Pushing back the frontiers of ignorance ...................
Those elected slicksters on both sides of the aisle want us to move into government run health care. Most want the Canadian version. The following are AVERAGE wait times between diagnosis and treatment in Canada.
Plastic surgery ----------------- 35.4 weeks
Gynecology --------------------- 14.3 weeks
Ophthalmology ----------------- 27.2 weeks
Otolaryngology ---------------- 17.2 weeks
General surgery --------------- 10.1 weeks
Neurosurgery ----------------- 31.7 weeks
Orthopedic Surgery ----------- 40.3 weeks
Cardiovascular Surgery ------- 8 weeks
Urology ----------------------- 11.5 weeks
Internal Medicine ------------- 11.5 weeks
Radiation oncology ------------ 5 weeks
Medical oncology --------------4.9 weeks
*Source: Fraser Institute, "Waiting Your Turn" May 8,2007
Oh yes, let's jump into this scheme very quickly! BTW Canadian officials are looking to take part of the scheme private, just like it used to be.......
Do you know where your President is............... On August 20-21, in Montebello, Quebec, secure behind a 15-mile cordon, the leaders of America, Mexico, and Canada will meet to further discuss the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and, no doubt, the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). Selling out America!
Marvelous Mary's Melodious Meanderings ........................
I am a deeply superficial person In hindsight, holding a ticker-tape parade to honor our city's street cleaning crew was probably a bad idea.
Some folks are wise and some are otherwise My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met."
"I feel sorry for short people, you know. When it rains, they're the last to know.
Sappy Sarah's Salacious Sayings .....................
August is National Water Quality Month & National Catfish Month [Could that be because there are catfish in our water?]
This is National Weird Contest Week
August 19 is...Aviation Day
August 19 is...Potato Day
August 20 is...National Radio Day
August 20 is...National Forgiveness Day
August 21 is...Poets Day
August 21 is...Be An Angel Day
August 21 is...National Spumoni Day
August 22 is...Makah Days
August 23 is...National Spongecake Day
August 24 is...Knife Day
August 25 is...Kiss-And-Make-Up Day
Precious Patricia's Ponderable Puns ............................................
A fellow and his wife living in Houston, Texas, where the people are all patriots, were blessed with the birth of twins. Two identical girls. These twins were born on the Fourth of July and the father, being patriotic, said to his wife, "We will name them Liberty and Justice, after the pledge of allegiance "His wife said, "Are you nuts? You can't have girls going through life with names like Liberty and Justice. We are going to name them regular girl names, like Mary or Jane."Well, the argument went on for about a month, when a compromise was reached. They would each name one of the girls. The man chose Liberty and the wife picked Elizabeth. Finally, when they were about 18, a young man took interest in them. He would take one out on a date, but he was never sure which one he was with. He decided he would marry at least one of them, but he wasn't sure which one he would marry. He went to the girls' father and explained his quandary. "I love your daughters and want to marry one of them, but I can't tell them apart, so I will leave it up to you. Give me Liberty or give me Beth."
Actual Headlines ................................................
THERE OUGHT TO BE AN ORDNANCE AGAINST BAD PUNS: "Cannon Thief Was Gunning for Trouble" -- Kingston (N.Y.) Daily Freeman headline
Breaking News From 1789: "Americans Face Earliest Race for President in History" ---Independent (London)
Breaking News From 1920: "Candidates Seek Opposite Gender's Votes" ---Associated Press
Bad News for the Handicapped: "No Excuse for Using Handicapped Parking" ---Hattiesburg (MS) American
'I Did Not Have Sexual Relations': "Bill's Loophole Upsets Abstinence Program Backers" ---The Washington Times
Shouldn't They Have Gone to School Before Becoming Teachers?: "Dodd Announces K-12 Education Plan for NH Teachers" ---Associated Press
News You Can Use: "Keep Poop Out of Pools, Residents Told" ---Daily Herald (Provo, UT)
Signs you may see around your office ..................
I have not yet begun to procrastinate.
I don't suffer from stress. I'm just a carrier.
Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.
Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car.
Not everyone has a way with a saying ....................
"If Dad were here right now, he'd be rolling over in his grave."
"Well, it may be the wrong tool for the job, but it is the right tool for the business."
"It's our golden goose. We better figure out how to make her purr."
That's it this week from your embedded reporter, constantly amazed in Absurdia, the capital of The People's Democratic Republic of Absurdistan. Where, the boy Governor, Martin O'Malley's who lives in the State Capital, Annapolis, with his wife and kids. His wife is a sitting judge in the city of Baltimore. The Maryland state constitution states rather clearly that a judge must reside in the same jurisdiction as his court. However, the Attorney General, Mrs. O'Malley's father, states " That is not a legal problem in that they intend to move back to the City of Baltimore some day." And you wonder why I call this state Absurdistan............
But, on the other hand .......................
The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates