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.
* 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.