Saturday, March 24, 2012
1) I'm still not entirely certain why Bill O'Reilly has guests on his program. a) He doesn't let them talk and b) he always seems to think that he knows more than them. Now, granted, some of those altercations (that classic blow-up with Geraldo Rivera, for example) that he's had over the years have made for some compelling television at times. But, really, folks, has that in fact become the standard for cable-news this era? I sure as hell hope not, for Christ. We have more than enough of that already on "Jersey Shore" and "Mob Wives".............2) Yeah, I'd say that it's well past time that they took another look at that "Stand Your Ground" law down there in Florida (this, in obvious response to the gunning down of that poor unfortunate black kid down there). I mean, the way that the frigging law is now, it sounds like you can basically murder a person and, if there isn't another individual to witness it, you're either not going to get arrested, or get arrested and ultimately acquitted. It's like, yes, I can understand if somebody has broken into your dwelling, or if they're trying to stab you or something but in the vast, VAST, percentage of other scenarios, it would seem to me that the person should at least try and extricate themselves - this, as opposed to channeling Marshall Matt Dillon, Duke Wayne, etc..............3) I had a spate of correspondences lately with a retired physician. Here is how the woman reacted when I told her that I was probably going to vote for Obama again; "Are you on something? Booze? Pain meds? BOTH? Obama-care is a disaster. Do you know how much bullshit is in that bill? It is killing medicine in this country. Docs are leaving left and right (this area is really starting to suffer), and we’re not talking rich docs...docs who like to go one-to-one with their patients; doc who can’t keep up with the outrageous paper work with their current staff; docs who can’t afford yet another cutback in reimbursement. We will soon be divided into 2 camps of health receivers: Most of the population will be left with: the idiot docs who stay and take DC healthcare. And the GOOD healthcare, in good hospitals with good equipment and staff, will be, by default, reserved for those who can pay out of pocket, like Rush did. I don’t care for him or listen, but I do know that he paid for his last hospital procedure at about 1/3 of what it would have cost through insurance."...The fact that the lady sounds like a bitch aside, something perhaps to consider moving forward.