Yes Fran, I am outraged!

OK, I have lots of issues today…..Appointing a fucking veterinarian to direct Women’s Health?? How many decades will this administration push back women’s issues?
I’ve been fearful of what is going to happen once the frat boy gets to make an appointment to the Supreme Court (now 2 of them, oy vey). I feel like we as a gender have been pushed aside….can you say burka? I was hoping that my generation’s strides in women’s rights would be a legacy to pass down to our children and grandchildren…was hoping that when my granddaughter is of age, there would be no glass ceiling for women in business, that women would not have to struggle as hard as men to get to the same place….

I know some of you that read Fran’s blog are young enough to think that I’m talking smack here but seriously….when I started my career in 1973, I was working in the Intensive Care Unit of a large Philly hospital…large pediatric hospital actually. I was making $4.20 an hour which really, at that time, you could live on ($5.00 to fill your gas tank)…the male nurse that started with me, also a new graduate made 10 cents an hour more. Why? (and yes I DID ask), “Because he has a family to support”. This has chapped my ass for years and you know what? It still happens!

Back to the women’s health issues….there is already a difference in the way health insurance treats male and female issues. Viagra is paid for but in many instances, birth control pills are not, did you know that? I know of what I speak, I work for an HMO. Insurance also pays for an erectaid pump in cases of erectile dysfunction and does not pay for a similar technology for women with sexual dysfunction. Need a penile implant? You can get one! Need breast implants? Sorry Miss.

On to another issue..the news. Did you learn from reading the headlines today that we’re suffering casualties in Iraq? I didn’t think so. I have a dear friend that is there as a reservist, working as a nurse doing air evacuations…didn’t hear from him all week and was beginning to worry. Heard from him briefly today, just enough time to tell me that it’s bloody and ugly over there this week…just thought you might want to know.

Enough bitching for now, but I’ll be back!

Remembering 911

Earlier I posted this but mysteriously the link that was working fine suddenly is not. Remembering what happened on 9-11-01 and what has happened to America since then has been the topic of many people around the world. I will not go into my thoughts about 911, because it makes me sick to know that people got away with mass murder and continue to get away with it to this very day, four years later.

So.Where’s Usāmah bin Muhammad bin `Awad bin Lādin, the mastermind of 911? Where is he hiding? Will the 3000 plus souls who lost their lives ever get true justice? I, as well as thousands more, have been remembering 911 ever since and demand the truth. I do believe that someday, someone will come out with evidence that will make the “Official” story look like the story of a Pet Goat.

Enough of the lies, enough of the brazen, cocky attitude that befalls the ones who did this. Americans will never forget 911, and pray God I hope that history dosen’t get the chance to preserve it in falsehood.

Spinning Katrina


I am listening right now to Bill O’Reilly, again defending the Bush Administration on what is being done about the victims of Hurricane Katrina. This guy should be fired and I am ashamed that he is a fellow American. This is a crisis of bibicial proportions, and O’Reilly, smug and cocky as ever, shows me that he is a friggin” racist in the worst way. He does not care to mention that the Bush administration cut their budget for flooding in June.

Now I hear him say that FEMA cannot do their job because of armed gangs (He failed to mention they are Black, but he lets you know in his racist baritone anyway.) He is slamming the NOLA Mayor, saying that he is not a good leader for his people, and yet,Bush flies over for a few minutes in his sanitized AF-1 at 2500′? When is enough enough? The stench from you, Bill O’Reilly is more sickening than what must be coming from Bourbon Street.

FIRE everyone who failed and is continuing to fail these people. Do not let the media sway you! These people cry “Help us!” for 6 days? Now Hannity is spewing his bullshit, trying to belittle Giraldo Rivera, after he makes a direct plea for the Jack Boots to allow the people out. Even Russia offered to help, and Bush replied? Yep, you guessed it.. NO.

So just when will YOU, the American citizen and neighbor, demand accountability? Are you that stupid? That brainwashed in just what is going on with this administration? And what about you people who work for the government? Feel a little confused lately? I challenge ANYONE to let me know why this is happening! Why fellow Americans should be allowed to die? Is Iraq more important? NO! (But the OIL is!) Both O’Reilly and these other so called commentators should be sent overseas, preferably to Angola, to live among the “colored” people they despise so much.

To Mr. O’Reilly? I have no respect for you. In fact, I respect Michael Crook (Who I detest) more! At least he doesn’t back down on what he states, unlike you Mr. “Spinmeister”. I hope that someday you will die a slow painful death, much like you have no problem with the “Bottom Feeders” of Louisiana and Alabama are each and every minute of the day and night. forget about gas prices, forget about Iraq and their “Freedom”!!! The number ONE distressing issue that has to be addressed RIGHT NOW is our fellow AMERICANS! And to those pols who want to be re-elected in 06? We are watching you. From the Haverford Blog: Awaiting Ivan in the Big Uneasy Thanks Pat!

A sub note. To Michael Marcavage: Your statement that the sinful gay people of the NOLA deserved what Katrina brought them is just plain evil. You call yourself a man of God? You are a worthless cause, a twisted soul who should be the soul patient of Haverford State Mental Hospital. Do something humbling. Go and help your fellow man and woman. In fact fellow Delconian Michael, I’ll make you a deal. I’ll drive you to Louisiana and we’ll both help.

Are you in?

Attention Delconians ! Fed up with gas prices?

I received this from a woman friend of mine on My Space. It makes perfect sense, as OPEC is putting the screws to us Americans, even in light of the horrible tragedy in the Southeast United States.

Repost this and tell your friends. We need to take this nation back. OK, Let’s fight back! Read on and do your part, only buy from the companies listed below:

TO BUY YOUR GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW!

Why didn’t George W. think of this? Gas rationing in the 80’s worked even though we grumbled about it. It might even be good for us! The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor. An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS. Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia. Just buy from gas companies that don’t import their oil from the Saudis. Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill-up the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me, my family, and my friends. I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and which major companies import Middle Eastern oil:

Arab oil:

Shell – 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco – 144, 332,000 barrels
Exxon/Mobil – 130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/Speedway – 117,740,000 barrels
Amoco – 62,231,000 barrels: “If you do the math at $70/barrel, these imports amount to over $434 BILLION!

Here are some large companies that DO NOT import Middle Eastern oil:

Citgo – 0 barrels
Sunoco – 0 barrels
Conoco – 0 barrels
Sinclair – 0 barrels
BP/Phillips – 0 barrels
Hess – 0 barrels
ARCO – 0 barrels

All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and each is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It’s really simple to do.

Come on people do it!
Go to Arab Oil Boycott

I agree, get the word out, better yet?

JUST DO IT!