Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tonight President Obama Left at almost MN to fly to Dover and honor the dead that will be arriving tonight from Afghanistan....

In my lifetime I do not remember ANY President going to meet the arriving dead as they arrive at Dover. I know Bush didn't, or his dad, and I don't remember Reagan or Nixon doing it, or LBJ...or Clinton ? Anyone else find this amazing ? Moving...stunning...To me it says how much he is wrestling with this decision...I will post more on this tomorrow....

2:30AM Update:
Huffingtonpost has more on his trip...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Big Trouble In Afghanistan:::Karzai's Brother CIA Paid Drug Lord=8 years

Click the title and read about this mess from the DailyKos...Raises many Interesting Questions about Karzai and his relationship with this situation, as well as the Trouble with the War Lords,Drug Lords,Opium Trade,and the Unrest that has worsened in recent monthes...During the Night there was Unrest and Explosions in Kabul ( near hotel where foreigners were).
More here from LATimes about the UN Workers killed in Kabul in a guest house.
HuffingtonPost has more on this... I read this and I was struck that Kazai's Brother was in "Business" there before Karzai was put in place ? And his brother was a Drug Lord - would have had many interesting relationships with Farmers and the intricacies of the Drug Trade, including working relationship of Al Queda that was there ( sharing resources/sources of Money and Weapons). When articles state he was working there for over 8 years for the CIA and getting paid, I would very much like to know was he there in 2001 BEFORE 911 ? and What was his role and WHO did he work with and know ? And yes, there should be Hearings on this, and Tenet, Goss and Condi should be questioned ( and the CIA chief after Goss).
And NYT has more by writers, including James Risen in this situation.... In this article it is clear he was not a small kingpin - he was a major player- and has been for a long time. It is odd that it never came to light before now,but clearly you read this article and you do see that Karzai's Legitimacy was clearly called out in this election.And perhaps if his brother did have a Paramilitary cartel as part of his Empowerment- one could not help but contemplate the events at the elections indeed might be well connected to Karzai.
The Development raises many interesting questions, including:
(1) How is our Military involved with the People there, the Opium Trade and the drug lords, and HOW are we viewed as this information comes to light. Are we viewed as contributing to the blood bathes ? the Unrest? the Occupation ?
(2) When CNN describes Battles with Insurgents- WHAT does that mean- is it more that our soldiers and the people there are caught in Drug Battle Zones ?
(3) CNN last night was saying in the Middle of the Night "How Unfortunate that this came to light while Obama is wrestling with Troop Decisions and the Election repeat is next week"... I disagree, I think it is not an accident that this Finally was revealed and is a Signifigant Problem that the people there are WELL aware of and indeed may explain alot of recent violence and fracturouse relations. Karzai and his brother indeed might be contributing to a power struggle that we should not be a part of or contribute to further. The people there did show up and vote for another candidate- willingly and knowingly. Obama indeed needs ALL facts and Truth to make smart strong decisions during this Mess - instead CNN is still trying to call Afghanistan "Obama's War", when we ALL know that Bush created BOTH wars, and BOTH Messes,What Obama inherited is now becoming very clear on many fronts.....and it is Worse than Vietnam.

Thursday October 28nd Healthcare Battle Update....

HIV Update NYT really examines Community Approach

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Afganistan Official Quits Because he no longer supports Afghan Mission...

Click the title and read this post, I will post more posts about this man who bravely is calling out the Problems of the Mission in Afghanistan...and raising serious questions in his Resignation Letter that was posted in the Washington Post. Add this Letter to the Karzai Revelations of the night, and the Legitimacy of the Purpose and Mission indeed is more than Clouded.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday HealthCare Battle Update::::

First BC/BS is really giving their own employees a hard time, if you Twitter:::

Kyle's post about his talk with a relative do share Fearmongering has really tainted teaching good people about HCR.
Robert Reich sent this out last week about the Public Option,

New England Journal of Medicine : Article on where Doctors stand on Public Plan in the title

It's sad this article did not come out sooner in the battle, but here it is, finally putting forth what most physicians are seeking in reform. Do read about their research and the poll they did with physicians. Also on the article page there is a poll for the Public Option , it is trending for the Public Option at 71%.

Here is a snippet:::
"In the past few months, a key point of contention in the health care reform debate has been whether a public health insurance option should be included in the final legislation. Although polls have shown that 52 to 69% of Americans support such an option,1 the views of physicians are unclear. Physicians are critical stakeholders in health care reform and have been influential in shaping health policy throughout the history of organized medicine in the United States.2

The voices of physicians in the current debate have emanated almost exclusively from national physicians’ groups and societies. Like any special-interest group, these organizations claim to represent their members (and often nonmembers as well). The result is a well-established understanding of the interests of physicians’ societies but little, if any, understanding of views among physicians in general. Faced with this absence of empirical data, we conducted a national survey of physicians to inform federal policymakers about physicians’ views of proposed expansions of health care coverage."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Swine Flu was declared National Emergency by President Obama, this am.

I will try to link more information here later with links etc. This declaration should improve Triage Care,and even release of funds. A National Emergency just means it effects all states.Should also mean that Flu Meds( ie Tamiflu) can be more easily accessed from Stockpiles. ( The Delivery of the H1N1 Vaccines has been problematic and less than perdictable,but hopefully that plan will be re-examined and coordinated as most states have been declaring their own rules and precautions during this epidemic). Click Link to LA Times Article. ( H/t to Mark Knoller who gave a heads up about this announcement on Twitter).

Snippet::""The potential exists for the pandemic to overburden healthcare resources in some localities," the White House announcement said. "Thus, in recognition of the continuing progression of the pandemic, and in further preparation as a nation, we are taking additional steps to facilitate our response."According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 46 states have reported widespread incidence of the swine flu, also known as H1N1. Since the outbreak of the pandemic in April, there have been more than 20,000 hospitalizations from laboratory-confirmed infections and more than 1,000 deaths."

This Website has more information, "", It has precautions and updated information of flu situation and interactive Map.

This Occupational and health Website explains what a Federal health declaration actually means and provides.
(RT This on Twitter::
Late Saturday Night Update: Chinese Paper very good information and tracking will post some of this article in Comments.
What does this declaration mean for you at this point? (Enigma Nursey Advice)
(1) Stock up on Anibacterial Soap (even liguid dish soap/detergent is strong enough).Lysol Spray for Surfaces ( especially shared surfaces like Keyboards,phones or doorknobs). Hand Disinfectant, keep some in your car and at your workplace ( ie desk). Do wash shared surfaces, phones, keyboards and doorknobs at beginning and end of shift.
(2) If you live with anyone that is Immune Compromised, do think twice about Large events and crowds.This also applies to folks with small children, young children and college age. ( and of course pregnant,elderly,frail or chronic illness) Good Judgement.
(4) If you live in an area with many flu victims think about whether you need to buy maks and have ready, this is not a panic move, it is being pro-active.
(5) Stock up on Flu Supplies so you don't have to run out when sick to get supplies: Soup/Broth Crackers,Gatorade,Ibuprofen/Advil,Tylenol,Aleve,Tea etc.
(6) IF you do get sick, and it seems like a very Severe Flu, different than other Flu- DO call your doctor and try to get Tamiflu prescribed so that you don't have to go infect others. IF the Symtoms are VERY severe- Severe headache,Fever, or dehydration or chest pain and trouble breathing DO go to the ER.

Lost Teen Girl shows up in NYC, 14-17 yr old Jane Doe needs helps,click title to read more.....please share and spread this.

Looks lost,sad,childlike in this photo

Saturday Night UPDATE::::
10 PM::: CNN/Don Lemon is reporting that the girl was identified by a family in Maryland, her family from Washington State has been notified and will soon be reunited with her, she is 18 and from Washington State. Here is the Good News and will update when there is more information updated this eve on CNN.
Snippets ABC article:::
23 Oct 09

Police and New York City Administration for Children's Services are asking for help in identifying a young woman who doesn't know who she is. She's estimated to be between 14 and 17 years old. The girl was found two weeks ago in Midtown and says she has no memory of her name, her home or her family. At one point recently, she wrote down the name "Amber," and responded to the name on one occasion, but she says she has no idea whether or not it is her name.

The young woman is 5'6" tall; white, medium build, light complexion, short, straight blonde hair and blue eyes. She is very soft-spoken, likes to read and write, and has no discernable accent. She recently found herself recalling the words to what turns out to be an excerpt from a fantasy novel called "Fools Fete" by the author Robin Hobb. She says she has been writing a fantasy story featuring a heroine named Rian "who's been raised by the commander of the guard post on the edge of a fantasy kingdom. "

She has been reviewing materials designed to pass a GED exam for high school; she says she's able to do the math, and has no memory of previously reading the history and science materials but can easily retain the information."
More on this story from NYPOST, Doctors have examined her and do feel this is a true case of Amnesia,
and that she is in no way faking her situation.
ABC in NYC has more and photo of her with her mouth closed. Her face almost looks swollen.
Another Site with Missing Children, Still needs to be gone through.
Another site that needs checking, has more than 100 kids on it.

Ezra Klein article breaks down where the Public Option Debate is at this point....Explains 3 Possible "Public Options" being debated

Click the title to read the whole article, explains where the current battle is being played ( behind closed doors) and how the Public Option has become the football....I just hope that we are not like Charlie Brown...and the Senate is Lucy.

About Marriage Equality in Maine....Testimony...have kleenex

This WWII Vet tells it like it is....and WHY it matters...that all people deserve equal rights,especially about Love...

Friday, October 23, 2009

MUST SEE AD, please share this ad from Americans For Stable Quality Care, it's called "HOME"...

Twitter this ad:::
This ad is part of the work of Americans For Stable Quality Care, many health care providers set up this alliance, and their campaign is about morally providing care to all that is affordable and accessible.( Doctors,Nurses,Pharmacists,Nurse Practioners).
At this point the more Alliances the better to to fight the Insurance Industry and show what they have done to our country and normal Americans. American families should not be losing homes to try to pay for healthcare that Insurance Companies have denied. As you watch this video, remember 500,000 people are fighting Cancer already denied Care and Claims by their Insurance Company, so that requires people do things like take a second mortgage or lose their homes...62-70% of ALL Bankruptcies are due to Medical Debt.
Friday Update:::

I blogged earlier in the week about Ian Pearl and his battle with Muscular Dystrophy and his Insurance Company of NY -Guardian and how internal emails called him a "Dog", and had changed his coverage denying him the HomeCare he needs to stay alive.Today the CEO Dennis Manning, issued a statement and an apology. Ian is to have his care and benifits returned so he can get the care he needs and his care is not to be terminated on December1. CNN updated this story about an hour ago, and I will post Jim Acosta's video when I find it.Thank you to the MSM and all of the fine Internet folks,bloggers, and Twitter folks that worked on this situation this week.

Scroll down, earlier this week we learned of Aislen Bates and her parents battle when Insurance Company cancelled her policy because she was too small at 2 years old. Yesterday after the story was all over the Internet and twitterland and blogland and the MSM, the Company reviewed the situation and has decided to reinstate her policy and her care.
Don't forget to see Anthony Weiner's Website and sign up so he can continue to map the PublicOption Support , he also blogs daily giving updates on the Battle.

Geographical Mapping of the Uninsured ..Enlightening (click the title)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday October 22nd Healthcare Battle Update....

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." Muhammad Ali
Rape is a Pre-existing Condition ?
The Most Important Story found this week is about Woman ( Women?) being denied care after seeking Post Rape Care,Huffington Post is covering in depth, the idea that Rape could be considered a PreExisting Condition is more than Horrendous...
RT :::
(1) Keith Olbermann and his Watchers are setting up Free Healthcare Clinics around the Country, Watch this clip from Countdown to learn more about the first scheduled Clinic in Missouri.
RT :::
(2) AFL-CIO has huge rally planned in DC Thursday about Health Insurance Industry Profiteering If you live in DC do plan to go and take part or RT it.
RT :::
(3)Anthony Weiner has set up an amazing website to track people around the Country who support the PublicOption,please do RT this and make sure people know to sign up, he is watching this site closely.
RT :::
(4) All of us have wondered how tough and how smart is Senator Al Franken, Think Progress has the most amazing video from Medical Bankruptcy Hearings this week. I was so lucky that I actually watched this live and it took my breath away has he grilled the hell out of the arrogant well healed pearled "Expert", it was a thing of beauty, here is the link to the Testimony transcript and video.
RT :::
RT ::: Video Link:::

(5) DailyKos smartly noted that Senator Reid made an interesting Statement yesterday that HE would be deciding if PublicOption would be in the final Reform Bill, Do read and watch and see what you think, was he being coy of dim and vague. I am not certain.
RT ::
Contact info:::
Washington DC
522 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3542
Fax: 202-224-7327
Toll Free for Nevadans:
1-866-SEN-REID (736-7343)
Las Vegas
Lloyd D. George Building
333 Las Vegas Boulevard
South, Suite 8016
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-388-5020
Fax: 702-388-5030
Do Scroll Down to read about Grayson's UnInsured Memorial Website, and posts about Underweight 2 yr old denied Coverage and 37 yr old Muscular Dystrophy Patient denied Care....Really Important stories of real people hurt by the Health Insurance Industry Greed. Do also see the update about Keith Olbermann and his efforts to help promote Free Health Care Clinics, the first ones working with Countdown are being planned soon,see clip below.

Keith Olbermann and Countdown is working to help Free Clinics: First Ones Being Planned

Keith Olbermann is a one man machine on this issue working to help coordinate and promote Free Health Care Clinics around the Country, and alread the first ones are being planned- do watch the video to learn more. He is working with the National Association of Free Clinics, you can learn more about their work here or read more.
Contact Information to Donate or Volunteer or attend:::
The National Association of Free Clinics
1800 Diagonal Road Suite 600
Alexandria VA 22314
Contact NAFC at:
phone: 703-647-7427
RT ::: Free Clinic Link ::::
Update Thursday Oct 22nd:
Keith has raised over 1.2 million and now the first three Free Clinics are being planned ( Huffpo)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Grayson Sets Up Memorial Website to Honor those that have died without Health Insurance and Healthcare...

Click the Title, Grayson has set up a website to honor those that have died without Health Insurance and Healthcare.More than 44,000 die per year without Healthcare ( at this time). This site is a place to share stories and honor those that have died. Maybe we need a Site set up for those already dying without care,we could call it Dying For Care.

Now We have a 2 Year Old in the news Denied Coverage because she is UnderWeight...

Click the Title to read the post, but do see that she is cute as a button, at 2, and she weighs 22 pounds.The Insurance Industry is still rationing care, setting up arbitrary rules about who they cover. A week ago we learned of a little baby at 4 monthes who was denied coverage because he was too large, now we have a little toddler denied care because she is too small ? It might be that she has other health problems, the article mentions gag reflex problems ( many infants do have gag issues associated with gastric reflux, they can still be quite healthy as they continue to grow, but they do need medical followup and care. I am not sure if this applies to this case, but no children should be denied care or coverage due to "weight" or height ,especially while they are growing and changing.

(( Enigma Personal Note: My son was a premie with gastric reflux disease,yeah 6-6, and he was never on the charts for height and weight, not once...and even the first year of his regurg year, he was big and relatively healthy...but it was also because he had great medical care and we had insurance that covered his care.))

We can regulate Insurance Industry greed, I do believe that there must be a way to do that. But can we regulate Evil ?
Thursday October 22 UPDATE:
In the News this AM the Insurance Company has been shamed into reversing their decision and is now going to cover the child under her parent's policy.

Insurance Company Dropping People it calls "DOGS",Do read Ian Pearl's story and share....Hideous...

Click the Title to read Ian Pearl's story, and also read his Own Story that he wrote on on Huffington Post that explains how he was called a Dog by his Insurance Company, and faces losing care on Dec1.... Pearl was and is being cancelled, even though clearly his life depends on his Health Care Coverage and healthcare being provided. And clearly he is not a "DOG",clearly he does need care as he suffers Muscular Dystrophy. He was living at home with Nursing Care, now he has been moved out of his home, away from family as Care is being Dictated by his Insurance Company. Now his Insurance Company has labeled him as a "Dog", and also decided that they won't discriminate against just him, they will discriminate against all the M.D patients in New York.This story is also important to follow,as it may have deep implications for other HomeCare patients and their fates.People living with Chronic Devastating illnesses should be able to live at home. ( meanwhile Guardian did it to cut costs yet they made 386 Million in Profit last year).Please do share this story and send to Media.THINK PROGRESS did the story first , and now it is spreading over the Internet.

You can watch the CNN coverage here, please do send and share it.

Here is link for CNN coverage to RT on Twitter:,

Washington Times has the whole story plus the DOG emails....It seems like daily we are getting more and more proof that the Insurance Companies are the ONLY Death Panels we have, and they are hellbent on killing people with existing disease or chronic illnesses. NO ONE should be threatened with this kind of "Care". People should not be denied care or facing death so that Insurance Companies can Profit.
Do read more in the Comments as I update this story...

Hawaii can teach all of us about and read...

"Since 1974, Hawaii has required all employers to provide relatively generous health care benefits to any employee who works 20 hours a week or more. If health care legislation passes in Congress, the rest of the country may barely catch up.

Lawmakers working on a national health care fix have much to learn from the past 35 years in Hawaii, President Obama’s native state.Among the most important lessons is that even small steps to change the system can have lasting effects on health. Another is that, once benefits are entrenched, taking them away becomes almost impossible. There have not been any serious efforts in Hawaii to repeal the law, although cheating by employers may be on the rise."
Click the title to the whole article, it has some really good ideas that could work for other states as well. Too bad MSM doesn't cover what is working in so many states.

Wednesday is GLEE day around here....

If you have not seen this need to...especially if you live with teens , it actually covers teen issues in a really amazing way...everything from Coming Out to Drug issues to tolerance to teen pregnancy and issues of teens feeling lost and excluded...and it is positive and warm...and this from someone who hates musicals...( sorry but I do..)
This is by far our favorite number so far...and it is not what you expect...and somehow I bet Beyonce loves this tribute to her song.

And the funny part about Glee is all the people who try to recreate the Dance numbers and then put them on YouTube.These three guys crack me up...they really did a good job..

Down below..more healthcare grumblings...of course....ok back to working on the book...have a good day...

New MoveOn Ad about Public Option,"Track Meet", Heather Graham Running for Public Option

Jeff Sessions at the Bankruptcy&Medical Debt Hearings 10.21- was he drunk or just an ass...

Please do watch the Cspan hearings and see him smirk and smile and be coy for the camera totally ignore the pain of the Witnesses Loss, and proceeded to lecture and be smug. Thank heavens for Senator Whitehouse and Elizabeth Edwards. I listened to the Burns's story, they lost everything to medical bankruptcy, their medical bills wiped them out, and took their jobs and their home,and also their son who died last spring.

I was floored as he ended the hearing on talking about how people are given the chance and opportunity to have the chance to deal with their debts. WHY isn't anyone talking about that it is wrong for people being burdened with this debt while trying to care for a loved one.And he ended the discussion with blathering on about the how it was a morally just system, how could he sit and talk about MORALS when people are losing everything their homes, their jobs and their health because the Insurance Companies are raping and pillaging daily....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday writing music....

Really beautiful version of this song...played by a highschool orchestra....Five For Fighting 100 years song is so moving...either version...
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." Albert Einstein
"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." Anne Bradstreet
"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible." Arthur C. Clarke

Monday, October 19, 2009

Then it was Monday.....

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."
George Washington Carver

I am trying to finish my book....keep me company....

For the next couple of weeks while I finish this book...I am going to post a Thought and a Song every day....and take a break from the Healthcare Blogging....Physically things are hard right now ( long story...)....and Job shuffle is ongoing, also moving plans are on hold (again long story)....I am asking those that I love to hang in there as I finish this book will be done very soon...My apologies I have been tired and distracted...
"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming. "
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
Helen Keller

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Blogger down South needs our help and support, read the attached link to the title and give what you can...thank you...

Please do read the attached post and give what you can, during these times we need to help each other, Click the title or read her story,situation here....This blogger's story is haunting,and yes it is due to a medical emergency. Please read the post and see that PayPal is set up.Here is the link for Twitter and Facebook :

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Do Watch Keith Olbermann's Countdown tonight, Entire Show is Special Comment on our Health Care Crisis....

Best Special Comment ever....Personal ...Real...the Truth...MUST SEE, the full hour :

Keith does mention the wonders of the the RAM Medical Group and their work ( Remote Area Medical), if you want to donate :
Donations to support the work of RAM volunteers can be mailed to:
Remote Area Medical Foundation
1834 Beech Street
Knoxville, TN 37920

DHHS releases Report Showing How Insurance Companies have DESCRIMINATED people with Pre-Existing Conditions...

(Click the title to read the entire attached post....)

New Report Examines Insurance Company Practice of Denying Coverage To or Discriminating Against Americans Who Have Pre-Existing Medical Conditions ( Released August 11,2009)

In a new report, “Coverage Denied: How the Current Health Insurance System Leaves Millions Behind,” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services examines the insurance company practice of denying coverage to or discriminating against Americans who have pre-existing medical conditions. A recent national survey found that 12.6 million non-elderly adults -- 36 percent of those who tried to buy insurance on the private market -- were discriminated against in the past three years because an insurance company deemed them ineligible for coverage because of a pre-existing condition, charged them a higher premium, or refused to cover their condition. Another survey found 1 in 10 people with cancer said they could not get health coverage, and 6 percent said they lost their coverage because of their diagnosis.

The insurance company practice of denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions is not confined to serious diseases. Even minor problems such as hay fever could trigger prohibitive responses. An insurer could charge high premiums, deny coverage, or set a restriction such as denying any respiratory disease coverage to a person with hay fever, according to the report.

What’s more, some insurance companies respond to an expensive condition such as cancer by initiating a thorough review of the patient’s health insurance application. If the company discovers that any medical condition, regardless of how minor, was not reported on the application, it could revoke coverage retroactively for the patient and possibly all members of the patient’s family, the report said. The practice is known as rescission.

DO read this Reuters Article about WHO gets Insurance and where they live, the Stats about Adults without Insurance and care, is staggering.

DO read the first part about Which States really do have the best coverage for the most people, ( and shocking- the Red States in the South are not on THAT List).But is interesting to read how each state has indeed worked out what is best for each state.

At the national level, the dearth of health insurance for adults resembles an epidemic, Schoen said.Since the start of the decade, the number of states with high uninsured rates for adults -- which the report measured as 23 percent or higher -- rose to nine from two. While the number with rates of 14 percent or less dropped to 11 from 22.

From 2007 to 2009, health insurance coverage of adults aged 18 to 64 declined in 31 states.The number of states with high rates of uninsured children, on the other hand, dropped, as the federal government expanded its support of the Childrens Health Insurance Program, which targets children of low-income families."

Click the title for the rest of the article.

3 Large Quakes rock the South Pacific ( early Thursday Morning)

click the title...

Dear President Obama, It is time for us to start bringing the troops home....

Monday, October 05, 2009


I am struggling with old sick Wireless, but please do keep working on Public Option....

Friday, October 02, 2009

A Story of a Law Student ,he had to beg a Hospital to Help Save his life ( Huffington Post has been really Covering the Human Consequences )

This is a fine young man from Alabama who while in Law School encountered a medical crisis and needed medical care to save his life. Do click the title to read his story that Huffington Post posted today. Huffington Post is one of the few blogs that is showing real journalistic Integrity by telling the stories of real Americans that are suffering real consequences of Insurance Companies Strangle hold on care in this country. It is very frustrating MSM is not covering the Human Tragedy of this situation. A fine young man in school should never have had to beg for care in this Country.

America did not get the Olympic Bid and Maybe we need to look at HOW the World Sees us.....

First off I want to thank the President and the First Lady for their hard work and beautiful speeches in Copenhagen. The team did a good job presenting Chicago.As much as Barack Obama and Michelle have put a new face on America....the World is Watching and they have seen much about America this year....and they also remember Bush.

And then this year ...What have they seen....Angry Republicans trying to block Obama at every move, on the airwaves acting like spoiled Children. The Tea Baggers and the Tea Party Protest in DC was seen around the world, and people were horrified by the photos. And they have seen the Truth about our Health Care Battle and how horrible that situation is, I have gotten letters and emails from all over, far away, asking HOW could our Country and Government let people die without Care.

WHO we are as a People and the Empathy Deficit has been seen by the whole world, and also the Greed and Ignorance by the Repugs and Blue Dogs has been seen....It is not up to Obama to change the past 8 years or the Current Hostile Toxic Political Environment.

I congratulate RIO it is time for South America to have this Opportunity.
Drunk Bush at China Olympics August 2008.....not that long ago.