It’s official. The “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has ended. About time. As Barry Goldwater said: “You don’t have to be straight to shoot straight.”
Thank you President Obama.
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An Amish farmer is walking through his field when he sees a guy drinking from his pond, scooping it up with his hand. The farmer says, “Trinken sie nicht das wasser, die kuhe unddie schweine haben in ihm geschissen,” which means, ‘Don’t drink the water, the cows and the pigs shit in it.’
The guy shouts back, “I’m a Teabagger, and this is America. I
don’t understand your gibberish. Speak English, you moron.” The farmer says, “Use two hands, you’ll get more.”
LOL, where do you get ’em Doots?
To those, like me, who missed the Republican debate last night, here’s a pretty good summary:
congrats to the soldiers that now don’t have to lie anymore.
Love the joke, Doots.
Yeah, very glad DADT is over.
From my 89-year old friend: “Why does it take so long for us to get things done in this country?”
She voted for Roosevelt.
The Herman Cain response on healthcare, and how he might have died had we had Obamacare, was filthy.
Dog reminded me of something I read on Arlo Guthrie’s facebook page. I claim nothing here but moving it over here.
“When most people talk about health care, they’re actually talking about access to health care – not the actual care itself. If the care you get is crap, fighting over access to it seems rather crazy. Access to the treatment you want, is different than access to the treatments available. When a for-profit corporation provides access only to the treatment they decide is good for their shareholders, and refuses to provide access to the kind of treatment you and your doctor decide is beneficial to you, it makes you wonder if you’re actually getting health care at all. Life and death health decisions are now in the hands of government bureaucrats and corporate bean counters instead of doctors and patients. Financial rewards for doctors and health care professionals who go along with this are well documented while real doctors who provide real health care are discredited and ridiculed on supposedly informed websites like ‘quack watch’ funded and supported by corporate interests. You will not hear any serious discussion on this subject on any major media outlet, because even NPR and other supposedly ‘good’ reliable sources of information are afraid they will lose fortunes and therefore their ability to do the other good work they do. No wonder Americans are angered. I know I am.”
Arlo makes sense. If you’re eligible for Medicare and don’t have a doctor yet, good luck. Many primary care docs are not accepting new Medicare patients because of the lousy reimbursement.
If it’s Sunday, it’s my favorite curmudgeon, Ed Quillen. This week ‘ol Ed opines on class warfare:
My mother is 86 and is Alzheimered up. She has out lived her husband and a boy friend and now her doctor of many years twice. It took us about an afternoon to find a doctor to take her own as a patient. A nice Indian woman is her care giver. You have to look but there are doctors that will do the right thing.
Aging parents are a major pain, don’t get me started!
Doots: best to you and Carol and your mom.
I just got back from visiting in SLC over the weekend and read that the Senate is now agreeable to keep the government in business until the next time. They were opposed because the House wanted the funds to keep the gov. running to come from FEMA. Someone up above must be smiling on the Congress today and allowed them to see the light. I sure hope there aren’t any disasters next Saturday. What a crock!
“The breakthrough came hours after the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated it had enough money for disaster relief efforts through Friday. That disclosure allowed lawmakers to jettison a $1 billion replenishment that had been included in the measure — and to crack the gridlock it had caused.”
Back in the ’70’s when I was a ski bum in SLC, (greatest snow on earth) our favorite hangout was:
did y’all see the underwear race in Salt Lake City over the weekend? Shocking! LOL
Didn’t eat at the Greek place and didn’t see the underwear race. Had to look them both up on the internet. Seems the underwear race is an annual event to protest the conservative government of Utah. It would have been great to see. We were there for grandson’s 6th birthday. I think it’s a great idea and would have loved to see it. Maybe next year!
Prez Obama will be in Denver this afternoon giving his jobs speech at Abraham Lincoln High School.
Wasn’t Lincoln a Republican 😉
Are you going to see him?
No. Too much to do here. But it’s a beautiful day for the Prez to give a speech. Temp in the mid 70’s , bright sunshine, and as he’s coming from California, he’ll get a magnificent view of the aspen turning over the Rockies.
New thread – Chris Christie for President?
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