[I plan to celebrate Christmas] Eating and drinking too much with friends and family. Celebrating life and remembering those that did, but can no longer.
They are not looking down on me but they live in my mind and heart more than they ever did probably. Some, I was lucky enough to bump into on this planet of six billion people. Others shared much of my genetic material. One selflessly did her best for me all my life. That’s what mums do though. They do it for no other reason than love. Not for reward. Not for recognition. They create you. From nothing. Miracle? They do those every day. No big deal. They are not worshiped. They would give their life without the promise of heaven. They teach you everything they know yet they are not declared prophets. And you only have one.
I am crying as I write this.
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…[T]he economically downscale portion of the Republican party consists almost entirely of blithering idiots. And this is no accident: if you don’t make a lot of money and you vote Republican because of young bucks buying T-bone steaks and gays/retailers/schools/MSNBC desecrating the cradle of the Baby Jeebus, then you’re an idiot. You’re pissing your own health care, your own retirement, your own minimum wage because you’re dumb enough to believe some fairy tale that Rush Limbaugh told you. It’s a self-selecting group: people who don’t make a lot of money and do have brains don’t join the Republican party, because they’d like to have health care, Social Security, the opportunity to join a union, etc.
Death is more universal than life. Everyone dies but not everyone lives.
(hat tip: tinybuddha)
…I get that life sucks sometimes. I understand the cold, lonely abyss that a heart and mind can fall into. Hell, if you bought a ticket to my heart and dreams lately, you’d think you were seeing a much better made version of Saw 2.
So don’t hand me comments about how I don’t get it. How your situation is different. How it’s someone else’s fault. Own up to the fact that everything you want in your life and business (save the heartbreaking bullshit that the universe hands us that’s unfair, inexplicable and rapes your soul) is yours for the taking. And I’m going to tell you the six reasons why your business (and maybe your life) are bullshit.
Reason #1: “I don’t make enough money!”
This one is precious. Because recently, I had the gift of knowing someone who did whatever it took to earn a living. Making new connections, taking a part-time job. You’d never know unless you asked him. And if you asked him, he told you why. If you need to make more money, make it happen. I guarantee that every day, you walk into at least one establishment with a “Help Wanted” sign in the window. And for the record — it’s the holiday season. EVERYBODY is hiring.
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(hat tip: hardknoxfirst)
- Bill O’Reilly suggested that Dana Milbank should be beheaded. Since we agree with him, we have suddenly decided that O’Reilly is not responsible for anything he says. This was all Milbank’s fault.
Republicans are adamant that the economy desperately need to give millionaires low taxes, lest they stop buying ancient art and taking foreign vacations, but unemployed people spending money on bread and rent is unaffordable and unnecessary. Keynesianism for chumps.
Yeah, you! The teabagger who’s screaming at the top of your pasty little lungs about “repealing Obamacare”!
Alisa Wilson, 37, died Friday at 8:50 p.m. after a lengthy battle with an undisclosed liver disease, said her father, Eric Wilson.
“Her liver was gone,” Wilson said. “There was no more left. She needed that transplant two weeks ago.”
In her final days, the Wilsons desperately reached out to the media and health-law attorneys to get her approved for a transplant.
Over the summer, she was turned down several times by her insurer, a Medicaid reform HMO run by Sunshine State Health.
The family switched her to traditional “fee-for-service” Medicaid because the local transplant center at Mayo Clinic Florida doesn’t typically accept Medicaid HMOs.
Like many Medicaid recipients in Duval County, Wilson was required to join a private plan as part of a Gov. Jeb Bush-era experimental overhaul of the program.
Yeah, asshole. That’s what you are trying to do to the rest of us: condemn us all to live in a world where private insurers — for-profit corporations — decide whether we get life-saving transplants and other medical procedures.
Be careful what you wish for, morons.
(hat tip: ThinkProgress)
Jon Perr has posted a handy guide to the 10 Epic Failures of the Bush Tax Cuts.
Read the whole thing.