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I am an 'older' progressive; a holdover from the hippie generation. I have raised 3 children, am a proud grandmother, and an outspoken political junkie. I have worked in the healthcare field for 30 years, both for insurance companies and for the other side, so I know my way around the health care industry. I have forgotten more than anyone should ever know about our health care system. Bad enough that my memory loss is insufficient to erase all of the dishonest policies of the insurance industry, I even have memories of fraud on the provider side as well.
I was a whistleblower in the mid-90's, reporting illegal denial of necessary medical care to patients.
To the best of my recollection, I do not believe that I have ever voted for a Republican. I have ethics and a sense of fair play, therefore the Republican party does not qualify as a choice for me.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012(8 comments)
California EDD: Backlog of 20,000 Disability Claims-No Payments- Explain That, Pam Harris!
California's Employment Development Department (EDD) is headed by Director Pam Harris. It has been reported that the EDD currently has an 8 week backlog of entering and processing 20,000 claims for the state's temporarily disabled workers. This delay of payments and claims processing dates back to workers' claims from October.
Monday, November 5, 2012(4 comments)
The "Real Change" That Romney, Ryan and Team Rape Want For America
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the entirety of Team Rape, otherwise known as the Republican party, are touting "Real Change". If you want their "Real Change", this is what a vote for their "Real Change" will get you: higher taxes, the end of choice, no protection for workers, less equality for women. The corporations will get the benes, the people will get the shaft.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012(5 comments)
Congress: The Fine Line Between Partisan And Treason
It is possible to make a case that the deliberate tanking of a country's economy solely for political gain is treason, and on that basis I suggest that the Republican members of our Congress are guilty of treason.
Friday, May 25, 2012(8 comments)
The Case For Water Boarding The GOP Economic Terrorists In Congress; No More Drama, Just Truth!
The GOP, long led by Dick Cheney the Inquisitor, has made a persistent case for the water boarding of suspected terrorists. Enhanced interrogation, they call it. Perhaps, the use of enhanced interrogation should be expanded to include certain key GOP members of Congress who ceaselessly obstruct any and all efforts to improve the economy and create jobs. They are in essence, economic terrorists.
Friday, May 25, 2012(8 comments)
Mitt Romney, The Fake-Based Politican! Why He Would Be The Liar-In Chief!
The GOP Lie Machine Is On Auto-Pilot
If Mitt Romney wins the Presidential election in November, it will be because he is an accomplished liar and the Republican party applauds every lie he tells. If Romney says it, the GOP swears it's true, even when it's not. There is not one day that goes by, that Romney and the GOP lie machine is not in full deception mode. Even when confronted with truth or fact.
Saturday, May 12, 2012(40 comments)
The Hell They Have Planned For Our Children - Happy Mother's Day From The GOP!
Let's just cut to the chase, moms! The Republican party is planning hell for our children, the weakest and most vulnerable among us!
One thing is sure: Moms love their kids and if you hurt our kids, we will bring the battle to you! Don't tell us "Happy Mother's Day" in one breath and then expect us to sit still while you destroy the lives of our children. Keep your damn cards! Leave our kids alone!
Thursday, May 10, 2012(14 comments)
The GOP War On Everyone But The Rich
The Republican party has declared war on virtually every segment of society in our country with the exception of one: the wealthy. If Romney, Ryan, and the whole Republican party achieve their economic goals, American Dreamers may just have to self-de'poor't. Don't confuse self-deportation (for undocumented workers) with self-de'poor'tation.
Sunday, May 6, 2012(11 comments)
Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand: Breaking Up Is So Very Hard To Do! Even Harder On The Kid!
Poor, dumb Paul Ryan!
History is full of jilted lovers and the stories are all the same. This one is a little different, however. Ryan can try to erase Ayn Rand from his life, but he will never be able to erase her from his legacy. You see, they have a child together and that child is living, breathing proof of their dalliance. The child was first known as, "The Path To Prosperity", but is now simply called "The Ryan Budget".
Tuesday, May 1, 2012(15 comments)
The GOP: A Party Possessed
What will a vote for ANY Republican get you? Not just for President, but a vote for any Republican nominee for any elected office will result in more erosion of rights, including those for workers, the middle class, women, minorities, students and seniors.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011(11 comments)
Forecast For GOP Tea Party Presidential Candidates: Cloudy With A Certainty Of Meatballs!
Listen up! These Tea Party GOP meatballs, from the candidates to the Tea Party faithful have finally revealed their true colors. Their colors are not red, white and blue. If you think for a moment that abstaining from participation in the 2012 election will be an effective protest, think again. Do you really want meatballs running your country?
Monday, August 15, 2011(36 comments)
Need A Job, Jillian? First, Tell Us The Date Of Your Last Period!
Things have changed since I last applied for a job. The questions asked and the pre-employment ordeal is much more grueling than even 5 short years ago. What happened to the right to privacy? If you need a job, corporations have decided that they won't just verify your skills, they will now verify that your body parts are all in good working order. They have the right to your entire personal medical history? Yes! They do!
Sunday, August 14, 2011(25 comments)
Darrell Issa Thinks He Is Qualified To Be A Judge! After So Many Times Being Arrested, Maybe He Is!
Issa Thinks He Is A Judge?
Issa has decided to interject himself into a case brought by the National Labor Relations Board against Boeing. The NLRB has filed suit, claiming that Boeing has not only engaged in union-busting tactics, they allege that Boeing has broken federal labor laws.
Issa, who is not an attorney, has tried to block the NLRB at every turn because he says that the courts could decide against Boeing.
Saturday, July 30, 2011(21 comments)
ALEC's Summer Camp For Kids! Fun And Politics, The Koch Way!
ALEC, The American Legislative Exchange Council is leaving out no member of the family at their National meeting to be held in New Orleans next week! While mommy or daddy are being indoctrinated as to the finer points of the ALEC method of corporate governance, the kids can go to Kiddie Congress!
Thursday, July 28, 2011(20 comments)
Who Owns John Boehner? The Corporations That Love The Grim Weeper!
Who owns John Boehner? Not the people who elected him, that's for sure! Corporations have bought more pieces of Boehner than his constituents could ever afford to purchase. Meet the man who washes dishes for the Kochs and picks up dry cleaning for the bankers!
Thursday, July 21, 2011(31 comments)
Confessions Of A Real Death Panel Member! Yes, Virginia, Death Panels Do Exist!
Don't drink the GOP Tea! Still lying about the Affordable Care Act, Ryan and the Republicans still pushing Ryan's plan to destroy Medicare! They are still insisting that the IPAB will ration care for everyone. Rationing? No! Not the job of the IPAB. Rationing of care is done quite well by private insurers! Regulate private insurance companies! That is where death panels live! Ryan lied again Tuesday on the floor of Congress!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011(34 comments)
Too Old For Sexting, Murdoch Settles For Hacking!
Rupert Murdoch, head of the evil empire, is facing charges in the U.K. and Congressional investigations in the United States. Maybe more important, Murdoch's path to U.S. citizenship was fast-tracked. Who helped him? Who, besides Murdoch, profited?
Thursday, July 14, 2011(40 comments)
Meet Michele Bachmann's Chief Adviser -- An Anti-Gay "Therapist" Who Profits From Medicaid
Mr. Michele Bachmann, the chief adviser and strategist to Presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, says he is a 'Doctor'. The American Psychological Association doesn't even recognize the online correspondence course that this 'doctor' has taken...
Don't know how advisable it is to seek treatment from a 'doctor' that took his classes through a correspondence course!
Friday, July 1, 2011(14 comments)
Darrell Issa, GOP's Six Million Dollar Man? Try $295 Million Dollar Congressman!
Many years ago, Congressman Darrell Issa was accused of auto theft, arson, and arrested on weapons charges. Now that Issa has gone to Washington as a power player, where he is reportedly the richest man in Congress, his troubles continue. Mr. Issa should know that people are watching. What they have found, especially the alleged Goldman Sachs Connection, may become Issa's undoing.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011(66 comments)
Tales Of A Female Nothing! Dear GOP God, It's Me, Jillian...
The most recent legislation approved by the Ohio State legislaure that restricts abortion, not only highlights, but demonstrates the GOP God version of government. Theocracy, anyone? Coerced religious conversion?
Sunday, June 26, 2011(25 comments)
Being A Republican In 2011! The New And Improved GOP!
The GOP of today is not the Republican party of your mother or father. The party has devolved. While they don't accept evolution, they do firmly believe in devolution...
These flat-earthers are the extreme anti-science, anti-knowledge, anti-common sense segment of our country. The 'Know-Nothing' party of America is back and become mainstream.
Friday, June 24, 2011(2 comments)
BONUS PAY FOR CITY MANAGEMENT? NO SHARED SACRIFICE HERE- DARK AGENDA INSTEAD!
Tired of hearing the words "SHARED SACRIFICE?" Why aren't the people at the top ever the ones that do the sharing? This 'Dark Agenda' is occurring in every city and state throughout the country. Carlsbad, a wealthy little city on the coast of sunny California, is the latest example of the DARK AGENDA.
Friday, June 24, 2011(8 comments)
ALEC Writes The Laws Restricting Voting! Why Is Coca-Cola Helping Them?
ALEC and Coca-Cola team up to write the laws passed in virtually every GOP controlled statehouse in this country, including the new restrictive voter ID laws. Why support a company that believes it was elected by the voters to write laws that restrict rights and freedoms?
Monday, June 13, 2011(2 comments)
Grover Norquist Rules The GOP Without Ever Being Elected! More Tyranny On The Right!
Americans For Tax Reform? Americans for Grover Norquist is a more appropriate name. This troll, a hold-over from the Reagan days, wants no federal government, with the exception of a military...Drown the government in a bathtub is this man's philosophy.
Don't comply with the King's wishes? You may not be a GOP candidate!