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August 31, 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-08-31

Filed under: Tweets — Tags: — ecogeek @ 3:29 pm
  • "You have a flea repellant." "She's passed out!" #
  • Detroit: better than the 1500's! #
  • Had fun at kate's party. She doesn't this though because she refuses to get twitter. #

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August 29, 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-08-29

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August 28, 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-28

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  • I was going to have everyone wish @tamarisk good luck, but she beat me too it. Good luck! 🙂 #
  • So @tamarisk's moms dog pees on the chair and somehow its @tamarisk's fault?! Awha?! #
  • @NikHargis I think they sell those at Gotcha… in reply to NikHargis #
  • I think I'll cook before making cohesive block post. It will come though. #
  • Well that was pointless. I'll take all my tweets and try to form a cohesive blog post when I get home. I'm sad. #
  • I just want to get out here before the ick gets on me… my soul feels dirty. I'm showering when I get home. #
  • The more I listen to these … subhumans, the more I think that this isn't my country… ×sigh× #
  • The bill says that doctors get reimbersed for discussing end of life decisions with patients. #
  • CM: the irony about the end of life panel misinfomation is that in the bill, it brings the fmly together to make sure the person has control #
  • Ow, the idiots are loud. Let's see how she responds. #
  • @tamarisk mmm brownies in reply to tamarisk #
  • @NikHargis well cookies are nom. 🙂 in reply to NikHargis #
  • And of course someone yelled after the prayer, "chappaquitoch!" Asscob. #
  • Well it could have been worse, he commended ted kennedy for believing in health care for all. Mentioned everyone having health care 3 times #
  • @NikHargis pie? in reply to NikHargis #
  • Of course we have to start with a prayer. Um no, he's not a god of all people. Even your bible says that. #
  • @NikHargis the cake is a lie… in reply to NikHargis #
  • Looking over shoulder at text: please pray 4 truth 2 come out at mccaskil town hall. Besides the obvious, you're too old for aolbonics 🙂 #
  • Oh gods… they have to trot out the dead fetus posters… I think I'm going wear out asscob by the end of the night… #
  • I don't understand how people can be so against the public option. Most of the people with signs are almost medicare age… #
  • @tamarisk exactly. in reply to tamarisk #
  • Ah blessed air conditioning. How I missed you. 🙂 #
  • People passing out water are pro-reform. Anti-reform people laughing because they got water from them… #
  • I feel better now. Quite hot in the sun, but they passed out water. Mmm liquid. #
  • Am I allowed to hit people? No? Idiots. Yes the whole point of this is to force all women all the time to have abortions. Asscobs. #
  • @CarisaHates oh I will. And during too. Twitter is good for that. So first thing, 1/2 mile walk from car to line. Long line, hope I get in. in reply to CarisaHates #
  • Going to a healthcare town hall. This should be interesting… #
  • @tcollen I'm jealous. Haven't been to the fair since 96 or 97… in reply to tcollen #
  • @tcollen don't you know they monitor these things? in reply to tcollen #
  • RT Ankelz #itsnotcheating if your not cheating; <—Exactly #
  • er, unemployment. You can guess what's on my mind. #
  • just filed for uninsurance. never thought I would be doing that… @ Columbia, Mo #
  • @CarisaHates also, thanks for getting that stuck in my head… in reply to CarisaHates #
  • @CarisaHates yes, but are you going to love it for a long, long time? in reply to CarisaHates #
  • Shucking corn, listening to korn. Life is interesting. #

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Twitter Updates for 2009-08-28

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  • I was going to have everyone wish @tamarisk good luck, but she beat me too it. Good luck! 🙂 #
  • So @tamarisk's moms dog pees on the chair and somehow its @tamarisk's fault?! Awha?! #

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August 27, 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-08-27

Filed under: Tweets — Tags: — ecogeek @ 3:29 pm
  • @NikHargis I think they sell those at Gotcha… in reply to NikHargis #
  • I think I'll cook before making cohesive block post. It will come though. #
  • Well that was pointless. I'll take all my tweets and try to form a cohesive blog post when I get home. I'm sad. #
  • I just want to get out here before the ick gets on me… my soul feels dirty. I'm showering when I get home. #
  • The more I listen to these … subhumans, the more I think that this isn't my country… ×sigh× #
  • The bill says that doctors get reimbersed for discussing end of life decisions with patients. #
  • CM: the irony about the end of life panel misinfomation is that in the bill, it brings the fmly together to make sure the person has control #
  • Ow, the idiots are loud. Let's see how she responds. #
  • @tamarisk mmm brownies in reply to tamarisk #
  • @NikHargis well cookies are nom. 🙂 in reply to NikHargis #
  • And of course someone yelled after the prayer, "chappaquitoch!" Asscob. #
  • Well it could have been worse, he commended ted kennedy for believing in health care for all. Mentioned everyone having health care 3 times #
  • @NikHargis pie? in reply to NikHargis #
  • Of course we have to start with a prayer. Um no, he's not a god of all people. Even your bible says that. #
  • @NikHargis the cake is a lie… in reply to NikHargis #
  • Looking over shoulder at text: please pray 4 truth 2 come out at mccaskil town hall. Besides the obvious, you're too old for aolbonics 🙂 #
  • Oh gods… they have to trot out the dead fetus posters… I think I'm going wear out asscob by the end of the night… #
  • I don't understand how people can be so against the public option. Most of the people with signs are almost medicare age… #
  • @tamarisk exactly. in reply to tamarisk #
  • Ah blessed air conditioning. How I missed you. 🙂 #
  • People passing out water are pro-reform. Anti-reform people laughing because they got water from them… #
  • I feel better now. Quite hot in the sun, but they passed out water. Mmm liquid. #
  • Am I allowed to hit people? No? Idiots. Yes the whole point of this is to force all women all the time to have abortions. Asscobs. #
  • @CarisaHates oh I will. And during too. Twitter is good for that. So first thing, 1/2 mile walk from car to line. Long line, hope I get in. in reply to CarisaHates #
  • Going to a healthcare town hall. This should be interesting… #

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So I went to a town hall…

Filed under: Life,Politics — Tags: , — ecogeek @ 5:14 am

I went to a town hall with Claire McCaskill and all I got was these sore legs.  Well that and a distinct feeling of a loss of faith.  Not a loss of faith in any gods or goddesses.  That’s still intact.  But I feel a loss of faith with my countrymen and countrywomen.  I used to think we could do anything, fight anyone or thing, and I don’t necessarily mean militarily.  But I’m starting to believe they won…

I know this is what they want.  – Sorry, the “they” being Corporations – They want us to give up.  So I guess I’m helping them win, but…  I just don’t see how we can win.  I mean, like Chelsea pointed out to me today, our public school system from day one is designed to turn out drones.  Well, it’s working.  They are being told what to think and buying it.

With that said, let me pull my tweets into a story.

So yeah, first thing I see after walking probably half a mile or more and getting in the extremely long line was a woman passing out flyers on how the health care reform was basically going to mandate abortions.  WTF?  Seriously?  You believe this stuff?  *sigh*  Anyway, later on she cleared this little misinformation lie up.  The bill allows – notice that, allows, doesn’t force – allows doctors to discuss abortions.  They asked her if she supported an amendment to not allow federal funding for abortions, and she had to tell these people that it was already that way.  Thats why the amendment died.  It’s already the law.  You would have to specifically add an amendment to allow funding.

So I’m standing there in the hot sun and the pro-reform Health Care for America Now people start passing out water, so I take one gratefully and notice one of the anti-reform people take one, I didn’t think anything of it until I saw them laughing and joking because they got water from the pro-reform people.  I think it’s quite easy to spot the decent human being in this scenario.

As I looked around, I noticed that most of the people against the public option are near medicare age.  (Including the woman texting “Pray 4 the truth 2 come out”  1.  Are you charged per character? 2.  You’re too old for AOLbonics.)  So I guess it’s okay for them to get Medicare but no one else should get “socialized” healthcare.  That’s the main essence of this whole “debate”  I get/have mine and FUCK EVERYBODY ELSE DAMNIT!  *deep breath*  Okay…

Of course they have to trot out the dead fetus poster, because that’s exactly what this is all about.  Asscobs.  (My dictionary suggested Ass-cobs and Ass cobs.  I think one word is right…)

I was all set to be annoyed at the opening prayer, especially when he started with god of all people.  But then he surprised me by talking up Ted Kennedy.  Especially how he worked for healthcare for all.  And he mentioned healthcare for everyone at least three times during the prayer.  So that was some nice sanity during the lunacy.  The lunacy coming back strong when some idiot yelled “chappaquiddick” right after the prayer.  Classy.

She countered the whole “death panels” “argument” (among many other things).  Basically all it does is reimburse doctors for discussing end of life options with patients.  And gets the family together so that everyone is on the same page.  She even talked about the irony of the whole misinformation lie.  It’s not doctors deciding when people can die, it specifically puts that decision in the patients hands.

And that’s about it.  I kind of shut off after about 40 minutes.  It was just too much…  It was like these people were 12 years old.  Hell even younger than that.  Yelling MINE, MINE, MINE.

All these people are deathly, and in some cases that’s not hyperbole, deathly afraid of their taxes going up if we got single payer.  I went and looked at the tax I would be paying in Canada, 15%.  Tax I pay here, 15%.  Wow, would you look at that.  The same.  But, but!  When you add in the health care:  Canada 15%, Here 31%.  Even if my taxes were to go up say 5% to pay for the Universal Health Care.  I would still save 11%.  That’s a large chunk of a paycheck…

Okay, I feel on the verge of rambling and I think is my longest post ever…

So let me sum this all up by saying that this whole experience is causing me to seriously consider moving to another country.  Canada is looking nice…

And it’s not like I would be leaving my country.  My country left me…

August 26, 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-08-26

Filed under: Tweets — Tags: — ecogeek @ 3:29 pm

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Ugh.

Filed under: Home,Life — Tags: , — ecogeek @ 6:34 am

Cleaning sucks.  I’m glad I’m done though.  Well until tomorrow.  I cleaned the degu cage, mopped the utility room, vacuumed the bedroom, hallway and office, and put up laundry.

It sounds like a lot, but I only had so much to do because I let myself get backlogged.  Oh well.  On track now.  Tomorrow, I just have the daily chores so that’s good.

Looking forward, and dreading my trip to Jeff City tomorrow for the health care town hall.  It should be interesting.  Now that I have a new perspective, it seems a whole lot more urgent.  And I know that if it doesn’t happen now, it’ll never happen.  At least not in our time.

Oh, and sending off the ol’ resume.  🙂

August 25, 2009

Another one for Nik

Filed under: Links — Tags: — ecogeek @ 11:47 pm

http://tinyurl.com/comicfornik2

This is mostly for Nik

Filed under: Links — Tags: — ecogeek @ 11:37 pm

Funny comic:  http://tinyurl.com/comicfornik

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