Monday, November 30, 2015

My Own Private Island Hell in the For Profit Health Care Death System

My roommate, Mr. Henry, turned uo working exra hard this morning,  Usually, staff comes in around 5 am am and that in itself can become very comical.   This morning, however, my eyes opened at 6:37 am to behold my roomie lying in bed, fuly dressed and relaxing.

Then, our aide,delightful lady aide with a slight southern US accent and exclaimed,, "Mr. Henry, why you wearing your rommate's clothes?  Turns out, he'd woken early and taken my clothes from my wheelchair and put them on and even had my shoes in his bead as if ready to wear them.  This would have proved quite comical as my stupid gunboat sized shoes,Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, would have flopped like clown shoes on his feet.  That and fact you could fit 2 of him my estra large size jeans shorts.

Oh, I just love retirement in Island Hell.  Part of their logo reads "At the Heart of Caring.."  Bullshit, they live in the for profit American health care killing system where they wipe already raw backside with rough towels and wash clothes.  One time of a particularly painful problem, I had to go all the way up the food chain to the damn Director of Nursing to get soothing medicateid wipes for my aching ass.

A Healthy Bottom Line:Profits or Peopl 
By Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez
In Alameda County, a private hospital turned away a woman in labor because the hospital's computer showed that she didn't have insurance. Hours later, her baby was born dead in a county hospital.
In San Bernardino, a hospital surgeon sent a patient who had been stabbed in the heart to a county medical center after examining him and declaring his condition stable. The patient arrived at the county medical center moribund, suffered a cardiac arrest, and died.
These two hospitals shifted these patients to county facilities not for medical reasons, but for economic ones -- the receiving hospitals feared they wouldn't be paid for treating the patient. These patients simply weren't "good business."

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Thanksgiving Tradition: 'Alice's Restaurant"

With Lyrics:

Original Version:

Donald Trump Creates His Own Reality, Leaves Truth and Reason Behind

The appeal of Herr Donald Trump as a political candidate has always escaped me.  Born with a racist speech defaming Mexicans, nurtured in demagoguery, now the candidate has turned to outright lies and calumny, so arrogant his lying knows no limits, now even mocking a disabled reporter, and also wants to spite our Constitution by registering Muslim citizens of our United States.

[“When your defense is you didn’t tweet it, you retweeted it, you’re beyond doubling down, now you’re quadrupling down,” Meyers said. “But if you’re waiting for Trump to apologize for anything he’s said, don’t hold your breath.” Despite his world-class memory, Trump has claimed he can’t remember that last time he apologized for something he said. ]

[In his Thursday statement, Trump said he had not been aware of the journalist’s disability and “merely mimicked what I thought would be a flustered reporter trying to get out of a statement he made long ago”.

Kovaleski told the Washington Post: “The sad part about it is, it didn’t in the slightest bit jar or surprise me that Donald Trump would do something this low-rent, given his track record.”

A spokesperson for the New York Times told Politico: “We think it’s outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters.”]

Mr. Trump, register me because I am a Muslim sympathizer.  Also, come mock my disability to my face, and I will punch you right in the balls, you prick

Monday, November 23, 2015

How to tell a Muslim from a terrorist.

Someone please tell Herr Trump.

Russell Brand Speals on Terrorism

Gators or Dead Fish?

Going into the 2 most important games of the Florida Gators season, it inspires no confidence when the head coach compares them to dead fish,  Jeezum crow, Jim, you got hired to inspire not despair.]

[Against FAU, McElwain sensed a self-defeating attitude from some players.

"When you guys go to like a sea food market or if you go to the grocery store, you see all those dead fish on ice?" he said. "That's the energy they're playing with right now. Stop by Winn-Dixie, go to the dead fish aisle and look at the fish's eyes.

"That's what bothers me."]  Emphasis added because it bothers the hell out of me too.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Joe Madden: The Mad Scientist of Baseball

When talking baseball, many rely on statistics--which get more arcane and obscure every season--and only 50% of baseball depends on talent.  The other 75% happens between the ears: a player on a hitting streak sees the baseball like a beach ball coming towards the plate and wallops it while a player in a slump tries too hard, gripping the bat tighter, swinging at pitches outside of the strike zone, pressing too hard and failing rather than finding hits.

This makes many players among the most susperstitious people on the planet.  This also explains the antics or mind games Joe Madden,just named baseball manager of the year, has employed throughout his career: bringing pythons into the club house, bagging on batting practice, and perhaps in the greatest stunt of all time having his team wear pajamas on a flight back to Chicago from Los Angeles,

You just have to admire the sheer lunacy of that idea!

[LOS ANGELES -- Kris Bryant found a Ninja Turtle onesie. Addison Russell has a bright green one. Starlin Castro was wearing a Mario Bros. pajama top and pants that match his son's. Dexter Fowler had a matching navy print top and bottom. A few players found camouflage-colored fleece onesies.

It's all part of Cubs manager Joe Maddon's "onesies" trip home. Players were encouraged to wear onesies or pajamas on the overnight flight from Los Angeles to Chicago Sunday night, and Maddon guessed he had 100 percent participation....]

Monday, November 16, 2015

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Liberté, égalité, fraternité:  To that today we must add solidaity, or la solidarité
 in French, for today we all have become French, those of us fom the rational world who abhor terroris and unnecessary violence.

Those of us who have learned from history know that "violence begets violence," as Dr. Martin Luther King said in paraphrasing the Bible.  Thus, we can trace a direct chain of violence: from the United States supportsing Ossama Bin Laden with arms and weapons to fight Russian occupation of Afghanistan, Bin Laden turning against Western influence and bringing the World Trade Center Towers down, then a US invasion of Iraq that led to destabilization of most of the middle east, with Syria in a shambles, Libya a lawless land, and now more insurgents proclaiming a Caliphate ruled by their interpretation of Islam, which tends towards more medieval values.

You may take me for a pacifist yet I am not.

Nevertheless, support for war must rationally consider objectives and whether military might alone can achieve them.  Even if western forces, whether with or without American "boots on the ground" these ideological savages can still crawl back in the woodwork like hte roaches they proved themselves as.

It seems clear, however, Western troops should develop a coalition of troops to fight ISIS, certainly from mostly Arab states.  Just get the Kurds fighting with Sunni tribesmen in Iraq who  participated in our fight against Al Qaeda in Iraq, and to get Shia Iraqi militias involved also--yes, those troops who threw down their weapons and ran from Isis forces.

The Shia must understand ISIS considers them apostates marked for extermination.  That ought to make them willing to fight to protect their families.

The US working with the United Nations must build solidarity among those who oppose this abomination, the perversion of peaceful Islam.

Let's murder those murderous bastards!

[French President Francois Hollande called on the United States and Russia to join a global coalition to destroy Islamic State in the wake of the attacks across Paris, and announced a wave of measures to combat terror in France.

"France is at war," Hollande told a joint session of parliament at the Palace of Versailles, promising to increase funds for national security and strengthen anti-terror laws in response to the suicide bombings and shootings that killed 129.

"We're not engaged in a war of civilisations, because these assassins do not represent any. We are in a war against jihadist terrorism which is threatening the whole world," he told a packed, sombre chamber.]
Read more at Reuters

Paris Attacks: "Premium Cable Profanity" by John Oliver

Dare I rank John Oliver among the best satirists on Earth today?

Even if you live HBO deprived, you can check out some of rants on Youtube where he attacks senseless policies.

Even tough we must mourn some more about the recent terror attacks in Paris, still John Oliver gave voice to the rage most human beings feel.

Peyton Manning Memes

First , the very word memes makes my blood curdle.  Why do idiots have to invent a new word when the fine English word of 'Themes" works as well if not better.

Second, one ought not kick a person after they have fallen down, but let's make a Manning exception to the rule:

Transvestite Robs Daytona Beach Bank

Sometimes--even in times of great tragedy and sorrow--we can findmoments of humour to chuckle at, such as the headline of this post.   C'mon you gotta admit this looks funny as heck.

[DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A man dressed as a woman robbed a Daytona Beach bank Saturday morning, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

The wigged man, dressed in hospital scrubs and carrying a McDonald’s bag, walked into the PNC Bank at Beville and South Nova roads at 11:30 a.m., said Jimmie Flynt, a Daytona Beach police spokesman.

“The suspect passed a note to the teller stating, 'You are being robbed,’” Flynt said.....]

Besides, you can kind of forgive this "dude" because folks don;t usually hire ugly trannies.  How else can a girl make a living.  Sure btuce or Caitlyn Jenner made its money before going public.  Also sorry, but it makes a really ugly woan,  Need to shave off more of that chin, plus news reports imply castration has not yet occured.

Ouch, just typing that makes me squirm.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"In the eleventh hour of the eleventh day..."

....of the eleventh month," cannons and rifles and all guns stopped firing on the Western Front as fighting of World War I ended, which became known as Armistice Day.

Even as we Americans on Veterans Day honour our veterans of all our wars,
let us not forget all those who fought in all the wars of history, not just names of kings and generals, but foot soldiers who marched and fought and those that died, for some fought for right, and some for might, and many just to survive to see their lass's eyes light, for foot soldiers sore, maybe not for Richard III who fought for pride and died, and definitely not for Nazi death camp guards with terrible secrets to hide, but for all who fought and will fight forever more in the good fights and morally ambivalent wars, for the widows and orphans and those who suffer the loss, for those on each Remembrance Day let us pray.

[ the November 11th armistice has been considered the conclusion of “the war to end all wars.”  Little did they know…

The following November…1919…President Woodrow Wilson dedicated the 11th day of the month as “Armistice Day,” stating “to us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

According to the Veterans Affairs web site, an act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved on May 13, 1938 making “the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.”] 

Edwin N. Hagstgrom, my friend, Viet Nam or Second Indochinese War veteran, wounded at Khe Sanh:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Untested Rape kits in Central FL: How would you feel it were your mother, sister, daughter?

What excuse do our Republican Overlords profess for more tax breaks for the rich?  When will we say No More!
Governor Voldemort

Ex Pres. George H. W. Bush Tells Truth: JEB! and Jr still confused by basic facts

Finally, a Republican summons the courage and cojones to tell the truth about the second Iraq War; ex 41st President George H. W. Bush said Rogue President Cheney and War Secretary Donald Rumsfeld became arrogant and bull headed in trying to solve diplomatic issues through war which weakened these United States and damaged the administration of G. W. Bush, 43rd prez appointed by the Supreme Court:
Former US president George HW Bush has hit out at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, two of the most senior figures in his son’s administration, labelling them too “hardline” and “arrogant” in their handling of the 11 September attacks. 
A new biography of the 41st president – Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush – reveals that Bush Sr held Cheney and Rumsfeld responsible for the hawkish stance that “hurt” his son’s administration, Fox News reported on Wednesday.... 
After 9/11, Bush Sr told his biographer: “I don’t know, he just became very hardline and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with. 
“The reaction [to 9/11], what to do about the Middle East. Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East,” Bush told Meacham in the book, which is due to be published next week.
Listen to a proud, traditional Republican raised in an era where truth mattered in politics.  His sons cannot muster the intestinal fortitude to admit Pres. Bush 43 made a military mistake marauding against a country--Iraq--which had nothing to do the attacks of 11 September 2001.