Sunday, November 13, 2016

?



What do you think needs to be done for all those who will lose the health insurance they recently gained, if Obamacare is repealed?




Many of those people suffer from cancer and other chronic debilitating diseases.


Do you think they should just be ignored and allowed to live in desperation and die in agony, just because they’ve had 
bad luck?

?
The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven 
Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless'd; 
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes: 
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes 
The throned monarch better than his crown; 
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, 
The attribute to awe and majesty, 
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; 
But mercy is above this sceptred sway, 
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, 
It is an attribute to God himself; 
And earthly power doth then show likest God's 
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, [you],
Though justice be thy plea, consider this— 
That in the course of justice, none of us 
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy; 
And that same prayer, doth teach us all to render 
The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much, 
To mitigate the justice of thy plea, 
Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice 
Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there. 

~ Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice

65 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry, DD, but comments at this blogs MUST relate directly to the post to which you've responded.

      Delete
  2. Quick comment...

    I believe that a high risk pool should be established. This high risk pool would sets these individuals' rates at a certain percentage of their income. If no income, then assets should be on the table.

    Those who haven't paid into the system for an interval of 10 years would and should be out of luck -- except that charities could be established. For example, wealthy individuals and corporations could stop sending his donations overseas but rather should step up to help those Americans who have had "bad luck" with their health.

    Whatever is done to help these unfortunates, we must be careful not to destroy the health insurance of others who have been paying into the system.

    BTW, there already is a way for these unfortunates to get help: Medicaid. I know several people who have received Medicaid when their health insurance premiums climbed too high or when there was already no other way for them to get medical care.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Shaw's nemesis JoanNovember 13, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry, Joan, but comments at this blogs MUST relate directly to the post to which you've responded.

      Delete
  4. And one more thing....

    These medical charity cases should be able to be funded by small donors, too. Every dollar tax deductible!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Comments at this blogs MUST relate directly to the post to which you've responded.

      Delete
  6. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry, DD, but comments at this blogs MUST relate directly to the post to which you've responded.

      Delete
  7. I think that the DNC should be forced to pay for their Obamacare subsidies out of their own pocket. That'll teach them not to pass entitlement legislation with ZERO Republican votes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I doubt that any productive consensus can be arrived at regarding the most effective cancer treatment or the most effective way of providing health care. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who is not convinced that they are not right in what they believe.

    Some interesting info can be derived from doing a bit of research in regards to cancer treatments that have been tested by different doctors in several different countries, including both Canada and the united States, particularly during the twentieth century and the current twenty-first.

    It's interesting to discover how some people sought out specific supposed cures and some individuals who had received the final doctor's order to "get your affairs in order" because they were deemed to be passed to point of any hope to be cured. Interesting also is how certain powers were in a position to actually destroy the lives and careers of doctors that had stepped away from the dogmatic orthodoxy in control of the medical industry.

    I believe an individual should have the right to make individual medical decisions after becoming properly informed and accepting the consequences—good or bad, dire or successful—without having a board of "medical experts" deciding, because, well, we ARE the experts and know "what is best for YOU".

    What is wrong with paying for a service you use if you require it? The collectivisation of medical care, putting into the hands of professional "administrators" results in an increasing numbers of administrators at the expense of the service providers where they are most required. And this is the road that ultimately end in the dreaded so-called "Death Panels" to rein in costs.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Give All to Love

    Give all to love;
    Obey thy heart;
    Friends, kindred, days,
    Estate, good-fame,
    Plans, credit and the Muse,—
    Nothing refuse.

    ’Tis a brave master;
    Let it have scope:
    Follow it utterly,
    Hope beyond hope:
    High and more high
    It dives into noon,
    With wing unspent,
    Untold intent:
    But it is a god,
    Knows its own path
    And the outlets of the sky.

    It was never for the mean;
    It requireth courage stout.
    Souls above doubt,
    Valor unbending,
    It will reward,—
    They shall return
    More than they were,
    And ever ascending.

    Leave all for love;
    Yet, hear me, yet,
    One word more thy heart behoved,
    One pulse more of firm endeavor,—
    Keep thee today,
    Tomorrow, forever,
    Free as an Arab
    Of thy beloved.

    Cling with life to the maid;
    But when the surprise,
    First vague shadow of surmise
    Flits across her bosom young,
    Of a joy apart from thee,
    Free be she, fancy-free;
    Nor thou detain her vesture’s hem,
    Nor the palest rose she flung
    From her summer diadem.

    Though thou loved her as thyself,
    As a self of purer clay,
    Though her parting dims the day,
    Stealing grace from all alive;
    Heartily know,
    When half-gods go,   
    The gods arrive.


    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I thought people without insurance were going to emergency rooms for treatment and HC was far less expensive theneven though we were all paying for that. Well, those of us who also needed health care, paying $100 per aspirin. Yes, there is a better way.
    People who qualify for food stamps get food stamps. People who qualify for HC subsidy get a government issued card, that we ALL subsidize. It would be far cheaper and cleaner and efficient than emergency room hassle and would be much cheaper than what we even had before. No sane person wants to see anyone without health care availability.

    Then we put some people out looking at hospital and doctor bills and prosecute them for price gouging just as we prosecute anyone for price gouging.

    Of course, all of this is dependent on the removal of the majority of corruption. Medicare, for example is said to have 50% of its cost as fraud. That has to be fixed first. let me end with IBM offered the government (obama) free hardware and software to eliminate the fraud and he said No Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The RIOTING is their "plan B" in case they lost the election. Think of the riots as sanctioned extortion. This is all planned by the corrupt political elites. They are not just going to let go of their dream of global communism. Enough with the tyranny. The rule of law needs to return and be respected…and followed. "We the people" are still up against the corrupt political elites, our struggle is far from over.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I don't think that's Trump's plan: to just knock it down and move on.

    "Repeal Obamacare" is shorthand, and all but the most plonkish literalists understand that.

    I detect some goading from the left, jabbing Trump voters with "see, he's not going to repeal it," when in fact, the GOP is working out plans to indeed change it, but it can be done easiest by hollowing out ACA and putting market reforms in there.

    Trump and the GOP has also sent out signals that they know it would wreck millions of lives by just repealing and walking away, so they have to do it carefully to cause the least amount of disruption during the transition.

    Still *sigh* rabid rightwingers will be screaming because Trump didn't simply repeal it. Sensible people should ignore them and keep their contagion of stupidity from infecting others.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yes, Craig, I've heard that he's going more for amending the ACA instead of repealing it on day one, as he promised. Hillary was going to do the same thing. Also, he's not going to trash the Iran deal either.

    He did promise, like the good little dictator that he is, to jail his opponent as soon as he gets into office. That remains to be seen if he'll follow through on that totalitarian threat.

    Also, let's see how soon he builds that wall and deports those 11 million people.

    So far two of his biggest promises have been walked back.

    One other thing. His promise to "drain the swamp" is a joke as well. He's surrounding himself with old retreads from the Bush administration (Newt Gingrich?) and lobbyists. Another joke.

    Trump isn't the change he lied about.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aha! The Voice of the Termites speaks yet again!

      What do you hope to accomplish with your incessant emphasis on negatives?

      Pish Tosh and Prittle Prattle! –– as my late Mama would doubtless say to the likes of you were she here..

      Delete
    2. The Voice of the Termites And the heroine of Progressives.

      Delete
    3. Anon, worry not, you pisant whiner. We're adults and we know how DC works. Remember the oldies but goodies?

      * If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor
      * Most transparent administration ever
      * We will close Guantanamo

      * Obama still hasn't finished the job in Afghanistan. We just had troops killed there.

      * Obama sent troops BACK INTO Iraq (very quietly)

      * Obama failed to "nail shut" the revolving door of lobbyists working in his administration.

      * Obama broke his promise to bring both parties together to enact a bipartisan agenda.

      All that adds up to a FAILED PRESIDENCY. So shove it up your round hole, you waste of skin!

      Delete
    4. No need to PILE ON. I took care of the bastard sufficiently.

      Now what CONSTRUCTIVE input could you guys make to the ongoing problem of making sure everyone gets adequate MEDICAL CARE?

      Delete
    5. Good Stuff Blobster. And I appreciate people who get to the point quickly.

      Delete
    6. Single payer?

      Delete
  14. Here's how the election of Donald Trump is affecting your Northern neighbour ...

    News Update from Canada

    The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past week. The Republican presidential campaign
    is prompting an exodus among left-leaning Americans who fear they'll soon be required to hunt, pray, pay taxes, obey the law, and live according to the U.S. Constitution.

    Canadian border residents say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, liberal arts majors, global-warming activists, pampered athletes, movie stars, and "green" energy proponents crossing their fields at night.

    "I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood producer huddled in the barn," said southern Manitoba farmer Red Greenfield, whose
    acreage borders North Dakota. "He was cold, exhausted and hungry, and begged me for a latte and some free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any,
    he left before I even got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"

    In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences, but the liberals scaled them. He then installed loudspeakers that blared Rush
    Limbaugh across the fields, but they just stuck their fingers in their ears and kept coming. Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet
    liberals just south of the border, pack them into electric cars, and drive them across the border, where they are simply left to fend for themselves after
    the battery dies.

    "A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions," an Alberta border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a single bottle of Perrier
    water, or any gemelli with shrimp and arugula. All they had was a nice little Napa Valley cabernet and some kale chips. When liberals are caught, they're
    sent back across the border, often wailing that they fear persecution from Trump high-hairers.

    Rumors are circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer, study the Constitution,
    and find jobs that actually contribute to the economy.

    In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the border. Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to buy cheap
    Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half-dozen young vegans in blue-hair wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began stopping buses
    and quizzing the supposed senior citizens about Perry Como and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the '50s.

    "If they can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become very suspicious about their age," an official said.

    Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating an organic-broccoli shortage, are buying up all the Barbara Streisand CD's,
    and are overloading the internet while downloading jazzercise apps to their cell phones.

    "I really feel sorry for American liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them," an Ottawa resident said. "After all, how many art-history
    majors does one country need?

    ReplyDelete
  15. It's not just that Trump won the White House or that the GOP retained control of both houses of Congress. The GOP extended it's control in state government as well. It's now at the highest point in more than 90 years. If the GOP wins control of one more state legislature they can approve amendments to the U.S. Constitution with no opposition!

    P.S. Whatever happened to Nancy Pelosi's giant gavel? We might need it when we repeal ObamaCare!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Somebody ought to use it to crack that bitch's skull wide open, and hope she drops dead on the spot.

      \\\\\ ... Maximillion de Brute ... /////

      Delete
  16. FOR the RECORD:

    I oppose any determination always to want to give the Devil his due regarding this election. I'm also against any determination to remain MODERATE, and PHILOSOPHICAL –– i.e. TEPID.


    We KNOW what we need to do, the time for deliberation is over. It is LONG past time we got off our butts and DID what MUST be done to save the nation from utter ruin. Like it or not, we are STILL very much engaged in "a great CIVIL WAR."

    I am already sorely disappointed that our new president-elect is showing signs of crumbling on the promises he made, Namely:

    1) Immediately to REPEAL OBAMACARE and REPLACE it with something BETTER,

    2) immediately to begin construction of the WALL along our Southern Border,

    3) Summarily to EXPEL ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS who have committed VIOLENT CRIMES,

    4) to KILL the TPPA,

    5) to REPEAL NAFTA,

    6) to CONSTRUCT the KEYSTONE PIPELINE,

    7) to CUT TAXES on BUSINESS and INVESTMENT in half,

    8) to FORBID further MUSLIM IMMIGRATION –– even on a tourist visa –– to OUR shores,

    9) –– well you tell ME what #9 should be. I'm tired, but never forget this:


    "EXTREMISM IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."

    "MODERATION IN WAR IS IMBECILITY."


    Those who would be KIND to the CRUEL, are sure to be CRUEL to the KIND."

    ReplyDelete
  17. I just watched President Obama's News conference, one in which he attempted to re-write history and write bis ownlegacy by lying his ass off.

    Obama declared his administration han NEVER had any scandals...declared he had ALWAYS obeyed the rules and laws...IT WAS THE BIGGEST PILE OF CRAP I HAVE EVER HEARD COME OUT OF A PRESIDENT'S MOUTH

    - Fast and Furious, still on-going
    - Spied on Congress, reporters, Americans
    - Targeted Americans he called his enemies with the IRS
    ' 70% FOIA criminally non-compliant
    - Worked with Intl Arms dealer to arm Al Qaeida & ISIS
    - By-passed Congress repeatedly, violating Constitution and law, dragged tje US into 2 Unauthorized wars to help terrorists...
    - was found in Contempt of Court twice, still has not complued with court orders
    - protected his AG, Sect of State, Julian Castro, & Harry Reid from prosecution

    And this barely scratched the surface...

    Then he said he lectured the other guy (could not / would not say Trump's name) on how to obey the Constitution, the law, and all the rules AS HE HAD DONE.

    He said people would never know he was such an awesome President if they listened to anyone except the all-in media and anyone outside his own administration (basically saying anyone who disagrred with his faireytale version of his Presidency was a liar).

    Obama is one of the most lawless President in US history, & all this press conference was, as shown, was an attempt to re-write history / write his own history/legacy!

    It was all I could do not to throw up. After this press conference I so can't wait until this "person" to leave office!
    And welcome President Trump !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. With Clarity We SpeakNovember 14, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

      Delete
  18. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  20. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  21. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  22. What Exactly Are the Left Protesting? The Entitled Left simply can't mentally process the election results much less why it happened.!
    Personally think that they are protesting free elections, rule of law, peaceful transition of power.

    ReplyDelete
  23. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  25. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Well, the repeal of Obamacare could affect me in a pretty bad way in the future, but I'm not there yet. I am not affected by it at this time. However, that doesn't mean I'm in great shape. As it is now, I may have to settle for "other drugs," generics, and hopefully some freebees just to be able to afford my chemo/immuno. I will be disabled, so I have SS coming along. My medical bills are already so high, I am effectively in "poverty" so I will have to rely on Medicaid for at least the next year, and that will leave me with mountains of debt and, sadly, probably a lower quality of treatment. It's depressing. For many years I made very good incomes, paid lots of taxes, and always had the best health coverage. Things are tougher these days, but these days just happen to be when I got sick. It's all just a horrible system. I paid for lots of people's very good treatment, but now that I need it? SOL. I wish I was German or British or Canadian right now. I really do. That's sad too.

    JMJ

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jersey,

      Any one of us could be in your place right now. I pray you get through it.

      Yours is but one of millions of examples of why Trump cannot just "Repeal it!" like the rightwing Pigheads are screaming.

      Whatever they agree with congress on, they will have to transition into it because you can't just yank the rug out from millions of people.

      Delete
    2. Jersey, Mr. Trump has said consistently that he intends to REPEAL and REPLACE Obamacare with something much better. He has said these twin objectives must be accomplished SIMULTANEOUSLY.

      I certainly understand how you must feel right now, and have nothing but sympathy for you, believe me, but I've been through more crises than i colud tell you about, myself. It's been terrifying at times, but I have INSISTED on maintaining FAITH in a benevolent God, especially in facing the terrors of Poverty and Dread Disease. I can't say it hasn't been difficult, but so far He has never let me down, and I will be 76 in April.

      I will ray for you,even though I know you don't ever even want to be a Believer. I do this out of affection, empathy and the hope it may do you some good. I do NOT pray to try to {prove a point." That would be prideful and ungodly.

      As for Britain and the rest of socialist Europe, care is rationed there, and to always readily available. It's very like our dysfunctional VA. They keep you waiting in long lines in the hope of obtaining much-needed treatment you may never get before it's too late to do you any good.

      At any rate, please accept this {{{{{{{{{ HUG }}}}}}}}} as a gesture of good will and best wishes in my part.

      Please keep checking in here. And don't let the bastards get you down.

      Delete
    3. Your prayers are deeply appreciated and heart-warming, thank you. Big ol' hug right back at ya'! It's spread pretty bad, but it's still treatable. I'm gonna make it. ;)

      Long before this happened to me, I've been regularly calling for universal healthcare, as you all know, all too annoying well. We do it for our elderly, and works pretty well (we really need to move to keeping the terminally ill in their homes and better palliative and home system, but I tangent). And there's plenty of room for the private sector in there. ALl countries with universal healthcare still have healthy private healthcare sectors, it's just that their place is altered. It's more than just about healthcare. It's heartbreaking to see my wife put on a strong face when confronting the tremendous difficulty of just surviving this thing financially, while her husband is getting heavy-duty chemo (got two shots of the "Red Devil" today). Millions of American families go through that, with or without private health insurance, every day, year after year. It is the number one cause of bankruptcy. We are the only developed country that allows for this callous and counter-productive lapse in our civilization. And this rationing thing? Their outcomes are just as good or better than ours, they are far more cost efficient, and our very system itself creates a natural rationing of care that falls on the poor and rural. Besides, show me an example of this rationing you speak of? A few anecdotes here and there? They aren't rationing care. They are doing what insurance does, but without nearly all the profiteering, of sorting through claims and getting people paid, without getting ripped-off, as best as possible. That's the best we can do. What we have now is not. What we have now is a complex pile of headaches to add to whatever is ailing us.

      JMJ

      Delete
  27. Trump will bring Churchill back to the White House after Obama embarrassed himself and our nation by removing the bust and replacing it with a picture of himself on the cover of the radical leftist rag, The New Yorker.

    Barack Obama EMBARRASSED HIMSELF AND THE NATION when he removed the Churchill bust from the Oval Office in 2009.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sure, but what does that have to do with the problem of distributing MEDICAL CARE equitably and efficiently?

      I must insist you STAY in TOPIC, please.

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

      Delete
  28. Chew on this, Mr Jersey!
    Last night I was asked by a long tome friend of mine, how I could ever support Trump after the comments he made over 11 years ago about women and if I would still support him if he made those comments to my daughter? My response was this....If he had put our nations security at risk, I would not vote for him. If his organization received large donations from countries that killed women and gays, I would not vote for him. If he boasted 30 Years of government experience, but still could not discern if an email was classified or not, without someone letting him know if it was or not, I would not vote for him. If he boasted about how he has defended children his entire life, but is for abortion, (even late term, when the child can feel pain) I would not vote for him. If he caused lives to be destroyed in Benghazi and then lied to the faces of the parents as they stood at their child's casket, I would not vote for him. If people who came against him mysteriously turned up dead, I would not vote for him. If he suddenly developed a southern accent when he was in the South, campaigning, I would not vote for him. If he continually broke the law and that was ignored, I would not vote for him, but right now, the ONLY person who does ALL these things is Hillary. Right now, the fact that Donald made these remarks over 12 years ago, does not move me. I'm bigger than those remarks and we all have said stupid things throughout our lives. To me, the fact that Hillary lies continuously, is a much bigger problem. We can see the effects of her lies by the state of our poor country right now...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mr. "know it all"

      Did you read Jersey's comments? Do you live in a cartoon, spewing out canned crap?

      When someone attempts to engage you in conversation, do you spit out non-sequiturs?

      Why not talk about hot air balloons in response to what he has said? It would make more sense.

      Rightwing loonies and leftwing loones should be locked up together in a nuthatch on an archipelago somewhere...

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

      Delete
    3. Silver,

      Remember please the words of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as He hung dying in agony on the Cross:

      "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do."

      Delete
    4. PS: I would add that though his remarks were Off-Tooic and insensitive to Jersey's present plight, nothing Mr. K said was not true.

      Mr. K is a "LITANIST" one of many such spawned by the accursed campaign –– Sean Hannity being the most notable as well as the most prominent.

      If he were a LIAR or a Lying Screaming BITCH like A Proud Progressive, I would be more sympathetic to your condemnatory tone.

      While we disapprove of BOILERPLATE and Off-Topic remarks from BOTH sides, we reserve our most virulent, bilious excoriation primarily for LEFTISTS.

      Unlike some I could name I don't believe the Middle of the Road is the best place to be. It is after all the place where one is most likely to get RUN OVER.

      Delete
    5. It's not about "middle of the road;" it is about listening to what someone said before loading up the BS cannon and firing back.

      Anyway, I wish you had deleted all my comments like I asked you to. I made my response at WH.

      Delete
    6. Freethinke: Do you notice how your pet "litanyist" smears up your walls then moves on? He never responds to anyone.

      He's a smear and run bot.

      Delete
  29. So, when did it happen? America did not go to hell in a hand basket over night. It took time, and an ongoing assault to try and bring her to her knees.
    Was it when someone decided our pledge of allegiance was so offensive because our forefathers dared pen "one nation under God"?

    Was it the day some atheist decried that prayer in our schools could no longer be tolerated?

    Did it happen when someone in a position of influence and power made the decision that our schools could no longer present a Christmas concert or play; "they will be,from this day forward, referred to as winter or holiday events". Anything to keep a mention of Christ out of the mix, I suppose. Frosty and Rudolph ok. Moses?, Jesus?, not so much. How sad is that?
    Maybe it happened when our children were told that prayer and reading their Bible during school hours and on school property could no longer be tolerated.

    Maybe it was when we elected a Racist president, Or maybe it was when the country decided that Socialism, Progressiveism, was the way to go?
    Maybe it was when these Idiots in Hollywood, TV, and on Footballs fields influenced our children.
    I'm thinking it has not helped that immigrants to our country, illegally or otherwise, are put before our veterans when it comes to employment, healthcare, small business loans, college loans, etc.
    Was it when our elected officials decided their bank accounts are more important than the citizens that gave them their jobs?

    Maybe the fact that our president made time to have representatives from a terror organization visit him at the white house but could not give the prime minister of Israel the time of day. And who the heck is Glozell? Really?

    Just a thought here, but when did it become so danged terrible that we have winners and losers in anything competitive? How soon will our kids and grandkids receive passing test scores for just showing up for class? C'mon, folks. A medal or trophy for participating? If thats the case every man and woman to ever wear a military uniform and serve our country should be awarded the medal of honor. Failure is not all together a bad thing. It should make us try harder. Work harder. Study harder. If you're sitting on your butt waiting for success to fall in your entitled lap you're going to be sitting there a long time.

    When a youngster approaches me at work and says "yes sir, no sir, please and thank you" I want to hug 'em. And then I want to hunt down their mama and daddy and hug them too!

    When I hold a door open for someone or let them ahead of me in line and they blast on by like its their birthright I don't see it as only a rude individual, but as the product of their environment.

    Greed nor envy has helped us. At all. The lack of a moral compass by our so called leaders has bred a generation to believe that its no longer "all for one and one for all", but its all about "me, me, me".

    By now some of you who started reading my rant have found better things to do or written me off as another redneck conservative with a bad attitude and too many guns, so I'll call it a night for now. I'll pray for my family and friends. I'll pray for my fellow citizens and those not blessed to have been born an American. I'll pray for our new president Donald Trump and his family.
    And I'll pray for America. She needs our prayers now more than ever . I'll even pray for the old friends that DE-friended me from their Facebook accounts, and who nlo loner want my friendship because I am a Trump supporter.

    God bless America

    ReplyDelete
  30. My Attorneys You are Hearing FromNovember 15, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  31. A Very Proud, and pissed off ProgressiveNovember 15, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Sorry Mr Free, but your outlook on the election is ALL wet!
    I will Acknowledge that Hillary made mistakes. But mistakes offer no explanation or excuse for putting a bigot, malicious bully, misogynist, charlatan, and fascist in the White House. Frankly, I think America has lost all moral bearings. Steve Bannon, a vicious anti-Semite, is named to a top advisory position. Newt Gingrich wants to resurrect the former House of Un-American Activities, a McCarthy-era atrocity of smear, oppression, and persecution. Since the election, daily reports of hate crimes and violent attacks on Black and Latino minorities, on Muslims ... on women (one was sucker punched in a New York cafe today).

    None of this is acceptable to me. Who among my neighbors voted for this madman? Who among the anonymous faces at the checkout counter? Am I free to reveal or express myself in public without some maniac attacking me? No, I no longer feel safe here.

    My great-grandfather was executed by the Nazis, and the alt-right is a true fascist movement capable repeating history. Since the election, I have given serious thought to putting my hose up for sale and leaving the country. I can no longer stay here under these conditions.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bye bye! And don't let the door hit you in the ass as you leave. If you make good on your ill-considered threat to exit the country, you shan't be missed

      Delete
  32. A Very Proud And Pissed Off Progressive.November 15, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Look Mr. Free, Trump may have bamboozled you and millions of gullible fools like you but not millions of CLEAR thinking Americans.

    I look at how a person has conducted himself in life to see what that person may do in the future.

    trump is 70 years old. He's led a life of privilege and conning people. FT may overlook a person's character, but I won't.

    He's cheated and conned and lied his way to the presidency. He's facing a racketeering/fraud court case -- the first president in the history of America to ever be proud to have that happen. He also is facing a few thousand other court cases -- again another first for an American president. The child rape case was dropped, and we don't know why his accuser did so, but it is curious that she did just before the election.

    We do know from others who have dealt with trump that he is a craven, lazy, spoiled man who needs to win no matter who he destroys or hurts. He's a man who, even married to a beautiful woman, bragged about screwing other women, bragged about screwing other married women. He's a man who had no problem with a shock jock calling his young daughter "a piece of ass," in front of him. What sort of a father does that? I'll tell you, a man who has no character, no honor, no anything that normal husbands, fathers, and decent human beings have.

    Just look at who he's surrounded himself with. Steve Bannon is an anti-Semite and White Supremacist. People who called Mr. Obama every filthy name in the book as well as slandered his wife now can sit back and be proud of the sort of people who will be in the People's House.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My my my! Such carryings on! Have you never heard that "People who live in glass houses should never throw stones?"

      Delete
  33. The Black Lives Matter and anti-Trump protesters have made a point of blocking highways across the country. In most of these protests it infringes the rights of other Americans who are trying to get to work on time or home to their families. But now, these protesters put their right to be heard above that of a citizen needing urgent medical care.

    These fucking protesters should be arrested and charged with MURDER!


    I hope that Shaw and her Ilk are proud!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Ahoy, Ahoy! Why no new posts? Did you lose the keys to the establishment again?

    All the best,

    Aliestaire

    ReplyDelete
  35. The responses in this thread have been a tremendous disappointment, Allistaire. With very few exception NO ONE responded to the questions asked in my post with any constructive input, while EVERYONE seems seems hellbent on continuing to scrap with others while harping endlessly –– and stupidly –– on negatives.

    I have had to jettison MOST of the comments that came in because of this moronic lack of respect for our rules and for common decency.

    Mr. Trump's victory will signify NOTHING if "we" continue to carry on in this degrading, self-defeating fashion.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean. Sad, isn't it

      >>> Lulu Sukitupski

      Delete
  36. The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
    It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless'd;
    It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes:
    'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
    The throned monarch better than his crown;
    His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty,
    Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
    But mercy is above this sceptred sway,
    It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
    It is an attribute to God himself;
    And earthly power doth then show likest God's
    When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, [you],
    Though justice be thy plea, consider this—
    That in the course of justice, none of us
    Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
    And that same prayer, doth teach us all to render
    The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much,
    To mitigate the justice of thy plea,
    Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice
    Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there.


    ~ Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice

    I wonder very seriously if the great majority even knows what "mercy" IS anymore?

    I wonder too if anyone teaches children the Golden Rule anymore?

    Does anyone teach children to "consider" others anymore?

    Does anyone know –– or care –– what "altruism" might be?

    ReplyDelete
  37. Bunch of dumb bunnies on this thread, FT. You're right they don't read the post before commenting.

    I'm beginning to think Single Payer might be the best way to go after all. It's just too damned complicated for most to understand the way it is now. What mess!

    ReplyDelete

IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING, YOU DON'T BELONG HERE, SO KINDLY GET OUT AND STAY OUT.

We welcome Conversation
But without Vituperation.
If your aim is Vilification ––
Other forms of Denigration ––
Unfounded Accusation --
Determined Obfuscation ––
Alienation with Self-Justification ––
We WILL use COMMENT ERADICATION.


IN ADDITION

Gratuitous Displays of Extraneous Knowledge Offered Not To Shed Light Or Enhance the Discussion, But For The Primary Purpose Of Giving An Impression Of Superiority are obnoxiously SELF-AGGRANDIZING, and therefore, Subject to Removal at the Discretion of the Censor-in-Residence.