At least he takes responsibility for being unaware. We've known that for years. Now we get to find out who they'll crucify for his mistake. A less influential piece of flotsam in politics would be under the jail at this point.
In Case You've Wondered
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
How Things Change
At one time, a visit to your doctor (now called a primary care physician) led to an exam, some discussion, and any recommendations they felt was required. It was a one-on-one experience, which, in my opinion, was necessary for the best in healthcare.
Today, you're more than likely to visit with a nurse practitioner. Many are more than competent, and can offer excellent advise. There is a problem: they may not have any responsibility for the office they use, and if they leave, your prescriptions may require trying to contact the office for refills. That, and you may find no efforts were made to have your healthcare placed into the care of another nurse practitioner. Otherwise, you fall through the cracks, and the doctor that supervises their practice may not even know you exist.
I've had two nurse practitioners leave the clinic where my doctor practices over the last 8 years. Both left without passing on my information to another practitioner, and during the pandemic, one prescribed antibiotics for Bell's Palsy instead of an antiviral medication that is required. That, and that last visit with the last one that left was a teleconference, since actually visiting the doctor was too far into the future.
With the current push to inject a dangerous medication for a virus that is only dangerous to a small percentage of people there is more of a danger when going to the doctor. Where in the past risks were not taken lightly, today medical professionals blindly follow procedures created by those that really don't care about your health. Pharmaceutical companies lie about their medications, bureaucrats create hardships for those that are cautious about procedures, and people suffer from what can only be described as evil or ignorance.
I have no idea where this will all end up, but know being cautious, diligent, and refusing to blindly accept a diagnosis is more than necessary. Treatments can be deadly, and many of the medications prescribed may create more problems than they cure.
Friday, January 20, 2023
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Local Pies in the Sky
Two of the larger cities in my area are scrambling to attract business, and from my perspective, will manage to increase the size of the money pits they manage. Both destroyed any willingness for new major business by following the path of accepting government handouts and the subsequent demands of following the madness dictated by accepting the charity. My prediction is the cities will spend money on ridiculous projects, screw the taxpayers in the process, and demand more taxes to finance their folly.
I'm glad I left the county the two cities are in. Taxes were too high, crime was too high, bureaucracy was the normal way of handling business, and without the petrochemical industry, the county would be completely broke. May they do better in the future, but I won't participate.
Friday, January 13, 2023
Falling on Their Sword
With all the corruption in the capitol, you'd think they reached the point where they couldn't find someone to "fall on their sword" and cover for the reprobates that swear to uphold the law. Maybe we haven't reached that point, but it sure is time. Some of those criminals in D.C. need to be put to the sword.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Age and Intentions
I was walking about the yard, looking at the things I need to do, and wondering when I'll be able to accomplish the tasks I planned to accomplish during the months without lead-melting temperatures. Soon I hope, but according to my doctor, running a chain saw will just aggravate what already hurts, and wearing a brace on my arm for the determined time is the best way to eventually reach the point where something more is contemplated by the dictates of medicine or insurance dweebs. From my point of view, the brace offers some relief, but the underlying problem is not really responding to the treatment.
We've had some really nice weather over the last few days. Clear skies, lows in the forties and highs around seventy. Perfect weather for outside projects, but not for me. I'll just walk around, play with the neighbor dogs, and offer profound words of wisdom to anyone that doesn't know me.
I've deliberately avoided much time for observing the current effort to elect a House Speaker. What little I've seen shows the Republican Party is obsolete, the Democratic Party doesn't have nearly enough of their members in jail, and taxpayers should just stay bent over. Meanwhile, the unelected are running amok, too many judges are clearly corrupt, and the problems created by both are increasing. Maybe the best thing is to have all elected officials have a lottery, each picks a number, and the winner is tarred and feathered for public entertainment. I think that would definitely have an impact on their efforts for reelection, and to make things even, their staff has to have a lottery too. Of course, the lottery would have to be held daily, and the television proceeds would be put toward the national debt.
I won't write about the economy, except there are people that should be hung for what they've done.
Tax season is here, and I'm waiting for the needed paperwork. Hopefully, some obscure new tax law doesn't tax me to death. I'll know in about a month.
Locally, school is back in full force. Most of the local districts are rural and the consequences of straying too far from the herd has dire consequences. Still, I'm suspicious of anyone that claims they're part of the process. Well-trained minions comes to mind as the best description of most, and their administrators would chain the wheels of a handicap child if new guidelines mandated the practice.
I'm contemplating compiling the essays I've written about my years of work and peddling them to whoever is brave enough to take the chance of publishing what some could find uninteresting. Of course, if I accomplish the task, and the interest is light, it will sadden me to know how many people are missing out on what should be a best seller.
That's all I have for now. It's time for me to pull out the leftover taco meat and fixings. Later I plan to enjoy an adult beverage and watch the sunset.
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Gen. Flynn Has a Different Opinion
There's been a lot of hype about the Russian and Ukraine war. That, and borrowed money of U.S. taxpayers being thrown at a conflict that is showing signs of an effort to coverup some activities that would lead to jail for some of those throwing the money. General Michael Flynn has a different opinion. It makes more sense than any of the narratives created by the U.S. government and their lap-dog media.