The dumbest thing said so far this…week?…month?

February 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM (Uncategorized)

Investment guy clearly lives in an alternate universe:    Via Bloomberg.

People who don’t have money don’t understand the stress,” said Alan Dlugash, a partner at accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP in New York who specializes in financial planning for the wealthy. “Could you imagine what it’s like to say I got three kids in private school, I have to think about pulling them out? How do you do that?

Look,  Investment Firm Workers:

Until you have to choose between

Getting necessary Medical/Dental Care
Transportation to that care

And oh, I don’t know…FOOD?

(that’s how MY weeks been going.)

Honestly Wall Streeters, can you just possibly go to your jobs…

Hit your knees and give thanks to that picture of the almighty dollar you surely have on the wall that you have a job, a roof over your head and a vehicle?

And, yes dears one last thing.

Don’t talk to the press…No. Not at all. Shhhh. There’s a good little vulture capitalist… until the unemployment rate hits where it was in say, 1998?

Because if this guy is any sample, you’d sound like a bunch of clueless arrogant self-absorbed pricks.

Thanks so much.

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How to Label this one…or Immune System Follies

February 25, 2012 at 10:59 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

In addition to my cerebral Palsy, Asthma, Carpal Tunnel, Depression…Theres this new thing, lymphadema I don’t know. But I’ve received confirmation from a medical source I trust that my case of lymphedema has a bit of a different twist than others.

It’s an illness common to cancer survivors…breast cancer patients are the most common recipients of this sort of consolation prize.

But in my case, my original cancer was cancer of the lymph nodes. Because my lymphatic system was weakened in the first place, it makes the lymphedema more dangerous to me in particular.
While the cancer has not returned, per a medical professional I trust, this is a sign that the whole lymphatic system is weakening. Lymphadema is not curable, and will not go away.

With the agressive therapy, I can hold the line on this for a time, against progression to congestive heart failure. My heart is in good shape at this time.

(One really annoying thing about the therapy. ) in addition to all the time working physically I *have* to lie in bed and keep my legs up for at least two hours during the day. *That’s* not going to help any weight loss goal 😦

One thing the docs don’t know is how much or how little time it can be held off. Could be twenty or thirty years. Could be six months.

One thing the docs do know: Barring some other intervening illness or injury…eventually my lymphatic system will shut down, and that…will be my endgame.

So, betwixtandbetween. Not directly terminal…but it feels pretty odd to have a likely ending scenario mapped out already.

But dumber still. Someone said I ought to be pissed at my oncologist.

WTF? The guy gave me *twenty years* and however many more i’ve got!

I’m not going to ‘get mad’ at him.

Sure, 85 % of me is peeved at The Universe for handing me this.

(14% shrugs like a Frenchman and says c’est la vie. The remaining 1% says it’s been a damn long wait to see my husband, and if that’s how it’s going to roll, well then that’s it.)

And it’s so darn nebulous, I forget about it sometimes. When I do think of it I don’t know how to feel about it from day to day.

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A Friendly face

February 24, 2012 at 12:42 PM (Uncategorized)

Lexi the Schnauzer is about 25 lbs, and ten inches tall, good tempered and grey, and sometimes full of ‘tude. Not mean, just kinda rebellious about listening sometimes.  Lexi also has no fear, which can make life perplexing for her.  She’s about as close as I’ll get to having a child.  She loves men, and is a shameless flirt.  I wasn’t a dog person at all before meeting her, and now I’m hopeless about the little schnauzer-face.

Although my former roomate has had ‘custody’ of LexiTheSchauzer for almost a year, Lexi may be coming to live with me…

(The former roommate took a transfer with her current company up here.)  If my friend Joanne can find a dog-friendly place It’s best if she keeps Lexi, and I get frequent visits….

Not doing the roommate thing again for about 500 reasons, the two most important being, I’d get evicted from my subsidized housing and the second is…I’m an only child and just refuse to share my space with another human being again.  I’m a lot less cranky when I live alone.] In her housing search if Joanne  has do do the “No Pets” thing…Lexi will come and live with me.  In either case, Lexi will be safer than in the place where she just lived in SC (Some people think smacking dogs for the hell of it is ok…Grrr.)

The little grey  whirlwind will l be visiting for a trial run beginning March 4th.

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Being followed around the internet is not much fun.

February 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM (Uncategorized)

trying to lock down some data and stay safe. TTFN

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In which, I get squeezed between some more…

February 19, 2012 at 9:11 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , )

I started with a shortened version of the post on Rick Santorum that I wrote earlier:

and got this answer:

We really “can’t afford i”t as individuals because (2+ / 0-)
the fact is, society does not choose to fully provide for it.
Now being able to afford it is relevant is any decision whether to give human life or not.
The question of resources is primary whether the child is disabled or not.
Resources is a legitimate basis for making a life or death decision
especially when there are already mouths to feed and minds to nurture.

In my first comment I was listing off reasons that terminating a pregnancy involving disability might be considered, and they answered.

Ok…I have a few small issues with the above, but certainly would have left it lie…but then, strangely the commenter felt compelled to add this:

Culling is the moral action.

Um. No. It’s a mistake to label anything so personal “culling” for one thing…
…And that’s the same word Santorum used, so I felt poked with some stick designed by a eugenicist, even if that wasn’t the commenter’s intent.


I should have been culled for the good of society then?



I’m about to curse you out so I’ll shut up now.

And then again:

…Culling is a moral act.
…All reproductive control IS culling.


I can’t discuss this with you, as you know (1+ / 0-)

from below.

When one is told one should have been culled, that that is the moral choice,
the time for rational discussion is just about over.


Can you reply to others who (1+ / 0-)
are ok with that damned word “culling, please?”, you’ve got me crying and pounding the g-d keyboard and I can’t afford that.
Leave me and my cull worthy disability the ** alone.

Which they didn’t…they followed me around this very well known blog and repeated themselves.

Update: Ah, things are a little clearer now…the culler is a Ron Paul supporter. Google was my friend. Ron’s son Rand is the guy who spoke of repealing the ADA and insisting that all working PWD’s could just work on the first floor if an elevator proved too costly.

An ostensibly lefty person using Santorum’s same language.
Yeah, whatever. Santorum needs cussed out, and I wish I’d had the guts to go all the way, curse out the commenter and get banned.
But I’m tired, and under some new stresses (just new this week)

And others got into it, feeling that I was not as supportive of the original topic, or of women as I should be and basically expressed what they felt should or should not be discussed in the comment thread…

No we should absolutely not be discussing this (22+ / 0-)

in this nation. This is a conversation that is private and should only be between the expecting parents, the doctor, whoever else the expecting parents choose. And it is not another person’s business.



Censoring discussion. (1+ / 0-)

I say again as I have below…I will in no way ever dispute with a woman who makes this choice about making it.

As a non specific case topic though, it can be discussed, as long as Rick Santorum isn’t the one doing the discussing.

Secondly. I would never force a woman to have a child for any reason.

Thirdly I support the mandate.

Ok? Now can I talk about it?

And another got into it, but replied to me when they meant to reply to the utilitarian person, etc.

Made me feel like defective livestock that needed to be cut for the good of the herd.

And this kind of undercutting of someone like me is exactly what Mister Sweatervest was aiming for when he made that comment.

Our President is not a eugenicist
Our President is not anti PWD’s
The ACA is not a means to artificially perfect the US.

And it’s mind blowing that people on my side are evidently ok with using Santorum’s language to prove their (different) point.

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