Monday, June 26, 2006

**I've been saving this draft for a few weeks, trying to tweak it for whatever reason. I think I'm hesitant to expose my league of followers to this evil being. These signs make me sick and mad. Judy Shepherd must feel horrible when she sees this idiot use Matthew's picture. I do.
So this draft is a bit old, but nonetheless timely. It's always the right time to speak up against bigotry and hate.**

Notice how quickly Bush jumps on this atrocity when it involves boosting his sagging poll numbers. Everyone thinks that this bill is long overdue when they hear that a crazy pastor and his equally crazy church in Kansas is protesting at funerals of war dead.

Even crazier is the fact that this bunch of loons has somehow managed to correlate these war dead with God's disdain for the homosexual lifestyle and America's tolerance for gays.
I agree completely that this is pathetic, disgusting, despicable, and really reaching to make a point. What I don't agree with is that it took officials this long to put a stop to protesting at funerals. This isn't Westboro Baptist Church's first attempt to garner the spotlight with outlandish behavior. Ever see the signs in this post? Wonder where they originated?
This group of "Christians" protested at Matthew Shepherd's funeral and then went on to stage protests at many AIDS victims funerals. Absolutely disgusting and the complete opposite of Christ, but that doesn't warrant any special legislation.

Seeing as we just had Memorial Day, Bush probably figured it was a good time to score some points with those parents who are trying to bury their children. That, and the fact that he already had an ax to grind with this guy. tsk tsk...Leave the Holy First Lady out of this...

keep these names in mind

Mid-term elections are virtually just around the corner. The following list of senators, along with John Kerry and Russ Feingold, had the guts and selflessness to vote correctly for a plan of troop withdrawal:

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), co-sponsor
Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Sen. James Jeffords (I-VT)
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), co-sponsor
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Yes, there are only 13 votes for this plan. Yes, we have more Senators available to vote. One of two things happened to explain why all Democrats aren't on this list. Either #1 they didn't care enough to show up and vote, or #2 it wasn't in their best political interest to show up and vote along party lines. Either way, I'm ashamed.
Losing votes is more important than you losing your life.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

It feels like I haven't posted in a long time. Busy busy.
We went to Charlotte two weekends ago for my nephew's 8th Grade graduation party. Had a really fun time actually. Very tired and worn out from the whirlwind travel and all of the hype that goes with visiting family. All good though.

As is the case since last October, I am still preoccupied with my incessant itching. I can't seem to find an answer or remedy. I had to resort to Allegra finally to give me some relief in the last two weeks, although it really doesn't help a tremendous amount. It has been quite a journey with very little revelation as to why I am plagued with this continual need to scratch. It has been a great lesson in patience and willpower. Not to mention eye opening in regards to the evils of Prednisone.

My latest attempt at solution is acupuncture. I went Tuesday for my first visit. Interesting. More interesting was the fact that I had no itching while the needles were in. In fact, I had very little itching for the rest of the day. The next morning I started up again, so I think that is some progress. After the exam and needles, she put pressure point seeds on my ears for me to press a few times a day and used a method called cupping to remove the bad energy from me that was loosened by the needles. Again interesting. I look like I have been attacked by an octopus!
By now I have been through a lot. So far, everything I have don to myself is either able to be hidden by clothing, or thrown down the biohazard chute! Aside from the little seeds on my ears currently, you'd think everything was fine with me. Who knows what is in store for me at today's appointment.
To be continued...

Thursday, June 08, 2006

can't take a hint

"Our nation's founders set a high bar for amending our Constitution, and history has shown us that it can take several tries before an amendment builds the two-thirds support it needs in both houses of Congress." ---Bush, that asshole in the White House

So, I guess we haven't heard the last of the Federal Marriage Amendment. Geez! If we can gain some momentum, and seats, this November maybe it will die, for a little while.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not silly enough to think that this will ever be over until these divisive bigots have us figuratively parading down the street with our identifying symbols sewn on our chests, marching to our areas of confinement.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Friday, June 02, 2006

a few pet peeves of a doctor's assistant/office manager

  • getting what you want from the doctor, and then negotiating payment with me at the front via pleas of "Can you hold this for a week?" "Can I pay for two next time?" That shit doesn't fly at Wal-Mart you manipulative ass, and it shouldn't fly anywhere else. How shameful. If you don't have it, don't come in.
  • rude people deciding that the front lobby bathroom of a healthcare provider's office is a grand place to take a shit every single time they enter the building. And not utilize the air freshener, not that it would help in some cases. Again with the shame.
  • chronic reachers who feel the need to invade my private space, TRY to use my pens/pencil and--- gasp---touch things on my desk. My response: back the fuck up. My personal space is VERY big. There is a humongous cup of pens on the counter. You don't need mine. Keep your hands to yourself (see response #1)
  • saunter-in-whenever-you-feel-like-it-with-no-respect-for-the-doctor's-time-people
  • "The traffic is terrible! I can't believe how late it made me." OK, this flies ONE time! The construction in our neck of the woods has been happening for weeks now. Get it through your dense skull: Leave enough time for traffic. If you are early for your appointment, she will most likely take you in early! You know we are on time--how about you trying it now?

No matter where you go, no matter how near or far,
if you're a dog owner,
someone is always looking for you to pull into the drive.
Isn't that comforting? sigh...
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we're gonna turn it on....we're gonna bring you the power...

Well, due to the arrival of re-run season, we cracked the shrink wrap on "The Best of the Electric Company" last night!
What a blast! We even knew some of the songs in the skits still! Yikes!!
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Thursday, June 01, 2006