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Breaking Ground

“I had never had somebody just run over me like this. I’m an American, I have property, I have rights. And here comes corporate America saying, ‘No, we’re just going to do what we want.’ I had lived a sheltered life until that moment.” - Eric Ewing, Weld County resident

http://breakinggroundweld.jessfarris.com/


PLEASE -- go to the link, read the article. You'll get some idea of what it's like to live in what has come to be known as a "sacrifice zone". I love it here, I was born in this state 66 years ago, and have lived in this community for 35 of those years. My doctors tell me that I'll live longer if I move away. And the mere thought of leaving my home is breaking my heart.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 04:16 PM (1 replies)

Breaking Ground

“I had never had somebody just run over me like this. I’m an American, I have property, I have rights. And here comes corporate America saying, ‘No, we’re just going to do what we want.’ I had lived a sheltered life until that moment.” - Eric Ewing, Weld County resident

http://breakinggroundweld.jessfarris.com/


PLEASE -- go to the link, read the article. You'll get some idea of what it's like to live in what has come to be known as a "sacrifice zone". I love it here, I was born in this state 66 years ago, and have lived in this community for 35 of those years. My doctors tell me that I'll live longer if I move away. And the mere thought of leaving my home is breaking my heart.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 04:15 PM (0 replies)

To be filed under BCBC*

*Beggars can't be choosers

After struggling with lousy teeth for years I was referred to a program that donates dental care to senior citizens on low fixed incomes. At the time of my application I was told that the waiting period was two years, and that’s almost exactly how long it took. Not surprising, there are many applicants; Medicare does not cover dental.

Anyway, my name finally percolated to the top of the list. The dental office took a full series of X-rays that revealed deterioration too extensive to be repaired. I would have to have them all removed and replaced. They made the necessary impressions, and when the dentures were ready I went to the oral surgeon. After the teeth were out, the dentures were inserted.

What followed was a few weeks of very soft food and frequent adjustments to the dentures. Fast forward several months, I just had the final re-line on the dentures. I can now bite and chew foods I hadn’t been able to eat in years; I can also enjoy ice cream again.

But there is a bit of weirdness. My smile is completely different, because the new teeth show a definite tilt that my natural teeth never had. It’s quite noticeable. When I asked the dentist if it could be corrected with the final re-line he told me that the dentures just follow the line of my jaw and that I shouldn’t worry about it.

Make no mistake, I’m very thankful for the ability to chew. I’m very thankful for those who donated their time and efforts - dentist, nurses, oral surgeon, the dental techs who made the dentures, the office receptionists who called and checked up on me. But with all that, I do wonder if someone who had the ability to pay for the service would be expected to not worry about having their facial expressions reconfigured.

Ah well. Happy chewing, y’all.


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 02:55 PM (5 replies)

Members of The Club

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 01:45 PM (1 replies)

How many shots . . .

It is now confirmed that Officer Wilson fired multiple shots at Michael Brown, ostensibly in self-defense. However, there was no discussion about how many shots were fired by the cigars held by Michael Brown.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 10:11 PM (1 replies)

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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Nov 21, 2014, 09:51 PM (0 replies)

Please pardon the introduction.

Yesterday I posted about this in the Colorado forum. Since then, the President has given his immigration speech.

First, profound apologies from Colorado’s 4th district for sending Ken Buck to congress. His presence there, as you might gather from his facebook post, will only serve to amplify the grotesqueries of Steve King and Louis Gohmert and their majority buddies.

For the record, we had a terrific Democrat in the race; but gerrymandering and piles of outside money (Buck boasted about being endorsed by Citizens United) made it uphill from the get-go. We could have had someone who would genuinely represent all of the residents of the district. Instead, we got Ken Buck.

You might remember Buck from his unsuccessful run for the senate a couple years back: “Vote for me because I don’t wear high heels”, and his assertion that being gay is a disease like alcoholism. But around here, Buck is best known for engineering the 2006 pre-Christmas ICE raid on our meatpacking plant, a raid that devastated the entire community and left some children without either parent. He followed that by helping to remove the Republican mayor who went to D.C. and presumed to testify that immigration requires more humane approaches. Next, he collaborated with the sheriff to raid a tax service and confiscate the files to go looking for lawbreakers because that tax service caters primarily to people who speak Spanish; for that, he did get smacked by the state supreme court, but the bill for his appeal ($150K) went to the taxpayers.

Now Buck is all ga-ga because he’s been named “president” of the GOP freshman class. If they were looking for someone to serve as poster child of their Obama-hating anti-immigrant anti-minority platform they picked the right guy.

Just thought all of you should know. And keep an eye on his facebook page, chances are high that his deeply seated misogyny will show up in short order.




https://www.facebook.com/buckforcolorado/photos/a.399806704386.183136.74184744386/10152609151434387/?type=1&theater
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Nov 21, 2014, 05:23 PM (0 replies)

The Buck snots here.

:large
Ken Buck @BuckForColorado
Perry and I were having lunch at We The Pizza near the Capitol. Lost my appetite. #COPolitics
4:37 PM - 20 Nov 2014

http://coloradopols.com/diary/65516/ken-buck-really-doesnt-like-president-obama

Ken Buck tweeted this from DC today. Yup, our new congressman is proud to boast the maturity of a 12-year-old. gahhhhhhhhhh
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Nov 20, 2014, 08:28 PM (3 replies)

Watching the senate Keystone debate, a question:

To which oil company is Landrieu presenting her resume?
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Nov 18, 2014, 05:50 PM (3 replies)

The Backasswardness of What Is Isn’t

When I was in 7th grade, way back in 1960, our girls’ gym class taught us the “push-up” that was deemed appropriate for us frail little flowers. I hadn’t thought of that in years, but was instantly reminded of it upon seeing this picture of Mike Coffman (R-CO) demonstrating (according to him) how rough tough Marines do it, a demonstration that prompted a couple of friends who happen to be former Marines to drop and prove him wrong (and they’re both older than me).



It occurs that Coffman provided, albeit unwittingly, a perfect illustration of the dubious reality behind the names GOPers like to affix to pieces of proposed legistlation. F’rinstance, how many “jobs” bills have as their real intent the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act? How many “for the American people” bills have, in reality, proposed gutting the middle class to the benefit of the ultra-wealthy? How many “helping the poor” bills have sought to reduce food and housing assistance? How many “support the troops” legislators have proposed bills that cut services to veterans and those still serving? How many women have come to understand that “pro-life” and “personhood” are euphemisms for the belief that women are simply worth less and need not be considered? How often do underpaid laborers who actually do the hard work hear themselves demonized while those made wealthy by the sweat of those workers are canonized as “job creators”? It goes on. The list is extensive and appalling.

Anyway, I’ll be thinking of how often we’re “coffman-ed”, and will mentally append this picture each time an insultingly mis-named bill is put forth.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Nov 18, 2014, 04:13 PM (8 replies)
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