Monday, November 16, 2009

On being poor, and not just a little bit

This can only be from someone who is or has been there. If this feels real to you then you've most likely been there. If you can't imagine this reality then you're probably not close to being poor. If this is your nightmare, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that you live in a country that thinks this is OK, that if you work harder everything will be alright. I'm not there. Yet. But I am as close as I've ever been. And I'm seeing myself slide down that rat hole no matter what I do. So I'm sorry.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Not Just Nuance- They are Pro-Coathanger

Words do matter and our use of them is important.
What most of the so called pro life segment wants is to control half of the populations bodies. How their bodies are used, how their bodies health is decided, how their very existence is controlled. Notice the major theme is control. It isn't right. Using some decided upon bullshit name (pro life) for the people who want to control a woman's body is not right either. So for me from here on I'm using, Pro-Coathanger. 

Ah... screwed again

Had an attorney tell me once that a settlement was only good when both sides felt like they got equally screwed.
If both sides thought it was a good deal they didn't need attorneys.
If one side was ecstatic and the other pissed then it should have gone to court.
So now we have laws being made that way. One side is ecstatic and the other is pissed. And screwed. Problem is, it's not the 2 political sides happy or screwed. It's the owners of the country that are getting screwed.
It's us. We're on the losing side of all the political settlements.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thanks Lynn Woolsey

The email that I sent to my representative:
Thank you for voting for health care reform. I wish the bill could be better. I wish it could happen a lot faster. I wish it would cover everyone. This is an issue that can not wait. As you well know people are dying directly due to the health care industry in this country. Why is that so hard for a great number of your fellow elected officials to understand? I would say that I can not believe that this many people are so selfish and heartless. But I know better. I know that the people who run the health care insurance industry don't care. I know that the people who run wall street and therefore affect the insurance people, don't care. They are greedy, selfish and heartless bastards and don't give a damn about anyone but themselves.
I'm glad that I served in the military. I didn't want to go. I did not believe in the war in Vietnam. But I volunteered anyway. I don't want kudos or thanks. It was what I was supposed to do. The congress people who voted against health care reform don't deserve the thanks of a great full nation. The deserve scorn and ridicule, because they didn't do what they were supposed to do. They voted for the benefit of a few greedy, selfish, heartless people who paid them to. We need better. We demand better.