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redstatebluegirl

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Current location: Oklahoma
Member since: Tue Aug 14, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Thank you for the heart, this past week has been difficult

I really needed it! Thank you so much!
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Mon Feb 8, 2016, 07:23 PM (6 replies)

Cancer Treatment

A friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer day before yesterday. They wanted to start aggressive treatment right away so she and her husband were called to the hospital business office this morning. Bottom line, they sat them down, showed them a very large 6 figure bill and asked how they intended to pay for the treatment after the insurance was exhausted. They have good insurance through the university but even with that the cost is beyond what any person other than a very rich person could pay. How do people do it? Will they refuse her treatment if they can't pay?

No person should feel their life is in danger because they can't pay for care. She called me in tears and said the meeting felt like they were being shaken down by a loan shark.

Then this morning I see the little toad who overcharged for drugs people needed, pleading the 5th and smirking the whole time, make me physically ill.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Thu Feb 4, 2016, 12:53 PM (58 replies)

We need to refocus our attention on the Republicans.

I realize during primary season we focus more on our own candidates, but I really wonder if we will ever be able to come back together as a party to win the election in the fall.

My focus will continue to be the Republican party and the terrible damage they will do if they have complete power. My Grandfather who was pretty active in Illinois politics in the day, always said that Democrats and Republicans will spend the same amount of money so it isn't about spending, it is about what they spend the money on, wars vs. people, the rich vs. the middle class and the poor, corporations vs. people. It is also the difference in who they work for, the rich or the rest of us.

I am sure I will be slammed for this, but after spending months reading the nasty stuff we are throwing at each other during the primary I can actually see a Republican in the White House. I just want to focus my attention on the big picture keeping those assholes out of the White House, the State House and the legislature.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Mon Jan 25, 2016, 11:03 AM (2 replies)

I have been wondering about something the past couple of days.

Do you think we would have the amount of angst in our political process in Washington and in our states, if there had never been a Fox news? Would the Tea Party have taken off the way it did without Fox?

It just seems that having Fox feeding this small faction of right wing zealots has made it so much worse.

I'm sure someone will find fault with this, but I am really wondering what others think about this.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Mon Oct 12, 2015, 08:52 AM (8 replies)

Are there any pictures of the nut who asked Trump the question last night?

He was at a public forum, I honestly think this guy should be shown so his neighbors and employer know what kind of person he is. He was talking about a form of genocide, the hatred was dripping from his right wing lips. I find it interesting that in this day and age of photos everywhere there isn't one of him asking the question.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Fri Sep 18, 2015, 12:19 PM (20 replies)

Dachshund pain management.

Hi everyone, I have always gotten good advice on this forum and I have a question. I have standard longhair doxies, we have always had that breed, right now we have three a 2 year old, a 7 year old and a 10 year old. The young one had surgery at a very young age to repair the ulnas in his front legs. They were not growing properly and he had developed a serious limp. Our vet sent us to an ortho surgeon and he seemed so much better after rehab here at home (I am now a doxie PT expert ).

Now he is experiencing arthritis, as we were told could happen. He is taking carprophen each day , half a tab and we are giving him glycoflex III and vitamin E per our vet. He is doing much better but he comes out of his crate every morning very stiff and clearly uncomfortable. We have the traditional pad in there, the one that came with it. Does anyone know of a better option to make him more comfortable?

We don't have children, so these fur babies are our family...I want him to be comfortable if we can help at all.

Any comment on his drug/supplements would be welcome as well. I should know the drill after having these long dogs all my life but this has been something new, it is not really his back but his legs.

I am headed to work so I may not get to check this until after I get home this afternoon. Thanks in advance!
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Thu Aug 27, 2015, 08:55 AM (1 replies)

Has anyone dealt with Rhumatoid Arthritis?

I saw my pain management specialist today and she has ordered tests for RA. The pain in my joints has been increasing. It is clearly not related to my back issues. Hopefully not RA but wanted some information. Is it easy to diagnose? Should I seek out a different doctor for this?
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Mon Aug 3, 2015, 04:02 PM (11 replies)

What type of training do University Police Officers get?

My experience with ours is not much. Most of the ones I have dealt with are pretty quick to anger and have huge chips on their shoulders. This is just my experience with the ones on our campus but I don't understand why they are needed. Why not let the city they are located in police the campus?
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:28 PM (13 replies)

The squeezing of the middle class.

I know there have been many posts about this issue but after having breakfast with a few friends between the ages of 50 and 65 this morning I wanted to see what the DU community thinks.

All of these friends are female, one is a nurse, one a retired school teacher, two of them work as staff at the university here in town, and two are retired staff from a hospital, one on disability and then me a 60 year old who took early retirement due to illness.

Every single one, even the ones who are married, are barely making it financially and feel what one of them described as "the squeeze". We all agreed that our government doesn't care about the working people in this country any longer. We are disposable, especially after we reach "an age", get busy and die already one of my friends said this morning.

Most of us took a beating with the financial meltdown prior to President Obama. My retirement portfolio did not have time to recover by the time I was forced into retirement by a bad back. My portfolio lost almost 40 percent during that time, one of my friends took an even worse beating because her husband had been taking chances to increase their retirement.

What is normally a fun Tuesday morning breakfast turned into a pity party that made me depressed. All of us are educated, all of us have worked since our teens and for that we still have mortgages, old cars and a Wednesday breakfast is considered the highlight of our month.

One thing I noticed is how angry everyone has become over all of this. They brought up something I think is important, is there any candidate that has declared who truly cares about us? What would we have to do to take back our country? All of us vote, we all work for our party to try and change what is happening but nothing happens except the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

It is really apparent here in Oklahoma, go to the upscale mall in OKC and you see the oil money live and in color. People dripping in money, high school kids driving luxury cars parking next to a school teacher driving a 14 year old car.

I truly believe we are going to see some kind of uprising in this country if this doesn't stop. I may not live to see it, I need to die quickly to satisfy the 1 percenters , but I do believe the masses are getting very angry.

Am I alone in this thinking?
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Wed Apr 15, 2015, 11:20 AM (6 replies)

My Grandfather used to say

Republicans and Democrats spend the same amount of money, it is what they vote to spend it on that makes the difference. Republicans spend and vote on corporations and "things", Democrats spend on people. BIG DIFFERENCE! I thought about this after reading Ted "Joe McCarthy" Cruz talking about Net Neutrality.

BTW Grand Daddy died in 1976. The more things change the more they stay the same.
Posted by redstatebluegirl | Thu Feb 26, 2015, 01:39 PM (0 replies)
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