Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Back. Great Idea. Unfinished Award

Note-that is an actual photo of me on Saturday over there on the right. Autographed copies available (sterilized for a fee).

Some unfinished business, as the result of my mysterious malady. Incidentally, I am better, although the damned cough just won't go away. We are not sure if we had the piggy thing, or just plain ol' flu. Basically, after a call to our girl's doc, we were told not to bring them in, as there is a lot of flu going on out here on the plain plains. We were just to keep a watch on them...and us...and, of course, we got it also. Whatever the deuce we had, it was unpleasant...plain ol' or not.


I received a email from a friend today about a Louisiana Representative who has introduced a bill in the house which...well, here is the email:

Congressman John Fleming ( Louisiana physician) has proposed an amendment that would require congressmen and senators to take the same health care plan they force on us (under proposed legislation they are curiously exempt).

Congressman Fleming is encouraging people to go on his Website and sign his petition (very simple - just first, last and email). I have immediately done just that at: . Please urge as many people as you can to do the same!

If Congress forces this on the American people, the Congressmen should have to accept the same level of health care for themselves and their families.

Since this appeals to my nastier, vindictive, ironic irony self, I wasted no time linking over there and signing. How about you?


A week or so ago I received a Best Blog Award from Holte Ender. As events would have it, I never got back to awarding it to a few others. To correct that, the following fine bloggers are so moi. Check them out if you aren't already following. These are just four of my favorites among literally dozens. Oh, and I didn't bother with certain pooh pooh awards types...most of you who come here regularly know who I'm talking about...absurdly, walking, termitely mean names though.

the mom at Attentive Aphorist - A classy liberal, pissed off lady. Tells it like it is...or should be.

Elizabeth - intelligent, witty, and politically me.

mauigirl - Well researched, insightful think blogger. You'll love her.

Professor Chaos - not really. Spot on, cutting wit and ideas.

And now, on to catching up with my favorites...into tomorrow, probably. Actually, glad to have a tomorrow. Know what I mean?


Professor Chaos said...

Wow! Thanks a lot! My first award!

Punch said...

I think the photo's been doctored.

Holte Ender said...

Welcome back to the land of the (almost) living. I have been keeping my eye on things in your absence. Back over to you.

jadedj said...

Professor---Nada. And well deserved.

Punch---The doctor's been photoed.

Holte---And a damned fine job you did. Putting you in for a commendation...and some discount coupons, with the messiah-in-chief.

becomingkate said...

I had swine flu - the cough lasted a month, maybe 5 weeks. Hope yours goes faster!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, thank you so kindly, m'dear JJ. I'm honored. This is both unexpected and undeserved, of course, though I will accept on behalf of the ailing humanity (i.e., me, with my own case of some nasty virus this week).

I'm glad to hear that you're doing better; however, I must say, this illness has considerably changed your appearance. Oy... I'm not a doc, but it seems to me that this is not a typical outcome of the flu, swine or not. Maybe you should go see the doc after all, no? ;)

mo.stoneskin said...

Hahaha I love it, fabulous stuff.

The proposed amendment I mean, not your illness, which I am very sad about, especially as my sinuses feel like small pigs right now.

Few things peev me more than politician getting special treatment. I mean why should they be exempt? It makes no sense at all.

Over here they get crazy FS pensions that are not financially viable and anyway rant rant another day perhaps.

the walking man said...

I am still confused did you say the swine got the flu? Why were you sick then and why did you call the kids doctor instead of the vet? And if the swine got the flu why is congress still in session bending us over the table?

Single payer for everyone with no ability for anyone to have better or less coverage for health care is the only way to go.

The Peach Tart said...

Great idea about the health plan.

jadedj said...

kate---yikes! It IS hanging in there.

Elizabeth---great minds with same diseases, or something like that.

Har har...or a plastic surgeon?

mo---nothing better than a bit of irony for the arrogant, I always say. Sorry about your sinuses.

wm---congress is still in session because the swine flu does not affect donkeys.

Wid ya.

Peach---isn't it though.

Doug said...

Shouldn't all the swine in DC have gotten it? The place would close down (hopefully...)

Glad that you are feeling better, but you might want to get those big, red rough eyes of yours looked at, dude. Looks a bit beyond the scope of Visine.

MeanDonnaJean said...

"I wasted no time linking over there and signing. How about you?"

Now THIS is definitely somethin' worth doin'. I'm on my way...

Tom Harper said...

Yes, I'm in favor of Congress having the same health coverage as the rest of us, whatever that coverage is.

Get better soon.

Mr. Charleston said...

The photo does you justice. BTW, I read where some swine actually did get the flu.

jadedj said...

Doug---truth be originated with them. The eyes: nothing to do with the's the price I pay for being a wino, sans brown bag.

Mean---aha, you're not so mean after all.

Tom---even if it is no coverage, methinks.

Mr. C---Thank you. Actually it is a conspiracy by our current communistic-facist-anarchist, czar creating il Duce, to take control of the bacon industry.

Mr. Charleston said...

Hey, wait a minute! What's all this crap about pooh pooh awards blogs with thinly veiled reference to you know who? Did I not post that worthless piece of scrap you gave me? Huh!

Mauigirl said...

Thanks so much for the award! I am honored! Also, glad you are starting to feel better!

jadedj said...

Mr. C---sorry, I get you and that other malcontent mixed up, you know, whatshis with the clown name. Anyway, your check arrived in today's mail, but I am sorry to say, the deadline has passed. I'm keeping the $4 anyway...for administrative fees.

Maui---You are more than deserving, and thank you.

themom said...

I'm humbled by the award sir! Thank you ever so much. I shall be getting the award posted soon - I promise. Glad you are feeling better, I'm just waiting for that swine to visit here. I've had "colds" recently but avoided the pig - but I have no luck at all in that area. Thanx again!

jadedj said...

mom-definitely deserved kiddo. I hope you continue to dodge that bullet - it's no fun.

Punch said...

$4? that's it? $4.00???

jadedj said...

Punch---after all, he is a vet. We vets have to stand by one another. have a better offer?

Harlequin said...

glad to see you're feeling a bit better...nice self portrait!
good work on the giving and receiving of accolades

jadedj said...

Harlequin---Better and better in every way every day. Not through with the awarding process. Just sort of tired. Back soon on the award front.

the walking man said...

I nominate PUNCH for every award related to full frontal nudity.

jadedj said...

wm---that would have to be nudity of the frontal lobe, methinks.