How many folks hate Hilary Clinton, or Dick Cheney, or Michael Moore? How many folks have looked at specifically what it is they don't like about these folks?
I used to buy into the incessant commentary about Hillary, until I started to listen to her, and make up my own mind. She's an amazingly well-spoken and intelligent politician, and I believe one of the few democrats who knows how to successfully navigate the hazards of senatorial, and presidential politics.
I never hated Michael Moore. Since I first saw Roger & Me, and then the sequel, Pets or Meat, I have found him to be a brilliant documentarian, despite some of his sloppy generalizations, and even despite his sloppy appearance.
His latest, Sicko, is his best yet. Watching this movie, I realized there is no valid reason, other than the lobbying efforts of the American Medical Association, and the prescription drug companies, that we shouldn't have a nationalized health care program in this country. I know there are some points of contention in his movie, but even taking those into consideration, it is still vastly clear that national health care is the only solution to our current state of medical care, prescription drug costs, and the medically uninsured in this country.
How many of you have recently started getting every medical claim denied on first submission, only to get it paid with a second submission? That seems to be the way Aetna (my medical insurer) is trying to save on medical claims lately.
Back when Hillary first started looking into national healthcare, the big scare tactic was, "Do you want the government deciding what medical procedures you can have or can't?", and now all I can say is I'd rather have the government making those decisions, than a company whose only goal is making a profit, at the expense of my good health.
If you haven't seen Sicko yet, I highly recommend it. I can only hope it will change a lot of minds about this issue.
I was able to finish two scarves, and got the ribbing done for the back of the new Aran sweater design.
This first scarf, I am very proud of. I took two yarns (a Brown Sheep yarn and a JoAnn's Fabric eyelash yarn) that were impossible to work with, and made a very nice looking scarf.
The second scarf is another one using the Louisa Harding yarn Impressions. The yarn and resulting scarf are both beautiful, soft and warm.
Once I've started in earnest on the Aran sweater, I will start posting pictures.
Cal writes, "...that frisbee must look gorgeous in flight. What does Nico make of it?"
It does look kind of cool flying with the points in or out. Nico takes an immediate interest when it's thrown, but quickly loses interest when he sees what it is up close. Typical cat.