Just some general musing or more appropriately, rants…
I want start with a big shout out to the NY Assembly for passing the marriage equality bill. Now go out and get that last vote from the Senate. I know Cuomo can do this. Also big high-five to NY Republican Senator Roy McDonald, “”You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing. ”
I so need to move to New England.
And, Anthony Weiner, I really didn’t think you could disappoint me even more but alas, you have. I can’t understand why you would allow them to bully you into resigning when Vitter with his prostitutes is still in congress. You should run again and use Newt’s defense…I was just too committed to the service of my country but god has forgiven me.
Now onto my home state of Floriduh.
First off we have this “lovely ” story about a woman & her 2 young sons, ages 8 & 5, that were witnessed beating the living fuck out of two 8 week old kittens. The story was brought to my attention by a great friend that is also one of the most dedicated animal rescuers I have ever met.
In Brookville, FL Nuce Boo, né Wilana Joenel Frazier, and her 2 sons beat two 8 week old kittens by using a metal bat, kicking, throwing them against trees & finally slicing one of the kitten’s neck open. One died, the other is being cared for by an animal rescue group but it will probably have severe brain damage. So according Nuce, this is an appropriate behavior for small boys, it’s OK to beat something smaller than you. Really,? WTF? In cases like this I firmly think that people should be made to go through parenting classes & then upon completion, file for a parenting licence BEFORE they have kids. Does Nuce not realize that these boys one day will be men and they will think it’s perfectly fine to beat the living crap out of their girlfriends, wives, baby mommas, women because as boys they were taught to beat the life out of an 8 week old kitten. Does Nuce not realize that most sociopath or is it psychopaths, I get them confused, will have to ask Dr. Peggy, start off torturing animals. Now I don’t know if sociopath or psychopaths are made or born but this may be a great way to find out. Maybe we should follow the 2 boys & see if nurture plays a role in creating such monsters.I sincerely hope she looses her children. I cannot think of a worse parent for these boys.
As this horrific beating is, and it is an all too common occurence, the FL legislator is too busy passing bestiality laws, because that is really common. Maybe they should have focused their attention on producing stricter animal cruelty laws. Pass stiffer penalties for animal cruelty might have been, time better spent. But since FL animal cruelty laws are so laxed, Nuce was charge with cruelty to animal, “a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.” FL statute 775.082: “ For a misdemeanor of the first degree, by a definite term of imprisonment not exceeding 1 year; ”
From Salon.com we get the story of the baggers in Tampa, FL starting a summer camp for 8-12 year olds, called “Tampa Liberty School”. I just don’t know what to say about this other than, WTF! But I think Alex Pareene said it best in the article, so you might as well go ahead read it. He did say it much better than me. I agree with him, before you go accusing us terrible, awful liberals of indoctrinating children , take a long hard look in the mirror. Tampa Liberty School is nothing more than the indoctrination machine at it’s best.
Now onto Judge Doom, aka Rick Scott. Among his many ridiculous cuts, he cut a life saving test for infants that law makers had already set aside $ 2 million for. The test was for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease or SCID. SCID is also known as “The Bubble Boy Disease”. Those of us of a certain age all remember The Boy in the Plastic Bubble movie, well this is the same one. “…the screening not only saves lives but, in the long run, it would also save the state money. He [Dr. John Sleasman, a USF professor and an immunologist at All Children’s Hospita] says if SCID is caught early, a bone marrow transplant can cure a baby. The survival rate is very high. But after three months of age, the risks and costs skyrocket. If an infant is on Medicaid, the state can pay a million dollars for treatment and still not save the infant’s life”. So thanks Judge Doom for this because we know you only care about that your corporate cronies, mom & baby be damned.
Judge Doom also cut funding for Healthy Start which provides at risk first time mothers with at home nursing care. This one not only affects the mothers but me personally, as a home care nurse. But then again we can fend for ourselves unless we have an Inc. by our names. And, finally Judge Doom cut family planning services, right in step with the republican/bagger mantra of stopping “abortions”. I guess he just doesn’t see the irony here, if you can’t PLAN your pregnancies, then you might be in need of abortion services. Or, that Planned Parenthood office you just closed might have saved a life with a pap smear or mammogram.
But by far, my favorite law passed by Judge Doom is the law preventing doctors but more importantly pediatricians about asking if there are guns in the house because it might offend someone. The law is a result of this: “The scuffle over “docs vs. Glocks” seems to have started when a pediatrician in Ocala asked the mother of a young child whether she kept guns in the home. She refused to answer because, as she put it, “whether I have a gun has nothing to do with the health of my child.” Actually it does, you stupid bitch. “Consider: According to a suit filed this week by the Brady Center, 65 children and teenagers are shot every day in America, and eight of them die…” My job as a nurse and a doctor’s job is to educate patients & their families. I have to seek information regarding hazards in the home or environment and then teach my patients & their caregivers. For example, pools and we have a lot in FL, we teach on pool safety, i.e. gates or pool alarms, the importance of swim lessons, importance of never leaving young children unattended around a pool, CPR. Why do we this, because 1 it’s our job & 2 we have all seen or heard terrible stories of “near” drownings in children. With the elderly we point out fall hazards, motorcycle riders the importance of helmets unless you want to become an organ donor, children & bikes & skateboards, helmets help prevent traumatic brain injuries, toddlers and household chemicals, the importance of cabinet locks. And the list goes on and on. So why is this law bullshit, because it prevents nurses and doctors from pointing out hazards and teaching prevention methods that might save a child’s life. Should we be allowed to ask if there is a gun in the home, hell yes. How else will these ignorant fucks learn about safety locks and gun safes.
Stayed tuned for the post on Virgina Foxx (R-NC) & her appaling amendments against her own sex.
One last thing, let’s help Dan Savage help Santorum with his google problem. add this link to FB post, tweets etc. We want to keep it at the top. http://www.spreadingsantorum.com/