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The question has not been answered.........

The question is what needs the most protection

1. The right to freedom of speech


2. The right of an individual to be free of your speech

That was the question that should have been decided by the Supreme Court in regard to anti-abortion protesters, but I don't think it was asked.

The question should have been asked in the parameters of "when an individual is exercising their constitutional rights, do they have the right to not be verbally assaulted, and doesn't the state have the responsibility to shield them from being verbally assaulted as they attempt to exercise their constitutional right?"

I firmly believe in the right to free speech, but not at the expense of those partaking in their constitutional rights.

Does anyone in Western PA..........

want to start an action? RE, the attached thread. I think it's about time. Email me if interested. I would think that at least 10 people would be a good beginning.


Where does this idiocy come from?

Today, here in Western Pennsylvania, I stopped for gas. The vehicle in front of me was a Chevy Suburban. This Suburban had PA plates that read "DIXIE 1T". Along with this plate there were bumper stickers of confederate flags with the words "save this" Also a bumper sticker that read " I am a proud descendant of a confederate soldier". I didn't know what to expect to see when the driver approached the car, but I didn't expect to see a woman get into the driver's seat.

I know this idiocy exists, I just never expected to see it in my backyard. NIMBY (not in my backyard).

I hate it when people urinate in public....but I think I mellowed

I haven't posted for awhile because I've been working. I drive for 2 ride sharing companies, taking people to sporting events, concerts, to restaurants and bars and most important driving them home after they've been drinking. I keep in my car kleenex, candy and antiseptic wipes for my passengers.

Well on the week ends I find myself in a 16 block area of bars and restaurants. I have been able to get a handicapped parking spot in a public parking lot while I wait for ride requests. Well yesterday (Friday) I found my space available, parked it facing a group of shrubbery. Well I watched as a man went up to the hedger, unzipped his pants and proceeded to piss. When he was done, he saw me in the car and began apologizing, he said he would have pissed in his pants. I beckoned to him to come to the car, as he approached I reached down for an antiseptic wipe, gave it to him and said "wipe your hands."

Letter in today's Pittsburgh Post Gazette........You & I can't make this shit up

Did you know that the problems at VA hospitals stem from employee and labor unions? Neither did I until I read this morning's paper. Have a read and keep your barf bag near.

Problems at the VA stem from employees
May 26, 2014 12:00 AM

I believe Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is being unfairly blamed for the problems in the VA hospitals. The problems are due to the ordinary mid-level and low-level VA employees. These people are mainly veterans themselves since the VA gives preference in hiring to veterans.

Some of these employees do a good job, but many simply don’t care about their fellow veterans and do as little as possible. Additionally, because of government unions, Equal Employment Opportunity policies and Merit Systems Protection Board policies, it is almost impossible to fire anyone.

Several things should be done to remedy the situation:

1. Unions of federal government employees should be eliminated (even FDR strongly opposed government unions);

2. Federal employees claiming they were unfairly treated on the job should be required to prove their cases by the standard of “clear and convincing evidence”;

3. Individual federal agencies should retain the authority to decide all grievances and claims against the agency (too many EEOC and MSPB employees find discrimination and unfair treatment everywhere, even in cases where it is nonexistent);

4. The VA hospitals should be abolished. Veterans should be allowed to have treatment in private hospitals, where the treatment would be better and cheaper than what they are getting now. Some VA hospitals are extremely underutilized and constitute a government boondoggle.

Only by getting rid of the deadwood in the federal government can the efficiency of the VA and other government agencies be improved.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2014/05/26/Problems-at-the-VA-stem-from-employees/stories/201405260003#ixzz32rz5jOTO

A couple of problems............

1. How do i get rid of all the adware that keeps popping up. I go to a site, say for shoes, then all of a sudden all these ads show up for shoes at different sites.

2. My firewall keeps shutting down. I get advised and I turn it back on and then within an hour it shuts off again.


Help me find a post......

I read it earlier today. The post showed a baby being held, he had such a look on his face and in the balloon it said "my mommy's a lesbian. Which one?"

I want to email it to my good friend who became a grandmother today, via her daughter and her wife. She had a 7 lb. 10 oz. baby boy. We're all ecstatic with joy.

My 83 year old mother is no longer.................

83. She turns 84 today, April 2. A good year for her. Just two health issues, she had a new defibrillator installed. The old one's battery were dead. She was also diagnosed with macular degeneration. She is getting injections into one eye. One eye is wet macular and the other is dry macular. But she's still reading, I get her large print books from the library.

She lives with me and we do argue not often, and I say it's good for the soul. I had a problem with my 3 brothers as they were not helping out with mom. I told them just take her out one day a month, a cup of coffee or just a ride, even stop by, she'll feed them. One brother has stepped up to the plate on this. One brother does stop by, usually when I'm not home, the other he calls a few times a week.

I think the arguments we've had, has been my frustration with my brothers and their lack of support for me. I've got mom in a safe place, a high rise condo, no stairs 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a porch that overlooks a hill alive with nature, rabbits, squirrels, turkeys, deer, and an owl. The neighbors are great and if I'm not home, I know that neighbors will check in. I think that is why my brothers have done nothing until I called them out on it. They know she's in a safe place and I'm around, but they don't know how hard it can be.

It's Ash Wednesday...........

anyone getting their ashes today?

Just asking.

Took my 83 year old mother to the Opthamologist today............

it was her annual visit. However, we learned she has wet macular degeneration in her left eye. An appointment was made with a retina specialist for this Friday. She wanted to wait till next week, so she could "think about this". I said "no" you're going Friday, no ifs, ands, or buts. The sooner she starts treatment, the more sight might be saved.

Mom handed me her checkbook in order to pay on our way out. The charge was a $35 copay for the visit and $35 for a prescription for eyeglasses. I asked why a charge for the prescription. Some convoluted answer about how Medicare doesn't compensate for the prescription. My reply to her was that when Mom goes to her Primary Care Physician he doesn't charge for the prescriptions (plural) that he hands over to her.

WTF, charging for something that the patient goes to the Doctor for.
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