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Aristus

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 36,158

About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

Journal Archives

Can someone explain to me why it's impossible to like and admire both Bernie and Hillary?

Because I do.

I don't understand the bitter, bad-tempered tribalism of the Democratic Primary. I have my problems with both candidates, but neither of them makes me ashamed to believe what I believe. I'm sure there are some level-headed establishment Republicans out there who clutch their heads every time they see one of their primary contenders. But we Democrats are very fortunate to have fostered a culture of logic, reason, and commitment to public service that informs our primary candidates. Let's not treat them as if they were the same as the insane clown posse that is the Republican slate.

I suppose a plea of 'can't we just all get along?' will get its share of jeers. But regardless, I'm voting straight Democratic all the way down the ballot in the primary, and then again in the general. Flouncing off in a huff on Election Day without voting because our favorite candidate didn't clinch the nomination is the surest way to lose everything we have gained in the Obama Era, and end up worse than we were in 2008.

Vote.

Vote for the Democrat of your choice.

But vote!

Okay, who's holding the kryptonite? I've been 'blaarrrfff!'-sick for close to a week now.

I have the unfortunate habit of getting sick one symptom at a time. It makes for a weird recovery. I'll take a sick day, and go to work the next day. Then sick the next day, and well the day after.

Had to go home from work this morning with a new and exciting symptom, and I'll probably be taking tomorrow, too...



I hate being sick...

Please ignore. Drunk posting...

I love you all...


My head is spinning pleasantly from two glasses of Chateau Ferran 2010.

Happy New Year, everybody!

I've put away most of a bottle of Pinot Noir this evening.

Don't judge me.

I'm on vacation...

Anybody remember GoLeft TV? Who was the monstrously hot blonde reporter with the glasses?

I was sad when I couldn't find their podcasts anymore...

Will Shakespeare is still in Stratford. Anyone want to drink with me?

Ask me anything about Will Shakespeare.

I kicked a foul-mouthed bastard out of the clinic today.

I've visited with him a few times. He's a not very pleasant diabetic patient who refuses to comply with his treatment plan. His hemoglobin A1c is sky-high.

He came in today for I don't know what; he obviously doesn't care about the state of his health. I had ordered a glucose and A1C level on him anyway. I was at my desk closing out the chart of my previous patient when the lab tech came to me and told me: "He won't let me get his blood. He told me to fuck off."

I got up off my chair, opened the door to the exam room and told him to get out.

"I wasn't doing anyth-"

"I don't care. Get out! You don't talk to the staff like that."

I turned around and went back into my office.

After he left, my team members gave me a round of applause, which I hadn't expected. Then I went back to my desk to document the incident and cool off. I was shaking so bad. I hate confrontations!

But you don't fuck with my staff; in any sense...

Dragged down by the news. Somebody please cheer me up...

Anyone know of any planned candlelight vigils in Washington to honor the dead in Paris?

I've Googled it, and all I'm getting are past vigils for American gun massacres, and the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
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