Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member


SouthernDem4ever's Journal
SouthernDem4ever's Journal
August 28, 2022

We should start a category called "Today's Stupid Headlines"

Here are a few examples :

from usatoday front page

Charges for mishandling classified documents are rare. What that means for Trump.

Ya, they're rare because we never had such a huge criminal in the white house - other than nixon, and at least he didn't take classified docs.

You can't not 'believe' in abortion. Here's why

Abortion is not a belief system you moron headline writer. Only rightwing nutjobs that use religion to control our bodies are guilty of using beliefs.

Americans are running out of money as prices, inflation soars.

Not all Americans, just the hard-working class that have been ripped off by our system for decades.

On to the next stupid newspapers.
August 19, 2022

McConnell offers rebuke of violence toward FBI, law enforcement

from usatoday



McConnell said attacks on law enforcement agencies are "completely unacceptable.""I think attacks on law enforcement agencies is completely unacceptable," McConnell told reporters during a visit to Greater Cincinnati on Thursday. "Acts of violence are not protected by the First Amendment and people who engage in acts of violence need to pay the price for it," McConnell told reporters, one week after an armed man wearing body armor tried to gain entry to Cincinnati's FBI headquarters. "Hopefully all people in public life will push back against that," McConnell said when asked about growing threats and anti-law enforcement rhetoric following the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

Sure Mitch. You could have gotten rid of trump in the first impeachment but you shirked your duties and F'd the country. You are just as complicit as the assholes making the threats.
August 8, 2022

LIV Golf lawsuit shatters friendly facade among PGA Tour players. Now it's personal Opinion

If evidence is required of just how fraught emotions have become in the battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf — or, more accurately, between Tour players and LIV's patsy plaintiffs — then consider the example of Davis Love III. Throughout his almost 40-year career, Love has been the epitome of a genteel professional golfer, unfailingly polite toward colleagues and so buttoned-down that his idea of a revolutionary act is wearing pants of an off-khaki hue.

Suddenly, the establishment's ideal of a company man has morphed into Davis le rouge, an Ocasio-Cortez in Ralph Lauren pinstripes, encouraging boycotts from a constituency that usually only cares about slow play and high taxes, while insisting that no LIV player will darken the door of his Presidents Cup team room, even if declared eligible by fait of the court.

And he's not even the angriest guy out there.

Finally, we've reached the inevitable point at which the PGA Tour's carefully-constructed tapestry of collegiality comes apart at the seams. That image was always less organic than enforced, with disciplinary actions against players who spoke ill publicly of a fellow member. The intent was to create a commercially attractive impression of golf as being free of jerks, cheats, cokeheads, wife-beaters and other blackguards.

That façade held through the early defections to LIV, as Tour loyalists insisted they'd remain friends with the departed. But in the wake of Wednesday's legal filings by LIV players — one an injunction request that would force three of them into the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs, the other an antitrust claim that challenges the Tour's supposed monopoly — the fissures are expanding rapidly.

"Their vision is cherry-picking what events they want to play on the PGA Tour. Obviously, that would be the higher world ranking events and bigger purses," said a visibly irked Billy Horschel. "It's frustrating. They made a decision to leave and they should go follow their employer. I know there are guys a lot more angry and frustrated about it than me."

"What they're doing by going over there is detrimental to our Tour. You can't have it both ways," said Will Zalatoris. "A lot of guys will be pretty frustrated if they're allowed to do both."

"Please stay away in your fantasy land," Joel Dahmen tweeted.

read more


A very sad time for Golf in America. I still can't believe a bunch of golfers sold out to a tyrannical govt with an atrocious record on human rights.

August 7, 2022

A challenge for antiabortion states: Doctors reluctant to work there

In a few years, Olgert Bardhi's skills will be in high demand. A first-year resident in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, he'll be a full-fledged physician by 2025 in a nation facing a shortage of primary care doctors.

The trouble for Texas: Because of the state's strict antiabortion laws, Bardhi's not sure he will remain there.

Although he doesn't provide abortion care right now, laws limiting the procedure have created confusion and uncertainty over what treatments are legal for miscarriage and keep him from even advising pregnant patients on the option of abortion, he said. Aiding and abetting an abortion in Texas also exposes doctors to civil lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

"It definitely does bother me," Bardhi said. "If a patient comes in, and you can't provide them the care that you are supposed to for their well-being, maybe I shouldn't practice here. The thought has crossed my mind."

He is balancing his concern with his sense that he can do more good by staying, including counseling patients on obtaining contraception.

Bardhi's uncertainty reflects a broader hesitancy among some doctors and medical students who are reconsidering career prospects in red states where laws governing abortion have changed rapidly since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, according to interviews with health-care professionals and reproductive health advocates.

One large medical recruiting firm said it recently had 20 obstetrician-gynecologists turn down positions in red states because of abortion laws. The reluctance extends beyond those interested in providing abortion care, as laws meant to protect a fetus could open doctors up to new liabilities or limit their ability to practice.

It remains unclear how thoroughly career decisions being made amid the upheaval and confusion since the Supreme Court's decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization will translate to a lasting geographic shift. But amid a national shortage of reproductive health practitioners, the early evidence indicates that red states have, at minimum, put themselves at a disadvantage in the competition for crucial front-line providers, experts said.

One large health-care staffing firm, AMN Healthcare, said clients in states with abortion bans are having greater trouble filling vacancies because some prospective OB/GYN candidates won't even consider opportunities in states with new or pending abortion bans.

Tom Florence, president of Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, cited 20 instances since the Supreme Court ruling where prospects specifically refused to relocate to states where reproductive rights are being targeted by lawmakers.

"To talk to approximately 20 candidates that state they would decline to practice in those restrictive states, that is certainly a trend we are seeing," Florence said. "It is certainly going to impact things moving forward."

Three candidates turned down one of the firm's recruiters, who was working to fill a single job in maternal fetal medicine in Texas, he said: "All three expressed fear they could be fined or lose their license for doing their jobs."

In another example, a physician contacted by phone by an AMN Healthcare recruiter trying to fill a post in an antiabortion state "simply said, 'Roe versus Wade,' and hung up," Florence said.

Florence said the shift has especially serious implications for small, rural hospitals, which can afford just a small number of maternal specialists or, in some cases, only one.

Read more .....


Profile Information

Member since: Mon Jul 26, 2021, 07:16 PM
Number of posts: 5,199

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»SouthernDem4ever's Journal