Sunday Roast: The President’s Weekly Address

The President and Vice President have a sincere desire to do right by our veterans, and I hope they are able to get their ideas in place.  It’s the least we can do for the troops and families we put in harm’s way for no good reason at all.

Of course, it’s fun for the whole family, since the Republicans will bar or gut any program the Democrats want to put in place for the troops — all the while professing more love and respect for the troops than anyone else in the whole damned world.

What’s on your mind this fine morning?  This is the place to vent!

58 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: The President’s Weekly Address

  1. Long night. Had to call 911 at around 2 AM. My better half was extremely dizzy, hot flashy, sweaty, and clammy. The paramedics took her to the hospital some 30 miles up the road while I stayed home (poor night vision for driving, plus had I ridden in the ambulance with her we’d have had no easy way home from the hospital). She called me around five and said it turned out to be an inner ear thing, that she could go home after some IV meds. I waited till dawn, drove to the ER, picked her up, and things are back to “normal” (Shadow the cat still loves us).

    I suspect there will be some extended napping today, however. Still, all’s well after a few hours of scary-scary. That’s a relief, believe me!

  2. Republicans say they support the troops – they stick their yellow ribbons on their SUVs. But when it comes right down to it, they just support using our troops to fight their wars.

    Then, when they come back wounded or emotionally shattered, well, heck, they volunteered.

  3. Glad to hear all is well, Frugal. I’ve done my share of those late night ER trips (why don’t people have crises in the middle of the day?). Be sure you have no lingering doubts about not risking the trip in the dark; you’d have been useless, bored and uncomfortable sitting in the ER waiting for someone to do something, anything, about your spouse.

  4. Noted, possibly, at TP: Commercial spammers may finally have been foiled. I noted a couple of comments this morning that would ordinarily have links buried in them and don’t. Yet someone was able to successfully add a link to an online article.

    See this.

  5. Sunday afternoon naps are good and I often partake in them.
    Actually, any afternoon nap is good.
    Maybe they had it right in kindergarden with nap time and as we moved forward in life we lost site of refreshing a nap can be.

  6. frugal, inner-ear nothing to fool with. Good to read the health of your spouse is improving.

    Maybe it’s time to teach ‘Shadow’ how to drive?

    Rest well and easy knowing this crisis has passed.

      • I’ve always been an unintentional napper. As a kid, the worst thing you could do to me was say the words, “nap time.” For me, it was an hour of torture, during which I never slept and all the things I could be doing outside ran through my head. Even now, no matter how tired I am, a real nap just isn’t happening — I’ll lay there with my eyeballs glued to the ceiling. I have to sneak up on it by sitting in a chair and reading or putting in a movie. Half an hour later I wake up refreshed, with a crick in my neck and dried drool on my chin.


  7. Frugal, glad to read you are resting after last night and that yours is on the mend. I agree with 2ebb, inner ear issues are no joke – take care both of you!

    db, canning or freezing your “gravy”?

  8. The Claude Rains/Ralph Bellamy Wolfman, Carl Laemmle’s Dracula, some Robin Cook audio tapes, and Stephan King’s Stories From the Night Shift…

  9. Well, that was a nice nap! I’m up, she’s still down, a good thing for her, I’m guessing.

    Thanks, all, for your well-wishes and your comments, they’re most appreciated. The Zoo is a nice place. But then, y’all knew that, dintcha. 🙂

  10. my car is always unlocked. Atleast they could have left me Donnie Darko or Winged Migration or some shit I might want. Molly Ringwald shit would have been better…

  11. Lass, it’s something her mother has suffered from in the past, so there may be a ‘hmmm — is it hereditary?’ aspect to it. Meanwhile, the doc told her that they do see such issues with some regularity in the ER, also that it should clear up in not too long a while. She has some meds to take in the interim.

    We’re both hoping it’s a simple and smooth process — that middle of the night paramedic-ambulance-ER stuff is going to make her already tightwad insurance company ANGRY, probably bring on a rate hike big enough for them to get ‘their’ money back in a hurry.

  12. I’ve had middle/inner ear issues since infancy . . . I am glad to hear that her healthcare providers are hopeful for her recovery. Petitions for continued healing for her, Frugal . . .

  13. The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government,… A tax upon house-rents, therefore, would in general fall heaviest upon the rich; and in this sort of inequality there would not, perhaps, be any thing very unreasonable. It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.

    Adam Smith, Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, book V, chapter 2: “Of the Sources of the General or Public Revenue of the Society.” published 1776.

  14. I’ve paid off property taxes greater than that and I am unemployed (retired.) 😉 Talking about Emergency services, the providers assessed the insurers for $2,488.82 which was knocked down to $751.13 by my insurers and I paid, out of pocket, $91.55. If I had not been insured, I would have had to pay the full $2,488.82 as I have the funds.

    Says a lot about our medical fee structure. This is one reason that characters like Bill Frist try to get into the U.S. Senate – stoke the wealth, damn the health.

  15. Gary – there are more people at Bluegrass Festivals then at Whitefest. And the Bluegrass Festivals are a lot more fun. This coming weekend Bluegrass Breeze and Cats will be making our annual trip to New Jersey for the Delaware Vally Bluegrass Festival.

  16. Here I go, wondering again. The Republicans claim that if they take back Congress, they plan on doing nothing. Well, if Congress does nothing, then they should get paid NOTHING. Sounds like a beginning of a campaign pledge. 🙂

  17. I’m sitting on my front porch posting at the Zoo when I feel something crawling up my arm. As I go to swat my arm, I notice that the culprit is a walking stick. Such a very cool insect. I didn’t kill it.

  18. Thanks, glamour. I just popped in for a last peek, then it’s off to the sackeroo for both of us. She’s doing well, feels a bit ‘hung over’ (her words), but things look reasonable. Hope the night is a whole lot less eventful than last night! So does the cat, I suspect.

    Later everyone. Thank to all for your kind thoughts.

  19. Here’s the closest quote from Glenn Beck to the Hitler quote that I could find:
    “Help us restore the values that founded this great nation. On August, 28th, come join us in our pledge to restore honor at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC”.
    Glenn Beck, August 10 2010.
    Has anyone come across anything better?
    The primary difference is that Beck is looking towards a disastrous goal while Hitler was looking at what he had already done.

  20. Jan, dear, actions have consequences.
    Enacting an ‘offensive’ law (SB1070) requires it to be rectified – and if it must go to the UN – so be it.
    Human Rights are Human Rights no matter the country – and your miserable state, of AZ, has committed Human Rights abuses.

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