Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Obama Solves Country's Traffic Problems

Anyone that lives in even a fairly large city knows that traffic snarls are a pain in the rear, especially if your car seat is not comfortable.

Well, don't worry. Not only has Dear Leader fixed our economy, racial climate, and world standing, he has cut down on traffic congestion.

 Gridlock eases in many metro areas

Read the article.

Thanks to Obama's economic and energy policies, we have fewer people needing to drive to work and those who do work are buying less gas.

What a guy. Who out there says this guy doesn't deserve a second term? I mean, come on, four more years of him and the few of us with jobs left will be able to zip right into work without being slowed down at all.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Poster Child For Entitlement?

Read this article.

Is this man the future under 4 more years of socialism?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Belated Birthday

Note: This is a few days late. I have been busy with Mother's Day, work, and life.

For those of you who do not know who the above lady is, let me educate you.

Born May 12, 1820 to affluent British parents in Florence, Italy. She grew to buck tradition, and her family, and became a nurse. This was unseemly at the time for a proper British lady of her stature. Florence always brushed this off, saying that she was called by God to nursing.

She went on to further the stature and practice of nursing in the Crimean War.

Finally in 1860 she formed the first secular nursing school in the world at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, making Florence Nightingale the most prominent person in founding my present profession.

For more info, read her Wiki page here.

While some still look upon a man in nursing as being a little suspect or even charming, I unashamedly pay homage to the founder of my profession.

As some may remember, my grandmother died last August. She was in and out of the hospital over the last couple of years of her life. My dad always sang the praises of the nurses caring for her. He even took a couple of big bags of popcorn up as a snack one night for them. (Note: if you want to thank a nurse, give food. We love food).

At the end she was in the hospital and on a ventilator - a breathing machine for life support.

I went to see her one last time and spent the afternoon in the room with her. I got back home, we live across the state, and talked to my father on the phone and he decided - with the blessing of my Physician brother and I and the rest of our family - to withdraw life-support. We all agreed that she was not going to recover and we were only prolonging her life and possible discomfort.

I got some sleep and then drove back across the state to be with my family when they withdrew the ventilator later that day.

Through all of this I was on the other side of the health care relationship. I am always the one with the answers. Always there to help ease a family into their decision and help them deal with the consequences of this choice. Always there with assurances that they did the right thing, it was what their loved one would want, they're at peace now, etc.

Sitting there in the room with no control over the situation and no tasks to perform, I only had time to sit back and watch the nurses.

I am never one to blow my own horn. In fact, it is one of the reasons I have not furthered my career from being "just a nurse". I am a charge nurse and would rather my staff get the credit. In my mind I am just dong my job.

Sitting there in my grandmother's room I was amazed at what an incredible service we provide for our patients. However I am perceived at the end of my career, I will always be indebted to those who serve now and those who came before me.

Thank a nurse the next time you have the occasion and join me in wishing Florence Nightingale a belated birthday, she left an incredible legacy in all who wear the uniform.

Monday, May 14, 2012

This Is Not Good News

Poll: Romney has slight edge over Obama

Read the article.

This is not the first, and not likely the last, poll to show Romney ahead of Obama.

Also, it is too early for any poll to have any true relevance.

This poll, while a small margin, is still not good news for Obama.

-It is among registered voters. This is a gimmick long used by the MSM to show a Democrat leading in a race. The only poll that has any credibility IMHO is one that measures likely voters.

A poll just measuring registered voters is skewed for a couple of reasons.

One, it measures people who vote and people who do not. People who do not vote have no bearing on an election. An obvious fact that seems to be lost on the MSM.

Second, Republicans tend to be more reliable voters so often Democrats are over-counted in polls of registered voters. In other words, more of the voters who do not vote are Democrats so this inflates the strength of the Democratic candidate.

-It is by CBS. In my mind any poll conducted by the MSM is automatically suspect.

So, take these two aspects in mind and Obama is still trailing?

This is not good news - for Obama.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oops, About That Whole Cherokee Thing


Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for the Senate in Massachusetts, has claimed for decades that she was of Native American ancestry.

Remember, liberals find being a minority important. They see everything through the prism of race.

Well, it turns out that not only may she not be a Cherokee, there is an additional twist.

Read the article here.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Strong Candidates For The Darwin Awards

For those of you not familiar with this not so esteemed award, check out the wiki page here.

We have some college students in New Zealand who at the very least deserve a nomination for this year's awards.

 'Possum' drinking game worries garden staff

Read the story here.