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December 10, 2013

I can't believe this: To get on Heart Transplant list, one needs to be nicotine free 6 months.

This was told to me today by a 21 year old girl who has a grave cardiac condition. She is now on 24/7 Primacor IV infusion at home. She needs to be on the transplant list now! She has been nicotine free for 40 days....I doubt she will live 6 months without a new heart let alone live long enough just to be placed on the list.

He father died at the same age with the same condition. No diabetes, no substance abuse beyond cigarettes.

I have a very hard time accepting this criteria. Apparently, the rationale is that if they smokes, they will waste a good heart.

Anyone out here with knowledge regarding this frightening standard?

I don't have a reference tool or documentation as of yet. What I do know is she is not on the list. Her mother actually told me this as the girl is very weak and talking is difficult.

November 18, 2013

Does Zimmerman actually work at a job?

Is he actively employed? He sure has a lot of free time to travel about and get into afternoon fights. If he does work, what kind of job task does he preform?

Or...is he on the NRA freeload poster program?

November 14, 2013

"Figue" Chef Francios's Mediterranean Baked Figs

I share this link because this is where Brett will do his 1st internship under Chef Francois de Melogue....summer 2015. Yea...we have this all planned out.

Brett will attend New England Culinary Institute in Vermont starting June 2014.

October 27, 2013

Looking for Scholarship links....Culinary School for Brett.

Brett was accepted at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. He will attend in late June 2014. So, we sent off for some scholarships....looking for more...If anyone has suggestions, let me know.

October 19, 2013

Chef Francois de Melogue: Figue Mediterranean - Lamb Pasta

Hey...he is a visiting DU'er too!


Chef Francois de Melogue

October 13, 2013

Which Senate republicans do you think Harry Reid is trying to work with at this moment?

Any? I sense some deal might be hammered out....maybe through concessions. The Senate is in Session....on a Sunday. Maybe just the nuclear response too?

What do you think is going on?

October 13, 2013

Here is some Teabagger logic that will enable the Shutdown....clueless.

From a Teabagger....

"Don't let them lie to you. Default on the debt will occur if, and only if, the Administration deliberately chooses not to make the interest payments with the tax revenue they receive each month.

The US Government receives over $200 billion in tax revenue each month, and must make $20 billion of interest payments. In other words, there is enough income to service US debt payments whether Congress raises the debt limit or not."

This is what they now believe...all will be sunny and bright regardless of the Shutdown....They believe this rhetoric!!!!

October 13, 2013

My Teabagger friend gave this response to the late night GOP House Rule change...

Now this friend has been a friend since childhood, since we were 2 years old...he is retired Air Force now....( I felt the need to explain this aspect). We will call him Jack.

At first he told me to read the Constitution...

Jack: "Please read Article I, Section 5 (2nd paragraph) of the Constitution"

Me: I responded in kind....."Sure they can do it....but what they are doing is not a representation of the people. Shuts out, locks out a balance of debate for "We The People"......

Me: The President is does not legislate. Boehner and the GOP only presented bills that were knowingly utterly ridiculous...example...refunding ACA/Obamacare which is now law of the land. Not sending a clean CR is also ridiculous and harmful to ALL...including you and the Tea Party. The GOP for some suicidal reason want a shut down.Democracy has been suspended in the House of Representatives. Trying not to be insulting and carry on a reasonable debate.....

but then....He went off the cliff.....

[/b]Jack: "When it comes to being ethical or not ethical what does the president not being legislature have to do with anything? And since you realize he is not part of the legislature, where you when he was unilaterally and unconstitutionally changing law with his exemptions to Obamacare. When he changes the law, is it the same law of the land that the SC ruled on? Two, so if it is the law of the land, so what, there is nothing that says it cannot be changed or repealed and that goes for Supreme Court decisions also. The Supreme Court once ruled slavery Constitutional. It is not law anymore. While the GOP may be committing suicide, at least they are standing on principle and doing what they believe is best for the country. I am for that. Obamacare is hurting a lot of people and as long as it stands it will hurt a lot more. Suicide for the better of the country; sounds honorable to me. Obamacare has to go, sooner or later."


These people just can't connect the dots.....I've tried to guide them within reasonable debate but they are so far off the mark of actually understanding the Constitution yet throw it in our faces with every breathe.

So...how do I respond to this?

October 6, 2013

Someone please explain Boehner's position today from "This Week with George S".

It didn't appear any progress will be made regarding the Shutdown. I now can't figure out why the debt limit is the front line topic today? I thought ACA-ObamaCare was target.... They have switched up talking points to where I can't figure it out anymore.

Explain our dilemma.

September 27, 2013

The Simplest Explanation Of Obamacare. Ever.

Well, we have to start somewhere with educating the public regarding the Affordable Health Care Program. This short video clip explains the basics in an unbiased, simplistic fashion....


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