Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Bit and A Bit

Getting more stuff to my house. I, a cousin, and an old family friend will be taking care of some big things tomorrow. The old friend helped Dad with his household projects for years so he knows the place better than I do. Dad is hanging tough but we aren't kidding ourselves about it.

Friday evening we had a late truckdriver come in so I had to handle it. He was from Canada and he needed to get some paperwork faxed to his crossing point so he could get through quicker. As I was escorting him through the office area he said "This place is a maze." I replied "Not really. It's all L shaped and you ought to see all our hospitals." He then said, "Not anymore. Our hospital just closed." and inquired why and he said "Not enough doctors and nurses to staff them anymore." I snorted and said "And the experts here want to copy your system." He said "I hope Americans aren't that stupid. I need stomach surgery badly. I can barely eat and I'm on a waiting list for treatment." I suppose there are Canadians who love their system but I just met one who is suffering because of it. How many more are there?

I didn't watch but a few minutes of the Superbowl but I love this commercial.


I read some of the angry reactions to this posting and they just don't realize. Any cause can become oppressive when people lose perspective and respect for others. All too many can see only a threat from the other side. I can't ever be oppressive because I'm a progressive. That is why I am suspicious of people like Rand who are as far off the mark as Marx was, just in the opposite direction.

16 Comments:

Blogger Joe said...

When my wife and I saw this ad, she turned to me and said, "That's just where we're heading. What's the joke?"

7:33 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I said the same thing, Joe!

10:59 PM  
Blogger Z said...

That's not what I SAID! I said "Hey, they actually mocked GREEN on television...this is my favorite ad EVER!" :-)

11:12 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

One of the Canadian ministers is coming to the US for surgery because they do not offer the surgery in Canada

8:38 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Dad is hanging tough but we aren't kidding ourselves about it.

Cherish the time you have with your father.

10:27 AM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

I thought it was a SARC-at first- until the car w/ the 'rings on the front' (won't give it any more ad time) got a pass by the green police...
The ad was a good warning though :-)
I hear that Denmark has banned all trans fats---there go my Danish butter cookies...
C-CS

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Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

And there's a perfect example of your Perfect ObamaKare.

The ad: it actually mocks the crap out of the Religious Left. I enjoyed it.

BZ

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