Monday, June 22, 2009


As America wrestles with Health Care reform and the mind boggling assortment of lies distortions half truths, promises denials and lobbying efforts by big business interests. Let me be clear America deserves nothing less than a Public Option health care system. America does not need insurance it needs a Government that cares about the health of its citizens

In Feb 1972 our first child was born. A boy healthy at first but when he was six weeks old he started projectile vomiting and unable to keep down milk. Diagnoses and emergency surgery indication pyloric stenosis a muscle surrounding the bowel is cutting off the flow. He is as healthy as a horse and 37 years old. After having received emergency surgery.

July 1973 boy number two was born. No problems till he started experiencing ear aches and specialist treatments were required. He grew out of the problems he had and except from a broken arm at gym class and multiple road rashes from skate boarding. Look at him now.

December 1976 darling daughter made it here kicking and screaming and changing lives forever. All was well until she was two and a half and got meningitis. Because our system works as well as it does she was diagnosed and on treatment within two hours of seeing a Dr. She was twenty one days in hospital and recovered fully

The total cost to my family for all the above birth, surgery, and critical care eighty dollars for ambulance service getting daughter to children’s hospital.
I can’t even begin to describe all the myriad issues around the growing years, but the cost of health care was never a real issue. The cost was contained it was affordable and universal when ever a Dr. ordered a test or procedure it was done without cost, and as much haste as emergency required

On Feb 14 1996 breast cancer demanded my wife have a radical mastectomy, chemo therapy followed along with radiation. This trilogy Wendy tagged as hack, poison, and burn. An apt description, but it did save her life. And instead of bankrupting this family it cost us nothing beyond our health care premium.

America is poised to make the most significant change it will ever make. This change will not only heal the sick it will empower the Nation. When the middle class and poorest people in the nation are no longer threatened with financial ruin by being sick or in need of critical care imagine the possibilities. When business is no longer hampered with high cost insurance and has a choice with a program that won’t cripple them then small business will flourish.

On Wednesday evening President Obama will speak to the nation on this subject listen to him and disregard the naysayer’s disregard the insurance lobby and blue dogs and republicans in the pocket of big business. Listen to the President get his back and push him in the direction he wants to go. This is the single most important reform issue in America today. Make it happen!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Not Health Insurance Reform HEALTH CARE REVOLUTION

The major corporations have run America long enough. This is the single most important issue in America today. Corporations do determine who lives and who dies. The medical insurance concept is fatally flawed. I sure hope these insurance companies had insurance for what is about to happen next.

REVOLUTION must come in some form of public option. REVOLUTION must come from the people demanding this of the politicians they elected. If a politician wishes to display corporate allegiance, over constituents needs, deal with him in a democratic manner. If a politician wishes to display allegiance to constituents need before corporate benefactors, applaud them loudly. Above all America get involved make a noise about this issue. CORPORATIONS have no conscience. The government is responsible “To We the People” Trust but verify at the polls.

I am Canadian. I have a Personal Care Card good anywhere in Canada. This card is part of my national ID good for national voting requirements, my plan is compulsory as I live in this country. No one in Canada is refused treatment or denied access to medical needs for any reason. My coverage does not include optometry or dental but I can live with that. My prescription drugs are not covered either but remember Americans were buying drugs up here online at a very much reduced rate. The Pharmaceutical companies can sell drugs for less and still make money

On Sunday morning I was not watching CNN, but it was on, I saw John King sitting in a diner interviewing some people on this issue of reform. One woman there stated she paid fifteen hundred dollars a month for insurance. That is incomprehensible to me. Eighteen thousand dollars a year involuntary whoreism, somebody getting rich someone getting screwed.

It is being reported today at That one hundred and nineteen million who have health insurance would switch to a public option if you couple that with the forty million people who don’t have insurance then half of America will welcomes this REVOLUTION.

The fallout from the HEALTH CARE Revolution will sew the seeds of social reform for years to come imagine a reduction in cost from fifteen hundred dollars a month fifty four dollars a month Canadian? You must push back against the Insurance, Pharmaceutical lobby Take off the gloves and make politicians do what is right for all the people START THE HEALH CARE REVOLUTION IN A VENUE CLOSE TO HOME AND START IT NOW.
Your life does depend on it!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Mr. Inhofe President Obama is on America’s side. That would be the side of decency, openness, common sense, diplomacy, truth. The restoration of America’s standing in the world and an outreach that extends from Europe to Asia and now the entire Arab world. You don’t understand that because you are a Republican and these truths are not self evident to those who still think George and Dick rule the word.

America is now moving forward. The past is past, the present is but a moment, the future is all there is. That future now holds promise for all Americans not just corporate friends and special interest groups of the Bush base. Not just the elite and richest one or two percent of the country. Those days are over. Yours and your party’s days are numbered as well unless the hate and vitriolic rhetoric are toned down. Your base did well during the Bush administration. It was the people your constituents that suffered.

Quit saying NO, quit trying to be significant with absurdity. Try common ground. Your party has left a great big hole in the ground financially and morally the country is not better off under the stewardship of the Republicans. The Republican day in the sun is over. Grow up move on and be a part of the solution for as it is you are the problem. Which side will you be on?

Monday, June 1, 2009


{I am now officially pissed off.}
When the murder of Dr. Tiller who I never heard of until today, becomes the target of domestic terrorism from the religious community and their misguided principals over an issue of settled law and common sense. I say the gloves are off for any and all that condone this form of violence. The so called religious community is more in keeping with radical extremism than any religion I know.

When did the Christians first become so militant? That murder in the name of God was necessary was the word of God flawed? What the fuck ever happened to tolerance understanding and decency is this religion so insecure that those opponents to theological dogma be murdered? Is this the pronunciation of the GOP rather than the GOD? How do we of reason allow this to happen? The hate mongers among us must be stopped dead in their tracks. This is terrorism no other word fits. Terrorism murder and religion are not and should not be compatible but they are.

Are you trying to tell me that Jesus would condone this? Who are you people that this behavior becomes acceptable? This is not the Christian enclave I grew up in!!.