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jeffrey guiceMississippi state Rep. Jeffrey Guice sure didn’t mean to be insensitive to Nicole Nichols when she blasted a letter to all the state’s electeds asking if anyone could help her in navigating Medicaid for her sick daughter. No sirree buddy Jesus, when Nichols wrote to the people who in theory were elected to help the people of Mississippi, and told them that she was unable to find a Medicaid-covered supplier of insulin and medical devices for her daughter’s Type 1 diabetes — which run about $2500 per month — and could any of them maybe help a mama out, Guice is real sorry he replied, “I am sorry for your problem. Have you thought about buying the supplies with money that you earn?”

Goodness golly, what kind of person would say a thing like that? Not Rep. Jeffrey Guice, no ma’am, not never!

Why was Nichols being such a moocher-taker-deadbeat, anyway?

For the last six months, Nichols said, she and other parents have fought to get their children’s medical supplies after the supply company outsourced products and shipping.

While the supply company was covered by Medicaid, the company they outsourced to was not. Nichols said she called 23 companies to find one that was both covered by Medicaid and in the original company’s approved network. She has yet to find one.

Your editrix once made a dozen or so phone calls in a row to Orange County, California’s congressional delegation, some random city council people, and its board of supervisors. Her small buttercup of a son was having issues getting his Medicaid sorted — don’t know if you know, but Medicaid really can be a bit of a bother! — and she came up with a fun contest called “Who Can Help Me Get This Fixed First?” It was the best game! And damn if she didn’t have calls back within the hour including names and direct lines of HHS supervisors and promises to conference call!

Nichols, after reportedly sending her thoughtful, intelligent email to all of Mississippi’s legislature — which, if she sent it to both houses would have been almost 180 members — received three replies. One was Guice’s calling her, in just 18 words, a loser deadbeat whose kids deserve to die if she doesn’t get off her fat ass. Or maybe Nichols’s husband should get a THIRD JOB, in case we haven’t pointed out that he already has TWO.

Guice serves on both the Insurance Committee and that for Public Health and Human Services.

Guice’s last two bills died in committee, which is a shame, as they were very important bills about protecting Confederate memorabilia and commending a guy for winning “American Idol.”

Jeffrey Guice is too busy humping the slavery flag and “American Idol” to help a mother of a sick child get life-saving medication, but what do you expect from a Democrat? Just kidding and making sure you were still paying attention; Mr. Never Missed A Meal is a Republican, duh.

[Clarion-Ledger]

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  • Villago Delenda Est

    Well, as hoofwanking bunglecunt Jason Chaffetz has said, priorities, people!

  • Jay Vaughn

    Fuck you, you fatass ugly daddy-sucking piece of feces.

    • Couldn’t have said it better myself, partly because I’m too pissed off to think straight.

  • Stein Olsen

    I wanted to tell this pile of puke what I thought of him, but his Facebook page is no longer available. I wonder why.

    • GDleftyPart2

      You could always email him, he seems nice.

      • Stein Olsen

        I did.

        • GDleftyPart2

          Immediate “out of office” reply?

          • Stein Olsen

            No reply. Don’t expect any.

    • Callyson

      Guice…told The Clarion-Ledger Tuesday morning “I don’t do interviews” and declined to comment

      Asshole is self-aware enough to STFU after pulling this crap, perhaps?

      • bubbuhh

        Ahm shur someone told him whut to do. He dint think ov STFU on hiz own

      • Stein Olsen

        Not the first time some moronic Republican says something idiotic and closes his FB to escape the backlash.

    • kareemachan

      How about his official website “Contact Me” address? I’m looking….

      Here we go: jguice@house.ms.gov

      • Msgr_Moment

        Vote early and often!

      • arglebargle

        Thanks. I sent him a link to this post. I sent a note to my representative, Joe Pitts (R-pigs anus), who has an “A” rating from the NRA, during the House sit-in telling him to do his job or resign. Haven’t heard back from him yet.

        • Blank Ron

          You’re only worthy of a reply if you praise their actions, however heinous.

  • Spotts1701

    Great, he deeply regrets his response. Probably because she took it and put it on the web. Next time, he won’t leave a paper trail.

  • Callyson

    Nichols’ husband also has diabetes, and while the family “work their tails off” to make ends meet, they still live “paycheck to paycheck.” Nichols said there is a shame that comes with being on Medicaid but it’s the only way her daughter can live a healthy, normal life.

    Nichols’ husband, Nathan, is an inventory specialist for a transportation company. He also works a second job in the restaurant industry.

    Yeah, what a bunch of welfare bums!

    • Oblios_Cap

      Only 2 jobs? Are they at least both full-time?

      • GDleftyPart2

        I’ll bet NONE of them are uphill or require walking through the snow…..

        • TheoLib

          It’s not the “uphill” that’s the problem, it’s the “uphill both ways”!

      • Her daughter can put in hours driving for Uber.

    • Justno

      Surely they made some terribly irresponsible choices earlier in life that justifies allowing their child to die from a serious and potentially life threatening disease.

      It’s their own fault for not planning ahead.

      Aack. I think I just lost part of my soul just typing that.

      • Pam Hyland

        I think if you hurry, you can get it back if you donate to the food bank or something.

        • Justno

          Whew. All is not lost.

  • Skwerl King

    Urge to rampage across Mississippi rising.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Actually, the whole state of MS takes more than it pays in taxes, so 100% of the residents must be takers!

  • WIDTAP

    Constituent services – how does that work again?
    It’s too bad that legislators don’t have paid staff to look into stuff like this.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Only if you’re the right constituent, darling.

    • Aquaria

      My Texas government class tells me that looking into stuff and bringing it to the attention of legislators is the job of lobbyists.

      I’m sorry. I’m getting a little dizzy here, maybe because I can’t stop my eyes from rolling.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Bless Mississippi’s heart.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …I will comment further once I recover from my RAGE STROKE!!!!1111!!!!!!

  • Callyson

    Also too, I need mood music now

    • going4baroque

      All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
      Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme
      Only one thing I did wrong
      Stayed in Mississippi a day too long
      – Bob Dylan
      https://youtu.be/J28N3R5NTDM

  • Jgb979

    http://i.imgur.com/8Rcxl41.jpg

    I really don’t know any other way to stop Mississippi from just devolving into pure idiocracy rather than just outright take over by the federal government.

    They clearly didn’t learn to behave the last time they were placed in time out.

    • Lizzietish81

      Actually it was Grant who pawned MS when he took Vicksburg.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Sherman needs moar votes!

    • Aquaria

      Why–WHY–didn’t he loop around and march through Alabama and Mississippi?

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Please accept his sincere apologies for letting this story get out.

  • GDleftyPart2

    Jesus….your move Arizona…

  • elviouslyqueer

    Oh please. We’re too busy trying to hate the gays and protect our right to be Complete Asshole Christians to worry about helping out some sick kid. Priorities, y’all!

  • schmannity

    I thought Goopers wanted mommies to stay home and in their barefoot pregnancy, take care of their children.

    • CJTX

      It’s like George Carlin (may blessings be upon him) said, once they’re out of the womb, they’re on their own.

    • Aquaria

      Not if her staying home with those kids means that she might get some welfare moniez.

      Bitch needs to be off her ass and working then.

    • You know how it works. Middle class mommies are expected to stay home with their kids. Poor mommies need to get off their lazy Twinky-fattened asses and get a job (or six).

  • anwisok
    • Msgr_Moment

      Who’s a good puppy? You’re a good puppy!

  • MississippiLefty

    Median family income in MS is about $3300/month. She could probably buy supplies with money that she earns, sure. Who needs food and a place to live?

  • CJTX

    This dude done fucked up, I think. (I think we all already agree he’s a sonuvabitch).
    But, in American Gov’t class, we’re learning about the advantages to being an incumbent.

    This is a section from the group presentation we’re giving today (seriously, I’m almost 40 and I’m giving group presentations)

    -The Service Strategy: Taking Care of Constituents

    *This is when an incumbent promotes his/her reelection by catering to their constituency (the people living in their state/district)
    …(snip)…
    *Congress members try to respond to constituents’ individual request
    *Congress spend most of their time on the service strategy and public relations.

    • Aquaria

      This is why I take online classes with certain subjects. Like government. If I had to do a standard academic presentation about most of the topics covered in class, I’d have one interminable rage stroke session at not being able to say what I know to be true.

      • CJTX

        Heh, I was thinking of doing that for the state gov’t class I have to take – but mostly for convenience’s sakes.

        But yeah, my instructor (my muslim, palestinian, refugee, now a U.S. citizen AMERICAN gov’t instructor, remember) said on the first day, “I’m teaching theory.” He let us know, things are different in the real world. Saved a lot of time.

      • CJTX

        So I’m back from school – sorry i didn’t see your full post. (Sorry about the length)
        The presentations went…well about how you would expect. The instructor, who I really like and respect, had an honest conversation afterwards with us about whether it was beneficial – something I give him credit for, and the kind of thing that makes me respect him.

        “Oh–and I’m 54 years old, I used to do daily presentations to 600+ employees, and I’m having to take a speech class.”

        Jeebus – the state of education today. Can’t believe they wouldn’t let that count. I’m so sorry friend. It’s crazy isn’t it? Speech class was kind of a joke the first time I went to college. They probably wouldn’t give you credit for it, even with your experience, cause you maybe had not learned about “2-way didactic communication” or whatever the hell it said in my speech book back in the day. I need to see our dean cause they won’t give me credit for an “Intro to Literature” class requirement, even though I took an advanced placement lit class in high school and took the test (and scored pretty well). It angers me, cause I read so much then, and I still do. Maybe not freakin’ “Pride and Prejudice”, but I READ! And yet, they give me Computer Science credit for a class I took in college…in 1996. The internet was a toddler then.

        But yeah, also have a little respect for the “older” students. Presentations were kinda stupid in high school. I think one of my issues this time is that it really was a waste of class days. It took us 3 days off to work in groups (it was nice he didn’t have class AND force us to meet afterward to do group work), and then it’ll take 2 days to get through them all. I’d rather we reviewed for the final and then took it early, or have him give us a day or two off to study.

        Anyway, best of luck on whatever it is you’re studying. Keep plugging away at it.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I thought Congress spends most of their time on fundraising.

      • CJTX

        Heh, as I said elsewhere, my instructor admitted he’s teaching theory – not reality.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …so this fetid, putrid, steaming pile of pterodactyl shit, is LITERALLY making a living wage from revenue generated by constituents and he has the audacity to imply that someone is a “taker”?!?! Fuck this shit stain, it’s time for a drink!!! I’m not going to get ban-hammered over this prolapsed asshole!!!

    #NiceTryRebecca

    • schmannity

      If you’ve every parked under a pterodactyl roost, you know how ugly that can be.

      • AngryBlakGuy

        …trust me, after I take my car to car wash I all of sudden become enemy #1 for birds. And most of that crap does look prehistoric

        • Sakonyachen

          They know you’re clean, and they are not happy about it.

    • BosGrl

      THIS TIMES A MILLION

    • CJTX

      I was gonna say, I’m a little worried about you…you seem angrier-than-usual today. Have a cold one and think about puppies. Here, take this:

      • Msgr_Moment

        This. Don’t want the popo to find you being AWB.

        • Jacquelinedlaird

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      • jmhm

        Aw. I remember having a toddler…

        • Mickey Donovan

          Feetz too small to hold up that big head. ; )

    • Justno

      Justno Jr’s childhood friend has juvenile diabetes so I’ve been on the verge of rage-stroking since I read this yesterday.

      I’m mixing up a pitcher of G & T’s is what I’m saying.

      Stop by if you want. I’ve got plenty and a nice backyard.

    • Sakonyachen

      I saw someone gave you a cute pic to help you calm down. I may be a day late but it’s my new thing https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f08424f71ee8a39cb042e42ac8662fb786738b036988484fa36aedca745ba5e2.png

    • SadDemInTex

      From a harpist friend

  • Toomush_Infer

    Maybe he could just not charge the legislature for his time, and do it on money that he himself earned elsewhere. That seems fair….

  • Lizzietish81

    I guess MS is working hard today to remind us why it is The Worst.

    • elviouslyqueer

      You misspelled “everyday,” honey.

  • OneYieldRegular

    Why doesn’t Rep. Guice earn his own money, instead of mooching off the people of Mississippi just to keep a legislative seat warm? Call me crazy, but I predict he’s going to be needing his own insulin in short order.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Don’t worry about Rep. Guice. I bet he’s got the best health insurance money can be thanks to the taxpayers of Mississippi.

  • Mpeg

    I can’t decide if that dipsh!t reply is more smug than his expression in that photo or the other way around.

    • MarkM

      It’s a simple Venn diagram, with the circles perfectly superimposed on one another.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Okay, $2500/month in diabetes medicine = $30k/yr.
    A healthy person working 40hr/wk for 50wk/yr would need a raise of about $15/hr, NO, scratch that, because taxes and SSI, $23/hr, to take on this burden, so STFU, you ludicrous tangerine ballbag. Shut ye geggie, you scrote! Yer maw’s git balls n yer da’ loves it.

    • Bad Granny

      I didn’t work hard enough to find current numbers, but it looks like the median household income in Mississippi is below $40K. So good news! That leaves several thousand dollars for housing, food, transportation, taxes, clothing, other health care, retirement saving, and all the other stuff Granny can’t think of right now.

      • dansezlajavanaise

        benefit of not being able to afford healthcare: you won’t need retirement money.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    The only apology anyone should entertain from this individual is a Captain Needa apology.

    • Do you have a pamphlet or newsletter? I like the cut of your jib.

  • Malmborg Implano

    My salary is well above minimum wage and even I couldn’t afford to pay $2500 out of pocket every month. This is exactly what Alan Grayson meant when he said the Republican answer to healthcare is “die quickly.” And unfortunately, dying of untreated diabetes is a slow and agonizing process that no one should have to endure, let alone a child.

    • Aquaria

      It’s like when people call one of my friends a “moocher” and a “whiner” because he’s on SSI after getting a kidney transplant when he was 18, and he resents that he has to choose between eating and living some months.

  • proudgrampa

    Forget it, Jake. It’s a Fuckweasel from Mississippi.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    I know we’re not supposed to judge people based on appearances – but in that picture Guice is exactly the fat, smug, piggy-eyed sack of shit you would expect him to be.

  • Jay Vaughn

    He looks like he puts sticks of butter in the freezer then has high cost prostitutes, tax money Hard at work, shove them up his ass.

  • baconzgood

    Come to lovely PA which has a better than good CHIP program…I think… I’m not sure..I don’t know. EX Mrs Baconz handles health insurance, and schooling, Baconz handles pee-wee sports, auto insurance (when they get it), and the dreaded sex talk.

    • H0mer0

      I already had the sex talk covered when I had to explain the Family Guy “Brokeback Mountain” song to one of the twins when he was 10 (and asked me what sodomy was.) A couple years earlier, I explained the f-word to him and with a grimace on his face, asked “WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT?!”

  • Scooby

    The one good thing about Trump is that he’s led them to believe they can now actually say what they are thinking.

  • BosGrl

    From: http://www.sunherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article86517097.html

    He did email the Associated Press with this statement: “I realize my
    remarks to Mrs. Nichols were completely insensitive and out of line. I
    am sorry and deeply regret my reply. I know nothing about her and her
    family and replied in knee-jerk fashion. I’d like to think the people of
    Mississippi and my constituents know that I’m willing to help where I
    am able.”

    Read more here: http://www.sunherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article86517097.html#storylink=cpy

    Shorter Guice: “I didn’t realize they were a white family. I would have reacted completely differently.”

    • Creepoman

      Just posted to same effect

    • baconzgood

      The best way not to look “completely insensitive and out of line” is not to be a prick to begin with. Just sayin’

      Also too how can writing someone back be considered “knee jerk” (with the exception of just finishing off a box of wine)? You have to find the letters on the key board and stuff and what not.

      Edit: In fact Baconz is hammered on a box of wine right now and still edited my comment twice

      • Lascauxcaveman

        You seem to do your best work that way. Keep it up.

      • Usedtobeyellerdawg

        Yeah, I just got back from lunch too.

    • SnarkTank

      I agree completely, but I think that in the spirit of fairness, I have to commend Rep. Guice for just one thing: His apology was an ACTUAL apology. He didn’t say he was sorry if anyone was offended, he actually said he was sorry and regrets what he said.
      .
      It’s not much, but it is something.

      • OneDemin EOr

        I’m done with the non-apologies, too.

        • Aquaria

          I used the not-pology after one of the professors where I worked had spent the previous few months being a general dick to me, and then when I finally said something about it and she didn’t like it, she demanded an apology.

          This is a professor who was outrageously rude to me on numerous occasions, including the one where I finally expressed my displeasure with her: she told me to do something, then tsked and YANKED what she wanted me to do out of my hand to give it to someone else, as if I were too stupid to get it done–which is what I objected to.

          I don’t apologize when I’m not in the wrong. But she demanded an apology, so I gave her, the “sorry you were offended” notpology. It’s all the scumbag deserved.

          • H0mer0

            [damn! reminds me of when I was married.]

      • Lascauxcaveman

        His apology was an ACTUAL apology. He didn’t say he was sorry if anyone was offended, he actually said he was sorry and regrets what he said.

        Dude is soooo gonna get primaried…

      • WagMoreBarkLess

        C’mon. It’s what his PR flack told him he had to say.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Very possibly. But I have noticed something about most of my white acquaintances of all economic levels – they get really bent out of shape at the idea that poor people get things for free that THEY DON’T GET, no matter what race the poor people are.

      • SpideySenser

        IK, R? Story for you.
        Upper middle-class acquaintance gets a state paid mediator to assist with nasty, greedy divorce. This is awesome!
        Same acquaintance sees a person at hospital pay a cab fare with vouchers. This is a moocher!

        • Aquaria

          Same thing with being able to write off the mortgage interest on their SECOND home that they use only sometimes when they feel like it, but complaining about my ex-roommate getting food stamps because he’s not allowed to get his medical benefits to get anti-rejection meds if he earns over $13000 a year.

  • Creepoman

    In Jeffrey’s defense, I’m sure he thought Nicole was black until he saw her picture in the paper (hence the apology).

  • “I am sorry for your problem. Have you thought about buying the supplies with money that you earn?”

    And I thought “compassionate conservatism” was dead.

  • 41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

    44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

    45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

    46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

    Who would have thought that I would get to post this again so soon? Oh… everyone? Okay then. Carry on.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The Mammon-worshipers make it mandatory that you have a macro for these particular verses.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        They don’t pay attention to any of that dumb hippie new testament shit anyway; they like the stuff with the smiting.

        • James Christopher Owen

          Also, too, they are not so attentive to Yahweh when he’s explaining to the prophets how his smitey mood has been brought on by folks turning a deaf ear to the cries of the disadvantaged.

    • OneDemin EOr

      Um, this is one of the parts that RWNJs refuse to cherry-pick.
      These sentiments pale in comparison to promoting an American Idol!!!

    • baconzgood

      I like the bible a LOT, but my wife looks at it with a grain of salt. .

      See what I did there? Didja Didja? I made a funny.

      • Blank Ron

        Don’t make me gomorrah there.

        • Usedtobeyellerdawg

          I going to read another column.

          edit: Dammit, it was a pillar wasn’t it. Can a pillar be a column?

          • Lamashtar

            Pillars of fire, pillars of salt..I think we can column as we see ’em!

      • Lascauxcaveman

        I sodom puns there, is what I saw.

        • baconzgood

          I thought I was reaching for it….but that was a hard pun for my feeble mind…I am just a domestic pot bellied pig you know. You should be impressed that I can type with hoofs.

          • Doug Langley

            I thought you had Charlotte do all your writing for you.

        • Toomush_Infer

          It’s just your lot in life…

      • chimichanga

        You’re a pillar of the community.

  • Msgr_Moment

    The following is required listening this morning, apparently:
    https://youtu.be/rgo-dYAgzSs

    • cousin itt

      I want to take her quiz.

  • Marceline

    The fact that was his first response to anyone is the first problem. The second is that he didn’t think it would go viral. I’m a little snark deficient right now but the idea that there are people sitting in government who really don’t feel any compunction to be an actual public servant makes me want to punch sad clowns.

    • chortlingdingo

      That’s because it isn’t about serving the public anymore. It’s about getting rich off sweet government money and pushing your own personal agenda as hard as you possibly can. And then pandering to get re-elected, of course.

  • Scooby

    Fun fact both Botswana and Sri Lanka have lower infant mortality rates the Mississippi.

    • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

      That doesn’t surprise me one bit.

  • Iron Monkey

    I once had a job that included calling a bunch of people and coordinating things with them so that the final revisions and distribution of corporate securities–usually bonds–went off as planned. The parties involved were investment bankers, lawyers, officers of the company issuing the bonds, rating agencies and often a few others. It was frustrating work often because of the personalities involved, but this was for a deal that everyone was interested in getting done.

    If I was doing that kind of thing for a sick child–MY sick child–I can’t imagine how frustrated and angry I would be.

  • Vincent Ricola

    Jeffrey Guice is a terrible example of humanity. May his toenail always be ingrown and his coffee always be cold.

    • Blank Ron

      May his coffee always be HOT – and in his lap.

      • Vincent Ricola

        This is acceptable as well.

      • chortlingdingo

        Like pre-lawsuit McDonald’s hot.

    • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

      May no door be wide enough for him to fit through.

    • May his furnace always break down on the coldest day of the year. May he trip over his own feet in public. May his children vote democratic.

  • maman

    I know this is very wrong of me, but I keep hoping that this type of jerkwad ends up with a child or grandchild with Zika.

    • OneDemin EOr

      No, him.
      Just him.

      • The Witch of Endor

        With Votes!

      • maman

        eh, When you are sick it sucks. When your kids are sick, there is a special kind of panic.

        • OneDemin EOr

          I know.
          Waiting for my daughter’s final scan to see if her Stage IV lymphoma remains in remission. She’s 29 with two kids under 7.
          Believe me, I know. That’s why I would not wish what I have experienced as a mother on anyone, even this asshole.

          • maman

            You are a better person than I. I think way too many of these twits have lived happy-go-lucky lives and it makes them flippant when it comes to those of us who suffer. They need a brush with sadness to develop a sense of empathy. My 18 year old died 19 days before Beau Biden of the same brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme. Joe was empathetic before. I wouldn’t have wished it on HIM. But then Beau was diagnosed before Sophie and died after her.

            Best of wishes. I wish you and your daughter my best.

          • OneDemin EOr

            To you too, my friend. Bless you and your Sophie. <3

          • Sunnyinwyoming

            I can only imagine how stressful that is for all of you, hoping you hear good news

  • Iron Monkey

    The thoughts and prayers of Rep. Jeffrey Guice are with you and your husband while you work yourself to death trying to get the meds to keep your daughter alive.

  • going4baroque

    What asshole republican would not be proud to have written that cruel, shit-fer-brains response to a call for help from a citizen to her elected legislature, a response of the cruel kind that is repeated, surely, thousands of times weekly by republican politicians and bureaucrats across the country, by likewise shit-fer-brains republican office-holders that dot this great country like a virulent measles outbreak.
    Also, too, WTF, $2500 a month?? Which translates to probably $100 in Canadian online pharmacies.

    • chortlingdingo

      $2500/month is outrageous for medical supplies. I’m a single, childless person with a great salary, and I would still have trouble paying that kind of money every month on top of regular living expenses.

      How are these companies even allowed to outsource like that? To where are they outsourcing? I didn’t even know that insurance companies looked at distributors and producers differently. This whole situation feels like a clusterfuck, made worse by an insensitive, cruel prick who clearly has no compassion or sense.

      • Aquaria

        If you think $2500/mo is bad, don’t look at the cost of anti-rejection meds for transplant survivors.

        Just…don’t.

        • chortlingdingo

          Yikes, I bet it’s terrible. And I wouldn’t be surprised if insurance companies somehow have a reason for why they can’t cover the cost of it.

          • Usedtobeyellerdawg

            They fall back on ‘experimental’ or some such. With my dad, the insurance company didn’t want to pay for intravenous feeding because he was terminal and receiving only palliative care. Feeding was considered life-sustaining. Of course, he was still aware so letting him starve was not an option. Thankfully, my sister is a doctor and knows how to work the system, but I remember her having to make calls almost daily to get that day’s worth of nutrition. On top of all that, Dad was a veteran, dying of a service related cause (agent orange).

  • shastakoala

    It surprises me that he didn’t suggest a cheaper more accessible homeopathic treatment. But that would just be stupid.

    • Objectifer

      I’ve heard cinnamon works wonders.

  • Iron Monkey

    I worry about the Nichols husband and father who works two jobs in order to provide for his family and cover the additional expense of his daughter’s disease. Two jobs with two commutes, no matter how they are scheduled, means time driving while one is exhausted and not alert while working in the same condition.

    Dangerous and very difficult to sustain.

    • Rick Hill

      Dangerous and very difficult to sustain.

      That describes the entirety of the conservative, market driven society we live in. Where, for one thing, truckers are having accidents due to being tired and legislators respond by loosening regulations, allowing them to drive more hours as well as pulling bigger loads(making them more dangerous when an accident occurs)

    • OneDemin EOr

      Thoughts that never occurred to Rep. Guice.

  • Relativicus

    You know he was wearing that same smile when he made that reply.

  • baconzgood

    Did you know if you took the name MISSISSIPPI

    Replaced the M with an F
    The first Vowel with an A
    Moved the fist S to the next letter
    Got rid of the next 3 Ss and Two Is and one P
    Then took one S you removed added it on the end you would ALMOST have a The Great State of “Fat Pricks?”

    It’s true.

  • RoyalUglyDude

    Constituent services: Ur doing it wrong.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    I bet Mr. Guice goes to church every Sunday.

    • OneDemin EOr

      And throws a quarter in the collection plate.
      Never misses, either.

  • Iron Monkey

    The highway signs when entering Mississippi:

    Welcome to the Third World

    • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

      Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama

      That entire region of the country is the Third World.

      • melina1222

        New rule: You are only allowed to state-bash if you identify your own state.

  • Jason M

    You would think Rep Guice would be more understanding of people with medical disabilities, since he was apparently born without a neck.

    • shastakoala

      Or a heart.

      • Bitter Scribe

        Or a brain. Or courage, since he backtracked (if in mealymouthed fashion).

        This fuckhead is a walking Wizard of Oz sequel.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          He’ll never find courage, though.

        • The Witch of Endor

          Well, then the next step is to send his fucking ass HOME!

        • OneDemin EOr

          He’s a goddamned flying monkey.

        • Bear OmNomNom

          Click your heels, Rep. Guice, and repeat after me: There’s no place like Parchman… There’s no place like Parchman…

        • Bear OmNomNom

          How am I supposed to break into appropriate song when nothing rhymes with “pancreas”?

          • Zyxomma

            Tank o’gas. It’s Mississippi.

          • Cannedclamscanner

            Tanhisass?

      • Oliver Grayson Eckert

        But he sure is a dick.

        • Jenny

          I suspect a very inadequate one which is probably the root of all his problems.

  • The Witch of Endor

    Fucking assholes! My sister died while I tried to get her Social Security benefits activated. Fuckers, knowing that she had less than 6 months to live hid behind the regulation that it takes 6 months ONCE YOU’VE PROVEN YOU QUALIFY to activate. Sorry still a hot button issue for me.

    • BosGrl

      I’m dealing with this with my daughter right now. I’m so sorry about your sister.

      • The Witch of Endor

        I’m sorry you’re dealing with it for your daughter. It’s been a little over 3 years so my memory is a little rusty on how I actually got them to start acting like human beings (by conference calling rather than insisting my sister be hauled into the local office) but if I can help you out, let me know.

        • BosGrl

          Thank you. It shouldn’t be this difficult. I have the Department of Mental Health, a psychiatrist, 3 therapists and a primary care doctor advocating for her but apparently SS knows better… grrrrr.

          • The Witch of Endor

            Seriously, contact your Congressional Representative and/or your Senators. Give them the information on what you’ve done, the contact info for the Docs and whoever’s been helping you at DMH and the roadblocks you’ve encountered. I hope this won’t be a waste of time on your part, but I was really impressed with what my Representative accomplished in just a couple of hours.

          • BosGrl

            Thank you, I will do that!

          • Cannedclamscanner

            I know you won’t give up but know that they refuse about 80% on first round no matter how qualified. They push folks through appeals to delay and delay some more. I’m sure it saves taxpayers so much $ (snark). Yes, contacting your US Rep may help. So very sorry. It’s hard enough without that bullshit.

    • Zyxomma

      Sorry about your sister, Witch. That really stinks.

  • JVisconti

    His next bill will exclude that sugary medicade drink for SNAP recipients.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Do these assholes seriously believe that people wake up in the morning and go, “You know, I could pay for the medical supplies that my daughter needs to stay alive, but I think I’ll spend endless frustrating hours trying to get Medicaid to do it and beg the state legislature for help”?

    • Elizabeth

      They think Medicaid operates like this:

      “Hello, Medicaid? My child needs healthcare. Pony up so I don’t have to, wouldja?”
      “OK, Sir. I do need a little information first, though. Are you a Taker?”
      “No, actually, I’m a hardworking taxpayer who—”
      “Look, PUNK, we don’t serve your kind. Either you become a Taker, or you can just…”
      “OK, fine, I’m a Taker! Let me Take!”
      “Very good. Would $50K a year in benefits suit your Taking needs?”
      “Well, uh, that’s actually more than…”
      “Boy, you really are an amateur at this Taking thing, aren’t you? Just say Yes, already.”
      “Oh. Sure. Yes.”
      “That’s a good start. For future reference, if you really want to be successful at this, you need to tell me that it’s not enough and that you require more than that.”
      “Really? Uh… How much more?”
      “Sky’s the limit, bro.”

  • Oneofthebobs

    Mr. Guice, why don’t you do something to earn your money? Government check taking moocher.

  • Hammiepants

    Fat fucking fuckface.

  • The Witch of Endor

    I was going to find out if his seat was up for grabs and then remembered he’s a State rep. My republican rep in Congress actually helped out when I was getting stonewalled by Social Security. I wonder if Ms. Nichols’ representative’s office might help her out. I didn’t see that she’d tried contacting someone at the National level. It might be worth a shot.

  • OneDemin EOr

    Mrs. Nichols should have claimed an infringement of her Second Amendment rights. Those assholes would have fallen all over themselves trying to help.

    • An insulin syringe can be considered “arms,” can’t it?

      I think you’re on to something here. Maybe that’s how we get around this issue. Reclassify medicine as weapons! And, since they like to insist that guns don’t kill people, reclassify THOSE as pharmaceuticals and watch companies jack the prices up. Two problems solved at once!

  • dslindc

    Fuck that guy with so many votes.

  • Panika MCD

    wonder what his chances for remaining on the government’s dime in any way, shape or form are. I mean, they don’t pay MS legislators much (though it is more than twice what we pay TX legislators), but I’m sure he’s never had a problem getting healthcare.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      They pay them too much if their answer to a constituant is “Fuck off and die”

  • baconzgood

    So many cock punches for Baconz to deliver these last 2 weeks. Wonkette is really taxing me. Let’s have some pictures of puppies frolicking or Baby Wonkette giving the finger to Bill O’Reilly

    Ya know something cute

    • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

      Speaking of bacon, I have a feeling that Jeffrey Guice eats an entire diet of it, as probably does that other Mississippi pol Haley Barbour.

    • Doug Langley

      Weapons grade cuteness coming right up . . .

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYiNMa_qjV0

  • AngryKatie

    See, Mississippi isn’t last in everything. They’re very strong contenders for the “biggest ignorant heartless douchebags in office” crown.

  • TJ Barke

    What a good Christian man…

  • Gorillionaire

    Guice should have just sent her a pic of his extended middle finger. It’s not like he isn’t going to win re-election or anything.

  • SessileRaptor

    The great god Mar-ket has decreed in his unknowable wisdom the prices of all the things that sustain life. (Hallowed be the grand and glorious god above all others Mar-ket!) If a human has insufficient coin to buy the stuff of life then it is because Mar-ket has frowned on them, and they and their children must wither and die as an example of the wrath of Mar-ket. It is not the place of mere mortals to interfere with the will of Mar-ket. *Makes the sign of the holy dollar*

  • Zyxomma

    “Guice serves on both the Insurance Committee and that for Public Health and Human Services.” WHY in the name of Jebus?? Why? This is not the kind of crap I should have to read on my birthday.

    • OneDemin EOr

      Happy Birthday!
      Heer’s sum kittehs!

      • Zyxomma

        Thanks so much, everyone!

    • MrBlobfish

      Happy Birthday, Comrade.

    • Parchment Scroll

      Happy birthday! Ignore Guice-stain over there and just enjoy your day as best you can.

    • phoenix00

      Aww don’t let stuff like this ruin your birthday.

      And yes, have yourself a happy birthday and many more.

  • Objectifer

    He sure looks like a candidate for the diabeetus. Karma can be a bitch.

    • Bear OmNomNom

      Hopefully Karma skips right over boring old insulin resistance and metabolic inefficiency, and just goes right for his islet cells!

      • efoveks

        It’s too bad the best we can hope for at this point is type2.

        • Amanda Panda
          • efoveks

            This, I did not know. I learned something new today. No snark, just a sincere thank you. :)

        • Elizabeth

          Fastest growing Type 1 populations are the under-5 crowd (I have one of those) and the over-35 crowd (yep one of those too). Lots of adults are Dx’d with T1. It’s not just for children anymore!

          • efoveks

            My former mother-in-law was a type1. It showed up when she was in her 40’s. No family history, no hint that anything was amiss. She was diagnosed in the 1970’s, and at that time her doctors told her that her case was idiopathic and rare. That said, wow! (Also too, pardon my ignorance *blushes*)

          • Elizabeth

            It may have been then. It’s not now. And, quite likely a lot of people diagnosed with T2 were misdiagnosed because “adults don’t get T1” — that still happens pretty often, and it’s hard to blame the practitioners because T2 *is* so much more common in adults over 25, plus the onset of T1 in adults seems a lot slower. We’re pretty suspicious that my late father in law’s “uncontrolled T2” was actually unrecognized T1. My husband got a T2 diagnosis and a script for metformin, and a year later we were in the ER with blood sugars of 600+ — but now that he’s on insulin, he’s doing extremely well (it does help, of course, that our nearly 8 years of managing our son’s diabetes makes him better informed than the average newly Dx’d adult T1 patient). The metformin caused him to gain weight, too, and he’s lost a lot of that. So it’s all good.

          • efoveks

            *swears in amazement* 600+– OMG he’s lucky to be alive. That is just mind boggling..

          • Elizabeth

            It’s not the high blood sugar that kills T1s. It’s the electrolyte imbalances brought on by the dehydration brought on by the continual peeing to get rid of the sugar. (Well, and acidification of the blood known as DKA, but that’s a whole other matter.) We knew enough to get him to an ER quickly for an IV and insulin infusion, so his survival was never in question. But it was mighty uncomfortable, and electrolyte imbalance is never a good thing.

            This is why regular (>5x per day) blood glucose testing is a MUST for a T1. I would argue it is for a T2, too, but nobody’s asking me for my 2 cents.

          • efoveks

            5x? Wow. If you don’t mind my asking, is he doing this with the finger prick, or some other?

          • Elizabeth

            Yep, finger sticks for both of them. My son gets 5-7 per day, up to 10 if he’s ill. Husband gets ~5. But it’s not as bad as it sounds. You do enough finger sticks, you develop calluses on your fingers that make it less painful. My son has no problem with doing it, he’s been having them since he was a baby. My husband who is both a carpenter and a farmer, and therefore has hands like wooden blocks, squeals more about it than his 9-year-old son does :D

  • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

    Gawd help me if I ever have to live in that state.

    • eddi

      The state of Mississippi is Gawd-forsaken. And his dead-beat brother God is useless.

  • natoslug

    This is an excellent example of the plan Ryan is pushing to replace the ACA. Free markets, taking care of everyone.

  • eddi

    Nice to see the Reb legislators remain totally useless. A solid anchor point in a world where missilemen are now gunners.

  • Bear OmNomNom

    Claw, eat, then repeat / ‘Till your state is nice and neat! #bearpoetry

  • Hairstrike Alpha

    FFS Mississippi I know you’re run by assholes but this goes beyond the pale. Also, can I just mention? Stop voting for dickheads like Jeffrey “Tub of Cockslap” Guice…

  • Thaumaturgist

    If she had $2500 a month, wouldn’t sue exceed the income limits for Medicaid?

    • efoveks

      This of course, assumes no financial shenanigans, like having a tax-free, home based enterprise to supplement one’s income. She could set up a bogus nonprofit, assuming she has a little ambition; or deal drugs, which is much easier. Of course, being poor is already a moral failing and probably why her child is ill to begin with, so a lot of it will depend on what kind of welfare queen we’re talking about here–

      Thanks for playing!

      Jeffrey Guice’s mother

  • chazmanr

    Us in Illinois thank the people of Mississippi for electing an even more useless General Assembly. We don’t look as bad.

  • Jenny

    Wow. That’s not how you use your office you dick smear! You say, one second let me make some phone calls!

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Public Service: what does it mean?

    • James Christopher Owen

      Get a job in the public sector serving yourself, I think.

  • blondeiq

    it’s a good thing that comments aren’t allowed, because I’d wish a Really Bad Thing on this American Idle. Like he should die in committee. With votes.

    • MrCanoehead

      I think “die in committee” could be our new “with votes”.

  • Walter Wellstone

    He didn’t know she’s white. Give the guy a break. It’s an honest mistake, I’m sure.

  • jmhm

    From his phone, too.

    Am I allowed to wish that in the worst extremity of his life he has to depend on people exactly as human as he is? Bonus if that’s what they’re being paid for.

  • wry6read

    How do you pronounce “Guice?”

    “Guice?”

    “Guice?”

    “Guice?”

    Some other way?

    • MrBlobfish

      Sack ‘o crap

    • Objectifer

      “Shithead”

    • Walter Wellstone

      Turd

    • wry6read

      I think it rhymes with juice

      • Dutchman

        Juice or Roosh?

    • timpundit

      ˈasˌhōl

    • Dutchman

      Schifferbrains?

    • MississippiLefty

      There are some Guice’s in my town and they pronounce it to rhyme with “ice,” like what he has in place of his heart.

    • Jason Freeman

      Beetle Guice

      • melina1222

        Time for a movie quote for Guice! “Not so fast, round boy. We’re gonna have some laughs.”

        Wish I had the time to do some Photoshopping. Guice would make a great Otho.

    • HazooToo

      You idiot, why would you say it three times?! Now he’s free to leave mississippi and terrorize the world of the living!

    • JustDon’tSayDittos

      Throatwarbler Mangrove

    • Alan

      “Asshole”

    • Smokahontas

      Hoofwanking bunglecunt.

  • MrBlobfish
  • gingerland62

    I am shocked, shocked, I say that the lives of American children are only useful for the GOP for campaign ads about gender/bathroom laws.

    • Jason Freeman

      Don’t forget cannon fodder in unnecessary wars.

    • Ann McLaughlin

      Or “pre-born “

  • Ann McLaughlin

    Check out his FB page ( comments option disabled ) . Mostly about all problems would be solved by getting Jesus back into schools/government… The rest is advertising things he has for sale.

    • cat cafe

      Gee, I wonder why he disabled his comments! If his faith was so secure, surely he could have engaged in conversation about it without being threatened!

      • You seem to be influenced by the amusing idea that he is expected to serve, enlighten _or_ minister to all constituents. Hah.

        • Golgafrinchan_Ark_B

          Maybe he knew that Ms Nicole Nichols was coming, or someone else in need, just like her.

  • mrpuma2u

    Douchnozzles gonna douchenozzle…

  • lroom

    What. A. Dick.

  • Peggy’s Pizza House

    I took a one-day rage vacation from Wonkette and all news after that Steve King Harriet Tubman thing. After reading this I’m kicking myself for coming back so soon. Gahhhh these people, gahhhhhhhhh.

  • MississippiLefty

    Oh, crap. I just realized this guy is MY representative. He apparently lives in my town (although the address listed on the MS Leg. page as his home address is a strip mall).

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      if we mail you a big box of votes, can you go kick him in the nuts for us?

      • MississippiLefty

        With votes?

        • Smokahontas

          Steel toe votes.

          • Mickey Donovan

            Pointy steel toe votes?

        • ibwilliamsi

          Cockroach Kicker votes.

    • HazooToo

      Call, e-mail, AND visit his office. Bring him one of those Royal Dansk cookie tins. Fill it with sewing supplies. And a note that suggests he buy his own damn cookies with the money he earns.

      • thenearesthippie

        How about a cookie tin filled with dildos?

        • A cookie tin filled with SALTED RAT DICKS

        • HazooToo

          How many dildos can you fit in a cookie tin? Yes, that is a challenge.

    • mrpuma2u

      I feel your pain, this friggin’ ding dong is my state rep, but has a great opponent running against him
      http://wonkette.com/600582/jeremy-durham-trans-bathroom-sexual-harassment

    • Mickey Donovan

      Yeah, his home address sounds about right. A sleazy office in the back of a strip mall. Or strip club.

      • MississippiLefty

        Actually, I looked him up in the tax records. He has a real house elsewhere in the town. He is in “real estate,” which is what all of our politicians down here seem to do. Except the councilman who is a barber.

      • MrCanoehead

        He has a lovely home.

        • Bear OmNomNom

          More like Malville, amirite?

    • malsperanza

      Well, good. You can give him a right good talking-to. He might even listen to you, sort of. Especially if you go on and on about taxpayers’ money and American Idol.

      Please be sure to report back to us!

  • dshwa

    I hope his opponent in the next election runs a metric fuckton of ads using that email.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      won’t do any good- because Mississippi

      • nothingisamiss

        I know I shouldn’t get my hopes up…but maybe? Naw, you’re right.

        • jgal

          We are working on it!

      • Bear OmNomNom

        Sadly, there probably is a percentage of the electorate that thinks a metabolic disorder of autoimmune etiology is a manifestation of God’s will and should be left alone. I got my Type 1 at age 6 because God knew I was going to be A Ghey a few years down the line and wanted to punish me in advance, but he was all out of leukemia that day.

        • Zippy W Pinhead

          I thought leukemia was Gawd’s punishment for being a heathen atheist

  • Usedtobeyellerdawg

    Bet the rest of his foursome got a kick out of that!

    • Erik Lonnrot

      Those truck stop bathrooms must be really busy down there if he was able to get a foursome going.

      • Usedtobeyellerdawg

        ‘Foursome’, Hah! I meant foreskin. Damned autocorretc.

  • Rickyphoo

    FYI – Medicare can be a pain in the ass, also too. I’ve been trying for two years to convince them I was born on the 18th not the 8th, and it still has not been fixed. One lousy bit needs to be flipped! I did get a call from Medicare distributions who told me that Medicare Service did not send a copy of my birth certificate so they could not change my birth date until they do? I suggested that they should be able to call their own people to request the birth certificate but apparently they can’t do that.
    Some times I agree with the conservatives about big government. Not that it should go away but it should hire SMARTER people.

    • Jim Johnson

      Maybe less “religious” would be a good hiring guideline.

    • cat cafe

      I actually think the problem is the reverse–not enough funding means not enough qualified people working, not enough leadership, no ability to streamline or make more efficient. Also, not enough money to pay for the “smarter” people and make sure the jobs are being done properly.

      For example, I live near Universal Studios, who just opened their new “Harry Potter” ride, and wants to keep expanding their site, so, to make nice with the community, they added, among other things, an offramp and an onramp to the nearby Hollywood Freeway. These were built in the blink of an eye, are beautifully landscaped, wide and well marked, a double-lane onramp! (I know, the things that make you happy here in Los Angeles)–but what I thought is, “look what happens when you have the money to do it right.” Similarly, if you go to a high-falutin’ private doctor, chances are they make sure you’re treated right, help you with your paperwork, etc.

      So, although I totally agree about the nightmares of government bureaucracy, I think part of it is from lack of funding and lack of oversight.

      • tomamitai

        Are you sure they paid for those ramps themselves? Local government often covers stuff like that to attract big businesses to locate in their communities. The theory is that they pay for themselves with increased payroll taxes and such when they hire a bunch of people. I don’t know if anyone’s ever done a study to prove whether or not the revenue increases actually happen, but that’s how they always sell it to the local taxpayers, especially when they give all kinds of incentives to build stadiums and ballparks.

    • ibwilliamsi

      I love the insurance people who tell you that they can’t call someone in their own department because their phones don’t dial out. That one had me going for about 18 months.

      • Stulexington

        Bonus points if they called you to tell you that.

    • Poe’s Law

      It’s probably not the people. It’s probably the policies and procedures they have to work with. That and large institutions tend to be stupid and inflexible by their nature.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    He’s very sorry. He didn’t know she was white.

    EDIT: Didn’t scroll down, dammit.

  • melina1222

    At least he’s not from Texas…

    • JustDon’tSayDittos

      But ya gotta admit, he’d fit right in.

  • Alan

    Social media allows assholes to be assholes for all the world to see.

    • Bear OmNomNom

      It’s the DEW Line… Digital Early Warning.

  • jgal

    My state again.

    • MississippiLefty

      You too? And to think, I moved from Alabama for this…

      • Pickwicknext

        Did you think you were moving up or laterally?

        • MississippiLefty

          Seemed like a lateral. Although we’re closer to the water now…

          • malsperanza

            Better BBQ, better music.

          • Pugsandcoffee

            I feel you after 21 years in Louisiana. I moved north (way north).

      • jgal

        Happen to be in the Jackson area? We have a support group for liberals and get together.

        • MississippiLefty

          On the coast!

          • jgal

            On Facebook? Send me a message jgal1977@gmail.com and I can connect you with some like-minded in your area. They also get together.

  • Iron Monkey

    Nichols family–

    Hang in there, we love you.

    From Dog and Cat (not sent from Cat’s iPhone)

  • Ghenghis McCann

    So once again can some Republican tell me how I suffer here under the Iron Heel of the National Health Service? (Correct spelling and grammar would be appreciated. Also, no ALL CAPS.)

  • bookish

    Jeff, lemme share something that l learned the hard way. Cue the music…one day you’re up, one day you’re down. Tomorrow it could be you. You’re just not that special, and you won’t always be on the top of the heap. Better watch your mouth.

  • JayGoldenBeach

    He must stand by it since he has not yet claimed to have taken out of context, misquoted or otherwise victimised by the Liberal Media.

  • anna rampage

    There’s some people who are so obscene that you’d like to punch them in the face. Then there those people who are more revolting that you might want to kick them in the nuts. And then there’s this guy, who you might like to do both two, and then drop them off a high bridge while they’re wearing some concrete boots….

    • phoenix00

      With
      Votes

  • ibwilliamsi

    Just for grins and giggles, which party will Mrs. Nichols be supporting this year? I hope she lends this little bit of correspondence to the Democratic party for a few commercials.

    • phoenix00

      My money’s on the one that doesn’t consistently try to repeal the ACA.

  • LadyLaz

    What a asswipe.

    • Pickwicknext

      Toilet paper and leaf libelz!!

  • Be Gin

    Did someone forget to fill his slop bucket in the pigpen again? He gets peevish when that happens.

    • thenearesthippie

      He IS the slop bucket in the pigpen.

  • redarmyzombie

    Rules for commenting radicals, Red…remember the rules for commenting radicals…

  • Greg Mulka

    He has the twitters! You can say things to him. Like the fact he’s a shit swizzle. Take inspiration from Scotland’s opinion of Drumpf.

    • Quercus

      A real jizztrumpet.

  • ginos_way

    Today in “Mississippi, Goddamn.”

  • Poe’s Law

    Poor lifestyle choices.

    They wouldn’t have to work so many jobs if they made better lifestyle choices and the kid wouldn’t have gotten sick in the first place — too many sugary drinks probably.

    • Jeff Yoder

      It’s type 1 diabetes, you trolling mouthbreather.

      • malsperanza

        Sarcasm, dude. Note the username.

        • Poe’s Law

          Actually he’s right about the mouth breathing part. I have a truly nasty cold.

          • Elizabeth

            You can cure that, you know. With cinnamon.

    • kaydenpat

      Took me awhile to figure out that you were being snarky.

      • Poe’s Law

        My error then. I wasn’t obvious enough.

        • Parchment Scroll

          Please. Your namesake is the assertion that it’s impossible to do so.

          • Poe’s Law

            Agreed.

            But tbe responses I have received had led me to think that the satirist should try to make things as easy as possible for the reader.

            I considered this comment to be so outrageous that hardly anyone could mistake it. But that rhythms out to be untrue.

            What is the point of satire if it fails to create the thought, “this is satire” in the reader?

          • Parchment Scroll

            To make people stop and go “Wait, no, this is awful.”

    • Elizabeth

      Be careful using this type of sarcasm. Too many of us parents of T1D kids have had people say that for REAL. I had someone say it and didn’t believe me when I pointed out that my toddler’s dietary choices consisted of Gerber strained vegetables and breastmilk at the time of his diagnosis.

      • Poe’s Law

        I am sorry my arrow went astray.

        I am relatively new at clowning and will take your advise seriously in the future.

        • Elizabeth

          I am laughing now, so SUCCESS IS YOURS!

        • Bear OmNomNom

          Good to hear. We Type I Beetoids can now abandon our plan to build you into a wall, a la The Cask of Amontil-Lantus. Wait, wrong Poe… :-D

      • berkeleyfarm

        So sorry.

        • Elizabeth

          eh, for what? My son is doing well, and dealing with a-holes appears to be part of not only my gig as his parent, but everyone’s gig everywhere these days.

      • Poe’s Law

        Can I take a second swipe at this?

        It blows my mind that they don’t get the difference between type i and ii.

        That’s why I thought my satire was sound.

        Live and learn.

        • Elizabeth

          I REALLY WISH IT WERE. The difference between T1 and T2 is pretty significant. And yet… way too many people get their medical information from 300-word articles in dumbed-down supermarket rags and Dr. Oz. And then think they can tell me how to manage my child’s health.

          You’ve no idea how many times I’ve had to patiently explain that I carry candy and juice around with me everywhere because for a T1, sugar is a rescue medication, not an Evil Destroyer of Diabetics’ Health.

          Here’s an LOL for you, though. My go-to quick-carb sources are Smarties… and Dum-Dums.

          • Bear OmNomNom

            Together, they cancel out the risk of cognitive changes due to acute hypoglycemia!

          • Elizabeth

            hahahahaha

        • Miss Dill

          As I replied to Elizabeth, I got your joke but can see why she worries others won’t. Liked your second swipe!

      • Miss Dill

        The ignorance of some people never fails to astound me. What kind of bubble do some people live in that they don’t either know or know of someone with T1D? My cousin’s son has it and it sounds like a nightmare.
        I say to myself often when I hear dumb comments that if you can’t be really smart/informed (and not everyone can be informed about everything…I get it), at least be kind. That way you don’t further harm and ignorance in the world.

        • Elizabeth

          Funny thing is, it’s still classified as a “rare” disease. Why, it’s so rare that I can live in a rural town in a rural state, and there are 5 kids in my son’s school that have it. Not to mention one of the instructors in my other son’s martial arts dojo. And then there’s a parent of one of the kids in my older son’s class, and…

  • malsperanza

    Ugh that fat tool. What part of “constituent services” does he not understand? Along with, apparently, all 180 elected officials in the Mississippi assembly.

    As an antidote, here is a photo of a rescued baby sparrow sitting on the back of a rescued elderly chihuahua. (Wolfgang 2422 is a very sweet Instagram. Guy rescues erryone.)

    • Pugsandcoffee

      I would like to wrap my arms around Engelbert and never let go.

      • MrCanoehead

        I would like to wrap my arms around Guice and never let go.
        And by arms I mean hands.
        And by Guice I mean his throat.

        With votes.

    • Lori

      I’d be willing to bet the annual cost of that kid’s medical supplies that Rep Soulless understands constituent services very well when the constituent in question is a deep pocket donor to his reelection campaign who’s looking for a little “regulatory relief.”

    • Poe’s Law

      Fat libelz

      • malsperanza

        You’re right. Usually I take care not to use fat as a slur. (Plenty of other things to slam Crisp Crispy for, alsotoo.)

  • glennisw

    What a fucking asshole.

    • WomanInAMood

      Well, that sums up my response exactly.

    • Bear OmNomNom

      Buttsechs libelz!

  • kaydenpat

    Another Rethug Douche. There is a surplus this year.

    • Quercus

      Seems there’s been a surplus for quite a few years now. We started getting bumper crops in 2008 for some reason.

      • Kittyspurr imperfectly purfect

        Racist bible thumping got them all riled up to block that uppity President? Just a guess from a Canadian observer….

        Do I get a gold star?

        • Quercus

          Yup! Have two!

    • Teto85

      Now is the time to start trimming that crop to a manageable level in city councils, county boards of stupidvisors, state houses and even school boards, and the House of Reps and Senators. Get out and vote the basturds out. Rouse the rabble and get your friends and neighbors out to vote or vote by mail.

  • Dr. Krieger IRL

    Hooray for shithead rethuglican jerks.

  • Elizabeth

    The average cost of diabetes supplies is about $17,000.00 per year. I don’t know about anyone else, but that’s more than I pay for housing and food combined. Which I took the time to point out to Rep Guice on his Facebook page.

  • Ryan Denniston

    “Goodness golly, what kind of person would say a thing like that? Not Rep. Jeffrey Guice, no ma’am, not never!”

    A God botherer, duh! What a shitty piece of work that God dude must be.

    • Poe’s Law

      I have heard it said, “if God lived in the village, people would break his windows.”

  • berkeleyfarm

    I saw that, just the headline, and thought “I bet he’s one of those loud-in-public Christianists as well”.

    “Suffer the little children” does not mean “let the children suffer”, you Pharisee! Woe be unto you!

    And if that’s how you respond to someone looking for official help FOR THEIR SICK CHILD, well, buddy, you ain’t earning your public keep as far as I’m concerned.

    (I remember a phrase one of my church friends says: “Jesus wept. And Mary threw some dishes.”)

    • harryeagar

      Deacon, First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs

      • Teto85

        AND a Real Estate Agent.

        • harryeagar

          You will be unsurprised to learn that the topic of last month’s Children’s Sermon at First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs was “Crumbs.”

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Don’t you worry, Ms. Nichols. Your tax dollars are paying his salary, and you can be assured that someone is getting your money’s worth out of him.

  • I AM R U

    Jeeeezus this guy is an arsehole. $2500/month isn’t something that can be easily paid. It’s also crazy high. In Australia, the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) offers consumable medical products at a subsidised rate for those with an Australian Medicare card and a formal diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes by their medical specialist. For people with Type 1 diabetes, insulin syringes are free, and insulin pump consumables (IPCs) and blood testing strips are subsidised equating to a cost of about $26/month. The cost of consumables for people with Type 2 diabetes is not covered by the NDSS and costs approximately $270/month. It’s more if there are crazy specific needs and specialist medication that is required, but…bloody hell. And Americans tell me it’s EVIL to have even a semi-socialised form of healthcare :/

    • Arnnmann

      Um, is that socialist hell-hole of yours taking immigrants from Jesus-land, er, America? I have some really useful skills . . .

      • I AM R U

        Sorry, we’re in the process of closing our border… And I wish I was joking… Unless you’re white, in which case you’ll probably get in.

    • I love living in Australia! My family would have been bankrupt about four times in the US system. I’m walking around with replaced hips and knee joints and wrist fusion ( all before 30) – all on the public health system. I’ve never had to wait more than six weeks for treatment and all my meds are $6.20 each.

      • I AM R U

        Yeah – having been to hospital myself, I only had to pay for the medication afterward. It’s a good system.

      • Sakonyachen

        That’s all quite nice, but how many of your doctors have 2 or more yachts? Because that’s what is important in life. That and making sure teachers don’t get raises.

    • Sisi Ville

      The issue with diabetes supplies here is that the manufactures managed to renew their patents over and over again for small insignificant changes there by eliminating any possibility of competition and keeping the price is high while people suffer. I feel like if we had Single payer healthcare this shit wouldn’t happen

      • Bear OmNomNom

        Appointments to the PTO and the D.C. Circuit (the court which handles all patent appeals) are also a major area of importance. We need people who are actually keen on enforcing the patent statutes’ utility requirement (i.e., that the improvement actually be useful in order to receive protection). Tweaking another amino acid on my NovoLog shouldn’t warrant any special treatment unless it drops my blood sugar more effectively as a result. (Or reduces the risk of developing certain… er… dysfunctions, also too).

      • I AM R U

        That’s awful :/

      • Cheryl

        forgive me, but how will single payer fix patent law abuses?

  • ChristiMac

    From the same state who brought you this guy:

    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2016/03/18/lawmaker-constituent-could-care-less/81962014/

    So one tells a lady he could care less about her problems. (I think he meant he couldn’t care less, but who’s judging?) Then this nice fella comes up with – Hey, spend your own money you lazy welfare queen.

    One of these days I am going to leave this state. I really am.

    • Cheryl

      go to vermont

  • arrrghle

    He seems nice.

    • Sakonyachen

      So does this iron mallet I own. We should introduce them.

      • OctopiRage

        Never introduce a cold mallet, make sure it’s nice and toasty when they meet.

      • Natalie Frenshen

        Now, now……violence is not the answer…..except for this time maybe.

        • Teto85

          Just rip Guice’s pancreas out and see how he likes the “beetus.”

          • Bear OmNomNom

            Or banish him to a desert islet!!

  • fka_donnie_d

    The absolute best (and by best, I mean worst) part of that wonderful response, on multiple levels, is “sent from my iphone”.

  • Stein Olsen

    Seems he helped her even if he clearly didn’t intend to. A short time after her story went wild on social media, someone from Mississippi Medicaid called the family. So up yours Jeffrey Guice you human feces http://www.sunherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article86517097.html

    https://s32.postimg.org/sf9l07x0z/Diabetes_Mom.jpg

  • Stein Olsen

    Seems he unintentionally helped Nicole and her child. A short time after her story went wild on social media, someone from Mississippi Medicaid called the family. So up yours Jeffrey Guice you human feces.

    http://www.sunherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article86517097.html

    • Sheesko

      I wish I could like this news forever.

  • H0mer0

    Didn’t anyone tell him that no matter how “clever” and glib your “solutions” are, you NEVER tell the subject of your biting wit since it will likely be [mis]understood? You are supposed to act respectful and save your snark for an anonymous noncomment section.
    Besides “child with insulin dependent diabetes” usually is overwhelming enough to turn the snark off. Also too, that’s no way to treat Lt Uhura after all she did to promote interstellar peace!

  • UncleNine

    You slimy, fat-assed son-of-a-bitch. How does the GOP in the South keep getting people to vote totally against their own interests? I hope this guy has a massive coronary caused by cancer of the face, tongue, throat and lungs. There is a very special, very hot place reserved in Hell for this guy. I hope he gets there soon.

    • OctopiRage

      How you ask? Jebus and guns, Jebus and guns.

    • Miss Dill

      You’re so right…it’s the voting against their own interests that makes me go crazy. Some of them shit-nothing poor, but they identify with the 1% somehow. And the 1% knows that if you just let these poor folks have guns and reactionary religion-based laws, everyone’s happy. Except me.

      • Aleria Snow

        They rile them up about the gays, Muslims, and gun grabbers. I’m surrounded by poorly educated people who are afraid of their own shadows.

  • ibwilliamsi

    My gut tells me that the Good Sir from Mississippi doesn’t even work, this was a soon to be ex unpaid intern’s response.

    • Blake Lee

      No way, it came directly from his black heart.

      • ibwilliamsi

        You’re probably right. Or maybe the “unpaid intern” is actually his $100,000 a year wife on salary…

  • Odd Jørgensen

    Proposing bills to congratulate some hick idol contestant? This is what they do all day when they`re not busy fucking over the people?

    • Teto85

      Well, we are talking Mississippi here.

  • Elizabeth

    The worst part of this? The Rep doesn’t even realize what’s coming his way because of this issue. Let’s review:

    • State signs agreement with medical supply company. It is paid for its services via Medicaid funds, which come not from state tax dollars, but federal tax dollars apportioned to the state.
    • Supply company outsources supplies to a NON-QUALIFIED subcontractor… which is probably against federal law, I’m guessing, since one has to presume that you don’t set these things up without saying, oh, btw, you can’t outsource to nonqualified subs to save money.
    • Individuals covered by Medicaid therefore do not receive their supplies.
    • Supply company therefore is not doing what the state is paying it to do — with federal dollars. Which means it is accepting federal money for services not rendered. Which … is fraud.
    • Informed of this issue, the Rep is an a-hole to the informant. And it becomes publicly known that he has done nothing to check into a blatant waste of federal tax dollars in his state.

    I’m thinking he’s going to be hearing from unhappy federal officers at some point in the near future.

    • Natalie Frenshen

      Karma will not be denied. She’s a bitch if you are.

      See…to me? That’s a happy ending.
      Thanks for taking the time to share that info.

      • Elizabeth

        I really hope this guy gets what’s coming to him. Because most of us who have to go this route would much, much rather be able to simply order direct from the original manufacturer rather than deal with third-party medical supply companies, as required by Medicaid. What their reasoning is, I really don’t know, because as far as I can tell, the third-party supply companies pay exactly the same amount that companies like, for instance, Medtronic charge out-of-pocket purchasers. I suppose it must be more about keeping track of shipments than anything else — Medtronic likely doesn’t allow release of personal medical product data to government entities, whereas the third-party suppliers are required to provide it. They’re (meaning state government HHS departments) all worried that we’ll take these supplies and sell them to support our rabid Cheetos fixation, I guess… since they seem to not know that we need the supplies ourselves so our kids won’t DIE from the ‘beetus.

        • Jennaratrix

          Yep. I have a friend who’s child qualifies for Medicaid and she DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE IT because of a) the stigma attached (as so deftly illustrated by this story), and b) the difficulty in navigating the system. She was told she had to in order to be covered under ACA, and it’s been a nightmare for her ever since.

          • Elizabeth

            My kids are covered via S-CHIP, which is administered by my state’s Medicaid office, so I can sympathize… I don’t exactly enjoy having that as my coverage option, either. It isn’t what you’d call user-friendly. I literally cheered when I realized the ACA made it possible for me to afford coverage for myself and my husband.

    • Teto85

      Hot damn!!1 That’s not just a can of whoop ass, but federal sized whoop ass.

      • Elizabeth

        Lawd, I sure hope so.

        • Sheesko

          Who you gonna call?

    • pwlsax

      Mississippi voters by and large approve of all the above shenanigans. Telling the feds to f&@k off is as important as telling sick poor families to do the same. The state is there to protect the interest of the businesses involved, period. I imagine Cheeto-Boy’s federal appointees understand this, and will not harass anyone responsible.

  • The Librarian

    de·tri·tus
    dəˈtrīdəs/
    noun
    waste or debris of any kind.
    synonyms: debris, waste, refuse, rubbish, litter, scrap, flotsam and jetsam, rubble; Guice’s picture.

  • Teto85

    This turd was first elected to this office in 2008. He’d be termed out in my state but he is probably running again. I can’t find his opponent to make a donation to, or is he in a deep red district that basically had the primary as its election?

  • Arthur Gane

    And this is the style of health system certain conservatives want to introduce in my country, Australia.

    • Frank Underboob

      On the bright side, Turnbull is unlikely to be able to form a majority government, & the LNP was pwned in the Senate.

  • TeeRaak

    Republicare: AKA “The KKK (Kooks Kriminals And Killers) Plan”…

    ✓All illnesses will be treated, after giving your health care provider 30 days notice.

    ✓During that 30 day “cooling off” period, you will hopefully die.
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/PE84d6p5ry3zW/200w_d.gif

  • Sisi Ville

    Since this D bag doesn’t have his own Twitter and seems to shut down a Facebook page I strongly recommend tweeting his employer Century 21 to get him fired. Then he can know what it’s like to navigate Medicaid

    • Bear OmNomNom

      WTH? That guy doesn’t even know it IS the 21st Century.

  • Bear OmNomNom

    The researchers who isolated insulin were Canadian. That makes insulin soshulist. Simple as that.

  • Sal Bano

    I almost did a spit take because I misread his name as Guiche. From Urban Dictionary: “The guiche is the bit betwixt your asshole and your nut sack”.

    • rachelmap

      I thought Guiche meant a piercing of that area.

  • peekay

    As expected, many of the commentators on the Fox site agree with Guice. Sigh.

  • Just Sayin’

    I knew this jerk was a republican before I checked. Why would anyone want to vote for such an insensitive, selfish, self centered, uncaring creepy little man. Fire him by ignoring his name on the ballot.

  • 17monkeyboy

    It is almost unbelievable that a politician would put such a horrible statement in writing. Even if he felt that way. This guy is a jerk especially since the person needing the medicine to stay alive is a baby. Not that age is important but it reflects our broken healthcare system. Medical costs are the number one reason that Americans are in debt. Karma my friend or he will have to explain to his maker why he did not care for the sick.

  • Dee Andee

    That’s the secret they don’t tell you about Medicaid–yes, it’s insurance, but good luck finding anyone who accepts it if you’re unfortunate enough to live in a red state–especially dentists.

  • danteardenz

    This Republican redneck should ” go earn the money for his medicine ” and get off the state salary .
    I’m sure he earns nothing selling real estate .
    Medicare is for people like that child and she should have it .
    Her mother should contact Senator Thad Cochran …a Republican ,but old timer ,and the beat the Tea Party trash last time out .

  • CATMAN

    I believe that a candidate for elective office as a Republican in Mississippi must consent to having their conscience surgically removed before being sworn in. However, in the case of Mr. Guice, it may have not been necessary as it is likely he was born without one.

  • SeanT1001

    I’m sorry… is his last name pronounced “juice”? If so, that is the wrong way to spell it. That may be our first problem- proper spelling. This is Mississippi, though…
    And what is the point of having Medicare, or any health insurance, if it won’t cover medical necessities, like insulin?
    My response to his query: Have you ever thought about doing your goddamn job like we elected you to do, you evil, illiterate jackass? Were you raised by weasels? Explains the spelling of your last name…
    By this time he would have hung up, and my next call is (as I’m sure it was) to the media to make sure this lumbering bag of what-the-fuck-is-wrong-with-you(?!) doesn’t get re-elected.
    Many hyphens gave their lives for that commentary….

    • chiefkurtz

      I think it rhymes with ‘dice’.

      • lurch394

        Me, too, but I come from the relatively cultured state of New Mexico, and that’s how my classmates with that name pronounced it. I only left Mississippi as a wee lad.

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