Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Presidential Timberrrrrr

You may not have liked Clinton, but he was clearly a better leader and speaker than Bush.

I'll bet that the heads of those companies on Wall Street are all Republican.

I think we are moving toward short term socialism, as long as it is the Republicans idea. How stupid are we? I wonder how much GB has in his 401K?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Presidential Race

Honestly, why would anyone vote Republican this year? The economy is in the tank...are we paying attention. We are in a war and the Republican VP is talking tough (when she is allowed to talk) about Russia. Who are we kidding? We can barely keep that little conflict in the Iraq going.

The whole thing is just amazing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Presidential Issues

It's only Tuesday and I have learned so much and I am just excited to share. First let me tell you that I have a lot of friends/relatives that are Republican/conservatives or conservative republicans. When you live in Nebraska it's hard not to have friends that are Republicans because generally that is all there is in Nebraska. Democrats have to meet in the catacombs to discuss politics.

(In Nebraska we have senators who wear the democrat label, but they are really republicans.) Anyway on to my new info.

I learned that in 2006 gas was at $2.19, unemployment was at 4.5% and consumer confidence was at a 2 1/2 high, the good old days. Unfortunately a democratic congress was voted in and whoops there we go down the path to ruin. Gas is now at $3.79 and unemployment is 5%, confidence has plummeted. There are a couple of other things about 1% foreclosures and home equity dropping by 1.2 trillion; that's a lot. Anyhow you voted for the this change and congress makes the law and apparently the President has no real input other dealing with what is given to him. Positions sound pretty ceremonial to me.

Next I learn that the cost of the war is really smoke and mirrors and is really a problem. Did you know that if you add up all of the money that we spend on those sneaky illegal aliens its about $338.3 billion annually. I think the was is over $500billion now, so if we get out of the war and get rid of the aliens we will be nearly a trillion to the good.

Lastly, and I will only share one of these examples, if you were married (same sex or otherwise) taxes under Clinton at 75K were 21K and a mere 18.75K under Bush. Do the math.

God I love my friends. I wouldn't get this great info with out there desire to keep me informed so that I can make a good decision when I vote in 49 days, however as I mentioned this might just be a ceremonial position so who cares?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Follow up to Colonoscopy-Who cares?

Well its over and the results were good, in fact I now have a 5 year window, although I am told by my wife that three years will do. She is no frigging doc.

The prep as usual was a pain. I need to remember to tell the clinic that since I am short a foot of my large colon the full prep isn't necessary. I can't describe, well I could but kids may read this, how bad I felt at 3 a.m Monday morning.

The procedure was done at the Colo Rectal surgeons clinic, my first at a non hospital base facility. I was pleasantly surprise about how well it went, if you exclude the clear HIPAA violation when I arrived.

The nurse was pleasant and efficient and the CRNA was very good. In fact when he came in to introduce himself he displayed some shock as I apparently had a striking resemblance to his father in law. I was torn between suggesting he said that to all the male patients and asking if he like his father in law. I opted for the later...he said he did.

The young attractive blonde who was behind me as I raised my gown just prior to medication did give me pause for concern. In fact two of the three female nurses were attractive, although at that point who cared..stick it in, get it done. How old am I?

I was told that they were using a different drug now, I indicate I just wanted to be out. "Propofol" and boy was it good. Knocked me right out and when I came to, about one hour later I was ready to go home. Clear headed and felt great. This was unlike the past times when I had Versad which left me groggy. In hindsight there is some raging controversy about using this drug and cost... but I loved it.

All in all there is a great sense of relief after you are done, now all you have to do is reload on fiber and get things moving again.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Biennial Event

It is just after 2 p.m. CST and I am about to start preparations for my biennial colonoscopy, ugh! In the last 10 years I will have undergone this procedure five times, with four in the last 5 years. The biennial rotation started in 2004 so I am on an even number kick.

I keep hoping that the physician will move me to three years or like my sister five years. Not sure why, but hope springs eternal.

If you get a chance read the the Dave Barry article on colonoscopies, it is hysterical. Oops there is my watch alarm. More late as I am off to take the first 1.5 oz of Phospho-soda, not a real coke or anything. I got big evening planned.

Monday, September 1, 2008


"It's not about the's all about the 'Tall, Cool One'. Vote for me. Do it."
-Kevin Gallagher, 2008 Presidential Hopeful

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