Sunday, January 23, 2011

January Madness!!

What a crappy beginning to the New Year.
The killings in Tucson, just wiped me out.
This attack was bound to happen eventually.
Do I blame the hate speech from the right? No..
I wish it was that simple.
We are dealing with a young man obviously
suffering from un diagnosed Paranoid Schizophrenia, who was able to get a 9 millimeter glock.
A gun that would have been outlawed if George Bush had not allowed the assault ban to expire.
I blame the Gun lobby, and anyone who has voted to cut funds to all medical care including mental Illness.

I worked many years ago as a Psychiatric Tech at the state mental hospital in my home town.
This was back in the days when Thorazine was one of the early Psychiatric drugs.
With the drugs they have today many of our mentally ill are able to live on their own.
This includes a cousin of mine who has suffered from this illness for over 40 years.
He is one of the lucky ones who can take clozapine, which has literally saved his life.
He lives a very productive life in a residential home.
Many others could be helped if they can get the medical assistance they need.

We finally have a Governor in this state that cares about people.
Those that need the aid are going to get help within a couple months.
Aid that our former Governor Tim Pawlenty refused to sign on too.
His dreams of being President were put first over the people of our state.

Check the NAMI website it will explain more.

I received a request this past week from friend "Riot Kitty" she is going to walk again this year to raise money for NAMI in Oregon.

Feel free Kitty to post your Information here.

I have posted it on my face book and my check is in the mail.

Tuesday night President Obama will deliver his State of the Union speech.
I am hoping he will knock the ball out of the park this time.
The only way the Republicans will even consider compromise and stop their hate speech
is if Obama continues to climb in the polls.

Maybe the hate speech wasn't responsible this time, but if it continues it will be next time.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Winter Blues!

I can't seem to get motivated, even though I have a very busy week coming up.
I think it is the lack of sunshine and the below 0 wind chills out side.
It has been a long time since we have had a winter like this one.
Overall I am a winter person, we even got married in January.
I hate the heat and humidity of the summer and have no desire to go anywhere if it
has a humid climate.
But I have had my moments lately where I wish I was spending a few days in Southern California.
Until, I talked to my cousin who has been there since before Christmas and said the weather has been miserable.
I guess I'll just have to enjoy the few minutes the sun peeks through the clouds for now.
The holidays are passed, and I have to get back into a routine.
I have Doctor appointments and meetings this month.

Tomorrow night is the big party celebrating our new Governor, I thought about going for about two seconds, but decided I would just stay home and toast him from here.
I will miss the walleye and wild rice and the Sweet Martha cookies and seeing all the happy faces.

Maybe running woman will bring me a doggy bag.