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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?

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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.

Recently, I asked the fairies to write a post for me.  Those magical creatures had been my friends for a long time and I hadn’t asked them for any favors since I was seven.  As far as time was concerned, they owed me.  Because I’m a nice person, I didn’t want to bother them while they worked so I called up a friend and went out.

We went to the The Cambridge Theatre to see Chicago.  *coughs*  Even though our seats were in the nosebleed section, they were the best seats in the house. *coughs*   Seeing Chicago perked up my bored, can’t be bothered cells like I’d just had an injection of happy.  I saw gorgeous men and women in skimpy, tight fitting outfits doing leaps, bends and twirls while singing and dancing.  Yep. Just what the doctor ordered.  

When I got home, my contemplative fairies had not completed their task.  Because I’m kind, I left them to it and my friend and I took a  trip to Berlin. The food in Germany’s capital was delicious; the weather was warm (hot actually), and the people friendly. On my last day there, I visited the Berlin Wall.  The concrete structure is having a face/spirit lift, done by various artists, and is a reminder that no matter how bad the destruction, our spirit will still soar.

As you can see, a little bit of culture never hurts.  *even the lazy fairies agree* 

Some say the fight about health care in the USA is really about racism while others say it is probably not about racism, because … Clinton wasn’t treated so well either.

Tim Wise, a prominent anti-racist writer and educator writes that racism is indeed a driving force behind the outpouring of anger we’ve been seeing at the various town halls around the country (USA), in opposition to health care reform and pretty much all things Obama.   To read his three points, visit Tim Wise here.

Tim Valentine writes his comments on people saying ‘its not always about race’ when explaining the on-going behavior at town hall meetings.  He asks, ‘if it isn’t about race, then what reason would anyone have to bring or tear up a poster of Rosa Parks?  To read more, visit Tim Valentine here.

 

One of the women thrown out by police tells what happened.


 

You be the judge.  Is it racism or simply political disagreement at its finest?  Did Bill Clinton experience the same type reaction from his American public?   Is there a really good reason for Americans to not want all Americans to have health care?

My opinion:  I’m in the group that says its racism.

Today is my Birthday and I wanted to share something with you.   Watch as I cross my legs, light a candle and burn incense while looking pios. riiiight. (actually…I’m eating cake and about to go out for a crepe and a beer…but you get the picture. 🙂  

I’ve trekked through life, searching for a guru to explain wtf of my existence. If you’ve been reading my blog and About Me, you will have an inkling of what I’m talking about.   

I was told.  *rings bell* “Before we are born, we choose our ethnicity, our gender/sex, the country we are born etc.  We choose so we may have the experiences needed to return to The Source.”  

My response was, “What a crock.  If I had to choose, I would have been born a rich, blonde haired, blue eyed, white man.  Only an idiot would choose otherwise.”

Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps the guru was right.  I can honestly say that I would not have made the impact on my surroundings if I had been born anyone other than who I am.  

Today, I celebrate my Birthday and I am awed by my choice. Namaste. *bows*

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate you.

My short story, Better Than Money,  was recently published in Issue 05 of BRAND Literary Magazine .  Page 93 to be exact.  This is actually the very first time that I have been published.  My first time! I’m no longer just a writer.  I’m an author. HA!  *does happy dance*

BRAND Literary Magazine  contains stories, plays, poems and creative nonfiction.  If you want to read what the corners of my creative mind have thrown together, then you know what to do. Buy the book.  If you want to read more about the BRAND editor, take a peep here at  Nina Rapi. 

I’m an author!  I suppose I’ll have to either start a writing website or add a page on to this one.  What do you think? *does another happy dance*

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