CHRISTINA OXENBERG…..PAINTS WITH WORDS

I read Christina Oxenberg’s latest KONK column in E-Blast this morning. Her writing continues to amaze! Outstanding! She does with a keyboard what an artist does with a brush. The written words descriptive.

She wrote in today’s E-Blast about a recent visit to Big Pine. Irma struck in early September. Its mark on Big Pine still visible.

Christina’s description of the area speaks for itself. Support my position re her unique talent.

An “apocalyptic scene…..blocks with nothing but the innards of homes…..one house stands and his neighbor is obliterated…..twisters snapping tree trunks and hurling them like javelins.”

Today and tomorrow good times to visit Bayview Park. The Annual Seafood Festival sponsored by the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association.

Great eating! Do not miss!

The State of Florida went with the Confederacy, except for one small part. Key West. Key West remained with the Union. Strategically important because of Fort Taylor’s location near Key West.

The Union retained Fort Taylor because of the prompt action by one man. Captain James M. Brannan, Commandant of the Army Barracks. He marched his men to Fort Taylor and took command of the Fort.

Fluctuating weather these days in Key West. The cold spell last week. The beginning of a new cold spell today. The high today will be 71, tonight 56 (cold!). Tomorrow, worse. Sixty five by day and 58 at night. It will remain cold for several days.

Whenever it is unusually cold up north, it is cold in Key West.

There was a time I enjoyed having a woman next to me in bed for sex. These days I would be happy to have one for body heat.

I continue to believe Trump poorly treated Puerto Rico because the people are of color. Puerto Rico still trying to get out from under. It will take years.

Trump never seems to be aware of incidental ramifications that could develop because of his failures.

U.S. hospitals have an insufficient supply of medically filled bags. Saline bags, nutrient solution bags and the like. Why? Because Puerto Rican plants produced the items. Irma and Maria put the bag plants almost totally out of business. The production situation remains fragile.

The end result is American hospitals and emergency rooms are suffering. Especially in the heavy flu season being experienced. A crisis situation. There are those that will die because of the lack of the bags.

I am a fallen away Catholic. Believe in an Almighty. Question and despair at actions of the Catholic Church.

Priests and pedophilia was earth shattering for this product of a Catholic grammar school, high school, and college.

I was taught in grammar and high schools by nuns. Brown Franciscans (robes brown) and Sisters of Charity. It never dawned on me that none were black.

There were no Whoopi Goldbergs. Recall Sister Act and Sister Act 2.

A recent study reflects of the intentional failure to admit those of color to the nunnery. The Catholic Church was discriminatory.

It’s amazing. The older I get, the more I live and learn. The Church discriminating against black women before and patient dumping which follows. Also known as hospital dumping. Patients are being thrown out of hospitals because they cannot pay. I am not referring to emergency room care.

The situation came to my attention because of a patient “dumped” at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The weather cold. Thirty degrees. A 22 year old black woman wheel chaired by four security personnel to a bus stop and left. Attired only in a flimsy hospital gown and socks.

Were it not for a psychotherapist leaving his office building across the street, this incident might never have come to light. He tried to help, get the hospital personnel to take her back inside. They refused. Smartly, he recorded everything on his cell phone and then went viral with it on Facebook.

The accidental guardian angel called 911. The police came. They got the hospital to take the woman back in.

The hospital administrator accepted responsibility for the hospital. Described the incident as a failure and isolated incident.

The story initiated a series of internet stories revealing patient dumping somewhat commonplace in the United States.

An in your face reason for the U.S. adopting universal health care. Medicare for all!

Enjoy your day!

 

 

6 comments on “CHRISTINA OXENBERG…..PAINTS WITH WORDS

  1. “An in your face reason for the U.S. adopting universal health care. Medicare for all!”

    You MUST be kidding?

    Are most “hospitals” Gooferment entities?

    And the answer to the problem of “dumping” is putting Gooferment in charge of healthcare!

    Seriously?!

    Look at the British NHS, the wait times in Canada, the Veterans Administration, the (USA) Indian Health Service. Then tell me you want more Gooferment “healthcare”?

    I want be free and allow good people to help others. I don’t want to pay for more Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats to abuse people.

    Medicare is a disaster. And Florida with all the “senior citizens” is a hotbed of fraud and abuse. If seniors were paying there’d be zero fraud, ever see them divide up a check in a restaurant?

    Argh!

    • You are just plain WRONG on just about EVERY part of this, including you’re attempt at humor about seniors dividing up a check in a restaurant. All BS right wing talking points, thoroughly debunked on a regular basis.

      The disaster with Medicare fraud is almost always brought about with corrupt and unregulated companies (think Rick Scott), not with actual users. Ask almost anyone actually using Medicare, it works so much better than typical free market Health Care EVER did/does, Except for “Part D” which is mostly free market and a total mess.

  2. michael on January 13, 2018 at 5:29 pm said:
    You are just plain WRONG on just about EVERY part of this, including you’re attempt at humor about seniors dividing up a check in a restaurant. All BS right wing talking points, thoroughly debunked on a regular basis.

    The disaster with Medicare fraud is almost always brought about with corrupt and unregulated companies (think Rick Scott), not with actual users. Ask almost anyone actually using Medicare, it works so much better than typical free market Health Care EVER did/does, Except for “Part D” which is mostly free market and a total mess.
    end quote

    Typical BS from you. What planet do you really live on.

  3. “I am a fallen away Catholic. Believe in an Almighty. Question and despair at actions of the Catholic Church.”

    Me 2. But I remember this from Manhattan Prep Latin class:

    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” — Marcus Aurelius

    Maybe this was intentional by the good Brother who taught us?

    Dona Nobis Pacem

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