Health Care in America

63 Responses to “Health Care in America”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2015 at 9:58 pm


  2. June 12, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Good evening, gentles all.

    So, a lovely English gent named Arnie came to my house this a.m. to survey my roof and attic for solar panels. Eventually we got to talking, and he noticed that I was watching BBC World on the teevee box. He said, “Yeah, I can’t stand US news”. This lovely young man, here in this country for only 1.5 years, realizes just how rubbish our MSM is. Embarrassing.

    • 5 globalcitizenlinda
      June 12, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      I can see you are going all out with renovations/modifications on the house (I seem to remember that a few days ago you completed phase one);

      are you sure that you didn’t get that huge book advance?

  3. 7 57andfemale
    June 12, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    yea, ACA and PBO!

  4. 8 Judith Fardig
    June 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Congratulations to Jacqueline O! This was a rough day. Hope for better ones ahead!

  5. 12 vcprezofan2
    June 12, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Hi, you all!
    Bye, you all….in a wee bit!

  6. 14 vcprezofan2
    June 12, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    • 16 jacquelineoboomer
      June 12, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      VC – Are you up for a short action figure story? If not, read tomorrow! 🙂

      Great grandson went to doctor yesterday for a checkup and two shots. After the first shot in his arm, there was the usual “Brave boy!” and applause all around. He was happy about that, quite pleased with himself. (He never cries about it – such a big boy!) But little did he know that the doctor was giving him ANOTHER shot in his other arm. So when she headed toward him, he sat up and very nicely held up his hand to her and said, “Oh that’s okay. I already had one.” His reasoning didn’t work, but the doctor even laughed – while she was plunging it in his other arm! Brave boy!

      The end.

      • 17 vcprezofan2
        June 12, 2015 at 11:14 pm

        Just what I needed to clear my head from this ‘Black Like Me’ convo I’ve been engaging in! Thanks. Your g-grand-s is going to be the ‘straight (as in serious) man’ in a comedy duo very soon.

  7. June 12, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks all for your wondrous hurrahs about Chris being up and awake. Thank you also for your continued prayers and encouragement.
    JackieG, I do hope the mystery is cleared up soon. I am praying for a good report for you.

  8. June 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Hubby’s back with the pizza…time to start bingeing on Orange Is The New Black!

  9. 24 CEB
    June 12, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    For all who have been so angry and upset with the latest dem/damn nonsense: keep it moving as PBO does; it is not over until its over. He and we made it through all of the ACA drama to the beautiful life-changing events outlined in the video above.

  10. 27 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2015 at 10:47 pm


    • June 12, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      I’m not all that caught up on this woman but didn’t she claim to be AA at Howard to get scholarship money as well? I may be wrong, but that is essentially stealing from finite resources that could’ve gone to someone who truly was deserving and in need of financial assistance.

      • 29 Nerdy Wonka
        June 12, 2015 at 11:21 pm

        She profited off being Black. She had businesses on the side that did well in huge part because they were frequented by minorities. She got jobs in academia by pretending to be Black. She actually taught a class called “The Black Woman’s Struggle” while wearing black face. Finite jobs that could have gone to actual Black people in that field of academia. She occupied space and profited from the erasure of Black female professors in academia. She greedily profited off of the finite resources that minorities struggle to have access to.

        She reported fake hate crimes and made it all about her, while Black people couldn’t have access to the police over real hate crimes being committed against them.

        She knew what she was doing when she perpetuated this fraud in Spokane. Due to its 0.00000000000000000001% population of Black people. And even with that small number, she didn’t hesitate to occupy that space with her appropriation and exploitation.

        It’s not like she honestly couldn’t be white and be welcomed by minority groups and the NAACP for being a white ally. Nooooooooo…..she had to a make a mockery of the struggle Black people face in society.

        For people like Rachel, being black is a cultural fad. When problems arise, she can wash the make-up off and pull off the wigs, and become white again and keep on enjoying all its privileges. Not so, for actual Black people.

        This tweet perfectly sums it up.

        • June 12, 2015 at 11:30 pm

          I honestly think she’s screwed in the head, Nerdy, she has to be to have done what’s she done. And the clips I saw of her today, when she ran away after clinging to the lie that the black man in that photo was her father …. she’s troubled. Her husband was black, her adopted brothers and sisters were black, I can only assume she felt an affinity and desperately wanted to be African American, but she took it to a level that’s beyond psycho. She can’t seriously have thought she would get away with this all her life, it was inevitable that, say, childhood friends would come forward, in the end it was her own parents. I have less of a problem with her, because I think she’s so troubled, than those who defend her – they’re ****ed in the head.

          • 31 Nerdy Wonka
            June 12, 2015 at 11:46 pm

            The people defending are sick in the head. Coming up with BS words like “trans-ethnic.”

            You don’t get to wake up one day and decide, hmm…..so, I’m white. Oh, wait, tomorrow I’ll be black. On Saturday, I’ll be Native American. It’s twisted and insulting to the minority groups who actually are what they are.

            It’s appropriation and exploitation of minority groups who actually have lived experiences and have to wake up every day and be who they are and face the biases that society presents upon them just because of the color of their skin.

            The people equating what she did to being transgender are f**ked in the head. Transgender people don’t choose who they are in the malicious way Rachel did. They are born knowing who they are. They just happen to be in the wrong body. They have been fighting for decades to have access to the rights, space, and protections that are afforded cis folks.

            What Rachel Dolezal did is beyond gross because tomorrow she can wash the make-up off, the fake tan, and take off the wigs and keep on enjoying the privileges that society affords her as a white person. As you so eloquently wrote on the last thread, she will never understand what it is to be Black because “she lived in the comfort of white skin and knew she could walk away at any moment and return to a prejudice-free life.”

          • 33 jacquelineoboomer
            June 13, 2015 at 12:31 am

            A sidebar question, if I may, what kind of PARENTS would out their daughter that way – on camera, to be played on a loop for days and weeks? Didn’t seem like how parents might privately contact her friends or contacts and/or places of employment, etc., to try to get her help, if they worried at all about her behavior, at any point in her adult life. While nothing may excuse her actions, I believe if she had an inkling she’d be found out, that her fear level must have been enormous – as enormous as her lies – and I’m just wondering what kind of nurturing she had to begin with, from the parents. We may never know why she took the actions she did, or why the parents came forward at this stage. But what they did on camera seemed like payback to me, along with not wanting to accept any blame themselves.

            This doesn’t address the public concerns, just one of the oddities I picked up about her personal life.

            • 34 Nerdy Wonka
              June 13, 2015 at 12:43 am

              Good question, Ms. J’OB.

              You and many others have voiced similar concerns. I’d be interested in knowing what occurred within the family, that made them decide now is the time for her years of lies to fold like a cheap suit. They obviously knew she’d been perpetuating and profiting from this fraud for years. There’s most likely more that might soon be revealed about the inner workings of the family.

              • 35 jacquelineoboomer
                June 13, 2015 at 1:07 am

                It’s also unfathomable that a person like Rachel – who for whatever reason committed fraud for years – nevertheless seemed to have reached many of her personal goals in life with a whole bunch of the necessary skills or talents, but for the identity she stole. Now, because she lied her way through all of it, beat out others competing for the same slots because of her lies, and has been found out, her resume and career are toast. And she did it to herself.

                If this were just a far-fetched story in a novel, we could turn the page and forget about her, but she’s done too much untold damage not to use her actions as a teachable moment.

                As ol’ Sir Walter Scott wrote, “Oh! what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive!”

            • June 13, 2015 at 12:58 am

              The more I find out about this woman and her family…..

              “Rachel Dolazel‘s family relationship grows stranger. A series of Washington Post phone interviews with Dolazel’s brothers revealed that she is indeed white, and they have had their own experiences with their sister’s antics. Ezra Dolezal compared his sister’s make up and acts to conceal her race to blackface. “Back in the early 1900s, what she did would be considered highly racist,” he said. “You really should not do that. It’s completely opposite – she’s basically creating more racism.”

              Zach Dolezal said that he was forbidden to bring up their parents the last time he visited his sister, and called Rachel’s Facebook reference to a black couple as their parents as “a farce…I can understand hairstyles and all that,” he said, “saying her brother is her son, I don’t understand that.” Indeed, Izaiah Dolezal, Rachel’s youngest brother, lives with his sister. Ezra said that when she withdrew from the family, she alleged abuse and claimed custody over her brother, referring to Izaiah as her son.

              Ezra reiterated what his parents said about how the family does not speak with his sister, but alleged that “[Rachel] turned Izaiah kind of racist. Told Izaiah all this stuff about white people, made him really racist toward white people.” When Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal spoke on Friday, they affirmed their parentage of Rachel, while addressing their own confusion over why their daughter is pretending to be African-American. Dolezal’s father told The Post that ever since Rachel got involved in social justice activism at Howard University, “she assimilated into that culture so strongly that that’s where she transferred her identity.”

        • June 12, 2015 at 11:48 pm

          Wow!! I really have no words….what a truly despicable human being.

  11. June 12, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I love this video of the President talking about Obamacare. Thank you Chips for posting.

  12. 40 amk for obama
    June 12, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    please donate to him.

  13. June 12, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Anybody watch the U.S. / Sweeden WWC match? It was kinda disappointing….0-0 final. Closest anybody came to scoring was when Sweeden (who should have scored) got a free shot on the opposite end of goal from Hope Solo, but Krieger somehow headed the ball off the bottom of the bar and it ricocheted back into play (goal line tech confirmed no goal) U.S. advance with a win/draw against Nigeria Tuesday, but they really need to win the group outright or they most likely play Brazil in the round of 16 and then Japan quarterfinals.

  14. June 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    It really is a great account 😀 😀 😀

  15. June 12, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    I can’t believe this fool is considered to be a preeminent *journo* by the beltway and campaigns actually care what he says 😆

    President Obama’s slow-mo strike out motion is the best 😀

  16. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Here’s a laugh!

  17. June 12, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Damn, Bubba!

    This sucks….he had a great chance to play well and earn a FA contract in the NFL. I hope it is nothing serious!

  18. 51 globalcitizenlinda
    June 13, 2015 at 12:09 am

    okay, I need something to smile about before I call it a night;

    it just occurred to me how much money will be fleeced off those rightwingers by the occupants of the gop clown car – an ironic stimulus to the O-economy even as it ends the same way as last two

  19. June 13, 2015 at 12:18 am

    I feel sorry for non-Android lackies 😎

  20. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2015 at 1:14 am

  21. June 13, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Al Arabiya is the “Baghdad Bob” of news, but this is kinda big if true….the President keeps chipping away despite congress’s best efforts to block him from closing Guantanamo:

    We will know if this is true if RWNJ heads explode tomorrow morning….I must say this is great time for a Friday news dump considering…

    • June 13, 2015 at 1:38 am

      OK, it is true….Pentagon confirmed:

      The United States says it has sent another six Yemeni detainees from its controversial Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba to Oman for resettlement.
      In a statement issued late on Friday, the Pentagon said it had transferred Idris Ahmad Abd Al Qadir Idris, Sharaf Ahmad Muhammad Mas’ud, Jalal Salam Awad Awad, Saa’d Nasser Moqbil Al Azani, Emad Abdallah Hassan and Muhammad Ali Salem Al Zarnuki from the detention facility.
      “As directed by the president’s January 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted comprehensive reviews of each of these cases,” the statement said. “As a result of that review process, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, these men were unanimously approved for transfer by the six departments and agencies comprising the task force.”

      • 58 jacquelineoboomer
        June 13, 2015 at 1:49 am

        “Four of those inmates were sent to Oman, while one was sent to Estonia, the first time either nation had accepted Guantanamo prisoners for resettlement … Friday’s transfer of the six men leaves 116 inmates at the remote prison, more than 13 years after it opened and seven years after President Barack Obama promised to close it.”

        Another sorry chapter of U.S. history winding down, thanks to President Obama. As Bobfr always says, “He will prevail.”

  22. June 13, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Firstly, Eve, the news of your son Chris brings joy to my heart and I will continue keeping him constantly in my thoughts as I do for JackieG, GoB, and our entire TOD family including Layla whom we’ve not had visit us for a very long time and John – https://twitter.com/linnyitssn – whom I hope is recovering from his injuries.

    Delightful dinner during which we watched a favorite ….

    If you haven’t seen the movie, I hope you do sometime soon.

    good night TOD

  23. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2015 at 1:56 am

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      June 13, 2015 at 2:04 am

      Eek. I actually went back and read the linked article. Don’t do it, if you’ve eaten in the last 24 hours.

      Goodnight, TODville.

  24. June 13, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Hey, LL, there’s a job opening in DC!

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