Archive for August 21st, 2009

End of the week update:

Well, it has been a long week.  I’m not able to put ice on my neck at work as the doctor so unhelpfully suggested because I have to move, talk to people, use whiteboards, etc.

So I’m still on meds to maintain some level of comfort.  As a baseline I didn’t take anything this afternoon, just to see what this felt like with nothing to take the edge off.   It doesn’t feel like a bad sunburn at all.  The docs and nurses are wrong.

Ever grab a hangnail and yang it only to peel off a 1/2″ long and 1/8″ wide strip of skin with it? It feels like that.

A lot like that.

This too shall pass.  This too shall pass.


And I quote:

If President Obama has his way, you’ll soon be hearing about his health care package when you go to your church or synagogue to pray.

Thousands of religious leaders got a call from on high Wednesday when Obama reached out to Jewish and Christian clergy, urging them to push health care reform from the pulpit.

Obama spoke to about 140,000 people of faith in a conference call and webcast Wednesday evening. He and a White House official discussed the moral dimension of health care, telling the mostly Christian audience that “this debate over health care goes to the heart of who we are as a people.”


“I can’t imagine why it would be appropriate for a president even to suggest a partnership with God somehow was connected to his ideas for health care,” said the Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.

Well, that makes at least two of us.


Us teabaggers are fed up and we’re not going to take it any more!

If Democratic lawmakers thought all the furor over President Obama’s health care plan expressed this month at town hall meetings was dying down, they might be in for a surprise Saturday.

That’s when citizens are planning anti-“Obamacare” rallies across the country Saturday in all 435 congressional districts.

And their message is clear: We will not stand for socialized, government-controlled health care.

The same groups who made the “tax tea parties” possible in April are behind this weekend’s movement. American Liberty Alliance, FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity are working with The Sam Adams Alliance, among others, to stage the rallies.

Catch that?  “”The same groups who made the “tax tea parties” possible in April are behind this weekend’s movement”

Yes, those same groups that made it possible are the people who were pissed off and showed up.

Just because a group stages a rally means squat.  People who give a rat’s tushy showing up are what make them possible, not alliance groups.

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