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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:01 PM

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Source: Raw Story

GOP lawmaker slammed for saying rural nurses don’t deserve breaks because they just sit around and ‘play cards’
MATTHEW CHAPMAN
19 APR 2019 AT 21:41 ET



A GOP state lawmaker in Washington is being sharply condemned for implying that nurses in rural hospitals don’t need new labor protections because they probably just sit around and “play cards.”

State Sen. Maureen Walsh made the comments at the debate of a bill to give mandatory rest breaks to nurses. Her proposed amendment would exempt small hospitals with 25 or fewer beds from the new rules, and offered as an explanation that she doesn’t think nurses in these hospitals work as hard as nurses in larger facilities.

“I’m in an underserved area,” she said, “and all we’re doing is making it more difficult to be served. I understand helping with employees and making sure that we have rest breaks and things like that, but I also understand that we need to care for patients, first and foremost.”

“And by putting these types of mandates on a critical access hospital that literally serves a handful of individuals — I would submit to you that those nurses probably do get breaks. They probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day,” she continued.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/gop-lawmaker-slammed-saying-rural-nurses-dont-deserve-breaks-just-sit-around-play-cards/?utm_source=push_notifications

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Reply GOP lawmaker slammed for saying rural nurses don't deserve breaks because they just sit around and ' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 19 OP
cstanleytech Apr 19 #1
ck4829 Apr 20 #46
Mr.Bill Apr 19 #2
ck4829 Apr 20 #47
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 20 #55
forgotmylogin Apr 19 #3
paleotn Apr 20 #20
ck4829 Apr 20 #29
0rganism Apr 20 #31
Leghorn21 Apr 20 #51
Xipe Totec Apr 19 #4
ck4829 Apr 20 #41
demigoddess Apr 21 #59
kimbutgar Apr 19 #5
ck4829 Apr 20 #45
Quackers Apr 19 #6
ck4829 Apr 20 #42
keithbvadu2 Apr 19 #7
ck4829 Apr 20 #30
Cousin Dupree Apr 20 #8
ck4829 Apr 20 #40
procon Apr 20 #9
ck4829 Apr 20 #48
Wounded Bear Apr 20 #10
yellowcanine Apr 20 #14
Wounded Bear Apr 20 #15
ck4829 Apr 20 #39
ck4829 Apr 20 #44
Doreen Apr 20 #11
area51 Apr 20 #18
ck4829 Apr 20 #38
Paladin Apr 20 #12
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McCamy Taylor Apr 20 #16
Tess49 Apr 20 #17
SCantiGOP Apr 20 #19
Tess49 Apr 20 #24
Tess49 Apr 20 #25
Bradical79 Apr 20 #21
Vinca Apr 20 #22
rurallib Apr 20 #23
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Maxheader Apr 20 #32
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Mr.Bill Apr 22 #65
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:08 PM

1. The stupid is strong with this one.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:12 PM

46. Indeed

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:15 PM

2. I am married to a retired RN, and my daughter is an RN/Administrator.

They both worked/work in rural hospitals.My daughter is the fourth generation of nurses in her family. This Washington Senator has no idea who and what she is fucking with. She has just destroyed her political career.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:12 PM

47. Hopefully so

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 10:11 PM

55. She's a first term state repuke from Walla Walla.

Enjoy it, Maureen, it will be your last term.

Ignorant people shouldn't be allowed to speak out loud.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:18 PM

3. She sounds like a person who has no medical personnel in her family.

I don't know any nurse who wouldn't throw aside their macaroni and cheese on a lunch break to run and help someone or save their life if they were needed. I get the feeling Walsh is an entitled person who was once made to wait and believed those nurses conversing at the station and possibly laughing and making the best of their long shift were pointedly ignoring her. I've been in enough ERs to know you don't just walk up and flag someone down like they're a waiter at Denny's unless something is bleeding or on fire or flatlining. If someone at a desk typing seems to ignore you and not make eye contact, it's because they are doing something very important they need to finish. Sometimes they are trying to discharge patients as quickly as possible to make room for more patients and you needing more ice is not a life or death matter, lady.

This is exactly why these employees need protection. Hospitals can get so busy and are staffed right at the line of forecasted patient population to save money, so it's common that workers never get time to eat. Caregivers who don't have breaks to stop thinking about keeping people alive for a few minutes a day are more likely to make mistakes or injure themselves in a rush.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 11:59 AM

20. Exactly

When my wife practiced in a hospital getting to eat sitting down was a luxury rarely experienced. This idiot has been watching far too many medical dramas on thu TV. The real world doesn’t work like that.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:34 PM

29. Called it

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 02:27 PM

31. she sounds like a person who plays a lot of cards on the job

I wonder if she runs a gambling ring out of her office

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:36 PM

51. Oh, +++!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:20 PM

4. One word - Pendeja.

A word reserved for the abysmally stupid.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:47 PM

41. +1

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 12:55 PM

59. or cochon, as I learned in my youth.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:21 PM

5. shes forgotten her humanity because she's owned by the corporate hospital industry

She just gave her an opponent a crudgel to use against her.

Heartless

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:07 PM

45. Bingo

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:27 PM

6. Her logic makes no sense.

Smaller hospitals have a smaller staff. The amount of nurses and care is proportional to the size and demand of the community they serve.

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Response to Quackers (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:49 PM

42. As you know, logic has a liberal bias though

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:57 PM

7. How many hours a month is she attending Congress?

How many hours a month is she attending Congress?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:34 PM

30. Good question

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:32 AM

8. I am a nurse. I find her remarks very hostile and offensive. She's got issues with nurses.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:47 PM

40. Indeed, very serious issues

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:18 AM

9. Next time she finds herself needing a nurse

maybe that professional will remind her that nursing is like a calling. Most of us don't choose that occupation to get rich, but we still except to get equal treatment under the law.

The work requires the same years of education, training and licensing regardless of where you work. In fact, the work is more onerous and labor intensive in a smaller facility that lacks the facilities and ancillary staff that provide specialized services offered in large, full service hospitals.

Don't be petty and cheat nurses out of their well earned wages and bennefts. Those nurses in small hospitals might have a few extra minutes to sit and read a book with a sick child, or play a hand of cards with a lonely senior, but that's all part of what being a good nurse means.

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Response to procon (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:13 PM

48. She can't understand that

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:49 AM

10. Yeah, that's pretty much what fire fighters do, too...

well, at least until someone's house goes up in flames.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 08:30 AM

14. When they are not cleaning and repairing equipment, training etc.

This is the same kind of mentality that says teachers only work when they are actually in front of a class, never mind making lesson plans, grading papers, and attending mandatory faculty meetings, etc.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 10:17 AM

15. Perhaps you missed the irony in my post...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:47 PM

39. LOL

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 02:15 AM

11. What a horrible person.

Any nurses I have known or met usually do not get breaks. No matter how good their shoes are they still go home with sore feet.

I think this horrible lady should do a nurses work for a full month and see that she has no clue what she is talking about. I bet she wouldn't survive a whole week.

Thank you to all of our nurses out there who work tirelessly to help those who are unable or to unhealthy to care for ourselves either temporarily or permanently.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 10:45 AM

18. +1

I hope Maureen Walsh gets voted out of office ASAP.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:46 PM

38. Seconded

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 07:53 AM

12. Her brain and her soul are "underserved areas" as well. (nt)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 08:09 AM

13. Why is anyone surprised?

This particular piece of scum is an R.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 10:23 AM

16. Ms. Walsh, American respect nurse way more than they do corporate shills

like you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 10:26 AM

17. She was taken to the wood shed by posters on facebook for these comments. I wish I knew how to

import memes. Hilarious stuff.

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Response to Tess49 (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 11:57 AM

19. Memes are exploding about this

My daughter graduates in May with her BS in Nursing. My favorite:

—Sen. Walsh, what is your pain level on a scale of 1-10?
—A nine
—I’m sorry, I don’t have any nines, go fish.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:09 PM

24. Or the one where the trauma room looks like a crime scene. Post: Feeling cute, might play

cards, idk.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:11 PM

25. By the way, congrats to your daughter!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:06 PM

21. If they get breaks like she says

Then there's no reason for her exemption.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:09 PM

22. It's as if they can't help themselves from being assholes.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:57 PM

23. puglicans are all about making up stories to denigrate people they don't like

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Response to rurallib (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:22 PM

26. They just assume that everyone else is as horrible as they are.

That everyone else wishes as much harm on them, as they wish on everyone else.

It must be tiring to live a life full of so much fear and hate.

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Response to Salviati (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:14 PM

49. They really do

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Response to rurallib (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:30 PM

28. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 01:30 PM

27. Wow, what a creep she is

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 02:50 PM

32. She has that stupid gene...



typical of wingers...Bitch should have been around n. central ks last year during
the flu epidemic...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #32)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:14 PM

50. Indeed

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 03:40 PM

33. So...when she drags her overweight ass into a hospital with severe chest pains..........

One can only hope they tell her it will be 20-30 minutes or so and show her the full house their holding.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #33)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:03 PM

43. LOL

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #33)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 09:56 AM

65. The fact is, if she were admitted to a hospital or other care facility,

even if the staff were aware of her comments, she would receive the same level of care as anyone else. This is due to the professionalism of the medical industry. Something a politician would not be familiar with.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 03:57 PM

34. My father was an RN, and his mother was an LPN.

And even if they weren't, I've worked with enough nurses in my medical career to have developed, independent of any family connection, immense respect for the nursing profession.

As stated above, I get the feeling she's a rich-bitch who's still holding a grudge because once, when she was in a hospital, the entire nursing staff failed to come running and grovel at her feet when she snapped her fingers for a turkey sandwich.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 04:46 PM

35. Repugs are the party of rural America, they represent Real Americans.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #35)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:46 PM

37. Yeah, what happened to that?

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #37)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 10:33 AM

57. Flush that idea down the memory hole, they'll be along with a plumber's helper when they need it

later.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 05:42 PM

36. Having lived in two small under 2,000 population, in Iowa and Nebraska ...

one with the only hospital in the county, I can tell you nurses were vital to both towns and they were never playing cards the two times I admitted for pnuemonia.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:44 PM

52. They "probably" sit around & play cards?

Didn't even bother to investigate?

Typical Anti-Worker Repuke -- Glad she's getting slammed for it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:58 PM

53. If the majority are getting the breaks they need, then this law shouldn't be a problem

since the hospitals already comply. However, for those that don't then it will protect them. I don't think she thought this through. I also suspect (from experience) that if an emergency happened then the vast majority nurses would forgo any mandated breaks while it was happening.

*yes, I am being overly and undeservedly charitable to her in this response.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 07:15 PM

54. Oh. Fvcking. Geez.

.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 01:34 AM

56. How did GOP turn ignorance into a virtue?

And why do Republican voters keep rewarding GOP candidates for dissing the jobs, health, and finances of their fiends, families, and neighbors?

=======

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #56)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 12:51 PM

58. Good question

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 01:54 PM

60. You get what you vote for, folks.

I hope working class republican voters come to realize how much republican politicians hate them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 02:04 PM

61. The hospital nurses I know ....

The hospital nurses I know all work like galley slaves and frequently have to do things that you couldn't pay me enough to do -- deal with bleeding, vomiting, incontinent, or combative patients for a start. I am surprised that so few of them burn out in the first decade. All things considered I am more than willing to cut them some slack with protective labor legislation.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 02:20 PM

62. Let me introduce you to our redneck friends in eastern Washington

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Apr 21, 2019, 10:25 PM

63. Absolutely a lousy person!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 04:20 AM

64. Is she literally out of her mind?

My sis-in-law AND her mom were rural nurses in ALASKA and air transportation isn't always available. The two saved many, many lives - not just through medical care, they added on education.

On edit - I've personally seen BOTH of them spend 15 or so hours on a rescue or rehab mission. Tireless. And both are older than me. I'm 64.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 11:33 AM

66. Every time some smug hot-take pundit has the nerve to say

it's the Dems who have trouble connecting with "real" Americans, I wonder why stories like this never get any mention...

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