Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for July 8th from 15:11 to 21:05:
It’s a Goddamned Cracker – There are days when it is agony to read the news, because people are so goddamned stupid. Petty and stupid. Hateful and stupid. Just plain stupid. And nothing makes them stupider than religion.
Godless advertising – Hello, Seattle! Look what just went up on Denny, near the Stewart Street intersection:
Death on a Hospital Waiting Room Floor – You’d think after Beatrice Vance of Illinois and Edith Isabel Rodriguez of California both died on the ER waiting room floor while hospital staff just looked on, that maybe hospitals would be on red alert to avoid this type of bad publicity—not to mention the loss of human life.But now there is the story of Esmin Green, 49, of New York. She, too, died on the hospital waiting room floor while patients and hospital staff looked on. Surveillance video showed a guard rolling his desk chair around to get a better look as Green writhed in pain, and patients watched unflinchingly from just feet away. This horrific tale is a sad commentary on the state of human compassion and the state of our health care system.