Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Random Wednesday Thoughts and Update

It's a bright, sunny and cold day in Ohio and I'm cranky as hell-- and I haven't even brought in the mail yet to see what fresh hell awaits.

* Today is the 236th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and I encourage y'all, in memory of those brave men to contact your Congressmen and Senators to remember that they work for US.

* I saw Dr. Maria yesterday and am the not so proud owner of another scrip (which I don't think I need) and was advised that my potassium level was a little high so I should watch my diet -- no more bananas. I think I have figured out the biggest problem -- I drink too much coffee and Diet Coke so I'm going to try to cut that down. Sigh. Given the state of this country, I should probably drink heavily anyway. It may not help my health but I won't care.

* I had to take Miss Ruby to the car doctor yesterday -- it wasn't anything major but it still cost $78 bucks -- it took less than an hour. Sigh. It's going to be a reign of frugality for a while. Poverty sucks.

* I sent emailed and telephoned my Congress Critters today. Here is the letter/email that went via email to Senator Voinovich and Brown and Congressman Boccieri today:

Today is the 236th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. It was the day when the citizens rose against "taxation without representation" and gave birth to the American Revolution.

I think we need a new revolution so the citizens of this country can have decent health care whether we are rich or not.

I truly believe that people are dying because of lack proper health care. The way things are going, I will be one of them. I presently am being denied care that I need by Medicaid and it's terribly unfair to have one's health decided by a bureaucrat. It destroys one's self-esteem and I truly believe that people are dying because of it.

The Declaration of Independence states: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The above rights are damned hard to achieve without decent medical care.

Thank you.

Kay Dennison

* I have no enthusiasm for the holidays whatsoever so I'm mostly ignoring them.

* Here's a video clip from the film 1976 "Network" that speaks to us more relevantly today that it did back then. If you are fortunate enough to have a secure life, you might not agree, but there are many Americans -- especially elders -- who are
suffering. And it's a disease that spreading due to the lack of concern or action by our representatives. You could be next -- and if that doesn't scare y'all, I don't know what will.

Happy Blogging!!!!!!



  1. Liked your letter and yes I remembered about my congressmen and senators.

    Sorry you have to give up your bananas. We have had to change our diets so many times I have forgotten what its like to eat normal :)

    It would be nice if they invented a car that never had to be fixed. But then people would be out of work.

    I too, haven't been in the holiday mood. I sent out my cards but haven't decorated the house yet. The older I get the faster the holidays sneak up on me :)

    You take care, kiddo

  2. I was canceling Christmas because I shared your feelings, but yesterday that changed. My daughter invited me to her house in California for the holidays and now Christmas is 'on' again. I hope you get a similar surprise that makes the holiday bright for you, Kay.

  3. Mad as hell. Me too.

  4. Kay, I hope that both of us can get a dose of Merry Christmas in time to celebrate them.

  5. I just saw this poll on TV that said more people were now against health care reform. Can that be? Do people really want things to stay as they are? Arrrrghhhh!


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