Friday, August 28, 2009

The Boobie Points Up

Must be Friday. This Boobie is looking up.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Finally, Republicans Have A Good Idea

OK, I'm kidding. But it's their idea, so it's their issue. The Republican National Committee has sent out a "2009 Future of American Health Survey." Question #4 reads:

"It has been suggested that the government could use voter registration to determine a person's political affiliation, prompting fears that GOP voters might be discriminated against for medical treatment in a Democrat-imposed health care rationing system. Does this possibility concern you?"

This is why I wouldn't be allowed to serve on any "death panel". My first question would be "are you stupid?" If the answer was "yes", I'd probably let you die. And if you believe this kind of crap, you are stupid. Ergo...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009)

A lion has left us.

We knew his time left was short when he was too ill to attend services for his sister, Eunice, but the sad inevitable reality of his death is still painful. He was an institution in the senate, and his legacy includes almost every piece of major legislation in the past 47 years. His brothers may have been more dynamic, but in the long run Ted may have had the greatest impact on history. Unlike his brothers, whose lives were tragically cut short, Ted's influence spanned decades. His death marks an end of an era; the "Kennedy Democrats".

He leaves behind one major piece of unfinished business. The best way to honor the memory of Ted Kennedy will be to pass a health care bill that will truly help ALL Americans.
RIP, Senator.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Anniversary

To my friends "T" and "S", who I married 8 years ago today (I was the 'minister', and, yes, I am an ordained minister).

That was one bigtime party.

I haven't worn a tie since.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Why? Oh! Why?

Sometimes I wonder. Other times I don't.

Why do people oppose themselves?


We've done it before, and we can do it again.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


You can listen to this: VBR M3U
(Stockholm Syndrome, Boulder, 7/16/09)
for those who don't know.

You Can't Choose Your Family

As I was drinking my morning coffee, I got a call from my youngest sister (my siblings are both younger sisters) about an old photo. Then the conversation turned political. My youngest sister is a classic right-wing Christian Fundamentalist. She really believes that Obama is a Kenyan Muslim who's trying do destroy America. Really....she believes this.
I'm not a huge Obama fan. I think he's better than McCain, but he's still a corporatist. little sister believes that Obama is trying to "destroy" America.
My sister doesn't have health 'insurance', and has multiple health issues (she's a 45 year-old women), but she really doesn't want "government run" health care. So, she has "no health care".
When I read these arguments, I get confused. You have NO health care, but you don't want "the government" to provide any help? Are you stupid?
My sister shouldn't fall for this. She isn't stupid (hell, she scores 40 points higher than I do on IQ test's), but she might be brainwashed.
My question for my (few) readers is this:
How do you handle crazy siblings?