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Aristus

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Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 44,586

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I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Man, the public perception of the Bush family has gone up dramatically since Trump came along.

All this talk of grace, class, sophistication, etc in the wake of former POTUS George H. W. Bush's death.

Once viewed as intellectually retrograde, (a visitor to the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Maine reported that he was unable to find a book to read anywhere in the house.), the Bushes are now touted as 'Ivy League graduates'.

Once perceived (not unfairly) as swimming in an ocean of petite bourgeois mediocrity, now they are celebrated as a dynamic Kennedy-style family devoted to public service.

Their groping, handsy patriarch is now warmly remembered as classy and gentlemanly.


'Better than Trump, at least' is not, in my estimation, necessarily a good thing.

George H. W. Bush was Commander-In-Chief when I was in the Gulf in 1991.

I had voted for him three years before, so I didn't have a problem with that.

The best I'll say for him is that at least he had the good sense not to invade Baghdad, and to leave Saddam Hussein where he was. He knew what an endless bloodbath invading and occupying would be. Too bad he couldn't convince his colossal fuck-up of a son of that.

Anyone who thinks Iraq wasn't sufficiently punished for invading Kuwait never saw the 'Highway Of Death'.




Ah! The mimosa! I love mimosas!

They're the most socially-acceptable form of day-drinking...



GWB justified the War in Iraq with "Saddam Hussein was MEAN to my Daddy!"

'Daddy' being George Herbert Walker Bush.

1. Decorated World War II combat pilot.
2. Youngest aviator in US Naval history.
3. Successful oil man.
4. Ambassador to China.
5. Director of the CIA.
6. Two-term Vice President.
7. President of the United States.
8. Elder statesman.
9. Still went skydiving in his eighties.


How is it possible this guy needed his colossal fuck-up of a son to stick up for him?

I have a patient on my schedule today who is a heavy smoker. Complaint: "Lungs are hurting."



Sometimes, there aren't enough faces or palms to do the facepalm a situation truly deserves.

I sometimes wonder why smokers come to me for medical advice. They never follow it.

"Quit smoking".

Nope...

Anybody know this TV movie from the 70's?

It was about a woman who is a serial murder (she may be a black widow, marrying and then killing men for their money), who kills her prey in sometimes bizarre ways.

For example, one of her victims is trapped in a sealed up bathroom with the faucets (that the murderer sabotaged) running continuously until he drowns.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Wednesday Night Wine Buzz. Anybody still up?

Couldn't wait for Friday. Got Thanksgiving weekend off...

How are all my Loungers tonight?

I love you all...

Shit. My new clinic manager is a gun-nut and just found out I'm ex-military.

"Hey! You must really be in to guns, huh?"



Had to set him straight on that score. I got the whole gun craziness out of my system in the Army. I don't own guns, I don't like guns, and we need much stronger gun control in this country.

Then, just as sort of a conspiratorial aside, I told him I had been a tank crewman. Once you've shot a tank cannon, nothing else satisfies.

He bugged out pretty quick once he discovered he's not getting a new gun-buddy...

A patient of mine was stabbed to death Saturday night. By another patient of mine.

We're holding a candlelight vigil in his memory tonight after work.

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There it is: The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, PST. 100 years ago today.

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