Indiana University Health Center

This week The Stu Pitt Award goes to ...

Indiana University Health Center

for being insane

From aol news ...

"Before this week, employees at the Indiana University Health medical center were free to step off the nonsmoking campus and light up a cigarette. Sure, co-workers and patients would probably notice the telltale odor on the smoker's clothes, skin and breath -- especially if they happened to share an elevator -- but they could do little more than plug their nose in defense. That all changed on Monday when the medical center upgraded its policy: Employees are now prohibited from smoking during the workday. Period."

Employers (who happen to be government funded!) banning legal personal behavior of employees outside the workplace? YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!

No where in the U.S. Constitution and/or the Bill Of Rights does it give the right or authority for an entity, ANY entity, to ban an existing legal act ... unless they first pass a law to change the legal act into an act that is illegal!

What's next? Employers (or the government) deciding to ban potato chips eaten outside of work? Ice cream? Soft drinks? McDonalds? Driving your car on your lunch hour?

Employers and governments controlling your personal l-e-g-a-l behavior OUTSIDE THE WORKPLACE ... under the totally bogus guise of health or environmental reasons.

Is this another example of Americans losing their their individual God-given and LEGAL rights and freedoms? You bet it is!

Congratulations to the Indiana University Health Center. This week, for your stupid and unconstitutional rule which bans a personal and legal behavior of employees OUTSIDE THE WORK PLACE, you deservedly earned the Stu Pitt award.

City of Los Angeles

This week The Stu Pitt Award goes to ...

The City of Los Angeles

for being so out of touch

In the midst of the worst economic times since the Great Depression, here is what the City of Los Angeles is spending time and taxpayer dollars on ...

"Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently signed the Los Angeles Master Bicycle Plan into law, the city took a major step toward achieving that goal.

The plan, which was unanimously approved by the L.A. city council, lays out an ambitious goal of implementing numerous new bicycle friendly policies, increasing the number of bicycle parking facilities and, most importantly, installing 1,302 miles of new bicycle ways."

1,302 miles of bicycle lanes. Brilliant. Just what L.A. residents and taxpayers need. With the unemployment rate currently at 11.8% (July 2011) people in L.A. need jobs, not bicycle lanes!

Congratulations to the City of L.A. This week, for your stupid legislation which makes bicycle riding more important than creating jobs, you deservedly earned the Stu Pitt award.


This week The Stu Pitt Award goes to ...

- it's hazardous to your health -

You gotta love this one!

I just saw a research report that says, "watching TV takes 5 years off your life". Really. That's what it said.

Other known research reports state that "smoking takes 4 years off your life".

Therefore, watching TV is a bigger more dangerous health risk than smoking!

Question: 1 hour of watching TV takes how much off your life?
Answer: 1 hour of TV watching takes 22 minutes off your life.

TV watching. A whole new potential source of government tax revenue. For your health. They already tax the hell out of smoking. If TV watching is more hazardous to your health than smoking, the government could, and should, be taxing the sh-t out of TV watching! How about a TV health tax? A TV health tax of, say, just $3 a day? That's easily justifiable. For your health. At $3 a day that's $1,000 in new taxes per person per year. If only 200 million people watch TV in the U.S. and pay $3 a day that's $200 billion a year in new tax revenue for the government. That's 200 billion MORE dollars the government can piss away.

TV, like smoking, is apparently hazardous to your health. Like smoking, the government should tax it. Or, to be more precise, overtax it. For your health. The TV health tax. What a concept!

Congratulations! This week the Stu Pitt Award goes to TV, stupid unscientific research reports, and the stupid government that wants to tax everything.

Washington politicians

Proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

The Congressional Clown Amendment

“If Congress is gonna act like clowns
they should dress like clowns”

We, the people, hereby state that for decades U.S. elected politicians have spent all our money, passed too many stupid and restrictive regulations, interfered with our individual rights, liberties and freedoms, disregarded the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and governed badly and arrogantly, bringing the United States to the brink of ruin and collapse.

We, the people of the United States of America, hereby declare that our elected representatives and government officials have deemed themselves no longer accountable to the people, or to the U.S. Constitution, and instead have turned American economic, political and social governance into a government not “of the people, by the people and for the people” but a government “of the government, by the government, and for the government”.

This shall not stand. This is fundamentally un-American, intolerable, and must be addressed and changed. We, the people, are dismayed, disgruntled and yea, disgusted with our self-serving self-empowered politicians in Washington and hereby petition for redress from our government as follows …

We, the people, hereby declare that, in usurping the power and will of the people, our elected representatives are acting like clowns. And so, by Constitutional amendment, we, the people, hereby declare that, as our elected representatives act like clowns they shall also dress like clowns.

By Constitutional amendment all 435 elected representatives of the House of Representatives, all 100 elected members of the United States Senate, and the President of the United States shall, when performing their sworn duties, wear a classic and colorful clown outfit, complete with a clown wig, face makeup, red nose, and clown feet.

This shall also apply to any candidate or incumbent running for election or re-election at the federal level.

“As Congress shall act like clowns so shall they dress like clowns.”

So say we, the people, of the country of the United States of America.
235 years old. 306 million strong.

This is a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Proposed on behalf of we, the people, of the United States of America. Maybe it’s NOT so ridiculous. Or maybe this proposed Constitutional amendment is ridiculous enough to reign in our out-of-control government. Either way, pass it on. And save our country from its government.

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
- Abraham Lincoln

This proposed Constitutional amendment was drafted and copyrighted 2011 by Andrew Lawrence, Los Angeles, CA

Andrew Lawrence is the author of numerous articles and 9 books, including Glimmers Of Hope and MONEY-The Basics. Visit his blog at

Permission to reproduce is granted by copyright holder for non-commercial use but you must reproduce entire document including author info. For commercial use contact author

U.S. downgraded from AAA

This week The Stu Pitt Award goes to ...

the U.S Congress 1960-2011

for their 50 year spending spree

20 percent of the entire U.S. federal budget, or $707 billion, paid for Social Security, which provided retirement benefits averaging $1,175 per month to 34.6 million retired workers in December 2010.

Three health insurance programs — Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — together accounted for another 21 percent of the budget in 2010, or $732 billion. Nearly two-thirds of this amount, or $452 billion, went to Medicare, which provides health coverage to around 47 million people who are over the age of 65 or have disabilities.

Over 40% of the entire U.S. budget goes to social security and medicare payments.

Since the 1960's, when baby boomers first became adults, Congress has known this day would come, yet never dealt with this critical and potentially disasterous financial entitlements issue. What, the government didn't know this was going to happen 40-50 years ago ... when the problem was easily fixable? And now, as a result, America is broke. For the past 50 years we, the people, have been saddled with useless do-nothing Washington politicians. All of them. 50 years of them. Culminating in 2011, with Standard & Poors, a major credit rating agency, downgrading the United States' previously stellar AAA credit worthiness. The first - and only - downgrade in U.S. history.

Enough! We, the people, deserve and demand representatives in Washington who solve our country's problems, not create them.

Congratulations to the current U.S. Congress and the past 50 years of you congressional clowns. For your 50 year spending spree, which finally caused the financial downfall of the United States of America.

For that you have deservedly earned this week's Stu Pitt Award!