“Girl commits suicide after being shut out of graduation”

As if living with childhood depression isn’t bad enough, this young teen’s school decided to exclude her from graduation festivities. It was the last straw.

Mental illness is not contagious, but the way it’s treated, you’d think it was.

How Chronic Pain Killed My Husband — Pain News Network


Depression Comics Hits a Homer


When I’m depressed, everything is all about the fact that I’m shit. Other people’s reactions are iron-clad proof that I’m shit….right?

In this comic, Clay brings a new perspective. I’m going to paste this one to the insides of my eyelids.

Police State? #2


Take a look.

Guy is speeding on his motorcycle. Unidentified second dude appears, purposefully clutching semiautomatic pistol aimed at motorcycle rider, demanding this and that. No uniform, no badge.

Rider is terrified and pleading.

What I’m thinking: If the biker, knowing his life is in mortal danger, pulled his own weapon and shot the motherfucker who is threatening his life, would he be jailed for “cop killing?” He has absolutely zero indication that this is not some random thug. But this motorcyclist isn’t even the type who packs heat when he rides. He’s just, you know, some dude out for a ride, no threat to anyone but himself.

How about instead of issuing more weapons to the police, we take them away? I don’t see them making any difference in the violent crime rate, unless you consider the contributions made by police bullets against unarmed citizens.

Police State?

‘This is crazy,’ sobs Utah hospital nurse as cop roughs her up, arrests her for doing her job


If you think there’s something afoot…a pattern developing…you may be right.

Watch this clip. Then think carefully.

Just as the citizens of Texas knew the storm was coming, we see the gathering clouds of “law and order” organizing. The Rule of Law that we counted on for protection has shifted. Now the police are being provided with military weaponry…for what? Who is the “enemy” they plan to attack with rocket propelled grenades? You? Me? The nurse who commands the burn unit, whose job is to protect the helpless?

Stay alert. Stay nimble. And above all, be prepared. It’s going to be stormy out.

From CNN: Charlottesville victim’s mom: They tried to kill my child to shut her up

Right on, Mama!

Heather Heyer will not have died in vain.


Transactivism is making a mockery of the fight against female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation and surgical gender reassignment: do they have anything in common? Renee issues a passionate scholarly call to wake up and climb out of the PC muck. Please read and share and by all means follow Renee’s excellent blog!

writing by renee

About three years ago, Lisa Irwin, who identifies as a transwoman, travelled from New Zealand to Bangkok for gender reassignment operations. “I hoped that it would make me feel totally complete, as a “woman”,” says Lisa. “So I could get on with my life and start enjoying it.”

Things did not go according to plan.

the surgeon pretty much stuffed things up. Sometimes I can be sitting here and next thing it’s like someone’s got a knife and just starts stabbing me. I instantly knew it was wrong, it was kind of like I got hit by a big truck. I had to come back here to New Zealand, where there was nothing they could do for me.

Lisa now lives with daily pain, having experienced genital mutilation in the name of identity and medicine.

This experience was relayed earlier this year on a TV1 documentary called Born This Way

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The Washington Post: Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens

Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens


Here comes the police state.  Can I go home now?

Hold The Mayo!  (Unless You Have Private Insurance)

The big news this week swirls around the now Officially Failed horrible Republican “health care bill.”  A prime reason for its failure is that the GOP cannot scrape up enough warm bodies to pass it.  Prior to the recent defections of two more Senators, one of whom cannot support it because it’s too liberal, is the mysterious illness of Senator John McCain, R-AZ.

Mr. McCain, 81, is recovering from surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ, where he had a blood clot removed from somewhere in his skull.  “Above the eye,” is what the media says, but looking at the structures “above the eye,” I only see places in the skull: the frontal sinuses being the most proximal.  Why anyone would have a blood clot there will remain a mystery until someone reveals it.

But never mind that.  I want to talk about HOW John McCain got his surgery, at the age of 81, at the prestigious Mayo Clinic.  You see, I myself sought out an appointment there, for treatment of my badly mangled left wrist.  You know, the one that has been in a splint now for almost two years.  Mayo Clinic is really good at difficult cases, or so they say.  So I called their appointment desk.

The Mayo Clinic knows how to pick their front-end staff.  Extremely polite and professional in every way, including the part where, after expressing certainty that their world-class surgeons can fix you, they tell you sympathetically (yet firmly) that the Mayo Phoenix does not accept Medicare.  Do you, perhaps, have other insurance?  No?  Oh, here: If you don’t mind travelling, call the home office in Rochester, MN.  They do accept Medicare.

Except they don’t, really.  When I called them, they already had my information that the Phoenix people had forwarded on.  

“We don’t have any appointments,” the extremely firm appointment lady said.  Firmly.

“No appointments?  Into the future?  None at all?”


“But I thought your hospital accepts Medicare.”

“We do.  We simply don’t.  Have.  Appointments.”

If John McCain had to rely on Medicare, like the vast majority of the older Americans he claims to represent rely on Medicare, he too would face the “No Appointments” dilemma.  But he’s a Public Servant.  And therefore he’s treated to the best of the best when it comes to health care and how to pay for it.  Carte blanche for them, no copays, no limits, no nothing.

I say let our elected officials–all of them–live with exactly what they dish out to the people they live off of.  After all, they live off of our tax dollars!  Why should they get the creme de la creme when I get the bum’s rush, simply because I’m old and not rolling around in the pork barrel?

Hold the Mayo, John.  And I wish you a full recovery, with plenty of time to think about how life would be if you weren’t rich and powerful.