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? 13 April 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, Total fucking lunatics.

Joe Biden (right), not asleep before today’s speech by Barack Obama in Washington. Photograph: Mandel Nagen/AFP/Getty Images

How can it even be a question?  Asleep, not asleep.  The proof to me is Jim Daley, Geithner and unknown baldy guy, ALL looking at Biden.


1. diane - 13 April 2011

oh my, look at that wholly malefic look on timmy G-man’s face…

…deep purple tie … for: I AM ROYALTY. …He couldn’t die, in blind despair, any time too soon, to my state of mind, ….. perhaps be the unlucky one to suck in too large of an irradiated particle, …meant just for him.

marisacat - 13 April 2011

oh I’ve always thought of him as just one more mean, fucked Irish drunk.

I know he claims to have never had a drink since youth, but I don’t believe it. In the election videos of him surfaced (NYCee posted 2 here) and if he was not drunk then he is just crazy.

Either way.

diane - 13 April 2011

may that irradiated particle land in his irish whiskey then.

marisacat - 13 April 2011

I think Geithner drinks carrot juice. He looks like he drinks something that is no damned fun.

ms_xeno - 13 April 2011

Hey now. It was good enough for Bugs Bunny… :p

diane - 13 April 2011

hmmm,…. , …. maybe he drinks prune juice? (I love carrot juice ….sigh …;0) )

marisacat - 13 April 2011

I love prunes…


ms_xeno - 13 April 2011

I think that means that you’re part Klingon, if I remember my Star Trek trivia right. :p

Lucid - 14 April 2011

Indeed. In the famous Picard gets in a muddy brawl with his brother episode, it’s revealed that lt. Warf likes to drink prune juice in 10 forward.

diane - 13 April 2011

rutabaga juice? :0) (had to look that up, and to think I always pronounced it rudebega …sigh. I like those too, though the juice doesn’t sound too refreshing ;0) )

marisacat - 13 April 2011

turnip juice.

diane - 13 April 2011

with buttermilk concentrate.

marisacat - 13 April 2011

oh you mean Timmy? I read it as Biden.

I think Biden was making some noise, which is why the three are looking at him.

diane - 13 April 2011

yeah I meant timmy, and he’s lookin dead on at the “public,” via that camera lens, with that nasty sneer.

(not to discount biden’s shot of irish whiskey …the more irradiated cocktails for the monsters, the better.)

Madman in the Marketplace - 13 April 2011

I think he’s saying quietly, “seriously guys, this thing here, is that just a mole, or should I call the doctor?”

marisacat - 13 April 2011

Oh too funny!

He’ll call the doctor, no question.

2. ms_xeno - 13 April 2011

I had a dream last night that I was ten years old again. My family was plagued by a fiftysomething uncle figure who lived with us and spent most of his time playing malicious practical jokes on me. The family kept telling me that it was MY fault, because I had a poor sense of humor.

It’s the kind of thing where you’re so angry and stressed out during the dream that you need a pot of black coffee and a straw the minute you wake up. :p

Now I get it. The uncle was Biden. Or a gestalt/amalgam of all his helpful elected elves and their spokespeople. Something like that.

marisacat - 13 April 2011

A dream of harrassment mixed with being trapped.


diane - 13 April 2011

sounds awful …I’ve been having some nasty nightmares myself lately, more than I’ve ever had.

ms_xeno - 13 April 2011

This one was more infuriating than scary, FWIW. Thankfully the cats started fighting and woke me up early. 😀

diane - 13 April 2011

good, I guess if ya can’t have a good dream, it’s better to have one that pisses ya off, instead of one that scares ya half to death. And yeah, those rascal kitties can really be ‘helpful’ when ya need to wake up.

3. Madman in the Marketplace - 13 April 2011
4. BooHooHooMan - 13 April 2011

Meanwhile in Jersey, Christie threatens to unleash
that deranged little Chuckie on our ass now.

marisacat - 13 April 2011

oh that looks like his Tiny Tyke Governor For A Day crap.

What bullshite they all spin.

5. marisacat - 13 April 2011


[J]apan’s new assessment was based largely on computer models showing very heavy emissions of radioactive iodine and cesium from March 14 to 16, just after the earthquake and tsunami rendered the plant’s emergency cooling system inoperative. The nearly monthlong delay in acknowledging the extent of these emissions is a fresh example of confused data and analysis from the Japanese, and put the authorities on the defensive about whether they have delayed or blocked the release of information to avoid alarming the public.

Seiji Shiroya, a commissioner of Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission, an independent government panel that oversees the country’s nuclear industry, said that the government had delayed issuing data on the extent of the radiation releases because of concern that the margins of error had been large in initial computer models. But he also suggested a public policy reason for having kept quiet.

“Some foreigners fled the country even when there appeared to be little risk,” he said. “If we immediately decided to label the situation as Level 7, we could have triggered a panicked reaction.” …

We can’t have panic. Noooosireee.

diane - 13 April 2011

and now the people who weren’t informed are being pretty much made into ‘lepers.’ Read a heartbreaking piece last night about an eight year old who wasn’t allowed into an evacuation center for lack of papers certifying her lack of radioactivity.

brinn - 14 April 2011

Hideous. My heart breaks for that child.

The Japanese are very good at ostracizing people for all kinds of reasons. It is one of the big downsides to the group-conscious society.

marisacat - 14 April 2011

Hoffman has a new piece up at Cpunch… the latest round of extending the exclusion zone, people, mostly rural farmers and similar are being told to evacuate on their own, to wherever on their own. To manage cash and food on their own.

Meanwhile they send us government pics of workers carefully cleaning photos recovered from earthwuake, tsunami and fallout crash sites. It would be a wonderful extra, if the people were helped FIRST.

All State governments are the same. As if ‘One World Order’ is anything but what we already have thruout most of the world.

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 April 2011

a whole new generation of burakumin, doing the 21st Century version of work tainted with death.

marisacat - 14 April 2011


6. marisacat - 14 April 2011

I see reports around, NTIM, that the “budget deal” saves, according ot the CBO, something under 400 million and not the still small number of 38.5 billion.

So. A speech about nothing? Major fake drama, which is all it was ever going to be, however little money they both pitched at each other.

7. marisacat - 14 April 2011

Ya think?

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Chief Operating Officer of the Air Traffic Organization Resigns Over Sleeping Controllers

I don’t know who it was I caught this am, almost defiantly stating “at no time was safety compromised”, (a woman) but if she is the COO, she is an idiot. The situation itself was dangerous.

Loons, everywhere.

8. marisacat - 14 April 2011

I think part of the problem is that the Tillman WIFE, not the mother, has played ball with this administration. She showed up with Michelle O for festivities around July 4 last year.


“I was actually pretty shocked to hear it; I don’t think it’s the appropriate choice,” Tillman told Tapper. “Considering that we have plenty of evidence indicating that McChrystal was involved in the cover-up of Pat’s death…he’s not the right person for that kind of a job.” Tillman says the president’s appointment of McChrystal “makes him look foolish, frankly.”

McChrystal — who declined comment to ABC News — was the commander of special operations in Afghanistan when Tillman was killed in April 2004.

More from Jake Tapper’s exclusive interview with Mary Tillman: http://abcn.ws/g6EQfK

9. brinn - 14 April 2011

AURGGH!!! Just got a call from the stupid 6 figure earning, only 3 years in the classroom before admin., unable to write correct English principal from son the younger’s school (with the reading interventionist on speaker phone).

They are sending home a consent form to test the child for dyslexia, and wanted to “talk” with me about it (of course, they didn’t bother to set up a time to call and I had JUST walked in the door from taking son the elder to the doc for his pre-op, next Tuesday, appointment with the orthapedic surgeon who is going to take the titanium rods of of his leg)….

ANYway, my first question was: “have you done any assessments on his reading and writing based on his AGE (his birthday is in early August, and because I couldn’t afford private preschool for another year, I sent him to Kinder even though he is a year younger than most of the children in his grade) rather than on the arbitrary “grade level”?

After NOT answering my question, the interventionist said that he is reading at “the end of fisrt grade level”, in other words EXACTLY where he should be!!

I have been through all of the crap before with son the elder (after a huge waste of everyone’s time and a bunch of stupid ass tests that took away from his time in the classroom, he was deemed “not dyslexic and the school was told by the district to do all of the things that they were already doing to “help” him). The bottom line is that children’s progress must be based on their individual progress and development, NOT on these arbitrary “averages”. Son the elder is in 6th grade now and doing fine…(he has a birthday in late May).

When I mentioned a condensed version of the above, the principal told me, well, you know that we are thinking about retention, and asked how I felt about that. I told her that I wouldn’t allow them to do that. Then I remindered her that I had siad I didn’t actually have time to be on the phone and that I needed to get son the elder back to school and that if they wanted to have phone conferences with me in the future that they should really set up a time to have them.

I fucking HATE the way they “ambush” parents, use intimidationt actics and bullshit jargon — it doesn’t phase me, as I can fight them where they live, but it makes me angry on behalf of all of the parents who don’t have the knowledge or skills to advocate effectively for their kids in the face of the authoritarian education malpractice.

I told them to go ahead and send their consent form home and I would send any questions that I had through email. Oh, by the way, did I mention that the classroom teacher wasn’t a part of this little phone call?

End rant. For now.

marisacat - 14 April 2011

This looks like a nice chance to shove a shiv in someone who deserves it.

Can’t wait til it gets going.

What is “retention” ??? Keeping him back a year?

brinn - 14 April 2011

Yes, keeping him back a year. He already hates school, if they do that to him, that will be the end of it.

I didn’t let them do it to son the elder either (they waited until 3rd grade for him). It’s all about keeping the school’s numbers up and has nothing to do with the actual education and best interest of the child. Though this woman (the principal) really takes the cake because she has completely convinced herself that they are the same thing….

marisacat - 14 April 2011

well fortunately you know all the phrases to pull out.. and what the bottom line objective is in public school.

brinn - 14 April 2011

Thanks, Marisa, it’s just so fucking annoying. Please know too that it isn’t EVERYone in public schools, the thing that makes me the most crazy is that there are excellent educators in both of my son’s schools, but, for the most part, they are hobbled by these idiot administrative bean-counters and, of course, government (both state and federal) mandates that spend money on everything BUT quality teaching and learning….

I am just so tired of all of this shit. There has got to be a way out.

marisacat - 14 April 2011

ugh.. no different from “the hospital”. There were good people there. There were also horrifying people there.

One day, my second day out of “the small procedure” (which kept me in ICU-CCU for almost 5 days) what appears at my bedside … to introduce themselves!, the CEO of Pacific Medical Center and the Chief of Nurses, or whatever her title was.

They were touring it seems. (and why is that a good idea??)

I’d like to ascribe what I saw to post anesthesia mild hallucinations… but no. The level of both of them, their physical presentation and their demeanor, was appallingly low, even fr corporate whatevers.

brinn - 14 April 2011

Face time, they seem to think it equals patient care — just like this principal who has deluded herself into thinking that her numbers actual equal education.

Did I ever tell your the story about a very, very nosy and intrusive maternity nurse when my second son was born, who apparently decided that because I really didn’t want to answer her inane questions about when I got a particular piece of jewelery and/or talk to her friking “social worker” friend who came in asking me questions about how much of a burden having two children would be on our household (after I had been up all night and was still half out of it after giving birth and having an epidural that made the baby oxygen-deprived when he came out) decided to call Child Protective Sertvices on me?

Yeah, kid the younger was 9 days old when the poor CPS lady came to my door. I was so outraged that I asked her for her card and told her that I was going to shut the door because I didn’t want to take it out on her.

For her part, when I called her 2 hours later, she was highly professional AND understanding, as I apologized for being rude, she said “oh, honey, that’s no problem, I’ve been spit at, chased down driveways and much much worse.”

She came and did her thing (looking in my fridge, inspecting the baby for bruises, calling son the elder’s preschool teachers, etc.) the entire thing required by the state very apologetically (certainly her time could’ve been better spent actually protecting children who needed her!), and it was all eventually dismissed, but the violation I felt has never gone away 100%, even though it was nearly 8 years ago.

Boy, I AM in a rambly kind of mood today, eh?

marisacat - 14 April 2011

decided to call Child Protective Sertvices on me?

based on what exactly?

diane - 14 April 2011

aww jeesh honey, so sorry to hear that. The thing I despise the absolute most about this country we live in, is its hideous, astoundingly false morality …it’s lethal to anyone who cares about anything of true value.

10. brinn - 14 April 2011

Who the hell knows?! It’s all anonymous, dontcha know? According to the complaint, I had “refused” to breastfeed (a complete falsehood), left the baby alone in the room (WITH HIS FATHER!! now, could he have then left the baby alone? maybe, but I know he was holding him when I went to take a walk after nearly 2 days…) and that I thought the child would be a burden…most likely based on my responding to stupid ass “social worker” with something along the lines of, of course having another person in the household is a financial burden, what does that have to do with anything?!”

I know it came from the hospital because I hadn’t BEEN anywhere else with the child, he was 9 days old!!

We live in seriously fucked up country.

diane - 14 April 2011

yes we do honey,…yes we do.

marisacat - 14 April 2011

According to the complaint, I had “refused” to breastfeed

In some places this has become a huge issue. Cannot remember now if it was here in SF but some places refuse in the packets of info and samples that some hospitals give out to new mothers, to include information and samples on alternatives to breast feeding.

I say, give women all the information, on all sides of issues, and let THEM decide.

I hate it when they make behavior into some quasi religion.

11. brinn - 14 April 2011

Still in babbly mode, but on a much happier note, I present to you:


The boys were calling each other this last night when older came out with (while we were having a good night hug), to younger: “your momma’s a dorkapus!”

There was much giggling as I proclaimed: “I am not!! Wait, what is a dorkapus?!”

I’m pretty sure I know, as the two of them discovered last year that “dork” is a name for a whale penis. We discussed the relative size of whale peni for several weeks after that! 😉

I’m SO glad I have boy children! No, really! 8)

12. diane - 14 April 2011

Mickey, knowing fully well: that one of a few reasons why the military “must” remain overseas, bombing the darker hued (but certainly not darker hued: much like herself, (….. peel back the flesh, and ya know color doesn’t actually matter when it comes to hideousity ….hideousity usually depends on picking the favored victim of the day, no matter the color)), is that bringing back all the non lifer, lower military grunts would be proof that the “US” could give a rat’s ass about employing the masses, soz that those masses have a few shekels to pay the obscene and arbitrary bills the elite claim are due from those masses – in order for those masses – to be allowed to stay alive yet another day:

Michelle Obama promotes military support in Ohio

brinn - 14 April 2011

As I always tell the boys: assholes come in all colors.

diane - 14 April 2011

all manner of physical features, …. with all manner of backgrounds and experiences ….. doubt anyone will ever figure what exactly makes a person go rotten.

brinn - 14 April 2011

Hey, we’ve all got it in us….it is human-ness itself to be both shadow and light…

I think USAistainian kids these days have much less of a chance, because of being deprived of basic human dignity, of being light….ok, yeah, I’ve had a few….’pologies.

diane - 14 April 2011

I think I’m grasping what you’re saying, …if so, ….I agree wholeheartedly, …..further, the “US” loves the portrayal of those selfish ‘us citizens’ who aren’t suffering enough (per the youtube and photo ops, but who can photograph the intangible? ….really?): VISUALLY and ECONOMICALLY VERIFYABLY (without going into detail that people are in too much of an: acronymizing entire thought processes, which should be taken time on, rush, …… to ‘deal’ with?)….certainly not as much as those in Darfur …etc. etc. …. And the “US” won’t be satisfied until the us masses do resemble those in Darfur, and then some.

brinn - 15 April 2011

Yep, you got me! I sure wish it was possible for us all to sit face-to-face and have these discussions — right about now, I’d be giving you a hug, d.! 🙂

diane - 15 April 2011

oh honey, if you ever have reason to travel through Nor Cal (still wondering why I see all those Nor Cal, five pointed, DC star stickers, on the back of so many spruce, and clean vehicles in Northern Cali … when my mind immediately hops to a Santa Clara County Garbage/Recycling Scam Company, everytime I see those stickers) and I’m still posting on the web, let me now, would love to meet ya,… (nothing like the real ‘thing,’ the vocal chords, the eye contact, the body language ….;0 …. (and yeah, now Marvin and Tammi …flit across …my mind….gonna play the Piece of Clay disc now) … oh, and just make sure you don’t get hooked up with the online school Blum/[DiFi] is (I believe, though can’t recollect the name) hooked up with).

marisacat - 15 April 2011

I think Nor Cal Waste Disposal is a lot bigger than Santa Clara… it is an umbrella owner for state wide garbage collection companies.

diane - 15 April 2011

can’t share much online, but that reminds me of early on in my vocation (cough, cough) about exporting toxic waste to Pennsylvania from, presumably Cali, the newer of the most Corporate domiciled, most of which it seems, between both PA and Ca, have Delaware connections, in the mundane to much to be bothered with detailed stuff.

:0) …… ;0)

diane - 15 April 2011

and the most hideous jarring recollect of that Nor Cal insignia, was on a sparkling new tee-shirt …some lower echelon male lackey was wearing at the nursing home my brothers and I busted my mom out of in February ….I asked him about the logo, he said it was was a sports logo.

just saying what happened, not saying SOylent Green, but you have to admit …the logical mind, with any trace of memory, takes one there …

diane - 15 April 2011

and, …well yeah,…I am not too ‘drunk’ to realize that Mr. Green Jeans, Truffle Snuffer, WaxMan. was likely bought and paid for by, for one, the Nursing Home Industry …….

diane - 15 April 2011

Hoding Company….Incorporated in Delaware …. wuz up wit’ dat teeny, eeny, weeny State ….ya’ll?

diane - 15 April 2011

so sorry Holding Company Incorporated in Delaware

(not Hoding…..)

diane - 15 April 2011

off to treat myself to a six pack of Blue [Irradiated] Moon …love that coriander… should I try a sprinkle of white pepper? Every bit as tasty as the black, red and other peppers …in teeny, much needed doses ….;0)

marisacat - 15 April 2011

is Blue Moon a beer?

diane - 15 April 2011

yeah honey, it’s a beer …would love to do the Remy … but afraid I would never escape from it, ….sigh …..;0) ….;0(

marisacat - 15 April 2011

oh I see it is, I have the Safeway pages open to pull together an order, so I looked it up… a Pale Belgian Ale.

Such a pretty name.

dinae - 15 April 2011

…tis a pretty name (though a tad melancholy), I thought ……if ya can block the standard, powder blue congressional tie, and the radiation from the word blue, ….sigh …Any who,… got it! (has orange peel too, looking at the ingredients) …added a dash of white pepper to the froth (careful now), and it was a hit for me …. ;0)

diane - 15 April 2011

jeeeeshhh …. ;0) …it’s kind of funny when your (you’re too! (fuckin brits, and most certainly, LATINOS!)) not even plastered yet, …but can’t even spell your own fuckin ‘first’ name right …….jeesh …:0) :0( ;0)

13. Madman in the Marketplace - 14 April 2011
marisacat - 14 April 2011

at least there is that, the ruling…

14. Madman in the Marketplace - 14 April 2011
15. Madman in the Marketplace - 14 April 2011

The two-tiered justice system: an illustration

The article’s headline tells most of the story: “In Financial Crisis, No Prosecutions of Top Figures.” It asks: “why, in the aftermath of a financial mess that generated hundreds of billions in losses, have no high-profile participants in the disaster been prosecuted?” And it recounts that not only have no high-level culprits been indicted (or even subjected to meaningful criminal investigations), but few have suffered any financial repercussions in the form of civil enforcements or other lawsuits. The evidence of rampant criminality that led to the 2008 financial crisis is overwhelming, but perhaps the clearest and most compelling such evidence comes from long-time Wall-Street-servant Alan Greenspan; even he was forced to acknowledge that much of the precipitating conduct was “certainly illegal and clearly criminal” and that “a lot of that stuff was just plain fraud.”

Despite that clarity and abundance of the evidence proving pervasive criminality, it’s entirely unsurprising that there have been no real criminal investigations or prosecutions. That’s because the overarching “principle” of our justice system is that criminal prosecutions are only for ordinary rabble, not for those who are most politically and financially empowered. We have thus created precisely the two-tiered justice system against which the Founders most stridently warned and which contemporary legal scholars all agree is the hallmark of a lawless political culture.

marisacat - 14 April 2011

B-u-u-u-u-u-t. They went after Martha !!

…that is proof they were awake! ‘Course, they have nothing more recent to show! 😳

diane - 14 April 2011

that was funny hon, thanks ;0) everyone could just hear them too: bitch got what she needed, tryin to pretend to be one of “US” …(then there’s the ‘greedy’ Madoff, etc. etc……)

marisacat - 14 April 2011

LOL well she was/is one of them… tho I do think she was targetted.

diane - 14 April 2011

Well …she at least struck me as a baby piranha ,….in a selective pool of fully grown, adult piranhas who eat their young, …when the need arises.

Madman in the Marketplace - 14 April 2011

and Madoff, who hurt a very small circle of (connected) victims.

marisacat - 14 April 2011

Yeah. and they held off for years on that one. EVEN Martha laughs and says, well they shoulda been going after Bernie Madoff! (and I am not a Martha fan, but let’s get real on this)

brinn - 14 April 2011

Ya know what? I can increase the monthly income for my family by 35% by stopping paying these bastards….I’ve been contemplating it for months, right about now, I have just fucking had it. I mean if I was actually paying off my principal that would be one thing, but they are adding on 100s per month in interest….

They may sue me, but, er, so?

diane - 14 April 2011

just make sure if you do that, you have some other shelter as backup, it seems ‘the law’ can occasionally be human and kind, and can also be abolutey, brutal, and, way too many times, lawbreaking (but too bad, ….got a $600 dollar an hour attorney?) motherfuckers,…. in terms of doing the dirty work for their ‘higher ups’ ….but then you know that anyway.

It always strikes me, in such a ‘civilized’ country, that when a house is foreclosed on, apparently, all the thousands a family invested, …. is lost, no matter what the foreclosure reason.


brinn - 15 April 2011

Oh, sweetie, I don’t own a house…I am talking about my unsecured debt….

I am sure that I will never own a house/land, anything like that, I am quite sure of it.

marisacat - 15 April 2011

look at this way, they cannot take the house away then… about all that is left.

I jsut heard again, what I have heard over the past couple of years, one of the most in demand items in the rental market, is a house near enough to city centers, that is configured to/large enough to accommodate either two families or a series of unrelated people.

I can sure see that.

brinn - 15 April 2011

Makes sense to me — this one is a four bedroom and if I could find someone that I trust to come in for 500-700/month all bills paid, I’d be happier than hell to move my office into my bedroom!

It’s just that I haven’t had a room mate in over 15 years, and I’ve never had one with kids….though some of my fondest memories growing up are from houses that mom, my sister and I shared with roomies…who knows.

Yeah, the unsecured debt, I have nothing they could take – my car I guess, but I don’t think that Texas would allow that. I wish I could go ahead an go bankrupt again, but because they changed the law on that I have to wait until 2013…

I guess I could get the phone cut off too, then they could call all day long and it wouldn’t bother me…

marisacat - 15 April 2011

Is there no divorced parent with, say, weekend custody of their kid who might be interested? WIht two young boys you’d need someone also with a child, in some sense.

Are you near any of the bigger local institutions, like UT or similar?

diane - 14 April 2011

I thought that was a great piece by Glenn Greenwald; though I kind of wished he had felt able to leave any kudos to the NYT, out of it entirely …(for a newspaper who apparently is particuloar in naming parents in wedding announcements if the NYT doesn’t consider them worthy enough/important/wealthy enough, …they can Rot, … in some form of ‘hell’).

16. marisacat - 14 April 2011

oh lovely! I just heard that BART, Bay Area Rapid Transit, the worker delivery system from the EBay to SF and SF to short runs down the Peninsula, to SFO, etc., has an outbreak of MRSA and…….


Which they are trying not to go public on. (and of course over the years they have cut and cut janitorial staff… tho they just had a 28 million dollar surplus announced)


BooHooHooMan - 14 April 2011

..from my source, a fly on the wall,
one of many obviously –
at BART Crisis Management –

“It’s supposed to be RAPID Transit,
not RABID Transit you nincompoops!

marisacat - 14 April 2011

oh very funny!!

Stuff is bubbling up as they are pushing out their current GM with a sweetheart goodbye deal (well over a million in severance package and a separate 350K to encourage her not to sue) so they can bring in a previous GM, retired on a big package a few years ago…under current rules he would only have to serve one year to get anothr severance/retirerment package.

AND BART has been largely exempt in the couple of years of reporting and exposes and screaming headlines on murky deals and big money in public institutions. Tho it has come out repeatedly over the years what they pay to the various mangment levels…

BooHooHooMan - 14 April 2011

We so need “bullet” trains in this country, hell, faster than bullets come to think of it, to dodge, Christ, EVERYTHING.

I know, would take some revolutionary, and necessarily metaphysical design, as they should all be built without stops. Or cops.

BooHooHooMan - 14 April 2011

AND BART has been largely exempt in the couple of years of reporting and exposes and screaming headlines on murky deals and big money in public institutions.

Most definitely. And when one agency, commission or quasi-governmantal org gets “hot” , the pols and corps all cry Reform! and merely move their bond peddling and block grant scams into another conduit for plunder, patronage, and kickbacks. One year its a Transit System, We are shocked!™, next year its the School Districts and State Universities Shocked, shocked!™, then The Turnpike or Bridge Commission, etc…

Oh, but that was all in the Good Old Days.
Before simultaneous combustion. LOL. 😉

diane - 14 April 2011

almost sounds worse than so many Cali hospitals, …where’s the scabies, and the new, Sout’ Cali, hospital epidemic (starts with a C …?) ?,… and in a state of such obscene ‘wealth’ ….where’s that frackin solar storm …..sigh …………….

marisacat - 14 April 2011

oh after he 18 days in what at one time ws the best hospital in the city, and I only say that as I was in and outof it a lot over 20 years…. not just for my parents but for friends as well…

There is little real cleaning. Not as I remembr it in hospitals, even as late as the 90s. And a real killer imo is the pump dispensers of that waterless hand disinfectant.

People need to wash their hands and NO ONE DOES.

diane - 14 April 2011

yup…the quaint washing of the hands, actually does help …sigh

(and jus to let you know for anyone you know in North Cali hon, been to quite a few of its hospitals, visiting and on the rare occasion ‘treated’ (no overnights) have to say, at this point, I would recommend El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, though they are certainly not absent their faults.

lucid - 14 April 2011

I had MRSA back in 2008… sucked. I had two golf ball sized boils that had to be drained and was put on Cipro… I refused the Bactrim.

I don’t recommend MRSA to anyone – and I have no idea where I got it.

diane - 14 April 2011

my elder second cousin got it, months After, finally coming back around from a catastrophic Hospital ‘mistake’ which nearly killed him, his doctor was pretty much sure he got it at a Hospital, or other medical facility.

marisacat - 14 April 2011

with one exception, every time there was a person in the other bed in my room (or rooms, they moved me around a lot) the patient was in hosptial due to mistakes, complications from [what was supposed to be] ambulatory surgery.

diane - 14 April 2011

If this world survives…I would hope, at one point, the concept of learning (and having a safety net for ‘learning’), And Being Considered Employable in, alternative vocations/professions, so one doesn’t get so stressed out doing the same thing, and witnessing the same grievances over and over that they actually end up killing people, whether that is their desire, or not,…takes hold.

(sigh …let alone doing away with the false, monetary system and Global Philanthropic Free Trade LIES)

marisacat - 14 April 2011

To cheer me up my neightbor described the treatment he received for a boil (not from MRSA, however). It sounded so horrific, I was slightly cheered up. Once he was home, a home nurse had to come and drain and dress it, for a while til it healed.

diane - 14 April 2011

‘heh,’ don’t bring any coffee on board though (without paying out the ass for a special Bart Cup ), folks might get it on the soles of their shoes, and someone would actually have to be PAID, to clean it up.

17. marisacat - 14 April 2011



……… 😯

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