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I sent this letter to Rick Scott today. I think we should be asking simplistic questions and asking

for replies from these murderous governors who won't expand Medicaid. Here is my letter. I basically answered it myself but I asked him to answer it which I hope makes him squirm.

"There was a woman in the news today who could not get her prescriptions for her heart medicine and died.

I would like an answer as to why this woman died.

I know she was supposed to be on heart medicine and could not afford it. She made too much money to be on Medicaid and too little to be on the Affordable Care Act.

So I would like you to explain to me why this woman was unable to get her heart medicine and therefore died.

I would appreciate a prompt response."

This might have been posted before. 9 out of 10 poorest states are republican.


The David Packman show talks about it.

This is a talking point people!!!

Vintage Music Book 101 Country Songs for Easy piano, Easy Organ, Vocals, Guitar


My shop on etsy and some pics


I missed Cassandra Lewis on The Voice last night but heard a small part. Where can

I hear it? Or is it somehow protected because ITunes has it.

(Just to note - that pisses me off.)

Hello! Starbucks ranked as one of the top 100 companies to work for


The average Barista makes a hot $8.80/hour

(This is below the poverty level for 3 people in a family.)

Shift salary - Shift Manager - Hourly - $11.17/hr

What makes Starbucks such a great company to work for according to CNN?


New president and CEO Jim Donald keeps in touch with the "partners," as employees are called, by randomly calling a dozen district managers and several stores each day. After a year, part-timers qualify for $500 in tuition reimbursement."

Did you hear that? $500 in tuition reimbursement!!!!


This is a sick country.

Long rant about my Mom, her condition and prognosis and her boyfriend.

I posted this on Friday after I spent the day in the emergency room with my Mom who just had a stroke. Unfortunately because she was alone by the time someone found her it was past the 4 hour window that they use to administer some drug that takes away the damage caused by the stroke.


Anyway I have been a mass of emotions since then and the one that outshines all the others is anger, (well there is also fear and frustration and sadness).

My Mom has lived with a man for the last 13 or so years. They are both in their 80’s now. He has had so many heart attacks and stints and clearing blockage it is amazing he is still alive. And to be truthful, because he is such a jackass and so mean to me that fact is not a happy one. I was kind of waiting for him to die so I could spend time with my mom with him not around, which he always is. He has said and done so many inappropriate and mean things to me if I told the whole story everyone would understand. I'll just share a couple things he has done since my Mom went into the hospital.

First I am pissed beyond belief that my mom has taken care of him and taken him to all his doctors and to his surgeries and the one fucking time he could have helped her he was in damn hospital having yet another heart attack. Thank God my mom went outside after having the stroke sometime during the night because one of her neighbors saw her, went over and called 911.

So in the emergency room I am seeing my mother there lying there without the ability to speak or hardly move and this fuckwad starts talking and talking and talking to me about stupid shit I couldn’t care less about. I wanted to just be by my mom’s bedside. I finally got away from him. I think he was pissed that he was not given power of attorney since he and my mother are not legally married. When he called later on that day he said real loud, “How’s my wife?” Well fuck you!

It doesn't sound like much yet but I really feel like getting it out. The next day we were both in her room. I had brought a boom box to play music for her because I read that it is very helpful. So I turn it on and stay there for awhile and then go to the nurses’ station to ask a question. I was gone for about 2 minutes and when I walked back in the room he had gone over and shut the music off. I said, “What did you do that for?” His reply was, “She doesn’t like it”, (not to mention that she can’t talk and also that the monitor had had a yellow line going across it saying “irregular heart beat” and that sign went away within 30 seconds of her hearing the music. Then I was showing her pictures and he was adamant that I take them back home with me because “someone will steal them”. Of course he is not doing a damn think except sit there with her.

Then he pulled his, “I don't know how your mother stands you” bullshit like he has in the past but this time I came back with, “None of us know how she stands you” (which is true).

Anyway the doctors and nurses were all very positive and would tell me that she said words and sang and walked and the day before yesterday when I was there she said my name twice very clearly. She laughed at Youtube videos I showed he and laughed at “Funniest Home Videos” But last night, (while the jackass was still there along with my brother and sister in law and I could tell with all the confusion and stress in the air she was not comfortable I asked the nurse if we could take her for a walk.

She said a bunch of stuff like how we would have to push the IV and monitors etc. And then she came into the room and in front of my mother said that because my mom had only said a few words and has not said sentences yet she will probably end up in a long term facility, (nursing home). I got the impression that she did not think my mom could recover.

One, I do not think it is a nurse’s job to tell such things to the patient. She has two damn doctors and neither has been that negative about my mom’s prognosis. The one has been pretty positive and the other I really didn't talk to long. And two what the Hell is she doing saying these things in my mother’s presence?

I was so furious when I left the hospital yesterday and it is only now that I can write about it. They say she has to stay in bed for 24 hours before they release her to the rehab but she keeps trying to get up and they have to tie her into the bed so she doesn't get out and fall. I would be going nuts too if I was in bed or in a chair except for physical therapy all day.

Thanks for letting me rant.

If we do not push and push and push Nate Silver will be right and we will lose the senate.


Nate Silver revealed a new forecast on Sunday via his new venture, FiveThirtyEight.com, projecting that Republicans have about a 60 percent chance of wining at least 6 Senate seats to take control of the upper chamber in November.

When FiveThirtyEight last issued a U.S. Senate forecast — way back in July — we concluded the race for Senate control was a toss-up. That was a little ahead of the conventional wisdom at the time, which characterized the Democrats as vulnerable but more likely than not to retain the chamber.
Our new forecast goes a half-step further: We think the Republicans are now slight favorites to win at least six seats and capture the chamber. The Democrats’ position has deteriorated somewhat since last summer, with President Obama’s approval ratings down to 42 or 43 percent from an average of about 45 percent before. Furthermore, as compared with 2010 or 2012, the GOP has done a better job of recruiting credible candidates, with some exceptions.

Silver emphasizes that while his model favors the GOP, the number of seats could vary depending on several factors.
So our forecast might be thought of as a Republican gain of six seats — plus or minus five. The balance has shifted slightly toward the GOP. But it wouldn’t take much for it to revert to the Democrats, nor for this year to develop into a Republican rout along the lines of 2010.

So this woman from Australia does this performance piece for 28 days. She knits with her vagina.

I didn't even get the significance of the 28 days until I watched the video. I give her Kudos now. If she had balls they'd be brass.

First time I've done this but I would love positive vibe or prayers or white light sent to my mother

She suffered a stoke today. She can recognize me but cannot speak. The said it would be a long haul in rehab - at least 90 days.

I'm so afraid she will lose the ability to play cards and bridge and Mah Jong. These thing kept her moving. I am afraid fof what she will be able to do now. My mother stays alive by keeping busy.

The weird thing is I have be meaning to get her checked because her mother had a series of strokes and and I think that is what eventually killed her.

I can think of nothing else but her. I depend on her. I am devastated.
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