is the one politicizing this by attacking the court to lay the groundwork so that if the law does get struck down, they can dismiss it as a purely political decision by a radical right-wing Court.

That is so obvious, and the scientific community is united in that fact, because Harkin doesn't mention Justice Elena Kagan.

As Solicitor General, Kagen's office was developing a strategy to defend Obamacare legally, yet Fiberals don't have a problem with her not recusing herself.

Harkin is less than truthful when he strongly defended its constitutionality: “Judges in the lower courts … have made it very clear that arguments against the act lack merit. They have no basis in law,” he said. “To overturn this health reform bill would overturn 70 years of precedents.

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 ruling, with Clinton-appointed Judge Frank Hull co-authoring the majority opinion, struck down the national health care law’s individual mandate.

It struck down the mandate within the context of current Supreme Court precedent. In other words, it provides a clear path for Supreme Court justices to rule the mandate unconstitutional without having to revisit prior decisions. The mandate, as the 11th Circuit says, is “unprecedented.”

21st Century Man

The Reverend Robert "Bob" Cook is receiving press for his book signing today.

Pastor's book-signing Saturday in Highland Park

The Liter remembers back in the day, when the Reverend was so progressive as to take his then wife's name and hyphenate it with his own into Notman-Cook.

Notman, that's about right and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Friday, March 23, 2012


The Liter's not sure if the learned media heard President Obama correctly when it was reported that his administration has added enough new oil-and-gas pipelines to "encircle the Earth and then some."

It is the Liter's belief that Obama administration has laid enough pipe, to the American people, to encircle the Earth and then some.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Out of the Capitol of the People's Republic, Iowa City, comes this golden nugget.

At student’s request, Iowa City adjusts law on public urination

Change will separate public urination, defecation charges from indecent exposure

Apparently these whiz kids are pissing away their job chances, as prospective employers were conducting background checks and it's better not to hire them than discharge them later.

UI Student Government’s liaison to the Iowa City Council said -- The people that have the employers call on their behalf are the lucky ones. It’s the people who don’t have the people making phone calls I was worried about.”

That's a relief and the scientific community is united in that fact.

You should be worried about the fact you have fools urinating and defecating in public.

Such a waste!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

In spite of the headline in yesterday's Cedar Rapids Gazette (What A Difference A Day Makes), marriage rallies(?) took place at the Statehouse yesterday.

Dummycrat State Senator Matt McCoy personally attacked Bob Vander Plaats by saying, "The truth needs to be told, Bob Vander Plaats needs to get a real job instead of working to spread a message of hate and discrimination".

I'm no fan of Vander Putz, but a 20 year career politician, who's salary is paid by taxpayers, and is involved in the world's second oldest profession isn't the best one to make that case.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

If the traditional marriage people wanted to be as mean Senator, they could post unflattering pictures and comment about the failure of your traditional marriage.

Finally, when the media covering an event amount to more people than the attendees, it's not a rally.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Give A Damn Gave Out

Maybe it's just me and my poor math skills, and the scientific community is united in that fact, but somethings not adding up for me about Lake Delhi.

The Delaware County supervisors on Monday authorized a $3 million essential county purpose bond to help rebuild the failed Lake Delhi dam.

Also on Monday, the
Iowa Senate approved a $182 million Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund budget Monday that included $5 million for reconstruction of the dam at Lake Delhi.

The cost to rebuild is $11.9 million, more than double the original $5 Million estimate, and Lake Delhi residents have approved raising their own taxes to fund a $6 million bond, with $1.7 million donated in private funds.

To me that adds up to $10.7 Million local residents have committed ($6 Million + $3 Million + $1.7 Million), so why does the state need to ante up $5 Million when the difference is $1.2 Million ($11.9 Million - $10.7 Million)?

Math is hard.

What A Difference A Day Makes

The online Cedar Rapids Gazette has a glaring error between headline and story.

Traditional marriage proponents plan rally at Iowa Capitol Thursday

The story mentions, in three different paragraphs, that the rally is Tuesday (Today).

I bet that whole Maundy Thursday thing really throws them for a loop and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Government Hooker

Jason Clayworth (pictured) of the Ragister, is the author of this article

'Ag gag' backers were also donors

Clayworth highlights political contributions to Governor Branstad and State Senator Joe Seng (Dummycrat Davenport) while glossing over the more than $20,500 that Senate Democratic Leader Michael Gronstal received.

Gronstal has far greater control over issues than Branstad or Seng, as he is the Dictator of what comes to a vote in the Senate (Gronstal will block marriage amendment).

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

The Ragister has previously highlighted its feelings for Gronstal (This dictator was elected, and we're glad).

Seng probably gets singled out for his almost $8,000 in contributions because he's challenging Dummycrat CONgressman Dave No Sack...err Loebsack.

Seng filed for CONgress on Friday, the Liter wonders what took the Ragister so long for its (first of many) hit piece.

Middle Of The Road

The Sioux City Journal had an article comparing government gridlock in Iowa and Washington D.C.

Iowa tends to avoid D.C.'s gridlock

Our Junior Senator, CommieTommie Harkin, stole the article with his wisdumb -- err wisdom.

According to Harkin, extremists in both parties are the main culprit for federal gridlock. He said up to the early 1990s, each political party had a spectrum of conservatives, moderates and liberals.

"In that kind of a mix, you could get things done," Harkin said.

Now, he said, the chambers have members who are overwhelmingly to the far left or the far right, and moderates are a rarity.

"Things have become more ideological, we've gone off the deep end," Harkin said.

That's a laugh riot, Harkin portraying himself as middle of the road and the scientific community is united in that fact.

When I was in radio, there was a Middle of the road format called MOR.

In Harkin's case he puts the MORON in Middle of the road.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cool Jerk

The Cartoon Network is airing a Stop Bullying: Speak Up special this evening.

The program admonishes children not to call people names like "stupid," "fat," and "jerk".

A panel discussion followed the program's earlier preview, where the cartoon that is our Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, told the kids gathered the best advice for standing up to a bully is to just say, ‘Stop it! You know, you’re being a jerk!

This fat boy thinks you're stupid for not listening and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The program's moderator, CNN’s Don Lemon, made his own faux pas by asking the children to shout “Stop Bullying!” and “Speak Out!” several times.

It's "Speak Up", moron.

If The Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me

Not willing to lie in a grave and take the lies being spread about him by Obama (Call And Answer), Rutherford B. Hayes has a few things to say for himself and the scientific community is united in that fact (via quickmeme).

Can you hear me now?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Search Is Over

It didn't take long for Iowa Dummycrats to replace their spokes monkey.

Iowa Democratic Party spokesman joins Christie Vilsack campaign

Sam Roecker will serve as the communications director for Vilsack.

Roecker will be replaced, as communications director for the party, by Michael Hunt.

Mike Hunt is seen as a tremendous asset, so it was good of him to answer the call.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Roecker was also seen as an asset when he joined the Iowa Dems to re-elect Governor Culver, send Roxanne Conlin to the Senate.

Here's hoping he accomplishes the same for Christie Vilsack.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Call And Answer

In a typical Dummycrat move, President Obama employed revisionist history on the campaign trail.

One of my predecessors, President Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone: ‘It’s a great invention but who would ever want to use one? That's why he's not on Mt. Rushmore. He's looking backwards, he's not looking forward..."


And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Per the White House Historical Association -- The first White House telephone was installed for Rutherford B. Hayes in 1879, but it was used rarely as there were so few telephones in Washington. His telephone number was “1.”

Obama then went further back in history with, "If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail... they would not have believed that the world was round".

If I recall, Columbus set sail with wind power and that's part of this dummy's current energy policy.

A policy that he's implementing in a corrupt old fashion.

Kids In America

One would swear that Jay Leno and his writers made this Capitol Hill story up.

House emergency: Stinky childcare center evacuated

The childcare center is in the Ford House Office Building and a top House aide wondered if "someone forgot to empty the diaper genie!".

The Liter's not sure it was the kids and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stupid People

Politico may be smarting over an article about "stupid voters".

The article quotes a member of the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling who admits, “The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid...".

These know it all's are slamming Republican voters.

I've got two words for them -- Flori DUH and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Let's not forget the geniuses that voted for Hope & Change because, "I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage. If I help him, he's going to help me."

Thinking the voters are stupid is nothing new for fiberals --

Just once — probably never get reelected if you ever said it — I would like to hear somebody say, ‘The voters have spoken, the bastards.’ Or, ‘The voters have spoken. What a bunch of idiots.’ ‘The voters have spoken. God, they’re dumb. Dumb as hell.’ I just wish I’d hear somebody say that, because I think that happens to be the case this particular midterm elections.”

That's from left-wing talk show host Bill Press.

"The people have spoken, the bastards" -- Dick Tuck political prankster for the Democratic National Committee.

The voters have spoken...the bastards -- Dummycrat CONgressman Mo Udall.

Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people, they vote Dummycrat.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

She's No Lady

Dummycrat Iowa Senator Liz Mathis didn't appreciate it when Republican Senator Bill Dix asked, "Will the lady from Linn yield?”, during debate on a bill.

Mathis responded, “Yes, the senator from Linn, not the lady from Linn, will yield”.

Whoa, relax Barbara Boxer!

Here's the Radio Iowa headline of the story

Testy debate involving “lady senator”

Testes might be more accurate and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Moments later Sen. President Jack Kibbie, D-Emmetsburg, referenced Mathis as the “Lady from Linn.”

Nobody got their panties in a bunch about that because Kibbie wasn't corrected.

And I can't remember
How I ever
Thought that I just couldn't live without a woman's charm

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


The online Ragister has this editorial

Real problem with anonymity: No credibility without a name

The author's name -- Froma Harrop.

Stop laughing, it's a real name.

It certainly teems with credibility and the scientific community is united in that fact.

She might want to change it to Anna Nimitee.

My Music

This headline made me tune in to the story

New music, digital options in store for Iowa inmates

Kiosks being installed in Iowa's 9 prisons

Prison officials believe it’s important to offer inmates music because, for starters, it can keep them out of trouble.


Music has charms to soothe a savage breast these beasts wouldn't be in prison in the first place and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Keeping inmates out of trouble was a recurring theme, for inmates and officials, throughout the article.

“I have to keep myself out of trouble.”

outlets like music keep the inmates in line. “Music helps them deal with stress.”

One reason the facilities are going to kiosks,
a safety issue.

“We want to offer things that you cannot use to hide contraband. An MP3 player is smaller in size and you can’t take it apart as easy.”

CDs, which “can be broken and can be sharp”.

Money well spent?

God knows that I love my music
Ain't no one gonna change my tune
Don't ya know that I love my music
Ain't never gonna change my tune

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Staggering Genius

It's nice of CONgressman Leonard BOZO-well to find his way back to the Iowa side of the Missouri River, after his Omaha fundraiser with Nancy Pelosi.

BOZO-well made a brief appearance and pitched unity at a bipartisan coffee, in Council Bluffs, with area members of the Iowa Legislature.

Leonard laid his usual words of wisdom on those gathered and the scientific community is united in that fact.

"It's a precarious time we're in. We have to deal with it and not just for ourselves, but for our children. We've got to pull together."

That ranks, and ranks is the keyword, right up there with --

we can't afford to keep doing what's going on

they can bring us the technology

we ought to do all the science that we can

misleading misinformation


Sunday, March 11, 2012

She's A Rainbow

I've thought about posting before regarding writings of Rainbow Rowell in the Omaha World-Herald, but her name is RAINBOW and I just couldn't take her seriously.

Apparently, she can hardly get her husband to read her column.

After reading about Vaginal fluids and Endometrium, I can see why.

Auto correct wanted to insert Econometric instead of Endometrium and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Rainbow wants to get real because there now are grown men walking around hosting talk shows and running for office (and having sex, presumably) who don't understand how women's bodies work.

Heck, there are women who don't know how they work.

Rainbow then tries to ream men a new one with the facts on how birth control works, You take one pill. Every day. At the same time. Whether you plan to have "so much sex" or none at all.

That's correct for oral contraceptives, but Sandra Fluke's testimony was on "contraception coverage" and "birth control" not just oral contraceptives.

Contraceptive methods can include Intrauterine Devices (IUDs), Implanon, Injections, Birth Control Patch, Vaginal Ring and Sterilization.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires new private health plans written on or after August 1, 2012 to cover contraceptive counseling and services and all FDA-approved methods without out-of-pocket costs to patients.

Remember -- "A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have...."

Or, impose it's own family planning policy.

Rainbow continued, And you don't pay per pill. You pay for your monthly prescription.

Not completely true, a three month supply can be obtained, for a $25 co-pay, with my insurer.

I guess I'm expecting too much from an optical illusion.