Just a notice for those who read the blog:
Ametia and SG2 have decided that they need a break from posting here at the blog. So, I have decided to try and see how I could do it by myself. I’m going to see how it goes over the next month. I won’t be writing daily posts. I will try and post Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with maybe a weekend post for Saturday/Sunday. I hope that you all have patience with me as I see how this works out.
I have written before about the issue with insulin in this country. I think it’s a scam and a collusion between the companies that make it to gauge those that need it.
This has turned into a medical crisis, and there are those promoting INSULIN4ALL, which is exactly how it sounds: insulin should be affordable for those who need it TO LIVE.
One of my favorite medical bloggers went to a conference in Minnesota about this issue:
This is outrageous.😠😠😠
People using GoFundMe in order to LIVE😠😠
Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) Tweeted:
The sixth most expensive liquid in the world?
Insulin in the US. https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/1165708129805504515?s=17
Think on that. Something needed for people to LIVE is the 6th most expensive liquid in the world. This makes no sense!
This is very real. One of the first articles that I read, talked about a young man who wound up DYING , Because after he turned 26, he couldn’t afford the insulin, and tried to ration it.😠😠
This young lady’s fears are REAL 😠😠 😠
Reading the replies to this tweet just bothered me. I don’t really care if they are bots, because I know that the sentiment is very real. Those saying that she should just get a good enough job with benefits to pay for the insulin. That’s a very classist statement. What happens to the blue collar diabetic without a degree and a good job with benefits – they should just die because they can’t afford the insulin?
Absolutely not. There is no reason why insulin should be this expensive. Especially since people NEED IT TO LIVE.
This thread never fails to crack me up, even two years later. I love this Twitter thread 😂😂😂
So much truth here. This is a good post. Cold eyed objectives for 2020:
The Goal Is To Hold the Line
by Adam L Silverman
At 9:18 pm on August 27, 2019
Hmmph…why am I not surprised…
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have discussed replacing Pence on 2020 ticket: Axios reporter
Nikki Haley raised eyebrows by denying rumors that she was angling to replace Vice President Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s running mate in 2020, and now there’s some new reporting on what’s behind that chatter.
The former United Nations ambassador and South Carolina governor tweeted out a denial of “false rumors” — which hadn’t seemed to have spread beyond the White House — that she wanted to join Trump on the ticket.
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan told MSNBC’s “First Look” that the president’s daughter and son-in-law had discussed the possibility of replacing Pence with Haley, who instead has signed on as a “special guest” at a Trump-Pence fundraising retreat in the fall.
Outrage mounts over Harvard student turned back at airport
August 28, 2019
Personal: Powerful Biden Healthcare Ad Stakes Out Fierce, Moral Defense of Obamacare, Robs Single-Payer Diehards of High Horse
By Spandan Chakrabarti
A Second-By-Second Recap of That Bizarre, Ridiculous and Utterly Perfect KOCO-TV ‘Gorilla’ Apology Video
more at the link.
It was a muthaphuckin’ PRIVATE EVENT, Hayes.But, I guess you couldn’t be bothered to find that out before you caped for the White Nationalist site 😠😠😠
𝕊𝕔𝕙𝕣𝕠𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣’𝕤 ℂ𝕒𝕥-𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕖 (@C_doc_911) Tweeted:
For those who argued w/ me that Trump can’t touch SS/Medicare programs & I said he will: John Thune, 2nd ranking senate Republican, told The NY Times Trump would be “interested” in reforming SS/Medicare.
If Trump wins 2020, he’ll wipe all but the 1% out.
Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) Tweeted:
An incoming Harvard freshman, a 17 year old Palestinian boy, had his visa cancelled & was deported because US officials searched his phone/laptop & said his friends had social media posts that were critical of the US.
Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) Tweeted:
The twenty-something personal trainer that Jerry Falwell Jr set up with a $2+ million land deal is a different young man than the twenty-something pool boy he lent $1.8 million to for a youth hostel project, if you’re keeping score. https://t.co/HxQRronLqu https://twitter.com/studentactivism/status/1166439526933442560?s=17
Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) Tweeted:
Peppered with complaints at a Minnesota event from farmers fed up with Trump’s trade war, Agriculture Sec’y Sonny Perdue made a joke.
“What do you call two farmers in a basement?” Perdue asked. “A whine cellar.” Boos ricocheted around the room, NYT says. https://t.co/KXjiQ5T2DX https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1166342190227959808?s=17
We will see🤨🤨🤨
Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) Tweeted:
Farmers are getting angry with Trump for gaslighting them so shamelessly about the impact of his trade wars on them.
Trump’s agriculture sec “joked” that farmers are “whining” about their travails. You’d think this would be a bigger story.
Awe 🤗😍 😍
Well, tell us how you really feel 😂😂😂
Good Morning, Everyone 😀😀😀
Johnny Isakson had no business being elected in the first place. I didn’t vote for him or David Perdue because I already knew their main reason for running to be senators in the first place wasn’t to do anything that would help us, the citizens of GA. For them, it’s all about the prestige of being a U.S. Senator. I have a strong aversion to self-serving @ssholes being elected to any public position. Whenever either of them are in GA, they’re in meetings with Big Business. A town hall for citizens is never on their agendas, but they get paid with American citizens’ tax money every month. They never turn down their paychecks, even though they’re not earning them. I refuse to give thoughts and prayers for Isakson’s health, and I have my reasons for that. I’m saving thoughts and prayers for those who aren’t wealthy, selfish, lying, SOBs and really need them.
The look on Rachel’s face at the end😅😅😅
Get the ENTIRE Phuck Outta Here 😠, Little Susie😒😒
She heard us telling her not to do it, but she went right ahead and cast that vote to put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Ct. She can GTFOH with her telling us now how ”sad” she that her vote to confirm him might cause her to lose her seat in the Senate. She doesn’t get to play it both ways: Pretending to be a Moderate Republican while voting in lockstep with the Extremist Republicans in the Senate. Whoever wins the Dem nomination in Maine can expect some donations from me.
Good Morning, Everyone 😊😊😊