“I’ll make sure no one else gets a free peek “
I personally know of two cases where covid resulted in delays for patients.
1) Patient had TIA (mini stroke)…could not get him in to see anyone..turns out had a carotid blockage. 10 days went by because nobody would see him. Had a full blown stroke which got him in the door. When they examined him, the carotid had closed up so no possiblity of stents. This guy will have a longer road to recovery and be permanently disabled because some idiot anti vaxxers were consuming ER resources for a 100 mile radius.
2) Patient had an exploded appendix. Spent 36 hrs on a gurney in a hallway waiting for a room where he needed round the clock antibiotics to prevent sepsis. He got the room, got surgery to install a drain and was sent home (standard procedure). He was lucky..but shouldn’t have taken 1.5 days to get him a room.
and those are two that I personally know of…I’m sure there are more.
I’m not so sure…I think they love democracy, but only if it the end result puts them (and keeps them) in office.
I’m reminded of the 1988 film “moon over parador” where the dictator has free and open elections and the people are allowed to ‘vote’. One candidate is the dictator with a “red” background…the other, is the dictator with the “blue” background.
He justifies this with “they have a choice!!”.
Paul, recently promoted to assistant supervisor, was inspecting the work of their only employee, Lars, before the arrival of the management team which included: the Personnel manager, Project manager, Health and Safety manager, Business Relationship Manager, Division Chair, Vice Chair, CEO, COO, CTO, and the entire board of directors of the government contacting firm of “Dewey, Cheatim, and Howe”
My plan: Kill the fillibuster, then immediately admit DC and PR to the union thereby adding 4 (well maybe 3) democratic senators. Then add another, I dunno, 9 SC justices and get this train back on the tracks.
I doubt the dems have the guts to do it…but frankly, this is our only hope to save the democracy in the US.
I hate to say “good luck” with something like an invasive surgery like that. “Break a leg” perhaps? Dunno…
Perhaps we can get Melcher to choose a special painting tomorrow to commemorate:
100 years ago my ancestors left Italy to escape fascism. It’s ironic that I might have to relocate there for exactly the same reason.
Here I sit, broken hearted. Paid my dime and only farted.
Earth First! We’ll mine the other planets later.
I for one LOVE a huge snowstorm. It’s good that everyone is occasionally reminded who is really in charge.