Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday Musings

Monday, Monday. Can’t trust that day, but you can always trust my weekly rants. Let’s muse.

Went to a friend’s wedding yesterday. I am always struck by the awkward malaise that is the hugging line. The groom approaches untold numbers of distant uncles, trying to finesse the inherent indecision about whether to employ a hug or simply a hand shake, or even an arm hug.

The result it generally something most accurately described as a caress. And so it goes, down the line, with the groom caressing perhaps of dozens of uncle’s. Perhaps that is why the people of India call the wedding day, punjar-tikka-tulugu, or “the day of man’s seasoning”.

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According to a recent CNN article, many Brits are pulling their own teeth, because they cannot find a dentist who will provide service in accordance with their nationalized system.

You know how everyone who supports Universal Health Care conveniently has a friend in Britain or Canada who just can’t get enough of socialized medicine? Every time you discuss the issue, their happy, utopia-suckling friend has just gotten two brand new kidneys and a free lollipop. Here’s guessing that the teeth-pullers miraculously have no American friends.

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So we had a flood at our workplace. A water pipe broke, sending water cascading to our floor. How come everywhere I go, there is a flood? Is this judgment for the goats?

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The Pistons season is looking up, with some nice young pieces to compliment an experience core of… Yeah, you people don’t care, do you? Ridiculous. Most of you probably just figured out who Adrian Peterson is. Admit it.

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So are the Colorado Rockies “America’s Team” now? Am I going to be forced to swallow that? Yay, Rockies. Expansion baseball!!!! (Devours a sugar-free cake in the shape of Shoeless Joe Jackson).

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Naptime…

3 Comments:

Blogger Thomwade said...

"You know how everyone who supports Universal Health Care conveniently has a friend in Britain or Canada who just can’t get enough of socialized medicine? Every time you discuss the issue, their happy, utopia-suckling friend has just gotten two brand new kidneys and a free lollipop. Here’s guessing that the teeth-pullers miraculously have no American friends."

Of course not...who wants to be friends with the toothless?!

I have friends who are thrilled with their universal health care and friends who are frustrated with it and very critical. What I have been unable to find are Brits and Canadians who think America has a *better* system.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of us care about the pistons. I'm going to the game in Grand Rapids Wednesday.

Who's Adrian Peterson?

8:33 PM  
Blogger Joseph said...

We've all got friends here in the States that don't have health coverage because: 1.) Their employer doesn't provide it. 2.) They are self employed and can't spend $6,000 per family member. 3.) They can't get coverage because of prior health issues

I'm absolutely certain that there are terrible problems with single-payer systems, but I'd gladly put up with waiting in line for an operation for a month instead of not getting it at all. Money should not decide who lives and dies. It's absurd to withhold medical care based on income.

2:18 AM  

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