Saturday, May 13, 2017

Why John Cornyn is 45’s perfect choice for FBI director

The New York Times reported Friday that John Cornyn was one of the four candidates under consideration to replace James Comey, the fired FBI director. Although the story indicted that the senior senator from Texas was happy to stay in the United States Senate, there is a strong argument that the Republicans would get a broader benefit from such a move compared to the other candidates.

First, make no mistake. Despite all precedent, the illegitimate president’s goal will be to make this a political appointment. It won’t be based on competence or understanding of law enforcement as much as the Cheato-in-Chief’s main criterion: loyalty. That will drive the new director to support and implement partisan approaches to the FBI’s tasks. And among those four, who better than someone who has placed party before country and campaign contributors before constituents? Cornyn.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Let's dox Mac the Hack

OK, gang, I am taking a quick break to post something for my friends in the Panhandle. As many know, Mac Thornberry represents the worst of America, a politician bought and paid for by the right wing. He is a Koch sucker. He also just voted to kill the old, the poor and the other “least of them,” no doubt thinking he is a Christian. Those of you who want to let him know how you feel about his representation can’t because he doesn’t want to know. And to that end, he makes it impossible to reach his office.

Don’t despair. George is here. Mac’s palatial digs by the Potomac are at: 819 Elaine Court, Alexandria, VA 22308.

Let's let Paul Ryan know we hate him

Paul D Ryan
Janna L Ryan
700 St. Lawrence ave.
Janesville, WI 53545 

PO BOX 771
Janesville WI  53547-0771

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Savor the oxymoron

As I no longer consider myself a resident of Amarillo, I suppose I could be quiet about this.

But, c’mon, y’all. You know me.

I just caught up with today’s main editorial in the Amarillo Globe-News and once again, the execrable stupidity, in this case, is a public health hazard. The editorial is trying to draw an unintelligible parallel between auto accidents and a dangerous disease, thus, “Compared to recent national media-overblown reports of deadly illnesses such as Ebola (fewer than 10 people were quarantined in Amarillo from West Africa in January 2015 in order to be monitored for Ebola virus symptoms), the most dangerous thing most of us will ever come into contact with is a steering wheel and a gas pedal.”

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Who will lead a reform of health care?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants more transparency from the private accrediting agencies that inspect health care facilities, according to a report in ProPublica.

The major private accrediting organization, The Joint Commission, has for years evaluated facilities that, under federal rules, would serve as proxies for the state inspection of how well the facility is performing. If awarded accreditation, the facility would be eligible for reimbursement for Medicare and Medicaid. This is known as “deemed” status. But, as the ProPublica story points out, this system is deeply flawed.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Another diversion from treason with Russia

Am I the only one who thinks the President Bannon/45 “armada” headed toward the Korean peninsula was a Kabuki Dance?

Friday, April 14, 2017

Why are hospital administrators gutless?

As a 1969 graduate of the old hospital administration program at the University of Iowa, I follow how hospitals handle a wide range of issues. The history of hospitals in the United States, from the first one in Philadelphia founded by Ben Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond until the contamination of the U.S. health care system by the Republican and Ronald Reagan, reflected a sense of community and charitable behavior. Nonprofit corporations and religious sponsorship dominated the hospital sector; and, the behavior of the leadership in the industry reflected that philosophy.

Which is why this story caught my eye.