Thursday, May 11, 2017

health care

After women's and climate marches, we need a Medicare-for-All march. Get rid of our high cost system that places between patient and provider insurance companies with their marketing costs, compensation, and profits.

Medicare is an efficient system already in place. The expansion could be financed by a percentage to the taxes paid by all. This is better than having some insured provide the sums for all insured. To lower charges by providers, work on lowering cost of nursing and medical education and mandate  more provider efficiencies. We might also create a nationwide system of clinics that offer health care at a lower cost. Some of these might be government or charitable operations.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

word definitions

1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n), olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence (n.), emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that, when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.


Comey fired. Now need a highly credible person as FBI Director. I suggest Sally Yates.