Saturday, November 26, 2005


Okay, Let's get something straight. I don't like Bullies. AT ALL. I also don't like men who pretend that Bullies are Harmless. Or that women are just overracting or being "Oversensitive". And gee let's take a look at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and see how it is to have Bullies in postion of Power- working swell isn't it ??? And this isn't a whine- this an out and out Rant, and if you don't want to hear it, fine. But if you know a woman blogger, you might want to read, because us gals have to put up with alot of shit in Blogatopia, that you fellas don't know even begin to know about.

So gee, what is the redhead so steamed about ? What the hell is her problem? ( And to the wonderful folk that sent me Thanksgiving Messeges- I really appreciated all your nice messeges, so this Post definently is NOT for you.)

Here is what is pissing me off. I went to a new blog this week, a Liberal Blog and they were promoting a new idea- another blog alliance project. I am a part of three of these already- because I do think that reading and dialoguing with as many people as possible is a Healthy Democracy. A Democracy I still believe in,and hope that we Bloggers can help save at this point.

So I dropped in to the new blog, and it seems that it was just starting a dialogue about the project. And they want to call themselves a "Carnival". So I VERY nicely pointed out that maybe another name should be examined, because well, frankly Carnival brings to mind "Carney Folk" and also all the Repug. Insults that come with it. I suggested it nicely, politely. I also suggested the change or review because I was thinking it might save some poor soul some headaches. I wasn't trying to be critical.....or semantically obsessed.

Wow, you would have thought I was some kind of Wonder Bitch. The moderators and the One Visitor were pretty rude. I have not had ANYONE on ANY blog say " Fuck that shit" to my face on a blog. And because I made a suggestion it was suggested I had a "Victim" mentality, and that I was a ( and you won't believe this) a " WHIMP".

( Anyone who has read my blog for ten minutes knows that I am pretty far from Whimpland....)

Now this would not bother me, except that I have had to put up with ALOT of interesting" Behavior" on my Comments Section- I have been called Every Name in the book, and often spelled pretty creatively. ( I think Repug Thugs need dictionaries). I even put up with the usual little "Turdletts" I called them. ( And in case you haven't noticed there are not many women bloggers out there, anyone wonder why???)

( Example of Turdlett: And as a woman voicing concerns about Women and Children in the Superdome I was called an "Over-Emotional -FeministPsychoLesbian", that was one of the most amusing-confused little comments that was left for me??!! It was almost laughable, except it was Rude.Period. So it was swept off. )

And During Katrina I had one Particular Visitor I named Mr.Rape- because he was leaving me messeges at least 4-6 times day, on My Blog and off line Telling why the Women in NOLA and the Superdome Deserved to be raped. ( yes, deserved) I kept it regularly swept and I ALWAYS Delete messeges that are offensive to me and my loyal two readers. Because I think that makes it a more positive experience for all involved. And some of you may have noticed that if you got offensive comments left on the comment site of your own Blogs, yes, I would be one of the first to come forward and put a stop to it. And yes, after three weeks of MrRape - I took a break. ( I also took a break because I had a zillion other things go wrong at the same time- so it was just one more thorn in the bush that was cushioning a rather bad fall). And When I came back to Blogland I was more committed than ever to not be Bullied again. That Democracy mattered.

And yes, I write edgy posts at times, and I bring up controversial issues, and sometimes painful ones. I do it because I care about this country. I also don't like people being mistreated, and I think we as Bloggers are covering issues that the MSM has neglected. I think that FINALLY times are changing, but I also think that we as Bloggers have to defend and protect what we do. ( BTW Gonzales has been trying to craft a law that would make our blogging lives HELL...more on that later). I also treat my Blog as a coffee shop , where you and others can come by and learn something new, or discuss something bothersome, or hell even laugh. And I try to be hospitable to my visitors. I also do sometimes treat my blog like an Undeground paper- I write about things the MSM is Never going to cover, ie. 12,000 still MISSING And or Dead in NOLA. But I mostly want my Blog to be a place Where Democracy Thrives.

Oh, and yes, I did some research on Mr.Rape, he was a Federal Employee. ( I said I was a research specialist- I wasn't joking).
And he also had a little Porn problem, which I pointed out in my comments section as politely as possible, that he get some help.He soon departed....but it took weeks.

And just to set the record straight other women get the same sort of crap, ask the Cranky Ol Broad, she will tell you tales also. ( And most of us gals email offline about this- but gee maybe it is time that you fellas know what we have to put up with. And to be honest it is names and "Activities" that you would not wanted said to your girlfriend,wife or sister....)

Oh, and just to set the record straight I am not some wilting Lilly , I am tougher than most, and a nurse and a research specialist I have done Battle with some pretty large Evil Entities. I just don't feel like Battling Fellow Bloggers, especially ones that call Themselves Liberal. And IF ANYONE says "Fuck That Shit" about what I Write- hey, guess what I might have Something to say about It. But I can Promise you- it won't be Silence or "Making Nice".

( yes, I really was told to "Make Nice" on the formentioned Blog....A phrase that makes me laugh, because as a parent, any of us will tell you that if you say that phrase, even to a 5 yr old the results will be laughable and usually require bandaids. )

So To the Blogatopia Gods and Goddesses, I am praying that ALL of us can be a little more Respectful to each other, a little more caring, especially of our Blogging Sisters.

FATCAT POLITICS listed some great blogger sisters on his blog on November 27th , 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


In Honor of President John F.Kennedy:
"A Revolution is coming- A Revolution will be peaceful if we are wise enough;
Compassionate if we care enough; Successful if we are fortunate enough,
But a Revolution is coming, whether we will it or not. We can affect it's character,
we cannot alter it's inevitability." JFK 1963

May we remember the troops eating MRE"s in the Sand this Thanksgiving.
And other families going to lay flowers at the Cemetaries.


So we are approaching the Thanksgiving Dinner festivities. Many will travel to gather and feast, or lounge on the sofa and watch too much football. Families and friends will gather around the table and the stringbeans will be ignored and the gravy will be passed and questions will be asked. And I think we all know that the Focus will not be on the White House Spnining Point. In many ways I am certain that the White House would be more comfortable if we all focused on the Bird Flu, as they have been pimping it hourly now for days. And we all know it is to keep us from focusing on the Bigger Messes: Criminal Investigations and the Iraq Mess.

I watched an FDA hearing on C-Span last week and was stunned when a weasely looking man in a aged suit was explaining at a hearing that the Poultry population here in the US is not at risk of Bird Flu because the birds in this country are not ALLOWED to roam free under Bioterrorism Laws. It brought many interesting pictures to my mind. Do the birds have to carry little passports, do they have curfews and travel restrictions? So I stopped cleaning the Kitty pan and sat down to listen to this Animal Husbandry Expert. ( Which by the way I think Scooter should have consulted him for his book- this Expert knew all about Caged animals, and besides his title alone would turn Scoot on). Anyways he was explaining that the birds are NOT allowed out to be Exposed to Flying Immigrant populations. All I could picture was the farms being "protected" by Red-Neck-Gun-Toting-Minute-Men on walkie talkies patroling the perimeters and scoping"We got us some Aliens, look like some Canadian Geese, got some funny sqawking, and don't look like they are from around here...better shoot'em".

You have to wonder how much this Expert gets paid ,and how much was spent on the Bioterrorism Poultry Plan. And Doesn't anyone think that there is alot of money being tanked on Paranoia plans at this point. I mean how much is spent making sure that the white mice are traveling comfortabley as they go on the Dear Leader's Road Trips to test his food. ( They are probally really sick of Arbys and Outback).

Back to the point , there will be uncomfortable questions and silences and some heated exchanges This Holiday. And maybe even some healthy dialogue and some healthy dissent. And hell maybe even some Critical Thinking. Maybe even some verbal battles down in Uncle Dick's Cave and Down at the Crawford Ranch. ( Between the shots of Prozac and Wild Turkey).

Part II: The History of the Hearty Thanksgiving Dialogue

So Thanksgiving for me is full of memories. ( If I ramble like an old woman forgive me- I do have a point, it just takes awhile for me to get there sometime. And I was raised by Southern Women- they are not known for telling any stories with great speed. Now telling a Red Neck where to go- that can be done faster than a blink of an eye). I mentioned earlier the Thanksgiving that I was 8 and half and calling Nixon a Dickhead at Thanksgiving Dinner, with a table full fairly sober of Republicans ( my relatives). The Dickhead comment meant I was sent to the powder room to have my mouth cleansed with Palmolive. I personally to this day - thought the punsishment far outweighed the crime. I should have called him a Fuckhead- that would have earned the Soap. But Ce la vie.

So the following year rolls around, and my mother does the Domestic Goddess Routine, says she will bring baked goods for the Dinner. ( Which means she went to the Bakery and bought lovely breads, and rolls, and re-boxed them). And then she made Home Made Pies- Rhubarb- from our garden. And she dressed us up and piled my twin sister and I into the back of the old Blue Dodge Station wagon with the pies and the rolls. And halfway to my grandparents she pulls off the road to have a talk with us. It is always a bad sign to be reprimanded before you have done anything wrong.

" Now I have worked really hard to make this a nice Thanksgiving and I will NOT have anyone Embarrass me Again this year is that clear ? And that means that we will NOT be discussing the President this year - is that Crystal clear ?"
The two carsick children in the back seat nodded dutifully. After all there was suposed to be Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream there, not just the hideous Sugarless Rhubarb pie. ( And I can tell you Palmolive does taste wretched).

So we all sit down to eat. My Grandfather, Grinstead, Ted for short is at the head and he is serving and slicing. And the Aunties are chatting and laughing. And already one Social Fux Puax has happened as Granny Ethel was complimented too loudly on her New Teeth and now she is so embarrassed that she won't open her mouth. ( My Aunt Julia didn't mean to say it so loudly, but Granny couldn't hear her). My Aunt Julia has arrived from Kentucky and she is heavenly to sit by, she knows how to play the spoons, and tell 100's of Knock -Knock jokes. She also has stories from her childhood about her pet albino crocodile. And she likes kids, because she is a 40 year kindegarden teacher. She was like a pale version of Katherine Hepburn with twinkling green eyes and an easy laugh.

So I sit next to her. And she makes me laugh. I am actually pretty shy, don't like the huge adult dinners and fancy china and dinnerware. I am the one with bandaid knees, thick glasses, and anemic coloring that makes me people inquire of my mom if I am getting over the flu.

So the Glassware is tapped to start the dinner with some semblemce of civility. My Grandfather asks my sister to say the blessing. She does it pretty close to perfect, and my mom is beaming with pride.

And then the food is passed,and the Turkey is carved. And soon after all the food is distributed comes the time for polite conversation.

" Well, dearie, How do you like school this year? And what is your favorite subject? And what do you like best about it?
( I don't know why- but Southern Women always ask questions in threes.) Aunt Julia smiled warmly at me as she asked these, she was not trying to embarrass me, she really cared.

" She loves school this year and is doing really well" My Mom answered a bit too quickly to ease her own nerves.
" Oh, My, I would much rather hear from her, do you mind?" Aunt Julia was used to dealing with shy children and overbearing adults.

" Well, I really like school. I like Current Events, I have to watch the News every night and I get to buy a newspaper when I walk Home from school." ( I felt very grownup to give this answer and it was the truth)

" What Interests you the Most?"
Off to the side I could hear air seep out of my mom like a tired balloon, an exasperated sigh. The moment had arrived where she was convinced I would embarrass her. A Curious nervous Silence had settled over the table and it was obvious Everyone remembered the Dickhead Moment and perhaps the captive audience was hopeful for an encore preformance.

" Well the thing I watch the most and I don't understand is the Vietnam War, I mean it doesn't make any sense, I don't understand WHY our soldiers who look like kinda young are over there getting hurt and killed in these gross swamps and in the jungle, and I am not sure who they are fighting or protecting ? And if it is like baseball, I don't think anyone is really winning, I mean how can anyone win if they are showing the dying on the news every night ?"

BAM..There is was the Big Fuck Up Moment of the night, the moment my poor mother had been dreading, and knew was coming. The palpable Silence hung in the air like fresh Skunk spray on a humid summer night. I looked over at my grandfather and his eyes were bulging and the vein was pulsing in his forehead. Hmmm, and I realized too late that the Pumpkin Pie was hanging in the Balance- Again.

Suddenly , the silence was broken by Aunt Julia, " I think it is fine that you are paying Attention and asking Such Good Questions that is what Americans need to do to help protect those fine young soldiers over in Viet Nam. Ted, Dear could you pass me the gravy...... It is a good thing that a nine year old is paying such attention ? We can only hope that our President and Elected folks are being so thoughtful. ...Don't you agree Ted Dear ?"

She smiled at him, but her eyes were hard and determined, she was not to be trifled with.

He swallowed hard, and nodded in amazement and quietly handed her the gravy.

And just like that my Palmolive Dickhead Moment was Vindicated, atleast at the house where my Dad grew up.

[[[ And now for the Ironic Epilogue to this tale. In the next couple of years Everything would rattle and change the Republican Framework of my childhood. The following Thanksgiving my Uncle Stu would not be attending because he was driving my Cousin Stu- the compassionate cousin with the really low lottery number, up to Canada so that he could go to Medical School for the next number of years. And My Aunt Julia was arrested at a Anti War rally in DC. And we were again in the back of the faded Blue Dodge Station Wagon , except this time we were going to Arlington to attend the funeral of my mom's nephew. The Thanksgiving Dinner at her sister's house had been interrupted by the KNOCK at the Door of two Uniformed
Officers. The War had come home. The Thanksgivings were to change forever.]]]

( Feel Free to pass the gravy and fire away.... feel free to add your own to the Comment section)
[1] If the US susposedly went to Iraq to stop Sadam from using his Chemical Weapons on us or his own neighbors or civilians, why are we using Chemical Weapons on poor innocent civilians in Fallujah?

[2] If the US suposedly was SO concerned about Saddam's Torture Chambers, why does the Cheney Cabal have Secret Torture Chambers set up in Secret locations in Secret Countries ?

[3] The US susposedly came into Iraq to end the Horrors of Abu Gahrab, why is it still being used ? And why isn't it closed? And if the WMDs is not a problem, because they do not exist why were all these people being interrogated ?

[4] If The President is pardoning Turkeys can we expect certain people to be lined up outside the WH door to be pardoned ?

[5] What does Stay the Course Mean ? Stay on the Golf Course ? What course ?

[6] What is wrong with bringing the Troops out of Iraq if the Iraqis want the Occupying the troops out ?

[7] Aren't Evil Doers people who use Illegal Weapons- ie Chemcial weapons and drills, and imprison and torture people illegally ? So WHO is the Enemy Uncle Dick ?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


This afternoon was a special day at the White Castle, the King had the pleasure of awarding some more Freedon Tokens. He gave a irritated spasmodic little burp of a speech in the morning, and saved his Jim Beam gusto for the afternoon Prize Patrol.
The annual-when-I -feel-like-giviin'-it event when he awards WHO he thinks should recieve the once esteemed Medal Of Freedom.

Quick Mommy put on the popcorn and Koolaid it is time for the Medals of Freedom to be awarded. It never ceases to amaze me what the Dear Leader will do to desecrate these awards. In the 1940s President Truman gave Medals of Honor to the Brave who helped defend the Country with noble service in War. ( President Kennedy was one of the few Presidents that recieved one before being president). In 1963 President Kennedy changed the Medal of Freedom to honor Civilians who had served the country with Executive Order 11085. It was awarded to honor people that have contributed to World Peace, cultural and signifigant public and private endeavors. "Any person who has made especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interest of the United States".

Now I could be wrong, but I think in the Dear Leader's brain the word meritorious means: " real good at sports or big TV star from the 1970's". And then of course he has also used the medal to reward "loyalty", ( or his twisted version of that said concept).

So I was making a list of possible candiates for this year's Chosen:Gilligan from Gilligan's Island, Lance Armstrong, Clint Black for Patriotic Music at the Freedom Walk, Judy Miller and Scooter Libby for their fine coughgag Literary efforts. ( Now the funny thing is that Mr.Bush has NEVER awarded ANY writers- isn't that shocking??? or has he??!!!). Jeff Gannon for his Press Skills. Bill O'Reilly for Journalism Endeavors. And gee, some Nascar guys, and some Rodeo guys. And Heckuva Job Brownie for his Katrina Work. Terry Shiavo for her Right to Life Work. And Pat Robertson for his wonderful diplomatic efforts with South America, and Mr.Chalabi. And some golf guy that I won't recognize.

Okay- so I am being sarcastic and rude. But his previous award icons include : Doris Day, Paul Bremer, George Tenet, And Tommy I got-no-exit-plan-no-peace plan Franks. It amazes me Women that sing and dance are considered patriotic, but not women that are writers or activists, or know how to SPEAK. Oh, wait that is right he doesn't give the award to journalists. ( hey how about if he gave it to Dan Rather- now that would be a Popcorn moment.) So I re-examined the evidence, ooops, he did award ONE writer. In 2004 he awarded Robert Bartley, a writer for the WSJ in bygone days, and actually he awarded the man the honor after he was dead. He also did hand deliver a Medal of Freedom to the Pope in his dying Days. ( His past awardees include Rita Moreno, Estee Lauder, and Arnold Palmer also).

Ans yes, I miss the days when it was awarded with all the prestige and honor that Kennedy intended to people that have made a huge difference in the world, and don't play golf, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, and President Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter were all awarded under President Clinton.


So today he gives out the Awards with all the obligatory pomp and circumstance befitting the little dictator.The Chosen are:
Aretha Franklin, Jack Nicklas, Muhammad Ali, Andy Griffith, Paul Harvey, Paul Rusesbuinga, Sonny Montegomery, Carol Burnett, and Frank Robinson, Alan Greenspan. Now I just have to say- the atheletes that he awarded did not JUST contribute to sports, they also broke color barriers,and also were Activists. And Muhammad Ali also has really helped educate people about Parkinsons Disease. Now about Andy Griffith, I am sure for folks with insomnia Matlock is sure a blessing,and we all know Mayberry.
( And yes, the WhiteHouse Website mentions that Ali was an athlete- period. And it also basically credits Andy Griffith with founding Mayberry like it is a REAL place in America.) So am I the only person who wonders if the Dear Leader is trapped in a Time Warp Video Store at night, that he hasn't seen anything newer than Matlock or Mayberry ??!!!

And then I notice on the list is General Meyers, and this is what the WH press release says, "" His Tenure was marked by the Toppling of Brutal Dictatorships in Afganistan and Iraq and liberation of 50 million people." Now I don't mean to quibble, but HOW MANY did he KILL??? Come on I would like honest numbers of Shock and Awe ? And the Taliban would be offended by the Dictator description.....I think Meyers whined about Paul Bremer and Franks and Tenet getting their dog collar trophies.
I also think that there are 1000's of troops and their families that should be insulted by these War-Toy-Boys being awarded for their lies and incompetence.


Now I was worried that once again the Literary Greats had missed Dear Leader's Great Vision of Freedom,( I mean even Hitler had Propaganda Moguls), and then I saw a name I sort of recognized as a writer, but in a rather ill-described way. Matter of fact, the way he is described is less than Honest, and very circumspect. ( Kind of like saying Larry Flint is a fine Romance writer...)

Near the bottem of the list , is the name Robert Conquest. ( And yes, that really is his Macho cool name, that probally really fed Mr.Testrosterone Bush with absolute glee ). Now I am not a betting woman- but I will bet $1,000,000 dollars that King George did NOT read anything written by this man, EVER. Now as of yesterday, the White House website stated that Mr.Conquest had written a great influential work in the 1960s called the "THE GREAT TERROR; STALIN'S PURGE OF THE 1930'S", and yes, that is the WHOLE name of the Book. I actually read the book many years ago in College. THE BOOK, is actually a history of Stalin written with even a hint of glory and admiration, and examines the genious of Stalin, his use of GULAGS to purge the country of PROBLEMS: ie, writers, and scholars, thinkers, and scientists, and yes, DISSIDENTS and ACTIVISTS, EVEN LAWYERS.
( Now the really Ironic side of me, would even hope that he is reading up on PURGES...hint-hint of his own little house)

It even goes into wonderful little details about INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES AND TORTURE. And yes, it was written in 1963 after Mr Conquest had been a communist for many years and then was a British diplomat , a "Soviet Laison" sent to Bulgaria. In the 1990s he was friendly with Christopher-interviewed-often-on-Fox-Hitchens. Now in 1997, His publisher asked him if he wanted to change the name of his book, because as accurate as it was, "THE TERROR", he thought maybe 35 years later a more suitable title should be chosen. MrConquest replied ,"HOW ABOUT I TOLD YOU SO, YOU FUCKING FOOLS".

So please mummy pass the Fascist cookies and would someone please explain to me what "FUCKING FOOL" put this "Writer " on the list to be awarded a Medal Of Freedom for OUR Country ? Because call me a woman of reason and deduction, I would say all dirty sticky fingers should be pointing at the man behind the Curtain, The Lord Of Lies, the Biggest Dick in the White House. Don't you agree Mr.Conquest ?


*** also go to Blog With A View and learn more about Gulags- the right way...not the "Conquest " way....


Sunday, November 06, 2005


I had the pleasure watching the C-Span hearings last week regarding Flu preparedness, which rapidly spun into a Post Mortem of Katrina . And lucky for the viewers, the hot seat had a new contestant, who was defensive and derisive and less than compassionate. I would say I am horrified, or hell even shocked but then you would be-a -thinking that is one naive redhead.

( And yes, there were be links added to the bottem today, and yes, I still need Geek help with this)

I think we can not blame ALL of Brownie's incompetence for the Katrina Disaster. I think we might have to nominate some other incompetent cronies aka scumbags. As a Nurse , who does not have a BS in economics and business, I guess I am not qualifed to judge such incompetence. But because I discovered Yet Another little crack in the White House Armor, it is time to yet again judge the Cronyland Incompetence up in the Castle.

I would love to say that Chertoff and Brownie alone completely mucked up the Katrina Disaster, but I rethought it after watching Mr.Leavitt snivel, whine and snip on the C-Span hearings. Hmmm, Another Participant on Team Negligence. Does Mr.Leavitt have any Expertise or Health Credentials ? No. He has a BS in business and economics. Well, wait a minute He does have some interesting little skeletons in his ol' closet, he does have some little connections to the Health World. He was CEO and on the Board of A large Insurance Company that is present in 13 states. ( and as of 2004 it is unclear if he has withdrawn from these ventures). And he also has investments in Merck and also Johnson& Johnson. I don't have any problems with the Bandaid company. Now the Merck company, I have a problem....

And here is WHY.....
While Mr.Leavitt was governor for 11 years in Utah, he made many changes, including to the health care system. He still was associated with the Insurance company, but I guess no one noticed or saw that as a conflict of interest. Maybe Utah has different rules. Maybe Dr.Video Diagnosis Frist could give him some advice on this issue. One of his main accomplishments there was that he revamped the Immunization programs and insured that 1000's of children were better vaccinated. Imagine that a little ol' Insurance man knew to "improve " childrens Health by adding more and more vaccines .
I do wonder if he had any conversations with Merck Folks at the time- who through the 1990s' were one of the MAIN suppliers of vaccinces to children. ( They shared this distict role with Lederle).

More on Merck and Leavitt and WHY it is SO Interesting....
So by now you are wondering where the Hell the damn nurse is taking us. So under him, More and More children were immnunized, more than any other Utah governor. And other states governors even had him go speak to Congress on their behalf regarding healthcare for children. Now if you follow children healthcare issues you might know that a very large number of parents and education experts in this country are very worried that the Vaccines, extensively dispensed in this country may indeed be causing and contributing to Incredible Increases in Autism in this Country.

During the 1990s Merck - yes the same Evil Merck that forgot to warn some people about their VIOXX script casuing little ol'heart attacks . It turns out that Merck lied and hid documents for over 10 years that it was adding thimerosol, a neurotoxic form of Mercury to vaccines. And then it lied about the amounts and that it had lied. This did not unravel until after 2002. Now back to the Vaccine issue. So from 1992 on chidren were getting vaccinated more and more, because if they want to go to school they have to be vaccinated in this country. Now in the past three years some very Interesting statistics have surfaced.

And by the way just by coincidence, for some obscure reason Lederlee and Merck no longer make or distribute or supply vaccines in the US in the past two years that mission has been deleted from their serivces.

So here it is, in 1994 there were 22,000 known diagnosed Autism cases in this country. And 10 years later guess how many?
And this is the number that are recieving special eduation and are counted by the Dept. of Education ( which means that they are indeed vaccinated). Are you sitting down ? 166,000 cases as of last year between the ages of 6-21. And this number does not include homeschooled children, charter schools numbers, and it does not include private schools. This is called an epidemic. This is called a problem. CDC says that this number surpasses by far all newly diagnosed cancers. 1:166 children born will be diagnosed with an Disorder in the Autism Spectrum.

Because last week when all the budgets were being reworked,tweaked and massaged something dreadful happened. The very budgets that would help care and educate these childen, 166,000 childen in Our Village was slashed. And see I can't help but wonder if Mr.Leavitt wonders about the vaccine program he pushed and the effects of that, because Utah just like the rest of the country saw a rise from 105 cases when he started as Governor and now it is up to 723 cases, that is only a 589% increase. I mean his insurance company , the Leavitt Company I am sure it taught him well about Math and economics. I wonder how much he knows about taking care of Kids with Autism. Or that these very same kids will be adults with Autism one day. Maybe Dr.Frist could help him better understand the complications of trying to stay objective and focused when involved with a Family Health Oriented Business. And we learned this week that Mr.Dark Heart Cheney is going to be teaching the Ethics classes, maybe Mr.Frist and Mr.Leavitt can teach the section called: "Conflict of Interest".

So the Heckuva Job Brownie Award for November is officially awarded to Mike-I-Am-Not-Doctor Leavitt who is "protecting" your health, and Merck's Interest, and The Insurance Companies Bottem Line.


and go to the Dept of Education site and CDC.


CLARIFICATION: Autism is being studied and the causes are being examined. Sadly the main causes the government is funding is Genetic causes ( before that it was maternal factors such as alcohol and drug use that were to blame). There are other causes that NEED to be studied closely, one is Mercury/methylmercury overload, and heavy metals overload, whether this come from Vaccines, which in children under TWO needs serious examination. We are one of the few countries in the world to mandate vaccines for education and also to vaccinate so heavily under age of 2, esp. the first year, with atleast a series of six rounds, all with thimerosol. It is also not sensible to blame diet for the overload as diet under one year is limited, and rarely includes seafood. Also now the vaccine rounds include: Hep B, and Flu and chicken pox.
And the other constributing factors are mother's diet: fish ( tuna, swordfish, shellfish, and Freshwater fish from Amercian Lakes). Another source of mercury burdening is environmental: water, and soils, and air contamination. It is possible that the
combination of all of these is contributing to a larger problem in the States. But none the less it remains a hidden Secret Epidemic in this country that has worsened sharply in the past 10 years.Thanks to the loyal reader who pointed out that clarification was indeed needed.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Halloween has now come and gone. I live in a big city , I live urban. My nice old art deco building is full of college students. That means no little trick or treaters, but interesting noises til all hours, and awaking to vomitous carpet and beer stenched hallways. I miss the little trick or treaters.I miss the the smell of burnt candles and singed pumpkins and scattered Skittles.

Halloween is full of memories that fade over time. I admit the Watergate Years have been on my mind alot this fall. So my mind travels back to those years. I had one of those Bah-hum-bug moms she gave out Shaklee Protein Bars and Sugarless gum. ( Yes, we were the house that everyone avoided, or TP'd). She just was not into Halloween. She said if we wanted to go trick or treating we had to make our own costumes. When I was eleven she said she wasn't spending more than my allowance for the costume- since I got paid $1.00/ week. That pretty much garranteed a crappy costume. So smartass that I was I made myself a Giant Dollar Bill Costume. ( I stood in the center of a green paneled forged dollar frame I made, dressed as George Washington). As I knocked on doors I would say " The Buck Stops Here". So the Watergate Year I dressed as a Basket of Dirty laundry, complete with wearing a bent old plastic laundry basket with holes for legs and arms, and swaddled in old towels, and a box of Tide. I got more candy that year then any other year....Yup, Dirty Laundry was so Welcome at everyone's front door.

Now about Dirty Laundry, Isn't it something that the Whitehouse's Dirty Laundry is indeed now falling out the windows and doors across the lawns and into our homes. And the harder the GOP and the WhiteHouse trys to refocus us, That Dirty Laundry is still front and foremost in our minds....
King George is trying to be all uptight and white and gee- ain't I a good Christian and so he goes out finds the most conservative-crisp-yet-manly-whitest judge he can lay eyes upon. ( I am sure Mr Chertoff also happened to give his opinion and blessings as well). And gee holy crap I guess I should be grateful that it wasn't Ashcroft or Alberto. This man is scary, he has made some rulings about womens rights and workers rights that have an almost Taliban Hide the Goat flavor. So WHO is Bush trying to please? Dobson? Ann Coulter? Pat Robertson ? Bill O"Reilly ? Rush ? Gee, Any other religous wingnut get consulted last weekend ? Did he call Anita Bryant to make sure he made a selection that was homophobic enough for her ? And CNN sure got on the damn band wagon fast enough, I was shocked they didn't call Bill O"Reilly or Rush last friday. ( They interviewed Ann Coulter three times in an hour??!!). Meanwhile poor little Harriet is probally at home polishing her little gold cross collection and wondering why-oh-why the Boys didn't want her in their Crony-Whitebread-Club ??...

What is Bush's thinking, that if he picks people that look Squeaky Clean that the stench that has invaded the White House will be washed away ?

And then today we were all susposed to be focused on Cock-A-Doodle-Dooooo Bird Flue....because the Mr.Bush gave a speech on it. Geez, Give me a break. I am a nurse. Are you worried about the Flu- bird flu ? well gee, then don't pick Chiron to make your next batch of vaccines- they only can screw up 20 million at a time. And gee , let's appoint an ex-governor to be head of Health and Human Services because he has NO MEDICAL EXPERIENCE OR EXPERTISE. Oh, Yeah Let's FEMA-nize it..
Gee it has been nothing but Four years of "Be Very scared there are BAD Bugs out there- anthrax, smallpox, monkeypox, and now yup- Chicken Little Flu." In Asia and many foriegn countries they teach hendwashing and they encourage face masks during flu season. And they also encourage altering Communion practices during flu outbreaks. All commonsense, and good hygiene. There is not panic and hourly updates on the Scare of the moment.

The Only People that have Died from Bird Flu- worked with the birds, and were in direct contact, day to day contact. And I am sorry to say this, yeah, the Fowl industry in Asia and SE Asia has some hygeine issues and problems. It is an area of the world that can be rather lacking in even the proper equipment such as gloves, proper cleansing supplies, and even boots.And some interesting practices regarding the care of the birds and the disposal of the dead birds. That doesn't mean that the whole world is bedoomed and about to be suffering Bird Flu. HAs anyone aked how many years the government has been humping the West Nile Will Kill You Virus ? ( FIVE- if you want to know, five long aren't-you-scared-yet-years).

Mr.Bush needs to learn that people are not about to be scared away from the Truth or the Dirty Laundry. He can wish it, he can Pray on it , but the Dirty Laundry is still strewn across his front lawn. And the Dirty Lawn is Blood Stained, 2024 as of today.....