Wednesday, 2/20/13, Public square

value of life


by | February 20, 2013 · 6:00 am

10 responses to “Wednesday, 2/20/13, Public square

  1. It’s just one page, read the comments too if you have time —

    What Jesus Said And What The Right Wing Hears

  2. Mitch McConnell joins those who get OUTRAGED (damn mad I tell ya) about blog posts, those silly emails they share, etc. based around the right-wing hysteria to find bad stuff. At least they provide comedic relief! 🙂

    Senate Minority Leader Fooled by Report in Military Version of The Onion

    (from the link): The Duffel Blog, as dutiful readers know, is America’s oldest online source for fake military news, founded in 1797 in a moment of farsightedness. It often gives more real talk than most legit journalistic institutions, but there is no way you can confuse it with the real news.

    Unless you are a senior member of the United States Senate.

    On November 14, 2012, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wrote to Elizabeth King, the Pentagon’s congressional liaison, with a an unusually credulous query. “I am writing on behalf of a constituent who has contacted me regarding Guantanamo Bay prisoners receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits,” McConnell wrote in a letter acquired by Danger Room. “I would appreciate your review and response to my constituent’s concerns.”

    Um, Guantanamo detainees getting GI Bill benefits? Yes, that’s from the Duffel Blog, as McConnell’s constituent clearly states, complete with the reference URL. Said constituent even notes that he or she can’t find any information about the alleged government payouts to suspected insurgents and terrorists.

    The comments to the link offer more laughs!

  3. Rejoins the group for a bit, now that my eyes are back to “normal”. Explanation: had pre-surgery evaluation with opthamologist yesterday, and the staff determined my pupils were not dilating “fast enough”. So, had not one, not two, but three series of eye drops administered before they were satisfied. After appointment was finished, eyes were so dilated, I was worthless the rest of the day. After a night’s sleep, all better.

    A bit nervous about the surgery. The right eye cataract is rather advanced, which gives rise to the probability of complications being higher (whatever that may mean) from the surgery. Especially nervous when the doctor was dictating and he mentioned the need for “iris hooks”. OK, I’m a devout coward when it comes to my eyes. BTW, there is a cataract in the left eye, too, which isn’t as advanced, and there seems to be less to worry about when that surgery is to be done (about a month later). Waiting for date, all I know is it is to be “expedited”.

    • Oy, 617. It all sounds serious and scary. I’m sure, though, that you are in good hands with good docs, so do as they say and make the best of it. It’s hard to think about losing or having diminished eye sight. People do well with cataract surgery, though, and I know you will be one of them, no matter how delicate the case. Look at all you’ve come through. You can do this and we’re here for ya.