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Archive for 3 April 2012
sigh… Just when I thought the bad times were over….there just HAD to be one more issue to pile on. Apparently, when I went to see my heart doc yesterday, she saw something she didn’t like. Hmmm… Might have something to do with that excruciating pain I have been having over the last couple of months? Who knows, but she has decided she is going to do another heart cath. Had one before she wired me up for my internal mp3 player…..aka pace maker. It wasn’t too bad cuz, well, I was knocked out and didn’t much care. Heh.
In case ya don’t know what a heart cath is, she knocks me out, and shoves a wire up through the big vein in my right thigh, and that wire gets pushed up into my heart. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Oh, yippee! So, anyway, this is suppose to take place at dawn’s crack on Thursday. What she told me is that it is possible there is a blockage, which has caused the pain. Ok. If that is the case, while they have me knocked out, they’ll be shoving a balloon up there too, and put in a stent. Now, my brother and my brother in law have both had stents, and both of ‘em are doing pretty good now, so I’m not concerned. Well, not much. Hmmm… Come to think of it, after my brother had the stents, he ended up having a heart attack. Crap! Why did I think of that? SHEESH! But he’s ok now, proud grandpa and all that!
I spent nearly 4 hours at the doc’s office yesterday, 2 different tests, with 2 hours of waiting, and another 2 hours, 45 minute wait, there today. UGH! According to what the tech said, my legs look good today. At least on the inside. On the outside? Well, we won’t go there.
I did learn something interesting yesterday when she was doing the sonogram type thingy on my heart. Evidently, they get the best pictures of the heart on diabetics and black men. She had no idea why that is so, but I thought it was interesting.
So, now y’all are up to date. I’ve had real life invade, and it’s definitely interfered with my computer life.
Obama Slams Supreme Court over Obamacare
The highest elected official in the United States dished out an extra helping of irony yesterday when, in speaking at a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Barack Obama slammed the Supreme Court as an “unelected group of people” who will have turned to “judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint” if they strike down Obamacare.
The President’s remarks imply that the Court, were it to rule the individual mandate unconstitutional, would be acting recklessly in undertaking judicial review of Congress’ unprecedented use of the Commerce Clause to force Americans to buy health care or pay a penalty. The irony in all this is that this President has presided over an Administration that is the epitome of recklessly abusing power, at times in flagrant violation of the Constitution, and has empowered unelected bureaucrats to write scads of new regulations impacting nearly every corner of American life.