The Bilerico Project tells how Clay and his partner of 20 years were treated and in the worst way possible.  Is the extent of gay hatred so bad that no laws protect us?  Is this the country that I served in the military for and forgave – for all her murderous, racist, sexist, rape of people’s souls – because she was going to be beautiful one day?

Was it because Florida got away with  preventing Lisa Pond and their children to be with her dying partner since they were a lesbian family?  Is it now a free for all on all gay people – when it comes to health care and our legal rights as a citizen in this God-forsaken country.

I’m having one of those moments where I think the only way to resolve anything is to destroy the bastards before they finish destroying us.  But then, my humanity stops me.  And then I have to apologize for thinking such vile thoughts.  There is a lesson here but I’m not sure what it is.  Read The Bilerico Project.  Maybe you can figure it out and explain it to me.

According to CNN, President Obama has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a rule that would prevent hospitals from denying visitation privileges to gay and lesbian partners.  I say this: unless there are consequences to hospitals and governmental offices behaving this way, nothing will change.  Mr. President, we need to see some consequences to follow your words.  Otherwise, words are pretty but empty.

(I saw this link via Mary Anne Adams, on facebook).

I know I haven’t written in a long time or been by to visit or even checked in on you.  I said I loved you and I didn’t show it.  Well, I’m back with flowers in my hand and to apologize. *gives flowers to loyal readers*

I didn’t write on the blog because I was stuck between the hard places of my various on line identities which took away permission to write what I felt.  I’ve solved it.  SteadyCat is back!

Meanwhile, please check out this facebook fan page for D F Collier… because it’s important to me.  Thanks for all your support and for stopping by, even when I was a no show.  I still lurve you.  I hope you lurve me too.

Thank you, Rachel Maddow for doing what you do.  Ambassador to the US – Raymond Alcide Joseph speaks.  Please listen.

My question for today: When do the good Christians stop supporting the bad egg known as Pat Robertson?

I am finally making headway.  Though it’s not perfect, I’ve built my writers website using iweb at http://www.donnafcollier.com   It took forever.  The next step is to figure out what to do about my blogging situation.  Having two to three blog sites sent me into overwhelm, hence, I couldn’t write anything.  But lookee, I’m back and headed in the right direction! :-)

I watched the author, Ms. Chimamanda Adichi speak on TED and her words were too good not to share.  After you watch this clip, fess up and tell me how it made you feel.

 

Just when I wasn’t going to blog about anything but my writing, I read author Nicola Griffith’s blog.  She was trembling with rage. This is such a horrific display of cruelty, it can’t be ignored.

U.S. District Judge Adalberto Jordan dismissed a lawsuit yesterday, essentially finding that the Jackson Memorial Hospital was within its rights to leave a dying woman alone while denying her present and immediate family to visit her, be updated on her condition, or even to provide the hospital with medically necessary information.  Read more at Nicola Griffith.

After you read this horrific story, (Do items on Anne Zieger’s list shown below).

•Write firm, indignant letters protesting this injustice and copy them to each and every one of the non-administrative PR staff members on the list contained under this link:
http://www.jhsmiami.org/body.cfm?id=9401



•Write a similar firm, indignant letter (though more pointed regarding their responsibility for this mess) to each of the following Jackson Health System executives:



•Eneida O. Roldan, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Health System
eneida.roldan@jhsmiami.org



•Frank J. Barrett
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
FBarrett@jhsmiami.org



•Gerard A. Kaiser, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
GKaiser@med.miami.edu



•Particularly if you’re local, and especially if you have similar stories of medical discrimination to share (leads to more coverage!) write a note to Miami Herald reporter John Dorschner, who’s been covering the health scene in Miami for 20-plus years. He’s at jdorschner@miamiherald.com. 


As Nicola states, we have to protect people state by state.  (I will not make any comments at this time about Federal dragging it’s feet). If you live in the state of Washington or know someone who lives there, make sure they get out and vote - Approve Referendum 71 by November 3rd for Washington families.

My request :  If you are a member of a church, ask them to protest the cruel treatment of a dying woman and her family at Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Show the love I’ve heard you have.

My manuscript completion is picking up steam and two of my short stories have been recently published.  This means I need an author’s blog and a new website.  I haven’t decided yet if it’s best to do a separate blog as this one feels like home.  I’ll just make a bunch of changes here until it feels right or I’ll make a dramatic exit into the sunset and onto a different blog.

Please bear with the changes as I figure out what I’m doing.  As always, thanks for stopping by.

1. Oct 20, 2009 :  I’ve tried to blend my writing with the blogging.  It is not working as easily as I’d thought. I may have to build a separate website for writing. arrrgh!  I’ll keep everyone updated on what I discover as I go along.

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