Flood Control


From the Department of How Stupid Do They Think We Are?:

Mexico concerned about Texas’ plan to deploy National Guard on border

The Mexican government on Tuesday expressed its “concern” over the decision by Texas authorities to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border to help stem the massive arrival of undocumented child migrants from Central America.

“Attention to the immigration phenomenon must be paid from a long-term regional perspective and based on the principles of good neighborliness and shared responsibility,” the Foreign Relations Secretariat said in a statement.

“The strategy for responding in an effective and humane manner to this phenomenon includes the necessary shared responsibility among the countries of origin, transit and destination of migration flows,” the statement continued.

The secretariat declared its commitment to the protection of the migrants’ human rights and the orchestration of “specific actions directed at the most vulnerable, including unaccompanied children and teenagers.”

The secretariat emphasized that Mexico had opted for a strategy favoring dialogue and cooperation, and it is working “with the countries of Central America to improve conditions in the medium and long term that contribute to the development of that region and strengthen its prosperity.”

Because everybody knows that Mexico is a world leader when it comes to human rights. I’m sure that it has nothing to do with the fact that until those people cross over the border to the United States they are Mexico’s problem. Because everybody knows that Mexico is a paradise on Earth than no one wants to leave and Mexico is famous for strictly enforcing their laws that make it a crime to illegally enter the United States from Mexico.


What a bunch of mierda del toro!

But wait! There’s more!

New solution to border crisis: Send U.S. officials to Honduras to give kids refugee status?

A foolproof plan to ease pressure on the border that’s currently being considered by the White House. Why force kids to make a dangerous trip through Mexico only to end up as illegal immigrants in the United States when we could go to them, grant them legal status, and send them north to America ourselves? It’s so crazy it just. might. work.

It’s been lovely but I have to scream now.



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130 Responses to Flood Control

  1. lyn says:

    If Mexico isn’t stopping the flow of illegals across our border, it has no say in the matter. Obama has fucked up our country even more than he dreamed he would. His daddy would be so proud. Both parties deserve the boot!

  2. Kathy says:

    New accepted media terms now — refugees, undocumented– just never say illegal. I am so angry about this–the total crap spewed by American media in their rush to embrace these New Democrats.

  3. lildoggy4u says:

    In the picture you’ve posted, I don’t think I see any little children. Construction companies and developers are salivating over all that cheap labor.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Isn’t that cheap labor going to change if the minimum wage is raised to $15 ? Not sure how that works with our uninvited guests.

      • elliesmom says:

        If you’re legally here, then you have to be paid minimum wage. If you’re illegally here and under the radar, you can be paid whatever the market will bear. You get paid “under the table”, there are no social security payments to be made by the employer, no workman’s comp insurance, no benefits of any kind. An employer willing to take the risk of hiring illegals can offer them more than the minimum hourly rate but without all of the other employment related expenses still save money. The idea that illegal immigrants are working for pennies on the dollar is largely a myth.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Lildoggy4u must be talking about future, as yet to be formed, construction companies and developers. The ones I see are too busy going out of business to recruit new, cheap labor. Anyone looking at the “unskilled” slice of the labor pool can plainly see it’s shrinking, not growing, probably because the economy sucketh suckier than under any pres since Cahtah.

      • Actually, in my neck of the woods it is boomtown although it is foreign investors driving the construction. http://tinyurl.com/kavxmxy
        Most of the workers are spanish speaking so the management down to the foremen need to also speak spanish.
        Don’t even want to mention the road construction being farmed out to these same companies over and over (minority owner incentives you know). Funny though, as a white anglo, I’m actually the minority here but I digress. You HAVE to be bilingual to even pump gas here.
        But I’ve known a few of the illegal workers, nice, hardworking guys sending what they make home and living 3 families in one apartment. Yep, not paying taxes, worker’s comp, etc. – so no safety net for them.
        Many times i’ve heard that a couple of weeks will go by and they never get paid. What are they gonna do about it? They’re working illegally. So they’ll go to work again with the promise that money will be forthcoming. It just may not be what they were promised.
        Their kids are in school and its killing the school system especially since many don’t speak English and testing is tied to the funding for each school (FCAT) and our taxes are not covering basic needs so we are laying off police and firemen.
        And an article from Huffinpoo in 2008 demonstrates my tirade. http://tinyurl.com/na5fst

  4. Lulu says:

    The only thing Mexico is interested in is money from the US. Cut it off. Don’t buy their crap, don’t hire their illegals, don’t do business with anyone who hires illegals, don’t go to Mexico on a vacation or cruise. If their income drops from the US it will get their attention. It is basically a narco state anyway so unless someone is a druggie it should be easily done. No formal silly boycotts so the lefties can whine about meanies. Just don’t buy or hire or do trade. Our economic power is diminishing but isn’t gone yet. The entire world treats US taxpayers and consumers like we are a milk cow. It is time to kick the bucket over and refuse to eat what we are being fed.

    • 49erDweet says:

      I like Lulu’s point. But, a boycott could also temporarily increase the value and influence of narco $$$, so I’m wondering if it would have the expected result. I just don’t know.

      One tact I’d like exploring is for US to take some of that tax money and actually hire a few Mexican security companies to form their own small armies and contract with them to enforce certain porous sections of our border from inside Mexico, in order to push future democrats back towards the normal points of entry. That would be a measurable program and might also impact mule activity. I have no illusions private Mexican armies could be “trusted”. But money speaks, and verifiable service in one might also be written into future citizenship application qualification variables.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Obama’s schedule today:

    10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
    2:00 pm || Meets with President Molina of Guatemala, President Hernandez of Honduras, and President Ceren of El Salvador; Cabinet Room

    Just in time for that 5 pm Friday news dump. Obama’s certainly not a diplomat, but he is good at making them a deal they can’t refuse. And where’s the Mexican President ?

    • Lulu says:

      If he didn’t have crap for brains he would be negotiating with the governor of Mexico’s largest singe trading partner, the state of Texas. But he is an asshole so he is probably meeting with his drug lords. And no I am not being snarky.

      • Constance says:

        It does stand to reason that some powerful people on the USA side of the border are making a lot of money off the drug flow from Mexico as well as the cheap labor flow. That’s why I like the efforts of Washington and Colorado to bring the marijuana businesses into the legal realm and tax them. So far the WA authorities haven’t made an effort to stamp out the illegal drugs which they can’t collect tax on and I just wonder how violent things will get when they try.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Fair Tax would fix that. Even illegals and drug dealers have to buy toilet paper.

        • The Klown says:

          When you consider the volume of drugs and money involved, there is no way the narco gangs are operating without powerful friends on both sides of the border.

          If you watched Breaking Bad you know what I’m talking about. There are literally tons of meth being made and sold each year. Somebody is providing the raw materials and the other chemicals involved.

          They aren’t making that much meth from cold medicine they bought/stole at Walmart.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      He already took the deal. 😆

  6. The Klown says:
    • Lulu says:

      More failure from the Broncobama administration. They kiss Hamas butts and propagandize for them and Hamas tells them to F off. Why not? Why should they listen to failures? Nobody else does either.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I heard that yesterday and all the msm would report is Kerry says we’re making progress when in fact Hamas bitch slapped him. F**king LIE !

      Also, be weary of Hamas propaganda photos of dead children on twitter and FB, they’re being debunked like crazy (different conflicts elsewhere, theatrical “blood”, etc). Our US news sources runs them anyhow.

      Who are these people rooting for Hamas ? As someone said, the same people who would have rooted for that “underdog” Hitler. Ugh.

      • WMCB says:

        Yeah, there are civilians and I’m sure even some children getting killed, no doubt. But a big chunk of the deluge of “atrocity” photos are staged or other conflicts.

        I saw one where “Israeli soldiers” were surrounding a crying 6 year old! With guns shoved at him! Only they should have cropped the photo better, bcz could see the sandaled feet (not Israeli soldier garb) Also the guns in question were the type the Pals use, not IDF issue. So yeah, these fuckers are terrorizing their own children to make fake photos.

        I’m not in the “Israel can do no wrong” camp. But ya know what? When I look around the world? I might not be so prone to doubt the Palestinians if it weren’t for the same damn barbaric shit everywhere fundamentalist Islamists take power. So I’m rooting for the civilized and against the savages. Period.

        • The Klown says:

          I grew up watching the PLO commit acts of terrorism like the Munich Olympic kidnappings. Now Hamas is doing it. Palestinian suicide bombers targeted civilians, not military. The Palestinian side has always targeted civilians while using their own people as hostages. The one time they didn’t was in the Bekaa valley of Lebanon in 1981 or 1982.

          The PLO was shooting missiles and cannons from Lebanon into Israel. When the IDF attacked they retreated to Beirut where they used civilians as hostages, while the PLO leadership was evacuated by sea.

          • WMCB says:

            Yep. Not saying Israel has always taken the wisest course, or hasn’t been more recalcitrant than they could have been at times. But I have been watching this hate and refusal to make peace, even when offered a decent deal, for too damn long to buy the “poor oppressed me” story from the Palestinians.

            Watch what they do, not what they say. And I’ve been watching a long fucking time. I had some young prog say “Why not just go back to the 1967 borders, with a UN patrol between?”

            Uh huh. And please tell me WHY, when we had those borders before, it utterly failed? Why DON’T we have those borders anymore? What happened to them? Do tell.

            And the prog wouldn’t admit (and may be too ignorant of history to know) that the reason WHY is because even when given those borders and UN presence, the entire fucking Arab world still united to try to wipe Israel off the map. They don’t want peace (though they will say they do as a stepping stone for gullible lefties.) They want absolute victory. Always have.

          • The Klown says:

            The United States did some things in WWII that were wrong, like Japanese internment and firebombing enemy cities.

            Does that put us on the same moral level as Germany and Japan?


          • 1539days says:

            They want victory, but also a distraction for their people for why their rule seems to suck.

  7. DandyTIger says:

    Just when you thought things couldn’t get more stupider.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Yet the stupid continues, MO’s fundraising speech in Chicago (before she hit a 5-star restaurant and Beyonce concert) ….


      First Lady Michelle Obama returned to her hometown Thursday and decried the effects of gun violence on Chicago’s youth as she told a group of campaign donors to “write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write” to help Democrats make a better future for children.

      Speaking to an estimated 150 people in the fifth-floor ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria Chicago in the Gold Coast at a Democratic National Committee event, the First Lady repeatedly urged donors to “dig deep.”

      I guess she’s not doing that #LiveTheWage stunt ? Read the whole thing, seems that Obama needs a full Democrat Congress to “get things done”. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

      • DandyTIger says:

        Also cognitive dissonance on the gun violence in Chicago. Um, Dems have been running that town forever, and they’ve set up the tightest gun control of any place. So what else would they do in Chicago to help stave off further gun violence? Actually help the poor inner city youth. Hahaha, that would eliminate victimhood and thus Dem votes. Never going to happen. Oh wait, I know, don’t tell me, their police state and gov. programs have utterly failed, so their answer will be to spread the same failed local policies to everywhere.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        And they lapped up that koolade and wrote big fat checks. 👿

  8. DeniseVB says:

    David Burge (Iowahawk) just bought a house in Texas (photo at link). Thought our TCH Texans would like this 🙂

  9. Constance says:

    It makes me sick to see Illegals crossing the border to take United States jobs. I remember when I was growing up the local boys would work construction and logging jobs in the summers. Some of them would go into those jobs after high school. Myself and the other girls would babysit and pick berries or apples. The families needed the teens to make that money so they could buy their own clothes and pay for their own lunch. We still have 30% of the population not graduating from high school so there can’t be a need to import unskilled labor. If there are jobs that citizens “won’t do” then we can assume their government payment for sittting around is too high and is sapping their motivation.

    Shut the damn border. Tax the drug industry heavily. Explain that the citizens of Mexico and Central America need to stay in their countries and make something of their country and themselves not cede their country to cartels. Remove airheaded liberals from office in the United States. If liberals want to “help” with any social problems they are free to do so with their own money not with tax money.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Didn’t Bill Clinton have a welfare program that required you to work AT SOMETHING to collect your checks ? What happened to that? I do think if you’re able bodied it should be required and at the very least in community service type of jobs.

      • foxyladi14 says:


      • WMCB says:

        Even if it’s “make work” type work, I’ve come to beleive that no one but the disabled should be getting a check without doing something for it. Even if it’s picking up trash.

        • The Klown says:

          Give them shovels and have them dig holes in the morning and fill them in in the afternoon.

          • WMCB says:

            Or similar but without the physical strength requirement for others. Sweep the floors in the schools, whether they need sweeping or not. Wash some windows. Hell, do carwashes for the taxpayers.

        • Constance says:

          Clean garbage along the highways, pull ivy off the trees in the parks, pull invasive species of plants out of the public lands. Currently they are using WA state prisoner volunteers to serve food in the fire fighter camps. We have some nicer than bare cement mural walls that were painted by youth groups. Doing anything makes people feel better and makes the contributing taxpayers feel better. And if liberals want to give all their own money to the cause they should be free to do so.

        • votermom says:

          But then what need would the elites have for illegal immigrant nannies & pool boys?

      • lizzy says:

        Work requirements got eliminated to make unemployment percentages look lower. You know thoses sham scamming numbers the feds put out. After all an election was coming’

  10. foxyladi14 says:

    Waaaaay too much of this. 😡

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Ok, while we’re on the topic of Flood Control of the New Dem Stupidity and Hypocrisy, here’s a local NYC news story……very liberal site, but the comments give me hopeyness 🙂


    Just to give you an idea, this is in Alphabet City which butts up to Uber-Liberal-Obama-Swooning-Bundler Sarah Jessica Parker’s Village mansion, give or take a few blocks. NYC is a similar run city like our Detroit and Chicago. Also,

    My daughter’s first apartment was in the lower East Side (les) that she shared with 3 girls to split the rat-infested $2800/mo rent for a 400 SQft 2 bedroom with a combined kitchen/bathroom <—true story, a bathtub, toilet and kitchen were one room. And there was only one window, with an air shaft view, never got sunlight at all. Yes I visited it, at the time, I was a liberal Kos-sack type of Mom. Still, STILL, I told the girls this was WRONG, report your landlord immediately, they couldn't, or they would be evicted! They "feared" the landlord, though they had the "law" on their side, it was a disgusting place, people in third world countries had better building codes. This was 1999-ish. All these girls have Moved On Up since….but I digress….

    Back to the linky, this doctor has been serving the-pay-what-you-can LES for 20 years and someone's trying to shut him down with pesky tax stuff? Where are those Obama donors when you need them? And where is my NotYourSweetie pal's outrage? I miss her ❤

    • The Klown says:

      And where is my NotYourSweetie pal’s outrage? I miss her ❤

      She bailed on us when I disagreed with Paul Krugman over 9-11. He said that day should be a national day of shame.

  12. WMCB says:

    It’s the usual prog game of “Let’s whip up resentment over something that is not a huge problem, only affects a tiny number of people, so we can safely ignore what effects our policies are having on HUGE number of people.” Like, y’know, sucky economy, food prices, no jobs, shaky trade balance, businesses fleeing the USA, etc.

    • The Klown says:

      If all those millions of illegal aliens are here working, then they are taking jobs that Americans can and should be doing. If they aren’t working, then why are they here?

      Either way, round them up and send them home.

  13. The Klown says:
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  15. WMCB says:

    Now I have to go wash a beard:

  16. votermom says:

    Is 4;30 pm too late for coffee?

  17. votermom says:

    Another OT! Anyone here from/been to/know about these places:
    Tuscaloosa AL, Columbus OH (& Oxford OH)

    Kid has a shot at scholarships there and I’m wondering about stuff like crime vs job growth. (My standard of crime is Philly btw. LOL)

    Oh, and when Mothy gets here I want to know about Pittsburgh too.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Pittsburg/Oakland area where I went to CMU is is great. Nice area. Pretty good city. Pittsburg is sort of like a cluster of a bunch of small towns with a few tall buildings in the middle.

      I’ve visited Columbus, OH quite a few times. Used to live and work not too far from there. Nice city I thought. But it’s been a while.

      Obviously Charlottesville, VA, being the happiest town in the US, is pretty good too. UVA is damn hard to get into though. Usually rated as the #1 or #2 (battles with UCB) best public college in the US.

      • votermom says:

        I didn’t know you went to CMU. You must be one of those smarty pirates. 🙂
        Tell me, is CMU tough to survive academically for a lot of kids – like, are the students sort of sink or swim in classes or is there a lot of free tutoring/mentoring etc available?
        She wants to apply there but it’s a reach, I think.

        • DandyTIger says:

          Then I really made my mark at Stanford. But I don’t want to brag. 🙂

          CMU is a great place. I thought it was very supportive with help where you need it. But it is tough. Also it’s been a while. Good way to find out is talk to some of the kids that just finished their freshman year. There should be some mechanism through the school for them to help you get in touch. Or via social media otherwise. Just nice to ask around about sink or swim, tutoring programs, etc.

          If she’s thinking of going past undergraduate school, I’ve always been of the opinion that undergraduate is less important. Better to find the best fit for the best education (for the person and for the buck). Then with much better options for TA/RA and scholarships, go to a better grad or professional school. But if she’s not sure, then it might be worth it to push on the school front for the best. And you can always transfer to something else if it isn’t working.

    • elliesmom says:

      Is this the kid who wants to be an engineer? If so, you should check this place out. Lots of good scholarship money available, and the area is great. Out in the burbs but easy access to Boston and Cambridge. Their program is outstanding. http://olin.edu/

  18. mothy67 says:

    Oakland(where CMU & Pitt) are located is it’s own college town within the city. I wish I had gone there instead of Temple. Plenty to do(museums, sports, nightlife, arts)
    When I lived in Philly it struck me as strange that you could be walking along Pine amidst tony brownstones go two blocks south and it was brutal. I think the mountainous geography of Pittsburgh helps.

    Has she considered Purdue? I went there freshman year.

    • votermom says:

      I know Purdue has one of the best Engineering programs in the country, but sadly their scholarship opportunities for out of staters seem very sparse. 😦
      How did you like Purdue & the area it’s in?

      Husband is very concerned about safety. He doesn’t want the kid to apply to Temple because of it (even though she’d have a good chance at full tuition merit there). He even pouts at the idea of Drexel for the same reason, although I think the kid will apply to Drexel. When they visited he kept pointing out all the security risks to the kid.

      • mothy67 says:

        If I knew then what I know now I would have stayed at Purdue. Beautiful campus. Everything revolves around the school. I wanted adventure and the big city.
        I am with your husband on Temple/Drexel. Most students live off campus and the social aspect is
        very different. The Oakland area offers a nice mix.
        How about Penn State?

        • votermom says:

          I don’t know if she’ll apply to Penn State.
          We visited and for me it felt almost too big; while she was sad that the dorms don’t have A/C. (Priorities! LOL)
          Also they don’t give a lot of merit, and our 2 tour guides were very nice kids (graduating) but when one parent asked them if they had jobs lined up, they both said – nope, nothing available for their degrees so they are going to grad school. Tsk.
          It annoys me that Penn State spends so much on football and so little on making tuition affordable to bright PA kids. Grr.

          • elliesmom says:

            If your daughter still has SATs to take, make sure she checks off he box that says she wants to go to engineering school. She should find your mailbox full of stuff from engineering schools. They are still recruiting women pretty heavily. There are a lot of really good, small, fairly conservative engineering schools in the Northeast. Their reputations get overshadowed by MIT, but they offer good, solid engineering programs. Olin is one. Worcester Polytechnic Institute is another. Rensselaer in Troy, NY MIT is actually pretty conservative politically. Students are more interested in pranking than protesting.

          • mothy67 says:

            You also need to keep an eye on housing costs. Many schools have become realtors. My nephew lived in suite at California University of PA . Individual rooms, full kitchens. It was on campus and my brother wanted him to be safe but it was almost as much as the tuition.

          • votermom says:

            We got overwhelmed by mailers because she checked off too many things the first time she took the SAT. She took it again in June and I think she’s done with that.
            She says she will take the ACT in October.

          • WMCB says:

            Yeah, available housing and the cost thereof is a huge issue. Another factor to consider, because can be massive additional expense.

          • votermom says:

            Room & board is another thing that inclines me to look south & midwest rather than northeast. ( Unless she ends up commuting)

  19. elliesmom says:

    This is priceless – coming from the man who said someone should beat Hillary Clinton by literally beating her. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fc_AnLaBew

  20. SHV says:

    IMO, go for the best scholarship offers and minimize school debt. Perhaps with the exception of an engineering degree or perhaps a math major, grad school is almost mandatory, especially in the sciences. An MD is loosing value but still worth consideration as an educational goal.

    • votermom says:

      Kid is totally on-board with that. She told me “Mom, I did not work this hard just to go into debt!”

      • mothy67 says:

        Your husband probably wouldn’t like it but there is Cooper Union. I think they now give 1/2 scholarship for all incoming freshman.

    • WMCB says:

      Hubby has been telling young people, even our own son and relatives, not to go into medicine. Not worth it anymore. Yes, still decent money for now, but the misery level is doubling and tripling every year. Docs are bailing, and young ppl who **could** be incredible docs are rightly avoiding the field.

      Hate to tell y’all, but a few decades from now you don’t even want to see the kind of “doctors” and “nurses” who will have your health in their hands. Will be apparatchik govt drones, to a man/woman. Your treatment will not be personalized, with any diagnostic art or customized treatment. It will be what the govt think tank says is the most cost effective treatment for the greatest number. Shut up, cog.

      Seriously – half of his job anymore is running around keeping the other docs/nurses from killing his damn patients, because they are so focused on the damn endless FORMS they need to fill out, they pay ZERO attention to what is going on in front of their eyes with the real live human patient.

      And they are not entirely to blame, just beat down. You know why? Because you don’t lose your job/Medicare payments or get dinged if you give real life crappy care. You DO lose your job/Medicare payments if the paperwork showing you met the latest nonsensical “criteria” isn’t right. The deterioration in care in just the past decade, and especially last 5 years, is freaking shocking. Medicine today is all about sucking up to .gov, and implementing their endless stream of changing “guidelines”, not treating the patient.

      • mothy67 says:

        I had a doctor come into my room to give me a shot of Heparin 15 minutes after the nurse had given me a mega shot of vitamin K. Thankfully for some reason I knew what Heparin was. Always ask what they are doing and why. Like any job it can become routine. Questions keep em on their toes.

        • WMCB says:

          Mothy67, it’s likely that both those drugs were on some “protocol”. There are dozens and dozens of “protocols” now, that outline that every single patient who comes in with X condition gets put on a protocol for it. Of course, if you have two separate conditions that might involve conflict in the protocols, it’s hard to catch that. Because everyoine is busy implementing the protocols.

          So, you had a lab test that said your blood was too anti-coagulated (too thin)? You go on the Vit K protocol to thicken it up. But there is also a protocol that says if you are in bed for X number of days, you go on the “potential blood clot” protocol. Whole different sheet of stuff to do, including Heparin (blood thinner.)

          There are dozens of protocols now, and they get applied like the blunt tools they are. Because they were WRITTEN BY FUCKING STATISTICIANS, not doctors. Docs know that they have NEVER, not once in their entire career, treated a statistical average, for anything. You treat patients, who are individuals. Trying to treat an average (which is a concept, not a person) is going to kill a hell of a lot of people.

          • mothy67 says:

            First day.
            I spent a lot of time in the hospital when I was a kid and you are dead on. It is very different now. Feed info into a computer and follow the prompts.

        • SHV says:

          Different effects/mechanism on clotting pathways, not necessarily an error.

          • WMCB says:

            Yes. But the whole protocol thing has become seriously insane with the blanket application of an increasing number of them.

      • DandyTIger says:

        Yep, that’s what I hear from my doc friends. They’re all looking to retire early. Even asking to join my company on one occasion. Developing drones is better than being one. 🙂

  21. SHV says:

    “Hubby has been telling young people, even our own son and relatives, not to go into medicine. Not worth it anymore. Yes, still decent money for now, but the misery level is doubling and tripling every year. ”
    Pretty much the same everywhere. Back in the ’60s, the big topic in medical education was to “humanize” medicine; ie reduce or eliminate pre-med science requirements and admit more liberal arts majors to med school. Well they got what they wanted, med school grads have become more humanized, they want more money for less work, more time off and “humanize” their lives and screw the patients. The shift work model of medical care is becoming the norm.

    • SHV says:

      I should add, that the more physicians are “humanized” the more they hate practicing medicine.

      • WMCB says:

        Oh, yes. Hubby is old school. He came out of the time when med school and residency was **brutal**, consumed your entire life, and weeded out the people that simply couldn’t handle that kind of pressure. And it was about the science, not about hand-holding. Not that one didn’t need to have a decent bedside manner, but that wasn’t the focus. Now med school students whine about being on shift more than 8 hours, and not having “me-time”. Lou, in residency, had whole stretches of days when he never even went home, just caught some sleep in snatches in the docs lounge, so he rolls his eyes. Yes, it’s brutal. But it is a total immersion process in medicine that works. Because you have to be able to function and make those correct decisions no matter what. It has to be part of you, not something you stop and ponder over. It was in many ways like military training. You want it so ingrained that you don’t freeze or panic, you DO IT.

        These days, they are seriously more concerned about being culturally sensitive and empathetic than FIXING what is freaking wrong with the patient. You have no clue how to fix them, but you made them feeeel nice. Lou is all like, “I find out what is wrong with you. I fix it. All this other stuff is bullshit.” Some patients hate him. A larger number, the ones who are SICK, tell him he is the only doc (out of many) who ever actually got them BETTER, and think he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.

        • WMCB says:

          Of course it’s not just medicine. Politics and PC and feeeelings rather than objective reality are becoming the focus (and the ruination) of many professions.

  22. The Klown says:

    Fifty Shades Of Soft Core Porn (trailer):

    A Valentines Day chick flick/date movie

    • Constance says:

      I think they picked a bad release date for that movie. Also back when the books were big the (women) students we had at work were reading it and laughing at the writing. I suspect it sold a lot of copies as a conversation piece but it’s past its expiration date. And this was a phenomenon that was one thing in a non-visual book considered by female minds and a completely different thing once run through the distortion of male writers, directors, photographers, editors, costumers, ad writers, etc. I’m expecting that the men in charge used it a license to go crazy with their fabulously fake female perspective inspired by years of exposure to malecentric porn. But time will tell.

      I sure hope there is a fun movie release for Valentines day.

      • Constance says:

        “Shades of Gray” will probably be a hit among “Showgirls” fans and most of them won’t be busy on Valentines day.

        • angienc says:

          Shades of Gray can only hope to touch the feathered boa of the magnificence that is Showgirls.

          • The Klown says:

            Showgirls, the first mainstream movie that dared to show full-frontal stupidity!

          • The Klown says:

            Showgirls ruined Elizabeth Berkley’s career, which really isn’t fair because she didn’t write the scripts or direct it, she just made the mistake of starring in it.

          • Constance says:

            Nah, male minds can crank out that sort of crap given the slightest excuse. It’s like the expression of some primal male brain pattern. I’m convinced that the male dominated media industry puts out such a narrow range of women’s roles not because they are being obstinate or deliberately degrading of women but because that’s all there is in their brains. For the investors sake I hope they had a few women involved in the production but if those women are the sort who ape male behavior to get ahead in a male dominated industry it won’t make a difference.
            For example if I read “shades of gray” to my dog and then put a camera on him and sent him out to film the movie you would get a film with a lot of dog bum sniffing and peeing on random items. If I read Shakespeare to him I would get the same movie because that’s all there is. Same with movies about women or sex made by the male media industry, they make the same crap over and over again because that’s all there is in their heads.

          • threewickets says:

            Hollywood is run by gay horny Jewish mafia business guys. So you see a lot of ‘hot’ leading men and a few idealized women icons.

      • elliesmom says:

        I think it’s being directed by a woman.

    • 1539days says:

      Nobody watched this when it was “Secretary” a decade ago.

  23. mothy67 says:

    Speaking of healthcare deafening silence from the proggies about the doctor who saved countless lives by shooting the psych patient who killed his case worker and then shot the doc. They said he had more ammo and many could have died.


  24. mothy67 says:

    I can not open an Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Bowl to save my life.

  25. WMCB says:

    Author Sarah Hoyt has a piece up on why the current fears of some that “the scary right” is going to take over sci-fi is just silly. (In case you don’t know, indy publishing and Amazon have thrown a big monkey wrench into the PC intelligentsia being able to force conformity in author views, and they have been freaking the fuck out over it.) She goes into how thinking people do not, generally, buy into ANY ideology wholesale. We pick and choose. “I agree with that bit, but not that part.” But the Left is so wrapped up in their worldview being perfect in every aspect, that progs CANNOT have a non-approved thought or position without it threatening the whole. Because prog-ism is, by definition, a monolithic and collective system.

    I’d recommend reading the whole thing (its long) but here’s a taste:

    This is why one of the usual suspects was giving thanks on Twitter for the fact that her bookstore refused to stock “right wing” science fiction, so she was never exposed to “fascist” ideas. (Yes, this is the East German, who manages to be completely oblivious to what “fascist” really means, and thinks libertarian fits there. Because, you know, “Achtung, vi vill take over the vorld and leave you RUTHLESSLY alone.” [Cackles at the thought of the screams of outrage at fake German accent.]) Because you see, ideas are a sort of contamination. If you read the wrong ideas, you might find yourself agreeing with some of them, and then, no matter how minor your agreement, you are forever corrupted. You are no longer “one of the good people.” The thought crime no matter how momentary will cast you into outer darkness.

    Is it any wonder that under them most of science fiction has become about as daring as the Baptist Single Woman’s Social? (Probably less. Some of my friends are Baptist.) Is it any wonder to be accepted as a “progressive writer of science fiction” you have to “speak truth to power” (circa the imaginary fifties that live only in progressives’ heads) in exactly the same way everyone else does, and be forever afraid of putting a foot wrong or having a wrong thought, lest you’re thrown out?

    To the scaredy ( and conformist) cats on the other side of the political fence, I bring good news and bad news.

    The good news is that most of us do not want to “take over” the field. You see, most of us – not being a monolithic block – would have trouble organizing our way out of a paper bag. A lot of us still read people well to the left of us. Heck, to a lot of the right in sf/f, I am well to the left. To others I’m unimaginably right. Oh, and sometimes I’m both to the same person.

    Not having a rigid set of beliefs, if we tried to take over, the Federalists would get in a fight with the Nationalists, the Nationalists would beat the One-Worlder-Libertarians over the head, and the anarchists would denounce all of us.

    So, no, we’re not stealing your trick of proclaiming a platform and demanding everyone follow it.


    • Constance says:

      I love that it is so easy to self publish with E-books. That completely removes the publishing gate keepers of ideas from their power positions. I’m sure they are furious at the loss of power.

      • WMCB says:

        I love reading the comments on her blog. They remind me of us here at TCH.

        Eamon J. Cole | July 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm | Reply
        I really don’t know how Butthurt and her ilk can keep going on with the fascist nonsense. Except in the realm where it’s become just a random insult denoting the really bad with no other definition.

        They might as well be calling us gocklecreedles wherein the definition is “the worstest thing EVAH!” for all the relationship it has to real world meaning.

        Christopher M. Chupik | July 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm | Reply
        What annoys me is how many English words have been abused into utter meaningless. I’m fascist. You’re fascist. Everyone’s fascist. Your haircut? Fascist. The weather? Fascist.

        Eamon J. Cole | July 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm | Reply
        It’s very fascist of you to note this. Besides, you’re purple and everybody knows purple is fascist.

        On top of all that, you have two horns! Vikings had two horns! Vikings were fascist!

        Now I’m going to go ice my brain. The swelling’s bad. The throbbing’s worse.

        Christopher M. Chupik | July 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm | Reply
        Actually, by having two horns like Vikings*, I’m guilty of cultural appropriation.

        *(Note: Vikings did not, in fact, wear horned helmets. By perpetuating this myth, you are guilty of fostering Nordic stereotyping)

        Eamon J. Cole | July 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Reply
        You’re an inappropriate cultural appropriator fascist! And you don’t approve of the wonderful Native People’s mythology? Oppressive fascist.

        I don’t ski, so I don’t know what you think I’m guilty of, but I’m not.

  26. SHV says:

    ” Lou, in residency, had whole stretches of days when he never even went home, ..”
    (War stories) I had been in the hospital for 10 days, called the GF and said I was leaving. Hospital security had towed my car, thought it was abandoned and wanted me to pay $200 to get it back.

    • WMCB says:

      Yup. That’s how it was, back in the day. Total immersion.

      • SHV says:

        After giving it some thought, your husband and I have had the privilege/luck of working during the best decades in American medicine. Perhaps there will be another best time in the future but it won’t be in my lifetime.

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  28. 1539days says:

    I wrote a blog post about why Islamists suck from a moral absolutist standpoint.


    • 49erDweet says:

      I read that column and your comment and to me they seemed somewhat purple, and almost………….how do you say it?……………….fascist.

  29. trapped in the green room although i did put a huffingpoo link in my long response to 49erDweet. help me…..

  30. Out, thanks. Its so stuffy in there.

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