The mood-ometer is swinging into the lower reaches today. Really everything will be fine, but I am having a delayed reaction to my friend’s phonecall from Wednesday. She has thyroid cancer. I reacted with total positivity when she called. Because really, if you have to get cancer, that’s the one to get. The thyroid is removed. You are given I131 (or some other number if I have that wrong) which will kill of any wayward thyroid cells. And the cure rate is 95-99%. So, awesome. For two full days I was fine. Today it’s catching up with me. It’s ok. Aaron’s bronchitis is getting better. I am feeling better. I am going away for the weekend to scrapbook with some cousins. It will be fun.
But, I tell you what, I still feel completely disconnected here. Ok, not completely, but it’s not my little Vox home. It’s just a bunch of disconnected emails.
Sorry to be the downerator. Here, read Margaret and Helen for today. It’s another good one.
Helen Philpot Oct 22, 2010 8:02 AM – Show original item
Margaret, all it takes is ten minutes of channel surfing and you quickly find out that the number of problems facing America seem to correspond with the number of channels offered on cable television. I told Harold to cancel our subscription and get out the old rabbit ears.
If Glenn Beck hasn’t met a half-man-half-monkey yet, he didn’t get out much during his rally. There was more knuckle dragging on the National Mall that day than the National Zoo… about 89,000 more. And I find it odd that Sarah Palin can see November from her house but she couldn’t see a teen pregnancy coming if her life depended on it. Maybe if she spent more time at her house rather than at Tea Party rallies, one of her children might actually graduate from those abstinence only classes with a passing grade.
Folks, from where I sit, we’ve never had it so good. One less war. Most of the TARP money paid back and another Great Depression avoided. Unemployment numbers are shitty – yes – BUT imagine how bad it would be if Republicans had done away with unemployment benefits like they wanted. And as someone who has Medicare, I can assure you that government-run healthcare isn’t Obamacare, it’s common-decency-care.
The Tea Party wants to complain about Obama’s “run-away spending” but the fact is Bush spent billions on wars while Obama has spent billions on an economic stimulus package. Fact. More private sector jobs were created in the last 8 months than in the entire 8 years of the Bush presidency. Fact. The only thing the Republican Party has increased recently is the number of gay teen suicides.
And yes, Whoopi and Joy shouldn’t have walked off. But Bill O’Reilly never should have walked on. He has plenty of air time to get his view out. Barbara didn’t need to give him more.
Did anyone watch the Charlie Rose interview with Nancy Pelosi? What exactly do people not like about her? I think she is lovely. But who am I kidding? Most Americans can list the accomplishments of a Real Housewife of New Jersey but have no idea what Nancy Pelosi has done or not done.
Thank God PBS comes through on the rabbit ears. I mean it really.”