A Day in the Life

DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE and JANE REPUBLICAN AMERICANS.
Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as advertised.
All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer’s medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance – now Joe gets it too. Jane prepares her morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Jane’s bacon is safe to eat because some girly man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat-packing industry.
In the morning shower, Jane reaches for her shampoo. Her bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for her right to know what she was putting on her body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
Jane begins her work day. She has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Jane’s employer pays these standards because Jane’s employer doesn’t want her employees to call the union.
If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he’ll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn’t think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
It’s noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.
Jane has to pay her Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and her below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Jane and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over her lifetime.
Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers’ Home Administration because bankers didn’t want to make rural loans. The house didn’t have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn’t belong and demanded rural electrification.
He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn’t have to.
Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn’t mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.
Joe agrees: “We don’t need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I’m a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have!”

Gone, Gone, Gone…with Obamacare

ben franklin
If you need help.  Your hope dangling by a string.  I will share in your suffering to make you well.  -P.Phillips

Sometimes, it is less difficult to connect the dots to the actions we must take, as to not offend, someone.  As it does to, offend.  I believe it is a personal mythical goal of mine, to upset as many persons, as possible, before my time is through.  Either here on earth, or down in the, oh, so wonderful, balmy, weather, of hell.

At first, my inclination, with Obamacare, would take aim, with pen and paper and keyboard, at, republican woman.  I wanted to know such things as:

Don’t we share the same reproductive organs?

Is it okay for Sally to give birth to a child at the age of 12?  That is, knowing that, Sally had been raped by her father.  Her father, who is a well known, crack addict and I.V., drug user?

Should I, and many female artists I know, not be paid the same wage for the same job?

Should I have to worry, along with finances, heat, food on the table and taking care of my disabled spouse, about medical benefits, that are due to my wife?

And,

finally,

What gives?  I paid into the system for over 35 years.  Social Security is not a privilege!  It’s my money!  Isn’t it?

After much consideration,

I decided that narrowing my editorial to just ‘evangelic, over zealous, white, upper middle class, women, would be an injustice.

Is Obamacare flawed?

Yes, indeed.  As is most, historical, unprecedented, government outreaches, are!  Should we attempt to fix an ailing but still quite, prolific, an workable, united health care system?

Shit, yes, we should.

Without much thought, I can count on at least one hand, families, that have benefited from a Universal Health care.  Families that were given the shit end of the shitty stick, just by being born.  Couples, individuals, and alike, who by simple proxy and alignment of the stars, have yet to pass GO and collect $200.

This is neither their fault, nor the fault of their up bringing.  They live in houses where heat is purchased at the local convenience store, at $10, at shot.  They cloth their children with other’s passed by clothing.  They sell family heirlooms, collectibles, and what not, to get thru winter.  Only to see that the beat up old Cavalier will not pass inspection in the spring.

Okay, JEB, Mr. Chris (I need a diet) Christie and/or the a sundry of other republicans, what do you purpose we do?  Take that cancer treatment away?  Cancer treatment that a friend needed but most likely would have not received.  Had it not been for mandated health care.

These are obvious flaws in the republican’s attempt at making nice nice with those who HAVE!  Honestly, they could care less about the have not’s!

So, I will attempt to spin this another way:

Coming up on Groundhog Day, 2016, I hope to have achieved something, my mother never thought possible.  I will, with the grace of a Higher Power, have 15 years of sobriety.

To put it bluntly,

“I woke up one day.  Saw my fucked up looking shadow…and, knew, I needed to quit drinking!”

We are in the midst of not only an epidemic of violence that far out reaches anything I witnessed as a child in the 70’s.  We are also, knee deep and in the thick of it, becoming a nation dependent on Heroin.

Back in the day, you could check in and promise to…pay it forward or pay it back, bit by bit, at rehabs.  That is before, rehabs became the trending topic of conversation.

It should also be noted, that when attending meetings, N.A. and/or A.A., it is typical to see, a housewife, a business person, a public official, etc.

I’m not great at math.  That is why I went into writing and psychology.  But, with that said;  how the hell do we take care of the growing number of addicts?  Who pays for their room and board?  Rehab and mental health counseling does not grow on trees.  And, even if it did, someone would have to pay for those trees!

It is obvious that to combat the on going crisis of addiction in this country, we must provide, healthcare coverage.  It is also evident that the way to stop addiction is by education.  I do not see removal of a Universal Healthcare coverage…as alleviating that issue.

 

 “My insurance will pay my primary care doctor more for a 10-minute appointment for the flu than it will allow my psychiatrist for an hour-long treatment session. For this reason, my own psychiatrist, along with many others, no longer accepts insurance.”

The situation is not good. In fact, it’s dire in a country where nearly 20 million Americans struggle with substance abuse and 42.5 million adults live with some form of mental illness, according to a Mental Health America report released in November 2014.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/07/25/and-then-he-decided-not-to-be/

This kind of situation should be rectified.  Not eliminated altogether.  In America, these days, it seems we provide the race, give you the sneakers in which to run in, but if you aren’t pass the halfway mark in record time…you become, eliminated.  In more ways than one.freedom

Dear Chain of Fools

http://thinkprogress.org/
Ben Carson Revives Conspiracy Theory About Planned Parenthood And Eugenics… …claiming that Planned Parenthood needs to be defunded in order to save black babies from being aborted.

http://thinkprogress.org/

Dear Chain of Fools…commonly known as the Crackers elected into office-C.E.O

Give me back my Buddha

Give me back my Freak

Give me back…all that has made me unique!

And, oh, by the way, Big Brother,

take back your dime if you are buying my time.

If it means you will leave me alone and

Man has dispersed the needle

Defying our bodies for the sake of your ego!

Handed down the spoon.

With no one exempt..

Not even…The cracker dress in pressed pinstripe

shutting down the capital at high noon.

Keep your paws off my laws!

Keep your plans for parenthood and your witch hunt draped in factual flaws.

These are not a man’s, white or black, causes.

Time it was we were melting in the pot as one

The women in the harbor with honor shining bright is not your lady

She is someone’s

daughter

Orange is the new Black
Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood is an “Abortion Factory” That Sells Baby Parts Like Automobiles

She is someone’s

mother

She is someone’s

wife.

If they plan on appealing Obamacare…what will become of women’s healthcare? For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning. – See more at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are#sthash.z4M5MgoI.dpuf

What’s wrong?

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What’s wrong with Bruce? He needs fixin’.

What is up with Megan? She’s broken!

Hey, have you seen Bill W., is he alright? He’s just a drunk!

There somethin’ going on with your mother? She’s one step shy of a ‘spell’!

Paper people dealing with disposed waste!

If you are a veteran, a disabled person, a drunk and/or elderly…Let’s face it…you are in the hands, not the minds, of a narcissistic society.

Definition of narcissist?

Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings.

Definition of society?

Anywhere you call home!

I have become wanton, as of late. Lazy to my history and it’s value. Disposing of those around me out of sheer haste and need to go somewhere else fast without looking at the road behind me.

Greatest mistake we make as we procure? Offering up excuses for our bad behavior.  When we know there is no good reason for it.

There are 200,000 homeless vets that have served us with honor. We have served them an empty plate of broken promises.

One out of ten seniors will be abused verbally, mentally, physically or emotionally, at the hands of someone they know. And, that number will rise, as our elder population rises.

Mental health? Well that is some what of a contradiction in terms. When one is healthy…one will find spiritual and emotional fitness.  And, to that extent, we are an unfit nation wallowing in a care system of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’.

Drunks, addicts and/or generally deviants with drugs? I am hard press to understand this situation at all.

In the ‘live free or die’ state, we offer scenic highways, skiing and one of the highest rate of drug addiction in the nation. Yet, we offer free wine tasting venues at our state-run liquor stores. Liquor stores that are placed conveniently, every twenty miles or so, on the highway. D.W.I of N.H. (driving while under the influence of the New Hampshire state liquor commission)!

 

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There have been 23 confirmed deaths at VA hospitals due to delayed care. Certainly, there are quite a few more, because the media and government believe in the idea that:

as a society, we tend to focus on puppies and kittens and pandas and let go of the nasty business.

The media and the government, also believe that:

we are a nation of slogans not solutions

Suppose for once we could recycle, reuse and give rebirth to those who have paved our way to freedom and history and justice and understanding. Just with one simple phone call. One blog. One question that isn’t politically correct. One moment when we collectively take one small step towards empowering the people who are of flesh and bone and our kin?

They say that patriotism is the last refuge
To which a scoundrel clings
Steal a little and they throw you in jail
Steal a lot and they make you king

Sweetheart LIke You, Bob Dylan

the ‘Lack of Care’ in my Health…Care!

Mr. Physician, heal thy self!

I am a patient of Concord Family Medicine. I have been so for over a decade. I do not have insurance. I do receive some financial assistance from CH. Recently, I had been in a hit and run accident to which I had been brought to Franklin Hospital. Over the past two plus weeks I’ve endured psychological and physical trauma. This coupled by mounting medical bills caused my delay in contacting my physician, as I know, more tests that I cannot pay for, would be run. I had called in for a simple prescription refill this past Friday. It had been logged but not sent to my pharmacy. When I discovered this Saturday morning, I had been encouraged by my family to call the doctor on call.
Once the doctor on call returned my call his blunt and stunted attitude towards my situation had dismayed me. I had only asked for medication that had already been logged on my profile and knew would be cheaper than what I usually take.
His final words to me were, ‘Ms. Bowley, I am in awe of why it took you two weeks to call the doctor and now you are on the phone with me the on call Doctor. Something just add up.’
I am not obtuse to narcotics and their side effects. Just as I know my current prescription is also a narcotic. He was willing to help me with the more expensive one.
I would like the not kind doctor to know; I am not a physician who does have insurance and most likely, monies to cover expense. One product cost approximately $45 and the other of similar nature, cost $10. Those of us without insurance do not relish in the fact that we have to ‘ask for help.’ Many of us would prefer to be self-sufficient. I did not call sooner, Doctor, because I felt I could deal with the physical pain much better than the monetary pain.