Archive for August 16th, 2009

Neck Update.


I can’t make sense of it but for a day or so after the RF procedure I thought “Oh, well this hurts but I can live with this.  If this is what it is like it’s not nearly as bad as I thought.”

Might have said something a bit too soon.  Now the dying nerves are very very insistent.  Take a big fat afghan knitting needle and forcefully stab it into your neck between C3 and C4.    Now do the same for the rest of the neck, more or less.

knitting needleDon’t forget to wiggle them around every now and then while they’re stuck in your neck.

Still the same lower-grade headache but everything around the neck is yowling.

It’s going to get better.  It’s going to get better.  It’s going to get better.  It’s going to get better.


Bless that Gnus for posting a song over at Aardvarks and Asshats that made me laugh with that deep belly-laugh chuckle.


There is at least hope.  Obama is saying he is willing to drop the “Public Option” on health care.  Let’s just hope that by conceding that it doesn’t make a watered down version of ObamaCare more likely.

Over at Bloomberg:

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said providing citizens with the option of government-run insurance isn’t essential to the Obama administration’s proposed overhaul of U.S. health care.

“What’s important is choice and competition,” Sebelius said today on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The public option itself “is not the essential element.”

We already have choice and competition.    The essential element also is not putting the government in the place of  providing health care to people.

I just don’t want to spend a lot of money on my own health care and shell out for others as well.  I shouldn’t have to apologize for that, feel guilty about it, or even do it.  It is not my job.

The effort hit trouble this month as people across the country went to town hall meetings held by members of Congress to oppose what they call a government takeover of health care. Polls show Americans increasingly disapprove of the measure that may cost $1 trillion over 10 years.

It is my hope that after the democrats twice tried to force national health care (Hillary and Obama) on people  and twice they have been soundly shouted out of the room by the American public, maybe, just maybe they will stop this nonsense of trying to buy the votes of the poor using our tax dollars.  This isn’t about giving people health care out of compassion.  This is about locking in power.


Thieves aren’t exactly in the top ten of my favorite people.  These particular thieves?  They get a pass, a pardon, an award, and my thanks.

Police started investigating the 24-year-old convicted arsonist after burglars discovered the images on a laptop they stole from Coverdale’s house in August 2008 and contacted police, the Web site reported.

So some guys (the heroes) broke in and scoped out this guy’s laptop.  What did they find?

… burglars found images of child pornography on his stolen laptop and turned it over to the police.

…. the officers found 13 illegal photos and 65 illegal videos on the computer and uncovered online conversations between Coverdale and a 14-year-old girl, during which Coverdale pretended to be a fictitious 14-year-old boy named Danny, Gazettelive.com reported.

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