Saturday, October 25, 2008

Please, make the pain go away.

What? Srsly? I have to suppress the urge to jab an ice pick into my ears every time I hear this woman speak.



No you ignorant, vapid twit, that is NOT the job of the VPOTUS. You will not be "in charge of" the United States Senate. Article 1 of the Constitution clearly states "The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided." And that is something that Dick "Personification of Evil" Cheney has done only eight times. VPOTUS can preside over floor debate in the senate, but that is usually done by the president pro tempore and often done by first-term senators.

And for all of you out there who whine and bitch about how she is inaccurately portrayed by the main stream media, please, take off your tinfoil hats so you can hear better. The woman is just plain flat out stupid. We would be better served by Forrest Gump than this ignorant airhead.



h/t to the Angry Black Bitch for this one.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Word.

Awesomest. Headline. Evar!

h/t to Marko

Also, Marko pretty much sums up my thoughts on the folks doing their best to win me over to their particular brand of dark side

Friday, October 17, 2008

Super Awesome

Just go and read here at Atomic Nerds.

Warning, many F-bombs are to be found in the above linked post.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hello,

My name is MedicMatthew and I'm a swing voter.

I'm sick of this election. I want it to be over with, but most importantly with the end of the election I would like to see the end of the chronic asshattery that we have been plagued with for the past few months in the blogosphere. Whining and bitching about something that you have no control over does not bring about a favorable result, it just makes you look like a complete twatsicle. There will always be a group of people kept down by the government I just have to decide which part of my life do I want suppressed. Do I want to vote McCain and keep my guns but be left with the patriot act allowing the .gov the ability to know everything and anything about me or do I want to vote Obama and maybe sorta possibly kinda have the issue of marriage perhaps sorta laid out on the table if and when the table may or may not exist all while the man decides that my guns are eeevil and must be regulated.

So, I'll break it down to the issues that are important to me and what I think of each candidates stance.

Running Mate - Obama, but only out of ignorance of Biden
McCain- Palin is to out & out stupid as Cheney is to the personification of evil
Obama- I honestly don't know enough about Biden.

Iraq - Obama-ish
McCain- Oh HELL to the NO
Obama- Meh, not so much either. You can't remove the only stabilizing faction from the region and expect it not to fall to shit.

Healthcare - Meh
I can't say I really agree with either of them. Frankly, I'm all for natural selection. Its all about triage folks, there are three rules to healthcare 1.) people die 2.) you can't change rule #1 3.) Shit happens. We, as healthcare providers will do our job to save your ass, but if you can't afford the best & the brightest then it really isn't my problem.

Gun Control - McCain
McCain- yes.
Obama- Get fisted, cocksmooch. You have no actual facts to back up your argument that guns are eeevil

Economy - meh
we're all generally screwed either way.

Trade - Obama
McCain - dead fish on this issue
Obama - wants to renegotiate NAFTA to include labor & environmental issues to level the playing field for American workers

Same Sex Marriage - tough call as I believe it is a states right issue, but I don't agree with Obamas semantics, though I do believe here he will be the lesser of two evils
McCain- is in favor of same sex marriage being a states right issue, but supported a same sex marriage ban in his home state.
Obama- while Obama is the better option here I still don't completely agree with him when he says that marriage is a religious bond and domestic partnership is a legal agreement. We live in a democracy, not a theocracy. Yes, marriage is a religious bond sanctified by the church and domestic partnership is a legal agreement, if this is the case then we should stop the practice of state issued marriage licenses and change them to state issued domestic parnerships.

Immigration - Obama, again the lesser of two evils
McCain- grant citizenship to the 12-20 million illegals in this country? Fuck. No.
Obama- wants to Improve border security; Increase the number of legal immigrants; Crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants; Enable undocumented workers to voluntarily pay a fine, learn english, and get in line for legal citizenship; Fix the immigration bureaucracy; Provide additional economic assistance to Mexico

Patriot Act - Obama, I can support him more than someone who wants to blanketly invade my personal space
McCain- voted to extend the patriot act.
Obama- fence sitter


So who will I vote for?
I can honestly say I have never had the opportunity to vote for a candidate who I strongly believed in. Again I find myself having to decide who is the lesser of two evils on the biggest issues. When it comes down to individual liberty I'm honestly not sure which way to go. Obama is willing to leave me alone and grant the equality of marriage. McCain is willing to not fuck with the second amendment, but at least he leaves same sex marriage as a states right issue. I really do wish that the candidates would speak their minds instead of pandering to what they think the average American wants them to support.

I also have to consider the fact that I genuinely hate Sarah Palin and probably wouldn't piss on her if she were on fire. What kind of mother can you be for your children as VPOTUS? She has a 17 year old daughter who is pregnant who is seriously going to need a mom in the coming months and she has a small child with down's syndrome. As someone who believes in real family values the only option for her that I could respect would be for her to finish her term as the Alaskan governor and be a mother to her children.

The more I think about it the more I want to find a cabin in the woods, miles from civilization and just have the opportunity to be left the fuck alone.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Stub, post to follow later

The service I work at covers over 2800 square miles of Western Maine.I'm on shift today at the centrally located base, the one that historically has been the crutch for the system. First thing in the morning I had to report to the ED as an evaluator for a disasater drill. When that was done we moved north back to our base. Shortly thereafter the call goes out for a mountain rescue so we shift north farther to cover that base, unbeknownst to us there was a second mountain rescue going on in another base's district. Crews were split, people were moved and here I sit. Assuming I don't end up on any other calls I will have travelled 176.5 miles from home to work and back again with several stops along the way. This isn't a great distance as I've done one way transfers longer than this, but the remoteness of the region lends an interesting air to things.
Anyhow, when I'm better rested and have don't have the threat of being called out again I'll post a better record of the days events

Friday, October 10, 2008

Gaining Ground

The Connecticut Supreme Court rules 4-3 that the state can no longer bar same-sex couples from marrying!

We're gaining ground little by little, but we're gaining nonetheless. And for if any of my four readers here have an issue with same-sex marriage I have one piece of advice: Don't marry someone of the same sex. If you honestly believe that my right to get married would somehow degrade the sanctity of your own marriage then you are too stupid to reproduce.

The statistics are a couple of years old but per the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics:
Marriage rate is 7.5 per 1,000 total population (50 states & DC reporting
Divorce rate is 3.6 per 1,000 total population (46 states & DC reporting)

That's 48% folks.
Sanctity of marriage: ur doin' it rong.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Things that make the BP go up.

This started out as a comment over at ER Stories, go read it, come back and then you can read my rant.

Ok, back to the original post. At what point did we lose sight of the fact that this patient's condition was not an emergency that necessitated the use of resources of the emergency department.

To borrow from Johnnie & Roy...
"Let me explain something to you about paramedics. We respond to emergency situations, life threatening situations, you know, like dying."

Pain in and of itself is not an emergency. Pain can be an indicator of a medical emergency, but the presence of pain itself is not an emergency. Also, take into consideration something else that society has lost view of- sometimes life just sucks and we experience pain. Put things in to perspective for yourself, you're in pain in the comfort of an American hospital with the resources available to make you feel better despite your ability to pay. Life could always be worse. You could be laying in pain on the battlefield with half of an appendage missing and legitimately wondering if you're going to survive the day.
While I'm ranting let me add that obesity is always someone's fault. Ya know what, I'm fat, it is my own damned fault. Unless you are being tied down and force fed those Ho-ho's & Twinkies then obesity is your own damned fault. And for fuck sake, do not blame your fatness on a medical condition, if you had half a brain you would take control of your own health and combat that medical condition that caused you to pack on the pounds. It all boils down to responsibility folks. Take responsibility for yourself and shut the fuck up already.
I am so sick of whiny cry-babies, suck it up and get over yourself.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ms. Palin, you see there are these four rules...

Why is her finger on the trigger?!?




Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures

I'd be asking the same question if it were Barack Obama in the picture, but we all know he wouldn't pick up a gun to begin with, so if you're going to call this biased, then please, suck it.

And so it begins...

A few weeks ago I wrote about my great concern with moving back and working again in the community in which I grew up. It only took two shifts at this station for me to encounter a patient that I know. While it is very nice to hear a husband say to his wife "Oh thank goodness its MedicMatthew that's here!" and it warms my heart to know that I'm able to provide some level of comfort to people with my presence, lets hope this doesn't become a trend.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Oh how I love The Daily Show

From last night's episode 09/30/2008
Yeah, I know it is a wee bit biased, suck it.

Child of the 80's?

Thanks to Chris Leavins over at Cute With Chris for this one. I am *totally* going to find & scan a school picture of me to submit to this blog.

Hell to the yeah.