Thursday, April 16, 2009

Would you like some tea with that?

I REALLY wanted to go. I so wanted to go. It is so disappointing to me that I couldn't, but my friends went, and had a marvelous time.
That's right, I have friends




About 300 turned out, from what I hear, and an excellent time was had by all. I, on the other hand, made various suppers, soothed the stormy masses and laid them gently to bed, listened with rapt and adoring attention to my brilliant husband, scrubbed my kitchen floor by hand, and took my prenatal vitimin so that this next baby will be really strong and smart and able to withstand the crazy politics of his (maybe her) day. In short, I upheld the conservative ideal in my own home. And on that note, I'm now going to go bake some bread and plant a garden (just kidding).

10 comments:

Jill C. said...

So there's a time and a season for everything! Maybe when you're a grandma (like me) you'll be out there with your picket sign! Who knows what we'll be up against by then, eh? ;o

Kate said...

I don't mind having my wealth spread a little, since it means nobody in my country has to forgo going to the doctor when they get sick.

Good Shepherd Weekly said...

unless they get too sick and the government cannot justify the expense...

Kate said...

Not the way it works here, in Ontario. The doctors are independent businessmen. They see me, do what they need to do, and then bill the government (on a fee for service basis), which then pays them. The doctors make the medical decisions, not the government. Even if it were as you say, I would rather have a system where everyone has some coverage than one where some people have lots and some have none.

TeacherMommy said...

I can't believe you're doing all that (scrubbing your kitchen floor ON YOUR KNEES, woman??) with four kids already and another on the way. What, you TRYING to make me hate you?!? :P

R said...

NHS. No more needs be said. Except possibly 'RUN.'

Then again, maybe I've only seen the scary bits of it. I'm sure it must be helpful for some people, somewhere..... I just haven't met anyone..... So far it seems anyone with any smarts goes private (if, for example, they don't want to amputate, or actually want a diagnosis, or...) Heh.

Kate said...

You have now. I am thankful I live in a country where I don't have to be worried about being bankrupted by a major illness.

Good Shepherd Weekly said...

And I am thankful to live in a country where I don't have to go to a doctor's office run by the same organization that brings us the DMV

Dale said...

The medical insurance companies in America are worse than any DMV I've ever had to deal with. The DMV has to follow rules, the medical insurance companies get to write their own.

I was in England and got pneumonia, and was able to see a NHS doctor within two hours of calling, and got antibiotics straight away, and it cost me LESS as an American to get sick in England than a doctor visit and a scrip would have cost me with my medical insurance in the USA.

Geri said...

As a grandmother I couldn't attend our local tea party because I was caring for two of my grands so that both parents could work and pay for the medical insurance for their family. The poor in our country have medicaid. The illegals have emergency medicaid. A lot of people in this country have no insurance because they choose not to work or because they prefer to spend their money on other things. The government is not responsible for providing my family with healthcare.