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June 09, 2019

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matt - deplore me if you must

Arriba! Arriba!!!

anonamom

It's not just me! Dr. Ofri has had it too. My bolding.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/08/opinion/sunday/hospitals-doctors-nurses-burnout.html

The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses
One resource seems infinite and free: the professionalism of caregivers.

By Danielle Ofri
Dr. Ofri practices at Bellevue Hospital in New York.

You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderly patient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a double shift. Your patient’s M.R.I. isn’t covered and the only option is for you to call the insurance company and argue it out. You’re only allotted 15 minutes for a visit, but your patient’s medical needs require 45.

These quandaries are standard issue for doctors and nurses. Luckily, the response is usually standard issue as well: An overwhelming majority do the right thing for their patients, even at a high personal cost.

It is true that health care has become corporatized to an almost unrecognizable degree. But it is also true that most clinicians remain committed to the ethics that brought them into the field in the first place. This makes the hospital an inspiring place to work.

Increasingly, though, I’ve come to the uncomfortable realization that this ethic that I hold so dear is being cynically manipulated. By now, corporate medicine has milked just about all the “efficiency” it can out of the system. With mergers and streamlining, it has pushed the productivity numbers about as far as they can go. But one resource that seems endless — and free — is the professional ethic of medical staff members.

This ethic holds the entire enterprise together. If doctors and nurses clocked out when their paid hours were finished, the effect on patients would be calamitous. Doctors and nurses know this, which is why they don’t shirk. The system knows it, too, and takes advantage.

The demands on medical professionals have escalated relentlessly in the past few decades, without a commensurate expansion of time and resources. For starters, patients are sicker these days. The medical complexity per patient — the number and severity of chronic conditions — has steadily increased, meaning that medical encounters are becoming ever more involved. They typically include more illnesses to treat, more medications to administer, more complications to handle — all in the same-length office or hospital visit.

By far the biggest culprit of the mushrooming workload is the electronic medical record, or E.M.R. It has burrowed its tentacles into every aspect of the health care system.

There are many salutary aspects of the E.M.R., and no one wants to go back to the old days of chasing down lost charts and deciphering inscrutable handwriting. But the data entry is mind-numbing and voluminous. Primary-care doctors spend nearly two hours typing into the E.M.R. for every one hour of direct patient care. Most of us are now putting in hours of additional time each day for the same number of patients.

In a factory, if 30 percent more items were suddenly dropped onto an assembly line, the process would grind to a halt. Imagine a plumber or a lawyer doing 30 percent more work without billing for it. But in health care there is a wondrous elasticity — you can keep adding work and magically it all somehow gets done. The nurse won’t take a lunch break if the ward is short of staff members. The doctor will “squeeze in” the extra patients.


The E.M.R. is now “conveniently available” to log into from home. Many of my colleagues devote their weekends and evenings to the spillover work. They feel they can’t sign off until they’ve documented all the critical details of their patients’ complex medical histories, followed up on all the test results, sorted out all the medication inconsistencies, and responded to all the calls and messages from patients. This does not even include the hours of compliance modules, annual mandates and administrative requirements that they are expected to complete “between patients.”

For most doctors and nurses, it is unthinkable to walk away without completing your work because dropping the ball could endanger your patients. I stop short of accusing the system of drawing up a premeditated business plan to manipulate medical professionalism into free labor. Rather, I see it as a result of administrative creep. One additional task after another is piled onto the clinical staff members, who can’t — and won’t — say no. Patients keep getting their medications and their surgeries and their office visits. From an administrative perspective, all seems to be purring along just fine.

But it’s not fine. This month the World Health Organization recognized the serious effects of burnout from chronic workplace stress. Burnout levels among doctors are at new highs, far worse than among the general population, and increasing relentlessly. Burnout among nurses is similarly rising and is highest among those on the front line of patient care. Doctors and nurses commit suicide at higher rates than in almost any other profession. Higher levels of burnout are also associated with more medical errors and compromised patient safety.

This status quo is not sustainable — not for medical professionals and not for our patients.

Mission statements for health care systems and hospitals are replete with terms like “excellence,” “high-quality” and “commitment.” While these may sound like Madison Avenue buzzwords on a slick brochure, they represent the core values of the people who labor in these institutions. Health care is by no means perfect, but what good exists is because of individuals who strive to do the right thing.

It is this very ethic that is being exploited every day to keep the enterprise afloat.

The health care system needs to be restructured to reflect the realities of patient care. From 1975 to 2010, the number of health care administrators increased 3,200 percent. There are now roughly 10 administrators for every doctor. If we converted even half of those salary lines to additional nurses and doctors, we might have enough clinical staff members to handle the work. Health care is about taking care of patients, not paperwork.

Those at the top need to think about the ramifications of their decisions. Counting on nurses and doctors to suck it up because you know they won’t walk away from their patients is not just bad strategy. It’s bad medicine.

matt - deplore me if you must

As one who watched my customers close in North America because of unfair Chinese competition first in printed circuit manufacturing, then in printed circuit assembly, and then in solar power, screw China.

They have been gaming the system for 30 years.

Much of the Mexico fallout was because of the multinationals shifting production south. The good news is that it keeps Mexicans in Mexico. They graduate more engineers now than does the United States. It ha also built a middle class that is slowly changing the culture.

Unfortunately the cartels and coyotes are huge factors. Perhaps one day they can solve the problem, but with sky high demand and the profit margins, there will always be someone willing to take the risk.

My theory is that they have bought off enough American politicians that a large part of the problem is in this country, viz. border wall.

The Infamous Ignatz

He "creates drama" by confronting a longstanding problem harming America and her interests and citizens, usually of huge proportions, that every every useless, worthless predecessor has at best paid lip service to and at worst enabled, encouraged or created.
In the real world, outside places like the NYT, Twitter [or Connecticut] those are accomplishments and well executed strategies in the very imperfect world of politics and are evidence of character and strength not something to be catcalled by the peanut gallery.

The Infamous Ignatz

It's often advocated that "loser pays" be instituted for civil lawsuits and I agree it's a good idea.
But why only civil lawsuits?
Why shouldn't LE and DAs and the DOJ have to reimburse someone they cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees who never did anything wrong?
It would be nice but not realistic to make the Meuller's and Weissmann's of the world pay out of their own pockets, but why not their agencies' pockets? How is that worse than a private citizen being bankrupted by these witch hunts?

MissMarple2

The President answered this "creates drama" charge (pushed by the New York Times)this morning, so I am going to give him space here and report it:


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
12m12 minutes ago

Another false report in the Failing @nytimes. We have been trying to get some of these Border Actions for a long time, as have other administrations, but were not able to get them, or get them in full, until our signed agreement with Mexico. Additionally, and for many years,....

.....Mexico was not being cooperative on the Border in things we had, or didn’t have, and now I have full confidence, especially after speaking to their President yesterday, that they will be very cooperative and want to get the job properly done. Importantly, some things.....

.....not mentioned in yesterday press release, one in particular, were agreed upon. That will be announced at the appropriate time. There is now going to be great cooperation between Mexico & the USA,
something that didn’t exist for decades. However, if for some unknown reason...

....there is not, we can always go back to our previous, very profitable, position of Tariffs - But I don’t believe that will be necessary. The Failing @nytimes, & ratings challenged @CNN, will do anything possible to see our Country fail! They are truly The Enemy of the People!

Posted by: MissMarple2 | June 09, 2019 at 08:42 AM

sbwaters

Trump doesn’t create drama, as Jill COlvin of the Associated Press opines.

Trump focuses on a long-standing issue, brings it into focus, and applies enough pressure to bring it to a conclusion.

You got a problem with that, Valiant?

Jane

Jim,

Your post on the last page is indeed "brutal". Was it wrong of me to love it?

The Infamous Ignatz

Concur, Jane.

MissMarple2

sbwaters,

The assumption that this problem was easily solvable but that he "created drama" and made a show of solving it just infuriates me.

Am I to assume that others could have solved this but chose not to? Why? What would be their motivation?

I thought it was a genius idea. It leveraged our trade clout and Mexico realized that the tariffs were going to cost it far more than they brought in from bribes by the cartels.

I think it will also cut off money to much of the democrats and corrupt GOPe officials, too, since Mexico froze a bunch of trafficker accounts.

GUS

So Trump achieves what he set out to achieve.

THE FULL COMMIE shits itself.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Jane and Iggy, there's no sneaking anything past you guys!
:) :)

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

TM has become a craft brewer! Who knew?
Oh ... wait ... typo. Should be "point"

"a pint I have made before"

Another Bob

Third on that "brutal" post.

Nobody had that coming more than that sociopath.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

What will it take to get the elites to admit Trump is attacking and making progress on problems that festered on their watch. Sometimes for decades!

GUS

They don't care about AMERICA Jim. They care about POWER, CONTROL and COMMUNISM.

Melinda

An older version of odd:

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=89224

Melinda

Pride in DC mayhem:

https://twitter.com/fox5dc/status/1137737125300985856?s=21

The Infamous Ignatz

So now it's just a pride parade?
Maybe those shrinks looking at Trump might want to examine why people feel the need to express pride in traits they say they were born with. More importantly why they have to imagine and create hostility to those traits in the rest of us who couldn't care less and only wish they'd shut their gobs about them.
America is well on its way to becoming Bob Newhart's office couch.

lyle

Jim’s willowed post brought a wry smile to my face. Sociopath is almost too kind of a descriptor for that see you next Tuesday.

Narciso

So the intercept calls heshmat alavi a ghost and walla they suspend his account.

MissMarple2

Narciso,

Proving that they support the mullahs over the regular Iranian people.

GUS

Why on earth would we CELEBRATE anyones choice of sexual practices for a minute never mind a month??

Because libtards divide America into victim groups.

Narciso

As if that needed proof:

https://mobile.twitter.com/BRyvkin/status/1137550952364462080

MissMarple2

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/meadows-predicts-doj-inspector-general-fisa-abuse-report-will-be-late-due-to-new-developments

Steele is requiring the IG's people come to the UK, and also they will have to get permission from the UK government.

I smell delay tactics and think Steele's offer to testify is not the benefit we first thought.

The Infamous Ignatz

Latest guys heading for doxxing, swatting and shunning;
Johns Hopkins Research: No Evidence People Are Born Gay or Transgender
And their mental health issues cannot be explained by societal pressure. And transgender treatments are associated with negative outcomes.
Obvious Nazis.

Buckeye

What will it take to get the elites to admit Trump is attacking and making progress on problems that festered on their watch. Sometimes for decades!

It'll never happen.

They would be giving up a major reason to exist

MissMarple2


IFD NEWS
‏Verified account @IFD_NEWS
24m24 minutes ago

11:23 AM - Haz Mat Crews from #IFD & #InterstateIndyTowing work together to mitigate 150 gallon fuel spill & stop addl leaking after semi full of 🥔 & 🍅 overturns on I65 NB at Virginia Ave. No injuries @IndStatePolice investigating. @Marion_Health on scene. #Teamwork

======================
When I first read this I thought the Hazmat team was there for the potatoes and tomatoes. This isn't that far from me.What a mess!

Old Lurker

What Buckeye said...

Jane

Iggy,

I've always believed there was a trigger to sexuality, both homo and heterosexual. And if you ask them, most people can tell you what it was. (In terms of straight people it explains their kinks)

What I don't believe is all gay people have mental issues.

Narciso

Was this another well intentioned decision?

http://www.mining.com/web/us-lost-plot-rare-earths/?fbclid=IwAR2g2mvNfAG2V6TP3hMA9n6-_gqC3BmM-yGx7upNu6QTbroI7rw8nZj_EdQ

MissMarple2

Right now, I would like the hatred dialed back. Fanning the flames of hatred is sending marginal people off the deep end, like that woman in Florida who stabbed herself because Trump was still the president.

As Buckeye said, they will never admit it.

I was talking to a friend of mine about an hour ago and she believes that the reason they want him gone is because he knows where the bodies are buried. She said running hotels for years and years, along with the golf courses and the casino for a while, probably allowed him to pick up all sorts of scuttlebutt.

So, this will not end until one side loses, and for all our sakes, I hope it's the dems.

Narciso

I didnt realize Dartmouth had one of these:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/06/dartmouth-celebrates-a-dark-moment.php

MissMarple2

Narciso,

I would like somebody to fix that situation with the rare earth mining. Seems like it would be pretty easy to make it profitable again.

Narciso

I think they bought up the last American one:

https://babalublog.com/2019/06/08/oops-venezuela-loses-twenty-tons-of-gold/?fbclid=IwAR26IvZ_FRVQIZ1IdYsKUgClW0Bf4eiVHIWp4678xudtcdP6v6rjMfZk0gY

Narciso

That post piece surfaced in my local fiahwrap .

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/447637-fox-host-presses-dhs-chief-on-mexico-deal-is-any-of-this-new

Bret Baier dutifully pushes the line from the New York Times.

I have remarked before that Baier lost my respect after the first GOP debate in 2016, when he conspired with Megyn Kelly to ambush Trump. I have never trusted him since, and you see another example here today.

Jack is Back!

I thought I read somewhere (maybe here) that in studies they were able to trace a certain area of the brain that was different than heterosexual brains. This may be me reading one thing and hypothesizing my own theory or understanding.

Need to go find that article.

In any event, if you are born straight, what is the psychological or physical trigger from hetero to homosexual?

MissMarple2

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/gchq-chief-resigns-catholic-priest-paedophile-robert-hannigan-spy-agency-a8794161.html

GCHQ chief quit role after giving good reference to paedophile priest
===========
Nothing suspicious here. Nope.

Narciso

Old story, but the answer to a question why he stepped out and was not replaced before Westminster for six weeks.

Manuel Transmission

Just finished that Scorched Earth article. Had no idea the Joseph Farah had stroked out from his jackbooted interrogation. Corsi may just have the necessary nads to win some of those lawsuits filed.

Jack is Back!

Here is one of the studies:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7560933

Another one, this time it's the genes:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2155810-what-do-the-new-gay-genes-tell-us-about-sexual-orientation/

Then this one from down under:

https://australiascience.tv/science-of-sexuality/

More on the genetic theory:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/10/homosexuality-may-be-caused-chemical-modifications-dna

My point is that the science is far from settled. Like AGW, YMMV.

Jane

I'll give you one example Jib. altho I have many.

I had a tenant who was a beautiful woman. She was one of 3 sisters, the youngest. Her father used to call her "my son" as she was the last child. Now that alone is not that big a deal unless you couple it with the vividness of the memory. In every situation, the memory lasts for ever.

Jane

Another factor is the timing. Another friend of mine was about 12, playing outside with a guy neighbor. She confided to him that she has a crush on Bill. His reply was that was not possible because she was a lesbian. That was the trigger.

Jack is Back!

Jane,

I agree there are emotional or psychological triggers, even environmental. My point is in reading all the counter-science, I can't believe any study that is so definitive.

I think its a variety of factors including spontaneity.

Narciso

Nate bronze going to pewter:

https://mobile.twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1137010592152195074

MissMarple2

One of my nephews is gay. This was not a shock to me, because since he was a very little boy he identified more with women.

He used to dress up in scarves and take his mom's costume jewelry to wear. He played with stuffed animals and had tea parties, with no interest in trucks or building blocks. It seems to me for him it was genetic.

Narciso

There is biology and then theres behavior, that's what McHugh and co are focusing on.

MissMarple2

Open Secrets now has a search tool to identify foreign lobbyists.

https://www.opensecrets.org/fara/results?location=Albania

rich

>>>My theory is that they have bought off enough American politicians that a large part of the problem is in this country, viz. border wall.

Posted by: matt - deplore me if you must | June 09, 2019 at 11:35 AM<<<

can't disagree with this. another bit would be the conscious strategy of the various oligarchies in Mexico and points south to export their poverty and problems to the us.

and what is this about creating problems and then "solving them" ... we were entertained with pictures of "children"-military aged men in desperate need of a shower and shave-over the last couple of years and have had an immoral and illogical immigration policy for decades.

rich

and to finish the point-Romney and the Gas Chamber Caucus don't suffer the consequences of the unlimited immigration they favor. their kids aren't in public schools (with "kids" obviously inappropriately placed in schools), juvenile public health (central american head lice and all the way up to tb and measles), public health generally, and a loss of quality of life.

i can't retreat to a 500 acre estate with a 7k sq ft main house and an executive protection detail.

Narciso

It's not a new story jugurtha of north Africa, pretty much did the same thing, and it took seven years and the third commander Marius a commoner to defeat him.

We see how Carlos slims and Luces mistake have gone to bat for Huawei which is just an appendage of the pla ruling councils. We know now that bain partnered with them to buy out 3m. We know apcos role and which fixer they used.

Jane

MM,

Those are more signs of transgender than gay I think - so maybe he is lucky.

rich

Posted by: Narciso | June 09, 2019 at 01:53 PM

stolen fits too.

Jane

I knew a guy on line years ago (I think I met him in person too) who was a cross dresser. He was a very high powered DC attorney, who used to pay stores to let him in after closing, so he could shop. He was married, and I'm pretty sure his wife knew but wanted no part of it.

He was a really nice guy but an asshole when he was being a woman. He didn't have a clue even tho he'd been doing it his whole life.

rich

>>>It'll never happen.

They would be giving up a major reason to exist

Posted by: Buckeye | June 09, 2019 at 01:27 PM<<<

seconded ... and glad to see you back. hope you are on the mend.

Jack is Back!

Yeah if any sexuality is pure mental it has to be transgenderism. I don't think the one who goes the full monty live longer than their counterparts.

Gentlejim

Jane,
You’re cross dressing story made me think of Flip Wilson and his alter ego Geraldine: https://groovyhistory.com/flip-wilson-as-geraldine-jones

Jane

Gentlejim,

I remember her, altho I'm not sure it sunk in at the time that she was a man.

rich

how about them nats?!

blues?

Narciso

They are on winning streak again, 5-0 yesterday

Huawei had been represented by some 8 firms

rich

4-1 ... Dozier got his 1000th career hit, a home run.

i had to go into work today ... a little after 5AM. think i'll bitch and fume about it for a while.

Narciso

That toads the wet sprocket:

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/9/martha-barcena-mexican-ambassador-denies-cbs-news-/?fbclid=IwAR0O5-8x6XGq-AmNCm8L16wEDQM6VMepp7n2mvFxNT32rOBfkazBX8NARJM

Manuel Transmission

Speaking of Flip Wilson, probably the funniest skit I ever laughed my way through was him doing Rocky Racoon. Was one of the variety shows like Smuthers Brothers, or one of their summer replacements. Tried to find it on youtube, but never surfaced.

GUS

Again, why is there supposed to be a celebration for HOMOSEXUALS. What planet are we on.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Be still my heart! (From Insty)

"OOPS: Oberlin College mass email criticizing jurors could influence punitive damages hearing in Gibson’s Bakery case."

MissMarple2

Jim,

Excellent! They shoot themselves in the foot again!

Jack is Back!

GUS,

It is amazing that they are, what, 3-5% of the population but get their own parade. Yet AA's who represent 12% of our population has to live with MLK's birthday. No parade but a least a month of history of their struggle and success. I am now waiting for National Gay Identity month.

I think August has an opening.

GUS

Miss M, the instincts of the FULL COMMIE is to attack and control. Oberlin is run by creeps.
The LITTLE PEOPLE on the JURY don't have PHD's in WYMYNS STUDIES or TRANSGENDER DANCE THEORY.

Such dirty dirty little people. Probably shop at Wal Mart.

Jack is Back!

Oberlin is in CH's and D's neck of the woods, in Elyria near Cleaveland.

I wonder if any of them have been there and to the bakery?

GUS

Jack, be careful what you ask for. Soon we'll have NATIONAL INCEST WEEK. And NATIONAL TAKE AN ILLEGAL ALIEN TO WORK DAY.

Extraneus

AOC ‘runs away’ from opponent Rich Valdes at Puerto Rican Day Parade

(Click to open.)

Gentlejim

JiB,
Not August, please. That’s when most of my celebrations occur. They can have the 13th month once a new calendar is organized. On second thought, how about they get the 29th of February? On third thought, how about the 15th of GFY?

:)

Captain Hate

Baldwin Wallace is in Elyria; Oberlin is in Oberlin which is in Lorain county.

Jack is Back!

CH,

Thanks for that correction. I have no idea why I thought it was in Elyria. Was that where the trial was held?

rich

Posted by: Gentlejim | June 09, 2019 at 04:07 PM

we'll let'em take Fructidor ...

Captain Hate

I doubt it, Jack, since that's in another county. From one of the photos in Legal Insurrection it looks like it was held in Lorain at the county justice center.

MissMarple2

Well, this is interesting:


John McAfee
‏Verified account @officialmcafee

I've collected files on corruption in governments. For the first time, I'm naming names and specifics. I'll begin with a corrupt CIA agent and two Bahamian officials. Coming today. If I'm arrested or disappear, 31+ terrabytes of incriminating data will be released to the press.

rich

turner in with a double.

rich

damn it.

MissMarple2

More from McAfee:


John McAfee
‏Verified account @officialmcafee

For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers. They are shots across the bow - leave me the fuck alone, or go down with the corruption you have embraced, because I will fucking bury you if you continue. Doubt me at your own fucking risk.

sbwaters

That was the trigger.

Biology or behavior, set or setting, it’s just not a big issue for me.

I really don’t care who is what. I’m happy to see two people who really care for each other.

I do not like overacting. Outrageous behavior designed to instigate seems childish to me.

Robin

i can't retreat to a 500 acre estate with a 7k sq ft main house and an executive protection detail.

Posted by: rich | June 09, 2019 at 02:43 PM

You don't even need a 500 acre retreat. You just need to be a well-heeled college town with housing priced to keep out the riffraff. Trust me, Ithaca doesn't have problems with illegal immigrants - we're like a gated community. And everyone can feel good about their virtue signaling.

Jack is Back!

sbw,

I am not accepting or dismissing, I was challenging the scientific consensus as if it is settled when other studies have counter-arguments I am not in favor or dismissive of anyone's sexuality.

I am discussing science when it is offered as infallible. Has nothing to do with the actual subject.

Robin

SBW, some of the most lovely, kind couples I know are gay. They raise great kids, are active in the community, and prioritize what we do in our house. I'm with you, being around people who genuinely care about each other is swell, I don't really care how or why.

Captain Hate

I'm glad the New York GOP seems to be serious about challenging AOC instead of raising the white flag. All I ask is a good faith effort on their part.

Robin

JIB, my mom use to say that she thought it had to be biological because no one would ever choose something that makes life so hard. I always thought that was an interesting point.

I am genuinely glad that people are more accepting.

Extraneus
Trent also wished Valdes “good luck” in trying to oust the high-profile pol, who boasts more than 4.3 million Twitter followers.

If only elections were determined by twitter followers.

Another Bob

JIB, IIRC didn’t Johns Hopkins stop doing the euphemistically-named “reassignment” surgery when the department head did the study and concluded is wasn’t actually helping anyone?

sbwaters

JiB: I am not accepting or dismissing

I understand. Mine was a peripheral point because while it is interesting to discuss the science, sometimes the humanity of it gets lost. [Not by you, I might add.]

MissMarple2

Watch @jessebwatters compare President Trump and President Obama's visit with The Queen in the week's #watterswords pic.twitter.com/1L7xpALxsk

— Watters' World (@WattersWorld) June 9, 2019

Video at the link.

Threadkiller
On Thursday, Valdes told members of the Queens Village Republican Club that he would move from New Jersey to Ocasio-Cortez’ district, which covers parts of The Bronx and Queens, in an effort to unseat her.

Another bullshit artist. Move there now! Why wait??

Jack is Back!

AB,

I think it is pretty well documented when they go "reassignment" versus living as a transvestite nothing good happens.

Another Bob

Robin @4:56

OTOH, you won’t see a “pride” parade anywhere without some proportion of freaks. Why “accept” that?

You’d think it’d be to the benefit of the “conventional” gays to be speaking out against the freaks. I wonder why it doesn’t happen?

GUS

Robin has does 2 guys getting naked and having sexual relations make life any harder for them??
I love your posts, but I simply don't buy your Mom's line of thinking. They choose homosexuality for whatever reason they feel. I've known gay people all of my life. Most are VERY unhappy in my experience. Some are not unhappy. Riddle me this, if this makes their life so hard, why do they bring children into the mix??

Jack is Back!

I can't think of the street, it could be lower Fillmore, but the blogger zombie chronicled a gay festival there and it did not do gay's any favors. I have 3 neighbors who are all gay living together. One of the couples are assholes, not because of their sexuality but because they are/were neighbors from hell. The other two are our friends and welcome every time to drinks and BBQ.

I think it is a huge misconception in America about Gays and how they contribute to the system.

For example, Mayor Pete will never be POTUS but I can see Grenell being President. Its all attitude to me not sexuality.

It is those extremist exhibitionists like you find on lower Fillmore that give them a bad rap.

Another Bob

GUS, the kids thing bothers me too.

Every, and I mean every study ever done concludes that kids do best with with a male father figure and a female mother figure. That an example of a gay couple seemingly raising good kids, or a hetero couple screwing it up, doesn’t change that.

GUS

Please take a moment to read this story. It's sad, but the writing is pandering central. Gay people are not pets, they are not retarded and they do not need preferential treatment. They need to be treated like everyone else.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/philadelphias-first-openly-gay-deputy-sheriff-found-dead-at-his-desk-in-apparent-suicide

Jack is Back!

Since I am going down to Florida on Thursday for a shift change (Mrs. JIB comes here), I have Frederick for a pre-emptive Father's Day. He will stay and Mrs. JiB will take over. They may drive down before they do their Euro trip to Belgium, England, and Wales for her 30th class reunion at Atlantic College. May put Frederick into CERAN in Spa for French immersion and a little golf:)

I am the shepherd for the Beagles.

Soon we will figure out where to live.

Jack is Back!

Rory on the verge of shooting 59 if he can birdie 18.

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