Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Hillary is on attack mode she blasted bush for his reasons for eavesdropping. She stated "Obviously, I support tracking down terrorists. I think that's our obligation. But I think it can be done in a lawfull way," Then went on to say that she did not yet know whether the administrations warrentless eavesdropping broke any laws. Well if you think it can be done in a lawfull way you must be saying Bush did it in an unlawfull way. Well Hillary will be glad to know she has lots of support. Just go over here and read or the world socialist web site They too would like to stop the eavesdropping.


Today the SacBee ran a story about Gregg Gour, a young man dying of aids and his lobbying for Assembly bill 651 a right to die bill sponsored by Patty Berg D-Eureks and Lloyd Levine D-Van Nuys. I sympathize with Mr Gour and anyone going through a long protracted death. However euthanasia is not the answer. As a nurse I will recognize your do not resuscitate order or your request for comfort care only but don't make me a person who will end life. In most cases the way it would work is your doctor would come into the hospital talk with you, write and order then leave. Then the nurse would carry out the orders and give you the medication ordered. I would have to quit I would not do it. Even if the Assembly bill would require that the physicians be there and carry out the order themselves I would still recluse myself from your care. Your right to die does not trump my right not to be a harbinger of death. I would rather be a Wal-Mart store greeter.


I read an article in the Drudge Report titled "Baffled Scientists Say Less Sunlight Reaching Earth" The article was from which went on to describe the differences between high and low clouds and how the may be contributing to global warming. The best part of the article is the statement by Phillip Goode study leader"What is clear is that scientists don't understand clouds very well, as a trio of studies last year also showed. "
"Clouds are even more uncertain than we thought," Goode said.
Come on Phil you should have listen to Joni Mitchell's song Both Sides Now
It's cloud illusions I recall, I really don't know clouds, at all.

Monday, January 23, 2006


The SACbeeHas a story about flood insurance and levees so I thought I would share some pictures of different countries ideas about flood control. The first one is how the Italians protect Venice. Number 2 is how the English protect London. And the next how the Dutch protect Holland. The last one is one of ours. How much did this cost?

Friday, January 20, 2006


President Jacques Chirac had this to say regarding a state sponsored terroist attack "Leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us, just like anyone who would envisage using, in one way or another, arms of mass destruction, must understand that they would expose themselves to a firm and fitting response from us," he said. "This response could be conventional. It could also be of another nature." The other nature was reviled to be the sending of Inspector Jacques Clouseau into Iran to stop the Iranians from making a nuclear weapon. When pressed for a comment Clouseau said "I will find the bim no matter were that minkey Ahmadinejad put it.


From the safety of Princeton University Hillary Clinton called for sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program. Hillary citing the success of her husbands eight years of sanctions against Iraq as an example. And maybe we can send Jimmy Carter to Iran and get a deal for them just like he got for North Korea.
When asked to comment on Hillary Clintons remarks Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said "You need oil, I need nukes...What's the problem?"
It was unclear at the time if at Princeton Hillary attended any CAP meetings. In her defense Ted Kennedy said "Well she wasn't at the Harvard Owls Club"

Thursday, January 19, 2006


I was surfing the web and went to the
Drudge Report and clicked on the banner Iran Cornered The news is about what to do with Iran and its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Well the dumbest line is this "Some Western officials say simply hauling Iran to the Security Council for censure could prompt a change of heart in Tehran, seen as keen to avoid pariah status." Well has that worked any place else? I really don't see Mahmoud Ahmadinjad as a guy who will have a change of heart.

State prepares for possibility of flu pandemic

That was the news alert in my e-mail this evening when I came home for work. What we need to deal with is the problem we have now. As the baby boomer generation gets older the need for hospital beds and staff will dramatically increase. When I left work at 2330 we had one bed open on a 32 bed surgical floor. We also have 11 surgeries coming in tomorrow. Now throw into the mix the unknown variable trauma patients. We will have again patients staying for days in the ER or longer stays in the recovery room. Also patients being sent home before they should.
If we would have a pandemic here we would have to use Arco Arena and Cal Expo to house them and add the serious shortage of nursing personnel and physicians and you get a pretty ugly picture. Well here's hoping its something we wont have to deal with

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


For those folks that think a bigger and more intrusive government is better please go to 2006 Index of Economic Freedom web site. When you click on countries You see Hong Kong is number one while the U.S. is number 9 As you go down the list you see that the countries with less freedom or more government intrusion do far less economically. The lefts favored nations, France and Germany came in 44th and 19th.


I read that Tom Daschle might be throwing his hat into the ring as a presidential candidate. The architect of the democratic judicial filibuster says "I have received a lot of encouragement." I bet from likely opponents am sure. He lost his senate seat after being labeled an obstructionist for his role in blocking 10 of Bush's appellate nominees. Well come on in the water is fine.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


Al Gore will be giving a speech Monday to warn us of the threat to the Constitution from the Presidents actions. After all the terrorist rights are being trampled on. The Vice President will make the case that the country -- including the legislative and judicial branches and all Americans -- must act now to defend the systems put into place by the country's founders to curb executive power or risk permanent and irreversible damage to the Constitution. Maybe Bush can use Al Gore's line of "No controlling legal authority"

Friday, January 13, 2006


I thought it was typical of Hillary when I read that she dis Harry Belefonte at the Children's Defense Fund lunch. After his inflammatory remarks Hillary wants to distance herself from the king of calypso. After calling the President" the worlds greatest terrorist." Hillary never got closer then 15' away. 15' is the arbitrary safe distance from association according to the liberal handbook. After all Hillary is the new right to center Democrat and needs to keep that image until she's the first women president.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Yesterday the SacBee ran a story regarding the city of Berkley's case with the Boy Scouts regarding berthing for scouting ships at the city marina. Maybe we should let the Left get rid of the scouts after all hear is a list of former scouts.
Charles E. Bennett (D) US Rep. Fla.
Gary Ackerman (D) US Rep. NY
Bill Alexander (D) US REP. Arkansas
Lloyd M. Bentsen (D) US Rep.Teaxas
Michael Bloomberg(D/R) Mayor New York. was dem.then switched
Bill Bradley (D) Semator New Jersey
Michael Dukakis (D) Gov. Mass.
David Farabee (D) Texas State Rep.
Thomas Foley (D) Past Speaker of the house, US Rep. Washington
Murphy Foster (D) Gov. Louisiana
Gary Locke (D) Gov. Washinton
Sam Nunn (D) US Senator Ga.
J.J. Pickle (D) US Rep Texas
Bill Clinton (D) President
John F. Kennedy (D) President
Steven Spielberg (D) film maker
and belive it or not Michael Moore

Friday, January 06, 2006

Just heard Lou Rawls passed today. Always loved his soft soulful voice. You could always sit in your car with your girlfriend and listen to some good music and get in that romantic mood. Good bye Lou, hear you on the other side some day.

Thursday, January 05, 2006


Good old Harry Reid is at it again. Seems he is asking for the resignation of Homeland Security Dept. Secretary Michael Chertoff. He wants him to resign because Chertoff dropped Las Vegas from a list of cities at high risk. Of course Harry is only concerned about the citizens of Las Vegas not the millions of dollars it receives for being on the list. Dont worry you still have the $68,000 you received from Jack Abramoff.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Well it looks like Arnold found $4 billion dollars lying around to give to school administrators. Its all part of Arnold's No Dollar Left Behind program. Scott Plotkin, director of the California School Boards Association stated "We're saying it's a constructive step." Your right and a pretty large one I might add. I know how could I be so callous, its for the children. I guess you don't get out much and look at the schools ?
Tell me were is $54 billion going?

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


On Dec 14th I posted an opinion on the proposed proposition for an increase on cigarette tax to 1.50 a pack. Well it seems that meathead agrees with me. Rob Reiner said that the new tax would cause fewer cigarettes to be sold, which would result in lower tax revenues for his education programs. You see Reiner doesn't want everyone to stop smoking as long as he can suck up some tax money from it. He is a supply-sider as long as it works for him.